Cover Reveal! Stronger by Sarah Greyson

We are proud to present the beautiful cover of Sarah Greyson’s upcoming Novel STRONGER 
TITLE: Stronger (Unit #2)
AUTHOR: Sarah Greyson 
RELEASE DATE: Sept 26 

Haunted by the loss of his beloved fiancée a year and a half ago at the hands of a terrorist cell, ex-Green Beret Rob Fabik doesn’t know how to let go. The sounds and sights of her death replay in his mind, and he tortures himself with the guilt he feels over not being able to save her life, distracting himself with alcohol and women. 

Attending Harvard University, Lola Sardeson is a down-to-earth, rich girl who is tired of living under her father’s thumb. One night out with friends quickly turns into a nightmare as she is kidnapped from a busy Boston nightclub. Her nightmare intensifies as she learns that the Ortiz Cartel sells young, innocent girls into the sex-slave trade. 



The Unit’s mission is to rescue Lola from the nefarious clutches of the Ortiz Cartel. From the instant Rob sees Lola, she touches something deep inside him, drawing out his protective nature. These feelings only serve to intensify the guilt he feels over losing his dead fiancée. 



Forced by circumstance under the same roof, Lola inspires Rob to grow stronger. Can he suppress his feelings for Lola, or will guilt consume him alive? Can he forgive himself for not saving his fiancée? Can Rob save Lola and protect her from the greedy hands of the Ortiz Cartel?



Intended for mature audience 18+ for sexual language and violence.



This book can be read as a standalone.




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Sarah is an Amazon Best Selling Author. She lives in Virginia with her husband, two children, and four spoiled animals. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a concentration in Professional Writing and her Master’s Degree in Education. 

When she is not writing or spending time with her family, she loves reading sizzling romantic suspense novels that make her blush. She loves a glass of pinot grigio, back-yard barbecues with friends and family, and helping her kids with their homework (in that order).



Her interests span all genres: from Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen to Slave by Shari Hayes to The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama XIV. Sarah’s favorite genres are contemporary romantic suspense and erotic suspense; the types of novels she crafts. While the concepts are familiar and comfortable, she brings her own unique story and personality to everything she writes. She loves the feeling of crafting a spicy, action-packed novel. Writing is her passion. She wants to leave her readers breathless after experiencing the intense ride that is her novel.



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The terrorists want her alive. The CIA wants her dead, and Michael just wants to love her. 

Emma, an ingenious female engineer, finds a protector in an unlikely source.



Michael is a warrior, a Green Beret, fresh out of the military. He suffers from PTSD and recurrent nightmares of his five tours in Afghanistan. Something in him fundamentally changes when he meets Emma. 



Emma has top-secret clearance for her work on a governmental prototype to help fight the war on terror. She has spent her entire life pursuing her career and developing her brain child labeled Project Hummingbird. She lives in her intellectually driven mind…that is, until Michael begins to awaken something deep inside her: something that she didn’t even know existed.



Michael needs to prove to Emma that he is not who she thinks he is. He must work to win her trust and her heart. Will he be able to persuade her to trust him? Will he be able to save her from the dangers that await her? Will he win her heart?



+18 warning – This book is intended for mature audiences.

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Cover Reveal! The next Chronicles of Moxie by Z.B. Heller

We are so excited to reveal the cover of First Comes Love: A Chronicles of Moxie Novel by ZB Heller!! This is the next novel in The Chronicles of Moxie series.

 

 

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What started it all….

 

The Chronicles of Moxie by Z.B Heller

 

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Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/GO3d7rfJjBE

 

 

About ZB Heller:

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As a little girl it was always a dream for Z.B. Heller to become She-Ra Princess of Power. Since this dream was unobtainable, she spent what was probably way to long in college trying to “find herself”. Becoming an artist scratched the creative itch until the stories in her head were getting to be to loud for her to get anything else accomplished. She lives in St. Louis with her husband, son and Flemish Giant rabbit Chloe. In her spare time she likes to read, stalk celebrities on Twitter and create the type of art that people scratch their heads about.

New Release and Review of Inconsolable by Amanda Lanclos

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Synopsis:
 
Him:
You would think that because I am a Marine that life isn’t that hard to live. I’d like to tell you that you couldn’t be more wrong. War is hell on earth. I have seen so many things that will haunt me for the rest of my life. No matter how much I try to forget the light fading from someone’s eyes, I cannot. My life is one determined by the mind. I wake up every day to fears of what will trigger the turmoil that sends me into overdrive. My life is depicted by sounds and colors and things that make me less of a man.
Who am I, well I am CPL Blake Johnson. I am a United States Marine and I am living with post-traumatic stress disorder. If it weren’t for Anna, the sunshine in my life things would be much harder than they are.

Her:
Being a cosmetologist is not the easiest job for me, and after losing my best friend to her inner demons. I am bound and determined to not lose the man I love as well. They say in my line of profession you are more than what you claim. You are a therapist, a shrink, a person that listens to anything and everything. I am not that person. I have so much built up inside me I think I may be about to explode. I hope that this isn’t true because my heart picked someone that happens to be as inconsolable as I feel.
Who am I? Well, my name is Anna Henderson. I am just trying to live my life one moment at a time and praying that I don’t mess it up.

 

My Review

What can I say about this book that will convince you to give it a try? I think that the author does a great job of addressing something that can be so difficult to talk about – PTSD. I loved Blake. He decided to join the military to prove that he was better then he thought of himself. What he found was a group of men that became friends for life, before tragedy struck. Once he came home without his friends, he was seemingly normal. He did not lose his legs like his buddy Jameson. But the scars ran deep and were well-hidden, or were they?
He found that not only did he suffer from PTSD, but his favorite uncle suffered from it as well. I liked that the author touched on things that are not typical symptoms; she mentioned that his favorite uncle used cutting to “relieve” pressure from his hell, along with drinking and making bad decisions. In addition, Blake’s subconscious had him not only experiencing the need to drink and carouse, it also brought back a buddy he lost in the war.
Anna is a sweet breath of sunshine in Blake’s world. She centers him and calms him down. Anna’s own life is not all roses though, and she goes through a situation that brings on her own struggle with PTSD. Here is another thing I appreciated, PTSD does not just come from the military and the author acknowledges that in this book. Thankfully Blake is aware of what is going on, and pushes Anna to get the help she needs.
The characters are on the younger side so if you are older then the NA age group you might struggle with some of their actions, but I urge you to look beyond that and see the great meat and bones that you are left with.

 
Excerpt:

Nine months in this place and still I have a hard
time.  It seems like life is hard no
matter what, but being the one of the group who has a soft side sucks ass.  I was put into a difficult situation with
this guy.  He had a bomb strapped to his
chest and was about to push the detonator.  Jackson gave me the order to shoot him.  Carter was the only one with me and he saw me
hesitate.  He grabbed his gun and shot
the guy without even thinking twice about it then
nodded at me.  I hesitated.  Had Carter not been with me I would have
died.  This place is not for me.  I should have gone to Princeton or Harvard
where I belonged, but instead here I am trying to act like something more than
what I am. 

            Just
what am I?  I am the world’s biggest
coward.  I wanted to prove that I wasn’t
just brains, that I could be something more, but that moment proved that all I
am is the nerdy kid with his nose stuck in a book.  I couldn’t even protect myself, had Jameson
not been there I would have let the guy blow me up.  I couldn’t kill him. 

            “Johnson
come here.”  I turn to see Jackson
standing there with running shorts and tennis shoes.  “Let’s go run.”

            “Be
right there,” I say as I stand and grab my black and red Nike shocks and slide
them on.  I wonder if Carter told him
what happened last night.  I doubt he
did, Jameson isn’t that type.  I walk
outside and join Jackson on the makeshift track in the dirt.

            “What
made you decide to become a Marine, Johnson?” 

            I
should have known this was coming.  I’m
surprised I made it through boot camp.  I
am a lot stronger than I give myself credit for, but I am not strong enough to
kill someone.  I don’t think I have that
inside me. “I wanted to be more than the valedictorian of Adams High School,
more than a person with brains.”  I shrug
and keep in step with Jackson as he moves along.

            “I
see it in your eyes Blake, you don’t think you’re good enough.  Only you can be the judge of your worth.  I am just going to tell you, you’re a damn
good Marine.  You think before you act,
not act before you think.  It makes you
lethal.  Remember that.”

            I
watch him and nod my head, then we both pick up our pace.  After his words I don’t have anything to say
so I just keep pace with him.  I never
really thought I needed reassurance, but now that I have it, it feels like a
weight has been lifted off my shoulders. 
I only have nine more months before I can go home and finish this
deployment. 

            After
about six laps around the makeshift track Jackson bows out and goes to our
cots.  I keep running.  It’s something you become good at when you’re
the red headed nerdy kid with glasses. LASIK was the best thing ever
invented.  Finally, I finish my run, take a quick shower and go to
the barrack to lay my head down.  I look
up at the ceiling and think only two hundred and seventy five more days of
this.  It will be a broken record until I
can make it home.
 
 

 
 
 
Other Books in the Series:
 
In one day your life can go from awesome to total shit and for me it’s going to change forever. Who am I? My name is PFC Jameson Carter, and I am a United States Marine, or I was until a bomb detonated and took half of me with it. The only thing that kept me alive was the woman I had waiting back for me at home.
How do you go from being a complete person to being half of something? For me, I have help, but how can I be anything more than half of what I used to be? Then when the one person you count on, the person you lived for leaves you how do you react?
For Samantha Blalock life is easy, she helps repair people like me, the people who lose limbs. Something isn’t the same though, she’s changed. See I’ve known Samantha for years. She’s hiding something. Can we help each other through these trying times in our lives? Or does the fact remain that we are both irreparable?

***DISCLAIMER*** This book contains topics of a serious nature, including possible violent scenes.

 
 
 
 
 
About the Author:
Amanda is from a small town in Louisiana. She is a mother to one beautiful daughter, expecting baby number two, and two bad fur babies. She’s been married to the love of her life for 3 years. She loves to read and has for as long as she can remember. One day she decided she had a story to tell so she sat down to write it. Now her dream of not only reading the stories she loves, but giving other people a story to devour was set into motion.  Amanda is also one of the co-founders of Crazy Cajun Book Addicts book blog and loves being able to let others see all the amazing books being written. 

Billionaire Unmasked!

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 Jason Sutherland is a billionaire investor who has it all: good looks,
billions of dollars, and every expensive toy a man could ever want. What
he doesn’t have is the one thing he wants the most: Hope Sinclair.
Unfortunately Hope, the little sister of his best friend, was off
limits. But when he finds out that she’s getting married, he decides
that he’s staking his claim before it’s too late, and it will take more
than a little deception and risk to accomplish his goal. Hope could end
up hating his guts, but after spending one forbidden night with her that
he can’t forget, he knows he has to try to make her his forever.

Hope Sinclair was born into money, but being rich has never made her
happy. The one thing she wants is a man to care about her and not her
bank account. The closest thing she’s ever found to real happiness was
the magical, passionate night she’d spent in the arms of Jason
Sutherland…until that night turned into heartbreak. So when he
unexpectedly comes back into her life in the strangest of ways, Hope is
determined to resist her attraction to him.

Thrown together by Jason’s deception and with their passion still
burning hot, can the two of them survive after the billionaire is
unmasked?

18+ only. Not suitable for children and teens under 18.

If you want to try the prequel first you can check out Jason and Hope in this short read

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 Other Books In The Series 
Mine For Tonight



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Down
on her luck, nursing student and full-time waitress Kara Foster gets a
massive blow to her already desperate financial situation that will
surely find her living on the streets. Needing nothing less than a
miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely and
overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is
impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she’s
never met. Will the handsome, alpha billionaire really be a solution to
her problems, or will he end up being a major complication and a danger
to her emotional sanity?

Reclusive billionaire Simon Hudson would
rather be behind a computer creating computer games than rubbing elbows
with the elite and he knows exactly what he wants…until he meets Kara
Foster. Something about Kara touches Simon in ways he’s never
experienced and definitely doesn’t like. For over a year, Simon watches
over Kara, but stubbornly refuses to admit his desire to possess her,
not even to himself. But when she ends up in a situation that could very
well be her destruction, Simon steps up to help her, not realizing that
in saving Kara, he might very well be salvaging his own soul.

“Mine
For Tonight” is book one of “The Billionaire’s Obsession” . Books in
this trilogy do not stand alone and need to be read in order. They
include: 

The Billionaire’s Obsession (Complete Collection)

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This complete collection of The Billionaire’s Obsession includes:
Mine For Tonight
Mine For Now
Mine Forever
Mine Completely
Down
on her luck, nursing student and full-time waitress Kara Foster gets a
massive blow to her already desperate financial situation that will
surely find her living on the streets. Needing nothing less than a
miracle to save her, Kara gets rescue from an unknown, unlikely and
overwhelming source. Billionaire Simon Hudson makes her an offer that is
impossible to refuse, but terrifying to accept from a man that she’s
never met. Will the handsome, alpha billionaire really be a solution to
her problems, or will he end up being a major complication and a danger
to her emotional sanity?
Reclusive
billionaire Simon Hudson would rather be behind a computer creating
computer games than rubbing elbows with the elite and he knows exactly
what he wants…until he meets Kara Foster. Something about Kara touches
Simon in ways he’s never experienced and definitely doesn’t like. For
over a year, Simon watches over Kara, but stubbornly refuses to admit
his desire to possess her, not even to himself. But when she ends up in a
situation that could very well be her destruction, Simon steps up to
help her, not realizing that in saving Kara, he might very well be
salvaging his own soul.
18 + (This book contains graphic language, very steamy love scenes and lots of emotion.)
Heart Of The Billionaire (Book Two)
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Note: This novel is the complete story of Sam and Maddie, but reading
The Billionaire’s Obsession – The Complete Collection (Simon and Kara’s
story) first is highly recommended to enhance your reading pleasure.

Sam and Maddie are here!
Billionaire
Sam Hudson has pretty much lived his life with no apologies because he
tries never to do anything that he’s sorry about…except for what he had
done in the past to Dr. Madeline Reynolds. Many years and regrets later,
Sam meets up with Maddie again by chance; his brother Simon is marrying
Maddie’s best friend and the two of them are forced to be civil. But
Sam wants to be more than polite, and he wants another chance to make
things right, so he offers Maddie a bold proposition, an offer he knows
she’ll have a very hard time declining even though she hates him.
Dr.
Madeline Reynolds adores her best friend Kara and her fiancé Simon, but
being forced into the company of Sam Hudson, because they are both in
Simon and Kara’s wedding, is pure torture. She’s hated Sam for years,
but when he offers her a bargain, something near and dear to her heart,
she’s torn between her dislike for the man and the offer of something
she’s always desperately wanted. Once, Sam Hudson nearly destroyed her,
but Maddie discovers that sometimes things aren’t always what they
appear to be. Is Sam really a devious heartbreaker, or is there
something more to him beneath the surface?
Can two people with so many years of hurt between them learn to trust each other again?
Please
note: This is an erotic romance and not appropriate for YA readers.
The book contains graphic sex, language and situations not appropriate
for YA readers.
The Billionaire Salvation (Book Three)
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Billionaire
Max Hamilton thought he was finally starting to find contentment, more
than two years after losing his wife Mia in a tragic drowning accident.
He’d
been reunited with a sister he hadn’t realized existed. Finally he had
family again, a reprieve from the pain and loneliness that had haunted
him since his devastating loss. Yeah…he was as happy as a man could be,
considering he had lost the other half of his soul and most of his heart
when fate had torn his wife away from him.
Or
so he believed…until the day he rescued a mysterious woman in the park,
a female who somehow had managed to reignite a part of him that he
thought was long dead…
Suddenly,
Max’s protective, dominant, possessive male instincts flare to life,
leaving him at a loss as to how lightning could possibly strike twice in
one lifetime. Is he truly being given another chance at real happiness,
or would it be dangled in front of him, only to be taken away once
again?
Find
out by reading The Billionaire’s Salvation, Book 3 in The New York
Times Bestselling series, The Billionaire’s Obsession. This is a
complete contemporary erotic romance novel with no cliffhangers!
      
 The Billionaire’s Game (Book Four)
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The Billionaire’s Game – The Billionaire’s Obsession ~ Kade

With
his professional football career over due to a tragic accident,
billionaire Kade Harrison takes on the task of solving a mystery for his
brother-in-law and friend, Max Hamilton. Without his former career to
fill every minute of the day, Kade’s looking for something to challenge
him–now that he’s lost the career that had meant everything to him.
But what starts out as a simple favor soon becomes a whole lot more than
he bargained for when the woman he’s seeking slips away from him every
time he gets close to finding her. When Kade does finally corner her,
things start to get even more complicated. Asha Paritala is nothing
like he expected, and the female he had tracked down as a favor for Max
soon becomes a woman he wants for his very own, a woman who makes
protective and highly predatory instincts he didn’t know he had flare to
life inside him. Kade soon discovers that he wants Asha’s total
surrender to the desire and passion that vibrates intensely between the
two of them, but he also wants her trust, the one thing Asha’s history
makes it difficult for her to give. Can Kade convince her that some
things are worth risking it all?
Caught
between two worlds, Asha Paritala is homeless, broke and damaged from a
life of abuse and neglect. Born of an American mother and an Indian
immigrant father, Asha was raised as an Indian woman by a foster family
after the death of her natural parents when she was little more than a
baby. She’s spent her entire life under the control of others until
finally breaking free two years earlier, and she’s determined to keep
her freedom, even if it means she has to struggle to survive. But when
she meets Kade Harrison, her resolve is tested. After Kade helps her
through a bad situation, she finds herself beginning to trust Kade as
she’s never trusted a man before. Kade is everything she always
thought a man should be, but can she lose herself in him completely when
she knows she’s damaged and confused. And is it really possible that
she could be a lost sibling to two people like Max Hamilton and Maddie
Hudson? Asha is tempted by the possibility of family, and the
irresistible lure of a man like Kade Harrison. Can a woman caught
between two cultures, so flawed and so backward, really reach out and
take what she wants, or will the instinct to run from the pain of her
past destroy the hope of happiness for her future?
Find out if two broken souls can heal each other in The Billionaire’s Game, book 4 of The Billionaire’s Obsession series!!
This is a complete novel with no cliffhangers. 18+ due to sexual situations and graphic language.
    

After
four years of working for “the billionaire boss from hell” Ally
Caldwell thinks she finally has her life on the right track. Her fiancé
is out of dental school, ready to go to work at a thriving practice, and
it would finally be her turn to go back and finish her college degree.
Unfortunately, her carefully planned future crumbles when she finds out
that her fiancé, the man she’d nearly killed herself to help get through
school, has been cheating on her. With her wedding looming in the near
future, Ally’s blindsided, realizing she’d never even knew the man she’d
been planning to marry. Suddenly, her carefully organized life is
turned upside down, and not one single thing is turning out the way it
was supposed to happen. Even her boss, Travis the Tyrant, is beginning
to act differently, throwing Ally into an even more confused and chaotic
state of mind. Travis, the one man who she’d always counted on to be a
jerk, was now the guy who actually steps up to try and help her
straighten her life out again. Unfortunately, she doesn’t much care for
his highhanded arrogance or his methods of “helping.” Ally wants to hate
Travis. It makes her life so much simpler to fight with him than to
admit to the combustible chemistry growing between the two of them. But
as she begins to see more and more of the real Travis beneath his dark
façade, she can’t seem to resist the dangerous lure of their unlikely
attraction.

Billionaire Travis Harrison does
everything he possibly can to repair the Harrison name after a scandal
nearly destroyed his family years ago. He makes sure he keeps himself
and his actions in check, his emotions buried under a thick layer of
ice. Only his secretary and assistant, Alison Caldwell, makes him come
close to losing his carefully constructed image. The obstinate female
keeps shoving him closer and closer to the edge of sanity every single
day. But when he finds out about her fiancé’s betrayal, his protective
instincts roar to life inside him, making him want to ensure she’s never
hurt again. The only problem is…Ally doesn’t want his help, and the
infuriating woman does everything she can to push him away, even as the
two of them are swept into an undeniable passion that neither of them
can possibly ignore. Before long, Travis finds himself in ruthless
pursuit of something much more important and elusive than just a
business deal.
 Can these two very different, very stubborn
people actually be meant to be together? Find out if Travis and Ally can
let down their defenses and surrender to a love so powerful it will
rock them to the depths of their souls in Billionaire Undone, Book Five
of The Billionaire’s Obsession series.

  


About The Author



J.S.
Scott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy
romance. She’s an avid reader of all types of books and literature.
Writing what she loves to read, J.S. Scott writes both contemporary
erotic romance stories and paranormal romance erotics. They almost
always feature an Alpha Male and have a happily ever after because she
just can’t seem to write them any other way!

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My Review and a Giveaway of Within These Walls by J.L.Berg

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WITHIN THESE WALLS

Within these walls, he became my solace, my sanctuary and my strength.

I am not strong. I am just a survivor of circumstance.

Isn’t that what we all do? Survive?

Each of us has our own set of circumstances to muddle through. Mine are just

more…complicated.

Born with a severe heart defect, I’ve seen the inside of a hospital room more than

my own bedroom.

I was drowning, a prisoner to the illness that owned me, until he appeared. He

thinks he’s blocked out the world with his tattoos and hard exterior, but I see the

real Jude, the one he so desperately wants to forget.

But is he the answer to my prayers or will he break my already damaged heart

forever?

My name is Lailah Buchanan, and this is our story of hope, redemption and

sacrificing it all for the one you love.

My Review

I have to say that each J.L.Berg book I have read is so very good. She has a way of taking me on a journey with the characters so completely that I want to be around them. I want to be a part of their lives. Ms. Berg is so good at getting me so invested in the story that there is no way I will not feel their emotions. Within These Walls is no different.

This is the story of Lailah and Jude, two broken souls who find each other in a hospital of all places. Lailah has lived her life in the hospital. Tests, doctors, she has no friends her age or who have lived like she has, and in many ways like she hasn’t lived. She is not the normal young lady who thinks all about the parties and such, or at least it seems. She has dealt with so much that she is mature beyond her years. Jude has given up everything and now haunts the halls of the hospital, taking the pain from his broken life and keeping it alive every day, even if his reason for doing so is no longer with him. Lailah, however, causes his heart to crack open and feel again. He is not altogether sure that is something he wants.

I loved that even stuck within the hospital walls their journey to love was not perfect. My heart melted with each and every item that was checked off Lailah’s list.

I suppose that it could be considered a bit unrealistic, how they meet, and fall in love, but honestly isn’t that what we are looking for? Isn’t that why you picked up a book in the first place, to live in someone else’s reality?

I do not like to give spoilers but I will say this, have a box of tissue nearby when you read of Jude and Lailah’s love story, you will need them. I highly recommend this book.

Excerpt

She looked around, closed her eyes, and took a deep breath of fresh air as it breezed

past her.

“I’m free!” she squealed.

“Well then, why are we standing around and wasting time? Let’s get the hell out of

here!” I laughed, grabbing her hand and tugging her in the direction of my car.

“I’m sorry it’s not that great-looking, but it runs,” I said, regarding the less than

stellar state of my car, which had probably seen more birthdays than she had.

“It’s green!” she exclaimed.

I threw her bags into the trunk. “Yep, split-pea, baby-shit green.”

“Eww…gross. Why did you have to ruin split-pea soup for me?” She laughed as we

got in.

“Well, that is a color!”

“I think we should name it,” she declared.

I turned the key. “The color? I thought I just did.” I pulled out of the parking spot and

drove the short distance out of the hospital.

We were officially free.

“No.” She laughed. “The car. Cars that are baby-shit green need to have a name.”

I turned my head with a look of mock surprise and shock. “Did I just hear you curse?

I don’t think I’ve ever heard a bad word leave those pretty little lips of yours before

in my life. Two seconds out of the hospital, and you’re already swearing like a sailor!

I think I’m having a bad effect on you.”

She stuck out her tongue and laughed. “I’ve cursed before—in my head and maybe

once or twice out loud,” she said, grinning. “You’re changing the subject. From this

day forward, I hereby do so-eth—”

“Do so-eth?” I couldn’t help but ask.

She was literally vibrating with excitement. Being out of the hospital had awoken

her spirit and had breathed fresh new life into her lungs.

“Shut up! It’s my fancy car dubbing speech. I’m supposed to sound like

Shakespeare.”

“Oh, sorry,” I faked a cough as we turned west. “Go on. You do so-eth?”

“I hereby name this car, um…” She looked around, searching, and finally her eyes

grew wide. “Yertle the Turtle!”

She was so proud of herself that she didn’t even notice where we were when I pulled

the car to a stop.

“Very clever, Sam I Am.” I laughed. “But Yertle the Turtle was blue.”

“He was not!”

“He was,” I urged. “In the book illustrations, he’s blue.”

She looked over at me with her arms folded over her chest. “How the heck do you

even know that?”

“My mom used to read to us a lot when I was little.” I shrugged. “And I’m smart,” I

added with a grin, tapping on my temple.

“Well, whatever. We’re calling it Yertle, even if it isn’t blue. Now, where are we? And

what are we doing?” she asked, looking up. She gasped when her eyes took in the

panoramic view of the ocean.

“We’re going to put your toes in the ocean.”

 

 

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Cover Reveal! Love, Always by Yessi Smith

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Title: Love, Always
Author: Yessi Smith
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Releasing: Fall 2014

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**This book is intended for a mature reading audience and isn’t suitable for readers under the age of 17.**

In love with a man on the brinks of greatness, Dee has her life figured out. The love they share is comparable only to the love they feel when they find out Dee is pregnant. Josh and Dee welcome their future together with eagerness as they plan a wedding, baby, and the upcoming tour for Josh’s band Wasted Circle. Big things are finally happening.

During Wasted Circle’s first big show, tragedy strikes leaving Dee alone. The life her and Josh planned for ends up being nothing but desolate promises. Unable to watch his best friend’s girlfriend drown under her own despair any longer, Adam steps in to help Dee cope with her loss and the upcoming birth of her baby. Adam is patient, kind and unrelenting. He stands by her side, never faltering despite his growing desire to be more than Dee’s supportive shoulder and the idea that he is betraying Josh. He refuses to give up on Dee and remains loyally by her side even when she admits herself into a psychiatric ward and he is left to father Josh and Dee’s baby.

But even sweet and sturdy Adam has his limits.

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Adam kneels down beside me and hands me his phone after hitting play. I look at the screen and feel my lips tug when I see his face flash onto the screen.
“This is for you, Dee,” Adam says from the phone so I look back at him and he grins so I turn my attention back to the phone.
I watch him walk through the grocery store and only stops when he finds a young male associate; poor kid is probably in his late teens and has no idea what Adam is up to. I have no idea what Adam is up to but I feel for the kid because Adam can be downright devious.
“Excuse me,” Adam calls out and the boy turns his attention to Adam. “Do you know where I can find nipple butter?”
The camera shakes a little but I see the boy look around. “What kind of butter?”
“Nipple butter.”
The boy laughs. “Say that again.”
“Nipple butter.” The camera shifts and I see a blurry Adam run his finger in circles over his nipples. “You know, for your nipples.”
The boy laughs again and I feel my body shake in laughter as well. “For your nipples?”
“Well not mine.” I look back at Adam and find him watching me. He’s so sweet and cute.
“I don’t know what nipple butter is, man.” The boy looks around the store but I can see he’s laughing.
“Can you find out?” Adam asks, leaving no room for him to say no.
“Uh, yea.”
I lean my body against Adam and chuckle as the camera follows Adam’s paces throughout the aisle. After a long time, the boy returns and shows Adam where to find it.
I see Adam’s hand hold up the cream and wiggle it in front of the camera. “My nipples thank you.”
I lose it. I very literally lose it as I start to shake from laughter. I feel Adam laugh with me and for just a moment I forget that I’m sad.

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I’m a Hispanic living in South Florida with my redneck husband from Texas and our “half breed” son, who is actually the reason I started writing again after years of celibacy. My son loves stories, but not the kind you can read in an existing book. No, he’d rather make up a story, complete with our own illustrations. So, thank you, Son, for igniting a flame I had let go out.
I also live with two dogs: a neurotic Border Collie we call Nitro and a midget Rottweiler named Nisa.
I have always found my sanctuary at the beach and in music and writing. I wish I could write rhymes so I could become a famous rapper, but rhyming is completely lost on me. My son surpassed me in the rhyming game by the time he was four. This is something I am very proud of.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s in Human Resource Management. I have held several jobs, from picking up dog poop to upper management positions. And now I am hoping to leave the business world behind so I can live full time in a world that does not exist until I place my fingers on a keyboard and bring them to fruition.
I published my first book Life’s A Cappella last year.

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Cover Reveal! Conspire by S.E. Hall and Erin Noelle

Coming: August 26, 2014
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“He wants answers. 
She wants freedom. 
The search is over…when they Conspire.”
   
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Jocelyn: 

“Race ya there,”
I snicker, darting towards the bedroom I moved our clothes into, tossing his
bag into the hall.
            Let the games begin.
            Somehow, he beats me down to the
water – imagine that. With steeled armor, I keep my face stoic, my gait and
candor unfazed, as I approach, despite the urge to snicker at his bulged-out
eyes and jaw dropped into the ocean.
            And yeah, I noticed his hand dip
below the surface to adjust himself; doesn’t always shrink in cold water it would seem.
            His head jerks left, right, then
back to me as his eyes narrow to accusatory slits. “What’re you thinking,
Trouble? Public beach,” he sputters.
            Doe-eyed innocence, my lips twist
cleverly. “Not for two miles either direction it isn’t. Besides, what’s the
problem?” Surely it’s not my string-thong
bikini bottoms and lack of a top?
            If you told anyone, even Lys who’s known me forever, they’d bet on hell
freezing over twice before believing
I’m capable of such audacious, brazen antics, but I’m embracing it, rejoicing
in the Jocelyn he brings out. Alive; seeing clearly, smelling flowers miles
away, hearing the faintest of sounds – like I just started partaking in, and
enjoying
, the world that’s surrounded me my whole life.
            His mouth curves upward at the
corner, a twinkle in his eyes reflecting off the water as he beckons me to him
with the leisurely crook of his finger.
            “Moi?” I mouth, pointing to myself.
My whole body’s buzzing, sexy satisfaction razoring through me as he slowly
nods. “Alright,” I huff in feigned inconvenience.
            I walk into the water as he walks
out, hoisting me up as we meet, wrapping my legs around his waist for me.
            “You’ll be my end, Jocelyn Craig,”
he says, almost demurely, almost a frown, heading us backward into the deeper
water.
            “The ending’s supposed to be the
best part.” I smile, leaning in to rest my forehead on his. “Do I win the game?”
            He glances down at my breasts –
nipples hardened from the cool water, his tongue lazily tracing his bottom lip.
“I’m afraid you just might.”
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S.E. Hall is the author of the Amazon Best Selling Evolve Series, Emerge, Embrace, Entangled (novella) and Entice as well as the bestselling stand-alone NA Romance, Pretty Instinct. She also co-wrote Stirred Up, an erotic short story with her CP and friend, Author Angela Graham and is honored to be a part of the USA Today and NYT Best Selling Devour box set. S.E., which stands for Stephanie Elaine, resides in Arkansas with her husband of 18 years and 3 beautiful daughters of the home, and one married daughter who graced her with two beautiful grandchildren. When not in the stands watching her ladies play softball, she enjoys reading and writing and the occasional trip to the casino. She’s also clutch at Baggo, when it’s warm outside, and definitely the woman to pick on your side for some Flip Cup!



 

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Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters. While earning her degree in History at the University of Houston, she rediscovered her love for reading that was first instilled by her grandmother when she was a young child. A lover of happily-ever-afters, both historical and current, Erin is an avid reader of all romance novels. In 2013, she published the Book Boyfriend Series, which included books Metamorphosis, Ambrosia, Euphoria, and Timeless, and thus far in 2014, has published When the Sun Goes Down, a contemporary romance novel, and Transparent, a romantic suspense novel. Her books have been a part of the USA Today Bestselling list and the Amazon and Barnes & Noble overall Top 100.
    
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Release Date: August 28, 2014

Genre: New Adult Romance

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“In here,” he said, pushing on the skin above my heart, “you’re ten below zero. And you’re closer to death than I am.”

My name is Parker. My body is marked with scars from an attack I don’t remember. I don’t want to remember. I choose to live my life by observation, not through experience. While people are laughing and kissing and connecting, I’m in the corner. Watching them live. I’m indifferent to everything, everyone. The only emotion I feel with any kind of depth is annoyance, and I feel it often.

A text message sent to the wrong number proves to be my undoing.

His name is Everett, but I call him rude. He’s pushy, he’s arrogant, he crowds my personal space, and worst of all: he makes me feel.

He chooses to wear all black, all the time, as if he’s waiting to attend a funeral. Probably because he is.

Everett is dying. And he’s spending his final days living, truly living. In doing so, he’s forcing me to feel, to heal. To come face to face with the demons I suppressed in my memory.

He hurts me, he fulfills me, he completes me. And still, he’s dying.

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Dragon’s Destiny by Heather Kennison

Long ago, the planet Zebunon III was a very different place. There was war. There was slavery. But most of all, there was magic.


When six-year-old Amadeus runs away from home, he doesn’t know that he’s running toward something. But before long, he finds himself in a sequence of events over which he has no control. He sees his mother alone with a stranger. Amadeus is caught by slave traders. And a mysterious blue dragon keeps showing up in his dreams.


Will Amadeus discover the meaning of these events? And is he bound to be enslaved forever? In time, he’ll find the twists and turns his life takes may be leading toward an ultimate destiny.


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Heather Kennison grew up in Spring Creek, Nevada. She graduated from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, in 2012 with bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Spanish and later returned to Spring Creek.

In her spare time, she enjoys writing both fiction and nonfiction, as well as poetry. Other pastimes include reading, hiking and watching her favorite science fiction shows.

In February 2013, Kennison joined the Elko County Writers as an active member. The group inspired her to finish Dragon’s Destiny, her first novel.

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Review of Breaking Free by Brandy L. Rivers

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TITLE – Breaking Free
SERIES – Others of Edenton
AUTHOR – Brandy L Rivers
GENRE – Adult Paranormal Romance
PUBLICATION DATE – 6-10-14
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 67k
PUBLISHER – Brandy L Rivers
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They say that dreams can come true, but as a dreamwalker, Devlin had yet to experience anything but nightmares. Then again, the druid had been held by sadistic vampires and dark mages for twenty years, forced to do their bidding. Newly escaped, he stumbles upon a dreamrealm where he can’t resist a little werewolf.

Jamie just wants someone to call her own. She feels like she’s been waiting for an awfully long time, when a man who teases her memory begins to visit her while she’s dreaming. From the moment she feels his turmoil, she’s drawn in, wanting nothing more than to heal his broken soul.

Before Devlin can decide what to do, he has to make a trip to Edenton. His first goal is to make sure someone who can’t remember him is safe and happy. The little werewolf of his dreams happens to live there, and she’s even more irresistible in real life.

When you’ve been taught all your life to run, what will make you change? Can Jamie convince her mate to stay and fight? Will he risk everything to have what he needs? Or run to save them all?

 

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This is the second book from Brandy Rivers I have read and the first one I have read in the Others of Edenton series. Normally I am not one to start a series in the middle but when I saw the chance to review the book I did. I was glad I did. As I mentioned I usually will not start a series in the middle but once I started reading this book, I really enjoyed that while they are part of the series I really felt like it read like a stand alone. Characters were introduced, and their powers explained. Their relationships past and present explained. At the same time she did not tell you everything about the other relationships in the book, thus I now want to go back and read the first books in the series and I am now going to be waiting for Preston’s book as well. To me that is a sign of a really good author. No matter where you start her series it brings you in.

Devlin has been held for years by the Dales, as they abused him and his powers for their evil intent. As a dreamwalker he used to visit his sister in dreams, but once captured he stayed away for her protection. For 20 years he did not dreamwalk, until he dreamwalked with Jamie. Jamie a empath wolf shifter lives in Edenton and unknowingly is friends with Devlin’s sister Fallon. When he escapes and realizes this he goes to her. Their bond is not just in dreams but they are mates.
I liked that Devlin was not the alpha male. That after years of being captive he doubts himself and everything he has done. Jamie his mate, becomes his strength. She shores him up and reassures him. It is nice to see that the female was the strong one this time. I loved that when he was being dragged under a trance SHE became the Alpha and pulled him out of it and severed his link with the Dales.

All in all I really enjoyed this book, and will be reading the rest of the series. I recommend that you read them as well!
 

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The moon shone bright over a crystal clear lake. Thousands of stars were reflected, like floating diamonds sparkling. The breeze blew gently through red cedar, pine, and maple. The clean mountain air reminded him of camping with his family when he was a boy.
It had been so long since he had the liberty, and desire, to enjoy nature. The water called to Devlin. Carefully, without a sound, he pulled the clothes from his body and placed them on the stump beside him.
With a slow breath, he walked into the gentle ripples, creating larger crests of his own. Warm water greeted him. He dove under, swimming deeper.
A splash caught Devlin’s attention. He broke the surface to find nothing, and no one. Closing his eyes, he reached out with his senses. A lone werewolf was close.
Panic flared through him, and he started for the shore, but a woman surfaced before him. A slow smile spread on her face when he flailed back, splashing her in his surprise.
“Your heart’s pounding.” Amusement sparkled in her pale blue topaz eyes as she placed one small hand over his chest. Warmth washed through him offering a calm he couldn’t remember ever feeling.
Yet, he was terrified the Dales were tracking him. A dream, nothing more than a dream. They can’t find me, he reminded himself.
“You startled me,” Devlin replied.
“Hmm.” Her foot brushed against his calf, sending a shiver through his entire body. She tapped her finger to her chin. “You remind me of someone, but I can’t figure out who.”
Intrigued, and certainly heading toward aroused, he asked, “What makes you say that?”
One corner of her shiny pink mouth lifted impishly. “Don’t know, but you do.” Her voice had taken on a husky purr which effectively made his blood pump faster.
A dream, just a dream, he told himself. Then he did something bold, something he hadn’t done in so long he was sure he’d fail, even in a fantasy. “What’s a sweet little wolf like you doing out here all alone?”
Her giggle was melodic as her already dazzling eyes lit up. “Looking for love in all the wrong places.”
As if on cue, his resistance broke. Her tiny waist fit perfectly in his hands, her hips flared in a way that made him groan. Devlin propelled them closer to the shore, until his feet touched bottom.
Before he could make his move, her legs locked around his hips and her fingers caressed up his shoulder and neck to delve into his hair. She grazed her lips over his. Afraid to take things too far, he slid his hands up her back, pressing her full breasts against his chest.
Needing more of her taste, he deepened their kiss. Devlin felt more alive than he could remember. A dream, just a blasted dream, his brain chimed in. The knowledge didn’t stop him from sweeping his tongue into her mouth when she opened to him.
Her body undulated in tune with his, and her heated core slid against his hardened length. The urge to bury himself in her was too much.
Pulling back, he panted, “Your name? Need your name, Precious.”
“Precious?” She licked her lips as she stared back at him with something like awe in her big blue eyes.
He tipped his forehead to hers and breathed in her wild but seductive scent. “You’ve set me free of my old life. You’ve given me something to look forward to.” He didn’t know where the words came from, but he didn’t dare take them back. They felt right.
“Jamie Abrams. You better come to me.” There was a command hidden in her sweet sassy voice, one he truly wanted to obey. “I’ll be waiting.”
He nodded, rolling her name through his head like a fine wine over his tongue.

 

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Brandy L Rivers is the author of the Others of Edenton Series. There are more Others of Edenton in the works. She is also working on the first couple books in the Others of Seattle series.
As an avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. She has a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out there eventually.
She lives in Western Washington with her husband and three kids, where she is already working on the future stories in the series.

 

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