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Congrats & Happy Release to Jen Frederick & Jessica Clare!
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Nickolai & Daisy’s Story continues…
There was a time when Nick loved the fear he instilled in his enemies. His tattoos alone promised danger, but it was the look in his eyes that delivered on it. A contract killer since he was just a boy, Nick has now forged a new life and a new identity with the woman who followed him, captured him, and changed him.
He terrified Daisy. Once. But she couldn’t resist, and she ignored every warning. It paid off. Now she’s part of a new beginning, a fresh start in America helping him to leave behind a reckless and violent past as a professional killer. But the past is never easy to outrun, especially when so much of it thrives on revenge.
A new threat has emerged from the shadows, and now Nick and Daisy have no choice but to rely on Nick’s killer skills to protect them from everything they’ve tried so hard to escape.
As he turns away, I call to him softly, “Detective McFadden, I would not endanger a soul on that campus. My beloved attends classes there, and it is my greatest desire that she be safe and happy. There are many reasons why I am not the man you seek.”
He swings back quickly. “I don’t think you are the university shooter, if that’s what you’re implying.”
“I imply nothing. I am responding to your litany of complaints and questions about my existence. Your attention does not frighten me, but do not mistake this. If you endanger Daisy or her father in any way, there will not be enough pieces left of you for even your loved ones to identify.”
At my threat, he gives me a bemused smile. “But you don’t give a rat’s ass about yourself?”
“I can take care of myself, Detective, and anyone that I love.” The chill is seeping into my bones, and I need to go inside and warm myself in the sunshine of Daisy’s love. “Good evening to you.” I nod and open the front door of the building.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jen Frederick lives with her husband, child, and one rambunctious dog. She’s been reading stories all her life but never imagined writing one of her own. Jen loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author Jessica Claire
This is a pen name for Jill Myles.
Jill Myles has been an incurable romantic since childhood. She reads all the ‘naughty parts’ of books first, looks for a dirty joke in just about everything, and thinks to this day that the Little House on the Prairie books should have been steamier.
After devouring hundreds of paperback romances, mythology books, and archaeological tomes, she decided to write a few books of her own – stories with a wild adventure, sharp banter, and lots of super-sexy situations. She prefers her heroes alpha and half-dressed, her heroines witty, and she loves nothing more than watching them overcome adversity to fall into bed together.
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has been living his life one day at a time…
relationship with his sister. He’s happy with his life and proud of his
accomplishments he’s made. Now if only he could completely forgive himself for the
mistakes he’s made.
days surrounded by books. Then one day, a chance encounter brings her face
to face with a man who will open her eyes to what she’s been missing in life,
Cash he thought was dead and buried long ago.
his past, but he’s afraid of how she will react. Will she be able to handle the
painful truth of his past?
destruction, they are both left wondering. Will their love be enough to heal
each other when they need the other person the most?
STARTING OVER SERIES
During the day Evan works for a large homecare agency and at night she’s superwoman. She’s a wife to Jim and a mom to Ethan and Evan, a cook, a tutor, a friend and a writer. How does she do it? She’ll never tell.
Author: Lisa Olsen
Title: Tempt Me When the Sun Goes Down
Release Date: January 20th 2015
Cover Artist: Robot Brain Design
Whether it stems from love or a sense of responsibility, Anja will do whatever it takes to break the curse and set Rob free, but the price might prove too high. Knowing the circumstances that led to Rob’s betrayal, Anja does her best to forgive him – but can she forget? And where does Bishop’s long lost Sire fit in? Bishop’s made no secret of the fact that he loves Anja, but will that love survive when Carys crooks her finger? Carys has spent her entire life being catered to and adored; what will she think of this newbie vamp who’s taken her place at Jakob’s side and in Bishop’s heart? Ancient curses and past betrayals aside, Anja just might find that the hardest obstacle to overcome is a green eyed monster.
“Beg pardon?” was all that tumbled out when he advanced another step and I retreated, backing up slowly.
He licked his lips, leaving them juicy and ripe for the tasting. “Under the skin, burning hot until you feel like you’ll go up in flames. I can satisfy that craving.”
My mind literally went blank. All the words winked out of existence, leaving only the last five he’d just uttered. My lips parted, but not a sound came out except for the breath that rushed past my teeth as he backed me up against the door.
“You need to feed.”
I wasn’t sure if that negated or supported the double entendre he’d been weaving, but it did un-stick my tongue. “Oh… oh right. Yes, I guess I do.” I’d spent so much time making sure he was well fed I’d neglected my own appetite.
“Go on then, have a taste. I’ve fed well enough today. I’ve got enough to spare.”
My mouth watered at the thought, that tantalizing taste earlier at the feeder club just enough to make me thirst for more. But it was such a bad idea on so many levels, the least being, he needed to hang onto his blood more than I did.
“Oh… I don’t think that’s such a good idea.” Our boundaries were already fuzzy enough. Throwing feeding into the mix was bound to make it even more murky.
“You sure?” He leaned in close, inhaling slowly, as if savoring the scent of my hair. “I think we can do better than good.”
RELEASE DAY PARTY
Author: Jessica Wilde
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 23, 2015
It’s the last thing I remembered.
I was afraid.
Afraid to fight, afraid to run… afraid to breathe.
Then, everything had gone dark. As if life was finally hearing my pleas, my cries to end the torment. To end the fear.
But even in the dark, I still felt it.
I always felt it.
My life had been a ricochet of one event leading to the next. Bouncing back and forth from good to bad. Happiness to despair. Hope to fear.
My name is Arianna West. I’m stronger now. Steady. Alive.
I can find a way to survive on my own. I can see what is coming for me. I can channel my fear into strength.
Except… I didn’t see Jack.
And Jack changed everything.
For readers 18+ due to language, violence, and sexual content.
I live in Morgan Utah with my husband, daughter, and dog, Kolo. I write as often as my active daughter will let me and my husband has the patience of a saint. I find inspiration from dreams, people I meet, and life experiences. When I write, I usually end up drinking one too many cans of Peace Tea, eating three too many Fruit by the Foot fruit snacks, and accidentally kicking my pup and best buddy, Kolo, too many times since he loves to sleep under my desk at my feet.
I started writing as a teen, but my fear of the unknown won out every time and I threw everything out. After becoming a mother and deciding to stay at home to raise my beautiful little girl, I tried again when I couldn’t stop thinking of ideas. I loved every minute, every hour of sleep lost, and every character that came to life in my mind.
It’s strange, but my favorite moments are when I have writer’s block because I can turn to my husband and find inspiration through him by just doing what we do best together. Talking, laughing, and just being in love. He doesn’t like to read, but he never stops encouraging me to keep going.
Writing has become an important part of my life and every book has a special place in my heart.
Hunter:The Bang Shift
The Bang Shift Series #2
by Mandy Harbin
Publication Date: March 24, 2015
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Designer: Mayhem Cover Creations
The Bang Shift Book 1 – Brody:The Bang Shift
Brody:The Bang Shift
The Bang Shift Series #1
by Mandy Harbin
Publication Date: November 4, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense
On Sale for only $0.99 1/26 through 2/1
Brody “Brutus” Jackson isn’t your average small-town mechanic. The shop where he spends his days doubles as the headquarters for the mercenary group he works with. They jokingly call themselves the Bang Shift because the government contracts they take are the less savory ones, and they’re all just shady enough to do what’s necessary to get the jobs done. As far as Brody’s concerned, it’s the perfect arrangement for a man with no memory of his past, and no hope for the future.
Under FBI protection, Alexandria Collins and her son have been in hiding for ten years. When it’s time to move again, her piece of crap car breaks down and the man giving her a tow is the biggest, hottest guy she’s ever seen. She is determined to ignore the need her long-neglected body hungers for. After all, the last man she showed interest in put a gun to her head.
Brody thinks the skittish Xan is sexy as hell, but it’s not her hot body that has him rocked to his core. He knows her from somewhere, and in his line of work, that’s a dangerous thing. Following orders have never been this hard, but when he finds out she’s his next assignment, he will protect her at all costs … even if what she needs protection from most is him.
Meet the Author
Mandy Harbin is an award-winning, bestselling author of several books across multiple romance genres ranging from contemporary to paranormal erotic romance. She is also the number one bestselling author in teen romance under the pen name M.W. Muse with her popular Goddess Series. She is a Superstar Award recipient, Reader’s Crown and RWA Passionate Plume finalist, and has received Night Owl Reviews Top Pick distinction many times. She studied writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, earned several degrees, and even pursued an MBA until she realized becoming an author did not have to remain an unfulfilled dream. Mandy is a PAN member of the RWA and lives in a small Arkansas town with her non-traditional family, and although she is a direct descendant of British royalty, they refuse to call her princess. When she’s not penning her latest book, you can find her hanging out online where she loves to connect with fellow readers or stalking Mickey Mouse at Disney World.
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Blair is looking for an escape.
West is looking for a connection.
Warning: This book is EROTIC ROMANCE and contains a lot of descriptive sex, strong language, lickable rock stars and one a** kicking female lead. 18+ due to mature sexual content
Unexpected was originally released throughout 2014 as a serial in three parts. They were:
NOW AVAILABLE AS:
**** FREE NOVELLA ****
This edition is the first part of Blair and West’s story as told in the original version of Unexpected.
Blair is just looking for someone to take the edge off her crappy life. Dull the pain, breathe a little life into her neglected body. A chance meeting at a bar leads to a night of passion. No names, no personal details. Just sex.
Well, it wasn’t personal until she sees the guy standing on a stage ten meters in front of her. How the hell didn’t she realize that the guy who blew her mind is the guitarist out of that dirty rock’n’roll band, Affliction? And why is he chasing her down the street? And how does he know her name?
Sometimes you find the things you didn’t even know you were looking for in the most unexpected places.
language, lickable rock stars and a whole lotta a** kicking female leads. Strictly 18+.
BLP REVIEW ~ Rebecca
I enjoy this author’s writing style, full of profanity and descriptive sex but never feels superfluous or overdone however I did not connect with any of the couples in the three novellas as much as with Blair and West in Unexpected, despite looking forward to Sasha’s story in particular. The novella is a difficult one to get the right balance with and it all felt too short and a little rushed. I needed more, a complete, detailed story not a fast & furious quickie but a longer discovery session.
Joe Fox is a floater. He’s a coaster on the coffee table of life.
He rides the wave spread by the juggernaut of rock ‘n’ roll outfit, Affliction, claiming what he wants and sticking to his limits. On the outside he is the calm inside the hurricane. Underneath the surface he’s struggling against his own brewing category five.
When Affliction goes on a long awaited hiatus, he finds himself alone in more ways than one. What’s a man to do when he’s got plenty to forget and all the time in the world to do it in?
Crash into someone beautiful and wild, that’s what.
Someone so wild that they might be able to calm the storm within and awaken something undeniable…
Joe and Jake are best friends who grew up together. With Jake having found Blair, Joe wants that same elusive thing, the connection that completes you. Joe has more privacy and freedom than Blair as he’s not the front man and so when flying back to Australia takes a normal flight with no fuss or fanfare where he meets Alexis. Both are instantly attracted and so follows a delightfully dirty and decadent tryst for 24 hours on an unplanned stopover in Hong Kong. Alexis is an author who writes erotic romance and she researched plenty with Joe, discovering it’s not all imagination but that her words can be reality.
“He reached out and grasped my face, making me look him in the eye and it almost sent me into overdrive. Yeah, I felt it. My nipples tingled, my pussy was convulsing, thighs were clenching, breath was coming fast…all the things I wrote about were leaping off the pages and into the here and now. “I want you and I know you want me, too. It’s not about being cheap or easy.” “You want me?” “Every which way from Sunday.” He’d hardly touched me and shit, he hadn’t even kissed me, and already I was imagining myself underneath him, on top of him…every which way from Sunday.”
Joe lets her walk away at the airport with no contact details and regrets it immediately. He decides he will find her when fate throws her back in his path, however Alexis is dealing with guilt and grief so has closed herself off to relationships due to a tragic event.
“Jake had his wildcat and I had my storm. She was the storm swirling in the opposite direction to mine. Together, we cancelled each other out. Together, there was no storm. I just had to get her to see it.”
This couple complement each other perfectly and Joe fights for what he wants. I loved their banter and the sex was HOT but I was thoroughly enjoying the story and then Wham Bam finished, rushed and nowhere near as good as the lead up.
However, I love her writing style as I’ve said and highlighted sections all through the book.
“It was like a drawer full of spoons when all I needed was a knife. Alexis was the f**king knife…”
“Fuck. He thought my mouth was sweet? I just stared at him like Bambi in the middle of a highway about to be splattered by a long haul truck.”
Sasha Montgomery has everything she ever wanted.
She’s managing one of the hottest rock bands of the moment, gets paid to travel the world, hangs around hot musicians all day…
She’s got everything she ever dreamed of…except Mick Savage.
Mick is the lead guitarist from bad boy rock ‘n’ roll outfit Affliction, and she’s got one hell of a crush on him.
For three and a half years Sasha has watched him look at everyone but her. Miserable and shy, the only thing she has to turn to is her work. It was fine when she was just the stage manager – she could deal with that. Now she’s the manager and has to deal with him on a daily basis. Face-to-face. As if her heart couldn’t get any more broken.
Mick hasn’t looked at her twice. He hasn’t spoken to her outside of band business. He hasn’t seen her as anything but Affliction’s manager. Watching him from the side-lines is unbearable, but when he finally realises what her feelings are…everything is going to change.
And it might just be for the worse.
This was my most anticipated of the three yet the one I least liked in the end. Sasha is fabulous but Mick is a prick (yeah I know I’m rhyming!) and needs to be shot. I really dislike the fact he hasn’t noticed her in three and a half years, that’s on me and personal preference but I’d like to think if he’s the one he would feel some type of connection or attraction not that she was invisible. Some will argue that she says;
“To live my dream, I had to sacrifice my heart.”
So that makes it all ok, but it didn’t work for me.
Sasha is feisty and sassy so she’s a good match for him but by the time he does finally does SEE her she runs from him and the chase begins. He gets the girl and the HEA but I was not connected to him as a character, although I adored Sasha.
Rob Hancock was never the saviour type.
When he saves Lilly Hunter from a nasty situation, he’s about to get more than he bargained for. Now he’s her saviour and will do whatever it takes to make her safe.
And when push comes to shove, he’ll be Unstoppable in his desire to deliver her from her demons.
He’s been such a background figure up to now that I was surprised how much I liked Rob and just how perfect Lilly is for him. Whilst they meet in an awful situation, they are drawn immediately to each other and this was a beautiful one to end the series with. Lilly and Rob have a rocky road and while Rob may not see himself as her saviour he is, but in return Lilly feeds his heart and soul. She cares for him and loves him warts and all, he’s broken and she’s his glue, giving him a sense of worth and belonging. A sweet story with really hot sex and an edge to it that Amity Cross does well.
“I’d never had a friend before, the kind of friend that listened and didn’t judge. The kind of friend that you see in movies and read about in books…I thought those were all made up. There couldn’t be people like that in the world, right? Humanity sucked dick, so why would someone be nice to me just because they thought I was decent? That shit was an urban myth.”
So in conclusion my only complaint apart from ‘Mick the Prick’ is the length of these. I felt a longer story, especially on the first two, would make them as good as Unexpected but it’s a good series and I like the author so will continue to read her.