New Release Hollywood Hit by Maggie Marr

New Release

Hollywood Hit 

Author Maggie Marr

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Hollywood Girls Club Series, #3

Available December 17, 2013

Adult Women’s Fiction (with romantic and mystery elements)

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Synopsis

Being the niece of the biggest star in the world isn’t easy–especially when someone is trying to kill you.

Nikki Solange is a small town Tennessee girl.  When she hits Hollywood and tries to become a movie Producer, she’s in for the culture shock of her life–and finding a D-list actor turned up-and-coming director floating face down in his Beverly Hills swimming pool is the least of it.  Now Nikki must walk the gauntlet that is Hollywood and try to stay alive because someone from Nikki’s hard-scrabble past is out to make sure that she ends up dead.

Pretending to be a Hollywood playboy film producer is easy when one of the world’s richest men is backing you.

Ex Marine sniper Rush Nelson is back from his final tour in Afghanistan and is now a security specialist for one of the world’s richest men, media mogul Ted Robinoff. Backed by his boss, Rush has a solid cover-story that includes some serious Armani threads, a pulse-pounding car, and a limitless expense account.  All to protect Robinoff, his business interests, and Robinoff’s family, which includes Ted’s superstar wife Celeste ‘Cici’ Solange and her pain-in-the-ass niece Nikki. Rush must achieve his directive without ruining his cover. Easy–except for one problem–Nikki Solange. Rush is falling for her.

When your mission is security, falling for the person you’re meant to protect is the number one rule not to break. 

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  Nikki Solange is the perfect mix of tough and insecure.  She is so resilient and has so much perseverance.  She is a character who has been knocked down by life so many times and yet continues to get back up and keep going.

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There was a path that each person walked, and you could shout to them, but somehow the wind that whistled through their ears on their own path always seemed to drown out the words of advice and wisdom. The best you could do when your paths met was reach out and give them your hand.  –Christina Darmides

Marr: This quote, to me, speaks to the loneliness of life.  How, even when we are loved, we often feel alone and bare the weight of our life and our tragedies alone, but also how we can reach out to each other and give and feel love.

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Rush was screwed. Every which way. He looked over his shoulder, away from the full moon that cast a full glow across the Ojai Valley and toward the girl who slept in the bed. Her face was relaxed in the moonlight, a pale alabaster with her pretty rosebud lips still bee-stung from his rough kisses and her wild hair a fiery halo that framed her face.

         Nikki got to him. Her combination of naïveté, innocence, bravado, and pain-in-the-ass nature got to him, pulled him tight, closer than he should have been or ever expected to be. This was not what Ted Robinoff had in mind when he’d told Rush to get close. A sick feeling clenched through Rush’s gut. No, Ted hadn’t intended that Rush should bed Ted’s niece. A deep inhale of breath pulsed through Rush. What was this? What had he managed to do—his weakness to this silly, sad sort of girl would cost him his job, might cost him his cover, might cost him his entire career.

         He closed his eyes. You couldn’t build a relationship upon a lie. And Nikki knew nothing about him other than his lies. He was meant to protect her; this was a finite gig. A gig that was meant to end and he was meant to slip seamlessly into her past as she found a future with her type of guy. A guy who really wanted to be in entertainment or a doctor or lawyer or perhaps an executive that rolled with Ted.

Not with a man who lied for a living. Not with a man who used his body, his mind, his smarts, and the money of the man he worked for to ferret out the deepest secrets people never wanted exposed. Finding secrets, exposing lies, was Rush’s specialty, and that was not the type of man Nikki Solange should ever be in a relationship with—Rush didn’t want her to be.

            He turned back toward the cathedral window beside the bed. Shadows bounced around the edges of trees. They would return to Los Angeles tomorrow. He would tell Ted what had happened. There was no other way but to shed this guilt and take the hit. Ted would decide how to proceed because Rush was too damn close to even see.

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About the Author

Maggie Marr grew up in the Midwest and made the move to Los Angeles to work in the movie business.  She was a motion picture literary agent for ICM before becoming a full time writer.  She’s written for film and TV and ghostwritten for celebrities.  She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.

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Meet The Author Kate Benson

Meet the Author

Kate Benson

The Promise

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Publication Date: December 5, 2013

*This book contains subject matter that is suitable for adults 18 years of age and older.*

The Promise Synopsis

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Devastated by circumstances beyond her control, Sophie Ryan’s life rips her from the arms of her first love, Jack. With only memories of their lost love, she’s forced to start over in a new town; surviving on her own for the first time since he left. Trying to begin her new life, fate decides a different direction for her, causing her to make a choice she never thought she’d have to.

Unsure of commitment after his failed engagement, Chase Mitchell finds himself stuck on a path of failed conquests and late nights at the bar. That is until he finds a pair of mesmerizing green eyes sitting in his usual spot. Something about this quiet girl forces him to question everything he has ever thought about love.

As Sophie looks down at the fork that’s presented in her path, will she choose the right direction? Will she be able to move towards the arms of the man who stands in front of her? Or will she choose to keep her promise to the one life forced her to leave behind?

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The light from the bathroom splays across the bed, illuminating her features just enough for me to see the way the blush heats the soft planes of her face. Her long, thick eyelashes rest there just above her cheeks, brushing her newly sun-kissed skin. I can just barely see the light dust of freckles that dance across the bridge of her nose.

As she gives me the small smile that always causes my breathing to hitch, those rogue dimples of hers pop up and are just begging to be kissed. She opens her eyes and I feel my heart stopping for what feels like the millionth time today.

Every time she looks at me, everything else simply ceases to exist. My girl is beautiful. She’s simply breathtaking and she really has no idea. I’m under her spell, completely enraptured by her, but she doesn’t seem to have a clue.

I tighten my grip on her bare waist as I trace the outline of her perfect lips, continuing to marvel at her before I’m able to speak again. “You are absolutely everything to me, Sweetheart. I didn’t even know my heart was capable of feeling so much. Before I met you, I was just floating and I didn’t even know it,” she opens her eyes again and they meet with mine. “But now I’m alive. I wouldn’t be able to exist without you, Sophie. Don’t ever doubt what you mean to me. Ever.”

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Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis

Skinny Love by Birdy

If I Was Your Woman/Walk On By by Alicia Keys

Brass Monkey by The Beastie Boys

So What? By P!NK

Just Got Started Lovin’ You by James Otto

Bust a Move by Young MC

Drift Away by Dobie Gray

Islands in the Stream by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

Real Love by John Lennon

Animal by Neon Trees

Everybody Talks by Neon Trees

Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

Lovesong by Adele

Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran

Sail by AwolNation

#Beautiful by Mariah Carey featuring Miguel

Don’t You Want It by The White Buffalo

S&M by Rihanna

Pussy is Mine by Miguel

Bad Things by Jace Everett

Lithium by Nirvana

I Wanna Hold Your Hand by The Beatles

The One That Got Away (Acoustic) by Katy Perry

Oh! Darling by The Beatles

Sweet Pea by Amos Lee

When You Say Nothing At All by Keith Whitley

Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Bloodstream by Stateless

Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz

I’ve Been Loving You Too Long by Otis Redding

Rumor Has It by Adele

I Want You by Kings of Leon

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Party Like a Rockstar by Shop Boyz

True Blue by Madonna

Girl of my Dreams by Etta James

Gorilla by Bruno Mars

Howl by Beware of Darkness

You Can’t Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones

Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler

I Walk the Line by Johnny Cash

Your Side of the Bed by Little Big Town

Please Don’t Leave Me by P!NK

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About the Author

I grew up in Texas and moved to Florida when I met the love of my life 13 years ago. I wrote my first poem when I was five and it was about my love affair with pickles. I still love pickles but I like to think my writing has grown since then. I absolutely adore anything to do with books whether it’s writing them or devouring them in one sitting. I live on music, love, and sweet tea. I am known for my silly but blunt personality. I’ve been lucky enough to find the love of my life, marry him and now we’re working on our happily ever after. He inspires me in everything I do, but especially in telling love stories. I’m an ordinary girl living an extraordinary love and I’m so happy I get to share it with the world through my writing. I can’t wait for you to read my debut novel, The Promise!

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10 Things You Don’t Know About Kate Benson

1)  I am a huge music lover and listen to it any chance I get. If I can’t, I’m singing in my head. I also get really nervous if I try to drive without the radio on and find it impossible to listen to Outkast without shaking it like a Polaroid picture.

 2)  Ever since I had an accident in one on my twelfth birthday, I’ve been terrified of go-carts.

3)  I don’t know how to roller skate and I can’t do a cartwheel. However I can air guitar like nobody’s business.

4)  I love tattoos and have ten of them.

5)  My favorite color is hot pink. I wear at least one hot pink thing every day.

6)  My favorite singer ever is Freddie Mercury and I celebrate his birthday every year. I make a cake, watch (and sing along to) at least one Queen concert, wear moustache earrings and a Betty Boop shirt. Sometimes I even wear a cape. Yes, you read that right. I have a cape and it’s awesome.

7)  I love to use swear words.

8)  When I was fifteen, I had a dream about my wedding day. In the dream I married someone I didn’t know at the time. When I was twenty one, I met him while I was on vacation. He’s now my husband.

9)  I love to use swear words.

10)When I was fifteen, I had a dream about my wedding day. In the dream I married someone I didn’t know at the time. When I was twenty one, I met him while I was on vacation. He’s now my husband.

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Kate’s Top Ten Reads

1)  The Color Purple by Alice Walker

2)  The Edge of Never by J. A. Redmerski

3)  Real by Katie Evans

4)  This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

5)  Naked by Raine Miller

6)  Protect Me by Jennifer Culbreth

7)  In Flight by R. K. Lilley

8)  Never Have I Ever by August Clearwing

9)  Pulse by Gail McHugh

10)  Misjudged by Sarah Elizabeth

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Kate’s Top 10 Book Boyfriends

1)  Andrew Parrish- The Edge of Never by J. A. Redmerski

2)  Remington Tate- Real by Katy Evans

3)  Jesse Ward- This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

4)  Ethan Blackstone- The Blackstone Affair by Raine Miller

5)  Noah Wellington– Never Have I Ever by August Clearwing

6)  James Cavendish- In Flight by R. K. Lilley

7)  Gavin Blake- Pulse by Gail McHugh

8)  Travis Maddox- Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

9)  Kellan Kyle- Thoughtless by S. C. Stevens

10)      Jude Ryder- Nicole Williams

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/24034636-kate-benson

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Katebensonauthr

 The Promise Series Fan Page of FB: https://www.facebook.com/ThePromiseBookSeriesbyKateBenson

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Meet the Author Chelle Bliss

Meet the Author

Chelle Bliss

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Book 1

Untangle Me

Love at Last Series

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Publication Date: December 1, 2013

Kayden is a bad boy that never played by the rules. Sophia has always been the quintessential good girl, living a life filled with disappointment. Everything changes when their lives become intertwined through a chance encounter online.

Hundreds of miles separate them, but the connection that draws them together is too much to be denied. As the layers of their lives peel back, Kayden keeps the dangerous parts of his past hidden to protect the woman who is becoming more important to him than he should allow. What starts as a pursuit of carnal pleasure turns into a complicated love story. His past is a tangled web filled with addiction, an obsessed ex-girlfriend, and problems with the law.

One mistake he thought he had left behind may end up ruining it all.

*Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable.*

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Technology really is something these days. Sophia is a teacher with the dull-drums. She has been married before, but not happily. Now divorced the guys she goes out with, when she goes out aren’t really better. Sophia is just going through the motions of dating. Her current date who readers meet at the start of the novel is a fellow teacher she has been seeing for awhile, but there are no sparks. Not one zap of excitement (at least to her) in the relationship. I mean the guy is nice enough, but a little boring. Sophia wants to change her blue life to a rainbow colored life. Then one night she gets a Facebook friend request from Kayden. She knows the name, he was a friend of her brothers growing up. So Sophia does some checking up on the guy and finds out he OK. Not crazy or anything. So she accepts the requests. And this is how it ALL starts. They end up chatting, then chatting more and more. They must have i phones, for they Face-time one another often. Usually at night, like clock work one or the other call/chat with each other. After awhile school is over  for the summer and Kayden asks her to come visit him in New Orleans. She agrees, and after a long car ride from Florida to Louisiana, she is in his city, at his apartment…meeting for the first time face to face. Let’s just say that the weather is not the only thing hot and steamy in New Orleans. Kayden shows Sophia around and shows her the sights to be seen. They drink, they laugh, they grow attracted to each other. Kayden works everyday of the week, yet both he and Sophia try to visit each other when they can work it into their schedules. Then Sophia gets busy with school starting again. In the meantime, Kayden’s past starts to catch up with him. He tells Sophia parts, but not quite the complete story. Their relationship goes through several trials. Kayden breaks Sophia’s heart over and over. However, she always returns back to him. He brightens her world, his touch ignites her emotions, body, and life itself. Sophia cannot imagine a world without Kayden. Will it work out for these two? Or will Kayden’s past tear them apart forever? Only one way to find out. Read it and see…

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3.5  for writing style and story line. Love Kayden, but wow, his past is just really hard on their relationship. This was a debut novel by Chelle Bliss. I enjoyed the book, but there were times, that it felt the story just went on and on about Kayden and his past repetitively. However, I am looking forward to Kayden’s story coming out soon. Maybe that will explain more in depth about his past and fill in some of the blanks, so I understand his character a little better.

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This book was a Rockin’!!!  Kayden and Sophia’s Love for one another was explosive! This book boyfriend makes you see comets instead of stars. It is HOT, HOT, HOT in the romance department. One word says it all…

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2.5 rating

As mentioned this novel had its LOVE ups and downs. There were parts where Kayden broke Sophia’s heart into several tiny pieces. Thus my emotional reading tears sliding down my face. I did not ugly cry, but there were times that just really shook me up.

Do I recommend this novel? Absolutely!!!

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Kayden: The Past

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Releasing January 2014

Synopsis

Kayden Michaels has a past filled with sex, addiction, and heartache. A past that he’s avoided sharing with the love of his life, Sophia, and held close to his core not risking rejection. Needing to get his addictions in check and gain control of his life for the sake of his family, Kayden is forced to confront his past and make amends for the path he’s walked.

Kayden must recount every carnal act and the betrayal from those he’s loved to identify the triggers that spur his addictions and overcome it all to be worthy of Sophia’s love – his sole reason to exist.

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I am a teacher, and I love to be creative. Writing allows me an outlet for all of my naughty thoughts.

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Meet the Author Barbara Cutrera

Meet the Author

Barbara Cutrera

The Healer’s Gift

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Publication Date: August 31, 2013

Synopsis

Ainsland, a virgin widow fleeing from her husband’s murderer, and Collum, a healer who possesses supernatural abilities, are brought together by circumstance.  What begins as a marriage of convenience for the couple evolves into one of great love and passion.  Yet, Collum’s tragic past and the ever-looming threat of Ainsland’s malevolent pursuer’s appearance in their close-knit rural community overshadows their ability to be truly content.  When evil strikes and all seems lost, will it be the resilient, headstrong Ainsland who is able to save herself, her husband, and the people she has come to know and cherish or will Collum, determined and wise, somehow manage to rescue the love of his life before time runs out?

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After Maggie and her son had departed, Ainsland said, “I like her.”

     “She’s very likable,” Collum agreed, as he arranged some herbs in piles on the table.

     “You told her about the weaker twin.”

     “I did.”

     “Why?”

     “Because it hasn’t improved.  In fact, it’s worsened.  All I can hope for is that it doesn’t die soon so that the other twin can have more time to develop before birth.”

     “It’ll die for certain?”

     Hearing the tone in her voice, he raised his head from his task and narrowed his eyes.

     “You cannot tell her,” he commanded.  “Already she’ll blame herself, since she didn’t want two more babies to begin with.  If you tell her now, it could kill her.  This could kill her anyway.”

     Ainsland paled and asked, “What do you mean?”

     “The healthy baby isn’t in the right position for birth.  Should the other twin die and birth should begin before the healthy twin has time to turn, both twins could die unborn, and Maggie could die in an effort to deliver them.”  With a shrug, he said, “It happens.”

     “You unfeeling bastard!  You speak of it like you’re talking of the weather!” she snapped.  “How can you look on life that way?”

     “Because it’s as natural as the weather.  Because I’ve seen women die in childbirth before.  Sometimes I can save them, and sometimes I can’t.  I can’t allow myself to worry over what might happen.  If she dies, I’ll grieve for her.  If she doesn’t, I’ll be thankful.  What’s so unfeeling about that?”

     She turned  away from him and didn’t answer.

     “I’d appreciate it if you wouldn’t call me a bastard,” he went on.  “A bastard I may be, but it’s not common knowledge around this area.”

     “You…you are a bastard?”

     “I am.”

     Ainsland forgot her anger, rose from the bed, and went slowly to the table.

     “Do you know your parents?”

     “I do.”

     “And?”

     “And it’s none of your affair.”

     “You…you…man!”

     He laughed and lowered his head.

     “Ah, you try to insult me.  And after I saved your life.”

     “I may owe you my life, but that doesn’t mean you should be so….”  She searched for the appropriate phrase.  “You’re infuriating!”

     “I’m sorry you find me so.  Now, would you hand me that jar near your elbow?”

     With a sigh, Ainsland did as he asked.  By the end of the afternoon, she’d helped him with various tasks around the cottage.

     “You’re a good assistant,” he said, as they sat down to a meal of porridge and dried apples.  “When you’re not busy being a pain in the rump, that is.”

     “A pain in the rump I may be, but I’d appreciate it if you’d refrain from calling me that.  It’s not common knowledge in this area.”

     He blinked in surprise then grinned broadly at her. 

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Ainsland.”

     Collum’s voice was low and throaty and almost unrecognizable.  Ainsland opened her eyes and looked up at him.  She became aware of how tightly she was gripping his shoulders.  She relaxed her fingers but did not release him.

     “Are you all right, little one?”

     She nodded and tried not to cry.  She seemed stretched beyond her limits.  As she lay wordlessly beneath him, Collum began to move his hips slowly in a circular pattern, never pulling out of her.  She bit her lip at the discomfort but didn’t ask him to stop.  After a time, the pressure seemed to lessen slightly, and her loins began to ache for what she innately knew was meant to be.

     Collum became still, his shaft rigid inside of her.  He was finding it difficult to think clearly.  He had done all that he could to ease the tight flesh, and the glove of her passage was beginning to pulse with unmistakable urgency.  His own urgency could be reined in no longer.

     He stroked her with slow thrusts.  She moaned and lifted her hips slightly so that he went further inside of her.  There was an instant tightening of her flesh around him, and the little cries she made awakened the true passion within him, a passion he’d denied for too long.

     Ainsland screamed his name over and over.  The muscles surrounding him quivered and throbbed, and Collum released in her.  Ainsland arched her back with her final cry of pleasure then lay trembling underneath her husband.  He rested his head beside hers and sighed, but he didn’t pull out or attempt to get up.

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     “Collum!”  Richard’s voice boomed in his son’s aching brain.  “You must stop this or you will not live!”

     Richard’s youngest son ceased his struggles and lay still in his father’s arms.  In a moment of clarity, the healer forced back the envelope of fever that surrounded him and focused on his weakened body.  His skull was knitting itself back together nicely.  The ribs and shoulder continued to ache, but the pain was not so acute.  Most of his bruises and cuts were healing, albeit slowly.  His broken leg throbbed fiercely, and Collum doubted that he would ever walk normally again – if he lived to walk again.

     His belly had been badly infected.  From the fresh lacerations near the area, he deduced that Jordan must have been waging a repetitive series of battles with persistent infection.  Collum imagined what steps he himself would take if he were the healer and Jordan was the patient.  It would be a ceaseless cycle of cut, drain, clean, stitch, and dress.

     “Father?” Collum rasped in a voice that he himself did not recognize.  “Mother?”

     “My shining boy,” Vivien said, kissing his temple and stroking his hair.  “My little wolf.”

     He almost smiled at her use of the old pet name she’d given him when he’d been a baby.  She had one for each of them, he recalled.  Edward was the little hawk; Landon was the little fox; Grayson was the little foal; Inya had been the little robin; and John was the little deer.  It had been years since he’d heard any of these nicknames spoken aloud.  He had almost forgotten them completely.

     Collum became aware of how badly his back ached.  He reasoned that his body was not doing its job of purifying itself.  Between the fever and his prolonged periods of unconsciousness, it must have certainly been a trial to get him to take in enough liquids.  Significant weight loss was to be expected as well.

     “Ainsland,” he mumbled through parched lips.  “I – I need her.  I must have water.”

     And then she was near to him, pulling him against her chest and offering him tiny sips from a cup.  He could not have been more content had she offered him her breast.  His feeble efforts to touch her hair made her cry.  Once the cup had been drained, she passed it to someone and took his hand in hers and brought it to her cheek.

     I am dying, Collum thought.  My body will cease to function soon if I can’t make it heal.

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     “Hello, child!”

     Beastie began to bark and snarl at the man on the horse who was approaching them from behind.  Ainsland touched the hilt of the knife in her pocket and called out warily, “Hello to you!”

     The stranger appeared to be nearing forty.  His hair was black peppered with gray.  He carried himself like a soldier.

     “I mean you no harm!” he called back.  “I merely wish to pass.”

     “Beastie, come here,” Ainsland ordered.  As the dog stood alert by her side, she said, “Good dog.”

     The man rode closer then paused in front of them.  He removed the hood of his cloak and smiled down at the woman and dog.  Ainsland could only imagine what they must look like to a stranger.  Her heavy cloak and dress were dirty; her hair was surely a mass of tangles; and she felt sick and drained.  The dog’s coat was dotted with dirt and leaves.

     “Not a child,” the man said slowly.  “Forgive me, my lady.  May I ask where you’re headed?”

     “Varnan,” she replied cautiously.  “And you?”

     “Woolrith.”  In response to her blank stare, he added, “Past Varnan.”

     “Oh.”

     “My name is Harold.  And yours?”

     Thinking of the Elders’ suggestion so long ago, she volunteered, “It’s Eleanor.”

     “Well, Lady Eleanor, would you like to relieve your feet for a time and use my mount?”

     Ainsland looked longingly at the horse then shook her head and said, “Thank you, but no.”

     “My lady, I’m a former soldier and am used to long campaigns across treacherous ground.  It won’t bother me to walk all the way to Varnan if need be.”

     “I thank you, but no.”

     “You’re determined to collapse?”

     “No, sir.  I’d happily ride the horse.  However, if it should throw me it might harm my child, and I’ve already lost one too soon.”

     His eyes filled with pity, and she turned away and resumed her former pace.  After a few moments, she heard the horses hooves behind her, and Beastie turned and growled fiercely at the animal.

     “He’s a loyal one, isn’t he?” Harold asked pleasantly.

     “Very,” Ainsland agreed.

     After some minutes of silence, Harold said, “Please, Lady Eleanor.  You make me tired watching you.  Surely it can’t be better for your child that you –”

     “I refuse to take a chance on the horse.”

     “Where is your husband?  Does he know of your exertions?”

     “My husband doesn’t even know about the child.  He’s disappeared, and I’m going to his family to ask for help.”

     “Disappeared?  When?”

     “Six days ago?  No, seven.”

     “And you worry about foul play?”

     “He’s a healer.  He was on his way to see to someone when he and his apprentice were overtaken.  I know there’s foul play.”

     “And the apprentice?”

     “Will live, but he couldn’t describe the attackers.”

     “Lady, you have another two days walk to Varnan, assuming it doesn’t snow.  The trail is already seven days old.”

     “You’re already going that way.  Could you ride ahead and give word to my husband’s brother?”

     “Would that I could.  My horse went lame before I left Nevres.  This old fellow was the only horse available.  He’s a good mount, but he has too many years on him to go that far that fast.”

     She nodded and reached up to pat the horse’s neck.  The dog quieted when he saw this.  Harold got down from the horse and held the reins in one hand.

“Why did you dismount?”

     “I won’t ride while a woman with child is forced to walk beside me.  It wouldn’t be right.”

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Collum stood near the well looking up into the clear night sky at the two moons.  When Ainsland came up beside him, he took her hand and wordlessly urged her to walk with him.  She could feel the sadness emanating from him and wanted to say something comforting but knew that it was unnecessary.  He understood without having to be told.

     They walked deeper and deeper into the woods, and Ainsland began to become concerned.  If something should happen to one of the children, then how would anyone find them?

     “Don’t worry,” Collum said unexpectedly.  “I explained to Edward where you and I were going.  He could find it if he had to.”

     They went past the place where Collum had found her unconscious fourteen years earlier.  Another five minutes passed and then another.  Just when Ainsland was about to ask him how much further they had to go, he slowed to a stop near some overgrowth on the side of a hill.  Without warning, he released her hand and ducked between what appeared to be brambles and poison ivy.

     “Collum, what are you doing?”

     “Trust me, little wife,” he called to her, his voice muffled by the living things that stood between them.  “Come to me.”

     Pulling her cloak tightly around her, Ainsland gradually pushed her way through and was surprised to find that there were no thorns.  She assumed that there was also no poison ivy as she went blindly forward.

     Ainsland had only just emerged through the tangle of vines, plants, and branches when Collum took her in his arms and pulled her against him.  He bent low to kiss her, and she felt the familiar passion begin to build between them.  Abruptly, he released her then gestured for her to look around.

     Walls of the thick overgrowth surrounded them on all sides.  In front of them lay a small pool of water that was surrounded by lush groundcover and a multitude of night-blooming flowers.  The air smelled sweet, and the moonlight shone brightly, unobstructed in the clearing.

     “What is this place?” Ainsland breathed.

     “My gift to you,” he answered.

     “I don’t understand.  I’ve passed here many times and never suspected that any of this was here.  Do others know of it?”

     “Edward does, because I showed it to him tonight.  Otherwise, no.”

     Still perplexed, Ainsland began to slowly walk around the little pool.  She knelt beside it and touched the glassy surface with her fingers.  The water was warm.

     “Part of the hot springs,” Collum told her.

     “Was this place always like this?” she asked, as he knelt beside her.

     “When I discovered it years ago it was an almost impenetrable area of the forest.  However, I found herbs within that could be located nowhere else, so I began to clear the useless weeds and dead brush.  I found you not far from here soon afterwards, and I sensed that this was meant especially for us to share.  I’ve been working on making it ready ever since.”

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Barbara Cutrera has been a writer since childhood but didn’t begin writing novels until 1999. Her first novel to be completed was Over, Under, Across & Through, which is the initial book in her Real World fiction series that also includes A Good Man’s Life and Mercy. Not satisfied to be limited by writing in only one genre, she next penned a mystery blended with romance called In a Manner of Speaking. Cutrera took a dare from friends who suggested she write a romance and wrote The Healer’s Gift. She has since added A Lovely Dream, a romantic thriller, Prim and Proper, a true romance with a touch of mystery, and Lucky, a thriller set in the not-so-distant future in post-plague Earth, to her list of novels in queue for publication. She has recently completed another work of fiction entitled Compromising Positions and has started writing a romance entitled Sight Unseen.

Cutrera, a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Florida Writers’ Association, was born and raised in Louisiana and moved to Florida with her family in 2004. She works with the visually-impaired and is visually-impaired herself. She firmly believes that our minds are only limited by the restrictions that we place upon them. That is why her literary credo is, “Transcending reality by exploring it one story at a time….”

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Over, Under, Across & Through (The Real World Series) (Volume 1)

A young widower struggles to overcome substance abuse and emotional instability as his daughter attempts to find solace for them despite overwhelming odds. Set in southern Louisiana, Over, Under, Across & Through tells the story of Tristan and Sarah Maes and their extended family. The novel is divided into three parts. Each part highlights a different time period in their lives during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s and explores how the father and daughter and those closest to them confront abuse, neglect, and deception. While Tristan grapples with the loss of his wife and the subsequent battle with alcohol and drugs, Sarah strives to carve out a normal life for herself. This is made more difficult by the onset of juvenile macular degeneration, which results in partial blindness that develops during her teenaged years. Parent and child must come to grips with their actions and choices in the past in order to gain the elusive peace of mind so desperately sought by both in their present.

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Neile Landry, a talented corporate interpreter, is forced to face her past fears and rethink her future plans as she is confronted with deception, threats to her life, and murder. When Neile’s wealthy employer dies in a suspicious car accident that also critically injures her co-worker and best friend, she forms an unlikely partnership with Scotsman Ewen Erskine, a recent business acquaintance. Erskine suddenly inherits his uncle’s multinational corporation after the older man’s unexpected death on the same night as the mysterious demise of Neile’s boss. As secret plans for a global healthcare network are revealed, more deaths follow. Neile soon finds herself in a personal as well as professional relationship with Erskine as they work together in their efforts to uncover the truth about those who have fallen prey to foul play. Their journey takes them from Louisiana to Scotland, but the killer follows. As they grapple with personal threats and insidious attacks by an elusive sociopath, Neile struggles to overcome increasing difficulty with a congenital cardiac condition and her painful past, while Erskine tries to deal with terrible secrets from his youth that have troubled him most of his life. In the terrifying inevitable confrontation with the killer, Neile realizes that more is at stake than she ever imagined. If the murderer prevails, then everyone she cares about, including innocent children, will die. Neile Landry will have to do whatever she must in order to stop a sociopath bent on the destruction of all she holds dear even if she is forced to forfeit her own life in the process.

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Readers begin their journey through this compilation of short stories in Louisiana with eighteen year-old Cotton Landry, a smart young woman with a loving father who makes his living as a gambler. Cotton dreams of becoming a doctor but fears she is destined for a career at Guidry’s Handi-mart and Bait Shop unless she can escape her family’s dire circumstances. When all seems lost, Cotton is forced to find her own way out and uncover the true gift her father has given her. Victor Jones was trained from a young age to work as an assassin and believes in his duty to kill in order to protect the safety of others in the world. His life is forever altered when the one person he has allowed himself to truly love is lost because of his family’s legacy in the secret intelligence community. As a result, Victor is no longer certain of who he is or what to do. He finds the answer in a most unlikely place. Emma Jen had an unusual upbringing in her Mississippi town and envisioned an exciting career and a future with a smart, handsome, romantic man. That was not to be. Now middle-aged and a widow for many years, she finds herself raising her granddaughter alone. Longing for the life she never had, she decides to discover if it is not too late to attain the fulfillment she sought as a girl. As she journeys toward her potential and uncovers new possibilities, she realizes that her dreams did not have to die with her youth. True highlights the poignant, the ironic, and the dramatic elements that intertwine throughout the web of our reality. In Clean as Cotton, The Heart of Victory, and Imagine, the reader is introduced to Cotton, Victor, and Emma Jen. These characters are unique, yet they share one trait that binds their diverse stories. Through the ordinary and extraordinary facets of their lives, they embody the search all of us face in the hunt for our sense of self, a sense of purpose, and a sense of innate truth in our world.

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December 15, 2013

Since my proofreader for blogs (Budge) didn’t catch the error in the title of this week’s blog, I’m re-posting it with the correction.  Sigh.  See below.

This past week was atypical regarding my literary endeavors, but that was fine.  My 82 year-old mother was here in Florida for a holiday visit.  She came for a week, since we couldn’t get together for Thanksgiving or Christmas.  I worked at my day job for the Division of Blind Services in the morning then took off each afternoon so that I’d have most of the day to spend with her.  She’s not an early riser.  We kept her busy, and we all had a great time.  However, the visit left virtually no time for writing or promoting.  That was okay.  She’s my mother and is 82.  A week together is worth the time lost when it comes to my literary career.

I did take some time to create the exciting event that will take place this Wednesday, December 18th, from 6-10 p.m.  It’s sponsored by Reading, Writing and Book Reviews and allows authors to “take over” the Facebook page in the spirit of the holiday season.  The event is by invitation only, so if you haven’t friended or liked my Facebook pages then do so right now athttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Barbara-Cutrera-Author/294829647240199 (my author page) which feeds off my primary page of https://www.facebook.com/ .  If you’ve been invited and haven’t yet accepted, then join the event now!   Then you can invite others to the event as well!  I’ll be posting, chatting, posting excerpts, giving away prizes, and discussing The Healer’s Gift and my other works.  This is my first “take over” event and is called Holiday Author-A-Thon – Barbara Cutrera Takes Over!  :)

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FRONTLINE By Alexandra Richland Blog Tour

FRONTLINE

A Contemporary Romance/Thriller

By Alexandra Richland

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Synopsis

When nurse Sara Peters treats celebrity billionaire Trenton Merrick for a mysterious injury to his forehead, she is blindsided by what follows: a passionate exchange in the examination room, followed by an invitation to Trenton’s mansion the next night

Trenton spins a web of deceit and seduction around Sara that both repels and attracts her. One part humanitarian, the other international financial mogul, his professional and public life are a curious contradiction. As Sara journeys deeper into her feelings for Trenton and begins unraveling the mystery behind his injury, she finds herself embroiled in a game of trust and betrayal, where the odds are stacked in Trenton’s favor, and the outcome for the loser is too terrifying to conceive.

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BONUS CONTENT includes four short stories written exclusively for this release.

“Pleasant But Not Nice” takes a closer look at the friendship between Kelly Sheridan and Denim Jacobson prior to Sara Peters’ arrival in New York.

“The Five R’s” accompanies Sean Mavis and Christopher Maida on a stakeout and reveals their initial impressions of Kelly and Denim.

“Dust” is an intimate look at Trenton Merrick’s relief efforts in Haiti days after the devastating earthquake.

“The Celibate Spy” transports us back to 1968 when Randall Wolverhampton takes on his first mission as a junior agent in MI6, Britain’s foreign intelligence agency.

PLUS the first chapter of the upcoming sequel to Frontline coming in 2014.

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Excerpt

With gentle brushes of his tongue, his teeth, and deep breaths that expel hotly against my skin, Trenton travels lower and lower at a maddeningly slow pace, teasing and tickling me.

I writhe on the bed, anticipating his arrival. He sweeps his hand down the inside of my leg, clasps the back of my knee, and separates me a little more. His soft lips drift along my inner thighs. Then he opens his mouth and licks me right where I need him most.

My hips launch off the mattress. “Oh . . . Trenton!”

I feel the hint of a smile on his lips as he returns for more.

I can’t comprehend all of the sensations that blast through me as he repeats the slow sweep of his tongue, dragging deeper and deeper. The sucking . . . the swirling . . . the flicking . . . it’s far too much and too perfect, all at once. I wind my hand in his hair, quaking and panting, my climax approaching—

“Not yet,” he murmurs. “I want to be inside you when you come.”

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About the Author

Alexandra Richland spends rotating twelve-hour shifts working as a registered nurse at a Toronto hospital, indulging in her love of science and medicine, and caring for patients with their own unique tales to tell. When she is not on duty, Alexandra escapes into her own imagination. Therein lies a fantasy world of thrilling adventure, gorgeous men, classic Hollywood glamour, exotic getaways, and a seductive dose of romance. Alexandra captures these stories in her popular novels, The Starlight Trilogy and Frontline, and her short story, Gilded Cage.

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STARLIGHT

October 1952 finds eighteen-year-old Marie Bates relocating from her rainy hometown in the Pacific Northwest to the sun-soaked streets of Los Angeles, California. Marie’s plans for a teaching career take an

unexpected turn when she’s asked to film a screen test at a major motion picture studio.

 Renamed Elizabeth Sutton by the studio heads, she lands her first role as an extra. On set, Elizabeth spies Aidan Evans, a rebellious, twenty-three-year-old Method actor from New York. Aidan is branded as a stuck-up troublemaker by his famous Hollywood peers, but Elizabeth suspects a tragic secret lurks behind his steely facade.

 As their careers hit the fast track and friendship evolves into romance, the expectations of Hollywood stardom threaten to shine a spotlight on Aidan’s dark past before he can make peace with it. Elizabeth must help Aidan confront the painful event that shattered his life and conquer a terrifying truth before it destroys him and their future together.

 The first book in the Starlight Trilogy, Starlight is a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

 Five Reasons To Read Starlight:

 1. A sweeping technicolor tale of forbidden romance.

 2. A detailed homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.

 3. Cameos from many of your favorite classic film stars.

 4. Transformation of a small town girl to silver screen starlet through Hollywood’s unforgiving lens.

 5. Close-up of a 1950s bad boy channeling a tragic past and the stress of sudden super stardom through the art of Method acting.

GILDED CAGE 
A shy young woman, a reckless rock star, and one rainy night in Seattle that sets them both free.

 

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WRECKED BY PRISCILLA WEST Release Event

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Wrecked

By Priscilla West

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Available December 16, 2013

 

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Synopsis

Two years ago, Lorrie’s mother was murdered. But that wasn’t the end of it. Reeling from the tragedy, Lorrie’s father spiraled into alcohol, depression, and finally suicide.

The two most important people in Lorrie’s life are both gone but she’s still alive.

Trying to recover from the tragedy, Lorrie returns to campus, ready to pick up the pieces of her life. All Lorrie wants is to get back to “normal.”

Then she meets Hunter. The man, the legend, “The Hammer.”

Hunter is a cage fighter who takes on every fight like he’s got nothing to lose. His life is a tangled mess of girls, booze, and fist fights. And while it may seem like he’s got a devil-may-care attitude, he’s fighting a private cage-match with a monster he can’t defeat.

Lorrie knows that Hunter is exactly the type of guy she should stay away from, especially in her fragile state, but Hunter has other ideas.

As Hunter and Lorrie grow closer together, will they be able to overcome their pain and heal each other? Or will they both end up wrecked?

GENRE: Mature New Adult Romance (18+)
LENGTH: Novel, 350 pgs
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Excerpt

When I stepped into the living room, my jaw dropped at the sight of him naked.

“Oh, I’m sorry!” I quickly turned away but not before the sight of him was seared into my memory. Images of carved muscles and exotic tattoos danced across my mind.

“Wow, that was quick. I thought you’d be in there longer.” I heard him laugh and the subsequent thud of his drenched sweats being thrown into a corner hamper. “You can turn around. I’m not naked, ya know. Unless you consider being shirtless as naked.”

I turned around and noticed he had a white towel around his waist. His torso was still fully bare though. Tattoos ran along the side of his chest and extended down his arm. They were mostly a mix of tribal designs but one tattoo stood out for

me. A picture of a large hammer was boldly etched on his upper arm. An unwelcome desire flittered in my stomach as I imagined running my fingertips over the inked lines.

I wasn’t opposed to seeing him shirtless at all. Not. At. All.

I forced myself to make eye contact with him, but was surprised to find him not doing the same. His eyes were wide, and they were roaming down and up my freshly showered body.

When his eyes finally met mine, his lips curved wickedly. “You clean up well.”

My cheeks flushed. “Thanks,” I replied, slightly uncomfortable. “I feel a lot better without all that lake gunk on me. I really appreciate the clothes, although they might be a little big for me.” I gestured to the jeans that were threatening to fall down my hips.

He looked me over again, dark eyes subtly lingering at certain parts: thighs, chest, lips. “No, you look good—real good.” His hand gestured to the couch. “Have a seat. I’ll get you some warm tea and a belt. I can get you back to your place after I wash up.”

He grabbed my wet clothes from me and set them down on the kitchen counter while I took a seat on his couch. I thought

it’d be a relief to sit down and relax but I found myself tense and restless, wondering who this guy was and what I’d gotten myself into by agreeing to come to his place.

He went into the kitchen and brought me a cup of tea. It smelled fragrant and spicy and the hot mug felt good in my hands, calming my nerves temporarily. I sipped slowly, enjoying the fluid warming up my chest as he went into his bedroom to search for a belt. Moments later, he returned.

“Thank you so much,” I said as he handed me the belt and sat down on the edge of the coffee table inches away from me.

He, in his shirtless glory, carefully watched me bring the cup of tea to my lips. I brought the edge to my mouth but didn’t drink, too distracted by the desire to touch my lips against the soft skin of those hard pecs right in front of me. I flicked my gaze to his to avoid staring at his chest. The concerned way he studied me with those dark irises matching the color of his damp hair was making me squirm in my seat. Not to mention the peripheral view of that towel around his waist was approaching scandalous. He didn’t cross his legs like I would if I were wearing a skirt and I fought the urge to snag a glance down at that distinctly male area. But it was hard to resist. Was this what it was like to be on the other end of someone trying to cop a peek up your skirt?

“How’s the tea?”

His voice interrupted my thoughts and I hurriedly swallowed a big gulp that burned my throat going down. “Very good, thanks,” I choked. “I feel bad you had to go to so much trouble to make it though. Sorry for being such a burden.”

“. . . Polite too.” He grinned. “Don’t worry about it. It was no trouble at all.” His demeanor was almost the opposite of what it had been at the lake—it was relaxed and warm now. But then again so was mine. The feeling of almost dying must be wearing off for both of us.

“Are you going to have some yourself?” I asked, uncomfortable with how he was just sitting there. Right there. Half naked in front of me with a ‘V’ shaped muscle around his pelvis tempting my eyes to look down to where the slanted lines met. Wasn’t he going to take his shower?

“Probably in a bit.”

Seeing him in no hurry to leave, I wracked my brain for a conversation topic. “So . . .” I looked down at the shirt I was wearing and pinched the lettering to try to end the silence. “Are you in the Air Force?”

He paused for a second longer than I was expecting. “No, I’m just a student. Senior, actually. You go to school here too?”

I nodded. “Yeah, sophomore.”

“Cool. So why did you come to campus so early?”

“I thought it’d be good to have some time by myself to prepare for the semester. You know, mentally prepare and all that.”

He nodded. “Alone time, yeah. Helps to work things out on your own sometimes. People can be stressful, especially at this school where people like to gossip. I swear it’s like every student’s minor here.”

I wondered if his comment was specifically directed toward me and my circumstances. Did he know who I was and my reputation? “Yeah, I’m not too interested in rumors. They’re often wrong anyway.” I shifted my legs and happened to briefly brush against his. I felt my nipples tighten from the unintentional intimate contact.

His eyes narrowed and he glanced at the offending leg. He looked at me for a while, apparently deep in thought. When his eyes glanced down at my chest, I saw an intense flicker in those dark irises—or was it a spark? “Haven’t met anyone here who doesn’t like gossip,” he said smoothly. “You do know you’re at Arrowhart right? Gossip is big here. It’s only normal that you’d be interested.”

“Yeah, I know,” I replied. And boy did I know. “But maybe I’m not normal.”

The smile he gave had an edge to it that made me uncomfortable and aroused at the same time. “I’d say so as well. Seeing imaginary cats and falling into frozen lakes isn’t exactly normal,” he teased, before his voice lowered intimately. “But then again, normal’s boring.”

A heated ache moved through me. Was it my imagination or was he flirting with me? It didn’t seem like he realized who I was. I noticed again how unusually neat the place was. Did he have a girlfriend that cleaned for him? Or his mom? “So do you live here by yourself?” My voice came out huskier than I intended and I cleared my throat, hoping he didn’t notice.

He smiled. “Yeah, I get plenty of alone time here.”

I found that difficult to believe given his devilish good-looks. It would be easier for me to believe if he’d said he had a ticket system for girls lining up outside his apartment door. Maybe even a BYOC policy—Bring Your Own Condom. That could explain the contents of his bathroom trash.

I forced another gulp down my throat, uncomfortable with how being so near him made me restless. “What do you like to do in your alone time?”

“In my alone time?” He cocked a brow and looked at me with curiosity.

I glanced at his sculpted chest because I couldn’t help myself. “Yeah, like when no one’s around, just in private.” I was thinking about how I liked to mope and draw in my alone time and was hoping to find common ground between us. He probably didn’t sit on icy bridges in his alone time but maybe he did something relatable so I could convince him I wasn’t just some depressed girl trying to kill herself.

A glint in his eye, his grin widened. “What do I like to do in my alone time?”he repeated, suggestively. “Oh, just the usual stuff guys do when they’re by themselves. You know, normal stuff.”

Oh no. Was I flirting with him? I’d unintentionally said something that could’ve been interpreted as a reference to his masturbation routine. God, how awkward. This was not my lucky day. I glanced at his towel and noticed a towering bulge that hadn’t been there before. My face flushed. Shit, did I do that?

A New Adult Romance Novel by USA Today Bestselling Author Priscilla West

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Author Information

Priscilla West is the author of the popular Surrender series. Her next release titled: Wrecked will be available on December 16th. She likes to write stories with sassy heroines and strong but flawed heroes.

She enjoys: cuddles, men in suits, eskimo kisses, life-sized teddy bears, and eggs over medium.

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Meet Author Lynn Richards

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Author Lynn Richards has written a variety of Adult Romance Novels. Her reads come in such genres as Erotic, Paranormal, BBW, and BDSM.  Novels contain mature content and recommended for persons 18+ or over in age.

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Publication Date: December 4, 2013
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Under His Control – Book 1
Rebecca Dawson’s day couldn’t get any worse, could it?

Backing out of a parking space in an underground garage, she puts a dent in a perfectly restored black BMW. Her first thought was to keep on driving. She couldn’t afford the repair bill or the hike in her insurance premiums. But her conscience wouldn’t allow her to just walk away. She reported the accident and waited to face the consequences. Why?

Because Rebecca always obeyed the rules.

Quinton Sanders had a little ‘kink’ to his personality. He enjoyed teaching a woman what she wanted, and how he wanted her. Trouble was, the last woman he’d wanted hadn’t learned to obey all the rules.

Thankfully fate intervened and he got a second chance with the woman he loved and longed to pleasure.

He had her Under His Control.

WARNING: This book contains material intended for mature audiences only.

This is an erotic novella of approximately 18+ pages

EXCERPT:

Quinton finally had the woman he loved exactly where he wanted her. Well, not exactly where he wanted her. He wanted her in his cottage by the lake where they could have complete privacy and he could have access to all his instruments of pleasure. There was so much he wanted to introduce her to.

Everything at the cottage and in the office was brand new, bought and installed just days before she had walked away from him. He’d wanted everything fresh and untainted, just like he envisioned their life together.

He stood behind her, rubbing her shoulders as she started to twist and turn. “Shhh, sweetheart.”

Rebecca’s fear and anticipation made her struggle all the more. “I do not want this, you sonofabitch. I never wanted this.”

God, she was lying. She’d always wanted this, but never dared admit it to any of her partners in the past. She was not promiscuous. In fact she was very selective, always searching for that
exclusive something. For the man who would take control of her body and give her what she wanted, dominance by a man. She knew that man was Quinton.

Tugging at the chains that held her captive, she glared at him. “Since when do you have to tie your women up?”

“You know why I tie my women up, Becky. You know why I need to tie you up.”

A wave of heat spread through her body, settling low, preparing her for him and what he was about to do to her body.

“You know I would never hurt you.”

That was true. She trusted Quinton more than she’d ever trusted any man.

But trusting him and being mad as hell were two different things. She tried to twist around and knee him in groin.

Chuckling he stopped her movement, squeezing her leg tightly in warning. He turned her away from him and widened his legs to box her in and prevent any movement. He stroked her arms, running his hands across her shoulders, down her back then around the front of her body. He squeezed the abundance of her breasts. Posed as she was, her chest wall stretched, forcing her heavy breasts to be almost perky. She jerked at the chains.

“Don’t struggle. I don’t want to tie your feet. You need some flexibility for what I want to do to you.”

If you liked Under His Control, finish the adventure with Pleasuring Tara, Taken by Force and Delighting Daisy

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Publication Date: June 28, 2012
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Pleasuring Tara – Book 2

Tara Price exuded composure and confidence in her job as a paralegal to the handsome and sexy Noah Greyson, even when he failed to see her as anything other than an office accessory. But she had her fantasies. Her hot, wild, panty-drenching fantasies…

Noah Greyson made it a practice to never mix business with pleasure. But he was finding it hard – in more ways than one–to keep his mind, and his hands, off of his new paralegal. When he discovers her panties in the office bathroom, the scrap of lace forces him to take a chance on pleasuring Tara.

This is an erotica short story of 18+ pages

WARNING:  This material is intended for mature audiences only. This books contains hot office sex between a boss and his assistant

EXCERPT:

“What…what do you want me to do?”

Loosening his tie, he shed it quickly then efficiently flicked opened the buttons of his white dress shirt. He shrugged out of it and it followed the tie to the floor. Tara could  hardly draw a breath. His chest was sculpted perfection, covered in a smattering of dark curls that arrowed downward to disappear beneath his belt.

“Take off your panties, please.”

Tara was beyond thinking about how surreal the situation was. She had the man of her dreams asking her to remove clothing and she wasn’t about to question it. Letting go of the desk, she inched her short skirt up, enjoying the way Noah’s eyes followed the progression as her skin was exposed.

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Publication Date: December 4, 2013
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Taken by Force – Book 3

Big girls don’t cry – they stand their ground, even when it’s on unfamiliar territory. Beth Ann Sorenson is a trained paralegal – not a lowly gofer. Being sent to find a file in the office storage annex wasn’t in her job description. When her sexy boss shows up unexpectedly, she gives him a piece of her mind. But when he backs her up against the filing cabinet, that’s not at all she wants to give him.

High-powered attorney, Mike Delacorte was juggling his day job while working undercover for the FBI. He’d agreed to infiltrate a gang of bank robbers and help take them down. He hadn’t counted on his sassy, sexy, and oh-so-curvy paralegal getting caught in the crossfire. Now he had to claim her to keep her safe.

What was a good guy to do when he had his every dream tied to a bed and at his mercy?

Anything he wants.

WARNING: This title is intended or mature audiences only.
This is a short novella of approximately 12,000 words

It includes sexual submission, light dominance, a curvy sassy heroine, and a red hot hero.

EXCERPT

As he let go, he bit her, making the skin sting, marking her. He took her mouth before she could protest.

His tongue scrapped against her teeth.

“Wider. Open your mouth wider.”

He thrust inside again.

“Open your goddamn mouth wider so I can taste you.”

“Don’t -“

He did.

Kiss her that is. Taking advantage of the moment, he thrust all the way, feeling like he was touching the back of her throat. Time for that later. He gripped her head, holding her still as he ravaged her mouth. Grinding his pelvis into hers, he humped.

He pulled her away from the cabinet and crushed her in his arms. One hand held her head against his shoulder as he continued to torture her ear, the other gathered the skirt of her dress, bunching it, searching for her panties so he could pull them down her legs.

Her butt cheek was bare and he growled. Holy, shit. His fantasy come true.

Just as his fingers touched the lace of her thong, a buzz from the outer office sounded, altering him to the fact that someone had stepped inside.

This is book 3 in the triology 3 Girls and An Orgasm

Look for Under His Control, Pleasuring Tara and bonus story Delighting Daisy (Top 100 Erotica Romance in the Kindle Store)

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Delighting Daisy – Book 4

Daisy Lambert knew she wasn’t the type of woman to garner many second glances. She was what her friends called “well padded”. Yet somehow she’s suddenly caught the eyes of her fantasy man–well muscled FBI agent Gideon Sinclair.

Gideon was tired of sleeping his way through the female population. But he doesn’t just want a loving wife – he wants an adventurous partner. Someone willing to walk on the wild side of love. And he knows just the woman.

When his demands on the curvy beauty are met with willing submission, will he be the one surrendering his heart

WARNING: Intended for Mature Audiences only. This book contains submission, dominance, spanking and some very interesting uses of an ice cube…

EXCERPT:

“Come here.” He hadn’t straightened from his relaxed position against the door, but she could
hear the steel in his voice.

She tried to speak again, but couldn’t. Well, what did you say when the man of your fantasies told you he wanted you, then ordered you into his arms?

Apparently stand there like a dunce because Daisy didn’t move.

Couldn’t.

“I told you I was going to have you. Now come here.”

She knew she must have the doe-in-the-headlight look on her face, because he smiled. Like a hunter about to pounce on his prey.

“Did that make your panties wet, Daisy?”

If only he knew.

She didn’t know what to do. Yeah, she could order him out and she was pretty certain if she sounded convincing enough he’d turn around and leave without a word. Trouble was, she didn’t think she’d sound convincing. All she wanted to do was walk into his arms.

“If you make me come to you, I’ll have to punish you for disobeying me.” This time he did straighten but neither made a move toward the other.

“Last chance, Daisy. If you don’t come here, I’m going to paddle that big, luscious ass of yours until it’s bright red.”

She groaned and clenched the edge of the credenza to keep from falling into a boneless heap against the floor.

“If that’s the way you want it.” He took a step toward her, then another. “I’m real glad you want it that way, baby. Cause I like nothing better than making my woman obey.”

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Bought by the Texas Billionaire

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Publication Date: December 15, 2012
Macy Trent was a chubby girl but that didn’t mean she obeyed anybody’s rules but her own.That is, until her drop-dead gorgeous boss blackmailed her into submitting to his willBought by the Texas Billionaire is Part 1 of Macy and Logan’s discovery. . .of each other

WARNING: For mature audiences only – contains elements of discipline, submission, dominance, hot sex and . . . romance

EXCERPT (FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY)

“I want to teach you how to behave.” His eyes were half closed and the atmosphere in the room shifted. They both knew he was not offering to send her to a seminar on customer service.

She tried not to gape at him like a landed fish. Did he mean what she thought he meant? She never imaged he was a dominant. Not that she knew exactly what that meant. And she certainly never
imagined he’d ask her to be his submissive. He had beautiful women coming and going in and out of his life so fast she was surprised he didn’t have a revolving door in his bedroom.

“You want to tie me up and spank me?” She couldn’t control the sarcasm and didn’t even try

“I definitely want to spank you, Miss Trent.”

The graphic image evoked by his quietly spoken words caused her thighs to clench and she tried not to visibly squirm on the chair. She’d thought of her boss often in those terms, but never in her wildest dreams did she ever think that he ever thought about her. “Would we…where would we, uh, go?

“Do you have visions of crossbars and chains Miss Trent? Submission and domination is not about inflicting pain. To me it is about control.”

“I know.” Macy snorted indelicately. “Men want to control women, especially when they’re having sex.” She couldn’t believe she could sit here with her boss and talk about the subject of sex as casually as if they were discussing the weather.

“Tisk, tisk, Miss Trent. Sex itself is control. Men decide when and where sex is going to take place. During the prelude and the act itself we decide when and where to touch you. Whether we fondle your breasts or see how wet you are. We tell you when to spread your legs and we decide how hard we’re going to pound our dicks inside you. Stroke after stroke.”

She couldn’t control the blush staining her cheeks. Just thinking of him doing all those things to her made her panties wet.

This was definitely not what she’d expected when he’d called her into his office.

“Nothing to say? A first for you, Miss Trent.”

As her lips parted to speak, he held up a finger. “Don’t spoil it now. You dress in those baggy suits and dresses because you’re uncomfortable with your body.”

Damn straight, she agreed silently. She wore a size eighteen. Most women were not comfortable in a body that size.

“I want to teach you about your body. I want to show you what you can endure and what drives you crazy. I want you to submit. To me.”

FOLLOW MACY AS SHE ENTERS THE WORLD OF DOMINATION AND SUBMISSION…

LET YOUR HEART MELT WHEN LOGAN DISCOVERS THE TRUE MEANING OF LOVE

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Branded by the Billionaire
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Publication Date: December 29, 2012
Oh my God what have I done?That’s Macy Trent’s first thought upon waking and finding herself in Logan Quinn’s bed. As memories of the night before – and her wanton behavior – come flooding back, Macy realizes last night wasn’t her biggest regret, it was falling in love with her drop dead gorgeous boss.Logan knows being a Dom is all about maintaining control. So why does his curvy secretary make him want to break his own rules?

Branded by the Texas Billionaire is Part 2 of Macy’s and Logan’s journey of discovery

Read Bought by the Texas Billionaire to find out how it all began…

This is an erotic short story meant for mature audiences only. Approximately 64 pages.

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Bought by the Texas Billionaire
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Publication Date: March 31, 2013
Part 3 of Billionaire Domination – Bound by the Texas BillionaireFind out what happens when a good little submissive makes her dominant lose control…Come join Logan and Macy for the end of their incredibly erotic journey and find out if it leads to a happily-ever-after.

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The Texas Billionaire Series
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Publication Date: November 10, 2013
Macy Trent was a chubby girl but that didn’t mean she obeyed anybody’s rules but her own. That is, until her drop-dead gorgeous boss blackmailed her into submitting to his will. She agrees to spend the weekend with Logan and obey his every command.Twenty four hours later…Oh my God what have I done?That’s Macy first thought upon waking and finding herself in Logan Quinn’s bed. As memories of the night before – and her wanton behavior – come flooding back, Macy realizes last night wasn’t her biggest regret, it was falling in love with her drop dead gorgeous boss.

Logan’s curvy assistant is sarcastic, willful, and deliberately disobedient and he’s had enough of her attitude. He knows the only way to get her out of his system is to make her submit. He also knows being a Dom is all about maintaining control. So why does his curvy secretary make him want to break his every rule?

Come join Logan and Macy on their incredibly erotic journey and find out what happens when a good little submissive makes her dominant lose control…

WARNING: For mature audiences only – contains elements of discipline, submission, dominance, hot sex and . . . romance

EXCERPT:

“Strip.”

Macy jumped at the commanding tone of his voice, disarmed by the sudden change in his demeanor. Last night he’d been tender, almost caring, taking her until she begged him to stop. He hadn’t, of course. He’d teased and tormented her, but there had been no cold demands. Nor had she felt that he was emotionally absent. As he was now. This was Logan in full blown Dom mode.

She removed her clothes slowly, her jeans and blouse, then her bra and the matching green thong.

“Come here.” He took her hand and led her further into the room. Within minutes she was positioned in the harness to his satisfaction. He removed his clothes in short order then stepped back to look at her.

“Relax, Macy.” He was so close she could feel the warmth radiating off his skin. The room was cooler than the rest of the apartment and the slight chill made her nipples tighten. His playroom was chilly, deliberately she knew.
His voice was low and deep, commanding. He was deeply into the dominate mode. His grey eyes had darkened, taking on an almost black hue in his excitement. He was incredibly aroused, his breathing shallow and uneven, as if he were forcing himself to maintain control.

The fact that he was as turned on as she was made her shiver with anticipation. She knew a dom/sub relationship was all about control. She’d learned that much. What had taken her some time to understand was that most of the control was in her hands. She wondered if Logan realized she understood that now. Was that why he was pushing her so hard tonight?

The harness swayed slightly as he stepped behind her.

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Zoey’s Christmas Surprise
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Publication Date: December 4, 2013
Santa Claus is coming to town…Maybe he is, but Zoey wants more than some mythological figure sliding down her chimney—she needs a real man and she’s tired of waiting. But big girls like Zoey don’t get the sexy hunk and the happily-ever-after.Or do they?

Nick Strong had been attracted to his best friend’s little sister from the first moment he’d laid eyes on her. But she was off limits so he’d kept his distance. Until this year when David begs him to do a favor and keep Zoey from being lonely since she can’t get home for the holidays.

Would David approve of his method for making sure the curvaceous beauty didn’t wake up alone on Christmas morning?

This is a short erotic story of approximately 9,500 words

WARNING: This material is intended for mature audiences only. It contains explicit language, holiday romance and a happy-ever-after.

EXCERPT:

It was four days before Christmas and he had accomplished what David wanted – Zoey would not be alone for the Christmas holidays. He just hoped his best friend would understand when he found out how Nick planned on fulfilling his promise.

On his way to her apartment, he’d stopped and bought another bouquet of roses along with a bottle of wine. He didn’t know what they’d be having for dinner, but he knew for a fact what he planned on having for dessert.

Zoey spread out before him with the wine running in rivulets across her breasts and down her mound. He wanted nothing more than to lick her from head to toe and taste all those sweet places in between.

She greeted him at the door dressed in a tight pair of jeans clinging to her bottom like a loving hand. Her sweater was made of a light weight knit with a layered collar and a neckline that plunged down the middle of her chest, revealing the sides of her breasts. If she had on a bra, he could detect no sign of it.

“So are you ready for this pity date?”

Nick stepped across the threshold and backed her against the wall before the words left her mouth. “Let me make one thing perfectly clear. This is not a pity date. This is a date with a man who finds you very, very attractive. Understand?”

He moved closer, allowing her to feel the affect she was having on him. He’d spent every day since David had asked him to look up his baby sister in a constant state of arousal.

Her eyes widened and he almost rethought his whole plan. This was David’s little sister. A woman who was almost ten years his junior. A woman who probably had very limited experience in the bedroom. He knew she hadn’t dated much before college, and he’d only ever heard of one serious relationship during college. Granted, he’d tried not to listen to the details about her life, but he was pretty certain David, being the overprotective big brother that he was, would have told him all about it.

“Any more questions?” Looking at her flushed face and beautiful brown eyes he realized he’d been a stupid, stupid man not to have pursued this attraction years ago.

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Beauty and the Wolf
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Publication Date: December 4, 2013
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Sophie Abbot was a voluptuous woman and she was happy with her life. Most days. She had a good family, a job she enjoyed and one crazy-assed best friend. The one small blimp on her radar of happiness was she had an incurable crush on her boss. And some issues about her size.Jake Anderson’s life was on track. He was CEO of his family’s business, dated willowy, long legged blondes and enjoyed his womanizing ways. And oh, yeah, he had the hots for his secretary’s best friend, who just happened to be his curvy, gorgeous mate. Did he forget to mention he was a wolf?WARNING: This title is intended for mature audiences only. It involves a playboy wolf who wants nothing more than to stay single. Trouble was fate had another destiny in mind. Contains spanking, light domination  and a wolf who always gets his way.

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EXCERPT:

“First, you going to have to convince her you love her. You do love her, don’t you?”

Jake growled.

Robert chuckled. “That’s not going to be easy. You’re going to have to wear down her resistance. She’ll be convinced you’re only after her for sex and sex just for something new.”

Again, another frown from his son.

Robert sighed, how had his boy lived so long and not realize what made women tick. “Do I have to spell it out for you?”

Jake tossed the whiskey down in one gulp. “Apparently so,” he snapped.

“Sophie thinks you’re just bored. Trying something different in the bedroom. She doesn’t believe you find her attractive. Women have hang ups about what they look like. Skinny women want big boobs, big boobed women want small waists. Short women want to be tall,
tall women want to be short, women with curly hair-”

Jake held up a hand. “Okay, I get it. Sophie has some major hang ups because she’s not Cosmos’s body type of choice for women. She’s goddamn better looking than those skinny twigs they put on the covers.”

“Those skinny twigs are what you’ve been dating since you came to Anderson’s.
Especially the last four months. Skinny twigs no doubt Mary Ann has told her about in detail.”

“Well, shit.”

Jake motioned for another whiskey, a double this time. He told the man to keep ’em coming.

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McQuade: The Lone Wolf Takes a Mate
Synopsis
Publication Date: September 1, 2013
McQuade Jenner was a lone wolf.He didn’t need some antiquated idea of one mate for life messing up his perfect bachelor lifestyle. On any given night he could find a biker groupie–human or shifter–reckless enough for a one-time fling with a wolf. He could bed a woman when he felt the need and go home to the solitude he enjoyed. And that’s exactly what he’d intended to do the night Rose Spencer walked into his life–alone, wet, and trouble just waiting to happen. He’d never intended to get involved with the innocent Rose–she was a life-time commitment and McQuade didn’t do commitment. But what was a wolf protector supposed to do when the woman his wolf wanted was threatened by a low-life lion shifter?Rose Spencer wasn’t the bar-scene type. She’d never have stepped foot inside the shifter bar unless she’d been trying to protect her sister–again. When would she learn that Alice was quite capable of taking care of herself–and that she was the one suddenly in need of protection?

This is a title intended for mature audiences only and contains approximately 46,000 words.

EXCERPT:

Rose realized she’d made a grave mistake the moment she’d opened the bar’s metal door. Inside were roughly fifty men, and a handful of women. And not one of them was Alice. Why did that not surprise her? She’d probably already found a ride home, having hooked up with some other loser. Who else would she find in a biker bar?

Rose knew how to size up people, especially men. As an emergency room nurse, she’d learned that lesson quickly. Some of the men in the bar were humans but most were shifters. They were all big, bad men. And not in a sexy way. Well, maybe one of them was. The one lounging in a chair toward the back was quite possibly the handsomest man she’d ever seen—a ten in a room full of zeroes. He was smokin’ hot. The quick glance she’d had of his chiseled face and muscular arms had almost made her lose her breath. Everything about him was dark–from his hair and skin to his shirt and jeans. Not to mention the aura surrounding him. He was the epitome of tall, dark and handsome… to say nothing of dangerous.

Immediately her mind went there, wondering how all that testosterone would feel unleashed on her. She wasn’t very experienced but she wouldn’t even mind if he liked it a little rough. The thought of what else he might like sexually had her panties soaked in seconds.Lord, she wanted a bad boy just once!
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McQuade was not a story we were planning on writing. We were working on the sequel to Beauty and the Wolf – A Mate of His Heart and outlining the short for the follow-up on Leader of the Pack – Bite Me – when McQuade just showed up at our door one night. We hope you like our longest shifter story to date: McQuade: The Lone Wolf Takes A Mate

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Lynn Richards is the pen name for the writing team of two best friends. We love romance that begins with that chance meeting and ends with a happily-ever-after with a whole lot of spice in between.We are a best selling erotica author. Our stories contain alpha males and the (usually curvy) women who bring them to their knees. Story lines are contemporary and paranormal. We love us some wolfie loving!
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Life’s A Cappella 

Author Yessi Smith

Genres: New Adult

Release Date: November 15th 2013.

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Synopsis

I want to tell you how great my life was. How I lived without regrets. With constant laughter. Without any tears. I want to tell you how I lived each moment to the fullest. How each breath I took was fresh and full of life. With eagerness. Without any fear.

I want to tell you all of that, but then my story would be masked with lies and not worth telling.

My life didn’t start until I left my past. And I left everything. My mother, my friends, my name.

My new name, the name everyone knows me by is Erin Lewis.

Four years after finding the courage to leave her hometown in Alabama, Erin is finally happy with where her life has led her. Not only is she secure in her environment, but the relationships she has formed center her, making her forget how damaged she once was. Before she can fully settle into her new life, her past crashes into her present, unraveling a set of events that destroy the very foundation she has built her new life on.

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I’m a Hispanic living in South Florida with my redneck husband from Texas and our “half breed” son, who is actually the reason I started writing again after years of celibacy. My son loves stories, but not the kind you can read in an existing book. No, he’d rather make up a story, complete with our own illustrations. So, thank you, Son, for igniting a flame I had let go out.
I also live with two dogs: a neurotic Border Collie we call Nitro and a midget Rottweiler named Nisa.
I have always found my sanctuary at the beach and in music and writing. I wish I could write rhymes so I could become a famous rapper, but rhyming is completely lost on me.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s in Human Resource Management. I have held several jobs, from picking up dog crap to upper management positions. And now I am hoping to leave the business world behind so I can live full time in a world that does not exist until I place my fingers on a keyboard and bring them to fruition.
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I just finished reading, Life’s A Cappella by Yessi Smith.  I have to be honest and admit that when signing up for this tour, chatting with author, and even after having her takeover my Facebook page for a day, I did not really know what this novel was about. Then I began reading the novel. At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it or not. Right off the first page we are introduced to this woman in her early twenties. She is telling us the readers, flat out that her life has been a struggle, that she has moved on and even changed her name. All in the hopes of starting a new life. A life with better memories, a life she can control.
Next we learn that she lives in Miami, Florida. Now this drew me a little deeper into the story-line. Florida is one of my favorite states. One can tell reading this novel and really understanding Erin, that the ocean is important to her . Even Erin mentions several times throughout the novel that the beach calms her. Which is also true for this reviewer. My grandparents lived in Florida up until I was in say the fourth grade. We visited there every summer and Christmas. Lots of Happy Memories were made there, and are still with me now that I am in my forties .
We enter Erin’s world. Her best friend is Camilla. Erin met Erin while in College to be a nurse. Camilla introduces her to few of her close friends. These people make up Erin’s life. She goes to school, works, has her own apartment, and enjoys bonfires on the beach with her friends and a bottle of Patron.
The novel spans around a year and a half of time. Early in the novel Camilla asks Erin to go to Key West with her and their group of friends over school break. Here is where readers are introduced to Trent. Trent will become a main character and the Hero throughout the novel at this point. As well as playing a key role in Erin’s life.
After the break with its wonderful and invigorating trip to the Keys. School begins and so does a new routine for Erin. Now not only does her so called life include her close knit friends, but also Trent. Their relationship builds, and for once Erin’s life seems to be going as planned.
UNTIL…
Her past meets up with her. It is nothing bad. But she does get a shock. This shock complicates her controlled life and her relationships with others.
Erin has never been honest with her close knit of friends. Her past is a constant memory she would like to forget. That is why she moved and changed her name, to give her a redo in life. To be a brand new person, a stronger person.
This shocking news has her mentally and her body language even changes. She is protecting herself, walling her emotions about her past and present life inwardly. She does not need anyone, has never needed anyone. But Camilla and Trent being the close friends they are see that she is hurting. Words are said, that are in the heat of the moment. In the blink of an eye, they learn a part of her past that she never wanted them to know. Camilla tries to reach out to her. But this time with her dear Camilla is coming to an end that Erin does not see coming.
Resulting in Shock #2
(But you will have to read to find out what this is)
Her emotions are in turmoil. Literally knotting her up inside. Days are blurred, days pass. Erin is in so much pain.
Even though Erin had a big fight with Trent, he is there for her during this time. Before they have another argument. However, this most recent argument leaves Erin with new thoughts. So she begins to deal with shock #1, which eventually turns out to be a blessing.
Erin is a survivor. The novel is an experience in Life, with all its ups and downs, and happy middles.
During the novel she learns what being a friend is all about, says “I Love You” for the first time, and learns to truly trust someone. Erin matures throughout the novel. In the beginning she is the Miami party girl slash student. By the end she is complete, her world taken a full 360 degree turn along with her emotions and issues with her past.
I think you will like this story. It is not your average New Adult novel. It is about real type persons whom we may pass no matter where we live. The emotions and challenges faced in the plot, are REAL. The romance is REAL. The story could even be real in REAL Life somewhere out there, and we do not know it…
Do I recommend this novel, YES!!!
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4 Rose Review– Plot was real, had depth, emotion, realism. Characters were explained in depth, story was concise, flowed and kept reader wanting to know what the next page held.
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2.5 Tears– This novel really speaks to the heart. Yes, I shed some tears. But most were happy tears!
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3.5 Romance Rating- This novel has tender, loving, romance. But the romance does not distract from the story. The romance is not detailed, the reader just knows what action is being taken at times during the novel. But overall I the important thing is that Erin learns to love and trust in the novel. She puts her past behind her and uses it as a learning experience, not one to keep bottled up. But to open up about it, and learn how to use it to make her future a brighter, happier one for herself and those she loves.
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Published December 13, 2013

Synopsis

The beginning: A point in time or space where something starts.

32-year-old Sebastian Vanwell, a very successful yacht broker, always loved the design and architecture of a luxurious yacht. His only addiction was being on the water. He loved it, he thrived on it, and he needed it in his life. After a very stable, loving childhood with a few bumps, Sebastian married the love of his life: the one person who he knew would always be there. Julia was his rock, and he loved her more than life itself. Sebastian kept his addiction to the water under control, wanting to keep his time with his wife and son his number one obsession. That was, until he saw her.

Ysabelle Telle hit him hard, knocking the wind from his lungs. This new addiction haunted him, the one compulsion that he couldn’t control no matter how hard he tried. Coming from worlds apart, beautiful, dark complected Ysabelle didn’t have the rich, protected background that Sebastian had. She had lived a life of hell, growing up in poverty and horrific living conditions with a drug-addict mother who never cared. Ysabelle now lived for one person, and one person only: herself. She was pure perfection. Her beauty, along with a flawless body, had men lined up and driveling over her- ensuring her success as a VIP.

There are too many words that describe the effects when two diverse worlds like theirs collide. They both have too much to lose to get caught in the forceful pull, which could destroy them both.

Warning sex/drugs/language. Mature readers only.

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Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME December 4, 2013
By Dirty Hoe’s Book Blog
Format:Kindle Edition
VIP
By M. Robinson
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i Freaking loved this book… It was an emotional rollercoaster… It held my attention from the very beginning. The story begins with a look into what made Ysa and Sebastian the way they are and how they came to meet..
If you have a hard time with Abuse, Prostitution, drugs, cheating and hot sex then this is not the book for you. If you don’t then buckle up cause it’s an awesome ride.
Ysa grew up in a shitty home a whore for a mom who used her for a paycheck, she didn’t know her father she really had no one. She spent the first 16 years of her life with her mom and learned fairly quickly that she could use her god given assets to get what she wants, especially from the opposite sex. She lost her virginity at the hands of one of her mom’s johns. Awesome MOM of the Year she had. At 16 she found herself out of Tampa and into Miami getting a job and moving in with her boss, Devon, he would be the only true friend Ysa ever had even if he knew nothing about her. 2 somewhat boring years later she found herself literally in the arms of Madam. And with that Ysa became a VIP, not just a VIP but THE VIP..
Sebastian grew up the complete opposite he was loved by his parents his friends and all that met him. He grew up knowing and loving Julia from the time she was born, her parents were best friends with his… it’s kinda inevitable they would end up together right? Enter Julia’s adopted sister Olivia and Sebby’s world was flipped on it’s axis for her from the moment he saw her. But in order for him to have Olivia he’d have to hurt Julia which was something he wasn’t going to do.. stolen moments were all they would have. Tragedy struck and he found himself in the arms of the woman who had been in his life forever Julia. His life was what he thought it should be.. normal, boring and scheduled basically. Then when at a party for a Yacht he just sold his world was flipped again by the green eyes that looked so familiar. He had to know her, just talk to her if anything just be in her presence.. but that would never be enough.. she was a VIP you had to pay for her time… even if it was just to talk…Madam made sure of it.
The twists and turns are crazy in this book and i found myself having emotions that I thought were wrong. so wrong I message the author and asked if I was bad for feeling like Sebastian’s wife should be out of the picture..
please please please go and one click this book it’s awesome and I am hard to get a 5 from.. but this author did it.. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us.
Tara (Amazon)
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5.0 out of 5 stars 10 very shinning stars!!!!!!!, December 11, 2013
 
This review is from: VIP (Kindle Edition)

What an amazing debut novel!!!!

If this is the debut novel then I cant wait for more!!!!!!

M. Robinson did a fantastic job to pull me in and make me love the characters and feel their hurt, pain and joy.

I could honestly not see where this story was going. It kept me wondering how in the world will Sebastian and Ysabelle ever meet they come from such different worlds. It was like day and night for me.

I could not put the book down after the first paragraph. I was hooked!!!

Fantastic novel! I want more!!!!

(Amazon)

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5.0 out of 5 stars ADDICTING!!!!!, December 11, 2013
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This review is from: VIP (Kindle Edition)

AMAZING- story line, characters, & writing. I was hooked early on!!!! This is book I could have sat down and read in one sitting…but “life happens” LOL! I love how this book made me think and second guess myself continually …”what would I do or what should he do in this situation”? Put on your TBR…you will not regret it.

(Amazon)

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** UPDATE**

M. Robinson rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
***VIP UPDATE 12-13-13*** Uploaded a newly edited version of VIP to Amazon and Nook as well as the book is now available on Smashwords.

**If you have previously purchased VIP you can get the updated version by looking in your ‘Manage Your Kindle’ Page.** If you have any issues please PM me, or email.

Thank you all so much!! XOXO

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M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein.

She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left.

She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat.

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Fall Into Me

by K.M. Scott

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For Mature Readers 18+

Synopsis

The second book in the Heart of Stone series continues the sensual and emotional story of Tristan and Nina that began in Crash Into Me…

Wealthier and more powerful than most men his age, Tristan Stone merely has to give voice to his desires and whatever he wants is his. Money has given him the ability to say nothing and no one is beyond his reach.

Except for Nina. Stripped of her memory after an accident, she doesn’t remember the man who loves her. Now he must find a way to show her why she fell in love with him, but the past is always just a step behind, threatening to take her away forever.

Unsure of everything about the past four years, Nina believes Tristan loves her. But will the secrets he holds tear them apart just when she needs him most?

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Excerpt

I didn’t want to hold back anymore. I wanted her to be mine again, body and soul. Cradling the back of her head, I drew her mouth toward mine and kissed her with all the desire I’d kept bottled up for all those weeks. Her lips were soft against mine but as eager and passionate as I slid my tongue into her mouth to find hers. When she sighed into my mouth, I couldn’t wait anymore.
My hands clawed at the zipper down the back of her dress, but it got stuck an inch from the top. Aching to be inside her, I tore the two halves of the dress apart, ruining the zipper and the dress.
“Tristan, my dress!” she cried as I pulled it from her body.
“I don’t care. I’ll buy you ten dresses just like it,” I panted as I unhooked her bra and slid the first strap over her shoulder. “Same thing with the bra. And if these panties don’t come off easy, I’m going to rip through them too.”
Nina’s fingers tore through my shirt buttons until it hung open, and I quickly shrugged out of it. She was as desperate as I was to be out of those damn clothes. In seconds, she had my belt off and my pants and boxer briefs off my legs, and I had her pushed up against the wall.
As I lifted her off the ground to wrap her legs around my waist, I pressed my forehead to hers and rasped, “I hope you weren’t expecting something slow and gentle. I can give you that, but tonight I don’t want to wait. I need to be inside you, Nina.”
Moaning, she pulled me close, but just then I remembered her sore ribs. Pulling back, I said, “I forgot about what the doctor said. Maybe we should go easy this time.”
She dug her heels into my lower back and pulled my mouth to hers in a deep kiss. Her voice husky, she groaned, “Please, Tristan. I’m not a china doll. I’ll tell you if something hurts.”
I gently slid just the head of my cock into her, still worried I might hurt her if I didn’t take it slow. My body was in agony wanting to bury myself inside her, but I didn’t want to risk bruising those already sore ribs. I could give her gentle, even if every part of me wanted much more.
Nina pushed her palms against my chest and held me away from her. Worried I’d already screwed this up, I opened my mouth to apologize but she touched her finger to my lips to stop me. “Don’t make me wait. I don’t want gentle now. I want you…all of you.”
Her fingers pressed into the back of my neck as I plunged balls deep into her wet and willing cunt. Nothing in the entire world ever felt better than that moment when our bodies joined together as one again. Her body was hot and enveloped me, taking my body to places I thought only existed in my imagination.

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Book Links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fall-Into-Me-Heart-Stone-ebook/dp/B00GW3TPWI/

Barnes and Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fall-into-me-km-scott/1117299036

iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/fall-into-me-heart-of-stone-2/id735505227

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kmscottauthor

Twitter: @kmscottromance

Blog: http://authorkmscott.blogspot.com/

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