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Your Inescapable Love

Today we have the release blitz of Your Inescapable Love by Layla Hagen! Grab your copy today and enter Layla’s giveaway today!     lhyourinescapablelovebookcover6x9_bw_high   About Your Inescapable Love: *A new sizzling friends-to-lovers romance from a USA TODAY Best-selling Author* *This book is a stand-alone. Each book in The Bennett Family series will follow a different couple.*   Max Bennett was nine years old the first time he met Emilia. The two formed a tight friendship that lasted for years until she moved away. Now, years later, Max enjoys a successful career, and his brilliant business sense helped him take his family’s company to the next level. Max loves his life: carefree and fun. He has everything he wants and does not intend to settle down anytime soon (even though his family might have other ideas). But when a chance encounter brings him face-to-face with Emilia, he starts questioning everything. The girl he last saw years ago has grown into a beautiful woman with sensual curves and a smile he can’t get out of his mind. Their chemistry is sizzling, and between old memories and new challenges, the two form an undeniable connection.   Emilia Campbell has a lot on her plate, taking care of her sick grandmother. Still, the twenty-eight-year-old physical therapist faces everything with a smile on her face and a positive attitude. The one area in her life where she’s not too optimistic is love. After practically being left at the altar, Emilia has sworn off men. Until the childhood friend she hero-worshiped and hasn’t quite forgotten steps into her clinic. Max is every bit the troublemaker she remembers, only now he has a body to drool over and a smile to melt her panties. Not that she intends to do the former, or let the latter happen. They are both determined not to cross the boundaries of friendship. But as they spend more time together, their chemistry spirals out of control. Can Emilia trust her childhood hero with the key to her heart and accept she might have found her one true love?     Itunes:     series-banner   Your Irresistible Love (The Bennett Family Series, Book 1): Amazon US: Amazon UK: iBooks Store: Nook (Barnes and Noble): Kobo: Google Play: The AUDIO version: Amazon: lhyourinescapableloveteasers1b Your Captivating Love (The Bennett Family Series, Book 2): Amazon: B&N: Apple: Kobo: Google Play: The AUDIO version: lhyourinescapableloveteasers3b Your Forever Love (The Bennett Family Series, Book 3): Amazon: B&N: Apple: Kobo: Google Play: The AUDIO version:   lhyourinescapablelovebookcover3d1             About Layla Hagen: author-photo I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later. I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world. And I drink coffee. Lots of it     Links: Website: Facebook: Twitter:   lhyourinescapableloveteasers2b Enter Layla’s Giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Max Bennett and Emilia Campbell rekindle their friendship after several years apart, while they are happy to see each other again, both are wary of the chemistry between them. Together, they catch up on history and the childhood memories, and life goes on. While Max is sure that he is really attracted to Emilia, he is unsure if he wants to test their friendship by going romantic.

Things have been tough for poor Emilia, first her grandmother’s mental state was deteriorating, then she was jilted at the alter. Forgive her if she has been wary of a new relationship. As Max tries to convince her that she is the one for him, Emilia has reservations.

Your Inescapable Love is another one of Layla Hagen’s amazing Bennett family series, although it can be read as a standalone, it is better with the others. You get to meet the Bennett Brood, and their respective love stories. So far I enjoy the stories, because they are unique and not much repetition. Family love is not and should not be the barrier to finding true love. 

Really great story to read.

The Lost Codex


Today we are celebrating the release of THE LOST CODEX by Heather Lyons. This is the 4th, and final, book in The Collectors’ Society series. Be sure to check out the buy links below for it and the previous books in the series.


THE LOST CODEX by Heather Lyons

(The Collectors’ Society, #4)


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Allies, once inseparable, splinter until they break apart.

An insidiousness carves its way through Wonderland, challenging the land’s very existence.

Battle lines will be drawn as pages, long languishing in darkness, are finally illuminated.

Swords will clash, blood will be spilled, and lives will be lost.

For what is written can still be erased.

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heather_front_headshot Heather Lyons is known for writing epic, heartfelt love stories often with a fantastical twist. From Young Adult to New Adult to Adult novels—one commonality in all her books is the touching, and sometimes heart-wrenching, romance. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.


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A bittersweet review for the Collector’s Society series, thank you to InkslingerPR for this wonderful journey and opportunity. Alice and Finn’s battle is far from over, with Wonderland in threat, stakes are higher than before.

Even though this is the last book of the series, it does not feel rushed. Heather Lyons had built everything to this moment, and bringing it down gently after an exciting climax. I definitely would love to read about The Queen of Heart’s story as separate, she does have an interesting background.

As Alice and Finn tries to save their world, their story from being erased completely, things get hairy as their enemies are stronger than they are. We know about the Piper, we know about the Thirteenth Witch, what we didn’t know is why the Queen of Hearts liaised herself with them.

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Suspense! Mysteries finally solved! If you are interested in reading this book, you would have to start with the Collector’s Society, the first book that takes you on this really psychedelic journey. If you love books, this series is definitely for you,  


Gosh, which villain next for the Collector’s Society? 

There are so many candidates! Such as Lannister family, Voldmort is dead so he doesn’t count (I would say the Malfroys though). how about that Elf Queen in Sarah Maas’s series huh? if I have to really pick one, probably be Lemony Snicket, if he is still alive, I cannot remember.

Dastardly, devious and downright funny, I think Mr. Snicket would provide some mind brain challenge for the society.

The Collectors’ Society Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia coming graphicWe are so excited to share Heather Lyons’ THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY ENCYCLOPEDIA with you today! THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY ENCYCLOPEDIA is a compendium to the Collectors’ Society Series and includes a wide range of character stories, facts and little known tidbits. It’s a must for the true collector in all of us. The books in The Collectors’ Society Series are Adult Romantic Fairy Tales, full of adventure and fantasy.


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If you are reading this dossier, you have been granted Level Three clearance within the Collectors’ Society. Included in these pages are snippets from multiple key agent files as well as those on persons of interest. Please keep in mind that this compendium is considered highly sensitive and is illegal to share with anyone outside of your clearance. It is not to be removed from the Institute.

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For those previously introduced to the mysterious Collectors’ Society and its mission, eager to discover more, The Collectors’ Society Encyclopedia is the perfect full-color companion piece to the series. Within are detailed entries elaborating upon various agents and employees as well as key villains suspected of targeting and destroying Timelines. Backstories, relationships, secrets, and clues are revealed alongside a thorough bibliography of important Timelines and their designations. Profiles are also included of the Institute in New York City as well as Wonderland. Society fans and lovers of classic literature will undoubtedly delight in unraveling the secrets that lay within these pages.

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Heather Lyons writes epic, heartfelt love stories and has always had a thing for words. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.





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His Wicked Desire

The Wicked Desire - BT bannerIt’s release day for Dawn Chartier’s His Wicked Desire! I am so excited to share this fantastic paranormal romance with you!! Check out the exclusive excerpt Dawn is sharing with us and be sure to enter her giveaway!!

About His Wicked Desire:

He’s found himself a wicked witch… Brye Morgeaux is a half-witch, half-warlock who always relied on her beauty-especially when it came to men. After a run-in with a particularly vicious warlock, Brye’s face is left scarred, forcing her to look to who she is on the inside. And what Brye finds is darker than anything she’d imagined… Then she’s handed a terrible ultimatum-join the warlock clan, or watch her family die. Josh Copeland has known the Morgeaux family for years, and has been waiting for the time when Brye would see him as something-anything-more than a friend. As she battles darkness from within and without, he realizes the woman he loves might just be her own worst, wicked enemy. Now Josh must find a way to show Brye who she really is…before she kills him.

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Even Josh had told her that in a heated argument a few years ago. The only reason your sisters offered you a partnership was because of your beauty. They know men can’t say no to you.
Damn Josh for planting that stupid thought. Sure, it was her job to wine and dine clients, but she’d liked to think it was because they liked what her company had to offer, and she was a great negotiator—not because of her looks.
Besides, there was one man who had said no. Maybe he’d forgotten all about it, but she hadn’t and never would. She shook her head. “It’s done. Put the pity party behind you and move on.”
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Dawn ChartierDawn might occasionally have a gator parked in her front yard there on the bayou, but it’s the snakes that really scare the bejeezus out of her. So instead, she tends to hole herself up with a good romance book, chocolate by the pound, or marathon tv viewing of Game of Thrones, Hell On Wheels, Downton Abbey, various home renovation shows and Supernatural—oh Dean. *swoons*
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Transcending Darkness

Transcending Darkness
Author: Airicka Phoenix
Publisher: Airicka Phoenix
Genre: romance, action, adult
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One: Sign the contract.
Juliette Romero had a debt to pay, a debt that wasn’t even hers. But it was the only way to keep her family safe and all she had to do was sell her body and soul to the devil. Killian McClary wasn’t called the Scarlet Wolf for nothing. He’d been the head of the McClary Organization since he was fifteen and had built a reputation for being a ruthless son of a bitch when it came to running the city’s underbelly, not to mention merciless when it came to punishing those who betray him. He didn’t believe in weaknesses. Only results. Juliette, with her shy smiles and hot little body was a weakness unlike any other and yet he was powerless to resist one more taste of her sweet flesh.
Two: Become his for a year.
When given the choice between her life or her body, what could Juliette possibly do, but submit to a man whose very name invoked fear in the hearts of others? She just never anticipated falling for his dark, hungry eyes and clever hands, or the way the beast in him made her feel oddly safe and cherished. But what will happen when Killian’s dark past finally catches up to him and threatens the woman he can no longer imagine himself without? What will happen when both sides find themselves caught in a web of passion, lies and broken promises? Can Juliette tame the wolf or will her love for him devour them both? Three: Don’t fall in love.
Boundaries will be crossed, loyalties will be tested and lives will be changed forever.
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Got this book via Inkslinger PR. The title is kind of cool, but the synopsis was the main reason I had requested to join this blog tour. Juliette Romero’s life has been turned upside down since the death of her father, and loan sharks coming to reclaim their money.

Since then, Juliette has been working three jobs so she could repay it, and prevent her little sister Viola from being taken away. The story starts of pitiful enough, poor Juliette begging Arlo to extend the time… 

It was a chance meet that Scarlet Wolf, Killian McClary showed up when Arlo was about to take Juliette as payment of her default. Things got complicated and now Killian has a problem in his hands. This possessive guy now has to figure out how to keep himself happy while keeping an innocent girl safe from harm, because in his line of work, no one is truly safe. 

As a mature book, the sex scenes are steamy and good. However it is Killian that stole the show for me. Mainly because of his complicated character, along with Juliette, they make a great pair of psychos (trust me on this). Actually, most of the main characters in the book have to see a shrink at some point… not that I mind.

What I like about this book: sex scenes, internal struggles and Juliette can make friends with anyone. 
What I do not like about this book: the fact that it had ended too soon =(


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Self-proclaimed romance addict, Airicka Phoenix lives in a world where unicorns, fairies and mermaids run amok through her home on a daily basis. When she’s not chasing after pixies and rounding up imps, also known as her four children, she can be found conjuring imaginary friends to play with. Airicka is the prolific author of over eighteen novels for those who crave strong, female leads, sexy alpha heroes and out of control desires. She’s a multi genre author who writes young adult, new adult and adult contemporary and paranormal romance.

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Dragon King Review

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We are thrilled to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Donna Grant’s DRAGON KING! DRAGON KING is a novella in Donna’s Dark Kings Series brought to you by the team at 1001 Dark Nights! Grab your copy today!


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DRAGON KING – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

August 26th

Penny for My Thoughts – Review

JB’s Book Obsession – Excerpt

She Hearts Books – Review

Pages Abound – Excerpt

August 27th

Read Your Writes – Excerpt

Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt

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21st Century Once Upon A Times – Review & Excerpt

August 28th

What Is That Book About – Excerpt

Oh My Shelves – Excerpt

I can’t help where my mind goes – Review

My Golden Reads – Review & Excerpt

August 29th

Ali’s Reviews and Morr – Review & Excerpt

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt

Oh My Growing TBR – Excerpt

August 30th

Adventures in Writing – Excerpt

Little Read Riding Hood – Review & Excerpt

Books That Hook – Review

Jen’s Reading Obsession – Excerpt

August 31st

Romancing the Readers – Review

SofiaLovesReading – Review

Home Is Where the Wine Is Book Blog – Review

September 1st

Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt

Romance Bytes – Excerpt

Literary Misfit – Review & Excerpt

Books and Warpaint – Review & Excerpt

September 2nd

Boundless Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Love Affair With Fiction – Excerpt

Kelsey’s Corner Time – Review

The Book Disciple – Excerpt

September 3rd

Revenge of the Feels – Review & Excerpt

Roxy’s Reviews – Excerpt

Reading in Pajamas – Review & Excerpt

My World of Books – Review

September 4th

Once Upon An Alpha – Review

Confessions of a Bookfreak – Review

Sultry, Steamy Reading – Review

Amour’s Books – Review & Excerpt

    About DRAGON KING: A Dark Kings Novella: A Woman on a Mission Grace Clark has always done things safe. She’s never colored outside of the law, but she has a book due and has found the perfect spot to break through her writer’s block. Or so she thinks. Right up until Arian suddenly appears and tries to force her away from the mountain. Unaware of the war she just stumbled into, Grace doesn’t just discover the perfect place to write, she finds Arian—the most gorgeous, enticing, mysterious man she’s ever met. A King with a Purpose Arian is a Dragon King who has slept away centuries in his cave. Recently woken, he’s about to leave his mountain to join his brethren in a war when he’s alerted that someone has crossed onto Dreagan. He’s ready to fight . . . until he sees the woman. She’s innocent and mortal—and she sets his blood aflame. He recognizes the danger approaching her just as the dragon within him demands he claim her for his own…     donna_grant_newAbout Donna Grant: Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae. She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.  

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A novella that I am unlikely to forget, I want more. Dragon King is about Arian and Grace, bound together by fate. It took some divine intervention for Grace Clark to land into the cave of Arian, a dragon king. 

Although short, I enjoyed every moment of it. I love how Arian was fighting within himself, trying to find out if Grace Clark is really an innocent chick with a phobia, or a spy sent by the enemies. Which enemy, he loathes to find out. 

This hot and sexy book uses magic to bind you, and then you will be eaten alive by a dragon… joke. But this novella is worth a read, I have spent many hours fantasizing how Arian would look like after this, but since I am a crappy artist I shall spare you the pain of looking at my drawings.

Thanks to the author for writing the book, and Inkslinger for letting me read it. 


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Rage/ Killian

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We are thrilled to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright’s RAGE/KILLIAN! RAGE/KLLIAN are TWO novellas in the Bayou Heat Series and part of the always fantastic 1001 Dark Nights. This amazing book with TWO novellas in it releases on August 11th! Make sure you grab your copy today!



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August 12th

I Heart YA Books – Excerpt

She Hearts Books – Review

Pages Abound – Excerpt

Books and Warpaint – Review

August 13th

What Is That Book About – Excerpt

Oh My Shelves – Excerpt

Vampire Book Club – Excerpt

Roxy’s Reviews – Excerpt

August 14th

Books That Hook – Excerpt

Angel’s Guilty Pleasures – Excerpt

SofiaLovesReading – Review

Sultry, Steamy Reading – Excerpt

August 15th

Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt

Diane’s Book Blog – Excerpt

August 16th

Dark Faerie Tales – Review & Excerpt

Penny For My Thoughts – Review

The Book Disciple – Review & Excerpt

August 17th

I can’t help where my mind goes – Review

Romancing the Readers – Excerpt

August 18th

Obsessive Reading Disorder – Review & Excerpt

A girl and her book – Review & Excerpt

Jen’s Reading Obsession – Excerpt


August 19th

Boundless Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Coast to Coast Book Besties – Review & Excerpt

Kelsey’s Corner Time – Review

August 20th

A Fortress of Books – Review & Excerpt

Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt

Confessions of a Bookfreak – Review

August 21st

Evermore Books – Review & Excerpt

Once Upon An Alpha – Review

Literary Misfit – Review & Excerpt

JB’s Book Obsession – Excerpt


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Rage might be an aggressive Hunter by nature, but the gorgeous male has never had a problem charming the females. All except Lucie Gaudet. Of course, the lovely Geek is a born troublemaker, and it was no surprise to Rage when she was kicked out of the Wildlands.

But now the Pantera need a first-class hacker to stop the potential destruction of their people. And it’s up to Rage to convince Lucie to help. Can the two forget the past—and their sizzling attraction—to save the Pantera?


Gorgeous, brutal, aggressive, and human, Killian O’Roarke wants only two things: to get rid of the Pantera DNA he’s been infected with, and get back to the field. But the decorated Army Ranger never bargained on meeting the woman—the female—of his dreams on his mission to the Wildlands.

Rosalie lost her mate to a human, and now the Hunter despises them all. In fact, she thinks they’re good for only one thing: barbeque. But this one she’s guarding is testing her beliefs. He is proud and kind, and also knows the pain of loss. But in a time of war between their species, isn’t any chance of love destined for destruction?


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Alexandra Ivy is a New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author. From Alexandra: “I’m not exactly sure when I fell in love with books. Probably on my mother’s knee listening to her read Dr. Seuss to me. I do remember that I was barely old enough to cross the street by myself when I discovered the delights of the local library.

Could anything be more wonderful than spending summer days surrounded by stacks of Nancy Drew mysteries? Over the years I fell in love with Victoria Holt, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and J.R.R. Tolkien just to name a few. I read poetry, essays, biographies, and plays. In fact, I read anything I could get my hands on.

Years later (no, I’m not admitting how many) I’m still an avid reader, and my tastes are still as varied as they were in my youth, which I suppose helps to explain why I enjoy writing regency historicals under the name of Deborah Raleigh, as well as my contemporary paranormals as Alexandra Ivy. For now that is enough to keep me busy, but who knows what the future might hold!

I do have a few other loves in my life besides reading and writing, the most important being my unbelievably patient husband, David, and my two sons, Chance and Alexander. Without their constant support and belief in me, I never could have been able to follow my dreams. They are truly my heroes.

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Laura Wright is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. From Laura: “Unlike many of my peers in the writing world, I wasn’t a writer or a reader until I left high school. During my youth I was into theater, song and dance, commercials and boys. I loved romance surely, but I had never read a romance novel until my late teens. With that said, I remember the day I did like it was a moment ago – my aunt gave me the Jude Deveraux novel, Knight in Shining Armor and I couldn’t put it down until the very last word. Then I went straight to the library and got another – then another until I’d read everything she’d ever written. After that, it was McNaught, Howard, Schone, Kleypas, and the Silhouette line, Desire. I instantly loved those emotional, sexy reads, so much so that I began to carve out ideas for my own stories, themes that were unique to me and moved me. In 1997 I enrolled in UCLA extension writing classes, met my mentor and critique partners and since have never stopped writing. I was committed then and I still am now; the need to tell my own romantic stories a full on obsession. My first manuscript was rejected, and though the second one was as well the editor who’d rejected it wanted to see something else from me. I had something (note to authors; always keep working, even after you’ve sent in a proposal) and sent it right away. The day I got the call telling me Desire wanted to buy Cinderella and the Playboy was the best day of my life. That is until I married my husband, and had my two beautiful children. But I must say, writing is much like motherhood – tough, grueling, surprising, delicious and for me, a dream come true.”

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Due to a hitch in Amazon Kindle trying to mess with my Kindle settings, my book did not arrive on time for a review (very sad…) But here is an excerpt to keep you entertained

“No,” he growled. “No, no, no.”

“I’m sorry.” Parish folded his arms over his chest, the air prickling with the force of his authority. The older male wasn’t the leader of the Hunters because of his sparkling personality. “Did you think that was a request? Because it wasn’t.”

Rage grimaced, deliberately leashing his instinctive aggression. He’d discovered at an early age he could use his natural charm to…encourage people to see things his way. It was only when his cat was provoked to violence that it was obvious why his faction was Hunter instead of Diplomat.

“Please, Parish,” he soothed. “Send someone else.”

“There is no one else.” Parish narrowed his golden eyes. “In case you missed the memo we’ve been having a few disasters lately.”

“Exactly. I should be out searching for the mysterious Christopher,” Rage said, referring to the head of Benson Enterprises, the shadowy corporation that was responsible for stealing Pantera, as well as vulnerable humans. “Or at least hunting down the Frankenstein labs. We still can’t be sure we’ve burned them all.” He pointed toward the window that overlooked the manicured grass of the communal area. Below them a few Pantera mothers were sharing a late lunch while their cubs tumbled across the spongy ground. It was winter in the Wildlands, but the Pantera embraced the brisk air. “Hell, I’ll even spy on the military. Someone needs to discover who can and can’t be trusted in the human government.”

Parish looked far from impressed by his logic. “Are you trying to tell me how to do my job?”

“Christ, no. It’s just…”

Parish frowned. “What?”

Rage hesitated. This was the first time he’d ever questioned a direct order, but there was no way in hell he wanted to deal with Lucie Gaudet.

The female Geek had been a few years younger than Rage, and growing up he’d initially felt sorry for the half-feral creature who’d lived in the outer parts of the swamp. She’d slunk around the edges of town with her hair matted and tangled, and her face covered in dirt. Almost like a fabled wood sprite who flitted among the trees, spreading mist and magic

But as they’d matured, his pity had changed to annoyance.

Instead of growing out of her odd preference for the shadows, she’d continued to lurk at a distance, and worse, she’d used her cunning intelligence to torment others. Including himself.

A born troublemaker.



It’s release day for Ruthless by Michelle St. James. We’re so excited for this sexy mafia romance! Michelle is sharing an excerpt and a fantastic giveaway so be sure to check out all the festivities! Ruthless RDL ban

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front_6ix9i_RGB_300dpi About Ruthless: Two years out of college, Angelica Bondesan spends her time working as a barista, keeping in touch with her prodigal brother, and trying to figure out how to bridge the gap with her father, a wealthy real estate developer.   But all of that changes the night she’s kidnapped. Thrown into a windowless room, Angelica is positive there’s been some kind of mistake —until she meets Nico Vitale.   Gorgeous and frightening, Nico became the boss of New York City’s Vitale crime family after the execution style murder of his parents two years earlier. Since then he’s turned the old-school mob into a sleek, modern army of ruthless men who understand that physical violence —while always an option —isn’t the only way to get what you want.   Now Angel is forced to face the truth;   Her father is not the man she believed him to be.   Nico Vitale is dangerous, possibly lethal.   She is falling in love with Nico Vitale.   Blurbs   “From page one you’re hooked and sucked into this corrupt thrilling world. A masterful romance of deep dark suspense, complicated emotions, and exciting action.” – New York Times bestseller, M.J. Rose   Amazon Barnes and Noble Ruthless_FBAd_short_quote Exclusive Excerpt Nico Vitale was kneeling in one of the pews at St. Monica’s, praying for his mother and father. They’d been gone two years, but the pain of losing them still lingered. He had only been twenty-eight when they’d been killed, and he’d expected to have them for many more years, to give them the daughter-in-law and grandchildren they had wanted. Their future had been stolen. From all of them. He forced down the fury that had become all too familiar. Anger was good. Productive. It’s what drove him to seek justice, to right the wrong perpetrated against his family, against the honor code that had survived decades under the rule of some of history’s most violent men. But this wasn’t the place for anger. This was the place for peace. Repentance. He took a deep breath and tired to calm himself. His mother had always gone to St. Patrick’s, but Nico made a point of moving around the city, sitting in any church with an open door. He liked the anonymity of it. Liked knowing that no one would know him or remember his parents. His faith was only a shadow of the belief that had sustained them. Nico didn’t believe in the edicts of the Church. It had been organized by man to benefit man. He worshipped his own god, and his god didn’t turn the other cheek. He might forgive, but that forgiveness didn’t preclude a punishment justly earned. Still, he liked to sit in silence and remember, to send love to his parents, wherever they were, and to stand on the side of any god who believed in vengeance. He was reciting the Lord’s Prayer when he felt a tap on his shoulder. He instinctively shook off the hand. When he turned to see who had interrupted him, he was even less pleased. “What is it, Dante?”He forced his voice even as he took in the leather jacket and jeans worn by the man in front of him. A dress code was part of Nico’s organizational reboot, but keeping cool was a point of pride, part of his mission to remake his father’s business for the twenty-first century. And having a reputation for being calm only made him more formidable when the situation called for his wrath. Dante shifted in his seat, his face flushed, eyes feverish with excitement. “We got her,”he said. “We got the girl.” Nico looked around before tipping his head at the church’s massive double doors. “Not here.” Dante stood, hurrying down the aisle. Nico followed slowly, letting the peace of the church wash over him as he made his way out the door. He took his time following Dante down the steps of the church. When they reached the sidewalk, they stepped back to stand near an adjacent building. “Any trouble?”Nico asked. Dante shook his head. “She didn’t see it coming.” Nico didn’t like the note of excitement in Dante’s voice. Nico’s father had ingrained old-fashioned chivalry in his bones, and Nico never sanctioned hurting women. These kinds of things were a necessary part of doing business, not something he enjoyed. “You didn’t hurt her.”It wasn’t a question. Dante sighed, and Nico caught a hint of annoyance in the other man’s face before he could hide it. “We did it just like you said. Knocked her out, put her in the van, took her to the basement. She’s fine.” Nico nodded. “Good. Make sure she’s comfortable.” “Comfortable?”Dante’s laugh was bitter. “Why do we care if that bitch is comfortable?” Nico clamped a hand on Dante’s shoulder and squeezed until he flinched. “We don’t call women bitches in this organization. Ever. Understand?” Dante nodded, his eyes lit with the fire of indignation. “Good.”Nico released his grip. “Now go make the pick-up.” “Will do.”Dante rolled his shoulders, like doing so would free him of Nico’s grip when they both knew only death or dishonor would do that. “Want a ride back to the office?” “No.”He didn’t owe Dante an explanation. Dante nodded and headed for the car double parked at the curb. Nico watched him get in and drive away. He waited for the car to disappear into traffic before he started walking. Dante was a problem. Nico understood it, but he was still trying to settle on a strategy for dealing with it. He knew Dante resented him. That Dante believed his father, Gabriel Santoro, should have been Underboss to Nico’s father before his death. If that had been the case, Dante’s father would be Boss now, and Dante himself would be the crown prince of the New York territory. Instead, a year before his death Nico’s father had inexplicably turned to Nico, pleading with him to step in as Underboss. Only twenty-seven at the time, Nico wasn’t ready to take on the mantel of responsibility held by his father. He didn’t even believe in the mob. Not the way it was then; stealing and killing and raping in the name of money. In the name of power. But his father had been unsettled. Even Nico, as young and wrapped up in himself as he’d been at the time, could see that. And his father — his family — meant everything to him. So he’d gotten his act together and joined the business, learning it from the inside out. He was just beginning to feel like he had a handle on the basic operations when his parents were murdered, execution style, outside the restaurant where they’d met over three decades ago. They had been celebrating their thirty-second anniversary. Nico had spent the two years since remaking his father’s legacy. Raneiro Donati, head of the Syndicate that acted as governing body to criminal organizations all over the world, had stepped in as a mentor and father figure, guiding Nico through the early stages of grief and the rage that threatened to undo him. Gradually, Nico had found a focus for his fury, and he’d poured every ounce of his energy into targeting that focus and reimagining his father’s legacy. Some of Nico’s soldiers embraced the change. Others, like Dante, clung to the old ways. Nico understood, but the reorganization wasn’t optional. They would comply or they would be gone. Nico didn’t like taking the girl. A decade ago, something like that would be off the table, a blatant breaking of rules that had been in place since before the Syndicate formally existed. But nothing could be rebuilt without first dismantling the rotting foundation of what had come before. And unfortunately, the girl was part of that foundation. He checked for traffic on 2nd Avenue and crossed just before a taxi barreled through the intersection. He felt liberated by his time at the church. Lighter on his feet. Maybe he would call one of the women who acted as a physical companion when he felt the urge. After all, he wasn’t a saint.   Michelle St. James Bio: Michelle ZinkMichelle St. James aka Michelle Zink is the author of seven published books and six novellas. Her first series, Prophecy of the Sisters (YA), was one of Booklist’s Top Ten Debut novels. Her work has also been an Indie Next selection and has appeared on prestigious lists such as the Lonestar List, New York Public Library’s Stuff for the Teen Age, and Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best. Her character, Alice, won the Teen Read Awards for Best Villain against Harry Potter’s Lord Voldemort.   Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Instagram | Website   Enter Michelle’s Giveaway! a Rafflecopter giveaway


Cadillac Payback

It’s release day for Aj Elmore’s debut novel, Cadillac Payback. I love this book so much—it’s a gritty romantic suspense with a side of organized crime that is just so beautifully written! Aj is sharing an excerpt with us today, as well as an amazing giveaway!! Be sure to check it all out! Caddy Payback RDLBan


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Cadillac Payback Synopsis: An old Cadillac and a gun are all she has left of her brother. Three men stand ready to follow her into the darkest pits of hell to avenge him. The Cadillac leads them down a swamp road lined with ghosts, consequence and the tangled web of business and pleasure, into the underbelly of New Orleans crime as she fights for vengeance for her brother. Joshua was just a rookie, a kid caught up in a drug ring. It’s fun and dangerous, all easy, until it kills his best friend and drags what’s left of his companions into a war. All he knows is he would walk into hell with her, and she might ask before it’s over… Isaiah thought he’d seen everything—but watching Charlie die tore the world apart. The regime is changing, and with the new leader come more questions than answers. He was Charlie’s right hand, but what will he be to her? Frederick came up on the streets, learned fast and hard and dirty. His past has always been a sticking point for the group, but one person has never questioned him, and he’ll do anything for her… Maria never wanted to take over Charlie’s operation. But with her brother dead, and vengeance the only thing she has left, she makes her first decision: drag Charlie’s killers down. It might just be her last. Amazon Goodreads Perfect womans body Exclusive Excerpt: She stops just short of entering the kitchen, hands releasing the paper bag full of produce. Her eyes rove the situation, trying to make sense of what she’s seeing. Onions and apples and peppers, the ingredients for our plans to grill, roll about. Huge brown eyes find mine, beg for understanding. Another car door slams outside. I can’t speak. What words can I give her? None that will help. “Isaiah, what happened?” Maria says, voice low, demonic. Her feet slide forward slowly, mechanically, pulling red. She kicks a crimson onion away, falling beside him as if her body has lost the strength to support her. Tears are welling quickly along the bottom rims of her eyes. Footsteps pound down the hall, owner no doubt alarmed by the gut-wrenching trail. It’s Josh, Mr.-Jeans-and-a-T-shirt, Charlie’s right hand man. He’s a damn good drug dealer, and god-damned punk. “What the fuck?” he mutters, stunned to the spot, eyes wide and uncomprehending. Maria is all intense, blazing brown eyes on me, demanding I speak. The tears break, lighting trails on her cheeks. Her hands have curled around Charlie’s shirt, squeezing into white fists. The room feels like a thousand pounds around me. “All he said was Reaps,” I admit finally, eyes shying away from hers. I’ve broken too, cheeks wet and salty. It’s all I can do to force the voice from my chest. I got nothing for you, boss. She stares for a long time before her eyes fall to him. Tears stream to her chin, then drip to her little maroon t-shirt. She ignores them. She looks like maybe if she stares at him hard enough, he will wake. He will be her big brother and laugh. He’ll still be here to beat up her boyfriends, and know what to do when there’s trouble. I want to go to her, but my hands – his blood is all over me. Then she stands, swaying unsteadily. Joshua moves to help her, but she pushes him away with nothing but a look. Her world is full right now. And she storms through the house, leaving crashes and breaking sounds in her wake. He looks to me. I only shake my head. Stupid boy, such an idealist little prick. Before either of us can follow or find any words for each other, she’s back, Charlie’s gun in one hand and a black case in the other. She takes another long look at her dead brother. She says, “He always wanted a jazz funeral.” Her voice is shaking and distant, fighting the storm. Then she looks at me. It seems she has something to say, but she only stares. She’s fucking crazy. So I say, “You’re fucking crazy. What are you gonna do?” She doesn’t answer. She doesn’t need to. She’s taking charge of the situation. She wants me to deal with the one here. A few wayward tears escape despite her efforts. “Maria, don’t do this,” I say from the floor. There’s no heart in my words. She’s never taken orders from me. I know it won’t work, but I have to say it. Charlie would say it. Charlie would stop her. She only cocks an eyebrow at me, tucking the gun into her pants. I should know better. Yeah, I do. She grabs a massive car key from the counter, its large, metal, dollar sign keychain scraping across the surface like the coattails of death. Without another word or even a glance, she walks away from her world, down the rudely redecorated hall. Josh stands for a split second, watching her. He looks to me, heartbreak all over his sleeve, then curses as he follows her. The door slams seconds later, and I am suddenly left alone again, covered in my cohort’s blood as I sit in the kitchen floor. And he’s there, growing cold, eyes scrunched in his last expression; pain. sexy woman holding up her weapon Aj Elmore Bio: Aj is a beach migrant, and part-time muse. She enjoys the exploration of genres vast, and the search for untold worlds. A writer-for-fun since childhood, she has also been known to be a super hero, a gun slinger, and occasionally, a waitress. She lives on an island, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and some tattoos. She is most easily found at the water’s edge. Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads Out Now Caddy Enter Aj’s giveaway!! a Rafflecopter giveaway


Dare Release Day

It’s a release day launch for T.A. Foster’s Dare. I am excited about this new paranormal romance. T.A. is sharing a giveaway and exclusive excerpt! Check out all the release day festivities! Dare RDL banner

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Dare_FrontCover_LoRes (1) About Dare: Choices should come easily to a queen. Especially the queen of panther shifters. But Dare, leader of the Nox, faces the most difficult decisions of her life as she struggles to keep her freedom and keep the Nox safe. Destined to marry when she turns twenty-two and give up the magic that is her birthright, Dare fights back, determined to change the course of history. Only along the way she falls for a human who forces her to face the reality that there are some things she can’t resist. Zac Morgan has crossed the globe hoping to find comfort after a tragic loss has left him empty. He hopes Sullen’s Grove will give him peace and just a little taste of home. Even though he’s worked hard to keep his heart protected, he can’t stop the attraction he feels for the mysterious green-eyed college girl Dare. When Zac is thrust into the middle of a dangerous shifter war, Dare may be the only one who can save him. Sometimes the choices we make are the ones we least expect. Buy Links: Amazon | Smashwords | Google   Exclusive Excerpt: I can see the blood trickle faster now that the point of the knife is pressed deep against his skin. His eyes are closed. He doesn’t see me. None of them does. They are too focused on the fire and the sacrifice they are about to make in the shadows of its flame. I crouch, the limb supporting me as I edge closer. I am outnumbered. If I pounce now, the Tribe will surround me in seconds. But, if I wait much longer, they will kill him. There in the center I see everything familiar to me. I know them and somehow the wildness and violence I’m witnessing has stripped away the memories of who I thought they were. I’m forced to feel my raw emotions spilling around me, consuming my choices, my inaction. How has this happened? My ears twitch at the low growling sounds that start in the center of the circle, then make their way around until they’re so loud it’s deafening. My head throbs from the sounds of their celebration. I don’t have time to regret the choices that led us here. Later. Regrets are for later. The steel blade sinks against his skin, and my eyes narrow. Now. I need to move now or he will be lost to me forever. The forest will hear my roar and so will the Tribe. I leap from the branch, landing in the center, scattering the fire and the knife. They growl, their sharp teeth bared at me. I’ve spent my life fighting for humans, but tonight I will fight until I’m dead.   T.A. Foster Bio: T.A. Foster grew up catching rays and waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her husband, three children and canine kiddo. She has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing, or planning her next beach trip. Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon Webpage   Enter T.A. Foster’s giveaway!! a Rafflecopter giveaway