Today we have the blog tour of Twisted Pride by Cora Reilly. Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!
Title: Twisted Pride
Author: Cora Reilly
Genre: Contemporary Romance
About Twisted Pride:
Remo Falcone is beyond redemption.
As Capo of the Camorra he rules with a brutal hand over his territory – a territory the Chicago Outfit breached.
Now Remo is out for retribution.
A wedding is sacred, stealing a bride sacrilegious.
Serafina is the niece of the Boss of the Outfit, and her hand has been promised in marriage for years, but kidnapped in her wedding dress on her way to church by Remo, Serafina quickly realizes that she can’t hope for saving. Yet, even in the hands of the cruelest man she knows, she is determined to cling to her pride, and Remo soon understands that the woman at his mercy might not be as easy to break as he thought.
A ruthless man on a quest to destroy the Outfit by breaking someone they are supposed to protect.
A woman intent on bringing a monster to his knees.
Two families that will never be the same.
in Remo’s dark eyes shifted, something hungry and lethal unfurling. He leaned
closer, his breath hot against my lips. “You are playing a dangerous game, Angel.”
smiled. “So are you.”
lips pressed against mine. I hadn’t expected it. Almost kisses, like threats
ghosting over my skin, had been his tactic … until now. This wasn’t a ghost
touch. It was substantial, and yet it felt like the promise of a kiss, a threat
of what lay ahead. Stunned by Remo’s action, I held his gaze. Finally, I ripped
away and raised my palm to slap him, but he caught my wrist. He jerked me
closer once more.
the kiss Danilo would have given you in church, and maybe even later on your
wedding night. Polite. Controlled. Reverent.” His voice dipped low. “That’s not
surged through me. “You—”
mouth crashed down on mine, fingers bruising my hip as his other hand cradled
my wrist between our bodies. His lips conquered mine, his tongue tasting the
seam of my mouth, sucking at my tender lower lip, demanding entrance. Heat
flushed through me, and my lips parted slightly. Barely. A flicker of
submission and Remo plunged his tongue into my mouth, tasting me, consuming me.
About the Author:
Cora Reilly is the author of the Born in Blood Mafia Series, The Camorra Chronicles and many other books, most of them featuring dangerously sexy bad boys. Before she found her passion in romance books, she was a traditionally published author of young adult literature.
Cora lives in Germany with a cute but crazy Bearded Collie, as well as the cute but crazy man at her side. When she doesn’t spend her days dreaming up sexy books, she plans her next travel adventure or cooks too spicy dishes from all over the world.
Despite her law degree, Cora prefers to talk books to laws any day.
Today we are celebrating the release of SECRETS UNSEALED by Marie Harte. SECRETS UNSEALED is a romantic suspense title, and it is the second book in the Triggerman, Inc. series! Be sure to follow Marie for exclusive news and giveaways!
The second stand-alone romantic suspense in the Triggerman Inc. series featuring sexy assassins, a baby, and a devious bad guy from New York Times bestseller Marie Harte.An assassin with a baby? Inconceivable…
Deacon’s life could be better. Deacon–the Shadow–kills people for a living. He’s a choosy assassin, and he makes no bones about his life choices. But a baby… That’s something he knows he’d never conceive of–pun intended.
While he’s looking into this baby situation, snarky ex-supermodel Solene Hansen is in trouble. Deacon’s sticking to her 24/7. Before long, he’s learning that there’s a lot more to Solene than sharp words and a gorgeous face. But his enemies are close, and they’ve taken note of his interest..
It’ll take all his talent to keep Solene safe, learn who wants him dead and what the baby has to do with any of it, and figure out how to get Solene to realize that while he might not be a safe bet, he’ll be a sure one.
Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte has over 100 books published with more constantly on the way. She’s a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she’s constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. Visit http://marieharte.com and fall in love.
Today we have the blog tour for GOOD GIRL by Tricia O’Malley! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!
Title: GOOD GIRL
Author: Tricia O’Malley
Genre: Paranormal Romance
About Good Girl:
New release! From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Tricia O’Malley, comes a brand new romance series about love, self-discovery, and embracing your inner mermaid.
She shouldn’t be on this island.
If she was smart, Samantha Jameson would turn around and march right back to the plane that deposited her at a faded hut of an airport on Siren Island. Yet, Samantha just can’t muster the energy to do so, not after the hellish week she’s had. Her whole life has been spent playing by the rules, and for what? An empty apartment, a career with no upward movement, and one failed relationship after another. When it all blows up in her face, what’s a girl to do but book a last-minute trip to the ridiculously named Laughing Mermaid Bed & Breakfast on an unknown speck of an island in the Caribbean?
Lucas Mosteron knows all about burning out from first-hand experience. Over the years, he’s discovered that he isn’t the only one, as everyone has their own unique story for landing on Siren Island. His lovely and mysterious neighbors at The Laughing Mermaid Bed & Breakfast are no exception. Little does he know that there is more to their story than he could ever have imagined possible. When Samantha Jameson arrives as their guest – depleted and needing respite, Lucas can’t help but feel like he could be the man she needs. Irresistibly drawn to her uptight demeanor, Lucas is determined to unwind Samantha and show her that life on Siren Island could be the answer to all her problems.
Despite her misgivings, Samantha found
herself engrossed in the romance novel within a few chapters. After all, she
needed to find out if the rakish Raphael claimed the stowaway princess as his
lover, didn’t she? She was so engrossed she’d barely looked up for quite some
time, and was startled by a shadow falling over her legs.
“Ah, so the woman likes pirates, does she?”
The man – Lucas, they had called him – smiled down at her. Sam could have
buried her head in the sand.
“It’s… research,” she said, flipping the
book onto the table with the cover side down. What was with this place? Why did
everyone keep coming up to talk to her? Samantha thought it should be obvious –
when a woman barricaded herself with books and an iPad on the beach, it was a
clear sign she wanted to be left alone. Headphones, she decided, as she blushed
up at the man who towered over her where she sat. Headphones should do the
“Is that so? Do you work for a publishing
house then?” Lucas said, leaning back and crossing his arms over his chest, now
thankfully covered in a loosely-buttoned Hawaiian-style shirt.
“No,” Sam said.
“Hmm, you’re a writer?”
“Ah, then you must work for one of those
sex shops that help men and women rekindle their pleasure in the bedroom.”
“What? No!” Sam squealed, bringing her
hands to her face to hide her embarrassment.
“Just teasing you,” Lucas said, his tone
gentle as he sat on the chair across from her. “My name’s Lucas Mosteron.”
“Hi, Lucas, my name is Samantha. I’m a
senior portfolio manager at a luxury hotel line and I most certainly do not
work at a sex shop.” Samantha grimaced at the primness that laced her voice.
Even to her she sounded like an old fuddy-duddy. It would have been the perfect
time to throw on a new persona, maybe tell a few lies, and have some fun with
someone she’d never see again. Too bad she couldn’t bring herself to fake such
bravado, Sam thought, wishing she had a bit of Jolie’s sass in her.
“More’s the pity,” Lucas said, his teeth a
flash of white in his face as he smiled at her. He was older than she’d
assumed, probably at least five years older than her. Samantha found she didn’t
mind, though she had to admit her mind had briefly strayed to the idea of
romancing a young college boy for the trip. Shocked at her train of thought,
Sam glared at the romance novel. See? That was what those things did to you.
“I’ve never even been inside a shop like
that,” Samantha blurted, and then could have kicked herself. She’d barely met
this man and was already telling him she’d never been in a sex shop? She might
as well advertise herself as the boring accountant who blushed at the thought
of reading a romance novel in public.
“Might I repeat myself? More’s the pity.”
Lucas chuckled again, but his tone was easy, with no judgment.
Sam covered her face with her hands and
shook her head back and forth.
“Can we start over? I’m totally
embarrassed,” she admitted. Lucas tilted his head to study her face, and once
again, she was glad her sunglasses shaded her eyes.
“Hi Samantha, I’m Lucas. I was just going
for a stroll on the beach and thought I’d stop to say hello to a pretty lady. I
hope I’m not bothering you,” Lucas said, all but oozing charm. Maybe she did
want to lap him up like a bowl of cream, Sam mused, once again shocking herself
with her thoughts.
“Hi Lucas, that’s very sweet of you to stop
and say hello. It’s nice to meet you,” she said. There, she sounded like a
normal capable adult – which she was, most of the time and to everyone else who
knew her in this world.
“Would you like to join me for a stroll on
the beach?” Lucas asked, and Sam found herself wanting to say yes. Yes, she was
carefree and easygoing enough to stroll with a stranger on the beach on this
tiny speck of Siren Island in the middle of the Caribbean.
“I…” But Sam just couldn’t quite bring
herself to say it. She’d never been impulsive or frivolous, and she could just
hear her parents lecturing her on personal safety. Strolling with a strange man
on the beach? Not smart, Sam reminded herself; that’s how people ended up in
bathtubs with their kidneys missing.
About Tricia O’Malley:
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, Tricia O’Malley, lives in the Caribbean with her much doted-upon dogs, Briggs and Blue. On a typical day you will find her lost in the worlds of her making or gearing up to go scuba diving. Tricia loves fun vacation reads, hates wimpy characters, and hosts a serious addiction to traveling the world. She finds inspiration on the go – and you’ll often find her books set in beautiful settings with characters tangled in affairs of the heart…or murder.
Today we have the blog tour for Melissa Foster’s MAD ABOUT MOON! Check out this fantastic new contemporary romance and be sure to grab your copy today!
Title: Mad About Moon
Author: Melissa Foster
Genre: Contemporary Romance
About Mad About Moon:
Fall in love with Jed and Josie in this emotionally captivating, sexy standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. The perfect love story for those who enjoy fiercely loyal and insanely sexy alpha heroes, smart, sassy heroines, strong family bonds, bikers, babies, and more!
Can true love strike twice in one lifetime?
Josie Beckley refuses to believe there is a limit on happiness. A decade after she escaped her abusive parents and lost touch with her siblings, the death of her husband leaves her and her son homeless. But Josie has never been one to wallow in sadness, and when she takes a chance on reconnecting with her siblings, a sinfully handsome bright light from her past shows up and offers to help her find a way out of the darkness.
Most people wouldn’t see Jed Moon as someone to look up to. He’s been in and out of jail and has lived a less-than-stellar lifestyle. But years ago one woman saw through his bullshit, and he’s never forgotten her. Now she’s back in his life, and as a prospect for the Dark Knights motorcycle club, Jed promises to keep an eye on the sassy, sexy single mother who has never stopped lighting his fantasies on fire.
Jed and Josie’s combustible connection is stronger than ever. Having Josie and her son in his life brings out all of Jed’s protective instincts-and visions of a future he never imagined having. But when a shocking revelation knocks the insatiable lovers to their knees, it forces them to make choices that could change their lives forever.
For more hot Whiskey love, check out Melissa’s other Whiskey novels.
TRULY MADLY WHISKEY
DRIVING WHISKEY WILD
WICKED WHISKEY LOVE
And don’t miss RIVER OF LOVE, the first story in which the Whiskeys were introduced!
The Whiskeys are perfect beach reads with depth of story, strong family ties, and a wealth of emotions. Small town love stories with happily ever afters guaranteed.
As she drove away, she decided to
surprise Jed with lunch. He’d done so much for her, and she was too excited to
just go back to the shelter. She stopped at Jazzy Joe’s café and picked up
sandwiches for her and Jed and a cookie for Hail, which she’d give him after
school. Then she drove over to the auto shop to surprise Jed.
When she arrived at the shop, she
realized she probably should have called first. They were busy, and she had no
idea if Jed even took a lunch break, much less if he was working there or at
the bar today. She scanned the open bays, but didn’t see Jed. She spotted
jeans-clad legs sticking out from beneath a car in the first bay, so she headed
over with the bag from Jazzy Joe’s.
Truman slid out from beneath the car
as she approached. “Hey, Josie. Looking for Jed?”
“Yeah. I thought I’d bring him lunch.
I won’t stay or get in the way.”
“No worries.” He pushed to his feet
and pointed to a set of steps by the office. “He’s up in his apartment. He’s
not working at the bar until three. Go on up. I’m sure he’ll be glad to see
“Thanks.” She headed for the steps
and saw Tex peering at an engine beneath the hood of a car. “Hi,” she said as
she walked by.
“Hi. Josie, right?”
Big Mama, the big calico cat she’d
seen at the bonfire, wound around her legs. She leaned down to pet her. “Yes.
Good to see you again.”
“That was some party, huh?”
“It was fun. I’m just going up to see
Tex winked. “Have fun.”
As she climbed the steps she played
over that wink, wondering if Tex was used to women going up to Jed’s apartment
in the middle of the day. On the landing at the top of the stairs she knocked
on the door, trying to ignore the swirling in her stomach. She waited for what
felt like forever, but in reality was probably only a minute, and then she
knocked again. She heard him say something that sounded like come in, so she
turned the knob and peered around the door, quickly scanning the masculine
loft-style apartment. Worn hardwood floors ran beneath a deep-cushioned brown
couch, an orange chair, and a heavy wooden coffee table. There was a small open
kitchen and glass doors that led to a deck.
“Moon?” she called out.
“In here,” came from behind a
partially open door.
She closed the door behind her, and
as she crossed the room, she said, “I just got done with Scotty and—”
He pulled open the door and she lost
her voice. His hair was wet and tousled, his bare chest slick from a shower,
and sweet baby Jesus, he was naked, save for a towel tied low on his hips.
“And…?” he asked as he stepped toward
She tried to speak, but her mouth had
gone bone dry. A devilish grin spread across his face.
There he is. My big bad wolf.
And that wasn’t all that was big
Her gaze dropped to the significant
bump in the towel. Heat whipped through her like a torrential storm, bullying
its way through her core, up her chest, and down her limbs. Her sex clenched,
and her nipples burned. He lifted her chin, and that flirtatious smile morphed
to sinfully enticing hunger.
“And…?” he whispered against her
lips, drawing a needy whimper from her lungs. “Did you miss me, Little Red?”
About Melissa Foster:
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa’s fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.
Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole.
Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.
Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.
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From New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye, comes the next standalone title in her Warrior Fight Club series, FIGHTING THE FIRE. Check out Laura’s note and the scintillating excerpt below! Then join the Warrior Fight Club world today! FIGHTING THE FIRE releases everywhere April 23rd!
About FIGHTING THE FIRE (Coming 4/23/19):
The more they fight, the more desire consumes them…
There’s only one thing firefighter Sean Riddick doesn’t like about Warrior Fight Club, and that’s Daniela England, the sexiest, snarkiest, most irritating woman he’s ever known. But MMA training keeps the Navy vet grounded, so Sean’s not about to give it up, no matter how many times he goes toe to toe with Dani—or how bad he wants to take her to the mats.
A former Army nurse and the widow of a fallen soldier, Dani is done with the military and with military men. Fight club is the only thing that eases her nightmares, which means she has to put up with Riddick. He might be sex on a stick, but he’s infuriating and everything she’s vowed to avoid.
But when an accident throws Sean and Dani together, all that fight bursts into a night of red-hot passion. Now they’re addicted to the heat and must decide if the one person they’ve most resisted might be exactly what they’ve both been looking for.
I love enemies-to-lovers stories because they’re so much fun to write and absolutely delicious to read! And Sean Riddick and Dani England from my upcoming Fighting the Fire are absolutely incendiary together! They’re both bad asses in their own right—both veterans, both fighters, both stubborn as hell. And boy does the cover capture them so well—the intensity, the passion, the push and pull. Now check out this excerpt and let me know what you think!
If you haven’t started my wounded Warrior Fight Club series yet, you can jump in anywhere because they’re all sexy standalone romances! And here’s where you reserve your copy of Sean and Dani’s hot, hot story:
“Bring it,” Sean said, giving her a wink.
Ignoring his head games, Dani got into position. Fists up, elbows close to her ribs, lead leg forward. In this drill, Sean as the kicker could only make offensive moves with his legs. While, as the puncher, she couldn’t use her legs at all. Which meant she had to get in close while defending against his strikes.
They circled. Feinted. Attacked.
Sean was strong as hell, but she was faster by a lot. Dani used that to her advantage. Blocking and dodging his kicks and then getting inside to attack his ribs and gut and kidneys in the spare seconds before he regained his footing.
Each punch she landed released a pressure valve somewhere deep in her brain. And that release was so fundamental that she barely felt the kicks that Sean landed. Not that she gave him much chance to get them in, because she kept him close, under pressure, and on the defense blocking her punches.
“Damn, girl,” he said, respect and wariness plain in his voice.
“You told me to bring it,” she said, looking for another in. He blocked a shot at his ribs and delivered a spinning side kick that landed on the side of her thigh.
“Someone has some aggression to work out today,” he said.
“Do you have to talk so much?” she asked, sweat curling down the side of her face as she attacked again. This time she drove forward, forcing him to retreat and not letting him get in a kick.
Sean blocked and covered and dodged until they were in a clinch, breathing hard and face to face with no room to punch or kick. And for no good reason, heat roared over Dani. Heat that almost incinerated her from the inside out. Maybe it was the bulk of his muscles or the slick slide of their sweat or his scent of clean soap from a recent shower that couldn’t quite remove the hint of fire from his skin and hair.
As if he sensed it, Sean’s dark eyes flashed hot and his jaw went tight. Breaking the rules, he grabbed her around the waist and pulled her in close, letting her feel his erection for one spare moment before taking her to the mats in a controlled move that showed just how freaking strong he was. She expected to get the wind knocked out of her, but he’d more laid her out than knocked her down.
A whistle blew. “Switch up,” Colby called. “And follow the damn rules, Riddick. We’re not doing ground work right now.”
But Dani and Sean were caught in a staring contest with their faces mere inches apart.
She wanted him inside her so bad that she nearly gave voice to it.
Her brain went immediately to that night.
How they’d circled each other throughout that whole damn party. How Sean had walked her to her car, parked right in front of his, which she’d begrudgingly thought sweet despite her insistence she didn’t need a damn chaperone. How they’d started bantering about something she couldn’t even remember now—because all she could remember was how desperately aroused she’d felt. How she’d teasingly punched him and he’d caught her arm and hauled her in against him. How the shock of his erection against her hip had made her look up at him. And how he’d claimed her mouth and she’d let him.
Oh, hell yeah, she’d let him do that and so much more…
And she wanted it again.
It was that thought that finally made her brain come back online. “Get. Off.”
His brow arched. Just the tiniest bit. “You can take your aggression out on me anytime.” He spoke in a rushed whisper, but the words impacted her like a body slam, pressing her back into the floor with some unseen force. Because she’d heard that tone in his voice before, when she’d straddled his lap on the big bench of his pick-up and finally taken him deep.
“Fucking hell, Dani. Take all of me.”
“Now,” Dani said, hoping he didn’t hear that her voice was affected, too.
In a move that seemed too lithe for someone his size, Sean hopped up then extended his hand to her.
Shook as she was, Dani accepted his help, then regretted it when he didn’t immediately release her hand but instead held her right in front of him—exactly like he had that night. “Just say the word.”
Dani swallowed hard. “Hold your breath waiting for it. Please.” She glared up at him, irritated with herself for letting him see inside her for that one unguarded moment when her body had reacted so viscerally to his. It was like that night had tuned their bodies into the same wavelength, and now they could communicate whether she wanted it or not.
Amusement and challenge slid into his gaze. “You’ll not only say it, Dani. You’ll beg me for it.”
In the war between good and evil, sometimes the biggest battles take place inside the soul…and the heart.
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione, comes CIPHER, a passionate and spellbinding novella from the Demonica Underworld Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione comes a new story in her Demonica Underworld series…
It’s been seven months since Cipher, an Unfallen angel who straddled a razor thin line between good and evil, woke up in hell with a new set of wings, a wicked pair of fangs, and a handler who’s as beautiful as she is dangerous. As a laid-back cyber-specialist who once assisted guardian angels, he’d been in a prime position to earn back his halo. But now, as a True Fallen forced to use his talents for malevolence, he must fight not only his captors and his sexy handler, but the growing corruption inside him…before the friends searching for him become his enemies and he becomes his own worst nightmare.
Lyre is a fallen angel with a heart full of hate. When she’s assigned to ensure that Cipher carries out their boss’s orders, she sees an opportunity to take revenge on those who wronged her. All she has to do is appeal to Cipher’s burgeoning dark side. But the devastatingly handsome fellow True Fallen has other ideas — sexy ideas that threaten to derail all Lyre’s plans and put them in the path of an approaching hell storm.
Danger and desire explode, even as Cipher and Lyre unravel a sinister plot that will fracture the underworld and send shockwaves into Heaven itself…
**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do. **
“Ione has made a major name for herself with her amazing Demonica series.” ~ Romantic Times Book Reviews
Lilliana inhaled a shaky breath as she
stood on the portal pad inside Sheoul-gra, the symbols engraved into the stone
glowing hotly. A breeze swirled around her, rattling the leaves on the
perpetually blooming citrus trees and bringing their tangy and sweet scents to
her nose. Grassy lawns stretched for acres, broken by babbling streams and worn
paths — and the occasional ancient Greek column or demonic statue that rose
into the featureless gray sky.
Several yards away, a fountain that once
ran with blood splashed crystal water onto pavers leading to outbuildings that
housed dozens of Unfallen angels and Memitim. And beyond the fountain,
Azagoth’s palace towered over all, its pale walls gleaming.
Relief sifted through her, temporarily
replacing her nervousness. The realm was attuned to Azagoth’s moods, and she
wasn’t sure what she’d have done if she’d come back to find the kind of decay
and evil that had once held court here.
The Grim Reaper’s realm could be beautiful
but disconcerting; look, but not too closely, touch, but don’t feel.
Her gut turned over, and inside her rounded
belly, the baby stirred as if sensing the return of her anxiety.
Except that anxiety was too mellow a
word for what she was experiencing. Really, she was flat-out terrified, mere
moments away from seeing her husband for the first time in months. For the
first time since she’d left him.
And he didn’t have a clue that she was
She almost regretted telling Reaver that
she didn’t need him to accompany her down here when he’d flashed her from
Ares’s Greek island to the outer portal. She should have at least allowed
Maleficent, a hellhound that had shadowed her everywhere on the island, to come
with her. The hound had refused to leave her side until Cara distracted the
beast long enough for Lilliana to get away. She was going to miss the
moose-sized canine, but Cara assured her that Mal would find her if the
hellhound had bonded with her.
Lilliana was going to have a hard enough
time trying to explain bringing home a baby, let alone a pet that ate people.
Resting her palm on her baby bump, she
stepped off the landing pad and started toward the palace, her heart pounding
wildly. Azagoth would have sensed her presence by now.
Before that thought even faded, the skin on
the back of her neck tingled, and she stopped in her tracks.
He was here.
He was behind her.
She should turn around and face him. But
damn, she wasn’t ready for this.
Closing her eyes, she let out a long,
ragged breath, and when she spoke, she could only manage a whisper. “Azagoth.”
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We are thrilled to be bringing you the release of CHASING VENGEANCE by New York Times bestselling author Katie Reus. CHASING VENGEANCE is the latest book in the Redemption Harbor romantic suspense series – be sure to grab your copy today!
About CHASING VENGEANCE
From USA Today bestselling author Katie Reus comes the final story in the explosive Redemption Harbor series where sparks fly and so do bullets…
Wanting her means putting a target on her back…
Layla’s taste in men runs toward the epic side of awful. With one murderous ex-fiancé already behind her, she’s attempting to start over in Redemption Harbor with the help of her bestie, Nova. And wine. Lots of wine. The very thing that helps her make another epic mistake—trying to kiss Xavier, one of her newest friends. So what if he’s sexy, funny, and has completely taken over her fantasies? Relationships and Layla don’t mix. And Xavier is clearly not interested anyway.
But it’s too late to walk away…
Any good hitman has no business forging a personal life…no matter how great the temptation. And Xavier is an exceptionally good hitman, with a long list of enemies. Even if Layla could somehow look past his profession, he’d never put her in jeopardy. But everyone has their breaking point—and when Layla accepts a date with someone else, Xavier’s possessiveness is unleashed. The greater the risk, the sweeter the reward…until Xavier’s sweet Layla is used against him by someone from his past. Now he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her from the enemy hunting her from the shadows.
“Did he kiss
you?” he demanded, unable to let it go.
“So what if he
did? Maybe I kissed him,” she snapped. “Maybe I put on a little strip show for
him to the tune of ‘American Woman’! Maybe I let him touch—”
He cut off her
words as he crushed his mouth to hers. Xavier didn’t want to know if she’d done
anything with her date. He didn’t care. Okay, he fucking cared , but if she’d
done anything with that guy, it didn’t matter. The only thing that mattered was
completely possessing her right now and wiping the memory of any other man from
her mind forever.
She moaned into
his mouth, her fingers digging into his shoulders as she jumped up, wrapping
her legs around him. The way she clung to him surprised the hell out of him.
She should probably call him out for being a jackass and showing up at her
place at midnight.
His erection was
hard between his legs, pressing against
his abdomen, pulsing with need. She had to feel his reaction to her—and this
was all for her. His entire body thrummed with energy, with the desire to
thrust deep inside her over and over.
They needed to
get to a flat surface. He desperately needed to taste all of her. To hear her
moans of pleasure as she came against his mouth.
possessed with the need to have Layla even as he told himself this was insane.
But as his tongue teased against hers, all common sense scattered like grains
of sand at the beach. There was nothing else in the world but him and Layla.
Nothing but right now.
And he needed to
see her naked. Needed to taste her everywhere. Earlier tonight, in that dress,
she’d looked incredible. Mouthwatering. And he’d wanted nothing more than to
strip it from her body, to kiss and tease every inch of her. Now he was going
to get the chance to imprint himself on her forever.
“Clothes off,” he
rasped out as he pulled back from her mouth, his breathing harsh.
She blinked at
him, her expression as dazed as he felt. “What?” she whispered.
“I want to see
you naked. Now.” His voice sounded guttural, uneven. His words weren’t even
particularly dirty, but her cheeks heated up. Oh hell. He’d misread things.
They needed to slow down now. “This is too fast—”
“No, I want this.
I’m just…wrapping my head around this. Us.”
That was all he
needed to hear. He grasped the hem of her shirt and tugged it over her head. He
hadn’t come here for this. He’d come here to warn her away from that guy, but…
Hell, maybe he had come here for exactly this. He couldn’t lie to himself. He
needed her like he needed his next breath.
About KATIE REUS
Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, and IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it.
However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. Her book Avenger’s Heat recently won the Georgia RWA Maggie Award for Excellence in the fantasy/paranormal category.
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A second chance romance.
What happens when you fall for the boy next door?
Bea Norwood had the market on normal.
Drama free life? Check.
A single-mother who doubled as her confidant and partner in crime? Check.
A neighbor and best friend she trusted more than anyone? Check.
But that was until the day her mother remarried. The day that changed everything.
When her best friend’s cousin, Liam Falcon, is sent to live with his aunt and uncle to clean up his act, Bea finds herself falling for the boy next door. With their hearts so infinitely entwined, Bea turns to Liam as her only escape from her new step-brother’s daily torment at home. Bea thought their love could conquer anything. But she was wrong. Love was for fools, and she was the biggest fool of them all. When Liam left Lakeport, he took her heart with him, shattering the organ to pieces.
Six years later, Liam takes a trip back to Lakeport to visit his family, and to see HER.
His first love.
The girl who holds his heart.
The same girl who shattered it six years ago without looking back.
Liam is hell-bent on seeing Bea again after six years, but what he finds tears his heart in half. Bea Norwood is a shell of the girl he fell in love with. Underneath the baggy clothes, and pale skin, he knows she’s still in there somewhere, he just needs to find her.
Liam will stop at nothing to win his girl back, but sometimes, ignorance is bliss, and Liam isn’t prepared for Bea’s truth.
S.M. Soto was born and raised in Northern California where she currently resides with her son. Her love for reading began when she was a young girl, and has only continued to grow into adulthood. S.M. lives for reading books in the romance genre and writing novels with relatable characters. She refers to herself as a bit of a romance junkie. S.M. loves to connect with readers and eat copious of donuts that will surely lead to her demise (carbs are life).
We are thrilled to be bringing you the release of MINE TO PROTECT by Kennedy L. Mitchell. MINE TO PROTECT is a brand new standalone romantic suspense you don’t want to miss – be sure to grab your copy today!
About MINE TO PROTECT
Recruited to the FBI Cas Mathews has one focus – catch the killer. That’s until officer Alta Johnson shoves her way on to the team, making him fantasize about the delicious curves she hides beneath her park ranger uniform. Alta’s natural beauty catches his immediate attention, but the strength behind her fierce gaze is what holds him captive – demanding he learns more about her.
As the team grows close, the serial killer shifts focus putting them all in danger. Cas should walk away before their sizzling attraction distracts him and gets them both killed. But as the threat pushes Cas and Alta closer, the temptation turns too hot for either to resist.
With their focus diverted the threat zeroes in, catching everyone off guard. Figuring out the players in the killer’s cat and mouse game is key to Alta’s survival. Cas swore he would protect her but with the clues carefully hidden, can he figure it out before Alta disappears for good?
Mine to Protect is a standalone, romantic thriller novel based in the beautiful mountains of the Rocky Mountain National Park.
Kennedy lives in Dallas with her husband, son, and 80lb Goldendoodle who still believes he’s a lap dog. A bookworm at heart, Kennedy loves to snuggle up in bed or by the campfire with an unputdownable book. She began writing two years ago with Falling for the Chance and has no plans of stopping. Her novels are witty, action-packed, and offer enough steam for a great facial. If you like strong heroines and sexy, tattooed men who can’t keep their hands off them, then this author is the one for you.
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Today we have the release blitz of M.H.B.’s Invisible Masterpiece! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!
Title: Invisible Masterpiece
Genre: Contemporary Romance
About Invisible Masterpiece:
My name is Sage Cross.
I’ve got it all—the man, the money, the mastered dream.
I wasn’t supposed to fall for him. Jacob Storm—Manhattan’s well-known womanizer. It was worth it, though.
The world came at us. Against us.
But I’ve worked too hard to lose it all. To get to where I always wanted to be.
Would our love unite us? Or would our empire crumble to the ground—two broken people who know nothing about love succumbing to its perfect poison—darkness.
I walked up in front of him, trapping myself between his legs. “My zipper please,” I whispered into his ear.
He shook his head, pressing it against my stomach. I reached for his hair, tugging gently, leaving my hands at his nape. “What’s wrong?”
“You strong, strong woman,” he said kissing my tummy. I knew where this was going. I wasn’t ready to talk more about it, to talk about how everything made me feel. My feelings, my love for him, were overpowering all my other feelings.
Hate, anger, sadness, loneliness, disgust, shame.
All replaced by one powerful thing: love.
“Not tonight,” he said, hands on my hips as his eyes met mine.
“But I need you.” My voice was so low, I wasn’t sure he heard me.
“It’s been a rough night…”
“What’s the difference? I hope you’re not going to pity me and see me as this fragile little thing now.”
“You, fragile? Gorgeous, the world could be yours if you wanted it.”
“Well then what’s the problem? If we’re going to have sex tomorrow—why not tonight?” I crossed my arms like a petulant child.
I wanted him—needed him. We should be celebrating.
For as rough as tonight had been, all the ups and downs of the day, I wanted to celebrate my new life with him, far from my father, and with one more bastard down in his grave.
“The difference is that you can’t see the look on your face right now, Sage. Like you’ve seen a ghost, all because you went down memory lane.” He kissed my hand and got up, placing his tie properly on the corner chair. Then he walked to the bed, lifting the covers while I stood motionless, debating how to get in his pants tonight.
“Come. Dodo time,” the corner of his eyes wrinkled.
This frustrating man.
He wasn’t going to budge—I just knew.
And he was right. I was tired, beat, and utterly exhausted. Drained to the point of being able to sleep through the next century, no doubt. The heaviness of tonight’s news tugged at my heart, pressing on it, suffocating me like two defibrillators were holding my heart hostage.
But being surrounding by Jacob always managed to make everything better, to reduce the suffering, to repair the damage, tissue by tissue, piece by piece. Flesh by flesh.
He removed his white dress shirt, looking me dead in the eye. I couldn’t get a read on him. His poker face was on. Earlier tonight when I’d told him about my past, his jaw had been tight to the point I thought it might crack. That same stoic, emotionless expression covered his dazzling face now.
He looked like a god with his disheveled hair, the result of continuously tugging on it earlier. His tall, muscled frame shaped with the tip of an artist’ pen, strove for a level of unattainable beauty that most men could only dream of.
M . H . B . graduated law from a Canadian University. She loves spending time with her partner and her dog. She has a passion for animals and loves the simple things in life: chocolate, music, books, sunny days, and overall wellness. When she is not writing, her mind is in another world with a book in hand.