Blog Tour & Giveaway: Detective Blanchette Mysteries by Marguerite Ashton

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Her Final Watch
A Detective Blanchett Mystery Book 2
by Marguerite Ashton
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
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Speaking second-hand truths can be deadly …
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Detective Lily Blanchette will stop at nothing to solve a murder. Her current
case involves the killing of an undercover cop working to bring down
the mob for prostitution and drugs.
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But Lily’s usual laser-like focus on the case has been disrupted.
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Two weeks earlier, she learned she was pregnant by her murderous husband
whom she’d killed in self-defense. Unsure whether to keep her baby or
place the child of this cruel man up for adoption, Lily keeps the
pregnancy a secret from her colleagues.
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Under mounting pressure to solve the case, Lily arranges a sit-down with a
local mob boss only to find out her suspect is also wanted by them.
But before Lily can warn her team, she and her new partner, Jeremiah,
are shot at, and another body is found.
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When she discovers Jeremiah has a connection with the underworld, she is
pulled into a conflict that swirls around the boss’s son who’s
hell-bent on revenge.
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To add to the complexity of the situation, Lily learns that her victim
might still be alive if it wasn’t for opportunistic Assistant
District Attorney, Ibee Walters, who has a twisted vision of
justice.
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As Lily gets closer to finding the killer, she unravels ugly secrets
that point to Ibee and Jeremiah – placing Lily’s life and her unborn
child in danger.
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Chapter 1

 

December 10, 2015 4:13 p.m.

Detective Ariel Weeks stabbed at the small block of ice until it split into several pieces across the counter. She tossed the jagged cubes into the glass and made her client a drink.

In less than twenty-four hours, Ariel would no longer have to use the name Jasmine and keep men company to protect her cover. All she needed to do was make it through this last night, and she’d be allowed to be who she was; a mom just doing her job.

After gathering evidence and recording all the data she had, it would be hard to detach. Towards the end, she’d learned things she’d wished weren’t true, leaving her stomach in tattered knots.

Back at home, there were two reasons Ariel would never take on another undercover assignment.

Click.

Ariel ground her teeth as the door to Cabin D opened and closed. She could feel Mikey Surace, the mob boss’s son, staring at the backless white dress she wore at his request.

The man who smiled at the sight of blood was standing behind her, breathing heavily.

She turned and handed Mikey his drink. “Your gin and grapefruit.”

Mikey took the drink and pulled Ariel down on the bed next to him. His hand, smooth like velvet, traced over her dark brown skin, along the length of her arm and rested on her thigh. “I had a shitty day.” He loosened his tie, removed his gun and put it on the ottoman.

Ariel stole a glance at the weapon, thinking of ways to grab it before he did. Just in case. “Wanna talk about it?”

“I had my talk with Pop. He wants me to get married and have kids so I can take over as head of the family soon. He wants our family to be seen as more law-abiding than the other three families.”

“Nowadays, no one gets married to have a family. Would he accept a long engagement?”

“No way. My old man still believes in marrying now, ask questions later.” Mikey took a sip of his drink and sat it down on the nightstand table. “My father asked my mother to marry him on her seventeenth birthday.”

“I’m sure you’ll find a woman who’ll accept you for who you are, who won’t care about the lifestyle you lead, and who knows when not to ask questions about your business.”

“You always say the right things. Why won’t you let me take care of you?” he asked, planting a kiss on Ariel’s full lips. “This is my third time asking you to be with me.”

Ariel wanted to wipe off the lingering citrus taste from her mouth but didn’t out of fear. She had already been spotted by one of Surace’s men and couldn’t believe that she was still alive. Probably because Ariel, at any moment, could tell the boss things that the other person was doing, clearing herself from any suspicion and allowing her to keep her cover. Even that wasn’t a guarantee. Continue reading

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Fated Saga by Sariah Skye

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Fated Souls
The Fated Saga Book 1
by Sariah Skye
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Leorah James is your average, single woman. Works in a coffee shop, drives a
beat-up car, watches TV with her cat, and lives a very ordinary life
in rural Minnesota among humans. On the outside, you’d never know
that the entirely-typical woman hides a secret.
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Leorah is a dragon-shifter. Not just any dragon shifter,
but a pink dragon shifter.
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Pink?
Yes, pink.
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Unlike her dragon counterparts, she’s smaller, cannot fly, doesn’t
breathe fire, and is not very intimidating at all. In her home
kingdom of Anarach, she is bullied, tormented, and hated. So, she
chooses to live simply, and blend in with humanity.
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Until a cute, but mysterious stranger enters the shop where she works. And
he knows exactly who, and what Leorah is hiding. Gabriel O’Donnell
will help uncover who she is, and teach her what she’s capable of.
All the while a dark, ominous force that hasn’t been seen in
centuries threatens everything Leorah holds dear.
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Together, will they succumb to the darkness?
Or will they fight in the shadows,
and discover just who Leorah is fated to be?
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I smiled at them, shaking my head. I tried to imagine what it would have been like to dream only of fairy tale things back then when I was their age. Instead, I had fantasized about living in a place where no one knew who I was just so that I could escape the agony of constant ridicule from my family and their friends and—well, everyone really—about who I was, what I was, what I couldn’t do compared to everyone else. Living under constant scrutiny was hard. I could do no right. I was an embarrassment. I was a freak. Here in Pineville, Minnesota I was still technically a freak too , but what people didn’t know about me didn’t hurt them. I appeared human. Although, I am not. At any moment if I truly desired, though, I could turn into my real self. My real dragon self.

Yes, that’s right. Dragon. I am a dragon. We live in another realm, not unlike your own. Except the primary species in our realm are dragon-shifters.

Everything you’ve heard about dragons is probably true. We fly, breathe fire, are loud and a bit scaly. What you don’t know is that we have magic both in our human and dragon forms. All dragons are capable of different kinds of magic; the type of magic you wield relates to the color of your dragon skin, and we exist in every color of the rainbow right down to silver and gold. My grandfather, an Elder in our home kingdom of Anarach because of his age, is silver. In his dragon form, his skin gleams like a pocketful of coins in a fountain, and he can use light magic which is beneficial in healing. Golden dragons also heal, but can harness the wind as well. My brother is a

red dragon, and he is a fire user; my parents are black and yellow and wield powerful arcane magic and air magic respectively. A dragon for every color and a place for their magic in our society. Well, everyone except me.

All because I share my color with Cyril the Mad, a powerful dragon who was greatly respected until he lost his mind and was exiled by the King and Queen of the Court at that time. No one knows what drove him to madness, but he committed grievous crimes with his power against dragons in a nearby village. Deeds rumored to be so terrible that the law forbade talk of Cyril and his kind. Over the centuries, stories of Cyril and his powers faded into myth and legend. Until another of his kind was born. Another pink dragon. Me.

Pink dragons? I know. I mean… really, it’s ridiculous sounding. It’s a color mutation, apparently. It doesn’t exactly sound scary or intimidating as one expects a dragon should be. But Cyril was a pink dragon and the commonly held opinion is that something about the gene gifted him with immense power while cursing him with insanity. So it is assumed that any others of his kind will be the same: batshit crazy. And that’s what they expect of me- the last remaining pink dragon, the only one of my kind. Rare, ridiculed and despised. But unlike Cyril, I have no magic, I cannot fly, and I don’t even breathe fire. So how can I be a threat to anyone? Nobody seemed to care about that, though. There wasn’t a day back home that I didn’t face disdain and torment. Other drakes—our term for adolescent dragons—wanted nothing to do with me. My parents wanted nothing to do with me; I was a hindrance to their reputations. They were utterly convinced they’d be ruling Anarach and be King and Queen by now had it not been for the taint of shame my birth had left on their standing.

The only two souls that had shown me love and kindness were my brother, Braeden, and my grandfather. A few years ago, on my legal adult birthday back home in Anarach, I took the nearest portal I could find on the outskirts of our village, Green Knoll, and it took me here, to Pineville, Minnesota. With the help of a rogue orange dragon I obtained a last name, documentation and everything else that would be essential for me to live as a typical human in the United States. Coming into the realm of humans, I found it ironic that pink was stereotypically a color signifying weakness and girlish fantasy. You know, princesses, frilly dresses, that sort of thing. Perhaps it was a twist on the stigma that had carried over somehow from the dragon world. Of course, humans like Kit, and heroines in movies, proved to me time and time again that femininity wasn’t weak and pink could equal strength. Pity the same didn’t ring true for this pink dragon.

Back in my birth realm, I am known as Leorah e’na Miradoste. Loosely translated it means “Leorah, daughter of Miradoste,” although it would sound very different in the dragon tongue; rough and guttural to human ears. Amongst humans, I’m Leorah James. It’s the name I prefer. Leorah James; an ordinary human girl with long, strawberry blonde hair, and green eyes. I am small as a dragon and whereas most dragons are tall and lithe in their human form; I am short and curvy with a larger than average chest, wide hips and a slightly soft stomach. No washboard abs for me—but I didn’t desire them. I can shift at a moment’s notice into my dragon form, but I can also live comfortably as a human. On the surface, I smelled, sounded and functioned the same as the people around me, set apart only by my mark.

Every dragon has a mark, resembling a tattoo, somewhere on their body. That mark is individual to them. Dragons in Anarach typically had Celtic symbols, dragon outlines with knotwork on them, in the color of their dragons. Mine was a round dragon, outlined in Celtic weaving with more intricate work in the middle and it was of course, pink. I knew the likelihood of anyone recognizing it as anything other than a tattoo or a birthmark even, was slim, but just in case I wore my long hair down in a thick braid down my back. Paranoia wasn’t a typical dragon trait, but given my upbringing I had acquired it as a necessary skill along with sarcasm, bitterness and a penchant for all things geeky.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Mountain Wolf Protectors Series by Emilia Hartley

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Mountain Wolf Protectors Series
by Emilia Hartley
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Get the complete BESTSELLING Paranormal Romance Series packed with
Romance, Action, and lovable characters throughout!

The Mountain Wolf Protectors Box Set is complete with all the drama,
romance and suspense your heart desires. By the time you reach the
end you’ll be begging for more! This is one series you do NOT want to miss!

 

Book 1 – Protected by the Mountain Wolf
Book 2 – Adored by the Mountain Wolf
Book 3 – Mated to the Mountain Wolf
Book 4 – Married to the Mountain Wolf

 

What are you waiting for?
Jump right into the adorable story of Nova and Amara
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Warning: This series contains lots of sexy shifter
action, irresistible mates and steamy love scenes. Tons of mouth
watering Paranormal Romance bonus content included!
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More about the books in the box set:
Protected by the Mountain Wolf
Book 1
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Amara’s life changed the moment she was attacked by a group of wolves. She
was only 15 at the time, who could blame her for ignoring her
grandfather’s warnings? She quickly began to believe all those
stories he told her about the wolves who protected their town,
Strathford. The wolves who could turn into humans. Shifters, as she
learned they were called.

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Ten years had passed since then, and Nova still couldn’t forgive himself
for letting the Valley Clan slip into their territory unnoticed. If
only he had been there in time. Since that day, he made a vow to
himself to protect her, no matter what happens. Though he didn’t
personally know Amara, he felt a connection to her after watching
over her all these years. With his curiosity growing each day, he
finally decided to visit her at work. He’d talk to her for an hour,
settle his curiosity and then never speak to her again. Or so he
thought…
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Adored by the Mountain Wolf
Book 2
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Two weeks after she started living on the Compound – the home of the
Mountain Wolves – Amara was getting anxious to return to her life.
She had a job, friends and family to return to. Not only that, she
had to make sure her sister was safe from her psychopath boyfriend,
Kal. If only she could tell Sadie the truth, that he was the wolf
shifter who wreaked havoc on Strathford for all these years.

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As much as he wanted to protect her, Nova knew that he couldn’t keep
Amara from her life forever. He and the Mountain Wolves have been
vigilant in the fight against the Valley Clan, but they begin to lose
their footing as the attacks increase in frequency. When Nova is
reminded he has to protect his pack he has no choice but to bring
Amara with him, for her safety.
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Mated to the Mountain Wolf
Book 3
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Weeks after the war between the Mountain and Valley clans ended, resulting
in Kal’s capture, things were finally starting to get back to normal
for Amara. Well, as normal as they could be in preparation to marry a
wolf shifter. Before Nova and Amara they could officially be
considered mates, there were a series of trials that needed to be
passed. And if she were honest, the thought of failing scared her
more than anything. To make matters worse, her secret admirer just
began to tip the scale from flattery to all out stalker.

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Even after Kal was captured, and the horrors Amara had faced in her life
were over, she still wasn’t completely safe. And that’s what angered
Nova the most. He just had to work that much harder at protecting
her.
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Book 4
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The day finally came. Ten years ago, Nova would have never imagined that
he’d be standing where he stood today. With the odds completely
against him, this wasn’t even a thought in his mind. The first night
he saw Amara seemed like forever ago and now here he was, standing,
waiting for his bride to meet him at the altar. Amara. His Bride. His
Mate. With all of the shit that had happened over the past few
months, he was finally glad to see his woman happy, in all her glory.
He wouldn’t let anything interrupt this day. Today will be perfect.
For Amara’s sake.
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Spotlight & Giveaway: Cathadeus by Jeff J. Peters

 Book Title: Cathadeus (Book One of the Walking Gates)
Author: Jeff J. Peters
Category: YA Fiction, 344 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Release date: Dec 8, 2017
Tour dates: Dec 4 to 15, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 (fighting scenes)

Book Description

It has been six hundred years since the Alchemists fused together men and beasts to form strong, mindless slaves. Now, their most vicious creations have attacked the mystical Walking Gates, slaughtering their Keepers and isolating their cities. Wounded in the brutal attack, Braxton Prinn’s mother is on the verge of death and he makes a desperate journey to find the reclusive elven master who can save her. But when he discovers an ancient magic, Brax is caught up in an even greater struggle and soon finds himself hunted for his power. Drawn into the chaos of an impending war and pursued by enemies on all sides, Brax must fight to save his mother and her race from slipping into darkness. Though his untamed magic may be the greatest threat of all . . .

What Readers are Saying about Cathadeus:

“Jeff J. Peters’ strong cinematic writing style allowed me to easily visualize the story and feel that I was right there alongside the characters.”
– Alison W.

“Jeff J. Peters’ writing is so smooth and easy to read – I can’t tell you how much of a pleasure it was…and how quickly you end up being drawn into the story because of it.”
– Amanda R.

“Cathadeus is the best kind of fantasy story – you get to learn along with a flawed main character while you get lost in a richly designed world. You can’t help but keep reading. A cleanly written pairing of characters you wish you could spend more time with and an enthralling world built around them. Cathadeus is the kind of story that plays perfectly off of your imagination, with characters grounded in reality to make it feel like you could really be there.”
– Ryan N.

“Jeff J. Peters definitely has storytelling skills…The story stayed on my mind when I wasn’t reading it. Young readers will be drawn in this imaginative story, while they relate to Braxton’s struggles with temper, insecurity, and young love. Cathadeus is dramatic, with an anxious tone—at times bleak, as the story keeps you wondering until the final battle if good will prevail.”
– Elizabeth C.

 

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Meet the Author
JEFF J. PETERS was born in South Africa and immigrated to the United States as a teenager, where he fell in love with all things fantasy. He obtained degrees in digital electronics and computer science and worked as an IT professional for more than twenty years. In 2014, he left his corporate position to focus full-time on writing. Cathadeus is his debut novel. He is currently working on the sequel.
Connect with the author: Website ~ Facebook
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: An Unstill Life by Kate Larkindale

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An Unstill Life
by Kate Larkindale
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
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When your whole world is falling apart, what are the chances you’ll find
love in the most unexpected of places?

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Livvie feels like she’s losing everything: her two best friends have
abandoned her for their boyfriends, her mother continues to ignore
her, while her sister, Jules, is sick again and getting worse by the
day. Add in the request Jules has made of her and Livvie feels like
she’s losing her mind, too.
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Her only escape is in the art room, where she discovers not only a refuge
from her life, but also a kindred soul in Bianca, the school “freak”.
Livvie’s always felt invisible, at school and at home, but with
Bianca, she finally feels like someone sees the real Livvie. As the
relationship deepens and it comes time to take the romance public,
will Livvie be able to take that step?
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Livvie’s about to find out if she has what it takes to make the tough
decisions and stand up for herself—for the first time in her life.
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I lolled against Bianca, aware of her distinctive raspberry scent enveloping me. My laughter caught in my throat, and I had trouble breathing through it. I looked up at her, watching the way the streetlights played across her features. With her head thrown back, her throat was long and white, and I was overcome with a sudden desire to touch it.

I didn’t say a word, but she seemed to hear my thoughts. Her laughter quieted, and she turned to look at me, her eyes glittering in the sodium glow. For a long time we stood there, eyes locked, the warm breeze wafting across our skin.

Bianca bent her head, and her lips settled upon mine. They were warm and soft, slippery with lipstick. I shivered and pressed my own lips hungrily against hers. Her mouth opened a little, and I followed, admitting her inquisitive tongue. It tickled mine, darting in and out, waltzing across my taste buds. The flavor of wine, exotic and sour at the same time, flooded my mouth.

My heart beat a rapid tattoo through my chest. This was wrong. I should not be doing this. But I remained mesmerized, nerves I’d never noticed before singing songs of ecstasy along my spine. Kissing Jesse had been nothing like this.

She pulled away, slowly, as if surfacing from a dive. She licked her lips, smiling in satisfaction. Her lipstick, smeared now, blurred her mouth into something unrecognizable. I ran my tongue across my lips and tasted her there, spikes of electricity igniting in my belly. This was better than I could have imagined.

“Wow…” she breathed. “You’re good.”

“Am I?” I reached for her again, wanting nothing but her mouth on mine once more.

“Yeah, you are.” She pushed me against the wall, and I lost myself in her kisses.

Time held no meaning. It could have been seconds or forever before I drew back. Nothing so good could be wrong, yet my stomach writhed with guilt. “I…I should get home.” My voice was unsteady.

Bianca glanced up at the star-speckled sky and nodded. “Yeah. Me too.”

It felt completely natural when, as we walked toward the bus stop two blocks away, she slipped her hand into mine

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Having spent a lifetime travelling the globe, Kate Larkindale is currently
residing in Wellington, New Zealand. A marketing executive, film
reviewer and mother, she’s surprised she finds any time to write,
but doesn’t sleep much. As a result, she can usually be found
hanging out near the espresso machine.

Her short stories have appeared in Halfway Down The Stairs, A Fly in
Amber, Daily Flash Anthology, The Barrier Islands Review, Everyday
Fiction, Death Rattle, Drastic Measures, Cutlass & Musket and
Residential Aliens, among others.
She has written fourteen contemporary YA novels, a few of which other
people are allowed to see. She has also written one very bad
historical romance. She is currently working on a new YA novel and
ghostwriting an autobiography.
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Highlander’s Princess Bride by Vanessa Kelly

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The Highlander’s Princess Bride
Improper Princesses Book 3
by Vanessa Kelly
Genre: Historical Romance
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In Vanessa Kelly’s enchanting series, three young women descended from
royalty overcome their scandalous beginnings to win the hearts of
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ton’s most eligible men . . .
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The illegitimate daughter of the Prince Regent might be expected to
pursue various dubious professions. Actress, perhaps, or artist’s
model. Even courtesan. Victoria Knight, however, has become a
governess—a respectable choice, until she travels to Scotland to
meet her new charges. The younger brothers of Nicholas Kendrick, Earl
of Arnprior, aren’t children at all. They’re brawny, wild
Highland men. As for the Earl, he’s handsome, guarded, and far too
compelling . . . especially for a woman hiding a dark secret.
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Nick needs a proper teacher to transform his unmarriageable brothers—
and a sensible, straight-laced wife for himself. Miss Knight seems to fit the
bill on both counts. But he soon discovers there is more to Victoria than he thought.
It’s not just her notorious origins, or the danger that’s followed her
all the way to Scotland. It’s the fiery loyalty beneath that sedate
façade. This, the real Victoria, is the woman Nick is starting to
desire so desperately. And what an earl wants, he’ll use every
seductive means to get . . .
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**Easily read as a standalone!**
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“What I wish you to do is remind my brothers what those standards are. They were raised as gentlemen, but certain events have caused them to forget themselves. A refresher course is required.”

“And what would such a course entail?” She cast a disapproving glance at his brothers. “Beyond the obvious.”  

Nick shrugged. “The usual one—how to engage in polite conversation with young ladies, how to conduct oneself appropriately at a dinner party, how to dance—”

“They already know how to dance,” barked Angus.

“Just reels, Grandda,” Grant said. “Oh, and the sword dance. But I don’t think many girls know that one.”

Alec choked, trying not to laugh. When Nick shot him a glare, his friend simply gave him a bland smile.

“And it would be fun to learn how to waltz,” Graeme said, suggestively waggling his eyebrows at Miss Knight.

“Ye wish to be caperin’ about like dandies?” Angus growled.

Miss Knight seemed to shake herself free of some sort of mental paralysis. “I am not a dancing teacher, my lord. I’m an educator.”

“For God’s sake, Arnprior,” Alec said. “Why don’t you simply hire a dancing master? Surely he could help the lads with those other”—he waved a vague hand—“social things.”

“I tried that. It didn’t work.” The horrific experiment of a few months ago remained vivid in his memory. The dancing master had barely survived the week.

“Bloody caper merchant,” Angus muttered.

“Let me see if I understand you correctly, my lord,” Miss Knight said. “You wish me to tutor your youngest brother. As well, I am to train your older brothers to be accomplished, well-mannered gentlemen for the purpose of putting them out on the marriage mart. And I am to do that without the help of other instructors who specialize in such matters.”

Nick met her irate gaze with an approving smile. “That sums it up nicely, I think.”

“Would you also like me to teach them fencing and boxing?” she asked sarcastically.

“Oh, we already know how to do those,” Grant piped up.

“Good God,” Royal said, shaking his head. “This is a complete joke.”

“I am forced to agree with your brother, Lord Arnprior,” Miss Knight said. “This must surely be a joke.”

“It surely is not,” Nick said. “And I never joke.”

“That’s actually true,” Graeme said.

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Three Weeks with a Princess                                                 My Fair Princess
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Named
by Booklist as one of the “New Stars of Historical
Romance,” USA Today bestselling author
Vanessa Kelly’s books have been nominated for awards in a number of contests.
She is also the recipient of the prestigious Maggie Medallion for historical
romance. With a Master’s Degree in English Literature, Vanessa is
known for developing vibrant Regency settings, appealing characters,
and witty storylines that captivate readers. You can visit her on the
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New Release: Abuse of Discretion by Pamela Samuels Young

 

Title: ABUSE OF DISCRETION
Author: Pamela Samuels Young
Publisher: Goldman House Publishing
Pages: 352
Genre: Mystery

BOOK BLURB:

A Kid’s Curiosity … A Parent’s Nightmare

The award-winning author of “Anybody’s Daughter” is back with an addictive courtroom drama that gives readers a shocking look inside the juvenile criminal justice system.

Graylin Alexander is a model fourteen-year-old. When his adolescent curiosity gets the best of him, Graylin finds himself embroiled in a sexting scandal that threatens to ruin his life. Jenny Ungerman, the attorney hired to defend Graylin, is smart, confident and committed. She isn’t thrilled, however, when ex-prosecutor Angela Evans joins Graylin’s defense team. The two women instantly butt heads. Can they put aside their differences long enough to ensure Graylin gets justice?

Unbeknownst to Angela, her boyfriend Dre is wrestling with his own drama. Someone from his past wants him dead. For Dre, his response is simple—kill or be killed.

 

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About the Author

Pamela Samuels Young has always abided by the philosophy that you create the change you want to see. She set giant-sized goals and used her talent, tenacity and positive outlook to accomplish them. Pamela consequently achieved success in both the corporate arena and literary world simultaneously.

An author, attorney and motivational speaker, Pamela spent fifteen years as Managing Counsel for Toyota, specializing in labor and employment law. While still practicing law, Pamela began moonlighting as a mystery writer because of the absence of women and people of color depicted in the legal thrillers she read. She is now an award-winning author of multiple legal thrillers, including Anybody’s Daughter, which won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction, and her new release, Abuse of Discretion, a shocking look at the juvenile justice system in the context of a troubling teen sexting case.

Prior to her legal career, spent several years as a television news writer and associate producer. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from USC and earned a master’s degree in broadcasting from Northwestern University and a law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of teen sexting, child sex trafficking, self-empowerment and fiction writing.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Blood Bound Series by J.L. Myers

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What Lies Inside
Blood Bound Series #1
by J.L. Myers
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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A page-turning paranormal series for fans of Twilight and A Shade of
Vampire.

Amelia never asked to unleash her inner vampire…she never even knew it
existed.

Amelia is sucked into a nightmare and killed at the hungry fangs of a
monster…but then she wakes up and everything has changed. Her whole
life has been a lie. What she thought she was—human—is nothing
but a disguise, one she never even knew she was wearing.
Amelia is a vampire and she always has been.
Her family and even best friend Kendrick have known the truth all along,
a lie they claim they kept to protect her. Sixteen going-on-forever,
Amelia’s violent hunger could quiet a classroom in seconds. It
could expose them and lead to her death. Killing for blood is
forbidden—but vampires aren’t the only ones enforcing the
rules.
Another race exists that is more than willing to keep the toll down by any
means they see fit.
With her life spiraling, Amelia lives in fear of the day she finally loses
control. The day she finally kills in cold blood. But then she meets
Ty, a guy who is strangely familiar and hides a dark and dangerous
secret of his own, and everything changes. Amelia senses Ty’s
unnatural strength and, even more than that, for the first time she
feels safe from herself.
But lies and secrets won’t stay buried forever as her telling dreams
turn into warnings. Amelia is unaware of the superior power she
possesses and the danger she is in. Not everyone is who they claim to
be. Not even Ty. Falling for him will be impossible not to do, but
staying alive after that?

Falling in love may just cost Amelia everything: her friends, her family…even
her life.

Warning
– This book contains some language and sexual situations.
Coming of age/ Vampire/ Paranormal Romance

 

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When the group resumed their course, following the now rocky path back into the depths of the forest, I ambled up to the same spot Ty and Troy had been standing. I pulled my earbuds from my ears, peering out into the plunging valley. Splashes of green, gold and deep-russet covered the treetops with the progression of fall. Above, a single Falcon soared through the air. Its repetitive call was like a fire alarm on overdrive as it dipped and dived beneath a cloudless, pastel-blue sky.

The air around me was crisp and perfectly clear. Time to move on. I craned my head. The other students were making ground down the path. Ty was tailing a few feet behind. I was about to take after them when I stalled. The fiery and sweet smell of blood, his blood, reached me.

Before I could speak or move, Troy appeared before me. His expression was dark and his scent wrapped around me. “Don’t even think about it.”

Had he seen me looking at Ty? Folding barricading arms over my chest, I took a much-needed step back. “Think about what?”

“Trying your luck with Ty,” he practically snarled. His hand hovered over the pocket of his jacket as if about to pull something free.

I stole a glance down the long pathway, but it was empty. The group and Ty were already gone.

“It’s not like he actually likes you,” Troy went on, hatred poisoning his words. “Anything nice he says to you is purely pity. You’re a freak of nature. He regrets not having dealt with you when he had the chance.”

Freak of nature? Dealt with me? Irritated confusion brought fire to my face. And the smell of him so close had my fangs peeking through the top of my gums. Sick of this guy’s cryptic bullshit, I unfolded my arms and clenched my hands. “Look, you steroid-jacked jerk. I don’t know what your problem is or what the hell you’re talking about…”

“I’m warning you,” he grated, stepping close enough to poke me in the chest.

My fangs broke free and I darted back, knowing I’d lunge and bite him if I didn’t. Wrong choice. My Vans slipped on the loose stones at the edge of the cliff. Then my back hit the ‘caution’ tape, snapping it on impact. Instantly my mind and body came alive. Everything was happening in slow motion. A good thirty feet down was a small outcropping. Not enough to kill a vampire, but a human? Definitely. I could leap forward, clearing Troy and saving my skin. But at what cost? My cover would be blown. No, the only human option was to fall.

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Made By Design

Blood Bound Series #2

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Hunted and anything but normal…even for a vampire.


Amelia Lamont’s return to normal vampire life is threatened with a
horrific vision, while new dynamics about her link to The Sight drive
her to keep her growing and intrusive power a secret. And then
there’s Ty—her sexy werewolf boyfriend—but can he truly accept
Amelia’s connection and deepening bond with Kendrick?

Although she’s escaped with her life for now, Amelia knows Caius is watching
and waiting, preparing for the right moment to take back possession
of his experiment—her. As she searches for the truth behind her
creation, the fabric of the past is torn away, leaving her
questioning whom she can truly trust…the deeper she digs, the
darker her past becomes.

Amelia’s outlawed romance with her race’s mortal enemy will be put to the
ultimate test when her increasingly debilitating dreams turn
catastrophic. For in the end, the truth always finds a way to come
out, and vampire law is as unforgiving as it is fatal.

Will Amelia’s forbidden love for Ty save them…or guarantee their
death?

Warning
– This book contains some language and sexual situations.

Coming of age/ Vampire/ Paranormal Romance.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Sequel by Dina Rae

 

Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction

Date Published: October 26, 2017

Publisher: Solstice Publishing

 

Maya Smock gets inside of a time capsule and travels back to Germany.  A Nazi doctor forces her to meet his superiors, proving to them all that his invention works.  Hitler studies Maya like a laboratory rat at his Eagle’s Nest and then introduces her to the Reptilians.  She plummets deep into the hollow earth.  Will she ever get home?  Only Maya’s next novel can show her friends how to get her back.

As Operation Chrome expands, General Andreas steals more babies.  He believes that he is saving them from an extraterrestrial agenda connected with World War II.  The hybrid babies have grown.

They are here.  They will take what is theirs.

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Previous Novel in the Series

 

About the Author

Dina Rae has written seven novels. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs outside of Dallas. She is a Christian, avid tennis player, movie buff, teacher, and self-proclaimed expert on several conspiracy theories. She has been interviewed numerous times on blogs, newspapers, and syndicated radio programs. She enjoys reading about religion, UFOs, New World Order, government conspiracies, political intrigue, and other cultures. The Sequel, Volume 2 of The Best Seller series, will soon be released by Solstice Publishing.
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Blog: www.dinaraeswritestuff.blogspot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DinaRaeBooks?ref_type=bookmark

Twitter: @haloofthedamned

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dinaraebooks/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5747496.Dina_Rae

 

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Golden Series by Kathryn Celeste

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Unicorn Gold
The Golden Series Book 1
by Kathryn Celeste
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Rourke is a unicorn shape shifter and a virgin. Sent back from Alter Earth
to rescue the paranormal beings who were left behind when magic left
this world he is forced to confront the fact that unicorns seem to
have vanished from the world.
 
Kaitlyn is a veterinarian with healing abilities. Unaware of the origin of
her gifts she tries to live life under the radar.


Then she meets Rourke. For the first time in her life sparks fly. But
Rourke has his own secrets of his own. Secrets that threaten to turn
Kaitlyns world upside down.
Hunted by those who fear their gifts will Rourke and Kaitlyn be able to
overcome everything trying to tear them apart? Or in the end will the
hunters steal the choice from them?
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Wrapped in a golden shimmer of power the lone woman stood still among the rush of creatures eager to escape the hunters. As each neared her position a flare of raw power reached out to caress them until they vanished. A handsome black unicorn, horn gleaming onyx in the sunlight, sides flecked with sweat, pulled up hard before her.

“Rourke.” She said reaching a hand out to him. Speaking directly into her mind Rourke said;

They come.

Nodding she reached out with her power and with a gentle caress, sent him through the portal to safety on a new world.

The humans approach, hurry!

Flexing her powers she reached out to envelop the approaching beings, transporting them to her side, then beyond the shift in reality to Alter Earth.

Return now!! She yelled through the common mental link. They are nearly on us.

Shattering the peace of the grove humans burst into the clearing firing arrows into those who fled before them. Only to watch each arrow drop to the ground without finding its mark. One by one the paranormal creatures disappeared before the human hunters’ eyes. As they watched, the golden power expanded outward, away from the proud, lone woman until only a faint haze remained in the air.

One young hunter notched an arrow and sent it flying towards her heart. As it found its mark she screamed, an eerie banshee-like sound that had the hunters covering their ears in distress. A mental cry traveled weakly along the communal connection as she fell backwards towards a deep, still pool.

I will return for you. Believe. Survive.

Her powers snapped back in a tsunami of wind and debris, toppling the hunters. The collapsing portal cushioned her fall on the fragrant green grass of Alter Earth.

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Dragon Gold
The Golden Series Book 2
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A year ago David met his mate. It should have been the happiest day of
his life. Instead, it was the worst. Emma ran from him. Only his
ability to touch her mind keeps him sane but how long will that be
enough?

Hunted and alone Emma hasn’t stopped running since she left Haven. David’s
presence in her mind brings her comfort in the hardest times. When
she returns to Haven will Emma be able to face David in person or
will fear keep them apart?
With hunters after David and Emma’s ex stalking her is there any way
this mating stands a chance?
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Heart pounding Emma stood behind the door as terror threatened to overwhelm her. He’d found her. She didn’t know how but that bastard ex of hers had found her and now she was going to die.

Sliding down the wall Emma wrapped her arms around her knees fighting back a whimper. The door rattled again as he tried to gain access to her room. Emma flinched away then froze watching the knob intently.

“Keith, wrong room!” A voice called from outside. “Crap man you are really fucked up aren’t you? You’ve gotta lay off the hard stuff.” As the voice faded away Emma gasped for air. A mistake, it was just a mistake.

Emma? A voice in her mind, gravelly in the sexiest of ways.

“Not now David,” Emma snapped opening eyes she hadn’t even been aware she’d closed.

Just making sure you are okay. An adrenaline spike just echoed through our connection. David’s voice echoed in Emma’s mind. After a year of him popping in and out of her mind it no longer shocked her.

“Just peachy. I saw a mouse okay! God. If you want me to show up for this wedding you are going to have to take a step back.” Trembles shook Emma’s entire body. She was so confused. Part of her shook in terror whenever she thought about returning to Madison for Kaitlyn and Rourke’s wedding. It meant she’d have to face David. The last time she saw him that hadn’t worked out so well for her. The other part of her melted at the sound of his voice in her head. The wicked things this man said to her could make Emma orgasm without a single touch. That was the problem though, the touching.

“I’m not yours David. Claiming it doesn’t make it so. You can back the hell off anytime now.” Emma said renewed terror causing her teeth to chatter as she rubbed her hands over her face.

No love, you aren’t and that’s my fault. But I am yours. David’s reply caused Emma’s heart and stomach to clench as her terror eased under a wave of lust.

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Kathryn Celeste has been a programmer, a security specialist, a bookseller, a
reviewer and a secretary. Through it all she has written. Pushed hard
by a relentless muse to give life to a world unseen by others.

 
She lives in Queensland Australia with her husband, three sons, dog, cat,
ducks and chickens where she continues to write about the paranormal
folks that poke around in her head.
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