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Title: Hell Bent
Series: Deep Six Security #3 
Author: Becky McGraw
Genre: Romantic Suspense
 Release Date: January 26, 2016
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When you leave home to find yourself, sometimes the best place to look first is there… Former Delta Force Operator turned CIA Ghost Ops Operative Cade Winters has been dodging his dysfunctional family for years. He isn’t supposed to have a family, it’s too dangerous, but Cade can’t let go of the only person he gives a shit about, his sister Veronica. When he makes his yearly call to her and finds out she’s receiving death threats from a homegrown terrorist group, Cade knows he has no choice but to go back to Texas to make sure she’s safe.

Fresh out of a six-year hitch in the Army, Cee Cee Logan thinks she’s finally earned her brother David’s respect when he finally offers her a job with his security firm. She quickly sees that isn’t the case when the job she’s hired for turns out to be that of the team secretary, a nice safe, desk job like he told her to get when she graduated college. Cecelia is frustrated, but takes the position because she is determined to prove to her chauvinistic and overprotective sibling once and for all she’s capable of so much more.

By the end of the first week, Cee Cee wishes she’d have just re-enlisted. Her body is stiff from sitting, her fingers sore and her mind numb, but what really makes her want to run back to Afghanistan where she would at least be respected by her colleagues is the company’s other new hire. Cade Winters, her ex-lover, is back in town and the hardhearted, hard-bodied operator is a man she definitely doesn’t know anymore.

 When a trafficked woman’s repatriation clinic is bombed, and Cade’s sister Veronica, a judge, is in grave danger, Cecelia is presented with her opportunity to prove herself as an agent. But the question was, did she want it? Could she trust her partner to have her back when he seemed to be on a mission of his own to make her look bad every chance he got?

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18+ Excerpt from HELL BENT: Deep Six Security Book 3 (c) Becky McGraw, January 2016“If you’d have talked to me before you lef—“ he started, but her sharp bark of laughter cut him off and he shot her a hot glare.

“I did come to talk to you but figured you weren’t much into talking or listening to anything I had to say with that brunette’s lips wrapped around your dick,” Cee Cee snarled, a brow lifted over her angry, hurt eyes.

A shock of electricity shot through his body to boil his blood which crept up to the base of his throat as memories of that night, the last time he’d seen her, flashed through his mind. He cringed, and his hands tightened on the steering wheel.

That night he’d been as cruel as he could be to her because he wanted to hurt her as much as she’d hurt him. Cade wanted to show her she didn’t mean an iota more to him than she’d proven he meant to her by leaving him dangling on a limb without an explanation or excuse for two fucking weeks. That she showed up on the night before the morning he knew she was leaving for boot camp, the absolute worst night of his life, made things worse. He couldn’t be held responsible for his actions or reactions that night.

“You broke into my apartment, and I was drunk,” he said defensively. And in so much fucking pain, neither the alcohol nor the hot, nameless woman sucking my dick could make it better.

“I didn’t break in, I had a key, remember? And thank God you were drunk enough to finally tell me how you really felt about me. You saved me a lot of future complications.” Her harsh laugh rang hollowly inside his skull. “It was a hard and painful lesson, but totally worth it. I learned not to trust a man with anything more than my body, or expect anything from him in return for a good fuck. Because I went in with that attitude, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to learn you were right—I am a damned good fuck—and the act is a lot more fun when satisfaction is all you expect in return. Sure makes things less messy in the morning, doesn’t it?”

Cade didn’t know what to say as his eyes flew to hers. The vulgarity falling from her soft lips made him want to wash her mouth out with soap for some reason. Blood crept up his face to set his scalp on fire, as the hard little smile that curved the corner her mouth, the knowing look in her eyes caused a tight band of regret to constrict his chest.

He had done this to her, turned her into this kind of woman. His hasty, drunken, and yes immature, words meant to hurt her had done so much more. They turned a soft-hearted girl into a one-night-stand kind of woman like the brunette.

Were you really naïve enough to believe I wanted more than a fuck, Brat? You were a good fuck to me, Cecelia, nothing more. Wise up about men—we’re only looking for one thing and you’re keeping me from getting that right now. Go away, little girl, I’m busy.

Pressure built in his skull and his breaths came hard and fast as he studied her, tried to find that girl he used to know somewhere in her eyes but failed. Cecelia’s chin lifted a notch as her arms tightened around her middle, before she leaned back against the seat and looked out the side window.

“You’re better than that, Brat.” God, so much better, and guilt for his hand in turning her into what she’d become closed off his throat, so his words were choked. “You may have gotten confidence in the military, but you sure lost any delicacy you may have possessed before, and that’s a damned shame.”

“No, I’m not delicate in the least anymore. You toughened me right up.” She looked at him with a lifted brow and a smirk curving one corner of her mouth. “I’ve become a woman not to be messed with and I thank you for starting that transformation, Cade.”
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A Jill of many trades, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Becky McGraw has been an optician, a beautician, a legal secretary, a real estate broker, web designer, graphic artist, and romance writer. She knows just enough to make her dangerous, and her humor-laced contemporary cowboy, military and romantic suspense novels varied and interesting.

Becky has three adult children, a precious new grandbaby and resides in Florida with her husband of thirty-plus years and her dog Abby. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America Published Authors Network, Novelists, Inc. and The Sisters In Crime.

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#TwinsieFavoriteAuthor#Rockers – Locked and Loaded, Bullet book 6 by Jade C. Jamison @JadeCJamison

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Locked and Loaded (Bullet #6) by Jade C. Jamison

Zane made Ethan look like an angel…

Release date: February 1, 2016

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rock Star Romance, Erotic Romance

Audience:  18+ due to sexual situations, adult language, and drug use

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Is it too much to believe that someone keeps returning to your life because it’s meant to be?

Zane Carson is an idealistic young man with one big skeleton in his closet when he first meets Jennifer Manders in college. They date only to break up soon after. The sexual attraction is like an electromagnet but they fight like alley cats. The relationship just isn’t worth it.

Zane’s band Fully Automatic breaks big about the same time Jennifer finishes college. One summer afternoon, they meet for coffee and sparks fly once more. It’s off again, on again, but they just can’t make it work and break it off for good, deciding it’s not worth the effort.

But Zane is drawn to her and, during a break in the music action, he tracks her down again, willing to change himself for her and needing to give her one last try. The attraction is as strong as ever, but now Jennifer is hiding something from Zane—something big, something that threatens to extinguish the spark for good. When Zane discovers her secret, will he be able to forgive her or will that be the end?

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“Oh, Zane, this place is amazing. Why haven’t I ever heard of it before?”

“I can tell you exactly why. Three reasons.” She raised her eyebrows as he raised his index finger. “One, it’s almost downtown, and I know you avoid downtown like the plague. If I recall, you said something about rather losing a limb than walk the Sixteenth Street Mall again.”

“I said that?”

“Yeah.”

“Well…maybe that was a little drastic.”

“Yeah, probably.” He lifted the bottle of Dos Equis and then said, “Two, it’s a little hole in the wall. It doesn’t advertise like some of the bigger restaurants—no billboards, no newspaper ads, shit like that.”

Jennifer nodded. “Okay, yeah. And what’s number three?”

Zane leaned over the table and whispered. “It’s kind of a dive.” Jennifer couldn’t help but giggle. “But in a good way.”

She laughed out loud at that. “Yeah, definitely.” She picked up a chip and dipped it in the warm queso next to Zane’s bottle. “The food is amazing so far.”

“Just wait.”

The waiter came by with a pitcher. “More water, señorita?”

“Please.” After the waiter was back on his way, she said to Zane, “I love it. I love the people and I even love that stupid TV in the corner.”

Zane glanced over. “Yeah, well…”

“No, seriously. They don’t have the sound on, but it somehow makes it feel like home in here, you know? Lights and movement, but the sounds are coming from the kitchen and some weird soundtrack.”

Zane breathed through his nose, putting on a look of mock horror and said, “What if it’s our soundtrack?”

“What do you mean?”

“What if this is our movie? A movie about our lives…and that’s the soundtrack?”

“Three things.”

Zane grinned. “What?”

“One…if this is our movie, it’s pretty damn boring. No car chases, no sex scenes, no snappy dialogue—”

“Says who? My dialogue’s plenty snappy.”

“Two, the soundtrack sucks.”

“Well, don’t be telling them that.”

“And…I don’t have a three. I guess just two.”

A smirk covered Zane’s face. “And we can take care of the sex scene later.”

Praise

AND she’s back! Who might you ask? Well of course I am talking about the hard rocking Queen herself…Jade Jamison and her fascinating, complex Fully Automatic cast of characters and in particular Zane, the quietly messed up bass player who lives his life on the edge and crosses the line one too many times before he falls from the cliff….

A lot of twists and a few surprises (some more expected than others) make this sixth book in the Bullet series a wonderful comeback for Jamison…after all the zombies, girl rockers and girl reporters of her other projects, I was very happy she went back to the series I first fell in love with and did an amazing job. Highly recommend if you have read and loved all the boys in Fully Automatic.” ~ Sue Banner, top Amazon reviewer

“When I finished this book my heart was so sad. Sad not at the book but sad that this was it. This was the end of the line for the Bullet guys. This was the end of a series that I have grown to love and looked forward to reading for years…” ~ Angie J, Twinsie Talk Book Blog, www.twinsietalk.com

angies review

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Zane, Zane, Zane…..So it’s not a secret that Daddy Brad is MY Fully Automatic Baby Daddy. I loved him from the first scene of Bullet. But I gotta admit that Zane was kinda on my radar as well. He and Jen seemed to have a fun relationship and he seemed like a good guy. Yeah he was a sex, drugs and rock-n-roll guy but they all were. As the books have gone on, we have seen him but he was always so quiet and shy. I THOUGHT I knew him but damn was I wrong!!

Zane is a mess. He is an addict. He says Ethan’s shenanigans with his drug issues kept his shady dealings off the radar of the bands. I didn’t believe it until……man, he destroyed my heart of what I THOUGHT I knew. Yes he is a great guy. Yes he is a sweet guy but he is a man with demons and they have a very strong hold on him. The only person that he feels can bring him light is Jen. This time everything is different for the couple.

Jen has loved Zane forever. He was the one for her. He was her first everything. But how many times can you let your heart be trampled on and destroyed by the one who is supposed to be your “one”? How many times can you let that addiction of his destroy you? Well this time Jen is playing her cards close to her heart but she has too. She has a lot to lose if Zane destroys her.

Zane and Jen come to a crossroads. She gives him the ultimatum of a life time. Thankfully she does and thankfully he realizes he needs to get and stay clean. I loved this book because we see Zane taking control. We see Jen standing up for herself and taking back her life. She loves Zane but sometimes love isn’t always enough as we saw through Ethan and Val.

I loved seeing the couple figure out what they need and fixing what has been broken all these years. I loved Zane realizing that Jen is IT for him. We do still see Jen struggle to open up about a big part of her to Zane and when he figures it out, my heart was worried because they have fought long and had to get where they are.

When I finished this book my heart was so sad. Sad not at the book but sad that this was it. This was the end of the line for the Bullet guys. This was the end of a series that I have grown to love and looked forward to reading for years……I loved that we see all the guys a few times and the epilogue made my Bullet heart happy. We see the band who had been thought so much happy and together celebrating.

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1 Bullet: An Epic Rock Star Novel

2 Rock Bottom

3 Feverish

4 Fully Automatic

4.5 Christmas Stalkings: A Novella

5 Slash and Burn

6 Locked and Loaded

Locked and Loaded is the final book in the Bullet series.

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Both box sets (containing books 1-5) will be on sale for $4.99 1/31/16 through 2/2/16 (links below).

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Bullet
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Slash and Burn
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#ReleaseDay #Review #IndieUnmsked- Bindings by Kate Roth

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Ashamed of the woman she allowed herself to become, Sloane Montgomery sets out to repair the self-inflicted damage done to her life. A new town holds her new beginning and when Leo Calloway arrives everything changes.

Captivated by Leo and his dark desires, Sloane wonders if her fascination with his dominance goes deeper than fantasy. Has she been seeking punishment to atone for the sins of her past all along? Though Leo’s brutal lust is what first enthralls her, the bonds of trust they form could have the power to heal her.

When the ties to her former life threaten to take hold of her again, the passion binding her to Leo may be the key to her ultimate release.

angies review

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Ok so to start this review I gotta say I don’t know if I wanna cry or throat punch someone for the hurt that my heart is feeling right now.  My tummy is upset and I am just not in a good emotional place!!  Thanks KATE!!!!  This book just destroyed me.  I gotta be honest I figured this book was just gonna be all sexy time…hello the title and the content…don’t judge me J  But what I didn’t expect to see was two flawed people coming together to make their imperfections compliment the other.  Him the Sadist and her the Masochist. Him the seasoned Dom and her the novice submissive.

I never in a million years expected to fall for a sadist let alone cheer him on and want him to have the love he so desired.  But Leo got to me.  Like for real, he owns a part of my freaking black soul!!!  He is such a sweet romantic that any reader can’t help but fall for.  He is attracted to Sloane from the start.  He sees her submission and craves it.  Sloane is a hot mess. Her ex left her with so many insecurities and self-doubts that when she meets Leo she is all for some “ fun” but not realizing how he is able to get her to open up and release her demons.  He sees her walls and is all in for breaking them down and getting to know the woman before he gets to meet the submissive.  See why I fell in love with him…..*swoon*

As the story goes alone we see the couple growing and helping the other with their issues….but then a darkness sets in and like Sloane I am freaking out.  Why is Leo pulling away?  What is happening?  How can we reconnect with him?  I mean ladies, my heart hurt not having him “with” us 110%…..when the bomb drops *breath in and out* I. Was. Devastated.   I mean…WHAT!!  How could this happen?  What do we do?  How can we heal?  As I read and it ended with a CLIFFHANGER…yeah I was pretty sure it is a good thing I don’t live near Kate or I might have driven to her house and stolen her laptop to see what is up in book 2….Like I am CRAZY obsessed with these people and this storyline……..I need my Leo and Sloane to be happy and not destroyed by secrets and darkness!!!

Melinda's Review

I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

I have to take a minute to collect my thoughts on this emotional ride I just went on I was at the highest of highs and lowest of lows. Yes I laughed and cried. I was over the moon in love with Leo and Sloane and then boom the air was taken from me and I free falling trying to figure out what just happened in my happy moment to turn in so wrong. So let me tell you about Leo and Sloane.

Sloane was running and hiding from her past trying to pick up the pieces and live her life doing what she enjoyed, writing. When she meets Leo who is part owner of the local bookstore she frequents and is offered a part time job at.

Leo, well Leo is about one of the better BBF out there, he is dominant, knows what Sloane needs and when even if she doesn’t. They make a great D/s even if she is new to the scene. She has just enough sass and pushes just enough to make things fun (ie. Footloose at the pizza place).

Everything is wonderful they are getting to know each other. Yes they have pasts, doesn’t’ everyone but it’s their past no biggie they can get past it. Or can they? What happens when Leo starts pulling away because of the past? Or when the puzzle pieces fit together and Sloane’s past catches up to her? Can things be the same? Can they work it out? Yeah, I don’t know either cause this ends in a cliffhanger. I have to wait just like everyone else. NO NO NO that was my exact thought too. I need closure I need Leo and Sloane to fix this now. They need each other they are better together than apart. UGH… NOW I WAIT!!!!

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“It’s perfectly normal to feel like you’re weird or sick, but you need to understand that you aren’t. Your tastes don’t have to define you any more than your hairstyle does, or what kind of car you drive, or your favorite pizza topping. It’s a preference. It suits you and that’s all that matters.”

When you started the story with, ‘He spanked me before he knew my last name,’ I was on board for this guy solely because I want to hear the kinky details.

 

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Published since 2012, Kate Roth is addicted to all things romance. Her passion for love stories, both traditional and unconventional, has led her to write in various sub-genres of romance including New Adult, Paranormal and Erotica. Kate is inspired by everything from music to the real-life romance tales she’s heard through her years as a professional hair stylist.

One thing is certain, Kate Roth writes steamy connections, sassy dialogue, and strong heroines & heroes.

Kate spends her time away from the keyboard with her insta-love husband, Adam and their faithful pound puppy, Sampson.

 

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Hard Ride by Tara Oakes

The second book in the Slayers MC Series, Hard Ride, is now available!

*** Warning: this book is intended for those over 18 yrs old due to violent, sexual, and mature content. ***

Dawson McCade, president of Riverdale chapter of The Slayers MC, has everything under control for the moment, although he knows it could change in an instant. The Conquistador drug Cartel is being held at bay thanks to the last minute kidnapping of the Cartel leader’s daughter, Caterina Jimenez.
Dawson knows they’re nipping at his heels, though, just waiting for the opportunity to strike. It’s up to him to think ahead and find a way to make this temporary truce between them last… otherwise it’ll be an all out war. One Dawson has doubts about winning.

He has a brand new Ol’ lady, Molly aka “Angel” and a new family to protect. He has more than enough to lose if things don’t go how he needs them to. It’s up to Dawson and the club’s enforcer, Chase Barrett, to find a way to keep everyone and everything that they love safe from the Cartel.

What happen’s if one of the very things the Cartel is after, is the one thing Chase discovers he isn’t willing to give up?
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Caterina, “Cat, Jimenez is the twenty-three year old daughter of one of the most powerful drug Cartel leaders in Mexico. She hates the life she’s been born into, hates everything about the power and wealth her family has amassed. Convincing her family to let her study Medicine across the border in Texas was her way of escaping the life that threatens to claim her just as it had her mother.
She had done what she thought she’d never be able to… to be free.
That is, until she’s swept up and taken in the middle of the day on her way to class by a rough and tough biker named Chase. He says he’ll let her go. He says she’s not in any danger, but she knows better. She knows not to trust men like this, having seen first hand what they’re capable. So, she does the only thing possible. Cat sets in motion a plan to escape her captor. using her feminine charms to seduce and trick him, waiting for the perfect moment to make her move.
Cat has no idea how much is riding on her, how much depends on Chase being able to keep her. They’re both about to find out, in HARD RIDE, book 2 in The Slayers MC series, meant to be read in order following book 1, FIRST RIDE.

 

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Tara is a thirty something newbie author from Long Island, New York. She’s a voracious reader, a passionate writer and obsessive junk T.V. aficionado. When she’s not doing one of those three things she is attempting to garden, hanging with her hubby or partaking in some retail therapy. She enjoys connecting with her readers and is having a blast entering into this new world of publishing.

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