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Death’s Reject – CL Foltermann

Title: Death’s Reject
Author: C L Foltermann
Genre: YA Paranormal Thriller
Published: January 15, 2016 
What do demons, vampires and secret societies have in common? They are all incredibly real, insanely dangerous and they all want a taste of her.
After a gruesome reveal of the world lurking within her own, Christina Liam decides her penchant for solving problems with violence finally has a use. Jumping head first into a spiraling world of mayhem and horror, Chris finds her magnetism for trouble only seems to pull her deeper into the darkness. She struggles to cope with her new living nightmare and her humanity, a balancing act she’s not sure she can keep up. 
But the battle within her is nothing compared to the creature eating her classmates one by one. Through stupidity or resolve, whichever works faster, she is going to get them back. 
Even if it kills her.

People were screaming in the semi-darkness around them, cast into the shadows by the shattered lights. Chris could only see by the light of the monster forming in front of her as Zachary pulled her away. No, that wasn’t right. Not a monster. Monsters. There were three distinct images flickering before her eyes. Christina clawed up the arm pulling her to safety to get to her feet. Zach swore loudly and they stopped in the rush of people trying to escape from the room. The tallest of the three beasts turned with red eyes to analyze her as the light that had brought him to the cafeteria dimmed. The way he stared, the grimace she assumed was a warped smile, it made her stomach turn on itself. “Run!”

C L Foltermann is a fiction novelist and freelance writer. She currently resides in South Portland, Maine with her husband and dog and enjoys the good things in life: food, whiskey, and writing. She is currently finalizing the second book in her The Liam Chronicles series, Monstrous, as well as several more exciting new projects.

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Release Day Blitz: Hearts & Daggers Anthology

 

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Authors:
Kimberly Blalock Cassia Brightmore
Skye Callahan heather Dahlgren
Ella emerson Danielle Jamie
Courtney shockey A.M. Willard
 
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Dark Romance
Model: Cassia Brightmore
Cover Design by Cover Me, Darling
Release Date: February 9, 2016
A little sweet, a little dark just enough to ignite a spark. 
This Valentine’s Day, prepare to have your darkest desires and hottest fantasies realized in one explosive anthology as four dark romance and four contemporary romance authors join forces to bring you eight all new tantalizing tales.
 

 

From a deranged stalker to a sweet-talking matchmaker, immerse yourself in this pairing of scorching hot romance and depravity in an action-packed experience certain to satisfy all of your delicious and dark desires.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIRTY by Kimberly Blalock
My name is Oliva Basari. I escaped one hell only to be trapped into another. Darkness and fear seething through my thoughts. I fell in love, I fell in lust… Hell, I just fell. A new city, new job, new persona… In the darkness Tess became real… MY alter ego. The jab of someone or something else building in my gut until she’s all I wanted to become. Never fearing what could happen when remorse knocked on my door. Never fearing the lustful way I stalked them… The ones that couldn’t have me, that couldn’t taste me. Until I met one very, tall, dark, and forbiddingly handsome Mr. Black. He hated me, watched me with darkness in his tormented eyes. He scared me, intimidated me, left me questioning my own sanity. He was the one thing I wouldn’t let myself submit too. The way he touched me. Slid his knuckles across my flesh. But I wasn’t a single woman, I had someone that loved me for who I was or rather had feigned to be. 
In the end, we are all captured souls waiting for release or the claw scrapping escape of our own maniacal thoughts. In the end, we are all prisoners of the flesh.
 
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 REPENTANCE by Cassia Brightmore
 

 

 
Obsession is a passionate emotion. A dark blend of desire and longing; it distorts reality into twisted fantasies. How far would you go to ensure the object of your infatuation is forever in your possession? Former Deputy Sam Ridley is a man plagued by past sins. In his eyes, being sentenced to ten years in prison isn’t punishment enough for his crimes. An unwanted early parole forces him to re-join a society that looks down on him with scorn. Exiling himself to a new town is the only hope he has to escape the ghosts haunting him. Emma Danvers is a woman looking for change. Living a life of privilege has offered her opportunities without challenges. Breaking free of the constraints of family obligation, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Never did she expect to be catapulted into the arms of a man searching for his own new beginning. Two people thrown together in a twist of fate. One running from his past; the other chasing a brighter future. Can they be each other’s salvation? Or will any happiness they find be ripped to shreds by the deadly obsession of another? Redemption comes at a high-staked price no one is willing to pay as the Darkness Series returns for one last mind-blowing trip into the depths of despair. 
 
Warning: This is a dark romance novel not suited for readers under the age of eighteen due to graphic violence and situations.
 
To contact her you can find her here:
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 INSURMOUNTABLE by Skye Callahan
 
When a slave with no future meets a man with no boundaries, will their heated encounter ignite their lonely hearts or send them down in flames?


They took my life and freedom at the age of sixteen.
my prison
I live in their walks by their rules with the false and deluded hope that one day things will be different. That one day I’ll no longer be merely an object of their perverse fantasies. But deep in my heart I know there is only one end to my nightmare–death.
Until him…
my Master

Some call my home paradise, others know it as hell but it’s the only life I’ve ever known.
My legacy
At the age of ten, I saw my mother’s dead body carried out if our room. The organization became my family, molding and shaking me in their image, but I never forgot the lesson my mother taught me. I only live by their rules to get what I want in return… Her.
My Little Dove

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THE MATCHMAKER by Heather Dahlgren
 
 
 Amanda Thompson is a matchmaker and a damn good one. She’s a huge success in what she does for other people. For her own love life, not so much.
 Davis Hart moves home to help his sister after her divorce. He isn’t looking for romance, but his sister believes differently.   Taking it upon herself to seek out a matchmaker to find it for him.
 Finding love is exactly what Amanda and Davis need without knowing it.  Who knew a date when either were looking for more, could lead to so much?  But what if it’s built on a tiny omission of fact?
Matches can be made, but can they survive the truth?
 
 HEARTS in L.A. by Ella Emerson
 
 
Valentina Sparks was only the biggest author at the Hearts In L.A. author convention, and Carter Jackson would do anything to meet her. As a cover model, he knew his career would be set if he could charm his way onto one of her bestselling books.
Jessica Oliver is excited to be attending the Romance Author Convention in Los Angeles. Things are going just as she planned in her life, and she has everything figured out.
But, one random meeting and Carter and Jessica find themselves exactly where neither of them thought they would be. Infatuated with each other.
With Carter’s obsession with Valentina, and Jessica trying to overcome a life she is terrified of living, will these two souls be able to connect over the Valentine’s weekend?
 
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SAVANNAH’s DESIRE by DANIELLE JAMIE
This Valentine’s Day, escape to the snowy mountains of Aspen, Colorado with your favorite book couple, KAYDEN KNOX and Savannah Livingston-KNOX. It’s been almost two years since they welcomed their twins, Brayden and Colton, into the world. Since that day Savannah and KAYDEN have yet to have a romantic getaway with just the two of them…until now!
Savannah’s birthday and Valentine’s Day will be one she’ll not soon forget. So grab your skis and fuzzy handcuffs because you’re about to board the BEAUMONT jet and set out on an erotic vacation you won’t soon forget.

 

Lost in Shadows by Courtney Shockey
 
 
Love for Jasmine Marlo can be described in one word; Malcolm. Her wonderful fiancé holds her heart in the palm of his hand and always has, but he’s overseas using his MD to help a place in distress. The months he’s away, she fears for his life. She dreams of the perfect Valentine’s Day with him and prays it’ll come true. This story is quite steamy throughout, but also tugs on your heart strings. “Sometimes the outside can be misleading.”
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HEARTS IN FLORENCE by A.M. Willard
 
 
It’s not always black and white, nor is it about how much color your canvas has. It comes down to how you can connect with the ones near you, how they can cause your heart to beat faster.
Raven Bloomberg finds herself stuck in Florence, Italy over Valentine’s Day weekend. Not only has her business trip taken a turn, but she finds herself sharing a hotel room with the reason that’s caused her to be stranded. Pushed outside her comfort zone, she decides to let loose and enjoy her weekend. The only problem is; she might have enjoyed it a little too much.
Pierce Ashton has a secret that he’s not ready to share. His love for art and travel has him bouncing from country to country. But, a particular art gallery assistant has him wanting more.Hearts in Florence is about opening your eyes to see the colors of the world, you never know what else might open up on a weekend of firsts.

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Current – Abby McCarthy

 

 

Title: Current
Author: Abby McCarthy 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release
Date: February 9, 2016

 

Blurb
One look was all it took for fifteen-year-old June Withers to fall in love with Jake Daniels. One moment was all it took for the river’s current to take everything from them.June would have done anything for Jake. The two were inseparable. He was going to run away to be with her. Then, his abusive father destroyed their happiness.

Years later, June sits down to write a review for the band Silent Tides and is floored when she comes face to face with Lucas the keyboardist. Lucas looks so familiar; the resemblance to Jake is uncanny.

June falls fast and hard for Lucas, but she continuously questions her feelings for him, unsure if they are because he reminds her of Jake or because of who he is.

Just when June thinks she’s found happiness with Lucas, she loses him too. Their new love is torn apart, clouded in a veil of deceit and lies, shattering June.

Six years pass and June feels like she finally has found peace in her life. Once again, it’s ripped wide open when she comes face to face with a love from her past.

Now it’s June who has a secret.



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I remember a moment like this. One where it felt like the entire universe paused and shifted right under my feet. A moment where a truth changed everything. At this moment, I am altered.Jake Daniels is standing in front of me.

“No, I can’t believe it,” I say with a fierceness I didn’t know I was capable of.

“Listen, I know there’s some damage, but don’t worry we’ll get it fixed,” Stout says in an easy going voice.

My body is locked tight ignoring Stout, my eyes are locked hard on Jake.

“Juniper,” Jake’s voice is soft as he sets down the wrench in his hand and takes a careful step towards me. Careful like he’s afraid I’ll bolt, like he sees something in my eyes that he isn’t quite sure of. It’s an emotion he has never seen before on me; straight incomprehensible fury.

“Don’t you dare ‘Juniper’ me. You lost that right you son of a bitch!” I hiss and watch Jake freeze in his step. “You Goddamn motherfucking…” I don’t finish. The anger I feel towards him overwhelms me. I lunge for him and smack him as hard as I can. He’s taller than me by a lot and I have to reach to hit him. I claw and scratch. Kick and punch. I’m so angry.

“Twenty-five minutes from us. You’re twenty-five minutes.” I’m hysterical.

Jake lets me get hits in on him, then says, “Enough.” His voice is darker and deeper than I remember. He scoops me up and throws me over his shoulder as if I weigh nothing.

“Boss, need a few,” he says like I’m not pounding on his back and screaming.

“Put me down, Jake Daniels!”

“Feisty one huh, Jake,” Stout chuckles, then says, “take all the time you need.”

Jake walks us up a set of metal stairs and through a door. My world is flipped upside down when he rights me and deposits me on the edge of a desk, then wraps his arms tightly around me, including my arms so that I can’t move.

“Calm down, June,” he says.

I breathe in and out, deep breaths, trying to calm myself. I won’t look at Jake. I can’t. I’m afraid that if I do, I’ll get drawn right back into him. My eyes are trained on a certification award on the wall behind the desk. My body is rigid. I try not to think about the fact that I am in Jake’s arms and his beautiful masculine scent is surrounding me. Instead, I focus on my behavior and try to get it under control. I’ve thought about how I would be if I saw him again, but no way did those thoughts include me going batshit crazy.

 

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Abby McCarthy is reader and a lover of words. She is a blogger turned author and released her first novel in May 2014. She is a mother of three, a wife and a dog person. She has always written, sometimes poetry, sometimes just to vent about failed relationships, however in parenthood she has found her voice to help keep her sanity. Words have flowed from her, to review and with the support of amazing friends in the Indie community she has decided to pursue her dream of writing! She loves to write and read romance, because isn’t that something we all yearn for? Whether it be flowers and hand holding or just the right tug on your hair. Isn’t that what life is about? The human connection? 

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Halfway Bitten (Halfway Witchy Series #2) by Terry Maggert

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Halfway Bitten 
(Halfway Witchy Series #2)
by Terry Maggert
 
Blurb:
The circus came to Halfway, and they brought the weird.
When clowns, vampires, and corpses start piling up in town, Carlie has to break away from her boyfriend, Wulfric, to bring her witchy skills to the table- or grill, as the case may be.
When the body of a young woman washes up in the lake, it unleashes a spiral of mystery that will bring Carlie, Gran, and Wulfric into a storm of magical warfare. Spells will fly. Curses will rain. Amidst it all, Carlie will make waffles, protect her town, and find out if a man from the distant past can join her in happy ever after.
With love and honor at stake, Carlie has no peer.
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Born in 1968, I discovered fishing shortly after walking, a boon, considering I lived in South Florida. After a brief move to Kentucky, my family trekked back to the Sunshine State. I had the good fortune to attend high school in idyllic upstate New York, where I learned about a mythical substance known as “Seasons”. After two or three failed attempts at college, I bought a bar. That was fun because I love beer, but, then, I eventually met someone smarter than me (a common event), and, in this case, she married me and convinced me to go back to school–which I did, with enthusiasm. I earned a Master’s Degree in History and rediscovered my love for writing. My novels explore dark fantasy, immortality, and the nature of love as we know it. I live near Nashville, Tennessee, with the aforementioned wife, son, and herd, and, when I’m not writing, I teach history, grow wildly enthusiastic tomato plants, and restore my 1967 Mustang.
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#WOTR Author Spotlight – L.A. Remenicky

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L.A. Remenicky

L.A. Remenicky

About the Author

I’m a payroll professional with a love of romance. I read anything and everything – especially during the dreary winter days here in Northeast Indiana.

When and Why did you start to write?

Being an avid reader for as long as I can remember I always wondered if I could write my own book. Back in high school (too many years ago to mention) my two best friends and I made started writing a story told through diary-type entries where we were dating rockstars or our secret crushes. In 2012 one of my friends told me she had been adding to the story and she had found this writing competition called NaNoWriMo. I thought it was a great idea so I signed up too. Somehow, I wrote 50K words that November and after a lot of editing I published Saving Cassie in late 2013.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

There are so many authors that I read that I could never list them all so here are a few of my favorites: Stephen King for his storytelling and how he can pull you into a story, Jade C. Jamison for she is the queen of the rock-n-roll romance, and Allie Juliette Mousseau because her books are hot!

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

It’s a harder than I thought it would be. And the editing… ugh! But I love putting the stories in my head out into the world.

What are you working on now?

I am currently going through edits on Ragan’s Song and Invisible with my new publisher. Very time consuming but oh so worth it. I am also working on about three other projects that I hope to have published this year. Fate Stepped In ~ Fairfield Corners Book 3, Just One Look – Ground Zero Rock And Roll Love Stories #1, and a story that may turn into a duet – Love On The Double.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

I am a pantser all the way. I’ve tried plotting but it just doesn’t work for me.

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Email: LARemenicky@LavishPublishing.com
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Saving Cassie links
Re-release by Lavish Publishing, LLC scheduled for February 2, 2016.
Buy links coming soon!
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Ragan’s Song links
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#Awethology Dark (2015) ~ One Night Stand
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December Awethology – Dark Volume ~ Christmas Dreams
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Sensual Diversions – February 14, 2016. Qill be available for a limited time.
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Sparrow – LJ Shen

Title: Sparrow
Author: L.J. Shen
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Mafia
Release Date: March 8, 2016 
Troy Brennan. 
Every southie in Boston knows that name. The son of a dead mobster. The heartthrob with steel blue eyes. “The Fixer” who can make or break you in this city. 
Oh, and my new husband. 
Sparrow Raynes. 
No one seemed to remember my name up until he barged into my life. And me? All I ever wanted was to get a decent job and to run away from the damn neighborhood Brennan and I grew up in. Run away from him and his likes. 

I have dreams, big ones, but I doubt he’d ever let me chase them. I have no idea why Brennan, practically Bostonian royalty, decided to kidnap me, marry me and cage me in his beautiful penthouse. 
But I do know this: pissing off this man will not do me any good. At all.
Warning: This book contains graphic violence and adult situations some may find offensive.

L.J. Shen resides in sunny California with her husband, son, chubby cat and wild, wild dreams.
Her passion is to write badass stories, sushi, UFC and her awesome family and friends (not in this order, though. Obviously, sushi comes before writing. Oh, and also the family part.)
She spend the first half of her twenties traveling the world and is now paying all the fun with extra shifts in front of her MacBook. Feel free to contact her on her Facebook page. She loves to hear from her readers.https://www.facebook.com/authorljshen/

 
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Story of a Kiss – Anthology

 

Title: Story of a Kiss Anthology
Authors: Various
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: February 1, 2016

 

Blurb
There will be a thousand kisses in a lifetime but only a handful trapped forever in your heart. This Valentine’s day, join The Story of a Kiss anthology as we take you into the lives of thirteen couples. From a very first kiss of a high-school prom queen, to a kiss that travels the width of time. Kisses of redemption, heartache, discovery, and so much more.Thirteen authors.

Thirteen kisses you’ll never forget.

Taylor Sullivan – Never Regret

At twenty-four, Margaret Andrews is still a virgin and sick of it. After a year on the top dating site in America, and a late night episode of HUNG on HBO, she’s decided to take matters into her own hands and hires a professional.
Kelly Lincoln – Maybe now

When Hunter finally reveals his feelings for his best friend, Ava, their moment is destroyed by a tragedy. Now adults, a change meeting could be the perfect opportunity for a kiss ten years in the making.

Kathryn L. James – Crazy Beautiful Kiss

Calista and Colin shared a sizzling kiss…one she couldn’t forget and one he didn’t remember. When their paths cross again, an innocent weekend in paradise becomes unforgettable.

Sha Renée – Forbidden Kisses

Ethan is a Navy Officer. Layla is Enlisted. According to rules, any personal relationship between them is prohibited. But can military regulations separate lovers who are destined to be together?

Leslie Kung – At Long Last

Janny and Tom grew up together, but right before their friendship could turn into a budding romance, life and gravity pulled them apart. When the friends reconnected, their chemistry was undeniable–but tragedy put distance between them again. Sometimes it takes a lifetime to finally fall in love.

Emma Marie Leigh – Wrong time

Jo Stevens is an archaeology graduate student on the opportunity of a lifetime- an excavation in Pompeii. When her group discovers a basement, everything Jo knows is rocked. Rules are broken. Lines are crossed. Jo unearths everything she’s ever wanted. She’s just in the wrong time.

Louisa Blackwood – Can’t Let Go

Josephine “Joe” Burke has been running since the night her mother died, choosing solitude over dreams. Forced to return to her hometown and her old flame, she can feel her defenses crumbling. Can she let go of the haunting history holding her back?

Polly J. Brown – Ever Be

Evangeline’s life revolved around the water until she nearly drowned. Six weeks later, she returns to the beach to confront her fears, and Gregory Owen, the surfer who saved her life.

Jaye Cox – Love in Photographs

When her heart remembers but her head doesn’t, will one photograph change everything? Claire didn’t need her memories when everything within her knew she loved him.

Brandy Ayers – Fighting Faith

At nineteen, Jasper, the love of Faith’s life, shattered her heart. Now, ten years later, they’re forced together once more. Can she hold onto the last few remaining pieces of her heart?

Kate DeHart – Missed Kisses

Struggling with the recent death of her mother, Jess finds solace in her best friend Ben. Years of sweet memories cause their feelings to grow, until he does the one thing that could tear them apart.

Jody Pardo – Left Swipe Chronicles

Roommates Liz and Michelle venture into the world of online dating. After a series of bad first dates, how many swipes will it take to find her Man of Steel?

Cherry Shephard – Precious

18 year old Precious Montgomery is a nobody, she’s never even had her first kiss . . . but that’s about to change. Precious has to decide what’s more important; what she’s always wanted . . . or what she’s always had.

 

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Jack & Coke – Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Jack & Coke
Series: Uncertain Saint’s MC #2
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: May 6, 2016
Lies

Mig’s wife is a bitch.

How else do you describe a woman that lies, cheats and steals to get what she wants? 

That’s exactly what happens when she traps him into a marriage he wants nothing to do with, saddling him with a kid that he knows doesn’t deserve to be in a world like his.

He’s doing a pretty bang-up job at ignoring everything but his responsibilities as a DEA officer and a member of The Uncertain Saints MC.

Then his neighbor knocks on his door, and everything he thought he knew is blown out the window.

Deceit

Annie teaches Mig that not every woman is out to get him.

Her love for Mig stretches past what’s appropriate for two friends, and Annie soon straddles that invisible boundary between appropriate and inappropriate.

Annie’s not a cheater, though.

When she tries to say goodbye, Mig won’t let her leave, and soon the tiny town of Uncertain blows up with the news of Annie and Mig’s innocent friendship.

Betrayal

Matters of the heart are foreign to Mig, and it takes Annie being gutted for him to see the wrong he’s done.

He waits too long, though, and Annie’s heart is broken.

She wants it all, or she wants nothing. She can’t take anymore half-hearted attempts at being just friends.

The heart wants what it wants, and it doesn’t take long for Mig to realize that.

But just when Mig finally has it all in the palm of his hand, his life is ripped to shreds by a new player in the game, and it takes all of Annie’s love and devotion, as well as help from the men of The Uncertain Saint’s MC, to put Mig back together again.
“Go get the door for the policemen I can see outside,” I called. “And tell them you have a DEA Agent in your house so they don’t try to shoot me when they enter.”

 

“I already did,” I heard Annie say as she got closer.
I saw her only a few seconds before she disappeared around the edge of the hallway into the entry way beyond it.
Then the door was unchained, unlocked, and swung open.
Three cops were the next to enter, and I nodded at the one I knew.
“Hey there, Officer Kirkpatrick,” I called to my good friend.
We had drinks every week, sometimes multiple times a week.
I had to do some creative thinking to get away from my wife, and Officer Kirkpatrick, a.k.a. Bullseye, was one of them.
Well, I didn’t do him…but I hung out with him.
Often.
And Bullseye had a hell of a wife that didn’t care if I was over there as much as I was.
“What’s shakin’?” Bullseye asked.
“These two men here decided to break into Annie’s house. I’m just here making sure that they don’t get off with anything valuable,” I answered.
The other officer, Antonio Juarez, I didn’t know very well.
He was new, and hung out with the young’uns instead of us old folks.
Well, I was thirty-four, which wasn’t ‘old’ per se, but it sure as fuck wasn’t young, either.
“What’s that in his hand?” Juarez asked.
I looked down at Howard Ryan’s hand, and narrowed my eyes.
“That’s Annie’s purse,” I answered.
Annie’s ‘purse’ was more of a beach bag, and I didn’t know how the hell she found anything in it.
But I wouldn’t know what to do with her if she didn’t have it with her.
She’d been able to supply me with an ice pack, and a water on two different occasions, so I wasn’t one to complain when it was beneficial to me.
“Well, boys, let’s go for a ride downtown,” Bullseye said, walking behind Howard Ryan and handcuffing him.
Ryan shot me an evil look as he left, promising retribution, and I smiled at him.
Bring it, little boy. You can’t handle this, my look said.
Forty-five minutes later, the cops were leaving with both men in the back of two separate cars, and I was left standing on Annie’s front porch with her next to me.
“Thank you,” she said, looking up at me with all sorts of promises in her eyes.
I touched my fingertips to her cheek and smiled down at her.
God, she was beautiful.
Long, wavy brown hair that went down to her mid back. Beautiful, full lips.
A smokin’ ass.
Light brown skin that was nearly the color of mine.
She wasn’t Italian like me, though.
She was Puerto Rican, and she wouldn’t let anyone call her otherwise.
I’d give anything to be with her but my life, and name, belonged to my wife.
God, if there was any way I could rewind a year, I’d do it in a heartbeat.
I would’ve never invited my now wife, Jennifer, to the club party.
Jennifer was the exact opposite of Annie.
Rude, opinionated, and selfish.
Now she was six months pregnant with my child, and I hated every fucking second of my life.
“You’re welcome,” I said roughly. “I’m gonna have a few men over here in the next few days to install an alarm and make sure nobody can ever do that to you again.”
“Mig, what the ever loving fuck are you doing over there?” My wife screeched.
I winced and slowly dropped my hand, looking over at Jennifer like one would a pile of fish heads and vomit.
Then I turned around when I saw she was dressed in little to nothing.
How not surprising.
I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.
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Divine Merit – Virginia Cantrell

Sometimes you have to stop fighting in order to win.

Title: Divine Merit 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Release Date: January 29, 2016
Series: Divine Series, Book 1 
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
Editor: Hot Tree Editing
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing

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Trained from birth to become the ruler of the Nephilim and their island sanctuary, Amira is the perfect princess, until her birthright and even her fundamental beliefs are ripped away. She’ll discover perfection and training count for nothing when faced with a ruthless enemy determined to possess her and all she holds dear.

As captain of the Royal Guard, Caeden’s priority is to protect the Royal Family. Sometimes that means protecting the naïve princess from her own desires, even if he is tempted to give in. When a betrayer strikes from within, their sanctuary and very existence are threatened. Caeden must overcome the burning pain of helplessness to defeat this enemy and restore Amira to her rightful place. He will not fail his princess again.

Do they have the fortitude and inner strength needed to regain the kingdom and save their people?

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Tell us a bit about yourself.
I could tell you the boring facts, such as I’m thirty-two, I live in a small town in Texas, and I’m a single mother of two, but that doesn’t really give you a sense of who I am. So, I’ll give you the more intimate, random details.
My favorite color is silver. To me, it symbolizes balance, which is something I’m always seeking.
My favorite animals are squirrels and otters because they are playful and always seem happy.
When I’m sad, watching a video of a Great Dane jumping on a trampoline to peek over the fence can cheer me up.
The toilet paper roll must come over, never under.
I’ve been known to burn more than one dinner because I get caught up singing and dancing while I cook.
I have an irrational fear of looking into mirrors in the dark… can’t be sure who is looking back at you.
I’m a writer, so I obviously have an overactive imagination.
What inspired you to write your first book?
Fiction has always been my escape from the real world; it’s the only thing I’ve ever really been passionate about. Growing up, I knew I wanted to do something with books. I dreamed of being an editor or a publisher. I never once thought I’d be a writer. Although I always had character ideas and plots running through my head, the idea of being in the spotlight and really putting myself out there frightened the hell out of me. When I was twenty-five, I was going through one of the hardest times in my life. One day, I was talking with a friend of mine and she asked what my hobbies were and what I planned to do with my life. I was completely lost and had no answer. She knew me well enough to say, “You like books. Have you ever thought about writing?” Umm… no. I explained to her my reasoning, and her response was to order me to write her something. I’m excellent at following directions, so I did. I wrote a short story about a lost woman who was ready to change her life. When my friend applauded me and said she thought I had talent, it gave me the courage to believe in myself. And so I began Divine Merit.
How did you come up with the concept for Divine Merit?
I was mowing my front lawn one morning while singing along to my iPod. The song “It’s All Been Done” by the Barenaked Ladies came on and the idea of two immortals meeting up throughout time, loving each other, but never being able to stay together came into my mind. From there, I began to ask myself questions like “Why are they immortal?” and “Why can’t they be together?” And suddenly, Caeden started talking to me. He was so frustrated with Amira. She is a child playing games, nothing more. And there was the first line of Divine Merit. An angry Caeden continued to pace back and forth through my mind until I finally stopped the mower and went inside to write the scene. Then, like magic, the rest of the characters appeared and the story took a life of its own, completely straying from the original concept.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in writing Divine Merit?
I was surprised to discover the author doesn’t actually have control of the story. The characters have a way of taking over and holding the author hostage. For example, at one point in Divine Merit, Levi announced he had a plan to trap the villain, and I was shocked. “What? What plan, Levi? We don’t have a plan!” For two days, I remained clueless to what he was planning, and then it turned out that his plan actually sucked, but thankfully, one of the ladies came up with something better to save the day.
Have you ever done anything strange or weird in the name of research?
Haha! Yes, I have, but luckily, I have a good support team to talk me out of the more wild things. Such as, I once asked to be punched in the face. The person I asked thought I was absolutely nuts and refused. My argument was, “But if I’m going to write about it, shouldn’t I know how it feels?”
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
An unedited scene from Divine Grace
“What is your relationship with him?” Trevin asked briskly, getting straight to the point.
He was unused to this feeling of jealousy, which aggravated his usual calm demeanor to near fury. They would settle this issue now, and if Inaya had any sort of feelings toward another man, well, he’d see to it that they ceased immediately.
“Excuse me?” she questioned with a look of confusion.
“You will answer the question,” he stated, not being one to repeat himself.
Inaya’s spine stiffened and her look of confusion turned to one of pure stubbornness.  “I don’t believe that is any of your business.”
“You know very well that it is,” he forced out through clenched teeth.
“If I remember correctly, you refused that right.”
Do you have any writing rituals?
I take long group showers with my characters. LOL. It seems like the majority of the scenes come while I’m either driving or in the shower. So when I’m uncertain of what comes next, I hop in the shower.
What book are you reading now?
Make Me Whole by Kaithlin Shepherd. I’ve become a huge fan of Ms. Shepherd in the last several months.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you for giving my stories a chance. I hope you can love my imaginary friends as much as I do. And thank you for your support and encouragement; it allows me to believe in myself and it means far more than you will ever know. I would love to hear from you, so please leave a review or feel free to contact me directly. There is nothing I enjoy more than talking about my imaginary friends.
Random Questions:
What’s in your fridge right now?
Not a whole hell of a lot honestly, but the most interesting thing is a half-eaten, blue, 9 inch gummy bear.
What song do you sing at the top of your voice every time you hear it?
When “I Will Do Anything For Love” by Meatloaf comes on, I don’t care who is around, I put on the performance of a lifetime.  ☺
Where did you last go on holiday?
In August of 2015, I participated in my first author signing in Florida at the Indie Author Bookfest. And let me tell you, some of my fellow authors are wild!
If feral aliens attacked your house and they were zapping your home with their Über super bombs, what five items would you save?
Well, first I would attempt to interview them, for research purposes of course. If that didn’t work out, I’d snatch up my Kindle, laptop, .40 Smith & Wesson M&P (See, they should have answered my questions, now gotta fight off those suckers.), my wallet, and my kids could come along too, I guess.
If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
Don’t Pet My Unicorn 

Virginia’s greatest passion has always been fiction, particularly romance. The innocent in her loves the idea of a happily-ever-after, but she has a massive soft spot for the bad boys. If you ask her, she’ll tell you that she’s living her dream— getting paid to read and helping indie authors to create beauty by working as an editor for Hot Tree Editing. She’s inspired by the many amazing indie authors she has met and has (finally) found the courage to follow her other dream by becoming a published author.
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#WOTR Author Spotlight – Aly Grady

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Aly Grady

Aly Grady

About the Author

I’m a New England transplant living in central Indiana. I’ve been following my husband around for the past 24 years. Luckily, we have stayed put for the last 13 years and settled down with our two boys and our crazy Labradoodle (he looks like Fozzy The Bear from the muppets).

When and Why did you start to write?

I started writing less than five years ago. I was reading a ton of books while recovering from surgery. My husband challenged me to write something instead and out popped The Racer’s Widow. Since then I finished that series and I’ve been working on several other manuscripts as well as improving my writing craft with the help of my IRWA chapter mates.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

Janet Evonovich makes me laugh so I’ve read all of her Stephanie Plum books. I love historical fiction too from anyone I get my hands on.

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

The process of writing and getting my thoughts down on the paper isn’t the hard part. I’ve got a few things floating around in my head all the time so the stories are there. Editing though, is the part that I need to concentrate on learning how to be better at before I send it out to the professionals. Finding where I’ve gone off on a tangent, squirrel, and getting back in line with the plot.

What are you working on now?

Right now, I’ve “A Place To Call Home” almost ready to publish this Spring. It is a contemporary romance about an interior designer and a carpenter.

In November for NaNoWriMo I started a trilogy about a group of women planning their high school reunion. I hope to have book one finished before Writer’s On The River in July.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

I am a pantser and then do a cheat plot. If I have a good idea for how I’d like the plot to go then I’ll make notes for myself at the end of the day. I guess it’s still me being a pantser but I’d like to think I put a little effort in, squirrel!

Social Links

AlyGrady.com
facebook.com/AlyGrady2012
@AlyGrady
alygrady@aol.com

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The Racer’s Widow

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Chasing the Dream

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Taking a Chance

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