Blue Lights & Boatmen – book 4 in rom-com series by Cora Kenborn and K.A. Ware!

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Title: Blue Lights & Boatmen

Series: Swamp Bottom – Book 4

Authors: K.A. Ware and Cora Kenborn

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They say there are three sides to every story…

We’ve heard from the sisters, now it’s time to hear from the men who’ve won their hearts.

No one said dating would be easy, but then again, no one mentioned that dating a Dubois sister would threaten your sanity. Officer Quentin Pope and Zephirin LeBlanc have stayed in the background and let their girlfriends take the lead, but not anymore.

They’re setting the record straight…

Southern gossip, jealous exes, hidden agendas, meddling family members, and one hell of an unexpected twist push both couples toward the edge of crazy. However, in the bayou, nothing worth having comes without a battle, and Pope and Zep are laced up and ready to fight.

Only the strong survive, and if you want to be a part of this family, you have to start by getting off the porch.

Excerpt #1

Zep

Focusing on the road and having phone s with your girlfriend was like trying to wrestle an alligator and play a game of chess at the same time. The shit didn’t work. A man had to pick one thing or the other. Both activities require massive concentration and trying to accomplish both ended in a massive ten car pile-up.

Which, at this point, I’d be willing to risk.

The minute Addie moaned my name, two things happened. My hand dove for my dick again and she let out a scream.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t the kind of scream that let me know I’d completed my mission. No, this was a horrified scream followed by a thud and a groan of pain.

Nothing will limp a dick faster than the sound of a man’s girlfriend moaning in torture.

“Addie? What the fuck?”

Addie’s shrill voice tore through the phone so loud, I had to pull it away from my ear or risk permanent deafness. “Get out! What the hell are you doing in here?”

Initial fury ripped through my veins, and I almost turned the car toward her exit.

Who the fuck is in her room?

“Ads?” Savannah sing-songed in the background. “Who’s on the phone? Where are all your clothes? Are we invoking naked Sundays now, because I gotta tell ya, I don’t know if I’m down with free pussing on the holy day.”

Addie was having none of her shit. “Don’t you fucking knock?”

Savannah laughed and repeated herself. “Who’s on the phone?”

“Oh, God,” Addie wailed. “I’m going to die right here.”

“Hi, Zep,” Savannah called out with a smirk in her voice. “You two kids having fun?”

 

Excerpt #2

Pope

Climbing into my jeep, I loosened my tie with one hand and found the contact I was looking for with the other. There was only one voice I wanted to hear—the only one that would cause my heart to thunder in my chest for an entirely different reason.

“Madame Savvy’s whore house—you’ve got the dough, we’ve got the ho. What’s your flavor, sugar?”

I snorted and shook my head. Only Savannah. “Hey babe, I just—”

“Uh oh, what happened?” she interrupted.

It didn’t surprise me that she knew something was up. We’d met less than six months ago, yet she knew me better than most. She knew the real me—not my name or the reputation that came with my last name—but me. I hadn’t told her the particulars about my family, but it wasn’t because I didn’t trust her. I wanted to shield her from the hurricane that was my father.

I sighed, needing a distraction from the foul mood I always found myself in after an encounter with the senator. “Just a long morning. Tell me something.”

“Like what?”

I let my eyelids drop briefly, the weight of the morning finally settling over me. “I don’t care, anything. I just want to hear your voice.”

“Kevin learned how to change the channel.”

“What?”

“I had the TV on this morning while folding laundry—”

I must’ve entered the Twilight Zone. “You were doing laundry?”

She scoffed. “It was under extreme protest. Addie practically had me at knifepoint the entire time.”

I tried to stifle my laugh. “Was anyone injured during this standoff?”

“Unfortunately, no. My knife throwing skills could use some work.”

This time, I didn’t hide my chuckle. There was something so refreshing about Savannah. She was unapologetically genuine. Her refusal to conform was the thing I loved most about her. Not that I had the balls to tell her that.

“My sister and I going all West Side Story in our living room isn’t the point here. The point is that when a commercial for pork came on, Kevin straight up reached over and slammed his little foot down on the remote until he found the Animal Planet. I swear to fuck, that pig is smarter than most people I know.”

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*Blue Lights & Boatmen is the fourth book in the eight novella Swamp Bottom series. It’s recommended that you read them in order to get the full experience.*

SWAMP BOTTOM SERIES

1- Front Porches & Funerals

2- Voodoo & Vodka

3- Hook-Ups & Hang-ups

4- Blue Lights & Boatmen

Souls discovered by Miranda Brock – promo post

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Title:  Souls Discovered

Author: Miranda Brock

Genre: Teen & Young Adult

Price: Now only $.99 or FREE on Kindle Unlimited

 

What Reviewers are saying –

“A tangled web in the battle of good versus evil, fated responsibility and feelings from the heart as one girl must rise to the occasion and go beyond the call of duty.”

“Exciting and magnetic, drawing the reader into the action and emotions of the characters.”

“The interesting characters and fast-paced action had me captivated to the end.”

“You will love the characters, you will love the story, you will scream and cry and try to slam on the brakes as you ride the rollercoaster of this plot.”

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Blurb:

Spin away with young Autumn as she finds a seemingly innocuous gold necklace on her family’s farm and inadvertently uncovers her destiny as “The Keeper.” Autumn’s discovery of the necklace activates “The Window” and alerts both good and evil forces to her whereabouts. Autumn is pulled from everything she knows and tossed into a life of unknowns. Enigmatic enemies called Dehmons hunt her at every turn and if captured the very world she lives in will fall into destruction. With the help of seven Searchers Autumn must learn to use the power she has been given before it is too late.

Will she choose to follow the dangerous destiny thrust upon her?

Will she be able to withstand the temptation of a relationship that could jeapordize everything?

Most importantly, will Autumn be able to find the strength within herself to fight the dead-eyed evil Dehmon souls?

 

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Author Bio:

 

From an early age Miranda Brock has always loved fantasy and adventure everything. Since she doesn’t live in a world of enchanting powers, mythical beasts, and things unbelievable she has decided to write about them. (Although, if you happen to see a dragon flying around, do tell her.)

 

Born in southern Illinois, where she still resides with her husband and two children, she grew up running through the woods, playing in creeks, and riding horses. What started out as writing poetry grew into short stories and eventually led to her first novel, Souls Discovered.

 

Miranda lives in the country where she finds inspiration in the simplicity and beauty around her. With the help of a ridiculous amount of coffee and some good music she writes whenever she gets a chance.

 

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From The Falls by Heather Renee – cover reveal

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Title: From The Falls

Series: The Falls Trilogy, Book Two

Author: Heather Renee

Release Date: August 4th, 2017

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Blurb:

Arvata is thriving and Kali is finally getting a handle on being an Elder. She’s been learning her Arelia abilities while enjoying being a newlywed. The only thing missing from Arvata is their town healer, who left a year ago and didn’t tell anyone why.

Lorelle finally returns and explains to the Elders what the Fates had assigned to her, but she now needs their help with the mission. Half-Guardians, that shouldn’t even exist in their world, are out there and need to be protected, but time is running out.

Dark magic lurks within these hybrids and nobody knows how they came to be. They possess powers unlike full Guardians and it’s up to Kali and her friends to figure out how to protect the half-Guardians and prevent more from being created.

Trust will need to be earned, unseen powers will emerge and loved one’s lives are threatened. Will the risk be worth it in the end?

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About The Author:

Heather Renee lives in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest in Oregon. She writes YA Fantasy that has a mixture of suspense, humor and a little romance.

When Heather’s not writing, she is spending time with her beautiful daughter and amazing husband. Two cats and a dog who loves the snow, complete their household. On weekends, if she doesn’t have a book in her face, you can find Heather going on different adventures with her family. Her favorite being hiking Multnomah Falls.

She loves to hear from her fans, so visit her webpage and the Contact Me link for ways to connect. http://www.HeatherReneeAuthor.com

 

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IMPERFECT LOVE Kindle World, a fabulous new series featuring strong alpha heroes who get knocked sideways when they suddenly begin noticing the heroine in a whole new light.

In partnership with Kendall Ryan & these amazing bestselling authors: Kelly Elliott, Adriana Locke, Mandi Beck, T. Gephart, Kim Karr, Cora Kenborn, Magan Vernon & Natasha Madison.

Sexy, laugh-out-loud funny, and sweet at times, this series is all about exploring romance tropes like friends to lovers, fake fiancé, arranged marriage, surprise pregnancy, budding office romances, and more, that all share one fabulous thing in common–they end in a happily ever after.

 

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FAMED by Magan Vernon:

On the heels of Mary James leaked sex tape – totally a fake one to make her boyfriend jealous she might add- she needs some PR help if she ever wants her acting career to end up in a fiery hell like her love life.

Chris Garcia has been working his way up from mail room clerk to junior associate at Tate & Cane and now to get to the next rung of the corporate ladder he has to take on the firm’s toughest client: Mary James.

With a little help from a nosey Aunt Rosita and Mama Garcia, the two decide the best way to move forward is simple: a fake relationship.

But what happens when something fake gets to be too real and FAME gets involved?

 

 

One-Night Stand-In – T. Gephart

Sarah Madison loved working at Tate & Cane Enterprises.

While she looked and, for the most part, acted conservatively—she was a gladiator in the boardroom. The fast-paced, energetic work environment not only fed her need for corporate blood but also allowed her to work for one of her role models, Olivia Cane—living proof a woman really can have it all.

And after months of paying her dues, she was finally offered the promotion she’d been vying for. Which was great, except for the fact she had to share the position with a new guy they brought in especially for the role.

Kyle Drake was smart, experienced, and probably just as good, if not better, in negotiations. And if she wasn’t careful, prove he could do the job without her. Add in good-looking and an incredibly sexy smooth talker, and everyone in the office either wanted to be him or sleep with him. Which Sarah could have totally ignored if he hadn’t been the stranger she’d married in Vegas during a fake ceremony six months earlier.

He was supposed to be her one-night stand, a stand-in for a ceremony that wasn’t even legally binding. They were never even going to see each other again. Hell, she apparently hadn’t even known his real last name at the time. It was the only time she’d ever done something completely reckless and spontaneous.

It figured that one time would come back and bite her where it hurt.

 

 

THE RUN IN – KELLY ELLIOTT

Becoming the new Marketing Manager at Tate and Cane was a game changer. I was hell bent on proving I deserved this job, and that it wasn’t my cousin Sterling Quinn who had helped me score the new job title. Him being one of the CEO’s best friend—didn’t help the rumors.

Well screw that.

Ten years of sweat and hard work was the reason I was sitting in a large corner office with a killer Manhattan view. More focused than I’d ever been, it was time to take the bull by the horns.

And God help the person who stood in in my way.

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Things I left behind in Seattle, Washington: A promising career at a top marking firm, the past I was desperate to escape, and obviously my sense of direction. It was because of all of those reasons I was standing in the middle of New York City lost and cursing at my phone.

If I didn’t get to Tate and Cane soon, I wouldn’t only be late, but also blow the chance to make the good impression on my new boss, Mason Quinn. And I needed that more than anything.

One wrong turn, an unfortunate collision, and an expensive suit drenched in my soy chia tea latte was not how I wanted to start my first day.

Then there was the other little problem I had. The drop dead gorgeous man whose suit I’d ruined was my new boss.

And boy did he look pissed.

 

TIED BY KIM KARR

I was rich, single, and connected, which meant a steady diet of beautiful women wherever I went.

I really did think I had the perfect life.

Until I went and married a supermodel I’d just met, and everything changed.

Of course there were choices. But the word annulment meant giving her up, and I never give up anything. Still, I was a bachelor at heart, and having a wife, well, I didn’t really know what to do with that.

After only forty-eight hours of marriage, I had already gone and screwed everything up.

Now I have thirty days to prove to my new wife that I’m husband material. There’s only one problem—I don’t even know what husband material means. However, I’m certain that won’t stop me from excelling at it.

My wife tells me it isn’t going to be easy. That I have numerous issues to overcome.

First, there’s my jealousy. It needs to be tamed. Did I flip over the fact that her latest picture was causing men around the world to do dirty things all over the covers she graced? Hell, yes. I couldn’t help myself though. When her photo went viral, my caveman instincts kicked in, and I demanded she quit her job and stay home—barefoot and pregnant in my kitchen. I can work on that, right?

Then there’s my mother. I need to convince her that my new wife is not the money hungry floozy she called her. Did my mother actually call her that? Yes. I can’t help it that my mother wants me to get rid of my new wife. The problem is what my mother wants, she always gets one way or another. Still, turning my mother’s opinion around can’t be that hard, can it?

There are many other issues, but according to my new wife, those are minor compared to the biggest one—she says I will never be able to accept being tied down.

Don’t worry—I got this one. I intend to prove to her in no uncertain terms that being tied up, down, or horizontal is just what this Upper East Sider needs.

 

 

Battle of the Sexes Adriana Locke

Carver Jones’ partner at Jones + Gallum had to step down for medical reasons. He’s absolutely devastated. He swears. Just ignore his cheeky grin, okay?

When word reaches his fancy corner office that Gallum is replacing himself with his daughter, Amity, Carver is ecstatic.

For real this time.

Jones squashes men in the business industry flat. A woman? Pfst. He’ll be completely in charge in no time, doing whatever he wants. He’s so ready for this.

But is he ready to fight the hardest fight of his life? No, not the one to maintain control of his company. The one to keep control of his heart.

The battle may begin in the boardroom, but the war will definitely be won in the bedroom. May the best sex win.

 

 

 

UNSUPERVISED by Cora Kenborn

Niall

A non-existent love life, unstable paycheck, and a six-year-old who’d rather hit boys than books sound more like a cry for help than a dating profile. On paper, it would seem like I need a life coach, but I’ve managed to get a decent grip on the single-dad thing. My love life, on the other hand, is an entirely different story. With my sexy Irish accent, I should have women of all ages losing their minds, but I seem to attract only a certain type—crazy.

The last thing I want is a new relationship, but I need a date for my company’s charity function. A chance meeting with a tall, leggy blonde who looks like she could use a night out is the perfect solution. Beautiful, sane, and she has a kid? We have a winner.

I didn’t count on Laken being unforgettable. Unlike all the other fake women I’ve met in this city, she’s real. And if there’s one thing I value more than anything, it’s honesty.

Laken

I didn’t bust my ass in college to be a nanny. Unfortunately, a 4.0 GPA and sucking up to the owner’s sister did nothing to secure a coveted Tate & Cane Enterprises internship. I’m not proud of being a nanny-for-hire to get my foot in the door, but my wealthy socialite employer has the ears of company executives. Swallowing my pride, I do what I need to—until an afternoon at the park changes everything.

I don’t mean to let him think Preston is my kid, but he just assumes. This isn’t me. I’m not a liar. Although his panty-melting accent does unspeakable things to me, I should set the record straight. There’s only one problem. Niall is a freelance photographer for Tate & Cane and invites me to a company event as his plus-one. He’s my “in.”

If I can hold on to this charade long enough, I can get the job and the man of my dreams. I’m winging this completely unsupervised. Game on.

 

TWISTED by Mandi Beck

Three friends walk into a bar . . . One walks out the fake girlfriend of a hot, bearded Scotsman.

Fannin McGuire is up for promotion at Tate and Cane Enterprises, but first she has to make it through her stepsister’s wedding. To Fannin’s ex. Yep. Her ex-fiancé is about to be her new brother-in-law. One big happy family. And lucky her, she also gets to work with him.

While Fannin is putting all of her energy into her career, her ex is putting all of his energy into making her life hell. Just when Fannin is sure she’ll be attending the wedding without a plus one, in walks Jasper James to save the day. He’s the bartender at the Iron Flask, the account she’s trying to land, and everything she didn’t know she needed or wanted. Before Fannin knows what’s happening, Jasper is playing knight in shining armor and she likes it. And him. A lot. With his smooth Scottish accent, ridiculously good looks, and that beard? She doesn’t stand a chance.

Jasper isn’t in the habit of rescuing anyone. But when Fannin is confronted by her ex about her lack of a date for his upcoming nuptials, Jasper can’t help but step in. Her wild hair, violet eyes, and killer legs have him doing a few things he normally wouldn’t. Never mind that he shouldn’t be getting involved with the woman in charge of making the bar a global success.

Their fake relationship becomes more real than either thought it would. Now they’re at the mercy of their feelings when truths are twisted, and the lies don’t taste as smooth as the whisky.

 

CHEEKY by Natasha Madison

Bradley Fitch has it all. A suave job, a gigantic trust fund, and an accent that makes panties drop faster than the speed of light. His new life in New York City is fast-paced and furious, but it’s nothing a little getaway can’t cure.

What says party and unwind like Las Vegas? Nothing. Plus, whatever happens there has to stay there.

When his best friend bails, he finds himself sitting on the plane next to his best friend’s sister.

She’s off-limits—proverbial caution tape wrapped around her body. Of course, she’s also totally ball busting gorgeous.

Lexi Quinn fell in love with Bradley at eight years old and then vowed to kill him at eight and a half. What was supposed to be a romantic week away is turning into a nightmare. Her ex is actually married, her luggage is lost, and her reservation is cancelled. And she’s sitting next to the man she swore to hate forever

One week. No strings attached. What is the worst that could happen?

It’s all fun and games till this British bad boy gives new meaning to BBC and becomes a little bit too cheeky.

 

REVIEWS!

I personally reviewes two neovels from IMPERFECT WORD. Tied and Unsupervised.

 

A story about what can happen when you will marry new meet girl/man in LV and they try to solve it in reality.
James is a man that lives proudly a life of a rich single man. Lindsay is a model that knows nothing about him when they meet at some kind of party.
I really liked their chemistry and their struggle. And there were also characters I hated due to their way around people they don’t know.
I recommend this fast read – it was so much fun 🙂

 

A really funny and sweet story that get US throu some misunderstood assuptions to real events.
Niall is a man in need for fake fiancee whaept will happen when he meet young girl takeing care of boy that he considers to be her child.
Laken desperetly needs new job and she tried to get it in corporation with no success – suddenly a man offers her help in getting job if she will become his fake fiancee. But there is one problem – she is not a mother he thinks she is.
What will happen when Niall will learn truth about Laken?
Sophie was so hilarious with her words – i would love have more of her!
Ms Cora is a master of short and funny stories!

 

 

 

Kendall Ryan

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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Long awaited book 3 – Damned either way by Erin Hayes (HARKER 3)

Damned Either Way
Erin Hayes
(The Harker Trilogy, #3)
Publication date: May 31st 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

The thrilling conclusion to The Harker Trilogy

I’m finally free of my family’s curse.

Except now, the world is ending. FML.

Anthony, the vampire that killed my sister and my brother-in-law, has won. I’ve lost everything. I no longer have my powers. I have no idea where Amelia is. And the vampire I love has surrendered to the hunger that is throwing the world into chaos.

The worst part? I can’t do anything about it, because I’m no longer the Harker. Sure, I’m not dying anymore, but I’m barely living at this point.

But there may be one last chance to save us all. If only I can find it in me to make one final sacrifice.

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EXCERPT:

The Twinkie is mushed and some of the cream is coming out, but as I pull it out of the wrapper, I can’t help but be gentle.

I found the single-serve pastry in a hollowed-out convenience store in downtown Birmingham a few days back. It’s the only thing resembling a cake that we’ve found on our way to Austin. In the aftermath of the apocalypse, all the grocery stores are empty as everyone panicked and stole every little thing they could get their hands on. Many of them are now hiding out in their houses during the night.

Those that are alive anyways.

I could make a cake myself, but we are never in one place long enough for me to find an oven and make one. With one arm, it’s a little…hard.

Besides, this is just a small ritual that I want to do myself. I don’t need to decorate it. I just need to…pay tribute. With the only kind of food that would survive the apocalypse.

I light the candle that I stuck in it, its soft glow flickering in the dying light. I give a small smile, feeling my heart break.

“Happy birthday, Amelia.”

 

Author Bio:

Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books.

She works as an advertising copywriter by day, and she’s an award-winning New York Times Bestselling Author by night. She has lived in New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, and now San Francisco with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.

You can reach her at erinhayesbooks@gmail.com and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.

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Train Wreck by Elise Faber – blog tour

We are proud to present Train Wreck by Elise Faber! This is a standalone contemporary romance with a “happy ever after” ending.

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Title: Train Wreck

Author: Elise Faber

Release Date: May 31, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance (standalone, happy ever after)

Editors: Kay Springsteen, Julie Sherwood

Cover Designer: Jena Brignola

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34730793-train-wreck

Tour Presented by: TripleA Publishing Services

 

Train Wreck blurb

 

train wreck
noun

1. A chaotic or disastrous situation.
2. An utter catastrophe or mess.
3. A devastating calamity or source of trouble.
4. Pepper O’Brien.

As the daughter of a famed film producer, Pepper O’Brien is Hollywood royalty.

Also, her life sucks.

Because, unfortunately for her, the old adage is true: money can’t buy everything—including grace, true love, or the ability to not screw up every single opportunity her life has brought her.

After her latest disaster, Pepper moves across the country to start over but, as usual, her life has other plans, namely in the form of Derek Cashette, her former teenage crush and now ridiculously handsome friend of her older brother.

Derek is determined to salvage the train wreck of her life and Pepper’s determined not to let him. Her life is her problem and, dammit, why can’t she be her own hero?

But sometimes fate has other plans. Or maybe it’s hormones. Especially when her rescuer comes with a killer smile, a chest Thor would be jealous of, and a butt that any girl just wants to—

 

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Train Wreck experts

 

#1

The door was open a crack and she paused before entering the hall, listening hard. Had he left?

But no, she heard the rumble of the dryer just off the kitchen, a soft curse as something clinked in the kitchen.

“Suck it up, Pepper,” she whispered and strode into the hall.

And if her footsteps slowed to a crawl outside the kitchen then that was just because the sight of Derek standing in nothing more than a towel as he raided her fridge had frozen her in place.

She must have made a noise. Hell, it was probably a gasp. His body clothed was one thing. His body in just a towel . . .

Holy pigs in a blanket.

Funnily, the dimples were the last thing on her mind. Or at least the ones that graced his cheeks . . . err, his northern cheeks. The ones winking at her from the top of the towel, hinting at the biteable ass beneath? That set was definitely front and center in her brain.

He spun around and—freaking rainbows, kittens, and cotton candy—the front was as good as the back.

And the towel. Thank you sweet baby Jesus for that puny excuse of a towel.

Long limbs, a V above his hips, flat abs, a squeezable set of pecs.

Mine, her mind said. Grabby hands all day long.

“Pepper?” he asked. “Are you—?”

No words. Her tongue wasn’t capable of them at the moment. Not when it was glued to the roof of her mouth, not when every nerve in her body had come to screaming attention and was demanding that she launch herself at him.

But she managed to restrain herself.

She didn’t jump Derek or mark him, didn’t stake an obvious claim to the universe that he was hers.

She was a lady. She had restraint.

Instead, she closed the distance between them and snatched the towel from his waist.

See? She could control herself.

Then Pepper glanced down. “Oh.”

One of his hands shot out, covering himself with a half-gallon carton of milk. “It’s drafty

in front of the fridge. Cold—”

Pepper didn’t let him finish. Because her “oh” hadn’t been in disappointment. No, the exclamation had been one of reverence. The man did it for her. Everywhere.

Stomach bug? What stomach bug? Weak? Hell no, she wasn’t. Or not any longer.

Her blood pumped, adrenaline surged. She could lift a car, a building.

She managed restraint before. Now that restraint was gone. Now she launched herself into Derek’s arms.

 

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“Your allergies make you burst into sudden tears?” he asked when she sniffed again.
“At the sight of you?” She glared. “Yes. Sudden and unexplained tears are common.”
A drop of moisture hung on the edge of her lashes.

Derek wanted to reach forward to brush it away.

Stupid.

Pepper jumped to her feet and turned for the house, leaving him standing on the deck feeling incredibly unsure of himself.

“Well?”

She was in the doorway, still glaring, still beautiful as hell.

He raised a brow.
“Well, come inside already.”

He watched her as she whirled around, her bright red hair fanning out behind her like a cape, drawing his gaze down, down . . . too far down.

Derek swallowed, forced his eyes away from the shorts so barely there they were nearly obscene.

This was a terrible idea.

 

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It was the lipstick that pushed him over the edge. Fire engine red. F*cking kissable.

He reeled her in, silky skin beneath his palms, soft curves against his chest, jasmine and vanilla in his nose.

He leaned down.

“Don’t.” A whisper. A plea.

His mouth was a centimeter from hers and those four letters painted his lips. Moist breath. Hot air. She might as well already be kissing him for how effectively that puff owned him.

“I shouldn’t,” he agreed.

“You shouldn’t.” Another breath, another chink in what was fast-becoming a non-existent resistance to Pepper.

“I want—”

“No.”

Those emerald eyes were brimming with heat, her skin was flushed, her body pressing against his.

But she’d said no.

And so he released her.

Pepper’s eyes slid closed, shuttering that warmth, and she released a shaky breath. “I can’t, Derek.”

His body was on fire, but he nodded.

Eyes opened, sadness in place of desire. The swap was a punch to the gut. “I could never be what you need.”

Gripping the shoes in one hand, Pepper turned and ran barefoot down the beach.

She was gone so fast that she couldn’t have heard him when he said, “I just need you to be you.”

 

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Aside from writing bestselling romances, Elise’s passions are chocolate, Star Wars, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team, the Sharks, are playing).

She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice.

Elise is the mom to two exuberant boys and is thoroughly addicted to Dancing with the Stars.

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Two great companion stories by Raye Wagner – Daughter of Darkness & Son of War!

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SON OF WAR

Demigods were meant to be the heroes of Olympus. . .

Xan was trained by his father Ares to be ruthless and lethal. As a kynigόs, he spends his time hunting monsters that prey on naïve mortals and foolish demigods. When the arrogant sons of Apollo tag along on a routine assignment, an easy kill turns deadly.

Forced to recuperate at a conservatory, Xan is surrounded by the abuse and selfishness of the resident demigods. All he wants is to escape.

Xan may be the son of the god of war, but his fighting skills are no match for the destiny the Fates have woven for him.

Son of War is a blend of teen fantasy and Greek mythology set in the modern world. Perfect for readers who love the adventure of Percy Jackson with a dash of romance. This story is a companion to The Sphinx series but can be enjoyed independently of it.

REVIEW

that one was a great page turner. Fast paced action with characters known from Sphinx series.
Apollo sons were the same hateful dudes as I know them.
Xan is a demigod that follows only his own will.
Last chapter – crap I loved it!

And thanks to Raye Wagner once again I’m in the middle od deciding if I’m team Xan or team Athan in the series.

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DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS

Who will be her light in the dark?
Dahlia knows her value… it’s less than nothing. As a daughter of the goddess Eris, discord and wanting are her only companions. While she craves love and friendship — or even just a sense of belonging — those are the very things her presence destroys.
Unless . . .
One day, a mysterious stranger rescues her from a fight and offers her the unattainable: a safe haven with other demigods. But Dahlia fears a new residence can only be a temporary reprieve. It can’t end well — not for her or the others.
After all, it’s impossible to change who she is.

Blending Greek mythology and fantasy in the modern world, Daughter of Darkness deals with issues of abandonment, abuse, self-esteem, and finding one’s place in the world. It takes place in the same mythical world as The Sphinx series, but it is a companion story (12,000 words) and can be enjoyed independently.

REVIEW

It’s a shortie about Dahlia. How she get to the conservatory? How her relationship with Xan was established?
Great short read that answered some of my questions from The Spinx Series.

IF YOU LOOK FOR GREAT SERIES AND STORIES THESE ARE FOR YOU!

 

Here are some links to buy this stories and Author page:

Amazon US – Son of War

Amazon US  –  Daughter of Darkness – PREORDER!!

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