Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday Teaser: Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick

Today's Tuesday Teaser book is from a favroite author of mine who is an autobuy no matter whether she's writing as Jayne Ann Krentz (contemporary), Amanda Quick (historical) or Jayne Castle (futuristic). Fortunately for me, Ms Krentz is very prolific and there's one book from each incarnation coming out each year, so three fabulous books to read each year from her. A lot of her work has taken a bit of a paranormal bent lately and I have really been enjoying it. This one is a forthcoming historical written as Amanda Quick.

The CharmerTitle: Garden of Lies
Author: Amanda Quick
Publisher: G P Putnam's Sons
Publish date: 21 April 2015
Length: 352 pages
Genre: Historical romance
Purchase link: Amazon

The New York Times bestselling author of Otherwise Engaged and The Mystery Woman presents an all-new novel of intrigue and murder set against the backdrop of Victorian London…

The Kern Secretarial Agency provides reliable professional services to its wealthy clientele, and Anne Clifton was one of the finest women in Ursula Kern’s employ. But Miss Clifton has met an untimely end—and Ursula is convinced it was not due to natural causes.

Archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton thinks Mrs. Kern is off her head to meddle in such dangerous business. Nevertheless, he seems sensible enough to Ursula, though she does find herself unnerved by his self-possession and unreadable green-gold eyes…

If this mysterious widowed beauty insists on stirring the pot, Slater intends to remain close by as they venture into the dark side of polite society. Together they must reveal the identity of a killer—and to achieve their goal they may need to reveal their deepest secrets to each other as well…

Other books by Amanda Quick (a few of the more recent ones!):


About the author

authorThe author of a string of New York Times bestsellers, JAYNE ANN KRENTZ uses three different pen names for each of her three “worlds”.   As JAYNE ANN KRENTZ (her married name) she writes contemporary romantic-suspense.  She uses AMANDA QUICK for her novels of historical romantic-suspense.  JAYNE CASTLE (her birth name) is reserved these days for her stories of futuristic/paranormal romantic-suspense.

“I am often asked why I use a variety of pen names,” she says.  “The answer is that this way readers always know which of my three worlds they will be entering when they pick up one of my books.”

In addition to her fiction writing, she is the editor of, and a contributor to, a non-fiction essay collection, DANGEROUS MEN AND ADVENTUROUS WOMEN: ROMANCE WRITERS ON THE APPEAL OF THE ROMANCE published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.  Her commitment to her chosen genre has been strong from the very beginning of her career.  Each year at the annual convention of the Romance Writers of America she participates  in a special day-long workshop for librarians and speaks on the importance of the romance genre.

“The romance genre is the only genre where readers are guaranteed novels that place the heroine at the heart of the story,” Jayne says.  “These are books that celebrate women’s heroic virtues and values:  courage, honor, determination and a belief in the healing power of love.”

She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California.  Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries.

She is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

New Release: A Perfect Ten (Forbidden Men #5) by Linda Kage


A Perfect Ten
Forbidden Men # 5
By: Linda Kage
Releasing March 30th, 2015

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Let your hair down, Caroline, they said. It'll be fun, they said.

I know I've closed myself off in a major way in the past year, ever since “the incident” where I messed up my life completely. It's past time I try to live again or just give up completely. But this is quite possibly the craziest thing I've ever done. In a last ditch effort to invigorate myself, I'm standing outside Oren Tenning's bedroom, I just peeled off the sexiest pair of underwear I own, and my hand is already raised to knock. My brother would disown me for doing anything with his best friend, and he'd probably kill Oren. But if I play my cards right, no one will ever know about this. Not even Ten.

Maybe after tonight, I’ll finally get over this stupid, irrational crush I hate having on the biggest jerk I’ve ever met. Or maybe I’ll just end up falling for him even harder. Maybe I’ll discover there’s so much more to my crude, carefree hunk than meets the eye.

c  o


    She was Noel Gamble’s one and only sister; I could not fuck her. No matter what.
Ergo, I needed to take drastic measures to keep her at arm’s length. I needed to...okay, fine. Fuck. I just needed to be me. Not really so drastic once you think about it, even though it probably seemed that way to her.
    So I let her have the full intensity of Ten. I stopped watching what I said when she was around, and I let all my base, disgusting thoughts bleed out of my mouth like I usually did. I stopped smiling at her, stopped paying her special attention with little courteous things like holding doors open for her or asking her how her day went. I completely stopped being a nice guy. I backed off and pretty much ignored her, unless I could think up something crude to say in her direction. I made sure to chase other women when she was around. And I felt like shit every night I lay in bed, unable to get to sleep, because I’d relive every awful thing I’d done to her that day.
    No matter how deeply my actions ate at me, though, it didn’t stop me from making her hate me and killing any soft feelings she’d ever had for me.
    It should’ve been easy to accomplish. Everyone who knows me knows how fast I can piss off a woman.
    But nothing about Caroline has ever been easy.
    That’s the curious thing about temptation. It festers and grows. You feed that bitch enough and she morphs into craving, and then craving turns into obsession. Pretty soon, nothing in your life is as important as that one thing you want but can’t have.
    I wanted her and I couldn’t have her, so I fed the temptation, I flooded the craving, I would’ve fucking nursed the obsession from my own tits if I could’ve. I made sure I got little doses of her here and there. Except something incredibly enlightening happens when you spend enough time in one woman’s company. You start noticing shit about her, little useless shit that actually begins to mean everything, like how she brushes the hair out her face—even if there isn’t any in her eyes—whenever she’s unsettled, or how she chews on the end of a pen during class whenever she’s listening to something that captivates her attention. You learn all her different laughs and know what each one means. You learn what pisses her off the most, or what makes her the happiest. You discover how smart and witty and sarcastic she is, and that her mind is almost as dirty as yours. You see how passionate she becomes when she defends those she loves, and you start to fall. Hard.
    So, this is my Pathetic Loser’s confession: I am Oren Tenning and I have fallen. Hard.


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jsLinda grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest as the youngest of eight children. Now she lives in Kansas with her husband, daughter, and nine cuckoo clocks. Her life's been blessed with lots of people to learn from and love. Writing's always been a major part of her world, and she is so happy to finally share some of her stories with other romance lovers.

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Review: Miss Winters Proposes by Frances Fowlkes

Book coverMiss Winters Proposes by FrancesFowlkes
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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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An unseemly proposal...

Juliet Winters has come up with a wonderfully devious plan to avoid marrying her vile cur of a cousin. First, she'll propose marriage to her handsome, reclusive neighbor, Lord Colwyn. Then, once she has both name and financial support, she'll be able to pursue her true (if rather unladylike) passion -- breeding dogs. But when Lord Colwyn rejects her proposal... Juliet must take matters into her own hands.

The last thing Benjamin Colwyn expected was for the spirited Juliet to blackmail him into marriage -- especially not by kidnapping his beloved canine companion. Yet despite his yearning for peace and isolation, he finds himself wanting to help her, if only to protect her from a marriage to a disreputable scoundrel. He certainly doesn't expect the woman who pilfered his dog to steal his heart, as well...

When I first read the blurb for this book, I was most intrigued by the premise. The heroine steals the heroes dog and blackmails him with the dog into marrying her. Of course, there's a lot more to it than that, a dastardly cousin, a family's fortune at stake and a past tortured by loss and pain.

Despite it's promising blurb, the story was slow to start and it didn't hold my attention as much as I wanted it to, but for that, I blame the heat and the weather and my circumstances because once I settled down more comfortably, I was able to enjoy the story a lot more. It's interesting how our reading conditions can affect our enjoyment and concentration of what we read, but there it is.

I enjoyed this story. There's nothing to fault about it as it followed all the rules you expect from a historical romance leading to a happy ending.

I particularly enjoyed the moment that Benjamin found himself falling in love with Juliet and at separate occasions, they were both hoping for the same happy ending to their love but were too afraid and too hesitant to speak out, leading to an unnecessary time apart. It always saddens me when this happens because I think, so much time wasted and time is precious when it comes to being with a loved one. You never know when that will be snatched away as Benjamin has experienced in the past, and instead of holding on to what is precious, he pushes it away out of fear, only to later realise what he has lost.

I loved the reconciliation of Juliet and Benjamin. It wasn't easy and it didn't happen in and instant. I think Frances Fowlkes did a lovely job of building up to the moment.

All in all, an enjoyable, light read. Exactly what I have come to expect from an Entangled Scandalous imprint.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

doTerra essential oils ... an introduction

It's Sunday video time again, where I post the blogginess relating to the video that has just gone up on my YouTube channel.


Steve and I started using doTerra essential oils about 6 months ago and have really benefited from them. I thought I'd provide a little intro to the doTerra essential oils and how we use them in this video.

In the future, I am also planning a video on how taking the doTerra oils has helped me with a couple of ailments that I was suffering from.

Here it is:

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Friday, March 27, 2015

New Release: Shade (The Last Riders #6) by Jamie Begley


The Last Riders # 6
By: Jamie Begley 
Releasing March 16th, 2015
Young Ink Press

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Want, need, pain, and joy were emotions Shade had never known existed before Lily. He knew the first time he saw her face that she was going to change his life forever. The thing he hadn’t expected was how hard it would be to hide who and what he was from her. Each step he took out of the shadows revealed more of himself, until only one secret remained. Shade arrogantly believed he could help heal the wounds from her past, but now it was his own past that was trying to tear them apart. To keep Lily, Shade would have to use the very skills he had been trying to hide from her. The skills that made him a killer … a soulless monster.


    The cold had been getting to him lately. I must be getting soft, Shade thought wryly to himself. He would have to remedy that soon; he couldn’t afford to be soft.
    Protecting Lily kept him on his toes. He had never known a woman could manage to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time as often as her. She needed his skills and strength to keep her safe, and keeping Lily safe was his priority. Without her, he didn’t want to think what life would be like for him or others who would be unlucky enough to be near.
    He stomped the snow off his boots before going inside the small office building. It was late enough there wouldn’t be anyone to see him enter.
    Making his way to the office of Knox’s wife, he bent over the lock, taking a few minutes to open the door. Then, sliding inside, he made his way into her private office and went to the window which gave him the view he had come to observe.
    As he watched Brooke lay her son down in his crib to sleep, in hindsight, Shade thought he should have known Lily would change his life. It had taken two women to satisfy him the night after seeing her for the first time and then hours before he could purge her from his mind until he could sleep. And that had only been the beginning.
    Standing in the darkness, staring at the church across the street, his mind played back over the series of events that had led him to that place in time…

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"I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.

Taking after my mother, I've always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family puts up with my zany decorations.

For now, my days are spent writing, writing, and writing. I have two children who both graduated this year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.

Currently I am writing five series of books- The Last Riders, The VIP Room, Predators MC, Biker Bitches, and The Dark Souls.
All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best.”

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Friday Freebie: Secrets on the Sand (The Barefoot Bay Billionaires #1) by Roxanne St Claire

Ever since watching the movie Maid in Manhanttan, oh-so-long-ago, I have loved the boss/rich guest/maid trope (just like I love the boss/secretary trope - but for other reasons!) and thus this book that I've chosen for this week's Friday Freebie. This just brings back fond memories of the movie and how much I enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy this book and the trope too.

One Night of SinTitle: Secrets on the Sand (The Barefoot Bay Billionaries #1)
Author: Roxanne St Claire
Publisher: South Street Publishing
Publish date: 9 December 2013
Length: 198 pages
Genre: Contemporary romance
Purchase link: Amazon

The launch of a brand new series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire set on the sun-washed beaches of Barefoot Bay!

“Lively, light, pure entertainment! This Cinderella story is “Pretty Woman” on the beach!”
- Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author

Zeke Nicholas has turned his mathematical genius skills into a mountain of money. But Zeke sits on that mountain all alone, longing for the one thing money cannot buy: a lifelong partner and true love. Enter Mandy Mitchell...the maid at his thousand-dollar-a-night resort.

The minute they meet, Mandy knows he’s exactly the kind of trouble she should avoid...but Zeke does have one thing Mandy needs to gain the independence she craves. Will he give it to her? One look at Mandy, and Zeke turns his relentless ability to get what he wants into a full-on seduction and he’s ready to give her anything. But can Mandy face down the secrets of her past to find a fairy-tale future with Zeke?

Praise for Roxanne St. Claire’s books set in Barefoot Bay:

“Fun and engaging...a celebration of family and forgiveness!”
-Publishers Weekly

“Plenty of heat, humor, and heart!”
- USA Today Happy Ever After

“A love story with genuinely flawed yet sympathetic characters filled with raw, real emotion, this will warm your heart as you turn the pages.”
- RT Book Reviews

“It is impossible not to be completely enthralled from page one.”   
- Joyfully Reviewed

“Fun, light-hearted, super sexy...fans of Jill Shalvis, Carly Phillips, and Susan Mallery will definitely want to check out this series.”
- TheBookPushers.com

“Pack this one in your beach bag and get ready for non-stop fun.”
- Susan Mallery, New York Times Bestselling Author

“Lovely, lush, and layered! One of the best books I’ve read this year!”
- Kristin Higgins, New York Times Bestselling Author

Don't Miss a Minute in Barefoot Bay! Each love story stands completely alone, but why not come back to the beach for more love, laughter, and unforgettable romance?

1. Secrets on the Sand (FREE)
2. Seduction on the Sand
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1. Barefoot in White
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3. Barefoot in Pearls

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annaAbout the author

Roxanne St. Claire is New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty romance, suspense, and young adult novels. A six-time nominee and one-time winner of the Romance Writer’s of America prestigious RITA Award, Roxanne’s novels have also been recognized with dozens of other industry awards, including the three National Reader’s Choice Awards, the Booksellers Best Award, and the Borders “Top Pick” of the Year.

ROXANNE ST. CLAIRE is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of more than thirty novels of romance and suspense. She is the author of the Barefoot Bay contemporary series as well as two very popular suspense series, the Bullet Catchers and the Guardian Angelinos.

A six-time nominee and one-time winner of the prestigious RITA Award for the best in romantic fiction, Roxanne's books have also been awarded the National Readers Choice Award for best romantic suspense three times, as well as the Daphne du Maurier award, the Booksellers Best Award, the Award of Excellence, the Maggie, the Holt Medallion and many more. Roxanne's books have been published in dozens of countries and are routinely featured as selections in the Doubleday and Rhapsody book clubs.

Roxanne lives in Florida with her husband, two children and loves to hear from readers all over the world!

Free reads, excerpts, character profiles, author news and contests can be found on her website.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

New Release: Gideon (Lodestone #2) by Cherry Adair


Lodestone #2, a T-FLAC novel
By: Cherry Adair
Release date: 26 March 2015
Amazon Digital Services

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T-FLAC is back in an exciting action-adventure romance filled with danger, subterfuge and steamy, red-hot attraction.


Powerful cartel leader Sin Diaz lives a dangerous life filled with secrets and lies, and surrounded by people who claim to have known him all his life. Yet flashes of another life, totally unrelated to the jungles of Cosio, hang tantalizingly on the edges of his memory. He'll trust no one until he recalls his true past.


T-FLAC operative Riva Rimaldi's mission is simple. Go undercover, learn terrorist Escobar Maza's agenda, then kill him. But when the helicopter she's on crashes deep in the jungle of the small, volatile country of Cosio, she finds herself in the wrong hands. Is the sexy as hell leader of the ANSL, Sin Diaz, the enemy of her enemy, worse than Maza himself? Or is he someone entirely different than his reputation – and will he become her lover?


Sin and Riva must work together to stop a madman who will go to any lengths to attain his terrifying goal. But can they unravel the truth in time? The timer is ticking. 

What they don’t know could get them killed.


Her visions were never wrong. They always came true. Could the circumstances leading up to them be changed, and would that change negate the outcome? Possibly. Problem was, she didn't have visions for herself. This vision was Sin's future.

It told her no matter how much she resisted, how much she fought him, they were going to have sex. Not only were they going to connect, she was damn well going to enjoy it. The future image was so powerful she almost reached an orgasm, as her vision of the future merged with what was happening in the now.

Her fists unfurled. Her fingers gripped the soft, damp hair on his hot, naked chest as his fingers dug into the balls of her shoulders. No room to move, no way other than to stand on her toes to better reach his mouth. Eyes squeezed tight, Riva lived a duel sensation as he kissed her in the now, and her mind showed her their future in sensual Technicolor.

The morning sunlight flooding the small hut faded. Cave-like darkness surrounded them, and there was nothing but the feel of him surrounding her. No, damn it. That was the vision. It didn't have to happen. She, like the prisoners, could zig instead of zag. She'd make different choices. Make damn sure that never happened.

In the now, he was only kissing her. His hands were on her shoulders, holding her in place.

It was just a kiss.

Author Info

jsNew York Times/USAToday Bestselling author Cherry Adair’s innovative action-adventure novels have appeared on numerous bestsellers lists, won dozens of awards and garnered praise from reviewers and fans alike. With the creation of her kick butt counterterrorist group, T-FLAC, years before action adventure romances were popular, Cherry has carved a niche for herself with her sexy, sassy, fast-paced, action adventure novels. She hates first drafts, has a passion for mentoring unpublished writers, and is hard at work on a new T-FLAC trilogy. Cherry loves to hear from readers.

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Heroes and heroines in romance ... what do they look like?

I get asked a lot whether I imagine what the heroes and heroines look like in all the romance novels I read and if I ever cast anyone in their role while I read them so that I have an image of their faces, etc.

I guess the short answer is NO. I don't, certainly not consciously or intentionally each time I read a book and the hero or heroine is described to me.

There is, of course, a general idea of their body shape / type based on the author's description and then perhaps a vague imagining of their faces, but I don't go looking through images of celebrities to find one that fits my image of the hero or heroine I'm reading about.

With all that said, I have to admit that I do have a few favorites when I comes to the hero.

I'm a huge fan of David Gandy. I love the way he looks. I love his dark looks, the dark hair, the chiseled features and the close cropped beard or goatee that he has - depending on what he's sporting in a particular picture. He looks dark and broody to me in a lot of pictures. It also doesn't hurt that he has a great body and is sexy as all heck.

When I read Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison, David Gandy was the one I cast in the role of Dragos. This is one of the few times where I actually cast someone in the hero's role while I was reading. Then again, I have a rather mild obsession with Dragos as a character, you know with him being a dragon and all, that I've talked about in this post.The only thing with this imagining was the fact that Dragos is 6' 8" tall and I had a hard time visualizing that until one day, I was riding the lift up to my floor at work and this guy came into the lift after me. I looked at him and looked up, and up, and up, and up. He was TALL! I observed out loud that he was very tall (to my 5' 2") and asked him how tall he was, to which he responded 6' 8". He had the height but he was no Dragos. At least, now I knew how tall Dragos was!

David Gandy also plays the starring role in a lot of vampires for me since vampires do tend on the dark and broody side.

Even with David Gandy playing a starring role in a lot of the heroes that I read, I have to admit that it all depends on the description of the author because he won't fit in a lot of other heroes in the romance novels I read. When that happens, it just tends to be a vague shape that forms in my head and I don't tend to make an effort to go looking up pictures to find one that fit. The book and hero would have to make quite an impact for me to do that.

The exception is Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey series, not because I was obsessed with him but because my whole book group read the books and a couple of the girls were completely obsessed with him. There was, inevitably, discussion of what we thought he would look like and all the girls offered up pictures of him in our discussion.

This was my pick for Christian Grey:

And speaking of Christian Grey, don't you think that my image of him is not far off from who they pick for the movie? Which is probably no wonder why I never objected to the movie casting as so many of my friends did and most strenuously at that.

So let's move on to the women shall we? Or should I say heroines of the romance novels. For me, it's all about the men, so I often don't envision the heroine beyond the descriptions of the author in the book.

I'm one of those readers who is all about the heroes. I need to fall in love with the hero when I'm and even when he's not the best hero there is, I'm always, always on his side. To me, it's about the male character and how he is portrayed.

With the women, as long as I don't dislike them and can tolerate them, I'm fairly happy. If I find that I really like them or I can relate to them, it's a super bonus. Unlike a lot of my friends, I never put myself in the heroines shoes. I never need to "be" the heroine.

The only heroine that I have ever cast (and it wasn't even me doing the casting!) was Pia in Dragon Bound. With this, I was reading a thread about the book and the subject of casting came up. Many people suggested many celebrities but the one that stuck with me the most was someone suggesting that Cameron Diaz would make a great Pia and thinking about her character, I had to agree with that, especially a younger Cameron Diaz in one of her goofier roles, such as There's Something About Mary or even her look in the Charlie's Angels movies.

On a closing note, and probably very cliched and used to death, I leave you with the perfect werewolf - Joe Manganiello. It doesn't hurt that he was cast as one in the TV series True Blood either. :-)

Who have you cast in the starring role in the books that you've read? Do you cast the heroes and imagine yourself as the heroine? Or do you cast both?

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

New Release: Broken (LOST #1) by Cynthia Eden


Lost # 1
By: Cynthia Eden
Releasing March 31st, 2015

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The first novel in New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden's sizzling LOST series introduces the Last Option Search Team, an elite unit that must protect the only surviving victim of a serial killer.

Ex-SEAL and LOST founder Gabe Spencer is accustomed to the unusual in his job. But when knockout Eve Gray steps into his office, he's rattled. For the mysterious woman is a dead ringer for the heiress thought to be the latest prey of the serial killer who goes by the name Lady Killer.

When Eve awoke in an Atlanta hospital, her past was a blank slate. Then she recognized her own face in the newspaper and vowed to learn the truth. Determined to confront the nightmares hidden in her mind, she never expects to find a partner in Gabe.

As Gabe and Eve work together, their explosive attraction becomes irresistible. Gabe knows that his desire for Eve is growing too strong, bordering on a dangerous obsession, but nothing pulls him away from her. And when another Eve lookalike disappears, Gabe vows to protect Eve at all costs. While Eve may have forgotten the killer in her past, it's clear he hasn't forgotten her.


    “Do you think I’m a con artist or a victim?”
    “I think you’re a woman who has been hurt.” No denying that. “One of my team members, Wade Monroe, is contacting the Montgomery family. We’ll get DNA from them and find out—”
    “If I’m Jessica.” There was hope in the words. Enough hope to break his heart.
Gabe nodded.
    “When will we know?”
    It would take a few days, even with the strings that he could pull. “As soon as possible,” he said, not wanting to give her a specific timetable.
    “Thank you.” Then, just like that, she was across the car, giving him a tight hug.     “Thank you.”
    His arms wrapped around her, an instinctive response. She smelled faintly of flowers, a sweet scent that teased his nose, and her body was soft against his.
    She tried to pull away, as if realizing what she’d just done.
    For an instant he was tempted to hold her, to keep her close.
    She’s a client. Focus.
    He let her go, but his body ached.
    “I … um … I should get inside.”
    Yes, she should. While he was still clutching tight to his control. The control that said he shouldn’t push her. Shouldn’t want her so much. Not when she’d already been hurt so badly.
    Her fingers reached for the door.
    “Let me,” he said, voice rumbling, and Gabe climbed from the Jag. In seconds he was on the passenger side, opening her door for her. She rose, and her body brushed against his.
    He stepped back. Distance. He seriously needed to put some distance between then.     But even with some fast steps back, he could still smell that light and sexy scent that clung to her body. And he still wanted her.
    “Your shrink asked me a lot of questions about you,” Eve told him as she stood temptingly close.
    Gabe inclined his head. “I’m sure—”
    “I think she wanted to know why I respond so much to you.”
    Oh, hell, she’d just said … He cleared his throat even as part of his body surged in quick response to her. “It’s a tense situation, you’re—”
    “You don’t look at me as if I’m a victim.”
    He stopped talking.
    “I mean, you know what I am, but you still look at me and seem to just see me … as a woman.”
    “Others see you the same way.” Doc Tyler sure did. Bastard.
    “It’s different with you,” she murmured as she stepped even closer to him. Her head had tilted back so she could look into his eyes. “I don’t know what I’ve felt for other men before.”
    Why did the idea of others have his body knotting with tension?
    “But I know that when I see you, I want.” A hushed confession. “I just … I needed to tell you that.”
    And he needed to make his self-control a hell of a lot stronger. Her lips were just inches from his, and he wanted her mouth beneath his. Wanted her lips open. Needed to taste her.
    “You’re the first man I’ve wanted since I opened my eyes in that hospital.”
    He could actually feel his control splintering. Client. Cli—
    “You probably don’t want me. I—I might not be your type.”
    Now her gaze had fallen, as if in embarrassment. Had she really just asked if she was his type? She was probably every damn man’s type.
    “But you make me feel normal again, so I had to tell you—”
    His fingers curved under her chin. “Eve …”
    Her smile was a little too big. Too bright. “I don’t think I can handle anything else right now, I’m …” She pulled away. Stumbled onto the sidewalk. “I just wanted to tell you how I felt,” she told him again.
    Then she walked into the shelter, her steps hurried. As if she were running.
    From him.
    He stared after her. She wanted him.
    And she was so fucking beyond his reach.


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jsAward-winning author CYNTHIA EDEN writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over thirty novels and novellas. Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies include hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday Teaser: Virtuous (Quantum Trilogy #1) by M S Force

Today's Tuesday Teaser book has not been released yet. It is part of a trilogy that will be released weekly by Marie Force writing as M S Force over three weeks, with book 1 coming out April 14th, and then book 2 and 3 weekly one after the other. I think it's a great way to release a new series since it means that fans of the book will not be hanging out and and waiting a year for the next book, though I imagine it's harder on the author to have all three books written and ready to go. I'm rather excited about this one coming out. I'm looking forward to reading it.

The CharmerTitle: Virtuous (Quantum Trilogy #1)
Author: M S Force
Publisher: HTJB Inc
Publish date: 14 April 2015
Length: 263 pages
Genre: Erotic romance
Purchase link: Amazon

New York Times bestselling author Marie Force writing as M.S. Force…

He’s a sexual dominant. She’s sworn off sex. There’s no way they can make a relationship work—or can they?

After surviving a traumatic event at age fifteen and the ensuing estrangement from her family, Natalie Bryant has worked for years to reinvent herself into the woman she is today—a happy teacher fresh out of college and enjoying her first winter in New York City with her faithful dog, Fluff, by her side. Natalie isn’t expecting her life to change completely during a routine stroll through Greenwich Village on a blustery January day. But when Fluff breaks loose and charges into a park, Natalie gives chase and crashes into her destiny. Only after Fluff bites and draws blood from the man who accidentally knocked Natalie down does she realize Fluff has bitten the biggest movie star in the world.

He has no business being enthralled by the gorgeous, young, innocent teacher…
Natalie captivates Flynn Godfrey from the first moment their eyes meet while she is lying on the ground and he’s fighting off her ferocious little beast of a dog. The only thing Flynn knows for certain is if he lets Natalie get away, he’ll regret it for the rest of his life. After only a short time in her presence, Flynn is prepared to change who he is to be what she needs. He knows he’s in big trouble when she says she won’t sleep with him and he doesn’t care if it means he gets to keep her in his life. But can he turn his back on the lifestyle that has defined him? Can he deny the desires that drive him to give Natalie the introduction to love and romance she so deserves? And most of all, can he keep his truth hidden from her long enough to have forever with her?

Join Flynn and Natalie as their story unfolds in three full-length books released three weeks in a row: VIRTUOUS, VALOROUS and VICTORIOUS. From New York to Los Angeles, from Hollywood to Las Vegas, Flynn and Natalie’s whirlwind love affair has it all—romance, passion, steamy hot sex, relentless paparazzi and a murder that could be their undoing.

If you hate dirty-talking heroes who put it all on the line for the women they love, who leave no desire unfulfilled, who will do anything it takes to protect what’s theirs…If elements of BDSM make you queasy, if smoking hot sex isn’t your thing, if cliffhangers make you rage, if you hate first-person points of view from the heroine AND the hero... this trilogy is NOT for you! You’ve been warned…

ps. Don't worry about the cliffhanger, the next book comes out a week after the publication of the first book!

Get the other books in the series:

Book 2  - Valorus
Releasing 21 April 2015
Book 3 - Victorious
Releasing 28 April 2015

About the author

mfM.S. Force is the erotic alter-ego of New York Times bestselling author Marie Force. The Quantum Trilogy is M.S. Force’s first foray into erotic romance, but it won’t be the last!

With more than 3.5 million books sold, Marie Force is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of 40 contemporary romances. Her New York Times bestselling self-published Gansett Island Series has sold more than 1.8 million e-books since Maid for Love was released in 2011. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Fatal Series from Harlequin’s Carina Press, as well as the New York Times bestselling Green Mountain Series from Berkley Sensation and among other books and series.

While her husband was in the Navy, Marie lived in Spain, Maryland and Florida, and she is now settled in her home state of Rhode Island. She is the mother of two teenagers and two feisty dogs, Brandy and Louie. Join Marie’s mailing list for news about new books and possible appearances in your area.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

New Release: Night Shift Anthology by Toni Aleo, Eden Butler et al

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Night Shift
6 NEW novellas ~ Never Before Released
100% of the proceeds will be donated to charity
Authors: Toni Aleo, Kindle Alexander, Sawyer Bennett, Chelle Bliss, Eden Butler, and Brenda Rothert

Buy Links:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo


Summer in the Big Easy is hot.

Inside Tulane Medical Center the temperature is on the rise.

A doctor nursing a broken heart.

A wounded warrior with no interest in love.

A single father finding the girl who got away.

A combat nurse trying to adjust to civilian life.

Two lost sou
ls looking for love.

A former detective looking for answers and an FBI agent who finds more than he bargains for.

Desire. Lust. Excess. New Orleans will never be the same.

Six never before released stories that will leave you breathless.

Dirty things happen in the dark.


100% of the proceeds will be donated to:


The Keith Milano Memorial Fund - The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating deadly disease that is Mental Illness. Keith’s spirit and laughter is kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental illness and to raise money for education and imperative research. Click here to learn more


Pancreatic Action Network - The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is fully committed to providing the most comprehensive set of programs and services to fight this very difficult disease. Our commitment and passion are driven by our mission: to advance research, support patients and create hope for anyone facing pancreatic cancer.  Click here to visit the Keep the Memory Alive page


Nashville Predators Foundation - At the inception of the Nashville Predators' franchise in 1997, we not only made a commitment to develop a successful hockey team and organization, but also believed and committed to fulfilling a recognized responsibility to play an important role in our home community. Click here to learn more


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