Friday, August 28, 2015

Review of NEVER SAY NEVER by Nicole Edwards & Giveaway!

Never Say Never by Nicole Edwards
A Sniper 1 Security Novel, Book 2. M/M Romance



Ryan Trexler has devoted his entire life to his family’s security business. And now that he’s slated to take over the reins for the company, RT knows that his life is only going to get more complicated. Add in the fact that he’s lusting over one of the men who works for him and RT knows that there are some serious tough times ahead. 

Zachariah Tavoularis—nicknamed Z—has been employed by Sniper 1 Security for a decade. Despite being known as the most loyal enforcer outside of family, Z also has a reputation of being quite the playboy, though that was based more on rumor than fact. When an assignment comes up that forces the two of them to work together, Z knows it’s time to show RT he’s not the man he thinks he is. 

Can they complete the mission, despite the fact that it puts them in a tenuous situation, bringing them closer than either of them ever expected? And will Z allow RT to convince him that they can never be together, no matter how much they both want it? 

m/m romance




Wow.  Yep, wow.  I didn't think any M/M romance could top off Ethan and Beau, but I was completely wrong.  Z and RT sent me on a roller coaster of emotions and I could only hope I would be thrilled with the ride.  I knew from reading the blurb that this was going to be a great book, but I had no idea it would land on my favorites list.  I have to say that each book Nicole writes gets better and better.

It was no secret to those who knew them that Z and RT were gay.  Neither one was ashamed of their preference and openly shared their likes.  Z has wanted RT for years, but he knew RT was not ready to give into any type of relationship.  However, the more time went on, the more he knew RT wanted him too.  Z only had to bide his time and make it known that he wanted RT as well.

RT wanted Z like he was the last drop of water in the desert; however, he learned the hard way not to mix business with pleasure.  After being burned in the past, he has no desire to go down that road again.  But the more he is with Z, he more his resistance starts to slip.

When they are forced to work together, will their thirst for each other finally be quenched?  Will RT finally let his guard down and be the man Z needs him to be?  Will Z finally get his HEA?  In order to find out, you HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!  I promise you will not be disappointed.

There are so many things I want to say, but I'm afraid of giving spoilers.  I LOVED this book.  Z is without a doubt my favorite Nicole Edwards character.  His wit, funny remarks and his strong devotion to his family make him the type of man everyone wants in their lives.  This was such a great read and I can't wait to see what Nicole has in store for us next!        


 Never Say Never (Sniper 1 Security, #2)
(unedited excerpt - subject may change prior to publication)

“How’s the business goin’?” Travis asked as he steered Ryan toward a booth near the front of the bar.
“Busy,” Ryan answered.
“That’s a good thing, right?”
“Of course.” Ryan smiled as they approached Travis’s wife Kylie and their husband Gage. “Good to see y’all again.”
“Same here. Have a seat.” Gage motioned toward the opposite side of the table as he slid his other arm over Kylie’s shoulders and pulled her close while Travis grabbed a chair.
Flipping it around backward, Travis straddled the seat, placing his elbow on the table. Ryan didn’t miss that Travis’s other hand disappeared under the table, likely resting on Kylie’s leg if he had to guess.
“We weren’t sure you’d be able to make it,” Travis said.
Ryan knew he could always be called back to work at any time, depending on the case, but he didn’t need to tell Travis as much. The man ran a multi-million dollar resort, so he understood. “I’m glad I could.”
“How’s Z doin’?” Kylie asked, peering toward the back of the room where Z had been pulled away by his friends a few minutes before.
“You know Z. Nothing gets him down.”
Gage smiled. “Seems he’s quite interested in you.”
Knowing better, Ryan still turned to glance in Z’s direction. He thought for sure he’d be busted stealing a look, but Z was paying him no attention.
“And you’re quite interested in him,” Kylie noted.
Ryan’s head snapped back around to face her. He was about to fire off a rebuttal, but her smile silenced him.
“Leave the poor man alone,” Travis injected. “He’s in denial.”
Ryan snorted.
“I concur,” Gage added.
“Why’s everybody gangin’ up on me?” Ryan questioned, unable to hide the smile.
“Seemed like the thing to do.” Travis took a sip of his beer.



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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Edwards lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, their three kids, and four rambunctious dogs. When she’s not writing about sexy alpha males, Nicole can often be found with her Kindle in hand or making an attempt to keep the dogs happy. You can find her hanging out on Facebook and interacting with her readers - even when she’s supposed to be writing.
Nicole also writes contemporary/new adult romance as Timberlyn Scott.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Cover Reveal of UNCONTROLLABLE by C.A. Harms

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UNCONTROLLABLE
Author: CA Harms
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: The Key West Series #3
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release Date: September 15, 2015
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Avery Nolan’s father has never been a part of her life.

As a result, she finds herself becoming a caretaker. Always trying to please other people, willing to tuck her own concerns aside for the happiness of others.

She is selfless.

She is a nurturer.

On the outside, it appears Kade Thomas has it all, but no one can understand the guilt and ache he feels daily.

He is haunted by his past. 

Every time he closes his eyes, he finds himself reliving the same nightmare, over and over again.

He blames himself for the loss of Jenna.

He pushed her too far and she paid the price. 

Avery saw something special in Kade, from the first day she met him—she could feel it. 

But the darkness that consumes him is…

Uncontrollable.

Will she finally be the one to break down the walls he’s built around his heart and soul?
Or will she find some walls are just Indestructible…


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C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Review of I NEED YOU HERE by Cynthia P. O'Neill & Giveaway!


I NEED YOU HERE
Author: Cynthia P. O'Neill
Series: Need #3
Genre: Contemporary | Erotic Romance
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Rafe Prescott controlled every aspect of his life from finalizing legal contracts for his family’s company to negotiating the next conquest at the sex club. After seeing the pain his brother in-law went through after losing his mate, he swore he’d never give his heart to anyone. He even scoffed at his brother for falling in love at first site, until he met her… 

She’s unlike anyone he's ever encountered, not bending easily to his alpha dominance or sexual persuasions. Everything about her enticed him with the need to make her his own, but she was hiding something, never divulging too much of her past.

Dawn Jamieson lived life having to constantly be on alert. All she wanted was to be normal – to have her dream man and the perfect job. But could she handle both of these things being in different states? The day she left Orlando would be the day her heart connected with someone and the beginning of her own personal hell, making her question everything.

She knew he was a dominant, and she had always been curious about the BDSM lifestyle, reading every romance novel possible, but could she be what Rafe needed? In turn, would he be willing to risk everything, including his own life, to save her?

All he knew is that he loved her and needed her Here!

Note: This is a Complete Novel. No cliffhanger. Dual POV. Rated 18+ due to adult language and sexual content. This is an adult contemporary erotic romance filled with suspense and light elements of BDSM, Dom/sub play. This series centers around the Prescott family, their friends, and businesses. It includes computer hackers, unsavory characters, and corporate hijinks. These are stand alone books that create the series, but they do not need to be read in order. The story is more enhanced if read in order. 

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What a great addition to the series!  We met Rafe and Dawn in the previous book, but we, or at least I was left wanting more.  Rafe is the perfect blend of alpha and sweet.  I loved how he would not give up on Dawn as he knew she was the other half of his soul.  He truly would do anything in order to keep her safe and win her heart.

Dawn, oh how my heart broke for her.  She found herself in an impossible situation with only her memories of to Rafe keep her going.  She longed for the day when she would see him again, hoping that she would not be too late.

The author did a wonderful job of keeping you wondering what was going to happen next.  You wanted Rafe and Dawn to get their HEA, but at times it seemed almost impossible.  My heart ached for both of them and I had to keep reading to see how the story was going to end.  I can't wait to see what happens in the next book and which characters will get their HEA next!



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★★★ WARNING: ADULT CONTENT  ★★★
            I lifted her chin with my fingers and held her in place, so our eyes met. I noticed her lids were hooded and her eyes dilated with sensual need. “You are my definition of perfection. Don’t ever forget that.” I whispered against her lips, waiting for a response.
If Id ever had any doubt as to her submissiveness, it was laid to rest with her quiet, Yes, sir.  Two simple words, but they meant everything to me.
Our mouths melded together, engaging in a passionate dance. Her tongue caressed my lips, and my teeth nipped hers, each of us begging to be inside the other.  My lips blazed a trail down her neck, nipping at the juncture of her shoulder.  A soft moan escaped her throat, her fingers clenched my shoulders, and she unconsciously rocked her hips against my thighs, making me harden beneath her.  Dont forget this is about her tonight, not you.  You need to gain her trust, so she knows you have her best interest at heart.
I brought one hand up to gently brush across one of her breasts, feeling her hardened nipple through the fabric.  The other traveled up her inner thigh to rest against her center.  I could feel the heat radiating off of her lace panties, which were soaked with her arousal.  The scent was starting to permeate the air and forever burning a place within my heart and mind. 
I slowly ran a finger along the edge of her panties, but was met with a slap to my arm.  Her words were breathy, barely audible, as her head shook.  I cant Rafe.  You promised wed go slow.
I held her close to me and gently bit her nipple through her clothes. Her eyes closed, then she threw her head back, my name expressed in a sensual moan that had me so hard I was afraid there would be a permanent imprint of the zipper on my dick.  My mouth moved slowly up her jaw line and to her mouth, where I tugged on her lower lip with my teeth, teasing it. Make no mistake, bella.  I. Want. You.  But tonight is all about your pleasure, not mine.  Let me show you what it can be like with me. Let me give you both pleasure and pain. Together, they elicit orgasms that have to be experienced to believe. I promise to take nothing for myself, only giving you the satisfaction that you desirethat you deserve.  Please, may I show you what its like to be mine?
My hand moved higher on her inner thigh, massaging circles into her skin, as I spoke.  When I reached her drenched center, I rubbed the heel of my hand against her mound to emphasize my point.  Say no and well stop right now. Ill return you to your hotel, no harm no foul.  What will it be, mi amore?
She trembled and shifted closer, an impassioned, Yes! was her only response. 
I thrust my tongue into her mouth, devouring every inch of it, demonstrating what Id love to do with her in bed. My fingers found their way under the saturated lace of her panties and caressed her warm, slick folds. 
I stroked from her clit to her entrance once, twice, and elicited a sweet moan from her lips.  Thats it, bella.  Feel me, my touch, focus on this moment, and allow the pleasure to fill you. 
Dawns body relaxed into mine, my fingers moved further down to her soaked center.  Her smell was intoxicating.  A gentle hint of lavender mixed with the subtly of cherries.    It was all I could do not to rip open my pants and shove deep inside her.  My cock had other ideas, but tonight would be about gaining her trust, show her I was a man of my word.  Id give her pleasure beyond her wildest dreams, but Id leave her craving moreneeding me.
My teeth nipped at that oh so tender spot just behind a womans ear that drove everyone nuts, including Dawn.  I slipped one finger into her center, as my thumb smoothed over her hardened nub, causing her to rock hard against my hand.  I knew there was a little minx in there somewhere.  Now I just need to coax it to the surface and encourage it to explore. 
Her core was tight, hot, and needy.  Her vaginal walls clamped down hard on my finger, sucking me inside.  I rimmed her core, trying to stretch her with each pass until I was finally able to push in another finger.  Shed be hell on my dick, so tight I wouldnt even last a second.  God, she felt good. 
Dawn began riding my hand. My thumb circled her distended clit, and my fingers sought out the bundle of nerves inside that would make her explode in my arms.  Her breathing became erratic and soft whimpers escaped her lips as her walls began to flutter against my fingers. 
This is your first lesson in discipline, mia bella angelo.  You will not come until I tell you.  Her body became stiff as she tensed.  She scrunched her eyes and panted in an attempt to keep herself from coming apart in my arms.  I wouldnt torture her for long. 
I kept up my ministrations, as she whimpered and fought to control her body.  Her scent, her movements, everything about her solidified it was only her that I needed. And I needed her here, with me.
Her fingers began to dig into my shoulders, signaling it was time to watch my woman come for the first time.  My fingers moved in and out of her moist heat at a brutal pace. My thumb pressed firmly against her clit, I whispered against her neck, Come for me, mi amore, and my fingers curved inward to press against her g-spot.  Her body began to quake in my arms and my mouth covered hers, swallowing her cry of ecstasy.  


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- ABOUT THE AUTHOR - 
CYNTHIA P. O'NEILL 
Cynthia P. O’Neill grew up in small town in South Florida and moved to Central Florida to attend college. There, she married her friend, love, and soul mate and still resides with their amazing son, and a feisty, four-legged little boy. 

In her books, Cynthia draws on her background in healthcare and business, along with her husband’s engineering knowledge. 

She currently writes on all levels of Romance. The Remembrance Series encompasses New Adult with a touch of Paranormal activity and a hint of Historical romance. A Learning Series is for those who like a little more steam with their books, falling into the categories of Contemporary - Erotica, with a hint of suspense. 

Her latest series, Need, will have several books, each focusing on one couple per book. The main couple will then become supporting characters, while some of the background characters step forward to find their own happily ever after. It will be will be a Contemporary – Erotic romance with a high level of suspense added. 

She tries to make her writing very personal and close to her heart. Regular life is the inspiration for her books, but her imagination takes them to new heights, opening up possibilities that would normally not exist. 

To learn more about the author, please visit Cynthia’s website at: www.cynthiaponeill.com



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TOUCH ME NOT, a New Adult Romance by USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, Apryl Baker, releases this September through Limitless Publishing!



 ✰ ✰ SYNOPSIS ✰ 
A past tragedy has left Lily James burdened with a devastating secret…

Since the death of her twin sister, Lily can’t bear to be touched. Not accidentally, not casually…and certainly not intimately. This makes it impossible for her to confess to her best friend Adam Roberts that she’s in love with him. She can’t give him the sort of relationship he needs, so she watches in silence while he plans his wedding with someone else.

Enter Nikoli Kinkaid, the campus manwhore…

Nikoli is a self-proclaimed connoisseur of women, and he wants to add Lily to his list of conquests, but she wants nothing to do with him—until he makes her an offer she can’t refuse. He’ll teach her to enjoy human contact again, giving her a chance to win over Adam, while Nikoli uses all his considerable charm to seduce her.

But Lily raises the stakes…

Lily loves cars. Her late father was a racer, and she grew up under the hood of a car and on the racetrack. Nikoli has a limited edition 1970 Plymouth Barracuda she covets, so she informs him the terms of their deal also require he not sleep with anyone for six months. If he does, she’ll win the car. If she surrenders and ends up in his bed, his beloved ’Cuda is his to keep.

In an intricate dance of control and surrender, a reluctant friendship becomes something more. Lily begins to crave things she never believed she could, and Nikoli realizes there is more at stake than his reputation.

If Lily overcomes her phobia, will she crave Adam’s touch as she’s starting to crave Nikoli’s? 
Or will she only find pleasure from the touch of a semi-reformed manwhore?



 ✰ ✰ ✰ MEET THE AUTHOR: APRYL BAKER  ✰ ✰ ✰
So who am I? Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.

Growing up in a small town, I learned a lot of values and morals, I also learned parents have spies everywhere and there’s always someone to tell your mama you were seen kissing a particular boy on a particular day just a little too long. So when you get grounded, what is there left to do? Read! My Aunt Jo gave me my first real romance novel. It was a romance titled “Lord Margrave’s Deception.” I remember it fondly. But I also learned I had a deep and abiding love of mysteries and anything paranormal. As I grew up, I started to write just that and would entertain my friends with stories featuring them as main characters.

Now, I live Huntersville, NC where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something fierce…lol.

I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.



Thursday, August 20, 2015

Cover Reveal of HAVE YOU SEEN THIS GIRL? by Carissa Ann Lynch & Giveaway!

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HAVE YOU SEEN THIS GIRL? 
Author: Carissa Ann Lynch
Series: Flocksdale Files #1
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Wendi Wise is a troubled young woman who snorts her breakfast through a straw and spends more time in rehab than in the real world… 

Her life is seemingly out of control.

But now she has a plan.

That plan involves a sharp set of butcher knives. 

She's going back to where all of her troubles began…

Flocksdale.

Wendi was lured away from a local skating rink, at the age of thirteen, and held captive in a place she calls 'The House of Horrors.' Dumped off blindfolded on the side of a dirt road, Wendi soon discovered that she was addicted to the drugs they fed her while she was captive. 

Too scared to go home, and having a new habit to deal with, she hopped on a bus, vanishing from the family she loved. 

Vanishing from Flocksdale…

The town of Flocksdale is littered with fliers with a grainy image of young Wendi, and the words 'Have You Seen This Girl?' written below. 

Now, eight years later, she's on a mission—a mission to find the mysterious house from her youth and the monsters who dwell inside it.

“This is the end, beautiful friend, the end…”



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CARISSA ANN LYNCH

Besides my family, my greatest love in life is books. Reading them, writing them, holding them, smelling them…well, you get the idea. I’ve always loved to read, and some of my earliest childhood memories are me, tucked away in my room, lost in a good book. I received a five dollar allowance each week, and I always — always — spent it on books. My love affair with writing started early, but it mostly involved journaling and writing silly poems. Several years ago, I didn’t have a book to read so I decided on a whim to write my own story, something I’d like to read. It turned out to be harder than I thought, but from that point on I was hooked. My first and second books were released by Sarah Book Publishing: This Is Not About Love and Grayson’s Ridge. I’m a total genre-hopper. Basically, I like to write what I like to read: a little bit of everything! I reside in Floyds Knobs, Indiana with my husband, three children, and massive collection of books. I have a degree in psychology and worked as a counselor.

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Spellbound: Laid Bare (Laid Bare Volume #3) 
Author: S.R. Grey 
Release date: Early September 2015 
Genre: Erotic Romance | Paranormal Romance 
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With Dahlia ensnared in the clutches of Lucien’s sinister cousin, it would seem Selene’s evil plan to make Dahlia despise Lucien has been effective. 

Will Selene sever their bond forever? 

Not if Lucien has anything to say about it. 

But when the powerful Mr. Chambers swoops in to rescue his young love, he soon discovers there’s more to Dahlia’s connection to him than he ever imagined. 

Can Dahlia be saved? And if so, should Lucien save her? To do so may mean disaster. 

Volume 3 of the Laid Bare novella series 
Erotic Romance/Paranormal Romance 
September 2015 


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S.R. Grey is an Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author and a Barnes & Noble #1 Bestselling author. She is the author of the popular Judge Me Not series, the Inevitability duology, A Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy, and the new Laid Bare series of novellas. Ms. Grey's novels have appeared on Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists in multiple categories, including #1 on the Barnes & Noble Nook Bestsellers list last year. 

New novels slated for 2015 release dates are a New Adult novel this fall, title to be revealed this summer, plus more Laid Bare series novellas.

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Review of RYAN'S LOVE by C.A. Harms



"How could I ever go on without her..."


RYAN'S LOVE 
Author: C.A. Harms
Series: Sawyer Brothers #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release Date: August 11, 2015
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One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was bury my wife. 

The second hardest thing would be watching my 12 year old daughter fall to her knees as they lowered her mother into the ground to rest. 

A heart wrenching vision that will forever be etched in my mind.

Claire was my best friend, she had been since we were barely old enough to talk. I always knew, one day, I would marry her. I think I may have even told her that a few times while we were growing up. 

Never did I think I would lose her so suddenly.

I knew at that moment…
Our life would never be the same again…

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     I feel like I say this every time I review a book by C.A. Harms, but she has once again proven why she is one of my favorite authors.  She was able to take such a horrible tragedy and turn it into a wonderful love story.  This is a great story about overcoming a heartbreaking loss in order to claim a second chance at love.  A chance to dig out of the depression and non-exist life one had been living and find a happiness they no longer thought existed.
     Ryan, oh how my heart broke for him.  As soon as I read the synopsis, I new this was going to be someone who would forever be in my heart.  He suffered an unimaginable loss and is now raising his daughter alone.  He does what he knows he needs to daily in order to be there for her, but he is not truly living.  He hasn't been happy since his wife was alive and can't imagine he ever will be again.  
     Claire moves into town to re-open her late grandmothers bakery and start a new life for herself. She has no one who truly cares for her other than her best friends and she is determined to make a happy life for herself. When Ryan comes to her rescue after she has a flat, she is instantly attracted to him.  Who wouldn't be?  The man wears the police uniform VERY well.
     Just when you think things are looking up for both of them, reality comes crashing back down on them and they are left struggling to find middle ground.  Will they be able to overcome the obstacle in their path?  Will they ever get a chance to truly get their HEA?  Make sure to pick up your copy today to find out!!
     I loved this book right from the beginning.  The author did a wonderful job of pulling you right into the story and making you feel like you were experiencing it right along with the characters. Ryan and Claire were perfectly written and I can't wait to catch up with them in the subsequent books in this series.  With that being said C.A. Harms, hurry and finish Jackson's book as I am dying to see him brought down to his knees!   

  

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I couldn’t contain my happiness. Hell, I had forgotten what it was like to hold a woman close. To hold her hand in mine or to bury my face at the base of her neck, just where it meets her shoulder. The comfort of having a woman in my arms was something I thought I’d never have the pleasure of again.

Amber was different than any other woman I had met over the years. She was so sweet, shy, and compassionate. She was so easy to talk to, and the way she listened to me made me feel like she was hanging on my every word. The way she looked at me also made me feel like I’d hung the moon. It was reassuring to have someone I could share time with, someone that didn’t know me during the darkest part of my life. She gave me the chance to let a little of the old me shine through. I had really missed the old me.

“Climb up,” I said from behind her as she stood staring up at the horse only a few feet from her with a look of panic on her face. I was more than positive this was the closest this city girl had ever been to one.

She peered back over her shoulder, and I almost laughed at how overwhelmed she looked.

“I’m from the city,” she said with wide eyes, emphasizing her loss at what to do. “Ryan, you do understand that we have subways and taxis, right? We do not have horses that are the size of SUVs. I’m going to need a little help if you expect me—” She pointed toward her chest, then spun around to point at the horse. “—to get up on that thing.”

Now I did chuckle. It was impossible not to. She was damn near panicking at the thought of how she would mount and then ride the horse.

I stepped up behind her, my chest fitting flush against her back. Gripping her hips, I leaned my head closer and grazed my lips over her ear. Her body relaxed against mine, and she tilted her head to the side, opening up her neck to me.

As I placed a kiss at the base of her neck, she shuddered in my arms. “You have to put your foot in the stirrups,” I whispered before kissing just below her ear. “I’ll lift as you pull yourself up.”

She nodded with her eyes closed as her chest moved up and down in small pants.

“Go on,” I urged.

I lifted her as she gripped the saddle, and she yelped when I firmly placed her atop Storm, my father’s Oldenburg stallion. Jackson held him steady as I pulled myself up and took my spot behind Amber. Our bodies were so close together I could feel her ragged breaths as she shifted against me with each one.

Earlier, I’d been worried about bringing her to my parents’ house. I wasn’t sure how they would feel about seeing me with another woman after all this time. When I stopped by last night for dinner, I wanted to make sure it was okay, and their answers shocked me. My mother cried and assured me that moving on was for the best. She then admitted she had worried I would never truly be happy again and that imagining me alone without someone to love me broke her heart.

My father gave me one of those manly hugs and said he looked forward to meeting the woman who was bringing back his son. His words rang true as I too felt Amber was allowing me to feel alive again. She had returned my desire to feel, to love.

Jackson, on the other hand, just kept commenting on how good-looking the girl that caught my attention was. He made sure to throw in the fact he met her first and had already been inside her apartment. The cocky son of a bitch was so full of himself, he chose to leave out the part about only being there to move furniture. Noah, of course, was more of the silent type, yet his eyes showed he was pleased with my choices.

“You ready?” I asked Amber while wrapping my arms around her waist and grabbing the reins.

She nodded, and I looked over one last time to see Jackson grinning from ear to ear.


- TEASERS -



- ABOUT THE AUTHOR - 
CA Harms 
C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

THE CEO by Shealy James is AVAILABLE NOW!!


!! OUT NOW !! THE CEO by Shealy James 

Available for #FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Purchase your copy today!


Eve Bryant finds herself moving across the country with only one goal—to rediscover herself and get her life back on track…

Leaving a disastrous marriage, she swears off men and relationships, but when she meets sexy, charismatic Grant Mitchell, her new rules fly right out the window.

Grant is a born and bred businessman, and he always gets what he wants…

The moment he lays eyes on Eve, Grant is determined she will be his. She’s different from other women he knows—too stiff, too prim—but her smile pierces his heart and he longs to see what she’s like when she lets her hair down. They discover a powerful and undeniable connection, leading to a fast moving relationship that leaves Eve whirling in its wake.

The odds are stacked against them, and trust is hard to come by.

A woman scorned, a troubled ex-husband, and a mother bent on orchestrating her son’s future to suit her own agenda make for a very rocky road. The new couple may not last, no matter how strong their feelings for each other are. Grant is willing to fight to keep Eve in his life, but after recent events, Eve isn't sure she has any fight left to give.

Will outside forces drive Eve and Grant apart? Or will they learn there’s no love greater than the one you fight the hardest to keep?


✦✦✦✦ SHEALY JAMES ✦✦✦✦
Shealy James is a Georgia native who teaches math by day and writes romance at night. As an avid reader, expert on romantic comedy films, and lover of realistic characters who could be her best friends if only they really existed, Shealy appreciates when humor mixes with drama to guide her imaginary friends to their happy endings. And there must always be a happy ending. Shealy openly eats enough candy to feed a small nation, drinks sweet tea by the gallon, hopes to hit 10,000 steps each day, and lives her everyday romance with her husband, who she met in kindergarten, and their amazing daughter.

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Review of HIT 'N RUN by Lori Power


HIT 'N RUN
Author: Lori Power
Series: Under Suspicion, Book #1
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
- SYNOPSIS -
Lorna Tymchuk fights to overcome a past filled with neglect and abuse.

Determined to build a better life, Lorna has climbed the ladder to a successful public relations career one slippery rung at a time. But while on her way to an important meeting, a former lover crashes back into her life—literally—and she becomes embroiled in a police investigation that threatens everything she’s achieved.

Mitch Morgan doesn’t believe in coincidences.

Mitch has spent five years trying to forget Lorna, only to run into her on his way to an undercover sting operation. Old feelings quickly resurface and passion reignites, but as his investigation unfolds, evidence suggests the woman he’s falling for might have ties to the very criminals he’s after.

When Mitch tugs any thread of his investigation, it seems to lead back to Lorna. Caught between his desire for the strong, curious beauty and the growing suspicions of his superiors, he must choose between trusting his instincts and following regulations.

Lorna finds herself entangled in a web of betrayal.

When she learns the nature of the investigation—and her role as a suspected spy—Lorna goes to dangerous lengths to clear her name and prove to everyone, including herself, she’s worthy of the handsome, tenacious Mitch. With danger around every corner, Lorna is on the run for her life, but refuses to run from the past any longer. 

She can find the evidence she needs, but at what cost? 
Mitch now knows her secrets and must find her first and convince her she—and their love—are worth fighting for, before it’s too late.

- PURCHASE -
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-REVIEW-

     Ok, I'm going to start this review by saying that I have not read anything by Lori Power before so I had no idea how she could turn a book full of tragedy and heartbreak into a wonderful love story. Lori nailed all aspects of a romantic suspense novel.  There was so much heartache, angst and suspense intertwined with hope, longing and a love so strong the characters had no chance of evading it.  
     Mitch and Lorna met in college and never truly got over the heartache of a supposed wrong at the end of their senior year.  While they moved on in their lives, they never moved on in their hearts.  When a collision thrust them back into each others lives, their chemistry is reawakened.  However, when Mitch's job put Lorna in the spotlight as a potential suspect, their relationship is truly put to the test.  
     Will Mitch lose Lorna once and for all?  Will Lorna be able to overcome the heartbreak of learning she is a suspect in a crime ring?  When Lorna's life is on the line, will Mitch be able to save her?  The answers to those questions and so much more are inside this little gem.  
     I am so glad I read this one.  It kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end.  I couldn't put it down as I was dying to know what was going to happen next.  I can't wait to see what happens in the next book in the series and what lies in store for Mitch and Lorna.  After reading this one, you will understand why Mitch has become one of my all time favorite BBFs!!!



- EXCERPT -
As Mitch’s hand reached out for her shoulder she shrunk from his touch, again a little girl who couldn’t stand sympathetic contact. She bathed him with a hard look. “How could you do this to me,” she spat. “After what we shared, how can you think I was involved? How dare you!”
A shuddered breath wracked her tense body and she refused to let the tightening of her throat release the threatened tears as she continued in a hoarse whisper. “I would have thought your investigation would have revealed where the money came from,” she said forming air quotes over the word investigation. Swallowing to contain her emotions further, Lorna stood in the hopes of putting an end to the conversation. “As for Tim Fong. He’s the CEO of Aqua Oil. My client. I am their marketing person. I handle PR and media relations. That’s what I do—what my company does. Investigate that! I don’t know and have never heard of the Fong Family. I am sure everyone has some shady characters in their background. As you unearthed, I obviously did.”
“Lorna …”
Feeling the weight of sadness envelope her like a blanket, Lorna waved her hand at him, palm outstretched in dismissal. “I’m tired Mitch.” She sighed forcing her feet to move and hold her weight without shaking as she backed away.
Looking down at the one and only man who ever made her feel special, wanted, desired, Lorna realized all of it – her feelings – the way she thought he felt for her – it was all a big lie. Just another lie. He used her to get to her client and she felt deflated, drained of all emotion. How could someone she had been so open, so intimate with assume that she was somehow involved in an illegal crime ring? Because you have a record of being involved in criminal activities.
“Lorna, please. I can’t lose you again . . .” Mitch stood to reached for her hand.


She turned at her name. The anguish in his voice almost, but not quite able to penetrate her defensive shell. Arms crossed protectively over her stomach, holding firm to her sides, she lowered her head. “You’re not the person I thought you were,” she said turning. From over her shoulder she continued. “You’re not someone I want in my life.”





Meet the author: - LORI POWER -

Turning passion into words in print is a dream come true for Lori Power.

From Radio host (best job ever!), DJ, news reporter to newspaper journalist, like many author’s, Lori has been writing most of her life, going so far as to secretly love writing the essays for school.

In writing, Lori has discovered a truism: everyone has a great story to tell. All you need to do is listen. Over the years, with all the people Lori has meet previously and daily, both professionally and personally, with an ear to the ground, readers can often find these ‘character’s’ fictionalized in Lori’s stories.

Not confined to one genre, Lori has published select children’s books and one cookbook, based on a gluten-free diet, as well as non-fiction industry blogs.

Lori’s first novel “Storms of Passion” was published by Wild Rose Press under their Champagne line, in 2014.

Collaboration is important to improving one’s craft and as such, Lori is an active member of the TransCanada Romance Writers, The Alberta Romance Writers Association and belongs to both a Critiquing group and a Beta Reading weekly group.

Lori looks forward to continuing to find the good story; hashing out a scene, having fun with a character and writing the story she would love to read.

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA: https://www.rwa.org/p/us/my/