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Blog Tour – Excerpt – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (The Finish Line Series) by Timarie

 

Welcome to the blog tour for PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, The Finish Line, by Timarie

Welcome to the blog tour for PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, The Finish Line, by Timarie. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, The Finish Line, by Timarie

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (The Finish Line Series #1) by Timarie

About the Book
Title: PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Series: The Finish Line Series #1
Author: Timarie
Release Date: October 15, 2020
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
April 15, 2013, Patriots Day. The city of Boston, and all of the nation, was rocked by a terrorist attack at the historical Boston Marathon finish line. Countless people are affected by this tragedy, including Michael Farino and Ireland “Ilee” Murphy. Neither one of them could have predicted that the act of saving Ilee’s life would lead Michael on a journey of personal discovery, while a decades old war between their rival Boston crime families threatens their happiness and their lives.

Michael and Ilee will have to pledge their allegiances to either their families or each other, but it is not that simple. Passion, secrets, betrayal and a very complicated past are working against Michael and Ilee. Nothing is ever as it seems… Nothing!

The finish line is just their beginning….

 

 

 

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Excerpt #3
I take the seat my father gestured to when I first walked in next to Uncle Enzo. My father begins talking to no one in particular. “I know this has been a fucked-up week for all of us, none more so than Mikey. Thank God, everyone is OK, and we’re now looking ahead.” I am irritated that he’s so short-sighted that what he really means is thank God everyone he cares about is OK, because there are hundreds of people who are still far from OK. “Damian told me about our friend on the Hill and how he wants to take up winter sports with us,” my father says as he holds his finger to the side of his nose mimicking cocaine. He’s referring to Capini. I nod my head. “He also told me that my brilliant son had the idea that should we give him access to winter sports training; having that piece of information could prove to be beneficial, especially since we are going to need his help securing the Seaport District location.”

My stomach drops. Fuck! This is going to be all-out war with Murphy. How the fuck will that go over with Ilee? I know she says she hates her father, and on some level she probably does, but it’s still her father. He’s the only parent she has left, and if our families start going at it how can we possibly make this work? I have to try again to reason with my father. Maybe my uncle can help me get through to him since he is my father’s most trusted adviser.

“Zio, please tell him this is a horrible idea. The dock is not worth the risk to all of our other business dealings or our soldiers if we get into another war.”

Uncle Enzo thinks for a minute and shifts in his chair to look at me. “Michael, at first I agreed with you, but then after looking over what we would be up against with Murphy’s crew, I started to see things differently. They don’t have the soldiers they used to have. Most are dead or in jail. They have maybe 20 people, where we have over a hundred. I don’t think even that fucking harp is stupid enough to wage war with the odds so heavily in our favor.”

I look at my uncle and then my father. “If we were down to 20 soldiers would we ever back down if Murphy and his boys tried to open up a liquor store on Commercial Street or Atlantic Ave.? Fuck no, we wouldn’t. We would never give up an inch to that piece of shit. Murphy is a sick fuck who gets off on things like this. He’ll go balls to the wall to get us out of there. It isn’t worth it in the long run.”

My father sits back and brings his index finger to his lips. “Mikey, you make a lot of good points, but you’re also soft when it comes to the street game. That’s my fault. I want you to bring our good name into the business world legitimately, and you have.” He leans forward on his desk, pinning me with his eyes. “Stay in that world, son. Let us handle the dirty work. There are pieces already in motion.”

I sigh, “So then why tell me anything about it if I’m too soft for you.” I emphasize the word soft.

“Watch yourself or you’ll get a slap,” my father threatens, but I know it’s all talk. I don’t think my father ever put his hands on me in a serious way. “We need you to work with Capini to get this deal done. There’s going to be a lot of red tape, and since we’re helping his activity calendar fill up this winter he should be more than happy to help.” I give a disgusted nod. “Damian will arrange the other thing with our friend and use you to let him know all about the winter activities.”

Fuck, no. “No way, Dad. I want zero involvement in that. I handle the business, remember?”

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Author Timarie

Author Timarie

About the Author
Timarie was born and raised in East Boston, Massachusetts. To this very day, Timarie still only live a few miles outside of downtown Boston. Since her early teens, Timarie has been a singer/song writer. After university, she continued to work in music, while simultaneously developing her business acumen in the private sector. It wasn’t until shortly after the terrorist attacks at the Boston Marathon finish line, that Timarie’s creative vision for this literary series came into focus.

Timarie continues to work in music, as well as being an active writer. In addition to the books in The Finish Line Series, Timarie has also authored three other books awaiting publication at the time of this printing. It is her hope to show the world that Boston is not just the birthplace of America, but also one of the most diverse, intriguing and culturally rich places in the country. As she always says, “Boston is always a supporting character in all of my books.”

Nothing is more important to Timarie than her family and friends, which includes her beloved Maine Coon, Princess. Timarie is also a fierce advocate for racial, gender and LGBTQ+ equality. She promotes independent thinking and social positivity.

Where to Find Timarie
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Cover Reveal – HIDDEN IN THE CAPITOL (In the Capitol Series) by B. Ivy Woods

 

Author Ivy. B. Woods is revealing the cover to HIDDEN IN THE CAPITOL, the third book in her adult romantic suspense series, In the Capitol, releasing November 20, 2020

Author Ivy. B. Woods is revealing the cover to HIDDEN IN THE CAPITOL, the third book in her adult romantic suspense series, In the Capitol, releasing November 20, 2020. See below for information on the book and series, preorder links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

HIDDEN IN THE CAPITOL, the third book in the adult romantic suspense series, In the Capitol, by B. Ivy Woods

HIDDEN IN THE CAPITOL (In the Capitol Series #3) by B. Ivy Woods

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: HIDDEN IN THE CAPITOLS
Series: In the Capitol Series #3
Author: B. Ivy Woods
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 20, 2020
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Synopsis
Sometimes things are better left alone.

Eve Jackson stumbles upon a secret that was never meant to see the light of day. She’s a journalist and it’s her job to find the story. But when she becomes the story, it’s time to get out of dodge. With the help of Kane Slade, the man who is the opposite of everything she thinks she wants, she bolts out of town.⠀

Kane doesn’t think twice about rescuing Eve. He happens to be in the right place at the right time. He also believes they could rekindle the chemistry they had during a one night stand several years ago. Most days he can be found running a foundation that supports veterans, but has always been secretive about his side gigs. After things get heated in Washington DC, he invites Eve to stay with him in his hometown, Capitol, Virginia. What starts out as a small vacation quickly turns dangerous

Nothing stays hidden in the Capitol for long.

 

 

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HIDDEN IN THE CAPITOL, the third book in the adult romantic suspense series, In the Capitol, by B. Ivy Woods

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Get Caught Up on the Series

Book 0.5: LOVE IN THE CAPITOL
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Book 1: CONSPIRACY IN THE CAPITOL
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Book 2: REVENGE IN THE CAPITOL
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Author B. Ivy Woods

Author B. Ivy Woods

About the Author
B. Ivy Woods has been writing for as long as she can remember. After getting her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Environmental Policy and a Master’s in Energy Policy and Law and working in the environmental field for several years, she decided to become a stay-at-home mom. That is when thoughts of a writing career really took off. Although she competed in NaNoWriMo multiple times, 2019 was the first year that she won. This win inspired her to make writing a career. Her debut novel will be self-published in 2020.

Although she is originally from New York City, she currently lives in the DMV (Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia) with her husband, daughter, dog, and cat.

 

Where to find B. Ivy Woods
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Cover Reveal – THE TIN MAN (Inner Circle Series) by Kailin Gow

 

USA Today bestselling author Kailin Gow is revealing the cover to THE TIN MAN, the first book in her adult romantic suspense/romantic thriller series, Inner Circle, releasing December 8, 2020

USA Today bestselling author Kailin Gow is revealing the cover to THE TIN MAN, the first book in her adult romantic suspense/romantic thriller series, Inner Circle, releasing December 8, 2020. See below for the cover, information on the book, preorder links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

THE TIN MAN, the first book in the adult romantic suspense/romantic thriller series, Inner Circle, by USA Today bestselling author Kailin Gow

THE TIN MAN (Inner Circle Series #1) by Kailin Gow

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
THE TIN MAN
Series: Inner Circle Series #1
Author: Kailin Gow
Publisher: Imprint on the Go
Release Date: December 8, 2020
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense/Romantic Thriller
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Synopsis
I am known as the Tin Man, because I have no heart.

I have no qualms about doing the things that I do. I was sent to complete a mission which involved a young woman. She changed me, and that changed everything. Including who and what I am.

I was the Tin Man, and in order for me to live, for her to live, I must take them down. The Inner Circle, aka Oz.

Which means I must take down all the players in Oz, including the Lion, The Scarecrow, Dorothy, and the Wizard.

This is not the Wonderland you read about in fairy tales, but a dark bad place. Before you go, remember to bring an Ax.

**The Inner Circle Series is a Suspenseful Romance, which includes mature themes and scenes. TV-Mature.

 

 

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THE TIN MAN, the first book in the adult romantic suspense/romantic thriller series, Inner Circle, by USA Today bestselling author Kailin Gow

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USA Today bestselling author Kailin Gow

Author Kailin Gow

About the Author
Kailin Gow is a million-selling international and USA Today bestselling author who writes in many genres under her name and other pen names. She has been an invited speaker on Book Expo America, appeared on CBS News about writing books with social issues, and the Top 15 National radio regularly on women’s issues, women in film and Hollywood, and leadership. She is also an award-winning producer, director, screenwriter, and television host of 4 tv series with 2 more series in 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Kalin Gow
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Release Day – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (The Finish Line Series) by Timarie

 

Today is release day for PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, The Finish Line, by Timarie

Today is release day for PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, The Finish Line, by Timarie. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive release day excerpt.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, The Finish Line, by Timarie

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (The Finish Line Series #1) by Timarie

About the Book
Title: PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Series: The Finish Line Series #1
Author: Timarie
Release Date: October 15, 2020
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
April 15, 2013, Patriots Day. The city of Boston, and all of the nation, was rocked by a terrorist attack at the historical Boston Marathon finish line. Countless people are affected by this tragedy, including Michael Farino and Ireland “Ilee” Murphy. Neither one of them could have predicted that the act of saving Ilee’s life would lead Michael on a journey of personal discovery, while a decades old war between their rival Boston crime families threatens their happiness and their lives.

Michael and Ilee will have to pledge their allegiances to either their families or each other, but it is not that simple. Passion, secrets, betrayal and a very complicated past are working against Michael and Ilee. Nothing is ever as it seems… Nothing!

The finish line is just their beginning….

 

 

 

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Exclusive Excerpt
After what feels like an eternity, the mystery man looks up at me. His extremely blue eyes pin me to the bed. He freezes when he sees me staring back. This is really awkward, partly because I have no clue who this person is and also because I find him unbelievably attractive.

I guess I’ll make the first move here. “Hi” is all I can manage in a shy voice.

He leans over and starts talking quietly. “Hi, how are you feeling? Do you remember me?” I swallow and with an ounce of embarrassment I say, “I’m sorry, I don’t.” He smiles and runs his thumb gently down my cheek gently and smiles at me. His touch, wow! It feels like he is leaving a trail of tingles that follow his thumb.

Who the hell is this person? That is a rather intimate gesture. Should I be worried? “I’m Michael. I’m the one who helped you get to the hospital. I waited for you to get out of surgery yesterday and came up to see you when you left recovery, but you were still out of it.”

That’s right: I vaguely remember a man helping me. “I can never thank you enough for what you did for me. Without you I probably would have died on the sidewalk. Thank you isn’t enough, but it’s all I can say right now.”

He gives me a shy smile and is quiet for a moment. Then he speaks.

“You really don’t need to thank me. I’m just so relieved that you’re going to be OK. The doctors said you are going to need a lot of follow-up, but you’ll be able to walk and make a full recovery.”

I suddenly feel a little annoyed that this guy knows more about my condition than I do. “You spoke to the doctor?” I try to keep the edge out of my tone.

“Yeah, I was waiting here after the EMTs brought you in and they mistook me for your boyfriend. After you came out of surgery, Dr. Wong came out and told me you had to have a blood transfusion and they repaired muscle damage in your leg. He said you were lucky the damage was in one spot so he didn’t need to amputate.”

Amputate? What the fuck! No one mentioned amputation! Tears start streaming down my face. God, what is with me? I haven’t cried this much since I was 17. Now those memories make me cry more.

“Hey, it’s OK. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to upset you. Everything is going to be fine.” He stands and leans down to cradle my head against his hard chest and kisses the top of my head. In a moment of weakness, I grab hold of his strong arms and bury my head in his chest. I take in his incredible scent and just cry as he comforts me. For the first time since I woke up last night, I feel safe. Too safe. I feel him kiss the top of my head again and hold me tighter and I am scared to realize I really like being in this stranger’s arms. I pull away and he releases me. “I’m sorry. Thank you. I’m usually not an overly emotional person. I just can’t make sense of any of this.” I don’t tell him the “this” I am referring to isn’t the accident, but rather my feelings toward this virtual stranger who saved my life.

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PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, The Finish Line, by Timarie

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Author Timarie

Author Timarie

About the Author
Timarie was born and raised in East Boston, Massachusetts. To this very day, Timarie still only live a few miles outside of downtown Boston. Since her early teens, Timarie has been a singer/song writer. After university, she continued to work in music, while simultaneously developing her business acumen in the private sector. It wasn’t until shortly after the terrorist attacks at the Boston Marathon finish line, that Timarie’s creative vision for this literary series came into focus.

Timarie continues to work in music, as well as being an active writer. In addition to the books in The Finish Line Series, Timarie has also authored three other books awaiting publication at the time of this printing. It is her hope to show the world that Boston is not just the birthplace of America, but also one of the most diverse, intriguing and culturally rich places in the country. As she always says, “Boston is always a supporting character in all of my books.”

Nothing is more important to Timarie than her family and friends, which includes her beloved Maine Coon, Princess. Timarie is also a fierce advocate for racial, gender and LGBTQ+ equality. She promotes independent thinking and social positivity.

Where to Find Timarie
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Blog Tour – Excerpt – LETHAL TEMPTATION (Rifle Creek Series) by Kaylea Cross

 

Welcome to the blog tour for LETHAL TEMPTATION, the second book in the adult romantic suspense/military romance series, Rifle Creek, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Kaylea Cross

Welcome to the blog tour for LETHAL TEMPTATION, the second book in the adult romantic suspense/military romance series, Rifle Creek, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Kaylea Cross. See below for information on the book, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

LETHAL TEMPTATION, the second book in the adult romantic suspense/military romance series, Rifle Creek, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Kaylea Cross

LETHAL TEMPTATION (Rifle Creek Series #2) by Kaylea Cross

About the Book
Title: LETHAL TEMPTATION
Series: Rifle Creek Series #2
Author: Kaylea Cross
Release Date: September 29, 2020
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense/Military Romance
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Synopsis
She’s got her guard up.

Detective Avery Dahl finally has her life back on track after a painful divorce. She’s not going to risk her heart again, especially to a sexy veteran with heartbreak written all over him. Due to extenuating circumstances at an upcoming family wedding, she reluctantly agrees to bring him as her fake boyfriend—and soon realizes her mistake. Because Mason is as lethal with seduction as he is with a weapon, and keeps pushing her boundaries until her carefully constructed walls begin to crumble. Her instinct is to push him away, but when a mysterious enemy targets her, Avery has a choice to make. Face it alone, or take a risk and let him in.

He’s determined to get past it.

After a horrific accident ended his military career, Mason Gallant has struggled to fit into the civilian world. Now that he and his buddies are opening a business together in Rifle Creek, he’s finally found his footing again. But he never counted on meeting a woman like Avery. He can’t stop thinking about her, so when she needs help, he steps up. Except posing as her boyfriend makes things even worse—because he soon realizes he wants way more than just her body. Now that he’s seen the caring, sensual woman inside the tough cop, he wants to protect her from whoever is threatening her. As the attraction between them heats up, the danger escalates. Mason must prove to her that she can trust him with her heart as well as her life—or risk losing her to the bullet of a stone-cold killer.

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LETHAL TEMPTATION, the second book in the adult romantic suspense/military romance series, Rifle Creek, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Kaylea Cross

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Excerpt #1
Avery looked at him in surprise. “You dance?”

“Sweetheart, I’ve got moves you can’t even imagine.”

Amusement and a hint of arousal glowed in her eyes. She didn’t say anything, just followed him out to the middle of the floor amongst the other couples.

He stopped, turned her to face him and locked an arm around her waist, pulling her forward until their bodies almost touched. Avery stared up at him as the music filled the air and other dancers wove around them.

Mason slowly grasped her other hand, raising it to shoulder level. In her heels she was tall enough to look him dead in the eye, and he liked the novelty of it. He read the uncertainty in her gaze, and the desire she tried to hide. She had his entire body hard already, the need to stake his claim on her right here in front of everyone clawing at him.

He began to move, leading her to the beat, sheer possessiveness roaring inside him. This had started off as a kind of game for him, but now he wanted something more. Starting with making her give into the need he could see smoldering in her eyes. Making her surrender to the demands of her body. Make her need him.

It was impossible to tear his eyes from hers as they danced, the heat between them rising with every second. He slowed with the music, swaying gently with her, his arm locked around her waist and the fingers of his other hand encasing hers. Avery’s face was just inches from his own, her golden eyes mesmerizing. Her gaze dropped to his mouth before flicking back up, and the longing she was trying to hide undid him.

He stopped there in the middle of the dance floor to slide a hand into her hair and lower his mouth to hers. When their lips touched, she gasped and tensed for a split-second.

Mason curved his fingers around the back of her skull and angled his head, fitting their lips together. He kept the kiss slow, shoving back the raging need to take, seducing her with every stroke and caress of his lips.

Pure lust and possessiveness streaked through him like a wildfire. He held her to him, battling the need to plaster her body to him, and gave her a teasing stroke of his tongue across her lower lip.

Avery sucked in a breath and pulled her head back to stare up at him. Her irises were nothing but thin golden rings around wide black pupils, her breathing unsteady.

Fuck him. She went to his head like a drug, turning him into a raging storm of need.

She would go on the defensive now, put all her shields up with all these people around, but he’d gotten a taste of what lay beneath them, and he wasn’t giving up now.

Her ex had to be the stupidest fucking idiot alive to throw this amazing, sensual woman away.

Mason was a soldier through and through. He was going to fight for her.

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LETHAL TEMPTATION, the second book in the adult romantic suspense/military romance series, Rifle Creek, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Kaylea Cross

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Author Kaylea Cross

Author Kaylea Cross

About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, and has been nominated multiple times for the National Readers’ Choice Awards. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and family.

 

 

 

 

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – ESCAPE (The Covington Heights Crew) by Deana Birch

 

Welcome to the book blitz for ESCAPE, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, The Covington Heights Crew, by Deana Birch

Welcome to the book blitz for ESCAPE, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, The Covington Heights Crew, by Deana Birch. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

ESCAPE, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, The Covington Heights Crew, by Deana Birch

ESCAPE (The Covington Heights Crew #1) by Deana Birch

About the Book
Title: ESCAPE
Series: The Covington Heights Crew #1
Authors: Deana Birch
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 1, 2020
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Synopsis
Book one in The Covington Heights Crew series

The only thing she has to give is exactly what they want.

The Covington Heights Crew has a funny way of protecting their own. With rapes from rival gangs and human trafficking riddling their poverty-stricken streets, they’ll keep the girls from their neighborhood safe—for a price. No money? No worries. They have quite creative payment plans.

Messed up? Yeah, they know. They’re criminals.

Twenty-one-year-old Fiona Thompson was happy to stay off the radar of the twisted drug dealers who encourage her mother’s habit. She’s sure that she can work her way out of Covington and find a better life for herself and her baby sister. But then she beeped. Loud.

Second-in-command Leo Ricci is a poser. The web of lies he’s spun for a life unravels every time he’s around Fiona—every day he’s trying to keep her safe and every second he’s avoiding his destiny.

When his missteps challenge the authority to which he’s pledged his allegiance and Fiona’s life is at stake, there’s only one solution—become the man he never wanted to be and leave the place that was saving him from a worse, but unavoidable fate.

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ESCAPE, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, The Covington Heights Crew, by Deana Birch

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Excerpt #2
Leo

The day was turning out to be a fucking beauty. Not only had Golden Boy figured out some online shit that was beyond my scope of understanding, but whatever he had hacked had already started generating money on the virtual black market. Then the hottie I’d been checking out since I’d gotten to Covington had run right toward me, screaming to be rescued.

Bonus of the day? Those Bradford Tower idiots had taken one look at me and Golden Boy and run in the other fucking direction. They knew who I was—or at least they’d heard what I was capable of. No one but the bossman actually knew who I was, which was A-fucking-okay by me.

The crew sent catcalls as I ushered the little brunette past them. There was only one way she could pay us back, and I’d bet they’d also seen through her boring-ass uniform and imagined the perfect curves awaiting underneath as many times as I had. And curves she had. The glimpse I’d gotten earlier in the day had my imagination running fucking wild.

It was pretty cute how she’d tried to push my arm off her shoulder and sworn at me under her breath. Did she know what she’d gotten herself into? Probably not. Did I give a flying fuck? Nope. Was that cold and cruel? Maybe, but I was born a criminal. My moral compass had been smashed into a million pieces before I’d had the pleasure of taking my first steps.

I opened the clanky glass door of Covington Heights Two and gave the little hottie a ‘gentle’ nudge to step inside. She stumbled a little and swatted my hand away. I smiled as I pressed the button to call the elevator. I was a sucker for feisty.

“Ever been to the third floor before?” I asked, more serious than I felt.

She glared at me and propped her hands on her gorgeous hips that were in harmonious proportion to her insanely perfect-sized tits. Fucking hell, angry suited the shit out of her. I could have licked that flush right off her pale cheeks.

She scrunched her nose in full disgust and I wondered if steam might blow out of her ears like in a cartoon. It was hard to hold back my laugh.

She spat, “Why the fuck would I go to the third floor? My mom is a fucking junkie. The last place on earth you will find me is asking for any of your fucking product, you miserable prick.”

Steaming hot—every last curve and hair on her pissed-off body. It really was a banner day.

But, in fairness, I was a prick. However, I was the farthest thing from miserable. And not just because the grumbling beauty in front of me was going to probably go ballistic when Anton explained the terms of our payment plan, but also because I had escaped a destiny that I did not want.

For the three months I’d been living in Covington, I’d made my own unattached money and become a part of something greater than just family. I’d made friends—real friends, casual friends, small-nod-on-the-street-as-a-sign-of-respect friends. And unlike those stupid fucks in Bradford, none of our crew used drugs.

Sure, we’d kick back a beer at the end of a poker game we’d hosted or get a little drunk after one of our fights, but absolutely none of us were addicts.

We all worked out at least once a day, either with weights or sparring. We ate real fucking food and, yeah, we sold drugs and hosted back-door dice and card games—but we had some limits. No raping, for example. That was a big no-no for Anton. His mom had been the leader of their crime family for years, and not abusing women had been drilled into Anton for as long as I’d known him. It might have been our only virtue.

The elevator dinged and the little hottie’s mouth fell open. Yeah, the third floor didn’t look like any of the others. With sleek and polished concrete and the dark wooden doors to the suites, it resembled a luxury hotel instead of the projects.

“To the left.” I thumbed the direction and watched that fine ass exit in front of me. I bet she didn’t think she was half as gorgeous as she was. It wasn’t like someone with her life could afford make-up or nice things. But with her long dark hair, smoking little body, perfectly thin nose and high cheek bones, she was a bona-fide beauty. I had to swallow down the fucking drool as she stomped down the hall.

In front of the last door on the left, I typed in the security code, and after the small buzz of the unlocking mechanism, I pushed through. Anton sat at the counter and his steel blue eyes scrutinized me, then her. He sat perfectly still, giving away nothing, which almost made me laugh, because I knew exactly what he was thinking.

The rebellious spark the brunette had boasted in the hallway flickered out with the bossman’s silent power. Her shoulders fell and her eyes widened. Anton was thicker than me, just a little shorter and way fucking crueler than I was. She seemed to understand that in just the small twinkle of his light eyes.

She turned to me and chewed her bottom lip. Yeah, I was the safer option—which, when put into perspective, was downright hilarious. I walked over to Anton and slapped him on the back.

“Anton, meet… What’s your name, anyway?” I licked my lips slowly.

A bit of her fight came back with a glare. “Fiona.”

I continued, “Meet Fiona. She owes us for protection.”

Without taking his eyes off Fiona, Anton said, “Well, isn’t she lucky. BTs?”

“Chased her all the way home. But Goldie and I scared them off. Fucking pussies. I could have used a good fight.”

Anton glanced at me, but in that fraction of a second, it spoke volumes. I always needed a good fight. The beast inside me was malnourished, starving for the real deal.

But Fiona would understand nothing of our exchange. He sat back on his bar stool and interlaced his fingers behind his head. “Let’s go ahead and assume that since this is home, you can’t pay us for our protection. And let me tell you something you probably haven’t realized yet. You are now on the top of their list. The minute they catch you alone, they’ll nab you.”

“Let me tell you something you don’t know,” she spat. “I already was at the top of their list.”

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ESCAPE, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, The Covington Heights Crew, by Deana Birch

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Author Deana Birch

Author Deana Birch

About Author
Contemporary romance and erotica writer Deana Birch was named after her father’s first love, who just so happened not to be her mother. Born and raised in the Midwest, she made stops in Los Angeles and New York before settling in Europe where she lives with her own blue-eyed Happily Ever After. Her days are spent teaching yoga, playing tennis, ruining her children’s French homework, cleaning up dog vomit, writing her next book, or reading someone else’s.

 

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Where to Find Deana Birch
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – REVENGE IN THE CAPITOL (In the Capitol Series) by B. Ivy Woods

 

Welcome to the book blitz for REVENGE IN THE CAPITOL, the second book in the adult romantic suspense series, In the Capitol, by B. Ivy Woods

Welcome to the book blitz for REVENGE IN THE CAPITOL, the second book in the adult romantic suspense series, In the Capitol, by B. Ivy Woods. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on his giveaway.

REVENGE IN THE CAPITOL, the second book in the adult romantic suspense series, In the Capitol, by B. Ivy Woods

REVENGE IN THE CAPITOL (In the Capitol Series #2) by B. Ivy Woods

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Title: REVENGE IN THE CAPITOLS
Series: In the Capitol Series #2
Author: B. Ivy Woods
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 4, 2020
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Synopsis
The past is gone but not forgotten.

Months after Rae and Flint thwart a stalker’s attempt to destroy their relationship, they are focusing on themselves. Their relationship is better than ever and Flint’s political campaign is taking off. But as his campaign heats up, his schedule only gets busier. Rae can’t help feeling like she’s been left out in the cold.

Things go from bad to worse when their past comes back to haunt them. A forgotten foe is bent on revenge and will do everything in their power to get it, including ruin Rae and Flint’s relationship for good.

Revenge is a dish best served cold, but will Rae and Flint stop them before it’s too late?

This is book two In The Capitol series.

 

 

 

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Excerpt #3
Rae answered the knock on her door with a smirk. “Took you twenty-eight minutes to get here.”

“This will take a lot longer than that.” Flint stepped forward, leading Rae to step backward. He did it once more and closed the door with a thud. Before he could remove his coat, he stepped forward once again, kissed Rae, and in one swift motion, had her back pressed against the wall. His kiss turned rough as their tongues became intertwined. His hands moved from her face, down the curves of her body. This is what home felt like. He was her home.

Those thoughts quickly left her mind when he broke the kiss, took a small step back, and helped Rae remove the tank top from her body. She stood there looking at him in a daze.

“You know, I wish you would have kept that shirt on you had earlier.”

Rae tried to catch her breath as she asked, “Why is that?”

“Because I was hoping to rip it off.”

He stalked over and was on her in seconds, his body flush against hers. His hands and lips were everywhere as she felt her brain short-circuiting because her nerves were frayed. His breath on her lips when he took a small break from kissing her made her quiver. She felt their bodies moving backward down the hall, making their way toward the bedroom without breaking contact. About halfway there, he had enough and lifted her up, and she reacted by wrapping her legs around his waist and her fingers through his hair. Within seconds, they made it to his bedroom, and he had unclipped her bra. In a flash, her hands were out of his hair as she slipped the straps down her arms and threw her bra somewhere in the room. Rae felt the gears in her mind begin to work again and placed her hands on his chest to halt him. The look on his face mirrored a five-year-old who had been told that they couldn’t have cookies before dinner.

“You have way too many clothes on.”

She smirked as she undid his tie at a painstakingly slow pace. Rae thought she might have heard him growl, and she let out a low snicker. “Patience is a virtue.” She had finally finished undoing his tie and placed her hand on his chest. The pounding of his heart under her hand made her body quiver.

“One that I don’t have.” If Rae had to guess, it took him about two-point-five seconds to step back from her touch and remove his button-down shirt and slacks. She was sure she heard at least one button hit the floor as it flew off his shirt, but they could take the time to figure that out later.

Seconds later, his hands were all over her once more. His fingers moved quickly, yet thoroughly over her body as if he was examining every inch of her. The moan that left her lips bounced off of the walls in the room.

“You’re so beautiful,” he said as his head traveled down to her breasts with light touches and licks. Her moans increased as his mouth and hands set her body ablaze. They threw any thoughts besides finding ecstasy out of the window. He lazily made his way down her body and landed right where she wanted him. His fingers splayed over her thighs before they curved under the sides of her panties and slipped them down over her legs. Flint continued to take his sweet time worshipping her body.

Rae waited in anticipation of what he would do next. “Think you can move faster?”

“Now who isn’t being patient?” With that, his lips landed back on hers, silencing any remarks on the tip of her tongue to his comment.

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REVENGE IN THE CAPITOL, the second book in the adult romantic suspense series, In the Capitol, by B. Ivy Woods

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Book 0.5: LOVE IN THE CAPITOL
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Author B. Ivy Woods

Author B. Ivy Woods

About the Author
B. Ivy Woods has been writing for as long as she can remember. After getting her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Environmental Policy and a Master’s in Energy Policy and Law and working in the environmental field for several years, she decided to become a stay-at-home mom. That is when thoughts of a writing career really took off. Although she competed in NaNoWriMo multiple times, 2019 was the first year that she won. This win inspired her to make writing a career. Her debut novel will be self-published in 2020.

Although she is originally from New York City, she currently lives in the DMV (Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia) with her husband, daughter, dog, and cat.

 

Where to find B. Ivy Woods
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – CAPTIVATED BY THE LIGHT (Beneath the Darkness Trilogy) by Cheryl Sloan

 

Welcome to the blog tour for CAPTIVATED BY THE LIGHT , the first book in the adult romantic suspense trilogy, Beneath the Darkness, by Cheryl Sloan

Welcome to the blog tour for CAPTIVATED BY THE LIGHT , the first book in the adult romantic suspense trilogy, Beneath the Darkness, by Cheryl Sloan. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

CAPTIVATED BY THE LIGHT , the first book in the adult romantic suspense trilogy, Beneath the Darkness, by Cheryl Sloan

CAPTIVATED BY THE LIGHT (Beneath the Darkness Trilogy #1) by Cheryl Sloan

About the Book
Title: CAPTIVATED BY THE LIGHT
Series: Beneath the Darkness Trilogy #1
Author: Cheryl Sloan
Release Date: August 18, 2020
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
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Synopsis
Determined to live life on her terms, Jenna Lachlan focused her energy on growing her business all the while flying under the radar, but fate had other plans. 

Insert the sexy, assertive, and captivating Cameron Rijker into the fold, and the stakes just got higher. He pushed her buttons, decimated her comfort zone, and made her yearn for a life she long since vowed wasn’t in the cards.

Their attraction was immediate, their chemistry undeniable, and their connection unparalleled. However, beneath the surface remained a secret so big that Jenna would go to any lengths to keep hidden no matter the cost. 

The only downside to anonymity was that you could never fully trust anyone but yourself. 

 

 

 

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CAPTIVATED BY THE LIGHT , the first book in the adult romantic suspense trilogy, Beneath the Darkness, by Cheryl Sloan

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Excerpt
“Cameron’s breathing shuddered, and his expression deepened as his gaze fell over me, absorbing what was going through his mind at that moment. “There’s just something about you—”

Cameron stepped closer and cupped my face again with his hands. I could feel the sexual tension radiating between us, equivalent to a stick of dynamite ready to set off fireworks at a moment’s notice. His lips set in a thin line, slowly parting.

“Believe me when I say I’m not going to hurt you, just the opposite. I want to protect you from whatever or whoever you’re hiding or running from.” The sincerity in his words was a laser beam striking a direct hit into my soul as he stared deep into my blue eyes.

I reached up and placed both my hands over his as they covered my cheeks, suddenly feeling very exposed and vulnerable. Struggling to suppress my pending waterworks, I closed my eyes, but not before a few lone tears escaped. Cameron’s thumbs moved quickly to wipe away the wetness while his lips kissed my skin dry.

“No tears. I want to see that beautiful smile again,” he sighed.

I didn’t have any strength left to fight this magnetic pull between us anymore. “I can’t be here anymore. I need some air.” My tone vibrated against my rattled nerves.

“No. I’m not letting you run from me again.” His hands traveled down my body, coming to rest on my hips.

“I promise I won’t run. I’d like for you to take me somewhere else, I don’t care where.”

He exhaled a noticeable sigh of relief, wrapping his fingers through mine and guided me back into the ballroom across the dance floor. His other hand reached inside his suit jacket as he pulled out his phone. Everything happened so fast that before I could react, we were standing in the valet section of the hotel.

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CAPTIVATED BY THE LIGHT , the first book in the adult romantic suspense trilogy, Beneath the Darkness, by Cheryl Sloan

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Author Cheryl Sloan

Author Cheryl Sloan

About the Author
Cheryl Sloan lives an hour outside Toronto with her husband, two children, and has a love for all things creative. With the unwavering support and encouragement of her husband, she decided to abandon her comfort zone and pursue her dream of becoming a published author. When she’s not lost in crafting her character’s world or cuddled up with a good book and her lapdog Labradoodle, she can be found spending quality time with her family and hanging out at the ballpark supporting their favorite MLB team.

 

 

 

Where to Find Cheryl Sloan
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Release Day + Giveaway – CAPTIVATED BY THE LIGHT (Beneath the Darkness Trilogy) by Cheryl Sloan

 

Today is release day for CAPTIVATED BY THE LIGHT , the first book in the adult romantic suspense trilogy, Beneath the Darkness, by Cheryl Sloan

Today is release day for CAPTIVATED BY THE LIGHT , the first book in the adult romantic suspense trilogy, Beneath the Darkness, by Cheryl Sloan. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

CAPTIVATED BY THE LIGHT , the first book in the adult romantic suspense trilogy, Beneath the Darkness, by Cheryl Sloan

CAPTIVATED BY THE LIGHT (Beneath the Darkness Trilogy #1) by Cheryl Sloan

About the Book
Title: CAPTIVATED BY THE LIGHT
Series: Beneath the Darkness Trilogy #1
Author: Cheryl Sloan
Release Date: August 18, 2020
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | Amazon IT | Amazon FR | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
Determined to live life on her terms, Jenna Lachlan focused her energy on growing her business all the while flying under the radar, but fate had other plans. 

Insert the sexy, assertive, and captivating Cameron Rijker into the fold, and the stakes just got higher. He pushed her buttons, decimated her comfort zone, and made her yearn for a life she long since vowed wasn’t in the cards.

Their attraction was immediate, their chemistry undeniable, and their connection unparalleled. However, beneath the surface remained a secret so big that Jenna would go to any lengths to keep hidden no matter the cost. 

The only downside to anonymity was that you could never fully trust anyone but yourself. 

 

 

 

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CAPTIVATED BY THE LIGHT , the first book in the adult romantic suspense trilogy, Beneath the Darkness, by Cheryl Sloan

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Excerpt
“Something amusing you, Jenna?” He asked.

“Yes, you.”

“Me?” His spine straightened, and the tension brewing below my waist began building momentum.

“Where’s the dominating man I know—”

“He’s not far away I can assure you.” He interrupted before I could finish.

“It’s not like you to be so willing to hand over control, yet here you are, letting me take the lead on the designs. You’re giving me an awful lot of power. You know that, right?”

“I do.” The edge in his voice was a seductive purr, making me question his agenda.

“I’m not interested in playing games, Cameron,” I replied, fully prepared to go head to head with him.

“I can assure you; I never play games.” His shoulders pushed his upper body back flush against his desk chair while his arms folded across his chest. “When it comes to business,” he added with a cocked eyebrow and a suggestive glint in his eyes. “Business aside, what are your plans for dinner tonight, Jenna?”

I stood up and took my growing frustration out on the laptop as I jammed it in my purse with authority.

“Jenna, I asked you a question.” His brusque tone startled me.

“I don’t know I’ve lost my appetite.” I lied. Irritated by his behavior, I refused to inform him of my plans for heading out of town.

“Hopefully, not because of me?” His voice softened.

Yes, because of you and your mercurial personality disorder, I wanted to say. “I’m not sure really what to think right now.” This man had me exasperated and running in circles.

“What’s with this attitude of yours?”

“My attitude?” My hand flew to my chest as if I’d been stung by his words. “You didn’t sleep in your bed? You barely spoke two words to me in the kitchen this morning. What’s a girl to think? But don’t worry. I get it. You’ve had me now, and it’s time to move on. So for the sake of both of us, let’s not drag this out any longer. I can still keep things professional as long as we are working together if that is a concern.” A sinking feeling pushed down on my chest, threatening my next breath.

“Is that what you really want?” he asked. His expression was unwavering as he studied me intently, searching for a hint as to the direction I was leaning.

No, was my gut reaction. If Cameron was having doubts, I wished he’d be upfront about them.

“Isn’t this what you want?” I twisted his words and threw them back at him.

He stood up and held his hand out to me. “I’d rather show you what I want.”

I needed to keep my composure, stand my ground, and end this now before my emotions delved deeper. However, my head and heart were miles apart as I placed my hand willingly in his.

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CAPTIVATED BY THE LIGHT , the first book in the adult romantic suspense trilogy, Beneath the Darkness, by Cheryl Sloan

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Author Cheryl Sloan

Author Cheryl Sloan

About the Author
Cheryl Sloan lives an hour outside Toronto with her husband, two children, and has a love for all things creative. With the unwavering support and encouragement of her husband, she decided to abandon her comfort zone and pursue her dream of becoming a published author. When she’s not lost in crafting her character’s world or cuddled up with a good book and her lapdog Labradoodle, she can be found spending quality time with her family and hanging out at the ballpark supporting their favorite MLB team.

 

 

 

Where to Find Cheryl Sloan
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LOOKING GLASS by Kathleen Harryman

 

Welcome to the book blitz for THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LOOKING GLASS, a stand-alone adult romantic suspense, by Kathleen Harryman

Welcome to the book blitz for THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LOOKING GLASS, a stand-alone adult romantic suspense, by Kathleen Harryman. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LOOKING GLASS, a stand-alone adult romantic suspense, by Kathleen Harryman

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LOOKING GLASS by Kathleen Harryman

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LOOKING GLASS
Author: Kathleen Harryman
Release Date: June 29, 2020
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
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Synopsis
She wakes up to a life she doesn’t recognize…And to a husband she can’t imagine loving.

Kate find herself in a hospital with no memory of who she is or anything about her life. Everything is blank.

An attractive, well dressed and obviously wealthy man stands there claiming to be her husband. Yet, as she first looks into his cold eyes, she wonders how she could have loved and married the man.

As Kate is taken home to her luxury mansion. she realizes her ordeal is just beginning. Life with the controlling Liam, her husband, is more than she bargained for.

Then, her memory starts to come back and the truth emerges…

“A well written, thought-out, intriguing and beguiling story by the author, as told by the characters involved.” ~ Goodreads Review ~

“The Other Side of The Looking Glass by Kathleen Harryman was intense, intriguing, well paced and an absolute pleasure to read.” ~ Goodreads review

Read this romantic suspense thriller from the author of Hidden Danger and When Darkness Falls, The Other Side of the Looking Glass is a tale of subterfuge, mystery, mistaken identity and true love.

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LOOKING GLASS, a stand-alone adult romantic suspense, by Kathleen Harryman

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Excerpt #3
Liam
Opening the file, I look at Pete’s report. While a sister is mentioned, there are no photographs, nor is there an age or date of birth. At the time, this missing information didn’t bother me. Now, it sends anger slithering through my veins. The answer to the problem of Kate’s coming death should have been contained in this file, not left to a chance encounter. The oversight is going to cost Pete, but for now, I smile. The sister isn’t just Kate’s younger or elder sibling. No, she is her twin. Her identical twin.

I flip through the photos I have taken, cropping and enlarging the woman’s face on the screen. There is no telling them apart. For the first time since getting Kate’s cancer diagnosis, my body relaxes.

The waitress sets my gin and tonic on the table and I dial Pete’s number.

“I’ve sent you a number of photos. You need to start explaining why you failed to tell me that Kate has an identical twin sister.”

Pete owes me, and I am collecting my debt – plus interest.

No one feeds me incorrect information without paying the price, and Pete is about to discover that price. With Charles leaving to go live in some godforsaken remote place in Scotland, there is no one to stop me.

The phone echoes with the urgent fumbling of a man not prepared to accept his fate. My lips grow thinner.

“Well, I haven’t got all day. Frankly, I’ve waited long enough. How many years is it since you compiled the information on Kate for me?” I don’t wait for Pete to answer. “I’ll tell you, Pete. Six years. Six years, and in that time, you never bothered to check that the information I paid for was complete. You know I’m not a tolerant man, Pete. Tolerance is for fools, and I will not be treated like a fool.”

“You didn’t specify how far back to go, so I only did a preliminary scan of the time before Kate was taken in by her aunt. I did inform you about the sister. The aunt sold her to a couple who couldn’t have children. You weren’t interested in the sister at the time.”

I put down my glass with a thud. The occupants of a table near me look over but are soon engrossed in their conversation once again.

“Don’t you ever try and weasel your way into thinking that this is my fault. It’s not going to go away that easily. The issue here isn’t whether I was interested in the sister at the time or not, it’s that you should have done your job properly. You didn’t, you were sloppy, and now you owe me.”

“Mr. Thornton…” Pete stutters, and I can sense him gathering his excuses.

“I wouldn’t go down that road if I were you, Pete. People like you are ten a penny. You have no living relatives, no wife or children. It’s fair to say no one will miss you.”

“Are you threatening me?” Pete sounds stunned.

The poor man really is stupid, despite being an excellent private detective. If he thinks his sloppy work won’t have any consequences attached to it, he’s a silly, silly, silly man.

“No, Pete, I’m not threatening you. I am telling you that you have twenty-four hours to finish getting all the information on Kate and her sister. And, to clarify – when I say all the information, I mean down to blood type and pimples, or you can kiss your existence goodbye. I hope I have made myself understood.”

“Yes.” Pete bites out the word like someone is holding a gun to his head and threatening to pull the trigger.

The image makes me smile.

“Good. I shall see you tomorrow at ten a.m. sharp, at my office.”

“But that’s only sixteen hours away.” At least Pete can do the maths.

“Then you’d better get going, before I move our meeting forward.” I hang up, leaving Pete spluttering into his phone.

Picking up my drink, I start working out my options.

First things first. I have to get the real Kate out of the way and into her final resting place. I will have to curb my impatience and ride out the forty-eight hours left.

The sun no longer feels unwelcome. Like my brightening mood, I find its radiance has a warming effect.

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Author Kathleen Harryman

Author Kathleen Harryman

About the Author
Kathleen Harryman is a storyteller and poet living in the historically rich city of York, North Yorkshire, England, with her husband, children and pet dog and cat.

Kathleen first published a suspense thriller in 2015, The Other Side of the Looking Glass. Since then, she has developed a unique writing style which readers have enjoyed and is now a multi-published author of suspense, psychological thrillers, poetry and historical romance.

 

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Where to find Kathleen Harryman
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Cover Reveal – GOODKNIGHT (Reed Security Series) by Giulia Lagomarsino

 

Author Giulia Lagomarsino is revealing the cover to GOODKNIGHT, the 26th book in her adult contemporary romance/romantic suspense series, Reed Security, releasing August 10, 2020

Author Giulia Lagomarsino is revealing the cover to GOODKNIGHT, the 26th book in her adult contemporary romance/romantic suspense series, Reed Security, releasing August 10, 2020. See below for the cover, information on the book, pre-order links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

GOODKNIGHT, the 26th book in her adult contemporary romance/romantic suspense series, Reed Security by Giulia Lagomarsino

GOODKNIGHT (Reed Security Series #26) by Giulia Lagomarsino

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: GOODKNIGHT
Series: Reed Security Series #26
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Release Date: August 10, 2020
Genre:
Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
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Synopsis
I f*@ked up when I killed that senator. I thought I was uncovering some dirty secrets. But the things I uncovered could kill millions. Lives are at stake, but none of that matters to me.

Not when they’ve taken my wife. They held a gun to her head. Now they’ll all die.

I won’t stop until I take them all out. Until she’s back in my arms. Then I have to walk away. My family isn’t safe as long as I’m in their lives.

Sometimes to protect the ones you love, you have to walk away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GOODKNIGHT, the 26th book in her adult contemporary romance/romantic suspense series, Reed Security by Giulia Lagomarsino

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Author Giulia Lagomarsino

Author Giulia Lagomarsino

About the Author
I’m a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, “No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book.” I didn’t think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn’t already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven’t been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.

Where to Find Giulia Lagomarsino
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – INHERENT FATE (Blood Secrets Series) by Alicia Anthony

 

Welcome to the book blitz for INHERENT FATE, the first book in the adult psychological suspense series, Blood Secrets, by Alicia Anthony

Welcome to the book blitz for INHERENT FATE, the first book in the adult psychological suspense series, Blood Secrets, by Alicia Anthony. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

INHERENT FATE, the first book in the adult psychological suspense series, Blood Secrets, by Alicia Anthony

INHERENT FATE (Blood Secrets Series #3) by Alicia Anthony

About the Book
Title:
INHERENT FATE
Series: Blood Secrets Series #3
Author: Alicia Anthony
Release Date: July 21, 2020
Genre: Adult Psychological Suspense
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Synopsis
A discarded asset stripped of her identity…

An emotionally scarred ex-agent…

An innocent life hanging in the balance…

Who would you trust if the world was out to get you?

Losing Liv Sullivan in a Bureau operation gone bad turned ex-agent Ridge McCaffrey into a broken man. So when fate reunites him with the woman he thought was dead, he’ll risk anything to make her part of his life again.

Liv Sullivan returned to the States with two goals: end the FBI’s corrupt GenLink psychic intelligence program and reclaim the life it stole from her. But when the case against GenLink exposes a threat against Ridge’s son, the cost becomes too great. Refusing to destroy more lives, she leaves Ridge, and the chance to reclaim her identity, behind.

But as a new generation of GenLink closes in, once-trusted allies become enemies, and long-buried secrets threaten.

Can Liv and Ridge end GenLink before echoes of the past destroy their future?

Inherent Fate is the compelling third installment in the Blood Secrets psychological suspense series. For fast-paced, emotionally intense story lines that keep you up past your bedtime, and intricate plots laced with romance, this award-winning series is for you.

Book 3 of 3. Series is best enjoyed in sequence.

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INHERENT FATE, the first book in the adult psychological suspense series, Blood Secrets, by Alicia Anthony

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Excerpt #2

“What if my grandmother’s right?”

Ridge’s eyes skimmed mine, all wary hesitation.

The heaviness in my chest weighed on me, making normal breath difficult. I sucked in a lungful of the sweet farm air, my heart pounding. My grandmother’s loopy scrawls at the bottom of the typewritten page burned into my memory. I repeated the scrawl. “Offspring viability uncertain. If she’s right, what does that mean for us? Our future?”

Ridge and I had only ever talked about having a family in passing. We’d never been stable enough to give it serious thought. But coming back to Cascade Hills, starting over, made space for the conversation.

Ridge turned me to face him. “We don’t know what that means. No matter what, it doesn’t change how I feel about you.”

“What if it changes how I feel about me?”

The vibrant blue of Ridge’s eyes set against the reddish-purple bruise across the bridge of his nose was more than I could take. That injury was only one of many he’d endured during our time together, and no matter what excuse he gave, I knew this one was a direct result of not telling him about my last minute flight change.

“I’m twenty-nine years old.”

Ridge smiled. “Not for four months.”

“If I can’t have kids,” I whispered, “can you live with that?”

A hard vacuum of silence sucked at the space between us. I forced my eyes up slowly, dragging over his body until I reached his face.

“What kind of question is that?” Hurt stretched across Ridge’s features.

“You used to talk about it. I don’t want to be the reason–”

“The reason I get to spend the rest of my life with the woman I love? The reason I can fall asleep at night and for the first time in seven months, really sleep? I love you, Liv. Not some idealized version of a maybe future. But you. Here. Today.”

“Say that again.” Water lapped at the lakeshore in the distance. 

He stepped forward slowly. Gravel crunched under the soles of his shoes as he reached for me. “I love you, Liv. Only you.”

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INHERENT FATE, the first book in the adult psychological suspense series, Blood Secrets, by Alicia Anthony

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Author Alicia Anthony

Author Alicia Anthony

About the Author
Alicia Anthony’s first novels were illegible scribbles on the back of her truck driver father’s logbook trip tickets. Having graduated from scribbles to laptop, she now pens novels of psychological suspense in the quiet of the wee morning hours. A full-time elementary school Literacy Specialist, Alicia hopes to pass on her passion for books and writing to the students she teaches.

A two time Golden Heart® finalist and Silver Quill Award winner, Alicia finds her inspiration in exploring the dark, dusty corners of the human experience. Alicia is a graduate of Spalding University’s School of Creative & Professional Writing (MFA), Ashland University (M.Ed.) and THE Ohio State University (BA). Go Bucks! She lives in rural south-central Ohio with her amazingly patient and supportive husband, incredibly understanding teenage daughter, two dogs, three horses, a plethora of both visiting and resident barn cats, and some feral raccoons who have worn out their welcome.

When she’s not writing or teaching, Alicia loves to travel and experience new places. Connect with her on Facebook or Instagram @AliciaAnthonyBooks. She’d love to hear from you!

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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – DUKE (Enders Series) by Kiru Taye

 

Welcome to the book blitz for DUKE, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Enders, by Kiru Taye

Welcome to the book blitz for DUKE, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Enders, by Kiru Taye. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

DUKE, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Enders, by Kiru Taye

DUKE (Enders Series #1) by Kiru Taye

About the Book
Title:
DUKE
Series: Enders Series #1
Author: Kiru Taye
Publisher: Love Africa Press
Release Date: June 29, 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
Duke’s life is about honour, loyalty and respect for the business. Nothing else.

Yet…

One look at Carla across a crowded nightclub, and he breaks his own rules. One night with the seductive woman who calls to him like no other, and he wants to keep her.

But…

His troubled angel is a mafia princess who lives dangerously on the edge. She plays a desperate prank and sparks a cartel war.

Now…

Duke is in a high-stakes battle to keep everything he loves. And he intends to win, come Hell or high water.

 

 

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DUKE, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Enders, by Kiru Taye

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Excerpt
“Do you come to Club Arufin often?” she asked, attempting to make conversation. The silence unnerved her.

“No,” he replied with a grunt.

Jide didn’t say a word or flick his gaze at her in the rear-view mirror.

Interesting. Her chauffeur wouldn’t be quiet. When she wasn’t on the phone, they would chat or listen to music on the stereo. She could pull her ear pods from her purse and listen. But she would rather talk to this sexy man.

“My friend and I go there almost every weekend,” she tried again, hoping he enjoyed listening to her voice as much as she wanted to hear his. “We’re local, so it’s our joint. But some other people travel a long way to visit Arufin. Even tourists from different countries, all to have the experience. What about you? Do you live in Lori Osa?”

Triple-D said nothing, his neutral expression unchanged.

Seriously, did this guy never lose his cool?

Carla couldn’t be this unruffled to save her life. But if the man wouldn’t budge, then she had to shut up and find another way to get comfortable. She shifted until their bodies touched and tugged her legs onto the leather seat.

As if he knew what she needed, he settled his arm around her shoulder.

She relaxed, warmth spreading through her body. There was something deeply satisfying and comforting about having his arms around her body, making her feel safe as if she could trust him. As if she could give more than her body to him.

The quiet reassurance seemed more potent than a thousand platitudes.

She drew in a deep breath and filled her nostrils with his warm, masculine scent. He hadn’t been in the club long enough for his fresh smell to be polluted, which reminded her that she’d bagged the best man available.

She snuggled deeper, wanting to burrow under his skin, to mark him, so her scent lingered on him and acted as a deterrent to others.

What was wrong with her? She’d met the man less than two hours ago, and she never got attached to hook-ups?

Because this was a hook-up, right? It couldn’t be anything more.

So why was she clinging onto his body and nuzzling him as if she was a cat, hoping he would take her home for keeps and make her purr with pleasure?

Seriously, what was this about?

Yet with all the berating, she couldn’t bring herself to untangle from him, couldn’t bring herself to pull away.

He was too damned secure and comfortable.

“You finally stopped talking,” Mr Triple-D’s seductively low voice drew her from her thoughts.

Tilting her head, she met his gaze. Breath caught in her throat, her stomach tightening.

Mr Dark Dangerous and Decadent was smiling—the kind that made his dark eyes sparkle and indented his cheeks with dimples that would charm old ladies.

Then there were those sensuous lips. Lips designed to claim and caress, to cajole and conquer, to whisper words of arousal or comfort.

She was a goner. Heart-racing, panty-melted goner.

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DUKE, the first book in the adult contemporary romance series, Enders, by Kiru Taye

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Author Kiru Taye

Author Kiru Taye

About the Author
Kiru wanted to read stories about Africans falling in love. When she couldn’t find those books, she decided to write the stories she wanted to read. Her stories are sensual, her characters are flawed and sometimes she adds a dash of exciting suspense.

She is the founder of Love Africa Press and co-founder of Romance Writers of West Africa.

When she’s not being a writer/publisher/boss-lady, she is also a wife/mother/sister/daughter/aunt/niece/friend somewhere in the south of England.

 

 

 

 

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Cover Reveal – INTO THE BLUE by Robin Huber

 

Author Robin Huber is revealing the cover to INTO THE BLUE, a stand-alone adult romantic suspense, releasing August 18, 2020

Author Robin Huber is revealing the cover to INTO THE BLUE, a stand-alone adult romantic suspense, releasing August 18, 2020. See below for the cover, information on the book, preorder links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

INTO THE BLUE, the a stand-alone adult romantic suspense, by Robin Huber

INTO THE BLUE by Robin Huber

About the Book
Title:
INTO THE BLUE
Author: Robin Huber
Release Date: August 18, 2020
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
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Synopsis
Even in paradise, danger lurks…

When Makayla Evans discovers that her employer — a pharmaceutical trailblazer — is dabbling in Dark Pharma, she barely has time to process the information before her conventional life is ripped away. In one breath she’s standing in her New York office; in the next, she’s waking up in the middle of a Central American desert. With no way to escape or call for help, she realizes a terrifying truth. She has vanished… without a trace.

For former Marine Kellan James, working private security on Costa Rica’s La Isla Azul — The Blue Island — is a dream job. But his peace is disrupted when an old friend calls with a nearly impossible task: track down a woman kidnapped by a dangerous drug cartel. When Kellan finally finds Makayla, she’s in bad shape, but she’s alive. Now he just has to keep her that way…

Finding refuge on a remote island with a kind, handsome Marine is not how Makayla expected her nightmare to end. As the days turn to months, Makayla and Kellan develop an unbreakable bond, falling in love with the island, and with each other. But they can’t hide forever. Because even in paradise, danger lurks…

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Preorder INTO THE BLUE, a stand-alone adult romantic suspense, by Robin Huber, releasing August 18, 2020

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Author Robin Huber

Author Robin Huber

About the Author
Robin has been dreaming up book boyfriends since before she ever had one. A career, a husband and three kids later, she’s still hopelessly addicted to love stories that make her swoon. Robin is an extroverted introvert with an unhealthy dependency on her horoscope and a knack for plotting emotionally charged romance novels on her way to work, where she spends her days as a hospital director. She loves the ocean, thunderstorms, coffee, wine and Tim Riggins. She hates turtlenecks, chunky jewelry, kitchen gadgets and high heels, though she begrudgingly wears them often. She also has an aversion to extreme cold, which is why after a four year stint in the Northeast, she returned home to Florida where she’s living happily ever after.

 

Where to find Robin Huber
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Book Blitz – Excerpt + Giveaway – KISMET (Birch County Blue Series) by April Canavan

 

Welcome to the book blitz for KISMET, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, Birch County Blue, by USA Today bestselling author April Canavan

Welcome to the book blitz for KISMET, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, Birch County Blue, by USA Today bestselling author, April Canavan. See below for information on the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

KISMET, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, Birch County Blue, by USA Today bestselling author April Canavan

KISMET (Birch County Blue Series #1) by April Canavan

About The Book
Title:
KISMET
Series: Birch County Blue Series #1
Author: April Canavan
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 11, 2017
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Synopsis
Never look back.

In the dark of the night, 911 dispatcher Maya Daniels becomes the one thing she fears the most, a victim. Faced with new limitations, both physically and emotionally are what prove the hardest for Maya to handle. That and one very stubborn deputy who refuses to take no for an answer.

Brian will never forgive himself for the pain Maya went through when he couldn’t protect her. When he’s given one more chance to make things right, he swears that he’ll do anything to keep her safe. Even if it means he could lose his job as a Deputy Sheriff.

Nobody believes that Maya is safe, especially when her stalker returns with a vengeance. Maya finds herself fighting for her life once more, but this time she’s not alone.

Fans of Mary Burton and Susan Stoker will fall into the world of Birch County and never want to come back.

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Excerpt #3
“If you tell a woman even one time that she isn’t what you want, or reject her for someone else, she is never going to forget it, Brian. No matter how many times you tell her afterwards that she is the most important person in the world, she is going to be taken back to the moment you crushed her existence. And it’s up to you to make that right.” Brian stared at his dad, unsure of what he should say. He hadn’t even brought up Maya at all. He couldn’t be talking about Ashley, both his parents had hated her. 

Trying to convince himself more than his father, Brian said, “Dad, I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

“Of course you do.” And he didn’t have to say anything else about the situation. 

They sat on the porch, looking out into the woods in silence while they reflected on their lives and relationships. Brian’s mom and dad had been married for over thirty years, but they also fought like cats and dogs most of the time. 

“You know, there are times that your mother won’t let me forget about. But I’ll tell you what, son. Making up for those times has led to some of the best moments in my entire life. I owe her so much, just for turning me into the man I am today.”

“I know dad, you’ve told me before.” Growing up, Brian had been taught the importance of respecting women and behaving in a way that would reflect well on his parents. “I’m gonna go give mom her hug before I have to leave. I’m working tonight. Are you sure it’s okay for the boys to sleep over tonight?” As he mentioned them, they both came running into the backyard followed by a golden retriever. The dog had been here forever, it seemed, and was at least fifteen years old. His mom had named him Greg so that he felt like a real part of the family.

“Yeah of course, they give Greg a run for his money.” His dad chuckled at the sight of Greg chasing the boys around the yard. 

“Okay. Thanks Dad.” And he turned and walked into the kitchen where his mom was spending her day. 

He watched her for a few minutes before he walked into her line of sight. She was mumbling to herself about dinner and trying to decide what the boys would like most. In that moment he understood that the house they stood in wasn’t home. His mother and father were what made it home. They were the real home, the people who he loved and wanted to share his life with. 

“Have I ever told you the story about your father falling in love with my best friend and picking her over me when we were younger?” His mother, Janet, interrupted his thoughts. 

“Seriously mom, you too? Dad already gave me this speech.” 

His mother was aging, but still beautiful. She had brown eyes set against pale skin and dark hair. She had the same laugh lines that his dad had but was barely taller than five feet. Their years had been spent growing together, fighting each other and laughing at the same jokes, smiling at the same stories, and creating an entire world that no one else was part of. His parents had been best friends while he was growing up, but Brian had known that there were troubles before he was born.

“Just sit down and listen to me.” He did as he was told, planting his ass on a barstool while she puttered around the kitchen pulling out the ingredients for dinner and desert for the night. Her voice was sweet and melodic, lilting as though she were about to start singing. He had loved that voice growing up.

“When I was fifteen your daddy had just turned sixteen. I thought the world hung in his eyes, you know. Well I hadn’t really started to show my charms yet,” she winked at him and he knew she was talking about the features of her female body. 

“My best friend though, Sheri, she had. The boys went crazy about her and your father was no different. He was the best looking boy in town, you know. Well Sheri knew how I felt about him, and she went after him still. She had him wrapped around her little finger for a year. I was heartbroken, swore I’d never love anyone else. You know how teenagers are. The summer I turned sixteen though, everything started changing. 

“Your daddy was slow to realize that all she had to offer was the space between her legs. When he did, I wasn’t there. I spent the summer with my aunt and uncle in Boston, and when I got home everything had changed. Sheri was sent away to boarding school for getting caught with Jimmy Parsons behind the church. Ryan had finally grown into enough of a man to admit that he had made the wrong choice.” Brian was a little startled by his mom using his father’s name. She very rarely did it. “The first time I saw him after that trip; he looked at me and never looked away.”

“That’s sweet ma, but I don’t know how that applies to me.” And yet, he could feel the pull of familiarity, the idea that she was talking about his life by example. 

“You don’t see it?” His mama was never one to mince words, “You wasted how many years with Ashley, when you should have taken one look at that little Hispanic girl and never looked away.”

“Ma, they aren’t the same thing at all.” Brian knew that his mom was trying to make comparisons between the two situations, but he couldn’t get there.

“Listen, Brian. I love you,” she said. “But if you don’t see the lines you should take a step back. Let her heal and then worry about making a connection with her.” He knew that it hurt her to say it, but she wouldn’t hold back.

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KISMET, the first book in the adult romantic suspense series, Birch County Blue, by USA Today bestselling author April Canavan

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USA Today Bestselling author by day and superhero by night, April Canavan

Author April Canavan

About the Author
USA Today bestselling author by day and superhero by night, April spends her time split between real and fantasy worlds. While she writes across genres, her heart lives with Contemporary Romance that will tear her readers apart.

She lives on the rocky coast of Maine, in the perfect place to visit the ocean but still live surrounded by the woods. Her son inspires her to write, demanding stories that he’s not allowed to read.

As long as she has coffee, April can conquer the world… but she hates talking about herself in third person.

You can join her newsletter for exclusive content and giveaways at www.aprilcanavan.com..

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Cover Reveal – PARKER (Reed Security Series) by Giulia Lagomarsino

 

Author Giulia Lagomarsino is revealing the cover to PARKER, the 25th book in her adult contemporary romance/romantic suspense series, Reed Security, releasing July 3, 2020

Author Giulia Lagomarsino is revealing the cover to PARKER, the 25th book in her adult contemporary romance/romantic suspense series, Reed Security, releasing July 3, 2020. See below for the cover, information on the book, pre-order links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

PARKER, the 25th book in the adult contemporary romance/romantic suspense series, Reed Security, by Giulia Lagomarsino

PARKER (Reed Security Series #25) by Giulia Lagomarsino

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: PARKER
Series: Reed Security Series #25
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Release Date: July 3, 2020
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense/Holiday Romance
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Synopsis
Parker
I’ve been disgraced. I have nothing left to my name after being dishonorably discharged from the military. But I was falsely accused. It doesn’t matter though. It would take a Presidential pardon for me to get my life back, and I don’t see that happening anytime soon. But then Knight walked into my life and offered me a chance at redemption. I don’t want to believe that it could be true, but I’m ready to go along for the ride and see what happens. That’s how I met her. She threw me through a window, but that won’t stop me from seeing her again.

Blake
You know that phrase ‘I’ve gotten myself into a pickle’? Well, this is a huge pickle. I thought I knew what I was doing when I ran, but this is so much more involved than I ever imagined. I didn’t think someone else would show up at the senator’s house where I was digging up information. I also didn’t expect him to be so hot or to follow me. And I really didn’t expect him to attack me. But I know how to defend myself, so I’m not too worried about it. Now I just have to stay hidden until I can figure out what’s going on. But nothing in my life seems to be going as planned lately. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when he shows up yet again.

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PARKER, the 25th book in the adult contemporary romance/romantic suspense series, Reed Security, by Giulia Lagomarsino

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Author Giulia Lagomarsino

Author Giulia Lagomarsino

About the Author
I’m a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, “No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book.” I didn’t think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn’t already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven’t been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.

Where to Find Giulia Lagomarsino
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Release Day – POWER SURGE (Power Play Series) by Kennedy L. Mitchell

 

Today is release day for POWER SURGE, the fourth book in the adult romantic suspense/political romance series, Power Play, by Kennedy L. Mitchell

Today is release day for POWER SURGE, the fourth book in the adult romantic suspense/political romance series, Power Play, by Kennedy L. Mitchell. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and a link to add it to your Goodreads TBR.

Cover to POWER SURGE, the fourth book in her adult romantic suspense/political romance series, Power Play, releasing June 22, 2020

POWER SURGE (Power Play Series #4) by Kennedy L. Mitchell

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title: POWER SURGE
Series: Power Play Series #4
Author: Kennedy L. Mitchell
Release Date: June 22, 2020
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense/Political Romance
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Synopsis
Now what?

Everything has changed, and not for the better. The not-so-perfect life I had as VP is gone, along with the team that’s been by my side each step of my political journey. Every move I make, every breath and thought, now affects millions, and the weight wears me down without Trey as a welcomed distraction.

They tell me war is coming, and I’m the one who has to stop it. But how is the question no one can answer. Past enemies lurk in the shadows while new ones hide in plain sight, stalking, watching, and waiting for the right moment to take me out. I need Trey back. I need them all by my side and ready to fight for me.

Can I undo the mess that my predecessor left in his wake, or will I break under the burden to save the world?

No pressure, right?

Power Surge is the fourth book in the five-book Power Play series and is a continuation of Randi and Trey’s epic love story. The books in this series cannot be read as standalones. All five books follow one main couple’s relationship as it grows through a five-year time period. It’s suspenseful, steamy, and oh so unputdownable. If you’re a fan of Tiffany Snow, Meghan March, and Skye Warren, then this series is for YOU!

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POWER SURGE, the fourth book in the adult romantic suspense/political romance series, Power Play, by Kennedy L. Mitchell

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The Power Play series, a romantic suspense/political romance series from Kennedy L. Mitchell

Get Caught Up on the Series

Book 1: POWER PLAY
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Book 2: POWER TWIST
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Book 3: POWER SWITCH
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POWER SURGE, the fourth book in the adult romantic suspense/political romance series, Power Play, by Kennedy L. Mitchell

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Author Kennedy L. Mitchell

Author Kennedy L. Mitchell

About the Author
Kennedy lives in Dallas with her husband, son, and 80lb Goldendoodle who still believes he’s a lap dog. A bookworm at heart, Kennedy loves to snuggle up in bed or by the campfire with an unputdownable book. She began writing two years ago with Falling for the Chance and has no plans of stopping. Her novels are witty, action-packed, and offer enough steam for a great facial. If you like strong heroines and sexy, tattooed men who can’t keep their hands off them, then this author is the one for you.

 

Where to Find Kennedy L. Mitchell
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – TAKING HER CHASE (Dare to Surrender Series) by Danielle Pays

 

Welcome to the blog tour for TAKING HER CHASE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance/romantic suspense, small town enemies-to-lovers series, Dare to Surrender, by Danielle Pays. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Cover for TAKING HER CHASE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance/romantic suspense series, Dare to Surrender, by Danielle Pays

TAKING HER CHASE (Dare to Surrender Series #2) by Danielle Pays

About the Book – Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited
Title:
TAKING HER CHASE
Series: Dare to Surrender Series #2
Author: Danielle Pays
Release Date: June 9, 2020
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
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Synopsis
He’s in love with his best friend. She’s dating his number one suspect. What could go wrong?

Harmony Brose can’t stop fantasizing about her best friend. After a few drinks, she took a risk. She asked Chase to kiss her. It was the best kiss of her life. Until he jumped up and left, breaking her heart.

Officer Chase Harvey had thought about kissing Harmony for years but never crossed that line until that night. Fearing Harmony was drunk, he had to cut it off until he was sure she truly wanted him. Apparently she didn’t, because Harmony just started dating the new man in town.

Chase doesn’t have time to waste on regrets. A woman vanished from their small town and he’ll do whatever is necessary to solve the case. When evidence points to the new man, Chase must follow the lead. It has nothing at all to do with the fact the man is dating Harmony…

Now he has to decide. Is he willing to risk losing the woman he loves in order to protect her?

 

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Teaser from for TAKING HER CHASE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance/romantic suspense series, Dare to Surrender, by Danielle Pays

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Excerpt #1
They each drank another shot, and whatever Harmony had been mad about seemed to fade away. Then Chase noticed that her skirt was riding high up on her thighs as she sat next to him. He was about to pry his eyes away when a drop of her drink fell right onto her bare skin.

“Oops.” Harmony smiled at him.

What happened next, he could only blame on a combination of the shots and sitting too close to her. He reached down and wiped the drop away with his finger, then brought it to his mouth. When his gaze met hers, her eyes had darkened.

Shit. What was he doing?

“Didn’t want to waste any,” he said as he averted his gaze.

What the fuck? That was the best he could come up with?

Zach turned on some music, and Harmony asked Chase to stand up so she could get out of the booth. At this point, he’d do anything to get her focus away from what he’d just done. Once she was up, he sat back down. Mistake. Her hips were following the rhythm. Right in front of his face. He tried not to watch, but it was impossible.

“Let’s dance!” Harmony grabbed his hand and led him out to the dance floor.

Her body moved in ways he wasn’t used to seeing. When she turned away from him and shimmied closer, he backed up a step. The smile on her face as she glanced back at him was full of mischief. “This isn’t middle school, Harvey. You can touch me.”

Harvey. The name never sounded right coming from her. After entering the police academy, he’d asked everyone to call him by his last name. Even Harmony had finally obliged.

She inched back again and placed his hands on her hips. When her backside grazed against his crotch, his fingers dug deeper into her flesh. He needed to think about something else before his friend discovered she was making him hard as hell. 

Swamps, alligators, baseball. 

It was working. Then she spun, tossed her arms around his neck, and pressed her body up against his.

Shit.

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Teaser from for TAKING HER CHASE, the second book in the adult contemporary romance/romantic suspense series, Dare to Surrender, by Danielle Pays

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Book 1: CHASING HER TRUST
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Author Danielle Pays

Author Danielle Pays

About the Author
Danielle Pays writes steamy romance novels with a touch of suspense. When not trying to write her characters into some kind of trouble, she can be found guzzling coffee at her kids’ soccer games. Black coffee is a requirement as she lives in the Pacific Northwest.

 

 

 

 

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Release Day + Giveaway – TRAP ‘N’ TRACE (Federal K-9 Series) by Tee O’Fallon

Today is release day for TRAP ‘N’ TRACE, the the fourth book in the adult contemporary romantic suspense series, Federal K-9, by Tee O'Fallon

Today is release day for TRAP ‘N’ TRACE, the the fourth book in the adult contemporary romantic suspense series, Federal K-9, by Tee O’Fallon. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

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TRAP ‘N’ TRACE (Federal K-9 Series #4) by Tee O’Fallon

About the Book
Title: TRAP ‘N’ TRACE
Series: Federal K-9 #4
Author: Tee O’Fallon
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: June 16, 2020
Genre:
 Adult Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
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Synopsis
Secrets leave a deadly trail.

For wealthy socialite Katrina Vandenburg, business meetings and charity galas are all part of her orderly, structured world—one that gets blown to hell after finding two dead bodies in the same day. The police think she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. FBI Special Agent Dayne Andrews thinks otherwise. Dayne and his K-9 Remy are tracking a cold-blooded killer, and that trail…leads straight to Kat.

Kat and her rescue shelter—the Canine Haven—are the only common denominators between the murders, and Dayne is convinced she’s dead center in the killer’s sights. Protecting her will test every ounce of his steely resolve. She’s the most intriguing woman he’s ever met. And everything he shouldn’t want. Too bad neither of them seem to have gotten the memo.

And they need to focus on catching a killer now more than ever. Because if Dayne and Remy fail in their mission, nothing will stand between Kat and the killer’s deadly blade.

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Excerpt
High heels clicked as Kat glided down the stairs into the foyer, looking so regal and so incredibly beautiful Dayne was struck utterly dumb. For the last four days, he’d tried not to think about kissing her again. Since then, they’d avoided each other as much as possible and barely spoken. Now he couldn’t talk even if he wanted to. 

Her rich chestnut hair was pulled back into a cluster of curls, and as she turned to greet his friends, the glittery clip in her hair shimmered like jewels. Her gown was just as glittery, reminding him of pale pink champagne. Tiny sleeves fell just off her shoulders, displaying the graceful curves of her upper arms and shoulders and making him want to kiss every inch of exposed skin. The dress’s neckline dipped to a deep vee, stopping just short of baring the tops of her breasts, while the rest of the 

gown hugged her torso and hips, flaring at the bottom in pink waves. Dayne hadn’t known his mouth hung open until Eric’s hand beneath his chin nudged it shut. 

“You look amazing,” Tess said. 

“Thank you.” Kat gave Tess a quick hug. “How’s Rosie doing? Are she and Tiger still getting along well?” 

“You should see them together.” Tess whipped out her phone and pulled up pics Dayne had already seen of Eric’s Dutch Shepherd K-9, Tiger, and the pretty Australian sheepdog-shepherd Tess had adopted from the Haven. 

Kat shifted to look at the phone, and holy hell. He’d thought the front of her dress was eye-catching. I’m doomed. The back of the dress draped—no, make that swooped— teasingly low to just above her waist, leaving most of her back exposed. All that smooth, creamy skin called to him like an ice cream cone to a kid on a 95-degree day. He wanted to lick every last inch. Someone gulped, and damned if it wasn’t him.

Jaime unclipped his cell and began snapping shots of Dayne. “I gotta send these to Nick and Matt.”
Kade and Eric joined in, and the air filled with the snapping clicks of cell phone cameras.

Dayne gritted his teeth so hard they squeaked. “Knock. It. Off.” 

Kat stepped closer, massaging her chin as she examined the tux. “Something is a bit off. I wonder…” She pulled open the right side of the jacket, exposing his Glock. “Must you really wear this dastardly weapon of death? It ruins the cut.” 

He shot her an unwavering stare. “I really must.”

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Get Caught Up on the Series

Book 1: LOCK ‘N’ LOAD
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Book 2: ARMED ‘N’ READY
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Book 3: DARK ‘N’ DEADLY
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Author Tee O’Fallon

Author Tee O’Fallon

About the Author
Tee O’Fallon is the author of the Federal K-9 Series and the NYPD Blue & Gold Series. Tee has been a federal agent for twenty-three years and is now a police investigator, giving her hands-on experience in the field of law enforcement that she combines with her love of romantic suspense. Tee’s job affords her the unique opportunity to work with the heroic men and women in law enforcement on a daily basis. When not writing, Tee enjoys cooking, gardening, chocolate, lychee martinis, and all creatures canine. Tee loves hearing from readers and can be contacted via her website http://teeofallon.com where you can also sign up for Tee’s newsletters.

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Where to find Tee O’Fallon
Goodreads Website | BlogFacebookTwitter | Instagram

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Blog Tour – Excerpt – COLD WICKED LIES (Cold Justice – Crossfire Series) by Toni Anderson

 

Welcome to the blog tour for COLD WICKED LIES, the third book in the adult romantic suspense series, Cold Justice - Crossfire, by New York Times bestselling author, Toni Anderson

Welcome to the blog tour for COLD WICKED LIES, the third book in the adult romantic suspense series, Cold Justice – Crossfire, by New York Times bestselling author, Toni Anderson. See below for information on the book and series, buy links, and an exclusive excerpt.

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COLD WICKED LIES (Cold Justice – Crossfire Series #3) by Toni Anderson

About the Book
Title: COLD & DEADLY
Series: Cold Justice – Crossfire Series #3
Author: Toni Anderson
Release Date: June 8, 2020
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
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Synopsis
Read the latest FBI romantic thriller by New York Times bestselling author Toni Anderson.

In an effort to halt an armed standoff, FBI negotiator Charlotte Blood tries to unravel the mystery of a young woman’s death on a remote mountainside. Pity she has to fight her stubborn, sexy, Hostage Rescue Team counterpart every step of the way.

As a highly skilled operative, HRT leader Payne Novak doesn’t have time to play detective or make nice with killers who flout the law. His focus is getting inside the compound and ending the siege as quickly as possible.

Forced to work together, the battle-hardened HRT team leader and the quietly determined negotiator figure out they might have more in common than they anticipated. As the clock ticks, Charlotte discovers there are some dangers she can’t talk her way out of, and the race to unearth long-buried lies becomes a matter of survival for everyone on the mountain.

 

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Read COLD WICKED LIES, the third book in the adult romantic suspense series, Cold Justice - Crossfire, by New York Times bestselling author, Toni Anderson now!

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Excerpt #1
She wagged the pen at him and moved closer. “You know, it’s exhausting trying to keep up with your moods.”

“My moods?”

“Hot one minute. Cold the next.”

“Then don’t bother trying.” His voice was low and terse. He sounded mean. Good. He removed his sunglasses and gave her his flattest stare.

Charlotte blinked and then rolled her eyes. “For some reason I keep giving you the benefit of the doubt, that you’re not actually an ass. That you actually do like and respect me like you said back at the base.”

Novak opened his mouth to respond but she never gave him a chance to speak.

“But you’re grumpy every time I talk to some guy—” She cut herself off and stared at him with eyes that kept growing bigger.

He folded his arms over his chest. “What?”

She held his stare and he wished he had the strength to sever the connection.

“You’re jealous,” she said.

“Ha.” He walked around her waving a hand in defeat as he strode back to the Suburban. “That’s ridiculous.”

“Ridiculous?”

“Nonsensical. I’m not jealous. You’re delusional.”

He got in the cab and she opened the passenger door. “Not delusional. Spot on. Oh my god. I’ve seen more than a few signs. Like when I talk to or about Truman, you scowl.”

“That’s my resting bitch face.” He grabbed the coffee she’d purchased and left in the cup holder and took a slug.

“We’ve already established you’re attracted to me.”

The coffee spurted out. Oh god. She was talking about his hard-on that morning. He almost choked and grabbed a tissue to clean up the mess.

“You’re an attractive woman. I’m not blind.” He wasn’t gonna blush because of an autonomic biological reaction. Fuck. 

She strapped herself in and reached for her own cup as he went to pick up his sandwich. Their hands brushed. Both froze.

She didn’t move her hand away and he couldn’t remove his. The connection felt both ephemeral and fragile and like something he wasn’t equipped to deal with, was not trained for. He wanted to turn his fingers over and interlink them with hers. All the anger and embarrassment drained out of him. But the frustration built. Frustration that he wasn’t the sort of guy a woman like Charlotte Blood would want. 

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COLD WICKED LIES, the third book in the adult romantic suspense series, Cold Justice - Crossfire, by New York Times bestselling author, Toni Anderson is Available Now!

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Get caught up on the series:

Book 1: COLD & DEADLY
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Book 2: COLD THAN SIN
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Toni Anderson

Author Toni Anderson

About the Authors
Toni Anderson writes award-winning, bestselling, FBI Romantic Thrillers. She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, RITA® finalist, science nerd, professional tourist, dog lover, gardener, mom. Anderson‘s books have won the Readers’ Choice Award, Aspen Gold, National Excellence in Romance Fiction, Book Buyers’ Best.

Originally from a small town in Shropshire, England, Toni studied Marine Biology at University of Liverpool (B.Sc.) and University of St. Andrews (Ph.D.) with the intention she’d never be far from the ocean. Well, that plan backfired and she ended up in the Canadian prairies with her biology professor husband, two kids, a rescue dog, and a laid-back leopard gecko.

Toni started writing while pregnant with her first child and never stopped. Her greatest achievements are mastering the Tokyo subway, climbing Ben Lomond, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, and surviving fifteen Winnipeg winters (fingers crossed). She loves to travel for research purposes and was lucky enough to visit the Strategic Information and Operations Center inside FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. in 2016. She also got to shove another (police) car off the road during pursuit training at the Writer’s Police Academy. Basically she has way too much fun!

Where to Find Toni Anderson
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