Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Light of the World By Randi Black

Title: The Light of the World

Author: Randi Black

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance 18+

Publication Date: June 27, 2014

Cover Designer: Regina ~ Mae I Design

Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.


It was 1995 in the Southern California wasteland.

I was barely legal and far from innocent. I loved the Gun Club more than I loved Walter, my high school sweetheart. He was the only person who knew why I stopped singing and playing guitar after what happened to me when I was 16. But even an engagement ring couldn’t save us after what he did to me that one afternoon.

I used to worry that college would come between us, but I never thought it would happen on move-in day.

That was the day I met Franz : a tall, handsome 23-year-old ex-jock from Germany. He was so not my type, but the more I got to know him, the more I knew he was the right guy for me. And after Walter betrayed me for the last time, it was time for me to break up with him and be with Franz for good. I never thought he’d be a safe place for me to explore my darkest sexual fantasies. Nor that he’d be a kindred spirit who knew exactly what it felt like when someone ridiculed your musical aspirations.

We gonna start playing music together and be who were meant to be. Nothing and no one was gonna stop us.

Not even Walter.

Note: This is the standalone sequel to Miss World, which was self-published in 2011, and takes place a month later.

Dead Girl Walking By Ruth Silver

a Young Adult Paranormal Adventure
published by Patchwork Press
Dead Girl Walking
Forget everything you know about grim reapers.
Princess Ophelia Dacre sneaks out of the castle to visit her boyfriend in secret. A perfect night cut short when she’s brutally murdered.
Ophelia is given the rare chance to become a grim reaper. She must become Leila Bele, cut ties with her old life, and follow the rules of the reapers. Her greatest adventure begins with death.
“Forget everything you know about grim reapers, Ophelia. Humans have it wrong. It’s easier to believe in angels and demons, than to see what’s right in front of you. Who wants to believe the undead walk among us with beating hearts? It would frighten humans. It would probably send many to their graves faster,” Edon said.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Lucky Numbers By Kelly Gendron

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Book Title: Lucky Numbers (A TroubleMaker Novel)
Author: Kelly Gendron
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: April 29, 2014
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
One locked safe, a troublemaking tattoo, and two determined people… add up to unlocked secrets and a love that just won’t stop.
Luke “Lucky” O’Conner is a committed bachelor. His motto…“Nobody’s ever getting this Lucky.” So when Kaley Harlow walks into his tattoo shop and somehow leaves with the only record of the numbers to his new safe tattooed on her sexy little hip, Lucky’s motto is threatened. If he wants to see those numbers again, he has to get close. Closer than he’s ever gotten to any woman. And he has three weeks to do it.
Kaley Harlow, a happily washed-up former child star, is out to ruin her reputation. She’s through with people looking at her like she’s still that innocent little girl in pigtails. Not to mention, her agent has just signed her up for a movie contract. But, really, all Kaley wants is to start a new life and finally go to college.
When Lucky happens into Kaley’s life for the second time, the hot, tattooed badass is exactly what she needs to sabotage her image. But this badass has a secret, one that could ruin more than just Kaley’s reputation.


All I can say is I want to get Lucky and a tattoo by him. Cute story about a girl trying to lose her old good girl identity and move on to being an adult. One way to do it is get a tattoo and a hot guy to go with it. That's what Kaley did. Luke, who tattooed numbers on Kaley because he knew he might forget them, kinda struck me as weird. When he needs to find her to retrieve the numbers, he feels obligated to help Kaley ruin her image. How these two were able to keep their hands off each other is beyond me but they did and it was sweet. Luke, has a horrible past and guilt he's been carrying for years. I love how Kaley never gave up on him and in the end it was all worth it. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Cover Reveal: Crane (Legends Saga Book 1) By Stacey Rourke




Title: Crane
Series: Legends Saga Book 1
Author: Stacey Rourke
Genre: NA paranormal 
Audience: Older teens and up 
Formats: eBook and print 
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing 
Cover By: Najla Qamber Designs 
Editor: There for You Editing 
Expected Date of Publishing: May 26, 2014






The Horseman is unending,

his presence shan’t lessen.

If you break the curse,

you become the legend.

Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep.

What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?

Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.

But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Cover Reveal: Pistol By Max Henry

Title: Pistol
Author: Max Henry
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 10, 2014
Stephanie Drake, or Steph as she’s known to her friends, is lost. Somewhere between the end of her childhood, and the day her loser of a boyfriend called it quits on their so-called relationship, she forgot who she was. She lives each day in a perpetual routine, stuck in the confines of her normal, safe life. If she doesn’t take a risk, she won’t get hurt—right?
Then she meets Pete—or Pistol to his friends.

He’s blunt, arrogant, and straight forward about what he wants. And as it turns out, he wants her.

Should she take a walk on the wild side, risk being burnt, and lay her heart on the line? Something in the way he makes her feel tells her ‘yes’, but her friends aren’t so sure this emotionally shut-off man has a place in her life. Why should she listen to them, though? After all, they don’t know a thing about him ...

... do they?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Promo: The Divine Trilogy By R.E. Hargrave


Event Organized by ❤MaE Book Tours
{Book #1}
"To Serve is Divine"
***Contains explicit sexual content (including multiple partners and gender pairings) and mature situations which could be trigger-inducing for some readers.***
Catherine O’Chancey is a reserved, demure, and graceful submissive. All traits she trained hard to enhance when she discovered the world of Dominance and submission in college. In an attempt to start fresh after the unexpected death of her last Dom, Catherine moves to Dallas, TX to escape the shroud of darkness he left behind in her life. She has tried to fight the need that resides deep within her to submit, but finally has to admit she can’t for it is not a choice, but part of who she truly is. After months of mental preparation, she ventures back into the lifestyle by attending a coveted open-night event at Dungeons and Dreams, an exclusive BDSM club.
Is it fate or coincidence that Catherine garners the attention of one of the club’s board members who happens to be on the hunt for the perfect sub – a partner who enjoys receiving pain and pleasure as much as he enjoys doling it out?
Jayden Masterson is many things: a firm Dom, a shrewd businessman, and a gentleman. What he isn’t, is someone who partakes in relationships outside of contractual ones with his multiple, un-collared, regular submissives. While he likes rough sex, he is not an animal, and can find pleasure only if it is consensual. What his harem is missing is a pain slut; could there be one in his future?
Upon meeting Catherine, Jayden feels an instantaneous spark inside him that has him wanting to know not just her body, but her mind. He wants to unravel her mysteries and discover her secrets. Through pain can they find the pleasure they seek? Can part-time pain lovers find full-time fulfillment when it’s not in their contract?
Genre Erotica/ BDSM
Publication Date January 20th 2013

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cover Reveal: One True Thing By Lynne Jaymes


Title: One True Thing
Author: Lynne Jaymes
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 22, 2014
Cover Designer: Helen Williams at

Can one true thing save a love built on lies?
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“That was all before…” Jolene waves her hand in the air, but we both know what she means. Before I touched her in the most intimate places. Before I felt her shudder under my tongue. Before she tasted the salt on my skin. Before I promised a lot more than I could deliver.

Ty Branch has wanted one thing his entire life—to play professional baseball. When he gets a chance to move from San Francisco to play at Texas powerhouse Garvin State University, he's willing to do whatever it takes to make his dream come true, even if that means hiding his past. But when he meets dance major Jolene Taylor, the chemistry is so strong his single-minded quest begins to weaken. As he gets to know her quirky, small-town family, he falls more deeply

in love, but becomes even more sure he can never tell her the truth about his family. When a surprise visitor blows his past wide-open, Ty is forced to come to terms with his secrets. But is the damage already done with Jolene or can he find a way to sacrifice everything he's worked for in order to win back the heart of a once-in-a-lifetime love?

“Thank you,” Jolene says, as I hold the door open for her, the soft Texas twang in her voice making my heart beat faster as she brushes by me, her dark brown eyes fixed on the ground. Jolene Taylor. Dance major, sophomore, comes from somewhere outside of Abeline—way outside according to Jessie, one of those towns that has only four stoplights and a Dairy Queen with a sign that congratulates the FFA on their livestock win.

“No problem,” I reply, following her through the door. We approach the stairs to the second floor together, but I slow my pace so that she can get ahead of me, hoping that I don’t look like a stalker and that she doesn’t notice that I’m sneaking looks at her ass as she walks up the steps. And it is a perfect little ass. Jolene has a way of moving that’s more like gliding than actual walking, her feet turned out just slightly in that way that dancers have. She’s wearing baggy sweats that sit at the place where the two dimples on her lower back meet her spine and a workout top holding her small, perky breasts that leaves little to the imagination. I can see the muscles in her back move as she walks and that turns me on more than anything, so I shift my eyes up to the expanse of bare skin on the back of her neck, covered by a few dark tendrils of hair that escape from the messy bun on top of her head. Even at her messiest, Jolene is perfection. But I can’t talk to her, there’s no point. There’s too much I’d have to say, too much I’d have to give up to make it real.

I want her to look back as I approach the door to my apartment, nosily fumbling for the keys to try to get her attention, but she stares straight ahead, her back tall and her thin, muscled arms gripping the laundry basket as she heads for her apartment at the end of the hall. I sigh as I take one last look at her and swing my apartment door open. Gotta keep my eyes on the prize. Jolene Taylor is just one more thing I shouldn’t be messing with this year.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Running in the Dark By Inger Inversen

Title: Running in the Dark: Bessina & Trace

Author: Inger Iversen

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Audience: New & Young Adult

Formats: E-Book & Paperback

Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly

Cover By: Eden Crane Design

Editor: Red Adept Publishing

Pages: 235 pages

Publishing Date: 19 April 2014

Trace’s job has always revolved around death. Trace is a Watcher, a position created assist to the undead to their final resting place without alerting humans of the vampire race. Whether his job is to witness the death of a fellow vampire or deal it, Trace has learned that being a Grim Reaper isn’t what he thought it would be. After years of killing, he’s ready for a new job, a new life, or to just disappear. When Bessina becomes his new target after she witnesses the death of fellow vampires Sam and Hope, Trace is ready to eliminate her—until a strange course of events turns the tables and has Trace protecting Bessina from his boss and running for his life.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Epiphany By Ashley Suzanne

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Title: Epiphany (Book 4 - The Destined Series)
Author: Ashley Suzanne
Release Date: May 10, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance
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Epiphany, the final installment of The Destined Series, continues the stories of four best friends from college who are making decisions that will set the course for the rest of their lives.

Mira and Skylar have had their share of painful pasts, troubled presents and an unknown future. When Skylar finds himself getting more involved with his MC, it puts strain on his relationship with Mira, who quickly learns that trust isn’t as easily given as she would have thought. Will they be able to make it through and get the happily ever after they both dream of?

With Danny’s life now on the rocks, he continues to grasp at straws, trying to find a place for himself in the world. Between a career that isn’t what he thought it would be and dealing with the fall out with Mira and Skylar’s relationship, he struggles to move forward until the job offer of his dreams lands directly in his lap. Will he jump at the opportunity or fight for the love he's lost?

Kylee's recent success has caused Jacoby to feel left out, leaving him resenting her career. When an unexpected turn of events forces them to make a life changing decision, will they be able to make it out unscathed?

This group of friends, this family, are all searching for signs to lead them in the right direction. Will a moment of deja vu be the epiphany needed to move toward the happily ever after they all desire?

Reasonable Doubt By Whitney G.

Title: Reasonable Doubt Volume 2
Author: Whitney Gracia Williams
Release Date: Very Soon!
Cover Designer: Najla Qambers of Najla Qambers Designs
Reasonable Doubt 2 Final Cover

She lied to me...

She betrayed the one rule that I'm most adamant about: Honesty. Complete and utter fucking honesty .

I really wish she was someone else--someone who didn't have the ability to make me feel, someone I could easily discard like the hundreds of women before her.

She isn't.

I'm drawn to her like I've never been drawn to a woman before--completely captivated by the very sight of her. But unfortunately, with my past slowly re-surfacing for all of the world to see, I'll have to find a way to let her go.

She can never be mine.

Subject: ASSHOLE.

Just emailing you to say hello since you haven’t reached out to me, and you haven’t heard from me in a while.

Hope all is well.


His response came immediately.

Subject: Re: ASSHOLE.

I fucked you this morning, and from what I remember, I heard you loud and clear.


Subject: Re: Re: ASSHOLE.

That’s not what I meant…I meant that you and I no longer talk on the phone or email each other like we used to. You only want to fuck, and you still have a big ass problem with leaving me hanging right after. Talking about the weather for five seconds once we get done is not what I meant by post-conversation and you know it.

You’re an asshole.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Release Day! The Other F-Word By MK Schiller

The Other Words Series
These are full length contemporary romance books with humor and a deep storyline.

Meet Marley, Billie, Stevie and Emmie – 4 funny girls, one quirky family. So pull up a chair, have some vegan ice cream and dish with us.

Synopsis –
Can she overcome her consuming desire for him? Can he make her comfortable with the other C-word…commitment?

Marley Mason is dreading the arrival of the new business consultant. After all, this man will most likely outsource her job to China. The last thing she would expect is a case of mistaken identity, leading to false accusations of kidnapping when she attempts to pick up the wrong man at the airport, or worse…that she would have such a visceral reaction to the right man.

Rick Randy is super sexy, scandalously flirty, and perfect masturbation material, but a relationship is out of the question. Rick is contracted on a temporary basis to fix Marley’s ailing company, and then pull out, although as he expresses to Marley, pulling out is difficult for him, in more ways than one! Marley’s feelings range from utter confusion to intense contemplation as Rick charms his way into her life. All of those C-words Marley can control, but it’s the other C-word she fears—commitment.

Blog Review from Stacia at Three Girls and a Book Obsession

You had me at "R U Randy"!! <3 class="kix-line-break" data-blogger-escaped-br="">I swear I literally laughed out loud throughout this book- between the banter with Marley and her sisters, to her smart ass comments, to most conversations between her and Rick I, I don't know that a book has ever been this comical.
Aside from that, it was also emotional, addicting, and sexy as hell.
I hope to read more from this author :)

The Other C-Word will be 99 cents from April 11th to April 18th on Amazon, Are, and Totally Bound’s site.

Links for The Other C-Word –

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cover Reveal: Conflicted By M.M. Koenig

Conflicted - eBook
Event Organized by ❤MaE Book Tours
Mia Ryan was on the path to make all her dreams come true. Her life was everything she wanted it to be; until one fateful night changed everything – leaving her broken and without direction. Nearly a year later, she still has little faith in anyone or anything. Desperate to reclaim her life’s ambition, she takes an unexpected offer that promises to solve all her problems. But as Mia moves forward, she’s faced with obstacles she couldn’t have foreseen. The biggest of them lies within the mystery of Ethan Fitzgerald; a man who affects her like no other, but who she should avoid pursuing, at all costs.
On a mission himself, Ethan Fitzgerald didn’t care who he pissed off on his road to fulfill his mother’s dying wish. He relied on himself, and was closed off to the world around him – until Mia Ryan walked through his door. Normally one to avoid messy emotions, Ethan’s world is turned upside down by Mia, and he can’t seem to get enough of her.
There are lines you can cross that will change the course of your life forever …
Genre Romance/ New Age
Publication Date December 19th 2013
“What the hell are you doing here? Are you stalking me now?” I snapped.
I attempted to remove his hand, but the effort behind it was marginal. Everything within me relished his hands all over me. My knees became weak with the heavy want coursing between my legs. My upper body constricted with my wayward needs. Ethan tightened his grip as he whirled me around so that my back was on his front. The music shifted to a slow, deliberate song that was fitting for my predicament. I cursed Usher underneath my breath for coming out with this song. Ethan had buried me into his body. It was impossible not to notice his hardness. He ran his hands down the front of my thighs until he hit bare skin.
“It's hard to stalk someone when they're in the club that you own,” he shot back.
“You own this place?” I stammered.
“I have a vested interest, so I come in on occasion. You can imagine my surprise when I discovered you were here,” he remarked.
My concentration was dwindling with every stroke he made upon my body. Ethan continued running his hands up and down my thighs, causing my heart to beat out of my chest. I bit my lip to keep from moaning from the pleasure when his fingers lingered towards the inside. My hands took on a mind of their own as they slid down his waist and thighs. His breaths trickled across my neck. It heightened the erotic dance south of me. I was in the danger zone with him. I fought to find my rational side to avoid undressing for him right then and there. My mind grasped at the few functioning brain cells to keep him talking. It was my last line of defense to keep him from kissing me.
“Why are you so upset?”
“I'm angry because you keep denying me when it's clear you want me. To top it off, you come to my club and dance with countless men right in front of me,” Ethan growled.
He ran his nose down my neck before licking away a bead of sweat. I gasped. The hand that he had moved to my waist slipped underneath my top. He caressed my belly before running his fingers further down, making every ounce of me come to a dull ache. Against my will, my body moved in ways to encourage him to travel further south to take full advantage of me. Ethan's hands settled along my waistline, lazily trailing his fingers along it. My mind screamed one last time that this was not an option for me. In a last-ditch attempt, I paused his hands so he wouldn't go any further. Ethan whipped me around to face him. The passion in his eyes was unmistakable.
“I'm trying to do the right thing,” I moaned.
His hands drifted underneath my shirt and up my sides on their way north this time. As he progressed along my rib cage to the lower line of my bra, he moved us off the dance floor. Ethan pushed me up against a pillar at the far end of it. He brought his body right into mine. He tossed in an occasional thrust of the hips as he pinned me, just to remind me how very well he knew my body. Ethan cupped my breast with tender strokes of his hand before pressing his lips on a spot underneath my ear lobe. It was enough to melt every part of me. I was throbbing all over for him.
“You want me. I want you. I don't care what's right or wrong,” Ethan hissed.
I tilted my neck as he trailed deep kisses down my collarbone and exposed shoulder. I wanted him so much that it was close to making me burst. I moaned even louder when his teeth grazed the crook of my shoulder. He sucked along my neck with eagerness, making no effort to hold back his want for me. I slanted my head to bring my lips vigorously down on his. My tongue drifted across the top of his mouth before his tongue met mine where they danced to the beat with the music around us. My hands moved down to his hips as he pumped against me. I slid them even further down to his ass. Ethan responded by grinding harder and grabbing one of my legs to raise it around his hip.
Our bodies melded together in an erotic dance as our mouths devoured each other. I lost myself in the music, in his lips, in his body, in his hands, and in the desires he brought out in me. His hands ran up and down my body while his lips and hips brought me to the point of no return.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Flashpoint By M.C. Cerny

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Reed Software and Securities Company: A publically traded tech company with a hidden agenda. They are hired to take on some of the most difficult covert operations and contracts the government won’t acknowledge.

As the new CEO and face of Reed Software and Securities Company, Jacob Reed has been trying to get out of the family business as a covert operator. Lately he’s been fantasizing about settling down, living a normal life away from the paparazzi, guns, and drug lords.

Katie Wilson loves her job as a broadcast journalist for Channel 10 news. She is just beginning to explore her career when she gets the lead on a new story that could blow up an international sex trafficking operation.

When their jobs force their paths to explosively collide, Katie is caught in the crossfire and has no memory of that night. A year will pass before fate seemingly draws them together and he saves her a second time. Now that Jacob has unknowingly brought Katie into his world, she’s become a target for danger from an unknown source… and this time he refuses to let her go at all costs.


“So this is it, my apartment.”  Katie fumbled with her small purse and keys. A small brownstone building with a bright blue door and flowered window boxes stood next to the car’s passenger door.
“I like the neighborhood. Quiet. Safe. Do you have a patio in the back?” Jacob asked, already knowing. He had all of her neighbors looked into, also.        
“Unfortunately no. I’m on the second floor, but I love my little place.” Katie felt wary and, having barely known Jacob for 48 hours, she didn’t think it wise to rush into letting him see her apartment just yet. Besides, she knew her closet had recently been torn apart and was all over her bedroom at the moment. Trevor might approve in his quest to get Katie laid, but her mother would have a heart attack.
“It suits you, Katie. I would have been surprised if you chose an apartment by your office, actually.” Jacob leaned towards her slightly so he could see her building better. He was close enough that he could smell her breath, which was still sweet and minty from the chocolate mint that came with the dinner check earlier.
“Really? Initially, I did look there, but it seemed foolish to pay for an overpriced studio apartment. It’s quieter out here and I like the people. My neighbors downstairs are a nice couple.” Katie could feel her heart racing. Jacob was staring at her lips and her eyes, simultaneously. How did guys do that? She wondered. Her cheeks were feeling warm, but became even warmer when he gently cupped her right cheek.
“I think this has become my new favorite part of the city.” Jacob slowly inched even closer and Katie felt her throat constrict as she swallowed, unconsciously licking her top lip. Katie couldn’t recall the last time she felt so tongue-tied and closed her eyes, taking in all the sensations. His male scent, the lock of stubborn hair that drifted over his forehead, and the heat of the car mixed with leather seats, misty rain, and a dog in the backseat.
“Why…why is that, Jacob?” she stuttered, anticipating his next move. She hoped he’d make the next move soon and cease her anxiety.
“Because, silly girl, you live here,” he whispered. Then he kissed her sweetly, testing the first contact of his cool lips to her lightly damped and freshly licked ones. He kissed her again, pressing his lips more firmly to hers before taking her mouth in his and gently probing to kiss her more fully. His tongue swirled in her mouth, commanding but not demanding. While Jacob wanted much more, he also didn’t want to frighten her. If she knew how protective of her he’d been in the last year, she’d have gone running from the car into traffic.
Her body shivered as she surrendered, opening her mouth to his kiss and tentatively responding. Their tongues gently did a pirouette in a familiar rhythm and Katie felt herself becoming a part of Jacob. It was both exciting and frightening. It had been so long since she had let anyone into her life. As the warmth of his kiss singed her senses, she pulled back. Jacob took that hint to end the kiss, gently pecking her on the lips just once more.
“I should…I should go.” Katie could barely catch her breath and Jacob leaned his forehead into hers, cupping her head gently in his hand and brushing her hair back behind her ear and neck.
“Thank-you for a wonderful dinner, Katie. Can I see you again this week?”
It seemed like a full second passed before Katie responded. Jacob held his breath. “Yes, I’d like that.” Katie nodded and Jacob stole a quick kiss between words.
“Mmm-hmm. Yes.” Katie blinked, picking up her keys from her lap. As she pulled away, Hauk barked and licked her in the face. She laughed out loud and rubbed Hauk between his ears.
Jacob laughed and gently pushed Hauk to the back of the car. “Silly dog, you can’t have her. I kissed her first.” With that, Jacob kissed Katie quickly again and she laughed.
“Okay, Thursday. I’m usually done by 6:45, though you might have to rescue me if anything newsworthy happens.”
“I think I can manage that. I’ll see you then, Katie.” With slightly unsteady legs, she got out of the car and jogged up to her door, but she refused to look back at his car. Jacob watched her unlock the door and go inside. Before he drove away, he unclipped Hauk, who jumped into the front seat and put his cold nose on the window.
“I’m going to leave you home next time. Darn mutt.” Jacob affectionately pet Hauk, who barked back.


“Testing out my stamina, sweetheart? I could prove myself in other ways, you know.” Katie threw a pillow, hitting him in the chest. He made an oof sound and caught it, chasing her to the kitchen and laughing. Hauk looked up and barked once before laying his head back down, wagging his tail. Both Jacob and Katie laughed easily.
They decided to let Hauk stay at the apartment. He didn’t seem eager to follow them out; instead, he sat at attention near Katie’s apartment door. Jacob explained that Hauk was used to doing guard dog duties and, sometimes, the older dog just made his own decisions. Katie put a water bowl and a few treats out for him.
They finished their coffee and made their way to Prospect Park. Jacob kept up with Katie, who maintained a swift pace of a seven minute mile. Both were slightly winded after the six-mile run. Jacob could see how Katie maintained her trim figure, as well as caught up to her mugger. They chatted during the run and when Katie sped up to push the pace, Jacob kept up.
Suddenly, Jacob pulled her off the path and into the shade of the trees.
“Now, Katie, I’m not waiting.” He let go of her hand and gently pushed her back up to a tree. Katie felt the bark rub her back, until Jacob put his arm around her and protected her from the tree’s roughness. He tipped her head back slightly, and Katie looked into his eyes. She felt safe with him and let him have his way.
He sensed that the photographer was out there. It was almost impossible to miss his tail this morning on his way to Katie’s apartment. Only an idiot would get that close in his beat up red Honda so Jacob could make out his face. He figured that, if the bastard was out there, he might as well make him work for the photo. It was only a matter of time before they tracked Katie to Brooklyn. He regretted having to leave her later today. He hoped that, by staying at his place, she’d be a little safer…along with the bodyguard detail that he would casually not mention.
Jacob kept Katie distracted. Even he was able to block out his suspicions. He figured that Sunday’s paper would feature another set of photos. Reed Software’s stock prices actually jumped, as did Katie’s news station network shares, because of the newly garnered public interest. However, he didn’t give a rat’s ass about his portfolio. He finally had the woman he’d been waiting for in his arms…awake, no less. Jacob figured that if the paparazzi were going to hound them then they might as well use the publicity to their advantage and try to throw that CIA prick off their tail.
Katie clutched his grey, sweaty shirt in her hands, her nails grazing his shoulders. Her low moan had Jacob cradling her closer. Her stomach was flipping with excitement and from the run. Between breaths, she mumbled to Jacob, “Race you back to the apartment.”
Katie turned and ran, Jacob following right on her heals. He’d chase the little minx to hell and back, if necessary.


He made his way to the bedroom, unbuttoning his shirt and taking off his belt. He stopped in the doorway so he could watch Katie sleeping in his bed. She slept in the middle, curled up and without a care in the world. She looked relaxed, breathing steady and hugging a pillow. Light from the far window cast shadows and illuminated her hair with rich tones of red in her dark locks. Hauk, who had lifted his head up when Jacob entered, gave a low woof before getting off the bed. He gave him a pet, then Hauk padded off to the living room, and Jacob proceeded to take his shirt and pants off. Feeling tired, he left his boxer briefs on and slipped into the bed. He gently moved in behind her, spooning her body with his larger frame. By moving his hand over her body under the covers, he could tell that she was wearing a tank top with lacey edging and matching shorts. He needed to think other thoughts beside lace, warmth, and the womanly body next to him. As much as he wanted to wake her up and have his way with her, it was still too soon. However, if she initiated things…well, then, that might be another case indeed.       
Katie slept deeply. In her dreams, she felt coolness and then warmth. She snuggled deeper into the soft bedding. As she hovered on the border of consciousness, she felt a gentle hand massaging her waist and lower back. Warm lips nibbled on her shoulder and brushed the hair away from her neck, nuzzling her softly. Light from the far window eased its way into the room. Katie woke slowly, smiling in the comfort of Jacob’s warm embrace. She knew it was him right away and eased herself around to face him. He whispered in her ear how he missed her and she wrapped her arms around him.
“Welcome home, stranger.” Katie sighed and breathed in Jacob’s masculine scent.
He grunted a reply. She had no idea how much of a stranger he was to her. “I thought you promised to be naked and waiting,” Jacob teased, wrapping a tendril of her hair around his finger.


Jacob’s phone rang. He was annoyed because he knew that specific ring tone. His teammates thought they were being smart asses by programing his phone with the “Mission Impossible” theme. They were all meathead dorks, whom he’d trust with his life. He enjoyed the missions, but he was simply getting tired of going out there. He wanted and needed a quieter, more behind-the-scenes kind of job, especially since he enjoyed more of the technical and surveillance side of things, specifically from the comfort of his home office. He watched Katie finishing her news story, speaking with an aroma therapist who was rubbing vanilla oil on the inside of her wrist. Jacob inhaled deeply, wondering how soft her skin would be. He imagined smelling the vanilla oil all over her body, but was only able to smell the leather of his sofa, his coffee, and Hauk so he shook his head free from the torturing thoughts and picked up the ringing phone, turning the TV down.
“Reed,” he answered.
“Hey, Jacob. You catch your girlfriend talking about testicles on TV again?” The female voice laughed deeply.
“Orchids, Lulu. She was doing a story on orchids. Now, tell me, what do you want?” Jacob ran an irritated hand through his hair, imaging Lulu filing away for future reference his admission of watching Katie Wilson. It wasn’t the first time he was caught doing so.
“Well, duh, Jacob! Orchids are a Greek derivative of the word testicles. At least I know my ancient languages. You might want to brush up if you plan on dating the smartass reporter someday.” Scowling, he knew Lulu was enjoying this entirely too much.


Jacob was on her like prey. He really hoped it wasn’t her and her friend who had screwed up their operation here seven ways to Sunday. “Come on out, miss. I just want to talk to you. It’s okay. We’re a security team. You won’t be in any trouble if you just cooperate.”
Jacob could hear her heavy breathing as she struggled to keep it under control. Her shoes clicked on the flooring as she tried to hide. Hauk barked once, then twice, alerting him to her presence near his location on the second level of the warehouse. She could feel the animal’s hot breath and the bottom of his large paws as he jumped up to herd her where he wanted her. Katie chose that moment to run out from her hiding spot, charging towards him and hoping to make the back staircase.
“Stop!” Jacob was in pursuit.
He watched the accident happen as if it were in slow motion. The woman feigned to the right, then left, where she tripped over a pipe in her ridiculous spindly shoes. As she caught herself, a chain on the floor got caught on her heel. She tripped again but, this time, she was unable to right herself and she fell hard, hitting her head on the floor. Holstering his weapon, Jacob rushed over. She was unconscious and, as he turned her body over, a large lump was already forming on her forehead. This could only get worse. She was going to have a hell of a shiner tomorrow. Her cheek was scratched, but he’d recognize her face anywhere, even in the dark. His gut clenched as he gingerly brushed hair back from her face. It was the stunningly beautiful Katie Wilson, the reporter from Channel 10 news. Fuck.
He heaved a heavy sign and called Nick on the com.  He knew this shit storm was going to take some cleaning up. “Nick, we have a problem.”


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Cover Reveal: Spike By Jennifer Ryder

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Title: Spike (Spark #2)
Author: Jennifer Ryder
Genre: Erotic romance / Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 28, 2014
Cover Design: Rebecca Berto / Berto Designs

I, Aidan Stone, got the girl.

My beautiful Eevie is sweet and sassy, and owns my heart like no other. And I promised her, I’d always protect her. And I meant it, but shit just got serious.

Blackmail. Extortion. And Eevie is the target.

Sometimes the past comes back to haunt us. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to distance yourself from it, it comes back and bites you in the arse. And in waltzes Mr Hotshot Detective, Ryan Clark, thinkin’ he can save the day, and take my girl.

Well I’ve got news for him.


“Do you want some more to eat?” she asks, like she’s asking me an entirely different question. She might have as well said ‘are you ready for sex yet?’.

I nod my head from side to side. No more food.

The corner of her mouth curls up as she takes my hand and dips my index finger into the remaining spicy sauce left on one of the dishes. She leans closer, giving me a man’s-eye view of her tits and takes my finger into her hot wet mouth. I nearly choke on the breath I take in as she takes her lips to the base of my finger, sucking it hard and wrapping her tongue around it as she slowly releases it. She places my hand on the table and licks her lips before sitting back in her chair, her hooded eyes begging me to take her home.

I wave my hand in the air to get the attention of … anyone. Preferably someone who can help me with the bill.

~Aidan Stone, Spike~

Fall From Grace By Ron C. Nieto


covergifTitle: Fall from Grace

Author: Ron C. Nieto

Genre: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal

Audience:  New Adult / Adult

Formats: E-book

Publisher: Ron C. Nieto

Cover By: Kris Wagner

Editor: EFC Services

Pages: 310

Expected Date of Publishing: Fall 2014

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People believe the world will go out with a bang. People expect it to be crushed under ever-rising waves, to burn in an inferno of all-encompassing flame, to be torn asunder by the same forces that created it.
No one ever thought it would be as gentle as a door sliding open. No one suspected the beginning of the end would go unnoticed.
Yesterday, Lee led a normal life. Today he is alone, lost and unable to remember anything but the pain.
Henry remembers too much. He holds recollections of what was, what should have been, what will remain forever lost.
They both want to save the world.
Together, they might destroy it.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Shot By Leona Bushman

Title: The Shot
Author: Leona Bushman      
Genre: Romance, Mystery Steampunk
Reveal Host: Lady Amber's Tours
What if the American Revolution never happened?
It is 2011 and Duchess Victoria is waiting for her birthday to inherit the rest of her titles and her money. Then her father wouldn't be able to control her and send any more men to dupe her into marriage. If she married too soon, she had a lot to lose.
Along came Bill. Little did they know that he was sent undercover by the King of Americas to watch Victoria's father. When the two of them meet, Victoria is tempted by him more than any other. As they move across country via private traincoach, it becomes apparent things aren't what they seem in ways Victoria doesn't want to face.
Victoria and Bill work together to find the culprit responsible for espionage and sabotage. But it's only the beginning. Can they keep their wits about them before one of them is killed? Join them in the first of many in the steampunk serial, The Shot: Traincoach of Death 1.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Promo: Twice in a Lifetime By Ruthie Henrick


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Author: Ruthie Henrick

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Audience: due to mild sexual content, recommended for 17+

Formats: trade paperback and eBook

Publisher: self-published

Cover by: Regina Wamba of Mae I Designs

No of Pages: 349 paperback

ISBN: 978-0-9914164-1-7 (eBook) Sorry, not sure what the 10 and 13 is. These are the numbers assigned.

ISBN: 978-0-9914164-0-0 (paperback)


Date Published: January 24, 2014

Is it possible to find your one true love…twice?
Blind date. When Allie and Ben are thrown together to help their friends out of a bind, they find the unexpected—and unwanted—spark of attraction difficult to ignore. Surrendering to it, they marry and live their happyish-ever-after—until Ben’s death reveals a betrayal that rocks Allie’s world.
The sidelines. Where Jake has hovered for the past fifteen years, business partners with his best friend, in love with his best friend’s wife. He’s shocked by Ben's duplicity, overcome by the guilt of a deathbed promise. But he’s waited half a lifetime for a chance to love Allie, and it’s time to make his move.
Marriage. Allie might be ready to take the slow slide from friend to lover, but a lifetime is a leap she won’t agree to. She can’t deprive Jake of the family he’s never had, but longs for—the family she can no longer give him. How can she refuse him, though, when he sets out to prove the only family he needs—has ever wanted—is her?