Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – MALEVOLENT SADNESS (The Prophet’s Mother) by Julian Coleman

MALEVOLENT SADNESS Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for MALEVOLENT SADNESS, the second book in the adult thriller/horror series, The Prophet’s Mother, by Julian M. Coleman. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

MALEVOLENT SADNESS (The Prophet’s Mother #2) by Julian Coleman

MALEVOLENT SADNESS (The Prophet’s Mother #2) by Julian Coleman

About the Book
Title: MALEVOLENT SADNESS
Series: The Prophet’s Mother #2
Author: Julian Coleman
Release Date: June 24, 2017
Genre: Adult Thriller/Horror
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Synopsis
***Contains Graphic Violence/Adult Content***

A new paranormal suspense thriller from the WINNER of The Independent Author Network 2016 OUTSTANDING BOOK of the YEAR. Can a detective save a Prophet from a monster? Harry is an Army veteran who survived a childhood tragedy and tough years in foster care. Today, he’s a pragmatic and no-nonsense Homicide detective investigating the Victor Adamson kidnapping. As he digs for leads, Harry realizes he’s in the middle of a dark conspiracy, and his life is in jeopardy. His only option is to save Victor. But to do that, he must embrace the supernatural. He has to believe monsters are real. If he doesn’t, then both he and Victor may die.

 

 

 

 

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Excerpt #3
The shadow woman floated upward. Her elegant ascent was the most beautiful thing Harry had ever seen. Outside the wind screamed like a lost soul in perpetual torment. There was an inhuman quality in the sound, which convinced Harry he’d lost any chance of reasoning with Evie.

Edgar dipped inside a pocket and pulled out a stone. It was black, larger than a half-dollar, and etched with gold symbols. Edgar grinned without a glimmer of humor as he held up the stone like a talisman.

“I hope you rot in hell!” Edgar said as he faced down the specter.

She didn’t recoil.

As she floated closer, Edgar’s bravado wavered. Outside the wind’s fierceness kicked up and the soulful moan sounded more pained.

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Author Julian Coleman

Author Julian Coleman

About the Author
I’m a Paranormal/Supernatural Award Winning author who grew up in Richmond, Virginia. As a child I suffered from night terrors. I’m sure you’ve heard of sleep paralysis which leaves you with the inability to move or speak. There are those of us who not only suffer the paralysis, but we see and hear horrible creatures. Most of the time, I had the good sense to keep my eyes closed. Yes, most of the time. Tell me, who wants to have nightmares about demons?

As I grew older, I realized some demons may not be hideous. To this day, I believe true evil is seductive, even beautiful. Unfortunately there are bad things you can’t outgrow. You learn to cope. I did that by writing about demons who will sip your soul while giving you a kiss.

As an adult I also discovered that love transcends nightmares. I’m a dog lover and on several fortunate occasions my dogs entered my dream realm and saved me. The author in me couldn’t resist, so in addition to writing about seductive demons, I’ve penned a tale about a mischievous pooch. If you want a chuckle then read about my canine diva. But…you may want to take a darker path with me. You may want to meet my demons. If that’s the case, then I want you to be scared with me. Is that wrong? I don’t just want to scare you, though. I want you to care about my characters. Because if you care about them, then you will be afraid for them too. Who knows, you could have nightmares about beautiful demons, too.

Where to Find Julian Coleman
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – 13 (The LIST) by Rhonda James

13 Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for 13, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, LIST, by Rhonda James. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

13 (LIST #2) by Rhonda James

13 (LIST #2) by Rhonda James

About the Book
Title: 13
Series:  LIST #2
Author: Rhonda James
Release Date: May 11, 2018
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
“Fake it till you make it.”

A notion I once considered utterly ridiculous. Until one crazy night with a mysterious man resulted in a social media frenzy that had the entire entertainment industry talking. Seems a fake marriage was just what my career needed to make Hollywood come knocking.

Convincing him to continue the charade was almost too easy. The chemistry between us made it impossible to keep my hands to myself. But it was all just pretend, right? Love was never in the script.

That is, until he re-wrote it.

13 Reasons You Should Stay:
1. I’m crazy about you
2. I make you laugh
3. You totally dig me

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Excerpt #1
Tiny was in Panama City. In my living room. Boy, she looked angry as all get out. Not sure why, but seeing her angry turned me on.

She’d been on my mind from the moment I’d woken up, but I never thought I’d be holding her in my arms again this soon. If ever. It was as if thinking about her had conjured her up. While it felt great to be holding her this way, the look on her face told me she would rather be anywhere but here.

The flare of her nostrils was a clear indicator that not only had she not come looking for me, but she was actually pissed off to find me here. Little did she know I wasn’t going anywhere. If she was that unhappy, she could haul her tight little ass back to Mount Pleasant or New York, or wherever the hell she’d come from. She might leave mad, but I’d sure as hell enjoy the view of her ass as she walked away.

She glowered at me, mouth hanging open, and then proceeded to rip me a new one.

In all fairness, she at least tried to.

“You!” She jabbed a manicured nail at the center of my chest. Blue eyes narrowed into slits as she poked me again. “What the hell are you doing here? Did you follow me? I knew I should have made sure you were really asleep. I can’t believe I actually trusted someone like you, oozing all that southern charm, and those freakishly hot dance moves. Just who the hell do you think you are?”

She tried poking me again, but I closed my fist around her delicate hand and tried not to laugh at her attempt at being a hardass. All of five-four, skin tanned and wearing only a bikini top and shorts, she was anything but intimidating. Cute? Yes. Sexy? Definitely. Intimidating? Not a chance in hell.

Hard as I tried, I couldn’t keep myself from smirking.

A nervous laugh stuttered past her lips as she shook her head. “You… you are so smug.” She backed up until her back met the counter and she had nowhere else to go. “You think you can come up in here and win me over with a few winks and those damn dimples.” As if on command, my smile widened, and I felt both dimples pop. “Stop that right now!”

“I haven’t the foggiest idea what you’re talking about.” I countered her dirty look with a wink and followed it up with another smirk just because I loved her sassy mouth.

“That right there!” She lunged forward and tried swiping her thumb over my lips. “Don’t you dare smirk at me, Mr. ‘I’m So Innocent.’ I don’t know what kind of game you were playing last night, but I suspect you got me drunk just so you could take advantage of me.”

What the…

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Author Rhonda James

Author Rhonda James

About the Author
Rhonda is an Amazon bestselling romance author who strives to create a book boyfriend for all her readers. She’s married and lives in Michigan with her family. In her spare time you can find her talking to readers, getting lost in a new book, or just spending time with her family.

 

 

 

 

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Where to Find Rhonda James
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – BLESSING OF LUNA (Wolf Gods) by Blaise Ramsay

BLESSING OF LUNA Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for BLESSING OF LUNA, the first book in the adult paranormal romance series, Wolf Gods, by Blaise Ramsay. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

BLESSING OF LUNA (Wolf Gods #1) by Blaise Ramsay

BLESSING OF LUNA (Wolf Gods #1) by Blaise Ramsay

About the Book
Title: BLESSING OF LUNA
Series: Wolf Gods #1
Author: Blaise Ramsay
Release Date: April 20, 2018
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Lonely. That’s how it felt when Damien Pierce returned to Big Timber, Montana. It had been his childhood home until the day he was hit by a speeding car only to learn he wasn’t badly hurt. The experience landed him the label of the town freakshow. 
Following the death of his foster mom, Damien soon disconnected from the world around him. That was at least, until he met her. She looked human but something about made her appear otherworldly to him. He knew he shouldn’t but he wanted her. He would do anything to get to know her. To have her.

Jillian Styles was immortal. Cursed by a dark god never to find rest. A shifter capable of taking the form of a beautiful wolf. She had searched for her lover’s reincarnated soul for centuries only to find he was nowhere to be found. When she meets Damien, her world is turned upside down. She falls in love with him instantly and begins to pursue him.

However, Damien soon learns the darker part of Jill’s world. He finds himself on the hit list of the same vampire Lord responsible for killing Jill’s lover and reigniting the flames of an old war. His daughter desires Damien and vows to have him at any cost.

With the help of Alexander Kain, the mysterious wolf shifting soldier, Damien will learn what he thought he knew was only tip of the paranormal iceberg. He soon finds himself in the eyes of a vindictive and rage-filled dark god.

If you like hot lycanthrope guys, overly possessive vampire chicks, vindictive gods, strong female leads and some hot sex scenes, this book is for you. 

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Excerpt #2
Kain led Damien to his tent. “Forgive my intrusion on your time with Jillian. I wanted to tell you one last thing before the fight. Holt nearly mentioned it in the meeting but I stopped him because it wasn’t the time or the place.”

“What is it?” Damien replied, curious.

“The dark secret of the vampire noble. As it is with us, the vampire nobles and high class have the ability to change into more powerful forms. Unlike lycans however, they only have a single transformation. I have only seen it once in my many years but it is very formidable.”

Kain pulled a box out from under a pile of old books and blankets. It was covered in dust as though Kain had been trying to bury the memory.

Laying it down before Damien, he opened it, revealing what looked like a talon.

“Kain, what is this?” Damien took it in his hands, carefully examining the detail.

“It was pulled out of my father’s side. When he returned, his body was dripping blood, his side ripped open,” Kain lowered his head. “Damien, he was in his full lycan form. Whatever left this has power. I want you to be very, very careful. Lilith most likely has the power to become the monster much like the one that left this talon.”

Damien’s breath stalled in his lungs. From what he learned about their history, Pentacost Kain was one of strongest lycan soldiers in the war.

To hear he was torn apart so badly in full lycan form by something that Lilith could possibly become sucked any hope Damien had of having a chance against her out of him.

“Kain, I can’t fight her. What if I’m not strong enough.” Damien raced in his chest as fear fought to take hold of him.

Kain took the talon, placing it back in the box. “Damien, you are more than strong enough. Lilith is inexperienced and most likely whatever it was that took down my father was much more powerful. I just wanted you to be aware of her ability. I will be by your side against her. Gabriel and I have already talked about it. Holt, Yuna, Galeck and Lune agree it’s the best course of action. Just be ready.”

Damien nodded, his words freezing in his throat.

“Good. The moon rises. I must hunt with Gabriel and Lune. Damien, if you need to, you may stay here tonight. I know Jillian does not yet understand how strong your bond with the gods is. It may help to be in the company of someone that does. For now, though, I believe I interrupted something between the two of you. Hell hath no fury and all that.” Kain walked out chuckling.

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Author Blaise Ramsay

Author Blaise Ramsay

About the Author
FyreSyde Publishing owner and founder, Blaise Ramsay, worked over fifteen years in the graphic design industry, with some experience in indie gaming. Recently she shifted her attention to the world of literature with her debut paranormal romance series, Wolf gods. The debut title, Blessing of Luna is set to release in 2018. She currently lives in North Texas with her two children, her husband and pets. A UTD graduate with a Bachelor’s in History with an intention on teaching, Blaise decided that the world of teaching just wasn’t for her. A stay at home mother of two, business owner and self-publisher, Blaise loves to meet new people and encourage others to follow their dreams through weekly posts to her instagram, twitter, facebook and blog.

Feel free to contact Blaise for an author interview, guest blog opportunities and book reviews. Visit our affiliates’ page for a chance to see how you can get a hold on some of the books we have reviewed.

Where to Find Blaise Ramsay
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Cover Reveal – JUST PRETEND (Sandy Heights) by J.P. Nicholas

JUST PRETEND Cover Reveal

Author J.P. Nicholas is revealing the cover for JUST PRETEND, the first book in her adult contemporary romance series, Sandy Heights, releasing June 8, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book, a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR, and an exclusive excerpt.

JUST PRETEND (Sandy Heights #1) by J.P. Nicholas

JUST PRETEND (Sandy Heights #1) by J.P. Nicholas

About the Book
Title: JUST PRETEND
Series: Sandy Heights #1
Author: J.P. Nicholas
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 8, 2018
Link: Goodreads

Synopsis
When yet another publisher rejects Hannah’s most recent book due to poor love scenes, she concocts a fail-proof plan to increase her creativity… spine-tingling, no strings attached sex. How can she write about love and lust if she’s never really felt it? As the only man in her life she truly trusts, Logan is the perfect one to help her find this new side of herself—and stand in as her pretend boyfriend at an upcoming reunion.

For Logan, a Broadway actor by trade and passion, Hannah’s proposal is both outrageous and intriguing—especially since he’s fought for nineteen years of friendship to avoid thinking of her in a physical way. Against all reason, Logan takes the bait and agrees… then ups the ante by turning their pretend relationship into a pretend engagement in front of her entire family.

Now, they just have to navigate their new situation while playing house… and somehow remember this is all Just Pretend…

 

 

 

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Excerpt
I swipe the green circle to the right and bring the phone up to my ear.

“God, I’ve never been so happy to hear that song.”

He sighs in disgust. “Don’t tell me you still have The Golden Girls song set as my ringtone.”

I smile just at the sound of his voice. “Yep. And I’m never gonna change it.”

He laughs. “You’re a weird one.”

I hold my phone with my cheek and shoulder as I pull my hair up into a ponytail. “And you’re stuck with me.”

“I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

It could just be me or my shitty cell connection, but Logan’s voice sounds much deeper than usual. I reach under my bed and retrieve my basket of nail polishes. “What color?”

He ponders my question for a minute before he answers. “Red. Wait. Toes, or fingers?”

I laugh. He always knows just what to say to split my sides. “Toes.”

“Toes? What’s the special occasion?” The shock in his voice amuses me.

“Why does it have to be a special occasion?”

“Because I know you, Han. The last time you painted your toes was homecoming. And then the time before that it was your birthday.” I see his point.

“Fine, you got me. I’m leaving for Daytona Beach in a couple of hours. The girls and I are having a beach day to kick off Spring Break.” He lets out a long oh before he speaks.

“In that case, better make it blue.”

He peaks my interest, causing me to furrow my brow. “How come?”

“Blue is less noticeable. And since I’m not there to kick whichever sorry ass tries to hit on you, blue it is.”  

I contemplate whether or not to fight him on his protective stance. Oh, what the hell. It’ll be fun. “So, purple it is.”

“Don’t you fucking dare paint them purple,” he growls, catching me off guard. The assertiveness in his tone causes my legs to tingle. I ignore it.

“Too late. The first coat is on already.”

His voice remains stern as he reprimands me. “Don’t make me fly my ass down there and rip every speck of purple off your nails.”

“You wouldn’t,” I tease, trying my best not to laugh at his overreaction.

He clears his throat. “Don’t test me.”

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JUST PRETEND Teaser 2

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Author J.P. Nicholas

Author J.P. Nicholas

About the Authors

J.P. Nicholas has the great misfortune to be A Male Romance Writer. Turns out, men are also hopeless romantics, given half the chance, and Nicholas’ fascination with love began long before he could write. His parents—high school sweethearts who are still mad for each other—left him enamored with the idea of true love, and its ability to transform and redeem even the most jaded soul. Nicholas lives to capture this magic, lust, and passion on the page; his characters known for their sizzling chemistry and chest-squeezing plot lines. 

When J.P. Nicholas isn’t tapping away at his laptop, he can be found in his home state of Florida, binge-watching This Is Us with his girlfriend, or devouring Italian food with his family. His latest novel, Just Pretend, is a friends-to-lovers drama and the first in his new Sandy Heights series, to be released in June.

Where to Find J.P. Nicholas
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Chapter Reveal – UNLOCKING LIES (Keys to Love) by Kennedy Layne

UNLOCKING LIES Chapter Reveal

USA Today bestselling author, Kennedy Layne, is unveiling the first chapter to UNLOCKING LIES, the third book in her adult mystery/romantic suspense series, Keys to Love, releasing May 22, 2018. See below for information on the book, pre-order links, and the exclusive excerpt.

UNLOCKING LIES (Keys to Love #3) by Kennedy Layne

UNLOCKING LIES (Keys to Love #3) by Kennedy Layne

About the Book
Title: UNLOCKING LIES
Series: Keys to Love #3
Author: Kennedy Layne
Release Date: May 22, 2018
Genre:
 Adult Mystery/Romantic Suspense/Military Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Their homecoming wasn’t so welcoming. Four brothers and one sister each gave twelve years of their lives to serve their country and fulfill their family’s legacy of service. As each of them return to their home of record, they weren’t prepared for what awaited them—an unforgiveable sin that has been hidden for twelve long years. Secrets and lies are concealed in the dark shadows of the very town they were raised in, and the Kendall family will have no choice but to rely on one another to unravel the sinister evil that they all hold the keys to unlock.

About Unlocking Lies
Secrets and lies have a way of weaving a deadly web. Returning home from his last deployment shouldn’t have been complicated, but Jace Kendall was immediately drawn into a murder investigation that hits a little too close to home. The last thing he should be doing was reigniting old passions that should have been kept buried, but he’s never been a guy who plays by the rules.

Shae has suffered for twelve years without knowing why her sister disappeared. The long-awaited answers are now within reach, and she’ll have no choice but to trust the one man who knows more than he’s telling.

It isn’t long before Jace and Shae are lost in the mystery of solving a case that’s long gone cold. When they find the answers they’ve been looking for, a darkness is unveiled that will leave one of them in the crosshairs of a psychopath.

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Chapter 1
Twelve years ago…

Lightning streaked across the sky in multiple jagged forks overhead. The waning flash eventually morphed into an ominous rumble of thunder, creating a malevolent omen as it continued to sing its song throughout the collapsing resonance.

Emma Irwin bit back the sob that threatened to escape her throat, causing her breath to hitch.

She didn’t want to die today.

The hulking man standing in front of her abruptly lunged forward, causing her to cry out in alarm. She instinctively stumbled backwards and somehow managed to twist around without falling.

Emma ran for her life, and she didn’t look back.

There was only one path she could take that would lead her to safety. Under normal circumstances, she would have been able to navigate these woods like the back of her hand. Now? Terror flooded her bloodstream, making it nearly impossible for her to formulate a plan.

The thunderstorm above all but descended the forest into darkness after each flash. Without night vision, the footing amongst the roots crisscrossing the forest floor became treacherous. She had to keep an arm raised as she ran through the trees to prevent the low hanging branches from slamming into her face. Her hands were already bleeding from her previous fall, but fortunately, there was no pain as a result of the endorphins.

She couldn’t afford the distraction her pain would cause.

How could this be happening?

Emma wanted to stop and scream at him at the top of her lungs. She’d known him her whole life. She had trusted him, and yet she didn’t doubt that he would kill her with no more remorse than he would experience by putting down a game animal.

All she needed to do was make it to Seventh Street. If she could reach the edge of town, someone would help her.

Would anyone believe her? Was any of this even remotely plausible? She was a teenager. It was her word against…

Light!

The streetlamp was barely visible, but it was there ahead of her just up the gradual slope. The blazing beacon provided her hope.

The drizzling rain became more of a steadier stream the closer she got to the edge of the woods. Unadulterated fear kept up her forward momentum until her ankle boot slipped on a small pile of loose leaves.

Emma hit the ground so hard that her lungs emptied of any air that may have been left in her body after running so far at such a fast pace. She opened her mouth to drag in what oxygen she could, but her lungs seemed incapable of working. Her brain was screaming at her to get up and move or else she would die.

This was it.

She was going to die here, because she couldn’t overcome the fear.

Little by little, her straining muscles relaxed to the point where she was able to suck in a small measure of oxygen. It was enough to stop the flashing lights that had started to circulate in her line of vision. In their place, images of her sister began to materialize.

Would Shae miss her?

Emma didn’t want their last words to be those of hate. She’d said some awful things to her sister this afternoon all because Shae had gotten the car tonight.

“It’s not fair!” Emma screamed at her mom, stomping out of the kitchen and wishing there was a door to slam. All she wanted to do was hit something or someone. It didn’t help that Shae was coming down the staircase with an amused smirk on her face. “Why did you have to be the older one? How come you always get to be first?”

“I don’t know why you’re so upset.” Shae shrugged as if this night was no big deal. Emma bit her tongue as she passed her sister on the steps. Their mother was most likely listening to them in the kitchen, and the last thing Emma needed was to get grounded before the biggest bonfire of the year. “You get the car all week long while I’m at college. Besides, you got to use it last weekend.”

“No,” Emma argued, unable to stop herself. She spun around on the second step to face Shae, who had already reached the landing. “I only got to use the car on Friday night. Remember? You went into the city all day on Saturday.”

“I’m in college, Emma. I’m not allowed a vehicle on campus, so I should get the car two nights out of the week. Those days just happen to fall on the weekends.” Shae crossed her arms like she did when she was trying to make a point and look all mature. Just because she was in college didn’t mean that she was an adult. “What’s the big deal, anyway? You can have one of your friends pick you up. It’s safe that way.”

“Brynn’s car is in the shop, and you know that Julie doesn’t have access to one.” Why should Emma have to explain why she wanted the car? “You know what? Take the car. I don’t care anymore.”

“Good, because I am taking it. It’s my turn.”

“I hate you!”

A tear ran down Emma’s right cheek, though the rain washed it away. She didn’t hate her sister. Shae was everything Emma wanted to be.

Lightning lit up the sky overhead, illuminating her surroundings.

He was gone.

He was nowhere to be seen.

Emma was finally breathing again, though her heart was beating hard against her chest. She scrambled to her feet and did a full turn to scan her immediate surroundings. She was alone in the dark, but something told her he would appear out of nowhere her if she didn’t keep moving.

She took off once again for Seventh Street, relief washing over her as she finally reached the paved road. Not once did she think of slowing down her pace, though she did veer to the right so that she could follow the road that would lead her past the cemetery and toward the back end of town. She’d take the shortcut to her house from there.

It was then she saw the silhouette standing on the other side of the road blocking her path.

It was him.

That’s why he hadn’t come upon her when she’d fallen on the leaves. He’d somehow run ahead to cut her off before she could get home.

Emma had no choice but to run back toward the woods. There was no holding back the sobs that had been trying to escape. Why was he doing this to her? What had she done to him?

It was hard to see through her tears, but she ran blindly through the trees nonetheless. She didn’t follow any path, and she certainly never expected two arms to reach out of the darkness to save her. They embraced her warmly, and she even heard the soothing words that everything would be alright.

She was safe.

Emma broke down, holding onto the strong arms so that she wouldn’t sink to the ground.

“H-he’s coming,” Emma managed to say, trying to warn whoever had saved her. Was it Billy? Lance Kendall? Chad Schaeffer? It didn’t matter. “He’s right behind me and—”

Something was wrong.

Emma furiously blinked her tears away and looked up at her savior.

Only she was mistaken.

No one was here to save her.

All hope vanished. She didn’t understand how it happened, but the man she was running from hadn’t been the one standing in the middle of Seventh Street.

He’d been waiting for her in the shadows all along.

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Author Kennedy Layne

Author Kennedy Layne

About the Author
Kennedy Layne is a USA Today bestselling author. She draws inspiration for her military romantic suspense novels in part from her not-so-secret second life as a wife of a retired Marine Master Sergeant. He doubles as her critique partner, beta reader, and military consultant. They live in the Midwest with their teenage son and menagerie of pets. The loyal dogs and mischievous cats appreciate her writing days as much as she does, usually curled up in front of the fireplace. She loves hearing from readers–find out how to connect with her at www.kennedylayne.com..

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Where to find Kennedy Layne
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Release Day – ONE BABY DADDY (Dating by the Numbers) by Meghan Quinn

ONE BABY DADDY Release Day

Today is release day for ONE BABY DADDY, the third book in the adult contemporary romance series, Dating by Numbers, by Meghan Quinn. See below for information on the book, buy links, and a couple of exclusive teasers.

ONE BABY DADDY (Dating by the Numbers #3) by Meghan Quinn

ONE BABY DADDY (Dating by the Numbers #3) by Meghan Quinn

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: ONE BABY DADDY
Series: Dating by Numbers #3
Author: Meghan Quinn
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 17, 2018
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
“What are you doing now that your team is out of the running for the Stanley Cup?”

Forget.

I need to forget. I need an escape.

Only one person isn’t falling for my reputation as the NHL’s Golden Boy; she captured my attention the minute she called me out for snooping through my best friend’s house. She didn’t want to hear my reason–she only wanted to playfully give me a hard time.

Adalyn is bold, sassy–and the perfect escape.

She’s everywhere. In town and in my dreams, and suddenly I need to spend every waking moment with her.

And I do, making this summer the best off-season I’ve ever had.

But in the midst of getting lost in Adalyn, what I don’t expect is to get her pregnant.

And what I definitely don’t expect is having to fight for her affection.

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ONE BABY DADDY Teaser 1

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Author Meghan Quinn

Author Meghan Quinn

About the Author
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!.

Where to Find Meghan Quinn
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Blog Tour – Excerpt and Playlist + Giveaway – SWEET POSSESSION (Nights) by A.M. Salinger

SWEET POSSESSION Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for SWEET POSSESSION, the fifth book in the adult contemporary romance series, Nights, by A. M. Salinger. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

SWEET POSSESSION (Nights #5) by A.M. Salinger

SWEET POSSESSION (Nights #5) by A.M. Salinger

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: SWEET POSSESSION
Series: Nights #5
Author: A.M. Salinger
Release Date: May 15, 2018
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary MM Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
I don’t want to ruin his future. I don’t want him to miss out on having a family. I should let him go — Luke

I love him. And I know he loves me. So why is he pulling away from me? — Ash

Settled in his new life in Singapore with the man he has loved his entire life finally at his side, Ash Colby has never been happier. Not only does Luke fulfill him body and soul, their future together could not be any brighter.

Luke still cannot believe that Ash is finally his. But although he loves Ash more than life itself and has finally found a partner who can satisfy his carnal needs, Luke doesn’t want to get in the way of the young Colby heir’s future. When he decides to give their relationship some breathing space, Luke cannot foresee the despicable act he will commit the night Ash finally challenges him about his cool behavior.

With their love and their future at stake, can Ash force Luke to face his fears and admit they truly do belong together? Or will Luke’s stubbornness and remorse tear their burgeoning relationship apart?

Find out if Ash and Luke find their happy ever after in this fifth novella in the hot, contemporary romance series Nights by A.M. Salinger. Note from the author: Although each book in Nights can be read as a standalone, you will enjoy this series even more if you read the books in order!

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Excerpt
Luke Rutherford leaned against the sliding door that opened onto the sun deck and took a sip of his coffee while he watched the man in the pool. His gaze followed the clean lines of Ash Colby’s shoulders and his strong, toned back before lingering on the powerful legs scissoring through the water. Legs that had been wrapped around Luke’s hips only hours ago when they were making love and that had gripped his body with savage ferocity when Ash came apart beneath him, his hole quivering and clenching hungrily on Luke’s dick while he bowed his spine and cried out in mindless pleasure.

Luke still couldn’t believe the gorgeous young man cleaving the water so seamlessly twenty feet from where he stood was finally his. Having doted on Ash since the day he was born and been consumed with desire for him for the last six years, Luke had always imagined his forbidden love for the boy who had grown up looking up to him as a brother was doomed from the start. Furthermore, as Ash’s former guardian and the current trustee of the Colby trust fund, Luke had known acting on his carnal urges would blur the boundaries of acceptable behavior, even after Ash turned eighteen and stopped being his ward. Besides, Luke hadn’t ever once imagined Ash would even care for him in that way.

That Ash had been in love with him for even longer than he had, had come as a complete shock to Luke.

It wasn’t until Luke had forcibly relocated Ash from Stanford to Singapore two months ago that the complicated charade both men had been playing for the last five years finally came crashing down around them. Uprooting Ash from the only life he had ever known in the US was not a decision Luke had taken lightly, the drastic measure having been forced upon him by the actions of Ash’s estranged Aunt Catherine Bernardino—the sister of Ash’s dead father, Charles Colby.

Half a decade after Luke squashed the beginnings of a deadly plot that could have ended Ash’s life and delivered the substantial inheritance locked in the Colby trust fund to his only living relative, Catherine, the woman had had the gall to contact Luke again to blackmail him. Having paid her and her husband off handsomely to get the hell out of Ash’s life for good, Luke had not taken kindly to her threat, nor had he been able to control his rage when he discovered the true extent of the damage the woman who had nearly destroyed his and Ash’s relationship had caused all those years ago.

It was only Ash’s presence that quelled his burning desire to find and physically hurt Catherine that day. Ash’s touch that soothed Luke’s agonizing pain at the realization that he had inadvertently hurt the person he loved most in this world. Ash’s kiss that transformed the storm inside his heart into a maelstrom of passion that had seen Luke take the young man’s virginity, finally making him his in every sinful and sacred sense of the word.

It was also Ash who had abruptly ended the nightmare situation Catherine had been trying to create to extract more money from Luke. Having broken the permanent injunction order forbidding the Bernardinos from making any form of contact with Ash, the couple had had a petition for contempt filed against them in California in the last month and were currently facing jail time. Add to this fresh evidence gathered by the PI firm Luke had had keeping an eye out on them showing the fraudulent investments they had made with the money Luke had given them five years ago, and Luke knew he and Ash had finally seen the last of the Bernardinos.

With Ash settling into his new life at the university in Singapore and their relationship coming along in leaps and bounds, Luke had never known such happiness.

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Author A.M. Salinger

Author A.M. Salinger

About the Author
Ava Marie Salinger is the pen name of an Amazon bestselling author who has always wanted to write scorching hot contemporary and erotic romance. In 2018, she finally decided to venture to the steamy side. NIGHTS is the first of several sizzling series featuring sweet, sexy men and women with dark pasts and a whole lot of love to give to the ones brave enough to fight for their hearts. When she’s not dreaming up hotties to write about, you’ll find Ava creating kickass music playlists to write to, spying on the wildlife in her garden, drooling over gadgets, and eating Chinese.

Want to be the first to know about Ava’s new releases and get access to exclusive content, sneak previews, sales, and giveaways ? Then sign up to her Reader Group here and join her VIP Facebook Fan Group here..

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Where to find A.M. Salinger
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Teaser Blitz – OVERCOME (Cunningham Security) by A.K. Evans

OVERCOME Teaser Blitz

Author A.K. Evans is unveiling an excerpt from OVERCOME, the second book in her adult romantic suspense series, Cunningham Security, releasing June 12, 2018. See below for information on the book, preorder links, and an exclusive teaser excerpt.

OVERCOME (Cunningham Security #2) by A.K. Evans

OVERCOME (Cunningham Security #2) by A.K. Evans

About the Book
Title: OVERCOME
Series: Cunningham Security #2
Author: A.K. Evans
Release Date: June 12, 2018
Genre:
Adult Romantic Suspense
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
It only took a matter of moments for Lexi Townsend’s life to change. Her power was taken, her trust lost. Her bubbly personality was smothered by the depressing weight of shame and guilt.

Four years later, Lexi yearns to get back to the former version of herself. A stronger version. One who is no longer afraid to share her story, her body, and her trust. When Private Investigator Cruz Cunningham comes into her life, he proves he’s a man that’s deserving of her trust.

When multiple women in Windsor go missing, it launches Cruz and the Cunningham Security team into action. As Cruz digs deeper into the investigation, he’s torn between finding the missing women and protecting the woman he loves. Putting her faith in Cruz, Lexi never imagines that this case could destroy everything she’s worked so hard to overcome.

WARNING: This novel contains references to rape and sexual assault and may trigger discomfort in some readers.

 

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Excerpt
WARNING: This excerpt contains references to rape and sexual assault and may trigger discomfort in some readers.

This had to be a mistake.

Everything I had learned told me that this wasn’t how it was supposed to be.  It was supposed to look different. Sound different.

I had it wrong.  If I ever told anyone, they’d tell me I was mistaken. But something was gnawing away at me inside telling me this wasn’t right.  It didn’t feel good and it wasn’t what I wanted.

But where was the struggle?  The blood? The bruises? The cries for help?

This is supposed to happen in an alley behind a dumpster.  I’m supposed to be kicking and screaming and fighting.

But I’m not.  

This doesn’t happen in a dorm room.  This doesn’t happen in a bed. This doesn’t happen with the guy you like.

But it is.

This must be a misunderstanding.

I wore a short skirt.  I went on a few dates with him.  I agreed to come back to his dorm room tonight.  I cuddled up next to him. I leaned in to kiss him.  I even enjoyed kissing him.

And in a matter of minutes, it all changed.  

When the soft caresses and tender kisses turned into rough and forceful restraint, the butterflies I felt in my belly disappeared and were replaced by paralyzing fear.

When he rolled me to my back and pinned me to the bed, I froze. I didn’t fight.  I didn’t scream. I didn’t try to get away. I only said no and asked him to stop.  

The weight of his body hovered over mine.  

I said no.

I sank deeper and deeper into the sheets.

But I liked him.

He gripped my wrists above my head.

I said no.

He forced my skirt up around my hips.

Maybe I had been asking for it dressed like this.

He pushed my panties to the side.

I said no.

He smiled through my growing opposition.

But I had flirted with him.

Then he raped me.

And I only said no.

I withdrew.  I went somewhere else.  Physically, I was still there, but my mind took me to a different place.  Finals were coming up next week and I had a paper due in two days. I needed to get back to my dorm so I could finish proofreading that paper.  I was always a good student and I focused on that as I lay there silenced and still in the bed of his dorm room.

Suddenly, my mind was back in the room with my body and he was still on top of me.  

I wanted to scream.  It was there, at the back of my throat, but it wouldn’t come out.  The fear seeped into every part of me, but most especially, it silenced my voice.  If I screamed, this might end up looking like an actual sexual assault.

It could be violent and bloody.  

It could be worse.

My breath was caught in my throat.  Perhaps it got stuck there simply to protect me.  

But what about what my parents had told me?  

Always stand up for yourself.  

Before my parents dropped me off at college, my father gave me a lecture.  “Don’t go out alone at night. Make sure someone you trust always knows where you are and who you’re with.  Stay safe. And if someone ever tries to hurt you, you fight back.”

I didn’t heed his advice.  I didn’t fight back.

I didn’t know for sure, but guessed that it couldn’t have been more than twenty minutes later when my attacker finished.  He rolled off me and fixed his clothes.

Feeling ashamed and embarrassed, I quickly got up off the bed without making eye contact and pulled my skirt back down.

It was over.

I needed to get out, so I moved toward the door.  

But his voice stopped me as I wrapped my hand around the doorknob.

“Don’t act like that isn’t exactly what you wanted tonight.”

That’s when I knew.  

Maybe I didn’t run.  Maybe I didn’t fight.  But just because I didn’t fight, didn’t mean that I gave my consent.  

And just because I liked him doesn’t mean it wasn’t rape.

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Author A.K. Evans

Author A.K. Evans

About the Author
A.K. Evans is a married mother of two boys residing in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania. After graduating from Lafayette College in 2004 with two degrees (one in English and one in Economics & Business), she pursued a career in the insurance and financial services industry. Not long after, Evans realized the career was not for her. She went on to manage her husband’s performance automotive business and drive the shop race cars for the next thirteen years. While the business afforded her freedoms she wouldn’t necessarily have had in a typical 9-5 job, after eleven years she was no longer receiving personal fulfillment from her chosen career path. Following many discussions, lots of thought, and tons of encouragement, Andrea decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.

Between her day job, writing, and homeschooling her two boys, Evans is left with very little free time. When she finds scraps of spare time, she enjoys reading, doing yoga, watching NY Rangers hockey, dancing, and vacationing with her family. Andrea, her husband, and her children are currently working on taking road trips to visit all 50 states (though, Alaska and Hawaii might require flights).

 

Where to Find A.K. Evans
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Cover Reveal – A TAKER OF MORROWS (Caretakers) by Stephen Paul Sayers

A TAKER OF MORROWS Cover Reveal

Author Stephen Paul Sayers is revealing the cover for A TAKER OF MORROWS, the first book in the adult horror/supernatural thriller series, Caretakers, releasing June 5, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

A TAKER OF MORROWS (Caretakers #1) by Stephen Paul Sayers

A TAKER OF MORROWS (Caretakers #1) by Stephen Paul Sayers

About the Book
Title: A TAKER OF MORROWS
Series: Caretakers #1
Author: Stephen Paul Sayers
Genre: Adult Horror/Supernatural Thriller
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
RG Granville has his whole life in front of him…but only twenty-four hours to live it.

Beyond life’s boundaries, an enduring battle between good and evil determines the fate of earthly souls. Here, ‘caretakers’ guard and protect against the evil and vengeful ‘jumpers’ who slip back and forth between worlds to prey upon the living.

For one man, news of his impending demise sets off a deadly chain of events fueled by a jumper’s burning vengeance. Now he’s in a race against time to stop an unrelenting evil unleashed upon the earth. And if he’s to protect his family, and the world, he must breach the tenuous boundary between life and death to confront a killer—and a shocking secret from his long-buried past.

Book One in the Caretaker series, A TAKER OF MORROWS is a roller coaster ride that will leave readers contemplating the nature of life and death and the eternal price we pay for what we carry in our souls.

 

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A TAKER OF MORROWS (Caretakers #1) by Stephen Paul Sayers (Full Cover)

A TAKER OF MORROWS (Caretakers #1) by Stephen Paul Sayers (Full Cover)

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Author Stephen Paul Sayers

Author Stephen Paul Sayers

About the Author
Stephen Paul Sayers grew up on the sands of Cape Cod, Massachusetts and spent his first thirty-five years in New England before joining the University of Missouri as a research professor. When he’s not in his laboratory, he spends his time writing and devouring his favorite forms of genre fiction—horror, suspense, and thrillers. His short fiction has appeared in Unfading Daydream. A TAKER OF MORROWS is his debut novel and the first in the planned Caretakers series. He divides his time between Columbia, Missouri and Cape Cod writing and teaching. For more about the author, visit stephenpaulsayers.com.

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Stephen Paul Sayers
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – FORGED IN EMBER (Red-Hot SEALs) by Trish McCallan

FORGED IN EMBER Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for FORGED IN EMBER, the fourth book in the adult romantic suspense series, Red-Hot SEALs, by Trish McCallan. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

FORGED IN EMBER (Red-Hot SEALs #4) by Trish McCallan

FORGED IN EMBER (Red-Hot SEALs #4) by Trish McCallan

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: FORGED IN EMBER
Series: Red-Hot SEALs #4
Author: Trish McCallan
Release Date: May 15, 2018
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
In the final novel in the scorching Red-Hot SEALs series, a desperate mother and a Navy SEAL fight fire with fire to protect their love and save the world…

Amy Chastain has made a lot of enemies—none so ruthless as the insanely powerful New Ruling Order (NRO). When they killed her husband, it was hell. Then they targeted her children by injecting them with a dangerous, experimental isotope. Now Amy trusts only one man to help her: the ex-commander of SEAL Team 7.

In the company of Navy SEALs, Jace “Mac” Mackenzie was in his physical element. Now he’s on the run from the same cabal that poisoned Amy’s children. That doesn’t stop him from launching a mission to bring down the NRO—and find an antidote. But the clock is ticking. And as the sparks fly between him and Amy, Mac realizes he has more to lose than ever before.

As Mac closes in on the NRO, he uncovers a plot that threatens more than Amy’s children. Now it’s a race against time to stop a global conspiracy, save the woman he loves, and protect the family that’s starting to feel like his.

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Excerpt #1
“You can talk to him after you’ve eaten, Benji. Now skedaddle.” She waited for Brendan to herd his brother across the cafeteria floor before turning a suddenly grave face in Mac’s direction. “The boys’ doctor asked to see Amy in private, and I suspect the news is less than good. Nobody should have to face something like that alone, but she needed help with the boys, so I couldn’t stay.”

Ah hell . . . Stiffening, Mac took a step back. “Beth or Kait—”

“Aren’t here. You are. The meeting with the doctor will be over by the time I find them. Amy needs someone now.”

Mac took another step back. “I’m sure Mrs. Chastain would prefer to have a woman with her.”

“The only woman available is me, and I promised her I’d take care of her children. Trust me, she’d be much more comfortable with me watching over her boys than holding her hand. Which means you’re currently the only person available to step up.” She leaned toward him, a militant look sheening her gaze.

Fuck.

“She’s at the clinic, Commander. Alone. She needs you.” The resolve shifted to entreaty in her eyes and voice.

Double fuck.

He spread his feet and tensed his muscles, powering up for an uncompromising refusal. No way in hell was he taking on Amy Chastain’s troubles.

“Fine.” The surrender grated as it rumbled up his throat and out his mouth.

Where the hell had that come from?

Mac scowled, regrouping. Time to nip this in the bud and retreat to safety. “Look, I’ll check in on her. That’s all I’m promising.”

He groaned beneath his breath. Agreeing to check up on the damn woman wasn’t exactly retreating.

Marion’s expression softened in relief. “I’m sure she’ll appreciate that, Commander.”

Grunting an acknowledgment, Mac brushed past Marion before she talked him into doing anything else. Of course, just because he’d agreed to check on Amy didn’t mean he had to do so. It would be easy enough to skirt that duty by heading in the opposite direction. Except his feet developed a mind of their own and carried him two streets to the right and through the clinic’s sliding glass doors.

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Author Trish McCallan

Author Trish McCallan

About the Author
Trish McCallan was born in Eugene, Oregon, and grew up in Washington State, where she began crafting stories at an early age. Her first books were illustrated in crayon, bound with red yarn, and sold for a nickel at her lemonade stand. Trish grew up to earn a bachelor’s degree in English literature with a concentration in creative writing from Western Washington University, taking jobs as a bookkeeper and human- resource specialist before finally quitting her day job to write full time.

Forged in Fire, the first book in her Red Hot SEALs series, came about after a marathon reading session, and a bottle of Nyquil that sparked a vivid dream. She lives today in eastern Washington. An avid animal lover, she currently shares her home with four golden retrievers, a black lab mix and two cats.

 

 

Where to Find Trish McCallan
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Release Day – THE WRIGHT LOVE (The Wright Duet) by K.A. Linde

THE WRIGHT LOVE Release Day

Today is release day for THE WRIGHT LOVE, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, The Wright Duet, by USA Today bestselling author, K.A. Linde. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive teaser from the book.

THE WRIGHT LOVE (The Wright Duet #1) by K.A. Linde

THE WRIGHT LOVE (The Wright Duet #1) by K.A. Linde

About Book 1
Title:
THE WRIGHT LOVE
Series: The Wright Duet #1
Author: K.A. Linde
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 15, 2018
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
A sexy new contemporary romance duet from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…

I have the perfect life.

Until the day my husband tragically dies.

Being a single mom and widow was never part of the plan.

When David Calloway enters my life, I have no room for love in my heart.

But he’s determined to do right by me.

Could he be the Wright love?

The Wright Love is the first book in the Wright Love Duet, and Sutton and David’s story will conclude in The Wright One—coming May 29th! Get ready for your newest binge read.

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Author K.A. Linde

Author K.A. Linde

About the Author
K. A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding series and the All That Glitters series as well as seven additional novels. She get up as a military brat traveling the United States and even landing for a brief stint in Australia. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia and is the current head coach of the Duke University dance team.

An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. Linda currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and two super adorable puppies..

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Where to Find K.A. Linde
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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – DARKWEB by Talia Vines

DARKWEB Cover Reveal

Author Talia Vines is revealing the cover for DARKWEB, a stand-alone adult romantic suspense, releasing May 17, 2018. See below for the cover, information on the book, preorder links, a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR, and details on her giveaway.

DARKWEB by Talia Vines

DARKWEB by Talia Vines

About the Book
Title: DARKWEB
Author: Talia Vines
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 17, 2018
Link: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay | Cosmopolitan

Synopsis
Someone’s framing her, everyone’s lying to her, and it all leads back to Johanna’s death.

Trauma survivor Wren Bower has learned the hard way that the only escape from pain is to feel nothing. But she has something the FBI needs— the perfect face to bring down Mark Donahue.

Mark’s the criminal mastermind behind DarkWeb, an underworld market rife with drugs, hitmen, and worse. His only vulnerability is the memory of his beloved deceased wife, Johanna.

All Wren has to do is run into Mark with her doppelganger looks, and let his haunted heart do the rest. In return, the FBI will release Wren’s brother from prison.

But Mark’s romantic obsession brings up emotions Wren has spent years suppressing. Soon Wren’s caught in a dark temptation— slip out of her broken life and into Mark’s, or save her brother and betray Mark to the FBI.

She’s got to decide fast. Mark’s arrogant, infuriating, totally hot younger brother, Davis, suspects Wren’s up to no good. And he’ll go to any lengths to uncover her secrets.

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Author Talia Vines

Author Talia Vines

About the Author
Lifelong writer Talia Vines left home at fourteen to attend an elite boarding school. She barely escaped expulsion at seventeen. At eighteen, she had her jaw broken and wired shut for three months, which meant she started college knowing how to drink all her calories. Talia met her match at the tender age of nineteen—a California boy with a great smile— but refused to be tied down until twenty-five. The mother of three, she now spends her time as the two-faced goddess of dark biddings and PTA meetings. Find out more at taliavines.com.

 

 

 

Where to Find Talia Vines
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Sale and Giveaway – THE RAINMAKER (Saga of the Chosen) by Petra Landon

THE RAINMAKER Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for THE RAINMAKER, the second book in the adult urban fantasy romance series, Saga of the Chose, by Petra Landon. See below for information the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway. You can currently pick up the eBook for just $0.99 or read for free with Kindle Unlimited.

THE RAINMAKER (Saga of the Chosen #2) by Petra Landon

THE RAINMAKER (Saga of the Chosen #2) by Petra Landon

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: THE RAINMAKER
Series: Saga of the Chosen #2
Author: Petra Landon
Release Date: March 30, 2018
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy/Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

Synopsis
In a dangerous world riddled with ambition and intrigue, Tasia must tread a treacherous path where nothing is safe – her past, her secrets or her heart …

Tasia is no longer a nondescript and friendless Wizard on the fringes of San Francisco’s Chosen community. Publicly entwined with a powerful Shifter Pack, she must navigate the minefield of Pack politics and Chosen intrigue, while guarding her secrets from the Magicks who hunt her.

The stakes have never been higher as old fault lines, long-buried secrets, Wizard dysfunction, and Lady Bethesda’s ambitions draw the Chosen ever closer to a civil war. While Tasia grapples to avoid the pitfalls and confront her demons, it is an unlikely nemesis who forces her to face her moment of truth. Tasia finds herself at the crossroads – at stake are her carefully constructed house of cards and her tangled relationship with the man who holds her enemies at bay. Will Tasia risk opening Pandora’s Box or will she walk away to disappear into the shadows again?

Author’s Note : The Rainmaker continues the story from The Prophecy. The books are not standalone and are intended to be read in order.
Set in the fantastical and intrigue-riddled world of the Chosen, this is an urban fantasy tale with an unfolding mystery, many twists and turns, action, adventure and a dash of romance.
The story continues with Book 3 – The Siren

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Excerpt #4
Companionable silence reigned in the car. The side streets were quiet, as the Alpha had guessed. Tasia relaxed to muse on what he had said.

“What the hell” he muttered under his breath.

Tasia peered ahead to see the silhouette of a garbage truck loom before them. It blocked the intersection. On the narrow street, it would be hard to go around it.

“Hold on.” He braked to a stop a few yards from the truck. Unlike the main road, the side streets, mostly residential, were deserted. It was why he had picked this route.

“Alright?” he asked Tasia, his eyes on the truck blocking their path.

“Yes.”

Something didn’t add up here, Raoul realized almost immediately. His Shifter senses told him that there were men in the truck. Yet, they made no move to allow him passage through or to explain why the truck blocked the intersection. As the premonition of danger kicked into gear, Tasia turned to him urgently.

“There are Chosen in the truck” she whispered, her own radar tingling uncontrollably.

He reached for the gear shift. “How many?”

“Four. No, five.”

“Get down and stay down” he directed calmly. If this was an ambush and bullets started flying, they’d do no damage to a Shifter. She, notwithstanding her magic, was frailer.

Unclipping her seat belt, Tasia slid down her seat with some difficulty, as he revved the engine.

“They’re wiz …”

Her words were drowned out by the hum of a pinging sound, followed by the soft thud of the Alpha’s shoulder slamming back into his seat.

He cursed softly. Tasia, doubled down awkwardly, attempted to glance at him.

“Keep your head down” he said sharply. “They’re shooting at us.”

Tasia moved hastily to tuck herself even more snugly in the space between the dashboard and her seat. It was a tight fit even for a petite body like hers.

“Shooting at us” she repeated. There was alarm in her voice.

She felt the car move violently.

“Bullets won’t injure me” he said brusquely, just as a hail of pings rent the air.

Bullets tore into him in quick succession, tearing through the windshield and the window where Tasia crouched on the floor. The deluge of bullets pinned him to his seat.

“Fuck” he swore, under his breath. Should have just backed away, he admonished himself.

Now, they were stuck, with the witchling exposed.

Raoul abandoned the attempt to flee, fighting the weight of bullets pinning him to his seat.

Throwing off his seat belt, he flung himself over Tasia, trying to shield her from the barrage being shot into the car. Not a moment too soon, as the window on the passenger side shattered with a loud crack and a hail of shards rained down on them. Using his inhuman strength to crush down the gear box, he curled himself over her where she crouched to protect her from the shower of glass and bullets.

“Hold on” he muttered. “I’ll get us out.”

Raoul recognized the mess they were in. He couldn’t fight the men, not while they kept shooting at Tasia. Without her to protect, he’d have a free hand. Instead, all he could hope for was that they’d run out of bullets or that someone in one of the houses would note the gunfight, despite the silencers, and call the cops.

Terrified as she was, Tasia felt a sense of calmness pervade her, even as bullets rained around them. The Alpha was one of the most resourceful and powerful Chosen she knew, and she was not exactly without power, should it come to it.

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Author Petra Landon

Author Petra Landon

About the Author
An avid reader all her life, only recently has Petra allowed her own imagination to run riot. She loves to travel, loves the outdoors and reads everything she can get her hands on, time permitting. Her taste in books is very eclectic – she tends to like stories with vivid and quirky characters that have elements of fantasy, adventure, romance and mystery interspersed together. A good book for her is one that makes the reader think long after it has been finished and set aside. And, one that draws the reader back to it, again and again.

To share the tales that have lived in her imagination for so long is a labor of love and a lifelong dream come true for her.

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Where to Find Petra Landon
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – LUKE (Brother’s Keeper) by Stephanie St. Klaire

LUKE Release Day

Welcome to the blog tour for LUKE, the third book in the adult mystery/romantic suspense series, Brother’s Keeper, by Stephanie St. Klaire. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt. For a limited time, you can pick up the eBook for just $1.99.

LUKE (Brother's Keeper #3) by Stephanie St. Klaire

LUKE (Brother’s Keeper #3) by Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Book – On Sale for $1.99
Title: Luke
Series: Brother’s Keeper III
Author: Stephanie St. Klaire
Release Date: May 10, 2018
Genre: Adult Mystery/Romantic Suspense
Link: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Luke O’Reilly has seen it all, done it all, and lived through it all. When a career ending injury forces him to retire from the military, he struggles to adapt. Luke was born to be a soldier, not conform to the nine-to-five mediocrity of everyday life. He needs to protect and serve like he needs his next breath. 

Angry, with a bitter taste of civilian life, he finds himself searching for purpose in dangerous operatives through the family business that is Brother’s Keeper Security. Working alongside his brothers, protecting them and those they love, gives him satisfaction. But he still wants more – needs more – and struggles to find it. That is, until the one thing he didn’t think he was searching for, lands on his doorstep. Literally. 

Daisy King lives life on her own terms, just the way she likes it. A free spirit, until she finds herself in the protective clutches of Brother’s Keeper, one frustrating brother in particular. As the key witness to a high-profile murder, the stakes turn dangerous and take an unpredictable twist leaving her once simple life an existence she’ll never reclaim. 

In a true tug of war between good and evil, Luke fights to overcome his past, to protect his future. Can Luke and Daisy save each other and find a happily ever after? Or, does murder and mayhem prevail, robbing Daisy of her freedom and sentencing Luke to a life alone?

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Excerpt #1
“You came for me.”

“I had to.”

“No, not like that, Luke. All I could think of was you, that I needed you, and you came.”

“Daisy… I was just doing…”

Placing her fingers over his mouth, she cut him off before he could say anything more. “Don’t. You don’t do that for everyone. That was…there was something there, you—”

“Beat the shit out of some asshole. Daisy, you don’t want me. I’m not the guy you think I am.”

“I think you are, Luke.”

“I’m not. What you saw – what I did to that asshole – that’s nothing,” he pleaded. “I’m not good.”

“You’re more than good. I’ve watched you with your family, the kids, even the dogs. Luke O’Reilly, you are good in every way that counts.”

“They’re my family.”

“I’m not, but you take care of me like I am. Today, you fought for me like I was. You comforted me like…” Between her words, she peppered not one, or two, but three soft kisses on his shoulder, then his neck, and finally his mouth.

“Daisy…I can’t give you anything you want. You’re just grateful, caught up in the moment. The hero status will wear off and you’ll remember what an asshole I am and that I’m paid to watch over you, protect you.”

“And if you weren’t paid?”

He paused, struggling to find words and reason to convince her she didn’t want him, but he couldn’t. He pulled her under him, one leg between hers. “I still would have come for you.”

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Brother's Keeper Series

Get caught up on the series:

Book 1: DECLAN
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Book 2: LIAM
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Author Stephanie St. Klaire

Author Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Author
Stephanie St. Klaire debuted in 2016, launching her writing career with Rescued, the first book in the widely popular, five book series known as McKenzie Ridge. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs.

As a writer, Stephanie brings realistic circumstances to the pages, and fills them with real emotion, reactions, and outcomes. Her characters are passionate, have bold personalities, and full of life. She writes happily ever after’s, with plenty of twists, turns, drama, and of course, steamy romance.

Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.

Follow Stephanie St. Klaire on Social media to learn more about her, and to keep up with her work.

Where to Find Stephanie St. Klaire
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – THE HOOKUP (The Jordan Brothers) by Erin McCarthy

THE HOOKUP Blog Tour

Today is release day for THE HOOKUP, the first stand-alone book in the adult contemporary romance series, The Jordan Brothers,  New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Erin McCarthy. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

THE HOOKUP (The Jordan Brothers #1) by Erin McCarthy

THE HOOKUP (The Jordan Brothers #1) by Erin McCarthy

About the Book
Title: THE HOOKUP
Series: The Jordan Brothers #1
Author: Erin McCarthy
Publisher: Random House LLC
Release Date: May 5, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooksKobo

Synopsis
Is there an equation for the perfect hookup? Turns out it’s a lot more complicated than one plus one. . . .

Sophie: Numbers are my comfort zone, which explains why my sex life is a big fat zero. Then again, if I’m smart enough to earn a PhD, why can’t I calculate a way to get a guy into bed, just to see what all the fuss is about? With my prima donna sister, Bella, getting married in Maine, I figure her wedding is the perfect opportunity for my little experiment. And Cain Jordan seems hot enough—he’s certainly drunk enough—to show me what I’ve been missing. Judging by the body of evidence, it’s a lot. . . .

Cain: Being stuck in the same town as my lying SOB twin brother, Christian—who may or may not be the father of the son I’m not allowed to see—is a hell of a reason to drink myself silly after the lobster boat docks each day. Any port in a storm . . . But Sophie’s different. She doesn’t play around. And she’s becoming a habit I don’t want to break. Because the smartest woman I’ve ever met is also the sexiest—and the only one who makes me want to change.

Don’t miss Bella and Christian’s story in The Breakup!

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Excerpt #1
Fuck. She was going to kill me. I wondered how many guys had seen this view. If any. Maybe I was the first. I didn’t deserve this kind of privilege but I sure in the hell wasn’t going to turn it down. I studied her, head to toe, but spending a little extra time taking in what was under her dress. She didn’t flinch.

I reached behind my head and pulled my T-shirt off over my head. “It’s hot in here.” The house was too old and too Maine to have air conditioning. I had a window unit in my bedroom but the living room was just left to swelter if it got hot outside. I wasn’t sure how warm the air really was or if it was just me, watching Sophie.  

She seemed to think my words and action were meant to be returned by her. She peeled her socks off and carefully folded them and set them on the table next to me. If I had to see her remove an article of clothing those little socks were the ones I cared the least about. But it amused me. Sophie amused me on the regular. It was a strange break in my usual life. I wondered if she knew what she was offering me, besides her virginity.

Her body was an offer I couldn’t refuse but she was giving me even more than that. A night that would shatter my boredom, my pattern of drinking to oblivion. She was going to be a much-needed distraction from my hatred, my self-destruction, my persistent defiance, and stubborn determination to be miserable.

Sophie took another sip of her beer and stared at me, waiting.

It was clear she wanted me to take the lead and I welcomed that. I wanted to take her innocence, coax it to something new. That awakening she had mentioned. I wanted her aware of me, sure, but mostly I wanted her aware of herself. Of her own body.

“Come here.” I crooked my finger at her.

“What do you mean?” she asked, and she looked vulnerable in a way that touched my bitter and black heart. She licked her lips, uncertain. Her feet fell to the floor.

“Climb on my lap facing me,” I instructed. “One knee on either side of me. I want to kiss you.”

Her mouth opened and I knew she was about to ask some insane question about physics or my motivation. I shook my head. “Shh. Don’t worry. Tell me if you don’t like something. And tell me if you do like something. Otherwise don’t think, Sophie. Just feel.” I held my hand out to her.

She took my hand and let me pull her off the couch. But she said, “I don’t know how to do that.”

“I’m here to help.” I did exactly nothing of value on a daily basis. Sure, I did my job correctly and efficiently, but I couldn’t claim to be a person who was walking around paying it forward. I was a sour-faced dick most of the time and everyone knew it. I knew it. But if I was going to be selfish and enjoy Sophie’s naked company, the least I could do was make this right for her.

My little protégé could go forth and fuck after I was done with her. Such a nice guy. The thought made me smile as she climbed onto my lap, her dress rolling up her thighs so that her warm flesh pressed against the denim of my jeans.

Holding her by the back of her hips I bent over and sucked the swell of her breast in between my lips. Soft, luscious tits.

Yeah. Such a nice fucking guy.

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Author Erin McCarthy

Author Erin McCarthy

About the Author
USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy first published in 2002 and has since written over sixty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult romance, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Erin is a RITA finalist and an ALA Reluctant Young Reader award recipient, and is both traditionally and indie published.

When she’s not writing she can be found sipping martinis in high heels or eating ice cream in fleece pajamas depending on the day, and herding her animals, kids, and amazing renovation-addicted husband.

 

Where to Find Erin McCarthy
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Release Day + Giveaway – 13 (The LIST) by Rhonda James

13 Release Day

Today is release day for 13, the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, LIST, by Rhonda James. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

13 (LIST #2) by Rhonda James

13 (LIST #2) by Rhonda James

About the Book
Title: 13
Series:  LIST #2
Author: Rhonda James
Release Date: May 11, 2018
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
“Fake it till you make it.”

A notion I once considered utterly ridiculous. Until one crazy night with a mysterious man resulted in a social media frenzy that had the entire entertainment industry talking. Seems a fake marriage was just what my career needed to make Hollywood come knocking.

Convincing him to continue the charade was almost too easy. The chemistry between us made it impossible to keep my hands to myself. But it was all just pretend, right? Love was never in the script.

That is, until he re-wrote it.

13 Reasons You Should Stay:
1. I’m crazy about you
2. I make you laugh
3. You totally dig me

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13 (LIST #2) by Rhonda James (Full Cover)

13 (LIST #2) by Rhonda James (Full Cover)

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Excerpt
The first thing I noticed were his eyes. Bottle green with the tiniest flecks of copper scattered throughout, and when the light hit them just right, those flecks sparkled in the most intriguing way. His shaggy caramel-blond hair stuck up in all directions, as if he’d been running his fingers through it all day, and the longer I stared, the more I found myself wanting to do the same thing. Tattoos circled both of his wrists, and his ears were pierced and adorned in black onyx. He had a smile that could simultaneously melt your heart and panties. Everything about him screamed male model, and if he wasn’t, then he sure as hell should be. He was that gorgeous. The bar was packed, and he was seated close. So close his muscular thigh pressed tightly against mine, making it impossible to ignore his presence. Not that I wanted to or anything.

By the time I finished examining him, I looked up and found his pouty lips were puckered as if he was deep in thought. Either that or he was thinking about kissing me. Yeah, I knew we hadn’t been formally introduced, but I’d definitely consider kissing those lips. His gaze was intense, and it roamed my entire body, slowly, as if he were cataloging every detail for later when he was alone and naked in the shower. The thought of him naked, alone or otherwise, excited me.

“No one special.” I fidgeted in my seat. “Old boyfriend.”

“If you ask me, he’s a dumbass for letting you get away. You’re much prettier than candy.”

Another blush heated my cheeks as I shook my head and responded, if only to keep him talking, “Ahh, but you haven’t seen this particular piece of candy.”

“Don’t need to. He gave you up. In my book, that’s reason enough to achieve asshole status.” He winked and tipped his glass to mine. “But, thanks to his assholery, you’re here with me. So… to assholes.”

Okay. He was definitely flirting.

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Author Rhonda James

Author Rhonda James

About the Author
Rhonda is an Amazon bestselling romance author who strives to create a book boyfriend for all her readers. She’s married and lives in Michigan with her family. In her spare time you can find her talking to readers, getting lost in a new book, or just spending time with her family.

 

 

 

 

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Where to Find Rhonda James
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – LOVE ME ONLY (Love Me Only Duet) by Justice K. Chambers and Susan James Pierce

LOVE ME ONLY Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for LOVE ME ONLY, the first book in the adult contemporary romance duet, Love me Only, by Justice K. Chambers and Susan James Pierce. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on their giveaway.

LOVE ME ONLY (Love Me Only Duet #1) by Justice K. Chambers and Susan James Pierce

LOVE ME ONLY (Love Me Only Duet #1) by Justice K. Chambers and Susan James Pierce

About the Book
Title:
LOVE ME ONLY
Series: Love Me Only Duet #1
Authors: Justice K. Chambers and Susan James Pierce
Release Date: May 7, 2018
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Bridesmaids meets Sleeping with the Enemy.

A haunting past. A specific set of rules. One man determined to break them.

Chase Anniston has a haunting past full of drug abuse and heartbreak, and now as a recovered heroin addict, she’s focused on keeping her life and career on track. The way she does it? She’s formed a set of rules to keep her safe from the two things she deems trouble – men and drugs:

Never give into your cravings.

Never fall in love.

Never date your boss’ clients.

And these rules have kept her out of trouble for years… until Jared came along.

Jared Bryan is a country music star who used to be more notorious for partying and womanizing than his music, and he’s now a client at the PR firm where Chase works. A chance run-in with her at a bachelorette getaway in Vegas leaves him both intrigued and perplexed. Chase is like no other woman he’s met before. She’s beautiful. She’s feisty. And she’snot easily impressed.

Chase might be everything he’s ever wanted, but he’s also the last thing she needs. He’s hell bent on winning her over anyway.

Love Me Only is Book One of the Love Me Only Duet, a Romantic Suspense series.

Intended for readers 18 and over. This book may contain substance and domestic abuse triggers for some.

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Excerpt
You know the moment you can feel someone standing behind you? Like you can sense their energy? Multiply that by about a thousand, and that’s what this feels like.

I turn to see who’s in my personal space, expecting it to be some drunk idiot, but it’s not.

Holy crap.

It’s a guy who looks exactly like Jared Bryan… the playboy country singer Stella represents – fair skin, eyes so blue they can’t be real. I’ve never met him in person; he’s never come to the Atlanta office. But I’ve seen numerous pictures, and this guy’s dark hair is a little longer than Jared’s. And he seems… taller than I imagined Jared to be. Leaner. Not skinny, but lean in a cut way. In a really tasty way.

He could quite possibly be a hotter version of the singer himself. And apparently he knows it.

He smirks at me as I study him.

I shake my head. Get it together.

“Jared Bryan,” he says, extending his hand for a shake.

I laugh. “Right.” What a douchebag. Going around pretending to be him.

He cocks his gorgeous head. Gives me a ‘you don’t believe me?’ look.

“Okay, Jared,” I say, mocking him, and then shoo him away with my free hand. “Go use this one-man sideshow on someone else.” I’m not buying it. Last I heard, the real Jared was in Nashville working on his latest album. “Like a girl who’s drunk and incredibly desperate.”

He just stands there, still smirking. Like he’s waiting on me to cave.

When I turn back to the railing and scan over the crowd for my friends, I hope he’ll get the hint. But of course he doesn’t.

I take a long sip of my cranberry juice, wishing it had a shot of something strong in it, and suck in a piece of ice.

He moves to stand beside me, abs pressed against the railing. “Full house, huh?” he says.

I ignore him, crunching on the ice.

“Oh my God, look…” a girl says below. “It’s Jared Bryan!”

He waves.

She whips out her phone and takes pictures.

I turn my head away, shielding my face with my hand as much as I can. I don’t want to be seen next to Fake Jared on social media.

Girls flood over to the bouncer to try and get up the stairs.

I’m too amused at this point to be irritated. I can’t help but smile smugly at him. “You’re eating this up, aren’t you?” 

He studies me, almost a little too intensely, his smile widening. God, he’s got a killer smile, and I’d be lying if I said it doesn’t make my lady parts melt. 

He’s good, I’ll give him that. He’s even wearing Jared’s signature leather jacket.

“I’m not sure how to answer,” he finally says.

“Oh, cut the crap,” I chuckle. “You’re a Jared impersonator looking to get laid.”

He shrugs, looks back over the crowd. “Maybe, maybe not,” he teases.

“Is it safe to look now?” I ask.

“Yeah, she’s stumbled off to the bar. You’re good.”

When I face the crowd again, he says, “Not a drinker?”

I look into my cranberry juice, back to him. “Nope. I prefer to be the sober one. It’s more entertaining.”

As if to prove my point, a guy below attempts to break dance and ends up smacking his head on the floor and passing out. “Like so,” I say, gesturing toward the break-dancer wannabe.

Jared leans against the rail with a small laugh. “Where’s your drink?” I ask. “The real Jared Bryan is a partier, you know.”

He gives me an odd look.

“But you have the playboy part down.”

“Playboy?” he repeats.

“Yeah.” I motion to myself. “Like how you’re trying to pick me up at the moment.”

“You think I’m hitting on you, huh? Maybe I’m just being nice to the lonely sober girl.”

I bark a laugh, but part of me scrambles to think back over this short encounter to see if I misread things.

No. That’s what guys like him are so good at – I’m playing hard to get. Or as far as he knows, I don’t want him to get me at all. And he’s playing it off like I might be conceited to save him from feeling rejected. “I’m sober but I’m not lonely. I’m here with my girlfriends.”

“And where are they?” he asks, almost taunts. Like I’m making them up to not seem like a loser.

Irritation swells inside, and I scan the dancefloor for them. I’ve only known this guy five minutes and I’m not sure if I want to push him over the railing or take him up on a one night stand. Fake Jared would obviously be game.

Truth be known, I’ve thought of Jared several times over the years when I slept with other guys. This might be as close as I’ll ever get to the real thing. At the very least, though, he distracted me from my heroin craving.

“There,” I say, pointing at them a little too eagerly. Why do I feel like I have something to prove to this guy? The three of them are dancing in a circle while holding their drinks, and apparently, Shea had a wardrobe makeover in the bathroom. She unbuttoned her blouse enough to show some cleavage and has tucked the bottom of it up under her bra. A Hildie creation, I have no doubt. But I can’t deny it looks better than before. Who knew Shea had a killer body?

“The blonde, the redhead, and the strawberry blonde?”

“Yep.”

“Why aren’t you down there with them, then?”

I sip my cranberry juice. “Not really my scene.” I say it sharply, hoping he’ll feel the sting of it. This is obviously his scene as well.

“Let me guess,” he says, straightening and rubbing his stubbled jawline. His eyes roam over the tattoos on my arm. Over my little black dress and messy bun. I subtly bend my arms more so he won’t see the injection scars. “Art galleries and poetry readings?”

I shake my head, though the poetry part is pretty accurate. Not that I would tell him.

I smile pointedly and throw his previous answer back in his face, “Maybe, maybe not.”

He tosses his head back in laughter, and when he looks back at me, there’s a flash of something in his eyes – familiarity. Respect. Intrigue. I’m throwing his game right back at him and he’s not used to it. And though I can see he likes it, I can also tell he’s not sure if he can crack me. He’s like every other egotistical man – how much should he try with me before he gets too far into rejection territory? Am I worth the risk?

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Author Justice K. Chambers

Author Justice K. Chambers

About the Author
Justice K. Chambers is from the suburbs of Atlanta, GA and is a stay at home mother of two. Her passions include reading and writing poetry, and taking care of her farm animals.

 

 

 

 

 

Where to find Justice K. Chambers
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Author Susan James Pierce

Author Susan James Pierce

About the Author
Multiple Award Nominated and Bestselling Author Susan James Pierce has a degree in Marketing Management, works for a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, Georgia, and devotes her precious, spare time to writing Paranormal, Sci-fi, and Romantic Suspense novels.

 

 

 

 

 

Where to find Susan James Pierce
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Excerpt Reveal – ONE BABY DADDY (Dating by the Numbers) by Meghan Quinn

ONE BABY DADDY Cover Reveal

Meghan Quinn is revealing an excerpt from ONE BABY DADDY, the third book in her adult contemporary romance series, Dating by Numbers, releasing May 17, 2018. See below for information on the book, a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR, and the exclusive excerpt.

ONE BABY DADDY (Dating by the Numbers #3) by Meghan Quinn

ONE BABY DADDY (Dating by the Numbers #3) by Meghan Quinn

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: ONE BABY DADDY
Series: Dating by Numbers #3
Author: Meghan Quinn
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 17, 2018
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
“What are you doing now that your team is out of the running for the Stanley Cup?”

Forget.

I need to forget. I need an escape.

Only one person isn’t falling for my reputation as the NHL’s Golden Boy; she captured my attention the minute she called me out for snooping through my best friend’s house. She didn’t want to hear my reason–she only wanted to playfully give me a hard time.

Adalyn is bold, sassy–and the perfect escape.

She’s everywhere. In town and in my dreams, and suddenly I need to spend every waking moment with her.

And I do, making this summer the best off-season I’ve ever had.

But in the midst of getting lost in Adalyn, what I don’t expect is to get her pregnant.

And what I definitely don’t expect is having to fight for her affection.

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Excerpt
Tentative at first, we explore, our lips light, our mouths not quite nipping, but not fusing together either.

We probe, we search, we delve into each other.

Her hands to my face.

My fingers tangling in her wavy brown curls.

Mouths open.

A gasp.

A moan.

A tightened grip.

The lightest touch of tongues.

Scooting closer, she wraps her legs around the back of mine, linking them together.

Tangling, molding, becoming one, the sweet taste of her mouth on mine . . . I’m lost.

Falling and falling fast, our kiss so deep, so intense with each thrust of our tongues, with each mingling of our lips, with every intake of desperate breath.

Tender, the way she moves her lips across mine.

Shaky, the way her hands tentatively explore the crevasses and divots of my broad and built chest.

Fearful . . . of the unknown, of what this means.

But so goddamn electrifying because the craving I’ve harbored for this woman is finally being sated.

Eyes closed, hands lingering, I slowly pull away and rest my forehead on Adalyn’s trying to catch my breath, taking a second to steady the jittery, wobbly feeling in my legs.

“Wow,” I mumble. “That was—”

“Unforgettable,” she finishes for me, her nose rubbing against mine.

Exhaling, I say, “Yeah, it was.”

My hands venture to her sides, memorizing every contour of her body in their path. “Where’s your bedroom?”

Her eyes light up and she hops down from the counter, taking my hand in hers in the process. “This way.” She practically skips down the hallway, light and giddy.

The dark hallway leads to another white, clean, and crisp bedroom. Smooth lines, monotone colors of whites and creams, with one light blue throw pillow on her plush white bed that looks like a cloud floating in the middle of heaven.

Angling in my direction, she reaches for the hem of her dress, but I stop her, gripping her shoulders and standing her upright. Confusion laces her eyes and I take no time in easing that confusion.

“I want to take this slow, Adalyn.” I let out an unsteady breath. “That kiss back there, fuck . . .” I press a hand through my hair. “That rocked my goddamn world.”

Shyly, she peeks up at me through her eyelashes. “It rocked my world too.”

Unable to keep my hands off her for too long, I tip her chin up and press my lips against hers, my mouth smoothing along hers, lush and delicious, just as I expected. She sighs into me, holding on to my waist. I press my tongue against hers again, loving how she gives as much as I take.

Slowing down, my lips brush hers, the fiery passion we have for each other simmering like a pot ready to boil, but never getting hot enough.

I don’t want it to get too hot. Not right now.

I need to know more about her. I want more time with her. I don’t want to jump into this—into a physical relationship—when I know there is so much more I can share with this woman.

There is time for this connection to go beyond the physical, but for now, I need to not get wrapped up in the sensation of her being so close to me and rather seduce her mind instead. I. Want. Her. I want what Calder and Rachel have. I want the depth of trust and friendship I’ve seen in my parents’ marriage . . . How is that possible so soon? God, I want inside her, but I think I need inside her heart more than in her body.

Yes, I’m certifiable.

Completely.

“Can we agree on something?”

“Depends on what it is.” Her fingers trace up and down my spine.

Tracing her pattern, matching it with my fingers, I say, “Can we both acknowledge this unimaginable pull between us? Can we admit to ourselves that the physical is there, that we both would have no problem taking this relationship to the bed?”

“Easily,” she breathes out heavily, her fingers playing with the hem of my shirt.

“Can we also agree to wait?”

Sighing heavily, she rests her head against my chest, knocking it a few times with her forehead. “You’re killing me, Hayden.”

“I know but there have been too many times where the physical has taken the lead in developing a relationship and the communication has lacked. I don’t want that with you.”

“I can understand that.” She bites her bottom lip, her thoughts running a mile a minute in that pretty head of hers. “But what about . . . you know . . . when you have to leave, go back to Philly?”

I nod. “This is for then. So when I do go back, we’ll be okay. Because I can see a future with you, Adalyn, and that’s why I want to build something solid with you, something that can last. I want that chance. With you.”

“So when you return to Philly, you want to stay in contact with me?”

“Fuck yes, I do. And I’m going to have you sitting front and center at as many games as you can get to, especially since I’m trying to make hockey your favorite sport.”

“I don’t know.” She smiles. “That’s going to be one hell of a task to accomplish. Think you can handle it?”

“I know I can.” I press a quick kiss against her lips and then slap her ass, making her squeal. With a wink, I say, “Go get changed for bed, we have some making out to do.”

“Making out?” she asks, adding in a lift of that well-defined eyebrow of hers.

Acting stern and pointing my finger at her, I say, “Just making out. If you start with your wandering hands, I’m going to jet out of here, taking my body warmth with me.”

“That’s just cruel.”

“Then keep it in your pants, Adalyn.” Smiling wickedly, I go to the living room to grab my overnight bag, reprimanding myself with the same warning.

Keep it in your pants, Holmes.

For the love of God, keep it in your pants.

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Author Meghan Quinn

Author Meghan Quinn

About the Author
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!.

Where to Find Meghan Quinn
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Release Day – LUKE (Brother’s Keeper) by Stephanie St. Klaire

LUKE Release Day

Today is release day for LUKE, the third book in the adult mystery/romantic suspense series, Brother’s Keeper, by Stephanie St. Klaire. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and a couple of exclusive teasers. For a limited time, you can pick up the eBook for just $1.99.

LUKE (Brother's Keeper #3) by Stephanie St. Klaire

LUKE (Brother’s Keeper #3) by Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Book – On Sale for $1.99
Title: Luke
Series: Brother’s Keeper III
Author: Stephanie St. Klaire
Release Date: May 10, 2018
Genre: Adult Mystery/Romantic Suspense
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Synopsis
Luke O’Reilly has seen it all, done it all, and lived through it all. When a career ending injury forces him to retire from the military, he struggles to adapt. Luke was born to be a soldier, not conform to the nine-to-five mediocrity of everyday life. He needs to protect and serve like he needs his next breath. 

Angry, with a bitter taste of civilian life, he finds himself searching for purpose in dangerous operatives through the family business that is Brother’s Keeper Security. Working alongside his brothers, protecting them and those they love, gives him satisfaction. But he still wants more – needs more – and struggles to find it. That is, until the one thing he didn’t think he was searching for, lands on his doorstep. Literally. 

Daisy King lives life on her own terms, just the way she likes it. A free spirit, until she finds herself in the protective clutches of Brother’s Keeper, one frustrating brother in particular. As the key witness to a high-profile murder, the stakes turn dangerous and take an unpredictable twist leaving her once simple life an existence she’ll never reclaim. 

In a true tug of war between good and evil, Luke fights to overcome his past, to protect his future. Can Luke and Daisy save each other and find a happily ever after? Or, does murder and mayhem prevail, robbing Daisy of her freedom and sentencing Luke to a life alone?

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Brother's Keeper Series

Get caught up on the series:

Book 1: DECLAN
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Book 2: LIAM
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Author Stephanie St. Klaire

Author Stephanie St. Klaire

About the Author
Stephanie St. Klaire debuted in 2016, launching her writing career with Rescued, the first book in the widely popular, five book series known as McKenzie Ridge. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs.

As a writer, Stephanie brings realistic circumstances to the pages, and fills them with real emotion, reactions, and outcomes. Her characters are passionate, have bold personalities, and full of life. She writes happily ever after’s, with plenty of twists, turns, drama, and of course, steamy romance.

Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.

Follow Stephanie St. Klaire on Social media to learn more about her, and to keep up with her work.

Where to Find Stephanie St. Klaire
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Cover Reveals – RED STARR SERIES by Kennedy Layne

Red Starr Series Cover Reveal

USA Today bestselling author, Kennedy Layne, is unveiling brand new covers to all eight books in her adult romantic suspense/military romance series, Red Starr. See below for the new covers, information on the books, and buy links. STARR’S AWAKENING, book 1 in the series, is now available for free.

STARR’S AWAKENING (Red Starr #1) by Kennedy Layne

STARR’S AWAKENING (Red Starr #1) by Kennedy Layne

About Book 1
Title: STARR’S AWAKENING
Series: Red Starr #1
Author: Kennedy Layne
Release Date: November 18, 2014
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense/Military Romance
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Synopsis
From USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne comes a thrilling hostage rescue series that will lead you down perilous paths of passion, intrigue and suspense… 

Catori Starr has been lost in a crippling grief since losing her husband, Red. Since learning he went MIA on a rescue mission abroad, she has existed more than lived. She’s a shell of who she used to be. Restarting Red Starr HRT is a last-ditch opportunity to overcome her pain–and keep her husband’s legacy alive. With a team of cherry-picked men, she must now decide if she’s willing to set aside a years-old grief to begin a new life filled with the potential of fated dreams…or deadly peril.

 

 

 

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HEARTHS OF FIRE (Red Starr #2) by Kennedy Layne

HEARTHS OF FIRE (Red Starr #2) by Kennedy Layne

About Book 2
Title: HEARTHS OF FIRE
Series: Red Starr #2
Author: Kennedy Layne
Release Date: December 9, 2014
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense/Military Romance
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Synopsis
Moving forward with his life…

Neal Bauer tried returning home once before and he found that some things aren’t meant to be. When Red Starr HRT, a paramilitary hostage rescue team, offered him a position that would use his specialized skillset that had served him well in the military–he jumped at the chance.

The past has a way of returning…

Charlotte Whitefall has made some really bad decisions in her life…leaving Neal Bauer standing at the altar tops the list. Growing up in Hearth, Missouri has taught her that when someone leaves their small town, they don’t return. She saved Neal from a painful choice by moving on with her life and raising her sister alone.

Coming home…

When a local cult invades the town of Hearth, the citizens do their best to stay clear of the members. Everything changes when Charlotte’s little sister is drawn into their way of life. There is only one man who has the connections to eliminate the dangerous threat. Can Charlotte persuade Neal to come home long enough to rescue her sister? More importantly, can she convince him that she made a terrible mistake all those years ago–and possibly rekindle their smoldering passion?

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TARGETS ENTANGLED (Red Starr #3) by Kennedy Layne

TARGETS ENTANGLED (Red Starr #3) by Kennedy Layne

About Book 3
Title: TARGETS ENTANGLED
Series: Red Starr #3
Author: Kennedy Layne
Release Date: March 24, 2015
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense/Military Romance
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Synopsis
USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne continues the Red Starr series with a nail-biting mission that will leave you turning the pages well into the night…

Dreams die…

Daegan Murphy lives life the way it’s meant to be lived…not a care in the world. With his motorcycle, sniper rifle, and career choice, some might think he has a death wish. But he’s got a family who loves him, team members that count on him, and hostages to rescue. He wouldn’t purposefully put himself in death’s crosshairs because he knows what it’s like to be the one left behind.

Faith exists…

Ferrin Hewitt believes everything has order and her years in the military reflected that. She runs her civilian life as disciplined and organized as the Navy taught her. So why is it that she finds herself attracted to a former Marine who lives his life on the edge and completely opposite of what she believes in?

Love endures…

Ferrin’s assignment is simple–to keep those saving others safe. When the worst happens and the blame is put on her, Daegan is the only one to come to her defense. She knows help is never given without strings and when their search for the truth leads to a passion she can’t control, the one thing she’ll need rescued is her heart.

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IGNITING PASSION (Red Starr #4) by Kennedy Layne

IGNITING PASSION (Red Starr #4) by Kennedy Layne

About Book 4
Title: IGNITING PASSION
Series: Red Starr #4
Author: Kennedy Layne
Release Date: May 19, 2015
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense/Military Romance
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Synopsis
USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne continues the Red Starr series with a highly explosive hostage rescue mission that will leave you riveted until the very end…

Risking everything…

Aaron “Stick” Scott spent twelve years of his life protecting his country. He diffused well over fifteen hundred bombs during the course of his military career, expecting each one to be his last. Luck had a huge part in his survival but it was fate that had a laugh at his expense by having a woman shatter his heart.

Playing it safe…

Simone Laurent’s career as a cultural attaché wasn’t exciting by any means, but she did love promoting the culture of her homeland. What she hadn’t anticipated was getting caught up in political war where her life would be at risk. Her situation goes from bad to worse when the man she left behind is the only one who can save her.

Igniting Passion…

Stick’s hostage rescue mission becomes sidetracked when he’s ordered to protect the one woman who couldn’t handle his job. Seeing her in the light of day brings back memories they’d both rather soon forget, but it’s the long evenings together that lights a fuse neither one can ignore. Will their reignited passion survive the highly explosive danger that’s coming their way?

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UNTOLD DEVOTION (Red Starr #5) by Kennedy Layne

UNTOLD DEVOTION (Red Starr #5) by Kennedy Layne

About Book 5
Title: UNTOLD DEVOTION
Series: Red Starr #5
Author: Kennedy Layne
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense/Military Romance
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Synopsis
Searching for the truth finally unlocks multiple secrets in this exciting continuation of the Red Starr series by USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne…

Searching for the truth…

Kane “Gunny” Taylor has spent over a year searching for answers in his sister’s death. That time has culminated in the form of a land, air, and sea rescue operation conducted to save the lives of abducted schoolchildren in her honor. He thought he would find peace in this mission, but what he found was so much more.

Unlocking secrets…

Jade Amherst knows only too well the meaning of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. She’s been held captive for over seventeen months and she’s counted every day, hour, and minute that passed. The rescue mission seemed surreal, the reason behind it so poignant, and the man who led the operation all too real—only she couldn’t move forward without putting her past behind her.

Untold devotion…

Gunny finally returns home after being gone for far too long, another successful mission behind him, and a potential future with a beautiful woman who was so much more. He should have known better than to think things would be easy. Jade’s past comes back with a vengeance and another hostage situation ensues. Will they be as fortunate a second time around?

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FULFILLING PROMISES (Red Starr #6) by Kennedy Layne

FULFILLING PROMISES (Red Starr #6) by Kennedy Layne

About Book 6
Title: FULFILLING PROMISES
Series: Red Starr #6
Author: Kennedy Layne
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense/Military Romance
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Synopsis
An unforgettable mission hits close to home in this continuation of the Red Starr series by USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne…

John “Trigger” Dixon returned to his small hometown in rural Mississippi as a favor to an old high school friend. It was meant to be a quick trip, with a short visit to his parents and an afternoon spent spoiling his two nephews. He should have known his vacation wouldn’t go as planned. The rebel in him always got in the way.

Devyn Wilde had lived up to her surname according to the townsfolk–at least by reputation. She’d never let it bother her before, but she’d finally had enough after she was brought in for questioning by the police for her brother’s murder. How could anyone believe that she would forsake her family? In the south, family comes before anyone or anything.

Trigger had last seen Devyn right before he’d joined the Red Starr Hostage Rescue Team, both of them agreeing to end their casual relationship. After all, it had been a temporary diversion–friends with benefits. He hadn’t expected to find that she was a suspect in a homicide investigation, secretly investigating her brother’s mysterious murder. Their sweet passion returns full force despite the danger, but keeping an old promise might just cost him his life.

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FATED IDENTITY (Red Starr #7) by Kennedy Layne

FATED IDENTITY (Red Starr #7) by Kennedy Layne

About Book 7
Title: FATED IDENTITY
Series: Red Starr #7
Author: Kennedy Layne
Release Date: June 28, 2016
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense/Military Romance
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Synopsis
USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne continues the Red Starr series in a build-up to the one question everyone has been asking…is Brendan “Red” O’Neill dead or alive?

Grady Kenton has loved and lost–and he doesn’t plan on repeating it. He enjoys his semi-retired life as a consultant with the CIA while only taking the cases he finds interesting. He relishes the long seductive weekends with Brienne Chaylse, the beautiful liaison who understands his boundaries and accepts things the way he needs them to be.

Secretly, Brienne doesn’t understand why Grady can’t move on from his past. What she does know is that he’s more emotionally distant than when they’d first met and she can’t accept the friends-with-benefits play any longer. Something has to change, and fate forces her hand when her identity as a CIA special agent is leaked to the media. She and Grady must race to discover whose betrayal runs deep while their true feelings emerge in this perilous time. Unfortunately, the secrets revealed have the potential to shatter the love they’ve shared while on pursuit of a danger that could change everything.

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RED’S SALVATION (Red Starr #8) by Kennedy Layne

RED’S SALVATION (Red Starr #8) by Kennedy Layne

About Book 8
Title: RED’S SALVATION
Series: Red Starr #8
Author: Kennedy Layne
Release Date: January 17, 2017
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense/Military Romance
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Synopsis
USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne concludes the Red Starr series with an extraordinary mission that will keep you riveted to the very last page…

It has taken Catori Starr years to come to terms with the death of her husband during a failed hostage rescue mission.   She’d overcome her tragedy better than anyone could expect, but no one could truly understand the crushing black hole left in her grieving heart.  She’d moved on to the best of her abilities, even reopening the doors to their business and operating a hostage rescue team she’d personally recruited.

Brendan “Red” O’Neill’s last mission didn’t go as planned.  He’d ended up becoming a political prisoner to a fragmented national government in a country that was supposed to be an ally to the United States of America.  He lost count of the endless days spent wasting away throughout his years in captivity, but never once had he forgotten the vision of his wife’s beautiful face.  She was the only motivation he’d managed to keep for his own sanity as he clung to life.

Breathe.  That’s what Starr had to keep telling herself over and over as she discovered the closely held secrets surrounding the facts of that fated mission.  Her husband had been captured alive and she would move heaven and earth to bring him home, even if that meant sacrificing everything they had—including her own life.

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Author Kennedy Layne

Author Kennedy Layne

About the Author
Kennedy Layne is a USA Today bestselling author. She draws inspiration for her military romantic suspense novels in part from her not-so-secret second life as a wife of a retired Marine Master Sergeant. He doubles as her critique partner, beta reader, and military consultant. They live in the Midwest with their teenage son and menagerie of pets. The loyal dogs and mischievous cats appreciate her writing days as much as she does, usually curled up in front of the fireplace. She loves hearing from readers–find out how to connect with her at www.kennedylayne.com..

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