Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Five Nincompoops, the Princess, and One Saviour: How it all went down by K. Edward

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Five Nincompoops, The Princess and One Savior: How It All Went Down is a narrative-nonfiction that anecdotally tells of the laughable and sometimes horrific experiences dating of one Princess who oscillates with self while making every attempt to remain true to her spiritual beliefs in search of her one true love.

Curious by R.G. Alexander

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Are you Curious?

Jeremy Porter is. Though the bisexual comic book artist has known Owen Finn for most of his life—long enough to know that he is terminally straight—he can’t help but imagine what things would be like if he weren’t.

Owen is far from vanilla—as a dominant in the local fetish community, he sees as much action as Jeremy does. Lately even more.

Since Jeremy isn’t into collars and Owen isn’t into men, it seems like his fantasies will remain just that forever…until one night when Owen gets curious.

Warning: Contains explicit m/m nookie. A lot of it. Very detailed. Two men getting kinky, talking dirty and doing the horizontal mambo. Are you reading this? Do you see them on the cover? Guy parts will touch. You have been warned.

(R.G. Alexander, BDSM, spanking, m/m, Hot romance, GFY, friends to lovers, first time)

Chasing Charlie (The Texas Two-Step Series, Book 1) by Kathy Carmichael - FREEBIE!

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Raised in a family of rodeo champions on a South Texas cattle ranch, Charlie wants only one thing: to avoid thrill-seeking cowboys.

Davis Murphy, cowboy wannabe and one of Dallas's most eligible bachelors, needs a pretty and witty faux fiancée so his widowed mother will marry her longtime gentleman friend.

Charlie, his local librarian, seems the prefect choice.

Charlie's first reaction is to run, but she's promised herself to step out of her plain-jane routine.

When Charlie accepts, Davis's plan is set. But now Charlie's sweet ways are challenging his bachelor heart.

THE TEXAS TWO-STEP, in series order
Chasing Charlie
Country Courtship
Courting Trouble
My Southern Bride
Western Pleasure

Life, Soul Being Soul without Drama by Carrie Louise

Discovering the Authentic Self
By Carrie Louise


Life, Soul Being Soul
without Drama
Discovering the
Authentic Self
By Carrie Louise

$9.90 / $6.50 to buy
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“I have just had, for me, a life altering revelation. The most destructive behavior/thinking/belief I act out is drama. There are more names and hiding places for drama than I ever realized until a few moments ago. The negative effects include sabotaging Universal synchronicities not to mention drama’s effect on the authentic self and faith.” clh January 2014

How does the process of discovering the authentic self happen? After the introduction, Life, Soul Being Soul without Drama is a compilation of randomly arranged pages, each page with a separate focus on one facet of drama. The process begins with two-minutes of quiet focus as the reader’s intuition chooses his/her daily page from among more than 150 pages. Because the interpretation of the page is left up to the reader (not the author), the content of the chosen page is amazingly relevant for the reader. The reader’s direct involvement in the process: the choosing, the interpretation, the application, and a subsequent awareness is very empowering. Day by day, this awareness translates into choices made, ultimately replacing drama with authenticity.

Please keep in mind that this book’s intended effectiveness will be achieved when reading just one intuitively chosen page each day. This creates each person’s pace and direction, which will be missed if reading cover to cover. It is a book to last a lifetime.

A sample of page titles: Avoidance, Repetitious Failure, Denial, Uncovering and Replacing Fear, Freedom, My Best Friend, Balance, Doing Nothing, Consider an Acting Class, and From Here to There.

To contact the author, write to info@soulbeingsoul.com

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

eBook Deals for September 29th

Fatal Debt (Dana Mackenzie Mystery Book 1) by Dorothy Howell
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Dana Mackenzie finds herself working for a faceless financial institution—it’s either this or piercing ears at the mall—and while she’s grateful for a job, she has no intentions of following the corporate offices’ heartless orders.

When she’s instructed to repossess a 42-inch Sony television from an elderly couple, Dana intends to put her own twist on the assignment. But upon arriving at their run down house in a gang infested neighborhood, she’s horrified to find sweet old Mr. Sullivan murdered.

The homicide detective investigating the case is Nick Travis, Dana’s high school crush. Sparks ignite, but a dark secret threatens to keep them apart—unless Nick comes clean about the past.

Dana agrees to help Mr. Sullivan’s grieving family locate his grandson, a guy with a surprising new lifestyle who’s been missing since the day of the murder. Her good intentions put her in the thick of the murder investigation and on a collision course with the killer.


Dead Vampires Don't Date by Meredith Allen Conner
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Kate Storm is your typical everyday mortal witch. She owns her own matchmaking business, hangs out with her vampire best friend, Morgan and enjoys the company of Big Al, her hit man channeling Chihuahua. Plus there’s a certain demon that she has her eye on. Life is pretty good until her first important non-human client winds up dead and his body is dumped at her back door. Turns out, disposing of the body is the last thing she needs to worry about. Kate will have to find the true killer if she wants to save her business and her life. And her new found witchy detective skills may not be enough to save her, especially if the demon is involved.





Her Secret Protector by Roxanne Snopek
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Naked pictures never die...
 
A private photograph, taken long ago and far away, has come back to haunt good, sweet Carrie Logan, Cherry Lake's family photographer. For help containing this secret and the scandal it will cause, Carrie turns to Ethan Nash, the reclusive guy with the big dogs and bad attitude.
 
The big, bad cyber-security specialist takes one look at the photo of young Carrie, dancing in her altogether, and it knocks the stuffing out of him. He's pretty sure she's hooped - once something's on the internet, it's there forever, baby - but he has to try and help her anyway. 
 
But it turns out that he needs her help far more than she needs his.

DARK SECRETS, A Paranormal Noir Anthology - $0.99!

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Six award-winning authors bring you this spellbinding collection of stories about dark desires, mysterious worlds, and danger that lurks in the shadows of the night. Where nothing is black and white; where things might not be as they seem; where magic and mayhem rule.

MARION, MISSING by Rachel Caine

Valentine is a detective with two major problems: he's been offered a kidnapping case that will probably get him killed, and his partner won't let him turn it down. He owes her that much … since his partner's a ghost, and he blames himself for her death. A dark, haunting noir mystery of love, hate and loss.

FEMME FATALE by Cynthia Eden

PI Mick Swayne has seen it all—his clients have included liars, thieves, and even killers. He thinks he can handle anything and anyone. Then she walks into his office. Savannah Moreau is beautiful, seductive, and…a vampire? The gorgeous vamp hires Mick to help her track down a killer who is hunting in Chicago, but as Mick slips deeper into Savannah’s paranormal world, he wonders if he can really trust his new client…

DANCE WITH THE DEVIL by Megan Hart

When the devil starts the music, you'd better get ready to dance.

Kathleen Murphy has sold her soul to the devil. Fame, fortune, success...everything she's ever dreamed of is hers, and all she has to do is the devil's bidding. When love comes knocking, the last thing in the world she wants to do is involve Jake in her twisted world, but the devil's started up the jukebox and Kathleen has no choice but to learn the steps

THE CONSORT by Suzanne Johnson

Faulkner Hearne, the captain of the ruthless Fae Hunters, finds his duty at odds with his heart when he’s ordered to capture the consort of Faerie’s cruel Prince of Summer when she flees across the veil into modern New Orleans. Can Faulk turn Liandra over to a certain death at the hands of the prince, or will he risk a war with Faerie in order to save her?

An all-new novella set in the Sentinels of New Orleans multiverse.

HEART’S BLOOD by Jeffe Kennedy, a Twelve Kingdoms novella

A dark fairytale retelling of a princess robbed of rank, husband and even her name.

Nix is nothing. The Princess Natilde—her former waiting woman—attacked her on the journey to wed Prince Cavan, stripping her of everything and taking her place. With no serving skills, Nix becomes a goose girl. Perhaps if Nix keeps her promise never to reveal who she really is, Natilde won’t carry out her vile threats. Prince Cavan entered his arranged marriage determined to have a congenial, if not loving relationship with his future queen—for the sake of both their kingdoms. But, his wife repels him more each day and he finds himself absurdly drawn to the lovely Nix.

With broken vows, anguish and dark secrets between them, Cavan and Nix struggle to find the magic to restore what’s gone terribly wrong... if it ever can be.

THE DJINN IN THE MIRROR by Mina Khan, a Djinn World novella

A paranormal Cinderella story with a young witch as the heroine and a wicked, sexy djinn instead of a fairy godmother.

Dahlia, the step-daughter of a power hungry wizard, promises to free a djinn trapped in a mirror if he rescues her from impending death. But Ashmael the djinn has his own agenda: to trick & seduce his way to freedom. The only problem is he ends up falling for Dahlia. Can he win his freedom and save the girl?


AUTHOR BIOS AND LINKS:




RACHEL CAINE

Rachel Caine is the New York Times, USA Today, and #1 internationally bestselling author of more than 45 novels that span the categories of horror, suspense, urban fantasy, science fiction, media tie-in, historical, and young adult. She’s also the author of more than 100 short stories.

Rachel began her publishing career in 1991 under the name Roxanne Longstreet with her first novel, Stormriders, a media tie-in novel for the role-playing game Shadow World. In 2003, she began writing as Rachel Caine with the launch of the bestselling Weather Warden series in urban fantasy, followed by spinoff series Outcast Season, the Red Letter Days duology, and the Revivalist series.

In 2006, she began her career in young adult novels with the 15-book Morganville Vampires series. In 2014 she published her first stand-alone YA novel, Prince of Shadows, and in 2015, the start of the new Great Library series, Ink and Bone. She has two further novels in the series coming in 2016 and 2017, as well as a new three-book series beginning in Fall 2016. The Morganville Vampires will see a resurrection in March 2016 with Midnight Bites, a collection of short fiction.

Rachel graduated with a business degree from Texas Tech University, and had a number of careers in the business world, including accounting, tax preparation, payroll administration, insurance investigation, web design, technical writing, and corporate communications. She is a full time writer.

http://www.rachelcaine.com

Twitter: @rachelcaine

Facebook: rachelcainefanpage

Contact: rachelcainewriter@gmail.com


CYNTHIA EDEN

Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA® award . Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over fifty novels and novellas.

www.cynthiaeden.com

https://www.facebook.com/cynthiaedenfanpage

twitter.com/cynthiaeden


MEGAN HART

Megan Hart is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of romance, erotic fiction, mainstream fiction, science fiction and horror, as well as young adult fiction under the name Em Garner.

Hart began writing short horror and science fiction stories in elementary school, then added writing romance in the late nineties. Her first novel, An Exaltation of Larks, was published in 2002, followed by more than thirty novels and dozens of short stories in multiple genres.

Hart writes full time in the deep, dark woods of Pennsylvania and on the sandy shores of Delaware. She can’t stand the feeling of corduroy or the smell of Stargazer lilies, but she loves zombies, rainbows, the internet and the ocean. Find her at

MeganHart.com.

twitter.com/megan_hart

facebook.com/megan.hart.

Drop her a line at readinbed@gmail.com.


SUZANNE JOHNSON

Suzanne Johnson is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series for Tor Books, including the 2014 Gayle Wilson Award-winning Elysian Fields. Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is author of the award-winning Penton Legacy paranormal romance series for Montlake Romance, including 2013 Holt Medallion Winner for paranormal romance Absolution, as well as The Collectors romantic suspense series, including Lovely, Dark, and Deep, 2015 Holt Medallion winner and 2015 Booksellers Best Award winner for romantic suspense. She starts a new romantic suspense series about Louisiana game wardens, beginning with WILD MAN’S BLUFF in early 2016. Susannah was a finalist for the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Awards in both 2014 and 2015.

A displaced New Orleanian, she currently lives in Auburn, Alabama, and claims an affinity for SEC football, fried gator on a stick, redneck reality TV, and Prince Christof’s best friend, undead New Orleans pirate Jean Lafitte.

http://www.suzannejohnsonauthor.com/

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorSuzanneJohnson

https://twitter.com/Suzanne_Johnson

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5046525.Suzanne_Johnson


JEFFE KENNEDY

Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author whose works include non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, and novels. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow, received the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry, and was awarded a Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award. Her essays have appeared in many publications, including Redbook.

Her most recent works include a number of fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns; the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion, and an erotic contemporary serial novel, Master of the Opera, which released beginning January 2, 2014. A fourth series, the fantasy trilogy The Twelve Kingdoms, hit the shelves starting in May 2014 and book 1, The Mark of the Tala, received a starred Library Journal review and has been nominated for the RT Book of the Year while the sequel, The Tears of the Rose, has been nominated for best fantasy romance of the year. A fifth series, the highly anticipated erotic romance trilogy, Falling Under, released starting with Going Under in July.

She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with two Maine coon cats, plentiful free-range lizards and a very handsome Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

http://www.jeffekennedy.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Author.Jeffe.Kennedy

https://twitter.com/jeffekennedy

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1014374.Jeffe_Kennedy


MINA KHAN

Award-winning author Mina Khan grew up in Bangladesh on stories of djinns, ghosts and monsters. These childhood fancies now color her fiction. She daydreams of hunky heroes, magic, mayhem and mischief and writes them down as paranormal and fantasy stories. Between stories, she teaches culinary classes and writes for about food for her local newspaper. Other than that, she's raising a family of two children, three cats, three dogs and a husband.

Her first published work, The Djinn's Dilemma, won the novella category of the 2012 Romance Through The Ages (published) contest. A Tale of Two Djinns won the 2013 Readers’ Crown for best paranormal romance. Wildfire, her female dragon shifter, won the 2014 Prism for Best First Novel. A Christmas Wish won the Novella division of the 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.

Blog: Stories by Mina Khan

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Twitter: @SpiceBites

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5234352.Mina_Khan


 

Elvis and the Buried Brides by Peggy Webb

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You’re invited to the most anticipated wedding of the year! As a bonus, enjoy the short story, ELVIS AND THE DEADLY LOVE LETTERS, plus recipes from cousin Lovie’s kitchen!

Callie is finally saying “I do” again! Lovie’s throwing a bridal shower, Mama’s making plans for grandbabies and Elvis is searching for a four-legged tuxedo. But somebody out there is looking for T-R-O-U-B-L-E. Can Elvis sniff out the crime in time for the nuptials or will hunky Jack Jones be left crying in the chapel?

This cozy has it all – wedding cake, high heels, a bad boy on a Harley, and a famous dog (Elvis made me say that)!

Free eBooks for September 29th

Choices: Make Me Paranormal Book 1 by Cora Maxine

I always wondered which paranormal being I would choose to be, but never thought I'd be forced to make the decision.

As an urban fantasy author, Jupiter Hayes knows all about the things that go bump in the night, but she never dreamed that those beings could be real.

Summoned to a secret paranormal facility within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Jupiter finds out that not only are these beings real, but she's destined to become one of them.

Soon she's cut off from the life she once knew as she spends time getting to know each society in need of new members. But, some of those societies may be a better fit than others, due to her own bloodline.

Throw in a sexy vampire and a gorgeous warlock and it's easy to see that Jupiter Hayes has some tough choices to make.

Choices - Book 1
Chosen - Book 2 - New Release! Get It HERE
Paranormally Gifted - A Make Me Paranormal Short - Coming Christmas 2015
Choosing - Book 3 - Coming Soon


The Dixie Virgin Chronicles: Belinda by Peggy Webb

Sweet, sassy, and laugh aloud funny, this 7-book series follows seven women from the Deep South who met at summer camp when they were in pigtails and remained best friends. Now in their early twenties - some in college, some in new jobs - they've set out to find Mr. Right while breaking all the rules...except Rule 4!

Belinda, an old-fashioned girl who never had the advantage of a college education, lands a job as nanny and falls in love with her boss. But getting him to fall in love with her requires a lot of scheming by the Dixie Virgins. Don't miss book two, The Dixie Virgin Chronicles: Janet.
 
 
 
 
 
 
There is something very evil lurking in the woods surrounding Witchwood Estate... Witches, spells, ghosts, sprites, shape-shifters, wolves and more... For all those young at heart... Equal measure of both Magic and Evil.

Alexandria Santorini learns as a child that she comes from a long line of Harvey witches. Now, as a teenager, Alexandria must say goodbye to Catnip Cottage and the Barnabys, her loving guardians for the last twelve years, and go home to Ferntree Falls to claim her inheritance. Witchwood Estate. The home where she was born and her parents were murdered. Her journey home becomes somewhat sinister, however, when she discovers that there are those who have other plans for her and her new friends…

Grab your broomstick/dustbuster out of the closet and come along for the ride!

Dare to Seduce by Carly Phillips

Coming November 17th

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Alpha billionaire businessman, Max Savage has had a thing for Lucy Dare for as long as he can remember but he values his long standing friendship with her brothers too much to cross the line. When Lucy shows up at an engagement party on the arms of another man, Max doesn’t like the changes he sees in her and vows to make her his own.

It’s now or never. Max can think of one way to convince Lucy she’s with the wrong guy. He’ll dare to seduce her … no matter what the consequences.

DARE TO LOVE Series Reading Order:
Dare to Love Series Reading Order
Book 1: Dare to Love (Ian & Riley)
Book 2: Dare to Desire (Alex & Madison)
Book 3: Dare to Surrender (Gabe & Isabelle)
Book 4: Dare to Submit (Decklan & Amanda)
Book 5: Dare to Touch (Olivia & Dylan)
Book 6: Dare to Hold (Scott & Meg)
Book 7: Dare to Rock (Avery & Grey)
Book 8: Dare to Seduce (Max & Lucy) coming 11/17/15
*each book can stand alone for your reading enjoyment

Friday, September 25, 2015

eBook Deals for September 25th


Little Suckers Bite Too by Jessica McBrayer
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Hannah is pregnant beyond her wildest dreams. She feels like she might explode from her happiness. But all is not hearts and baby booties. When Hannah is forced into bed rest, in Hell, her bestie, Lily comes to her side.

Manipulating in-laws and pregnancy complications begin as her due date looms in the not-so-distant future. Causing chaos and a fire-barking Hell Hound.

But there is a surprise in store for Hannah and Diel. Only a Djinn, Vampires and WereVamps can come to the rescue and ring in the joyous event of Hannah’s and Diel’s baby.



Love's Dream Song by Sandra Leesmith
$2.99 or FREE for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers - Coming October 17th

Autumn O’Neill came to Arizona on an archaeological dig hoping to find out what happened to the ancient Anasazi tribes, but her true desire was to discover her own Navajo roots. It didn’t help that the dig was located on Jess Barron’s ranch and that the handsome rancher scorned his own native American heritage and believed Autumn was part of a drug ring operating on his land. When the dig is compromised and danger threatens their lives, Jess and Autumn can no longer fight their attraction for each other. They both come to understand that finding answers means listening to the voices of their ancestors and the longings of their hearts.



Curious by R.G. Alexander
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Are you Curious?

Jeremy Porter is. Though the bisexual comic book artist has known Owen Finn for most of his life--long enough to know that he is terminally straight--he can't help but imagine what things would be like if he weren't.

Owen is far from vanilla--as a dominant in the local fetish community, he sees as much action as Jeremy does. Lately even more.

Since Jeremy isn't into collars and Owen isn't into men, it seems like his fantasies will remain just that forever...until one night when Owen gets curious.

Warning: Contains explicit m/m nookie. A lot of it. Very detailed. Two men getting kinky, talking dirty and doing the horizontal mambo. Are you reading this? Do you see them on the cover? Guy parts will touch. You have been warned.


Love Ever After: Eleven All-New Romances
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For a limited time, get eleven ALL-NEW romances in one EXCLUSIVE collection! Cowboys, rock stars, hockey players, shifters, vampires and more!

Yours To Teach (Captured and Claimed #2) by Cathryn Fox: After an introduction to the darker side of pleasure, Rebecca is anxious to experience the lifestyle to its fullest. Whisked away to a private resort by her lover, she is given a deeper glimpse into BDSM. Humbled that Rebecca has placed her trust in his hands, Quinn intends to take her training slowly. But when he sees her interest, he can’t help but think he needs to start sooner rather than later.

Forever Begins With a Kiss (Wardham #8) by Zoe York: Chase & Mari tie the knot. WARNING: This book overflows with sexy hockey players, frothy wedding details, and frivolous sex scenes.

Reign of the Vampire Book 1 by Sharon Page: Moving to Manhattan to work, Lauren is drawn into the world of seductive biker vampire Batiste Carlyle and his eternal battle with his destructive billionaire brother Renoir. As Lauren uncovers secrets of her past, she begins to trust Batiste, until he takes her captive…

Project Virgin by Megan Crane: First-year lawyer Scottie Grey breaks off her long engagement to a cheating liar and decides it's high time she got rid of her virginity instead of saving it for a wedding day that might never come—maybe to San Francisco's infamous and most intimidatingly sexy attorney Damon Patrick?

Committed (Lost in Oblivion, #3.7) by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott: With the crash and burn of Simon Kagan's singing career, things have been a little off between him and Margo Reece. The passion is there—it's always there—but he wants to make sure she knows just how invested and committed he is to making her happy. Even if that means breaking out a ring and convincing her to wear it.

All About the Bear by Biana D'Arc: Welcome to Grizzly Cove, where the sheriff has more than the peace to protect. The proprietor of the new bakery in town is clueless about the dual nature of her nearest neighbors, but not for long. Sheriff Brody will clue her in and convince her to stay calm—and in his bed—for the next fifty years or so. Yeah, that might be enough. Then again, maybe he’ll keep her forever.

Tango For Two (Limelight #2.5) - In this Limelight series short story, makeup artist to the stars, Jasmine, agrees to learn and perform a sexy tango live on television for a charity telethon. The only trouble is the obnoxious celebrity she's partnered with AND the fact that she's falling for her charismatic choreographer, Eduardo.

Longing for Langston (Mavericks of Meeteetse Prequel) by Renee Vincent: Tired of living in his brother’s shadow, Brody Galven wants the folks of Meeteetse to realize he’s no longer a bad boy screwup. He also wants his childhood best friend, Olivia Langston, but admitting he loves her is out of the question…even when she’s about to walk out of his life forever.

Laguna Heights (Laguna Beach #2) by Kaira Rouda: Annie and Hank created a perfect life in beautiful Laguna Beach but when a dark secret is revealed, will their marriage survive?

Peppermint Stick by Nina Lane. Heir to the Sugar Daddy Candy company, rakishly charming Ryan Stone sets his sights on the shy, inexperienced secretary his brother recently hired. And when Ryan discovers the secret behind Jane's sexual repression, he's determined to make her loosen up in all sorts of devious ways...

Fighting for Forever (The Springs) by Elena Aitken: Ever since falling in love at The Springs, Rhys and Kari have been living a fairy tale, but fairy tales aren't real. Or are they? When Kari runs from the idea of forever, Rhys will have to fight for them. But will it be enough?


Dare to Want More: Dare to Love Series: Collection One by Carly Phillips
$5.99

Meet the men of the Dare family ... siblings shaped by a father's secrets and betrayal. An alpha, billionaire football team owner with a penchant for dominance, an all-star quarterback on the verge of losing everything discovers what’s really important, the team's sexy travel director willing to pull out all the stops, and a hot cop determined to protect what’s his at all costs. One book with four sizzling stories!

This Box Set contains 4 full length novels.
* For reviews check out the individual books in the series.
Dare to Love - 4.4 stars and 579 + reviews
Dare to Desire - 4.5 stars and 253 + reviews
Dare to Touch - 4.7 stars and 151+ reviews
Dare to Hold - 4.7 stars and 150 + reviews

*All Dare to Love series books can stand alone as individual reads.


Life, Soul Being Soul without Drama by Carrie Louise
$6.50 or FREE for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers

Releasing Drama and Moving into Authenticity

We, as humans being human, are living in a world of self-created drama. Because we are alive, and because we have our own personal histories, it is a given that the beliefs spawned by our histories are playing out during our present day.

As children, we learned about family, religious, neighborhood, societal, and peer beliefs and associated drama roles. We assimilated and tried out the roles we thought might help us feel important, be loved, and keep us safe.

As adults, it would be wise for us to explore our day-to-day beliefs, thoughts, and the resulting scripts in which we perform on a regular basis.

When intuitively choosing one page per day, "Life, Soul Being Soul without Drama" will help each reader identify many causes and effects of drama and offer possible solutions for ridding ourselves of drama patterns that no longer serve the adult life of a seeker of peace and happiness. We can then live our authentic "Life, Soul Being Soul".

Free eBooks for September 25th

Paradox - The Angels Are Here by Patti Roberts

Two mysterious strangers arrive just in time to help Grace Connors as she struggles to cope with the death of her father. But are the intentions of these strangers as innocent as they first seem, or is something far more sinister on their agenda?

Meanwhile, in a faraway realm, a race of fallen Angels clash with a ruling house of Angels. Their battle changes events in the Ancient World and the New World forever. A realm where a year can last centuries and an ancient, magical people still rule... A realm where even the immortals face danger.

A story that will indeed leave you asking... Who, When, Where? WHAT!

My name is Juliette. Nine hundred years ago, I died. Today, I am alive... This is my story.

Small Town Secrets by Roxanne Snopek

The graduating class of Cherry Lake High School is celebrating their freedom with the traditional camp-out in the Jackson Cherry Orchard on the banks of Flathead Lake, Montana. Among the revelers are four cousins, the grandchildren of town founder and patriarch Nate Jackson, a man who knows first-hand how a life can change on grad night and the personal sacrifices that may be necessary months later.

Joining him on his annual vigil as twilight descends is Pansy Oppenheimer, a free spirit, who left Cherry Lake after graduation to wander the world. She mysteriously returns years later when Nate needs her friendship the most. As they keep watch at the edge of the orchard, they reminisce about their lives and choices; none of them easy, but all of them necessary. Nate and Pansy feel that they are guardians of the town, its children and keepers of their secrets.

Little does anyone know that they harbor a secret of their own…


Cold Weather Favorites by Amy Brantley

A #1 Amazon Bestseller in Southern Cookbooks!

When cold weather hits, isn't it nice to curl up with a yummy bowl or plate of comfort food? I certainly think so and I'm sure you do too.

If you're looking for recipes that will fill the belly and comfort the soul, this cookbook's for you. Filled with 20 easy to prepare recipes, Cold Weather Favorites is a great go-to cookbook for those looking for quick, hearty winter meals their entire family will enjoy.

Inside you'll find delicious recipes including:

Creamy Chicken Stew
Chicken and Dumplings
Sour Cream and Onion Meatloaf
Beefy Nacho Calzone
Smothered Cheesy Chicken
...Plus 15 More!

WARNING: These recipes are delicious, decadent, and comforting. These recipes are not to be considered health food. You've been warned. Proceed with culinary caution.

Lunar Curse ~ 7 Book Box Set - $0.99!

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Werewolf Suspense 7 book box set
For a limited time only!

Seven of today’s best selling authors bring you a box set full of myths, legends and lore. Each of these authors has their own take on these monsters. You will be thrown into worlds of suspense, mystery, horror and dark fantasy with this set. 524,293 words!

Original Foreword by Award Winning Author Jonathan Maberry

Lycan Fallout: Rise Of The Werewolf by Best Selling author Mark Tufo
Takes you into a post apocalyptic world torn apart by zombies only to have a greater evil rise.

The world of man was brought to its knees with the zombie apocalypse. A hundred and fifty years have passed since man has clawed and climbed his way from the brink of extinction. Civilization has rebooted, man has begun to rebuild, to create communities and society. It is on this fragile new shaky ground that a threat worse than the scourge of the dead has sprung. One man finds himself once again thrust into the forefront of a war he wants nothing to do with and seemingly cannot win. Follow along as Michael Talbot attempts to thwart the rise of the werewolf.

High Moor by Best Selling author Graeme Reynolds
Brings the very best of a British Horror novel to you in his Werewolf Tale. Start to finish action filled horror.

When John Simpson hears of a bizarre animal attack in his old home town of High Moor, it stirs memories of a long forgotten horror. John knows the truth. A werewolf stalks the town once more, and on the night of the next full moon, the killing will begin again. He should know. He survived a werewolf attack in 1986, during the worst year of his life.

No Such Thing As Werewolves: Deathless By Best Selling author Chris Fox
Up and coming author Chris Fox brings you the werewolves of lore in his action packed adventure.

A plague of werewolves spreads across the world. A sunspot larger than anything in recorded history begins to grow. Yet both pale in comparison to the true threat, the evil the werewolves were created to fight.

Outage by Best Selling author T.W. Piperbrook
Modern day suspense at its best. A roller coaster of a story from start to finish.

When newlyweds Abby and Rob awaken, the power is out, the neighborhood is covered in snow, and the house is freezing. They'll soon find out that the storm is the least of their worries. Somewhere outside, something else is lurking. Waiting for the chance to strike...

The Plan by Best Selling author Christine Sutton
Exclusive peak into Christine’s Burkheart Witch Saga Series. A Short prologue to introduce you to one of the evils that lurks throughout her books.

Autobiography Of A Werewolf Hunter By Award Winning author Brian P. Easton
Brian takes you into the occult with this Book. Horror and suspense at its best.

It takes more than silver bullets to kill a werewolf.
Sylvester James knows what it is to be haunted. His mother died giving birth to him and his father never let him forget it; until the night he was butchered by a werewolf--the night a full moon ruined his life.
To kill a werewolf, it takes a hunter with a perfect willingness to die.


City Under The Moon By Award Winning author Hugh Sterbakov
"Bioweapon catastrophes, government conspiracies, military sieges, historical revelations, psychological warfare and werewolves. You want more thrill from a thriller?" – Seth Green

On New Year's Eve in Manhattan, a werewolf attack sparks an epidemic. Each night the victims multiply. The disease spreads. An army grows.
As authorities scramble to contain the monsters, they discover that one man is behind them.
His name is Demetrius Valenkov. And he has a message for the United States: FIND A CURE.
Tens of thousands are infected. Time is running out.

Life, Soul Being Soul by Carrie Louise Review

Title: Life, Soul Being Soul
Author: Carrie Louise
Genre: Personal Growth
Pages: 208
Price: $6.99 or FREE for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers
Thoughts: Life changing.

Book Synopsis:

It has been my discovery that no matter how happy, positive, or content I feel, living with more feels better. For me, "Life Soul Being Soul" makes each day feel better.

"Life, Soul Being Soul" is totally UNIQUE to each reader. Unlike the majority of self-help books, it is based on a daily routine of opening the book to a random page. This author's personal understanding of this process is that the page choice is not random but guided by God, Universe, or the user's belief in a higher power. This method means that each person's daily focus will most likely be different from every other user's.

There are approximately 200 word pages. On each page, there is one positive, inspiring word upon which to focus. The interpretation and use of the chosen word is left up to each reader, thus providing a wide-open avenue for self discovery. The book does not request change, although change is inherent in the process. The book does promote the possibility of discovering the inner self (soul) and becoming more content and involved with life.

Review:

I've been a worrier my entire life. Even when I was little, I worried. While I'd been getting better at controlling my worrying, I found that I still spent a lot of time worrying about things that "might" happen. This book really did change all that. From the first day I started using it, I found myself focusing on the here and now. Anytime I started to worry, I just thought about what my word was for the day and how it fit into my life that day. This book is so easy to use and has completely changed my life. I know that sounds corny, but when you go from worrying about things you can't predict to living in the moment, it really is life changing.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

eBook Deals for September 23rd

Epic Apocalypse - Apocalyptic Horror Box Set
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Welcome to the Apocalypse

Today’s top selling horror authors bring to you this box set of six full length apocalyptic tales and a teaser from award winning author Joe McKinney. Walkers, stalkers, vampires and zombies fill this book. A different take on the apocalypse from each author. Turn the lights off, enjoy the ride and discover what may be lurking under your bed.

Mark Tufo – Zombie Fallout
How does an ordinary man keep his family alive when the world around him has died and reanimated? What can you do when you wake up to the zombie apocalypse and all of your Marine training and preparation goes to Hell in a handbasket? You do what Mike Talbot does. Grab an industrial strength sized bottle of hand purifier and a baseball bat and prepare to battle the undead! Join Mike Talbot and his merry band of misfits as they take you on a rollercoaster ride of laughs and nail-biting situations that only Mark Tufo could create!

Heath Stallcup – Return Of The Phoenix: Monster Squad
Sick of all the teenage boy-band wanna-be vampires and their ripped-ab werewolf counterparts stealing the girls and playing kissy-face behind the bleachers? Wish there was a team of special forces operators whose only purpose was to hunt down the monsters and shove a wood stake up their yahoo? Then check out the Monster Squad. Their mission: to keep the civilian populace safe from the monsters that go bump in the night and hide all evidence of their existence.

John O’Brien – A New World: Chaos
Jack Walker discovers the hard way that you can lose it all in the blink of an eye. When the world turns upside down and viral, cannibalistic people all but decimate the human population, Jack desperately fights to bring his family together and make them as safe as he can. As a special ops pilot, he has the training and the know-how, but even he knows he’s going to need a lot of luck to pull this one off.

Armand Rosamilia – Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer
A prequel to the Dying Days series, Darlene Bobich is an action packed zombie thriller guaranteed to cause visceral reactions with the reader. A hardboiled heroine who has the unfortunate luck of surviving the initial days of the zombie apocalypse, Darlene is thrust into situations where placing her trust in others can get you killed…or worse.
Follow along as this zombie slaying femme fatal slashes her away across Florida in an attempt to stay alive and keep her Desert Eagle from going hungry…

Joe McKinney – Dead Wait Teaser from Bram Stoker Award winning author
"One of those rare books that starts fast and never ever lets up. . . a rollercoaster ride of action, violence and zombie horror." --Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry on Dead City "Gritty suspense. . .You're gonna like this guy." --Tom Monteleone
"A rising star on the horror scene."--Fearnet.com

Shawn Chesser – Trudge: Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse
Once a Delta Force operator, always a Delta Force operator. Cade Grayson has lived by this code since his earliest days in the military. But after waking to discover the world had gone FUBAR and the dead now walked the earth, his priorities shift. With his wife and daughter across the country visiting in-laws, Cade knows his mission is to get to them no matter what—or die trying.

James Cook- No Easy Hope: Surviving The Dead
Eric Riordan was once a wealthy man leading a comfortable, easy life. Until one day his oldest friend Gabriel, a Marine Corps veteran and a former mercenary, told him how the world was going to end. He did his best to prepare. He thought he was ready for anything.
He was wrong. This is his story.


The Reunited Hearts Collection by Vicki Hinze
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Available for a Limited Time Only!

From the USA Today Bestselling Author Vicki Hinze comes The Reunited Hearts Collection, a romantic suspense series of three complete, award-winning, standalone novels with couples in dangerous situations who reunite in atypical ways.

In Her Perfect Life, ex-POW Katie Slater is finally rescued. But coming home isn’t the sweet reunion she’d dreamed it would be. Her life perfect is gone. Her husband’s remarried, her kids are strangers who call another woman mom, and her former co-pilot and best friend, C.D. Quade—the sexy best friend who’d deserted her in the desert—is all she has left. How is she supposed to cobble together any kind of life? As Katie struggles to determine real from tricks of the mind, to build a new life and rebuild relationships, she makes an astounding discovery. Her perfect life hadn’t been so perfect. But this new life holds promise and could be perfect—if she has the courage to face her past and claim her future.

In Mind Reader, Caron Chalmers is an empath. A mind reader cursed with imaging only victims. She sees and feels and endures what they see, feel, and endure—and has since she was seven. But even with perception and insight, sometimes she fails to save victims. Wrongly interprets signs—and a year ago, she messed up and a victim died. Caron nearly died with her. Her “gift” shut down. Now it’s back. There’s another victim—this time, a child—and because of the mistake and the shut-down, her police contact isn’t willing to stake his career on her. Yet he can’t dismiss her, so he calls in help from private investigator Parker Simms: a man with a past as bleak as Caron’s and a specific agenda of his own: proving Caron is the fraud he believes her to be. In a hostile alliance, Caron and Parker seek the truth…and discover a labyrinth of lies and deceptions that require skills and experience they have and trust they don’t but must somehow find before the child becomes another victim lost. The dire situation grows worse, the unthinkable happens, and stakes that couldn’t get any higher soar. The truth, they discover, can set you free…or kill you.

In Duplicity, Captain Tracy Keener, a widow, is on the cusp of realizing her dream as a military attorney. But then she’s ordered to defend Captain Adam Burke, a special operations officer accused of abandoning his team and leaving them to die. Should she ruin her career to defend a man she is certain is guilty? Adam swears he was framed, he’d acted under direct orders. He swears things that can’t possibly be true—or can they? Working together reveals an attraction that won’t quit and corruption at the highest levels—the sacrifice of an entire team. Impossible things! Yet when Tracy defies a cease-and-desist order, the impossible proves fact. Her admiration for Adam grows, their relationship shifts, and bonds between them grow stronger. Yet risking her life is easier for Tracy than risking her heart. She knows loss, and fears it most. The discovery that her heart already has chosen comes too late—after they’re targeted for assassination. At least one of them, it seems, must pay the ultimate price to untangle this intricate web of Duplicity. But which one? 


Dragon of the Island by Mary Gillgannon
$2.99

It is an age of mysticism, of violence and treachery. Of many old gods and one new. The lights of the last far outposts of Rome are fading. And in the mountains of Wales, a savage Celtic beast stirs. The Dragon has come...the Dragon of the Island.

Only one force can bring the mighty Maelgwn the Great to his knees--Aurora of Vironconium,the fiery Roman British princess forced to wed him. She will capture his heart and tame his wild spirit with the searing, transforming power of love.






Tall, Dark and Furry by Meredith Allen Conner
$3.99

A powerful werewolf seeking his mate
On the run and about to be captured, Sela seeks safety in a bar where she discovers more than just a chance to keep on living. She meets Mac - a werewolf. Despite having an elemental power, Sela had no idea there were other different beings living among the humans as well. She doesn’t know if she can afford to trust the big werewolf – even if he does call her mate.

A woman who can control the element of water
After centuries of searching for his mate, Mac had almost given up trying to find her. Now that he has found Sela, he will do any and everything in his power to keep her. Including fighting a dangerous fanatical group determined to have Sela’s power over water for their own and tracking down her sisters, also on the run from the group of fanatics. All of which may prove pointless in Mac’s efforts to win Sela if he can’t earn her trust first.

Brought together by chance, only trust and love can keep them together 

Keeping the Muse Happy: Guest Post by Author Regan Black

With five urban fantasy novels and several short stories in the Shadows of Justice series, and the fast-paced adventures of the Unknown Identities crew, readers often ask me why I wandered into the lighthearted side of the paranormal romance realm with the Matchmaker series.

My first response is my muse demanded a change-up, and prodded me to explore a world a little brighter and fluffier. I wanted the Matchmaker series to be novels readers could escape with for a few hours, full of characters and romance that would leave them with a smile.

There are definitely elements of my storytelling that cross over no matter the genre. The happy-ever-after of course, but it was exciting to discover whether the story walks on the dark or on the lighter side, my leading ladies are strong women who want to triumph over circumstances, not just get through them.

Alpha heroines are just second nature for me, my muse, and the heroes who fall in love with them. I enjoy writing kick-butt women who can do all the things I can only dream of physically and know what they want most from life. Women who, as Julia Quinn said, ‘I'd happily count among my best friends’.

You can discover more about The Matchmaker Series and the rest of my books that span the genres from paranormal romance to romantic suspense to non-fiction at www.ReganBlack.com.

Live the adventure!
Regan

Free eBooks for September 23rd

Cold Weather Favorites by Amy Brantley

A #1 Amazon Bestseller in Southern Cookbooks!

When cold weather hits, isn't it nice to curl up with a yummy bowl or plate of comfort food? I certainly think so and I'm sure you do too.

If you're looking for recipes that will fill the belly and comfort the soul, this cookbook's for you. Filled with 20 easy to prepare recipes, Cold Weather Favorites is a great go-to cookbook for those looking for quick, hearty winter meals their entire family will enjoy.

Inside you'll find delicious recipes including:

Creamy Chicken Stew
Chicken and Dumplings
Sour Cream and Onion Meatloaf
Beefy Nacho Calzone
Smothered Cheesy Chicken
...Plus 15 More!

WARNING: These recipes are delicious, decadent, and comforting. These recipes are not to be considered health food. You've been warned. Proceed with culinary caution. 


Chasing Charlie by Kathy Carmichael

Raised in a family of rodeo champions on a South Texas cattle ranch, Charlie wants only one thing: to avoid thrill-seeking cowboys.

Davis Murphy, cowboy wannabe and one of Dallas's most eligible bachelors, needs a pretty and witty faux fiancée so his widowed mother will marry her longtime gentleman friend. Charlie, his local librarian, seems the prefect choice.

Charlie's first reaction is to run, but she's promised herself to step out of her plain-jane routine. When Charlie accepts, Davis's plan is set. But now Charlie's sweet ways are challenging his bachelor heart.

Chasing Charlie is the first sweet romance in the Texas Two-Step contemporary romance series from USA Today bestselling author Kathy Carmichael. 


Donovan's Angel by Peggy Webb

 When Martie Fleming breezed into small town Pontotoc, Mississippi, determined to settle down and teach jazzercise in her home studio, she never expected to land next door to the minister. She never expected her playful golden retriever to steal his shorts right off the clothes line. And she certainly never expected to fall in love.

Everybody in town would agree they are so wrong for each other – everybody but Paul Donovan. With her gypsy outfits, her lively music and her irrepressible spirit, Martie is exactly the angel the preacher needs. But can he convince her? Can their love and his career survive the small town gossip and the fireworks Martie creates wherever she goes?

This is the first of a five-book romantic comedy series originally published by Loveswept and considered to be their definitive family series. The sequel to Donovan’s Angel is Sleepless Nights.



Witchwood Estate - Going Home by Patti Roberts

There is something very evil lurking in the woods surrounding Witchwood Estate... Witches, spells, ghosts, sprites, shape-shifters, wolves and more... For all those young at heart... Equal measure of both Magic and Evil.

Alexandria Santorini learns as a child that she comes from a long line of Harvey witches. Now, as a teenager, Alexandria must say goodbye to Catnip Cottage and the Barnabys, her loving guardians for the last twelve years, and go home to Ferntree Falls to claim her inheritance. Witchwood Estate. The home where she was born and her parents were murdered. Her journey home becomes somewhat sinister, however, when she discovers that there are those who have other plans for her and her new friends…

Grab your broomstick/dustbuster out of the closet and come along for the ride!

Day of Reckoning by Mary Hagen

$3.99

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Bounty hunter Chet Johnson rides to Stand Alone, Kansas hunting outlaw Three Fingers George who brutally murdered his family. The outlaw has left, but the prostitutes hand him a child they say is his son by Angie who is dead. The baby resembles his deceased brother Luke. He cannot deny the child. Afraid to settle in one place, the prostitutes suggest he ask a woman at the edge of town to take care of the child.

Abandoned by her husband who lost her mining claim in a poker game to Three Fingers, Susan agrees to care for the child if she can join Chet in his search for Three Fingers to recover her mining claim.

As they search for the outlaw, Susan appreciates Chet's honesty and kindness, and Chet sympathizes with Susan's vulnerability. Will love overcome the fears both have and keep them together?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Love Ever After: Eleven All-New Romances!

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For a limited time, get eleven ALL-NEW romances in one EXCLUSIVE collection! Cowboys, rock stars, hockey players, shifters, vampires and more!

Yours To Teach (Captured and Claimed #2) by Cathryn Fox: After an introduction to the darker side of pleasure, Rebecca is anxious to experience the lifestyle to its fullest. Whisked away to a private resort by her lover, she is given a deeper glimpse into BDSM. Humbled that Rebecca has placed her trust in his hands, Quinn intends to take her training slowly. But when he sees her interest, he can’t help but think he needs to start sooner rather than later.

Forever Begins With a Kiss (Wardham #8) by Zoe York: Chase & Mari tie the knot. WARNING: This book overflows with sexy hockey players, frothy wedding details, and frivolous sex scenes.

Reign of the Vampire Book 1 by Sharon Page: Moving to Manhattan to work, Lauren is drawn into the world of seductive biker vampire Batiste Carlyle and his eternal battle with his destructive billionaire brother Renoir. As Lauren uncovers secrets of her past, she begins to trust Batiste, until he takes her captive…

Project Virgin by Megan Crane: First-year lawyer Scottie Grey breaks off her long engagement to a cheating liar and decides it's high time she got rid of her virginity instead of saving it for a wedding day that might never come—maybe to San Francisco's infamous and most intimidatingly sexy attorney Damon Patrick?

Committed (Lost in Oblivion, #3.7) by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott: With the crash and burn of Simon Kagan's singing career, things have been a little off between him and Margo Reece. The passion is there—it's always there—but he wants to make sure she knows just how invested and committed he is to making her happy. Even if that means breaking out a ring and convincing her to wear it.

All About the Bear by Biana D'Arc: Welcome to Grizzly Cove, where the sheriff has more than the peace to protect. The proprietor of the new bakery in town is clueless about the dual nature of her nearest neighbors, but not for long. Sheriff Brody will clue her in and convince her to stay calm—and in his bed—for the next fifty years or so. Yeah, that might be enough. Then again, maybe he’ll keep her forever.

Tango For Two (Limelight #2.5) - In this Limelight series short story, makeup artist to the stars, Jasmine, agrees to learn and perform a sexy tango live on television for a charity telethon. The only trouble is the obnoxious celebrity she's partnered with AND the fact that she's falling for her charismatic choreographer, Eduardo.

Longing for Langston (Mavericks of Meeteetse Prequel) by Renee Vincent: Tired of living in his brother’s shadow, Brody Galven wants the folks of Meeteetse to realize he’s no longer a bad boy screwup. He also wants his childhood best friend, Olivia Langston, but admitting he loves her is out of the question…even when she’s about to walk out of his life forever.

Laguna Heights (Laguna Beach #2) by Kaira Rouda: Annie and Hank created a perfect life in beautiful Laguna Beach but when a dark secret is revealed, will their marriage survive?

Plush by Nina Lane: She's his wicked stepmother, and he's no prince.

Fighting for Forever (The Springs) by Elena Aitken: Ever since falling in love at The Springs, Rhys and Kari have been living a fairy tale, but fairy tales aren't real. Or are they? When Kari runs from the idea of forever, Rhys will have to fight for them. But will it be enough?

Donovan's of the Delta Boxed Set (Books 1 - 5) by Peggy Webb

$4.99 to $5.99

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The boxed set includes all five books of the best-selling romantic comedy series starring the Donovan siblings - Paul, Tanner, Hallie, Hannah and Jacob. Laugh and cry as this beloved family from the Delta searches for happily ever after. The set includes Donovan's Angel, Sleepless Nights, Hallie's Destiny, Any Thursday and Higher Than Eagles.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

One Night With The Billionaire by Lauren Hawkeye Excerpt

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Certifiable genius Mari Hart has spent her life focusing on school and getting ahead. Freshly out of school at age twenty, with two doctorates in hand and no idea what to do next, Mari decides to allow herself one night to be young, something she’s never done before. She’s smart, and she’s responsible—what could go wrong?

But at Florida’s hot, kinky new nightclub she sees something that she shouldn’t, and even her incredible intelligence can’t save her—but billionaire Alexios Kosta can. One of the world’s richest men—one with dark secrets of his own—Alexi has the power to make all of Mari’s problems go away.

The catch? To obtain full protection, Mari must become Alexi’s wife. And it isn’t long before their public displays of affection spark something far hotter than either could ever have imagined…

This is book two of the A Virgin, A Billionaire and a Marriage series. It is a category length novel that stands alone- no cliffhangers!

Features an exclusive excerpt from Saint, the NEW upcoming book from bestselling author Sara Fawkes!




Excerpt:

You can’t make me stay.” Disengaging the claws, she instead starts to pound on my back. I have the gun in one hand, the other arm wrapped tightly around her legs so that I don’t drop her to the floor. “I can get past your security. I’ll just follow you.”
She will, too.
I guess I’ll have to find some way to prevent that then.” I wheeze a bit when she hits a tender spot—probably my freaking kidney. Mind made up, I haul her into my bedroom and unceremoniously dump her on the bed.
Hey!” She struggles to sit up as I toss the gun on my end table, so I place my free hand flat on her chest, holding her down on the bed.
She squirms, making good use of those damnable nails again. I grit my teeth against the sting as she gouges my skin. Opening the drawer to my bedside table, I pull out a length of chain and two individual cuffs.
Hey, I said I wasn’t into hardcore BDSM. If a woman wants me to tie her up and make her scream, though, I’m game.
Wait. What are you doing?” Digging the heels of her palms into the bed, Mari scrambles to sit up. I grab one slender wrist and close a cuff around it.
Snick.
And then the other.
Snick.
Alexi. Stop. Think.” Mari lashes out with her legs as I attach one cuff to the length of chain. I thread it through hooks on the iron headboard, the quickly attach it to the other cuff.
Mari brings her wrists together and regards them with absolute fury.
This is kidnapping.” She hisses between her teeth. “You will pay for this.”
I believe the proper response is: Thank you, Alexi, for keeping me safe and not letting me get killed.” Now that I’ve secured her, I should get up and leave. Yes, yes, I should. And it’s not because I’m worried about her hurting me.
No, it’s because her skin is flushed from the struggle, and her breasts are straining against the thin cotton of her T-shirt. Her glorious curls create an angelic halo around her face, but her charcoal eyes hold more fire than ice. She’s restrained against the forest green sheets of my bed, her body open to exploration.
Why are you looking at me like that?” Mari pulls herself into a sitting position, the length of chain rattling. She has plenty of room to move, but she can’t leave the bed.
I consider playing dumb, but I’ve been honest with her so far. I might as well keep on going.
It’s the way you look right now, with chains gleaming against your skin.” To emphasize my point, I trace a finger just under the cuff that’s circling her right wrist. She sucks in a breath. “It makes me want to sink my hands into your hair and bite that pouting lower lip.”
Alexi…” She shudders. In some women, the arch of her spine, the dilation of her pupils—I might take those as signs to make a move.
But Mari is different from every woman I’ve ever known. I suspect that if I tried to make a move on her now, after I’ve forcibly restrained her, she’d aim straight for my balls.
Still, pulling back from that invitation is physically painful, an ache in my chest that’s echoed in my groin. And no matter how much I want her… I won’t be good for her. I can’t possibly be.
I’m not good for anyone.
And I need to put some distance between us.
Reaching for the Glock that’s resting on the end table, I place my hand on the flat of Mari’s chest again. This time, though, I don’t push her to lie down.
Her eyes widen when she sees the gun. “What—”
I don’t think you know what you’re asking for when you pout that pretty little mouth of yours.” To emphasize my point, I slowly place the muzzle of the gun in the hollow of her collarbone. I’ve put the safety back on, but the meaning behind the gesture is clear.
Alexi. What are you doing?” Strangely, her voice has no fear. She’s looking at the gun, but she’s not shaking.
It’s like she… trusts me?
If she does, perhaps then she’s even more naïve than I thought.
I’m proving a point.” Slowly, I slide the muzzle of the gun down her chest, sliding it between her breasts and over her stomach. Her torso quivers, and I almost groan.
The slightest touch—a touch meant to prove that I’m just as dangerous as the bad guys—and she responds. It fills my mind with images of how she’d react if I did any of the wicked, wicked things currently circling my mind.
And what point is that?” She gasps as I slide the tip of the gun beneath one breast, then slowly circle it. “That you have to have your way?”
The words are full of bravado. Brave little brainiac.
The point is…” I scrape the muzzle right over her nipple and her back arches, thrusting her breasts forward. She cries out, the sound echoing off the high ceiling of the room. “The point is that I’m trying to be good. I’m trying to do the noble thing. I’m not any better for you than the men who want to kill you.”
I move to the other breast, repeating the movement. This time she whimpers, her nipple visibly pebbling beneath the cotton.
This is a reminder that I’m dangerous, Mari.” Abruptly, I pull the gun away, standing and tucking it into the waistband of my jeans. She startles, looking as though I’ve dumped a bucket of cold water on her head.
I’m trying to do the right thing here. But when you look at me the way you are, it makes things very… hard.” I wonder if she’ll catch the double entendre. From the way she arches her brow, she does.
The right thing would be to let me come with you.” She rattles the chains, and it only steels my resolve once more.
No, the right thing is to make you stay.” She glowers, and fuck me, but it’s sexy as hell.
I need to get out of this house. I need a clear head if I’m going to confront the family.
I promise you I’ll be back to release you.” I smile grimly as I turn away, knowing that that’s not necessarily a promise that I can keep. But I’ve scheduled a fail-safe—if I don’t cancel it, my phone will send a text to John, instructing him to release Mari.
I cross to the door, hearing Mari’s muttering behind me. I’m pretty sure that I can make out some of the words, and none of them are flattering.
She calls out my name as I reach the door. I know I’ll regret it, but I pause in the doorway, turning back. “Yes?”
One question.” Her stare is challenging, even mocking. Damn it, is it any wonder that I can’t get her out of my mind?
Fire away.” I lean against the door frame with a nonchalance that I don’t feel. I want to get this meeting over with—I want Mari to be safe.
Why do you have chains in your bedroom?” She seems genuinely puzzled, her brow furrowing.
I swallow the laughter, channeling it instead into a smirk. “Think about that until I get back.”
I can hear the names she calls me all the way down to the garage.



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