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The Mad Lieutenant by by K Webster & Nicole Blanchard

The Mad Lieutenant

The Lost Planet Series, Book Three
by K Webster & Nicole Blanchard
Publication Date: June 11, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Romance

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Her voice brought me back from the darkness, but I don’t want the sweet relief she promises. Unlike the rest of the morts on my planet, I don’t want a mate. Especially not her.

She’s loud, boisterous, and doesn’t take no for an answer.

Unlike the rest of the alien females my brothers have woken from cryosleep, Molly doesn’t find my growls intimidating. The more I try to ignore her, the more she tries to befriend me.

I’d been taken captive once by the virus that nearly killed me. I bear its scars, not only on my body, but in my thoughts. No woman, not even one as beautiful as Molly, can heal me.

I don’t want her, but she needs me.

 

Review by Paula:

This is Draven and Molly’s story and oh is it a good one! Draven is rough and he’s not looking for a mate he’s afraid of opening his heart to anyone. Molly has a story to why she’s here and it broke my heart but she’s the perfect person for Draven. I’m really loving this Alien series keeps you on your toes! The authors both bring you into there world and I never wanna leave! I can’t wait for the next book sounds like it’s gonna be hot! 5/5 stars

 

The Vanished Specialist

The Lost Planet Series, Book Two
by K Webster & Nicole Blanchard
Publication Date: April 3, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Romance

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My lilapetal is dying…and I can’t save her.
The woman who brought me back to life may not live long enough to see me truly happy.
All the tests, the experiments have failed me…and I have failed her.
If I don’t devise a cure to save my alien, I’ll spend the rest of my existence on Mortuus alone.

The others believe my mate isn’t strong enough to survive. That she can’t breed and should be put back into cryosleep until she’s healed.

But I won’t allow it.

I will defy the only family I’ve ever known to save her.
Even if it means vanishing into the unknown.

She is all that matters and no amount of her protests will keep me from doing what I must to keep her safe.

The Forgotten Commander

The Lost Planet Series, Book One
by K Webster & Nicole Blanchard
Publication Date: February 13, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Romance

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Our planet, Mortuus, is lost and dying.
A desolate place where a few lone survivors dwell.
My men have lost hope. Our future is bleak.
Longevity is a luxury we can’t afford.
The most we can hope for is survival.
We’ve all but given up when an opportunity presents itself.

Five females—a chance at a future.
Procuring these women went against everything I’d been taught, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
They’re ours now.
Asleep and made ready for breeding.
We won’t die out—lost and forgotten.
It’s our destiny to grow and once again inhabit our lonely planet.

I am Breccan Aloisius, the forgotten commander.
My people will have the future they deserve.
I’ll make sure of it.

My mind is made up…until she wakes and nothing goes as planned.

 

About K. Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens of romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

About Nicole Blanchard

Nicole

Nicole Blanchard is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of gritty romantic suspense and heartwarming new adult romance. She and her family reside in the south along with their menagerie of animals.

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Nine by Jane Blythe

 

 

Title: Nine
Series: Count to Ten #9
Author: Jane Blythe
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 1, 2019

 

Blurb
The high
school is this killer’s hunting ground.
Girls from
the local high school are being abducted. The only link between the cases is
that the girls are kept for ninety-nine hours, then drowned and dumped on the
doorsteps of their homes with a number nine tattoo on their back. The cops
don’t know who they’re looking for but they do know that with the high school
as his hunting ground this killer has hundreds of potential victims to choose
from.
Fifteen
year old Sophie Xander just learned that she was adopted and that her parents
have been lying to her her entire life. Angry, hurt, and no longer sure of who
she is, Sophie lashes out at her parents, and turns to her new boyfriend for
comfort and support. But when she and her best friend are snatched off the
streets her family will do whatever it takes to get her back.
** Warning:
Graphic violence and themes of sexual assault/abuse **

 

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I swear this author loves to rip my heart out and slowly put it back together again! Girls are getting kidnapped and Sophie finds out she was adopted and she’s confused and hurt and turns to her new boyfriend. Ryan and Paige don’t have much time to figure out who is doing this to the girls. Then two of there own get kidnapped and everything goes down hill. A very intense story that keeps you on the edge till the end. You love suspense and deep book definitely don’t pass this one up! 5/5 stars
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Jane has loved reading and writing since she can remember.
She writes dark and disturbing crime/mystery/suspense with some romance thrown
in because, well, who doesn’t love romance?! She has several series including
the complete Detective Parker Bell series, the Count to Ten series, the
Christmas Romantic Suspense series, and the Flashes of Fate series of
novelettes.
When she’s not writing Jane loves to read, bake, go to the beach, ski, horse
ride, and watch Disney movies. She has a black belt in Taekwondo, a 200+
collection of teddy bears, and her favorite color is pink. She has the world’s
two most sweet and pretty Dalmatians, Ivory and Pearl. Oh, and she also enjoys
spending time with family and friends!

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The Mad Lieutenant by K Webster & Nicole Blanchard

The Mad Lieutenant

The Lost Planet Series, Book Three
by K Webster & Nicole Blanchard
Publication Date: June 11, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Romance

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Her voice brought me back from the darkness, but I don’t want the sweet relief she promises. Unlike the rest of the morts on my planet, I don’t want a mate. Especially not her.

She’s loud, boisterous, and doesn’t take no for an answer.

Unlike the rest of the alien females my brothers have woken from cryosleep, Molly doesn’t find my growls intimidating. The more I try to ignore her, the more she tries to befriend me.

I’d been taken captive once by the virus that nearly killed me. I bear its scars, not only on my body, but in my thoughts. No woman, not even one as beautiful as Molly, can heal me.

I don’t want her, but she needs me.

 

The Vanished Specialist

The Lost Planet Series, Book Two
by K Webster & Nicole Blanchard
Publication Date: April 3, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Romance

Read for FREE in KindleUnlimited: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

My lilapetal is dying…and I can’t save her.
The woman who brought me back to life may not live long enough to see me truly happy.
All the tests, the experiments have failed me…and I have failed her.
If I don’t devise a cure to save my alien, I’ll spend the rest of my existence on Mortuus alone.

The others believe my mate isn’t strong enough to survive. That she can’t breed and should be put back into cryosleep until she’s healed.

But I won’t allow it.

I will defy the only family I’ve ever known to save her.
Even if it means vanishing into the unknown.

She is all that matters and no amount of her protests will keep me from doing what I must to keep her safe.

The Forgotten Commander

The Lost Planet Series, Book One
by K Webster & Nicole Blanchard
Publication Date: February 13, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Romance

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Our planet, Mortuus, is lost and dying.
A desolate place where a few lone survivors dwell.
My men have lost hope. Our future is bleak.
Longevity is a luxury we can’t afford.
The most we can hope for is survival.
We’ve all but given up when an opportunity presents itself.

Five females—a chance at a future.
Procuring these women went against everything I’d been taught, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
They’re ours now.
Asleep and made ready for breeding.
We won’t die out—lost and forgotten.
It’s our destiny to grow and once again inhabit our lonely planet.

I am Breccan Aloisius, the forgotten commander.
My people will have the future they deserve.
I’ll make sure of it.

My mind is made up…until she wakes and nothing goes as planned.

 

About K. Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens of romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

About Nicole Blanchard

Nicole

Nicole Blanchard is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of gritty romantic suspense and heartwarming new adult romance. She and her family reside in the south along with their menagerie of animals.

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Blackout: Book Two by Janine Infante Bosco

 

Title: Blackout: Book Two
Series: Leather and Lace Duet #2
Author: Janine Infante Bosco
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 21, 2019

 

Blurb
Once upon a time there lived a young girl, who battled
depression and an older man who struggled with addiction. They fell head over
heels in love with one another and foolishly thought their love could conquer
all, that they’d beat the odds and live happily ever after. But some of the
most tragic love stories are disguised as the greatest fairytales.
I thought we were past the pain, that we could finally be
happy. I never imagined I’d be pregnant, alone and battling mental illness
while my husband overdosed in prison. I also didn’t think he’d miss our
daughter’s birth because a judge mandated him to rehab for ten months.
Now, he’s free and I’m broken beyond repair. Disconnected
from everything I ever loved, including my newborn baby, I’m the casualty of another
blackout.
Leather.
Lace.
Him.
Me.
Two tortured souls, navigating Hell, trying to find that
happily ever after—wondering if it even exists.
*This is part two of the Leather & Lace duet and over
70,000 words.*
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Review by Paula:

This book it’s everything I was hoping for and more! I cried my eyes out many times reading it. Janine truly made you feel every word in your heart and soul. Janine ripped my heart into pieces but made it beat even more in the end. How she showed us how Blackie and Lacey were fighting addiction and mental illness. I hate to see them go they both are so strong characters that speak volumes to many people. This is definitely two characters I’ll never forget! 5/5 stars but deserves more

 

Excerpt
Blackout,
Book Two Excerpt: “Not A Single I Love You”
©Copyright
2019 Janine Infante Bosco
Gripping
the doorknob, I draw in a deep breath and hold it. As soon as I find the
courage to open the door, I release the breath and shuffle my feet inside the
room. Before I can take another step, a uniformed officer stands in front of
me.
“Can I help
you?”
“I…I’m his
wife,” I stammer. Silently, he rakes his eyes over me. I’m about to ask if he
needs to see my I.D. or something, but he moves to the side and allows me room
to enter.
“No
touching,” he warns. All too familiar with the rules and regulations
surrounding a prisoner, I jerk my head in response.
“Lace,
baby, is that you?”
My eyes
snap towards the sound of Blackie’s voice and a gasp escapes my lips at the
sight of him. Shackled to the bed by a pair of handcuffs, the man I married is
unrecognizable. Aside from the dry blood and harsh bruises covering his beautiful
face, his left eye is swollen shut and just below the brow there is a deep gash
that’s been stitched with black thread.
“Lace?”
“I’m here,”
I croak.
“C’mere,
let me see you. I need to see you,” he slurs desperately.
The bitter
part of me wants to let him stew and feel everything he inflicted on me in that
courtroom. All the pain and every ounce of heartache. But the bigger part, the
part that loves him unconditionally, runs to his side.
“There’s my
gorgeous girl,” he rasps, turning his head to get a better look at me. “Don’t
cry,” he murmurs. “I hate when you fucking cry.”
“Then
please stop making me,” I say, choking on a sob.
Quietly, he
continues to stare at me, and I watch as his bottom lip trembles. Tears spill
from his good eye as he pulls at his chained wrist. The cuffs slap against the
bedrail and he releases a guttural cry.
“I’m so
fucking sorry,” he rasps. His tone remorseful.
I remain
silent as I stare at him in disbelief, wondering how we got to this tragic
point in our marriage. The longer we continue to stare at one another, I start
to think I’m punishing him with my silence, and I try to find it in me to
respond to his apology.
“How are
you feeling? How’s my baby? Did you get the teddy bear?”
At the
mention of the teddy bear, my gaze snaps to his and his apology is forgotten.
Suddenly, I’m consumed by anger as I recall waking up to find that stuffed toy
in my lap.
“I stood in
that gift shop mulling it over, trying to decide between pink and blue,” he
reveals, pausing for a beat as he tries to crack a smile. His face is too
swollen and all he really manages is a lip curl. “It’s a girl, Lace,” he
continues. “I feel it and I dream of her. Every fucking night, I dream of our
daughter.”
“Stop!”
I can’t
listen to him go on about our baby when he turned his back on us. I’m sure he’s
got an excuse, a grand one at that, but I’m done listening to him. He broke
something between us the day he threw that teddy bear in my lap and he built a
concrete wall between us inside that courtroom. Sadly, I would’ve forgiven him
for those things. I would’ve done everything in my power to piece together what
he broke, and I would’ve torn the wall down until it was nothing but a pile of
dust.
“You
promised me,” I cry, stepping closer to the bed so he can see the pain in my
eyes. The pain he put there. Choking on my tears, I shake my head as my
knuckles whiten around the bedrail. “I heard the baby’s heartbeat, Blackie,” I
rasp. “I reached for you and you weren’t there.”
“Baby…”
“You
weren’t there!”
“I’m—”
“Sorry,
yeah, I know,” I say, shaking my head. “That’s not good enough anymore.”
“I know I
fucked up,” he chokes, his voice raw with emotion. “I fucking let you down, but
if you let me explain—”
“I don’t
want to hear it,” I interject, lifting my hands to wipe the tears rolling down
my cheeks. “How many times are we going to do this, Blackie?”
“As many
times as it takes to get it right,” he answers.
“No! You
don’t get it, do you? It’s not about us anymore. We can’t keep doing this. For
fuck’s sake, you’re chained to a hospital bed. I can’t even touch you,” I
shriek, eyeing the guard who is doing his best to appear invisible. “You know,
I wanted it to be you…I wanted us to go the distance, Blackie. I wanted you to
be the one who remained at my side when I lost myself. I wanted you to be the
man who reminded me of the love we made and the family we created. At the end
of a long life, I wanted your face to be the last one I saw before I died. I
wanted your hand to be the one I held when I left this world. It was supposed
to be you. You promised you’d be that man. You swore on everything we were and
everything we’d ever be.”
“I’m
yours,” he growls. “But you got it wrong, baby. So, fucking wrong. You’re not
going to lose yourself and I’ll never have to remind you of the love we made,
because if you ever forget, I’ll just make you fall in love with me all over
again. Every day, for the rest of my
life. Baby, don’t give up on me. I’m begging you. One more chance. I’ll make it
right. Schwartz is working on getting me out of here.”
Tears fall
endlessly.
Mine.
His.
They’re the
tears of love.
Of two
broken hearts.
As much as
I want to believe everything he’s saying, I know better. He doesn’t mean to lie
to me. He doesn’t mean to break my heart. He doesn’t mean any of it, but he
also can’t help it.
He can’t
help himself.
“You know,”
I start, pausing to clear my throat and wipe my eyes. “I think you like
breaking,” I whisper. My words aren’t meant to be insulting, they’re meant to
inspire. To help him see the error of his ways. I speak to him not as his wife,
but as a trained professional—something, I swore I’d never do. I guess we’re
both going against our word now.
“I think
you like falling apart because for a brief pause, you get to feel whole after
someone picks up the pieces. After the euphoria of being complete wears, you
come crashing down. You realize you did nothing to help yourself, and you do
whatever you can to break again, hoping this time you’ll be the one to pick up
the pieces for yourself. I wanted to be the one who changed you. I wanted to
breathe life into your fragile soul.”
“You
are…you’re everything, Lacey,” he shouts, his voice full of conviction.
“I’m
everything and nothing at all, Blackie,” I whisper. “I spoke with Schwartz, he
says you’re going to have to go to rehab.”
“I’ll get
him to appeal the judge’s decision. Whatever it takes to get me home to you and
the baby,” he insists.
“Blackie,
you have a problem, a serious problem and twenty-eight days in rehab won’t fix
you,” I tell him, watching as his expression goes grim. His jaw tightens and
the air around us changes. It becomes thick.
Too thick.
“What are
you saying?”
“I’m
saying, I can’t fix you. I’ve come to terms with it and now it’s time you do as
well. If the judge sends you to rehab, I think you should go. If you want any
kind of relationship with our child, you will
go.”
“Don’t
fucking do that.”
“What am I
doing?”
“Don’t use
our child against me.”
“I’m not,”
I admonish, hurt he would even suggest the idea. “I’m looking out for our
child. There’s a difference. Blackie, you have no idea how it feels to be on
the receiving end of your bad decisions. You have no idea how heartbreaking it
is to never feel good enough.”
“Don’t I?
Why the hell do you think I’m as fucked as I am? I know I don’t deserve you.”
“No,
Blackie, you think you don’t deserve me. I’ve done nothing to make you believe
that and everything to convince you otherwise. Now, you survived another
overdose and by the looks of it, a beating that probably should’ve killed you.
God is giving you another chance to get right with yourself. Make it count. Not
for me. Not for our baby, but for yourself.”
“And what
happens if I don’t?”
“I think
you know the answer to that,” I whisper.
This story
of ours won’t end with us old and gray. It’ll end tragically with our beautiful
child never knowing its father and me burying the man I love.
“You didn’t
say it,” he murmurs, forcing my attention back to him.
“What?”
“You didn’t
say you love me.”
I didn’t,
did I? Not a single ‘I love you’. Not
even a ‘Thank God, you’re okay’.
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Author Bio
Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always
loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own
stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen,
she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of
the Screen Actors Guild.
Janine writes emotionally charged novels with an emphasis on family bonds,
strong willed female characters, and alpha male men who will do anything for
the women they love. She loves to interact with fans and fellow avid romance
readers like herself.

She is proud of her success as an author and the friendships she’s made in the
book community but her greatest accomplishment to date would be her two sons
Joseph and Paul.

 

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Consumed By Rage by Zara Teleg

 

Title: Consumed By Rage
Series: Stained Souls MC #1
Author: Zara Teleg
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: May 9, 2019

 

Blurb
Rage
As a member of the Stained Souls Motorcycle Club and MMA
fighter, I was once a well-known and feared man in this town; now I am
returning a stranger. Being home reminds me of the losses that have turned my
soul dark and built my walls high. Until I met Juliet, the sexy yoga instructor
who has invaded my every thought. Her light shines so brightly, it is like a
beacon calling to me, cutting through my darkness. But there is something
hidden behind her eyes, and she’s got walls as tall and thick as mine.
Juliet
Four years ago, I had it all… until one night changed
everything. Now I am trapped in a prison of lies where my heart is locked away
with my secrets. Rage has stirred things in me I thought I could never feel
again. He thinks he can get through. But I can’t give in… I mustn’t… for his
sake and mine. I won’t let the ghosts of my past hurt anyone else.
Can these two damaged souls resist the urge to be together?
Or will secrets and lies destroy them both?

 

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This is the first book in the series series and also the authors debut novel, what a start it is! I was sucked in right from the start and spat out at the end, this story has it all that any good MC books should have, grit, danger, brotherhood and a sprinkling of drama. I loved both the main characters, both are a little bit broken but help each other put their pieces back together again. I liked the background characters, they helped to enhance the story and leave the reader wanting to know more about them. The story flows well, it has a few twists and turns that keep you turning the pages and keeps you on the edge of your seat right till the end.

This is a fabulous read, make sure you keep a few hours spare as when you start it you won’t want to stop!  5 Stars

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Juliet
Freedom. It was something I had seldom thought about…until
four years ago. I had taken for granted living life every day without looking
over my shoulder. Never feeling any real peace, a tiny part of me was always on
high alert. I feared that at any moment, I would be discovered. I had spent the
past four years trying to cope with intense, crippling anxiety, and everything
I had done was still no match against the nightmares that visited me often.
I thought fate would deal me a better hand. I believed I could
escape him. Now the effects of my mistakes had spread. I feared not only for my
life but also those of people I love who were put in danger because of me. I
was no longer free. Now, at twenty-seven years old, my time had run out.
My eyes began to open. I blinked slowly, trying to get them
to adjust to the darkness. I used my shoulder to wipe the dampness from my
face. Blackness cloaked the room, making it impossible to see anything around
me. The musty air blasting through the vent was frigid. My fingers and toes
were numb, making them hard to move. An intense headache competed with the
throbbing pain in my face. The tiniest bit of warmth against my back made me
aware of the body next to mine. I tried opening my mouth; the tape that had
sealed it shut had been removed. My lips felt swollen, and I tasted dried blood
on them. I nudged the body next to mine. I hoped that it was Paige, that they
hadn’t separated us.
A soft whisper came from my cracked lips. “Paigey…” I
croaked her childhood nickname.
Nothing.
“Paige, please answer me,” panicking, I whispered louder,
waiting for an answer.
A small groan escaped her as she moved just centimeters.
“Ana…” a low voice struggled to whisper back.
I let out the breath I was holding, relieved that hers was
the body next to mine. “Oh, Paige…” I leaned into her as close as I could, “I’m
so sorry you got dragged into this.” My voice hitched and my eyes welled, but
no tears came. Dehydration left nothing for my body to spare. We leaned into
each other. The friction caused my broken body to ache. “I will find a way to
get us out of here,” I promised her.
A door opened. It creaked loudly, breaking the silence.
Light streamed down the staircase. It was dim yet blinding in the blackness of
the basement. We both jumped and huddled our bodies even closer with our hands
tied behind our backs.
We stayed silent. The only sound came from the shoes that
clanked heavily down each step. The stairs moaned under the weight of the man.
A large shadow appeared, then the massive body that belonged to it. It was
him—the monster. The man with all the scars. The slight limp in his step gave
him away.
He turned on a small flashlight and aimed it around,
highlighting areas of the basement before finding us. The light so shocking
when it hit me, I squeezed my eyes shut. I could feel the tremors rolling off
Paige’s small body. God, please. Please
send someone to rescue us before it’s too late.
I had pushed away everyone
who cared; now there might be no one left who could save us.
With my eyes still closed I listened to the clicking of his
fancy shoes on the damp concrete as they got closer and closer. I braced myself
as the large body loomed over us.
Rage
Six months earlier…
I tucked my head down further behind the shield as I picked
up the pace. My bike pushed forward faster, anxiety building in my chest as I
passed the small road sign with the arrow: Sugar Maple 15 miles.
That little sign surged adrenaline through every part of my
body as I got closer to home. My bike sped through the warm night, covering the
distance as fast as possible. Miles of trees, bushes, and mountains were
blurred in my peripheral vision over the last five and a half hours until I
finally crossed Georgia from Tennessee.
The sound of my pipes cutting through the night was all that
filled my ears, the mountain air leaving a light mist on my partially exposed
face. I tried to stretch my back. I felt tight everywhere from not stopping.
When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to grow up so I could leave this place. After
four long years of exile, I couldn’t get back fast enough.
It was Monday night—I was five days early. The idea of
surprising my brothers in the Stained Souls MC came to me last night when I
tossed and turned trying to sleep. Friday seemed too far away. At first light,
I packed my shit and left behind everything that couldn’t fit on my bike. I
knew my club brothers weren’t expecting me until the weekend so they could
throw me a huge homecoming bash. As much as that sounded great, I wanted some time
to reacquaint myself with my newly renovated hometown. Besides, I knew that the
party would leave me hungover for days, and that wasn’t how I wanted to start
my homecoming.
Last time I talked to Hawk, he said that the Stained Souls
were raking in cash with all the new people in town. The club owned several
buildings on the main strip, so naturally, they had done pretty well with the
renovations. I hadn’t decided, even with the influx of income, how I felt about
returning to a town full of strangers. I was once a well-known and feared man
in this town. Now I would be the stranger. The thought had my stomach turning.
My forearms tightened as the needle pushed further toward
one hundred on the desolate road. The blackness of night was the perfect
backdrop for the slideshow that was running in my head. All the people, places,
and friends I left behind…the good times with my brothers and the bad times
that destroyed my soul. I shouldn’t have wanted to go back. I should have
embraced my new life. But no matter how much darkness and anger Sugar Maple
triggered, it was still home.
I shook my head, clearing the thoughts. I focused on the
approaching glow of city lights that made the horizon over the mountain appear
bright compared to the inky sky that surrounded it. The May heat and humidity
created a haze blanketing the area.
I slowed my pace to almost a crawl just outside town. On the
hillside, the moon illuminated the bright white chapel and gave it an eerie
glow. It stood tall and menacing, overlooking the bridge into Sugar Maple. Its
angular windows, the way they looked down the hill to the town below, reminded
me of angry, judging eyes.
I tried to keep my eyes forward, but the small graveyard
pulled me to it. The decaying stones of the cemetery were almost as white as
the church. My eyes locked on a single headstone. I swallowed back the lump
that formed in my throat. Every fucking time I entered or left town, I was
forced to pass the painful reminder of what life took from me. I had said
goodbye to three people I loved standing under those tall maple trees, which
always seemed to mock me.
Author Bio
Zara Teleg is an American romance author, entrepreneur, tree
hugger, yoga enthusiast, and coffee addict.
Zara has a wide variety of interests, which has led to many
creative ventures over the years, but none has fulfilled her true passion for
reading and writing. In her debut novel, Consumed by Rage, Zara has finally
made into reality her dream of becoming a novelist, which has been thirty years
in the making.
She fell in love with books when she received her first
Sweet Valley High at age ten, and she has been a book addict ever since. She
started writing her first YA bad boy romance at age thirteen and has since
moved on to alpha males, hot bikers, and sexy vampires.
Zara is a free spirit, who spends her days alternating
between writing and cooking. No one makes a better veggie burger! Her love of
animals has influenced her plant-based lifestyle. From the time she could walk
she brought home every stray she came across, wanting to keep them all. Her
friends nicknamed her “Snow White” because she is slightly obsessed with
feeding every hungry wild animal in her neighborhood.
She can often be found outside, reading or writing a juicy
romance while listening to loud music under fairy lights, surrounded by plants,
crystals, and wind chimes. Zara lives with her husband of 23 years, their
teenage daughter, spoiled pit bull, and her very ornery cat. She spends
weekends laughing on the Chesapeake Bay with her extremely loud Italian family!
She dreams of moving to a place where she can walk barefoot and be on a
paddleboard with her pit bull all year long.

 

 

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Covering Ollie By Freya Barker

Title: Covering Ollie(On Call #2)
Author: Freya Barker
Genre:Romantic Suspense

Release Date: May 14, 2019
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

Living in Durango, Colorado for the past eighteen years allowed Ollie Rizzo to build her own business and carve out a quiet existence for her and her teenage daughter. She’s used to going it alone. However, their new silver-haired neighbor might present a problem—not only is he handsome—he’s also Durango’s new chief of police; a complication she can’t afford.

For recently widowed Joe Benedetti, the job offer as Durango’s new chief of police came at the right time. With life, the new job, and his two young sons settling into a comfortable routine, he does his best to ignore the beautiful and intriguing woman across the street. Yet when he discovers she’s caught the attention of the FBI, there is no way he can stay away.

Their worlds collide with the appearance of FBI Special Agent Cruz Livingston. The agent has a warning to deliver, one that spins life in Durango out of control, giving Joe a crucial mission—keep Ollie alive.

Review by Victoria:

When you visit Durango, you know it’ll be filled with only the hottest of men and strongest of women. Ollie and Joe are no different!

Ollie has been an independent woman most of her life. Shes raised a daughter and built an entire business in Durango, keeping to herself and only letting a few in. Her daughter has been babysitting for their new neighbor for months now, and Ollie has only waved across the street. That is until her past catches up with her.  Can she survive the past and keep her neighbor at a distance?
Joe is the new chief in town, actual chief of police to be exact. After his wife passed, he and his boys needed a change. Durango needed a new chief. The timing couldn’t be better. What he didnt expect was what he would find in Durango. When his mysterious neighbor runs into trouble, can Joe stay professional and take care of business?
From page one, I couldn’t step away from Ollie and Joe. Both of these characters have such pasts to overcome, but that dont control their day to day. It takes awhile to piece together their collective heartbreak. Their hearts are closed off and yet they know what they need. When you’ve been independent this long, it’s hard to let someone in.
In true Durango fashion, their circumstances bring them crashing together quickly. With danger around the corner, your heart will be racing from more then just stolen touches and hot kisses. But can they be together when the dust settles? This is a trip through Durango with some of your favorites you won’t want to miss! 5/5
Review by Christine:

Covering Ollie by Freya Barker is the second installment in her On Call series but can be read as a standalone if you wish. This sexy crime thriller romance will keep you on the edge of your seat and glued to your kindle from start to finish. I loved that Freya has mature characters in her stories and Ollie & Joe don’t disappoint their chemistry is off the charts. Ollie is strong willed single mom of a teenager and Joe is learning to deal with change with a new city, job and life raising two young boys on his own. Don’t hesitate ~ One click this novel today! 5 Stars for Covering Ollie by Freya Barker

Freya Barker inspires with her stories about ‘real’ people, perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy.

She is the author of the Cedar Tree and Portland, ME Series, the Northern Lights Collection and the Rock Point Series. She is also co-author of the SnapShot Series.

To see Freya’s complete backlist, or to find out what is coming down the pipe, visit freyabarker.com.

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Fix Me Up, Cowboy by Stina Lindenblatt

 

 

Title: Fix Me Up, Cowboy
Series: Copper Creek #3
Author: Stina Lindenblatt
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 9, 2019

 

Blurb
Mirror,
mirror on the wall, who’s the sexiest cowboy of them all…

As a
Beverly Hills princess, I prefer Egyptian sheets, designer labels, and shopping
on Rodeo Drive.
Cleaning
stables? Definitely not my thing.
After my
great-aunt dies, I volunteer to go to Copper Creek, Montana to tie up loose
ends and put the house she willed me on the market.
The last
thing I expect to find is irritating, yet sexier-than-sin Noah Daniels.
***
Nine years
ago, I left town only to return with a broken heart, a love for restoring
vintage cars, and the plan to never leave Copper Creek again.
When
hotter-than-hell Kate Snow decides to fix up her great-aunt’s house, turning
down her offer isn’t an option. She needs the extra hands so she can meet her
deadline.
And I need
the extra cash.
But the job
comes with additional perks: Hanging out with Kate. Teaching her about horses.
The
mind-blowing sex with her. 

What I
haven’t planned on is for my heart to be a willing part of the deal—a deal that
could result in Kate landing her dream job. In Beverly Hills.

 

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Born in
Brighton England, Stina Lindenblatt has lived in a number of countries,
including England, the US, Finland, and Canada. This would explain her mixed up
accent. She has a kinesiology degree and a MSc in sports biological sciences.
In addition to writing fiction, she loves photography, especially the close-up
variety, and currently lives in Calgary, Canada, with her husband and three
kids.

 

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