I've read Back to Life and Back to reality so I'm super excited about the release of Back to December. The fact that this series is now in a box set is even better! I love Danielle Allen's love stories, but this was the first series that I read from her and I've loved her since! I highly recommend.
You may or may not know this, but I'm a sucker for holidays! So in honor of Labor Day, I've been cooking up a little surprise. In conjunction with the release of the third book in the Jaded Hearts Club Series, I've also updated the first two covers to give the series a sleeker, sexier look. I LOVED my previous covers, but I didn't feel like they conveyed the high drama and salacious content of Jade's Story. So here we go...
Now these are sexy! Ok, so I might be a lil bit biased. In any case, Jade's story is complete. It's been complete for a while, but I took Only Her Heart and broke it up into two books. I know, I know, readers hate this, BUT I had to do it. OHH ended up at around 100k, and while that's a nice good length for a novel, Jade's drama was too much for some readers who loved the story but felt worn out at the end. There was just too much emotional drama going on in one story. So... if you read OHH when it first released in 2013, and you know what happens in Jamaica, then Forever Her Heart isn't a new release to you, and Stealing His Heart will be your next read. However, if you've read the Only Her Heart that ends with her trip to Brazil, then this is a new release to you.
For a while, I thought I was done with Jaded Hearts, but thankfully I've been bitten by writer's bug (the opposite of writer's block) and I'm ready to keep going with these characters. Stealing His Heart will be new content, but written from Julian and John's point of view. Remember them? Then you know it's going to be juicy!
Little Red Riding Hood is all grown up and she has a score to settle. She hunts evil creatures for a living, all the while searching for the wolf who killed her grandma. Little does she know that the Big Bad Wolf has his own plans for her. She's got allies in strange places, and one special shifter that will rock her world FOREVER! This fairy tale is heavy on the sugar AND the SPICE!
My name is Red…and I kill things for a living.
I was never supposed to fall in love. All I knew was hate, fighting, and killing—and I did those things very well. That bastard of a wolf stole the only person in the world who ever meant anything to me...and losing her broke something inside of me. That was until I met Lowell...and suddenly I didn't know what was up or down, who I could trust, or why the one man who made my heart beat again would hide a dangerous secret from me. In the end, would my hate cause me to crash and burn, or could I redeem myself of all the wrong I’ve done?
OLIVIA LINDEN & LETEISHA NEWTON
RELEASE DATE JULY 27TH
Little Red Riding Hood is all grown up and she has a score to settle. She hunts evil creatures for a living, all the while searching for the wolf who killed her grandma. Little does she know that the Big Bad Wolf has his own plans for her. She's got allies in strange places, and one special shifter that will rock her world FOREVER! This fairytale is heavy on the sugar AND the SPICE!
He's finally here!
JACK the final installation in the Corporate Hitman Series is now live! Everything has been building up to this ending. Jack wants his revenge, but he doesn't expect to find love. Find out how he attempts to get even with the man who dared to f**k with the Hitmen! Available on Amazon <-----
Straight Flushed by Emerson Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
First, can we talk about the cover? After reading Straight Flushed I love the cover even more. I think it suits the story in a brilliant way.
Diana is a tough and ballsy heroine, but she is also very down to earth and likeable. Relatable. While her outward actions were always confident, she had realistic doubts and concerns. Not that I read books for a dose of reality, but sometimes it's hard to read about a tough feisty person who never has fear. But I'm rambling. lol
The plot was suspenseful and the pace of the story was excellent. I loved they way her personal life was woven throughout the dangerous action scenes. I also enjoyed her sexy partner, Vance. (He's also a hottie, but shhh) The book has a very sexy feel to it.
This is one of those stories that make you feel like it's happening around you. When I was finished, I thought about the characters for days. I can't wait for the sequel!
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Excerpt from SCRATCH (Corporate Hitman Vol.2)
He needed to do something. Pacing the length of his office wasn’t helping Scratch to calm down, and his brand new Italian loafers were hurting his feet. He was still fired up from his exchange with Monica and her sidekick. It was bad enough that she left him in bed feeling like a whore, but her lack of acknowledgment when she was in his office was too much.
Yeah, he knew all about karma and knew he had it coming since that was how he treated his lovers in the past, but he thought things were different this time. At least he felt different, and he was almost sure that Monica felt the same way. It was in her eyes, the way she kissed him, and something else he couldn’t put his fingers on. But he’d felt it. So for her to completely blow him off was a problem. His feelings were a fucking problem.
Being with her—being intimate with her, had ignited something that set his internal wiring askew. His nights were spent sitting up and staring at the walls while he abused himself with memories of how she felt. Questions of what he could have done wrong, or what he could do to change things ruled his thoughts. Rejection wasn’t in his vocabulary. It never happened before, or he never cared enough for it to matter.
So as he made one last lap behind his desk, feeling like a dope fiend that was days late on their next hit, his anger hit a dangerous peak. Years of programming had taught him to handle situations like this with his hands. He wanted to follow the two agents down to their car, punch Axe in his face, and take Monica somewhere, anywhere, as long as she would talk to him. The silence was killing him more than the desire he had to kiss and hold her.
Thinking about the way Axe had disparaged her enraged him. When Scratch looked on his desk and saw the folders holding the account information that he couldn’t use, he lost it. Snapped. The chair that he had ordered, special request, was kicked until it toppled over and one of the padded leather arms cracked in half. Then he kicked it completely out of the way and set his sights on his desk. He scooped up all the papers and files and shoved them in his trash bin. Fuck recycling. His computer had the misfortune of an email notification coming in at just that moment. The ping agitated his already frazzled senses and he swept the entire desktop onto the ground. And it wasn’t enough.
The walls felt like they were closing in on him. It had been that way for a while, but he always found a way to breathe. Drinking worked. Fucking was better. Except now, the one person he wanted to have sex with was treating him like he meant nothing. The thought of going back to his thoughtless existence made him feel like he was going to suffocate. He yanked and tugged at the knot of his tie until it loosened its hold around his neck—gulping in a deep breaths of air as if he was drowning.
“Fuck!” The roar accompanied a pounded fist to his desk. Scratch couldn’t remember the last time he’d felt so helpless. The first time he allowed himself to want something, and this is where it got him. He felt like a complete ass. Hadn’t his plan been to seduce her in order to throw her off balance? Instead, he was the one who was all jacked up. The thought was almost laughable.
Scratch knew he had a choice. He could fall back into his old routine. He could go back to the pretend world of being an accountant by day and a playboy at night. Or, he could fight. He could trust the part of him that believed her words, and believed what he saw shining in her eyes when she looked at him over that candlelit table. No, he didn’t have to accept things the way they were, and he wasn’t going to.
Just as he made up his mind to go confront Monica and straighten things out, his office door swung open. Jack strolled in, looking around at the visible destruction without any expression of shock or concern.
“Taking a late lunch?” He looked at Scratch, glancing down to his hand that held his keys and to the jacket flung over his arm.
“I’ve got to take care of something,” Scratch grunted as he moved to brush past his friend. Jack calmly held out his arm, barring the other man from passing him.
“Looks like you have a situation right here that needs attention.” Jack cocked his head to the side at the smashed computer monitor on the floor.
“Something more important.” The two men stared each other down. When it was clear that Jack wasn’t going to budge on his stance, Scratch swore again, and launched his jacket across the room.
“Look,” Jack said as he closed the door and leaned his back against it. “I don’t know what’s going on, but I do know that if you don’t pull it together you’re going to make things worse than they already are. Where were you headed anyway?”
Scratch looked up to the ceiling as if it held the answers to all his problems and then shrugged before answering. “I need to straighten something out. That’s all.”
He wasn’t trying to be vague, but they both knew that certain conversations couldn’t be had within the walls of Hawk Global. Jack nodded his head in acceptance, already seeing that Scratch had calmed down considerably.
“Why don’t you take off? I’ll have someone take care of,” he gestured towards Scratch’s aftermath. “your mess.”
Scratch just nodded and waited for Jack to move so that he could walk out. Going straight home was not an option. While he may have regained some of his composure, he hadn’t lost the urge to pummel something, and the punching bag at the gym was calling his name.
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Book Title: Finding Us Author: Debra Presley Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: March 2015 Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions Cover Designed by: Cover Me, DarlingPop star Abby Murphy has fame and fortune and handsome boyfriend and guitarist, Sean. That changes the night she finds him in the arms of another woman. But Sean won't accept the breakup, and she soon finds out he's working with her mother, who's also her manager, to keep him in her good graces. As Sean ratchets up his threats against her, Abby turns to her bodyguard, Danny Nucci, who will do everything in his power to keep her safe. But when Abby realizes her feelings for Danny run much deeper than she'd like, she pushes him away as much to keep her own independence as to protect him from Sean's machinations. When Abby finally finds the strength to confront all that is wrong with her life, she seeks refuge with Danny, but is it too late? Has she pushed him away one too many times for him to trust her now? Or can he put his own demons aside to help repair them both? a Rafflecopter giveaway
Book Title: Deeper Author: Allyn Lesley Genre: Romantic Suspense Hosted by: Book Enthusiast PromotionsEverything Avianna Linton thought she knew was shattered in one traffic stop. With her life turned upside down, she flees to the bright lights of New York City hoping for anonymity and a new life. Rising from nothing, Noah Adams holds onto his power and control with a bone-crushing grip. No one dared challenge his authority until her... Avi’s disdain for Noah is barely contained, and Noah does everything he can to restrain himself—a concept he has little experience with. There’s more between the two than either of them realize. A force looms near, hovering with deadly precision and motivated solely by revenge. Avi wonders who her new friends truly are and if she’s already in too deep. Noah, accustomed to getting what he wants, will do whatever it takes to draw Avi's in deeper. Deeper is an interracial romantic suspense novel by new author Allyn Lesley.
Noah Adams Age: 33 years old Occupation: CEO, Accipiere LLC Background: He makes no apologies for who he is.
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Title of Series:
The Vamp Experience Series
Title of Books:
The Teaser (The Vamp Experience Series Series #1)
AfterPlay (The Vamp Experience Series #2)
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Thriller/Erotic Suspense
Release Date: November 23, 2013 (The Teaser)
The Teaser Book
"The life you lead when death is at a short bend around the corner is not for the cautious."
Reegan Barcel, the sole heir to her father's fortune, is a free-spirit who lives without boundaries and responsibilities. When Reegan is given tragic news about her health, she creates a fantasy bucket list of all the erotic (an not so erotic) things she wants to accomplish. She toys with the idea of completing the list with Emile Garcin, the man in her life, but he balks at the chance.
An ominous encounter with an employee of Executive Suites (a company that fulfills adult fantasies) provides her with an attractive alternative that she can't refuse.
As she becomes submersed in the experience provided by Executive Suites, she quickly realizes that what she thought was real, wasn't, and what she wanted, may not have been what she needed.
Reegan's "experience" falls far from what she expected, and even further from reality.
"Sometimes it pays in happiness to be oblivious"
3 months ago, Reegan Barcel signed up with Executive Suites (an adult wish fulfillment company) to have all her erotic fantasies fulfilled. What she received was a whole lot more than she bargained for.
When Reegan's health prevents her from continuing her travels with her enigmatic, gorgeous new husband (and "Experience Creator") Calind Glace, they return to her hometown.
When a "friend" reappears in her life, and Calind inadvertently reveals more about who (or what) he is, Reegan's life hits a terminal spin cycle.
As the secrets about her and the people closest to her are revealed, her erotic fantasy...is about to become a nightmare.
I WRITE THE LOVE STORIES - NOT ROMANCES
Iâve been creating my own little world since I was very young. When I was eight years old, I began to bring those worlds to life with pen and paper.
Although Iâve had a few short hiatuses, writing has been of passion of mine for many years. I've always viewed my writing as a hobby or a purgative process; I never thought to share my very personal works with anyone outside of my family. Now, Iâm taking the plunge and self-publishing my works. Iâm very excited and apprehensive about the opportunity to share my work with people who may enjoy it.
While I write across genres (I find it hard to stick to one genre), I do have an archetype when it comes to the female protagonist â they have to have certain brand of strength and layered personalities. There will often be a lot of darkness and depth to my stories, because I'm intrigued by characters who are thrust into "dark" situations that explore their psyche.
Writing Science Fiction/Fantasy is my first love. If there is one thing for sure, I'm a bit of a misfit when it comes to Romance. I don't feel that I write romances, thus the tagline. I prefer gritty love stories, where the protagonist isn't necessarily the girl next door, or the girl you encounter in everyday life. In other words, I don't tend to write characters who are easy to fall in love with.
The elements that will be common in my stories are: depth, controversy, thought-provoking and complex plots, and misfit characters. If literature that appeals to your senses and pushes your boundaries intrigues you, then I sincerely hope you enjoy the journey.
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It’s that time of the year where we celebrate our love for characters of color in romantic fiction in the Color of Love Blog Hop.
When people ask me why I write Interracial Romance, it's sometimes hard for me to answer. I don't look at IR as a 'thing'. Yes, I do understand the nuances of our society where everything that is a somehow considered 'different' or not 'mainstream' are given labels to highlight the variances. The color of my lover's skin was different. Our cultures may have been different, but the feelings of love and passion were not. As a Jamaican American, my culture is always going to be 'different' than my lover if he is not Jamaican, even if we share the same race or luxuriant skin tones. So I write IR because if these relationships are considered such a taboo, then I want the world to see that IR love is just as beautiful and all-encompassing as any other love. If you are new to Interracial Romance, I hope you take a tour of the hop, and see what IR means to these other terrific authors.
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“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
― Albert Einstein