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#WOTR19 #RH #review #Contemporary – Reviving Kendall (White Trash Trilogy #1) by Brandy Slaven


Reviving Kendall (White Trash Trilogy, #1)

“I’m not so sure that I’m strong enough to take yet another blow to the heart.”

Growing up, I’ve always lived on the wrong side of the tracks. I’m used to the stares, name calling, and disrespect. A tragic accident that leaves me short three of the only people I’ve ever loved, has me devastated enough to try to end my own life. Just when I think there’s no hope, I find a reason to live again, or four of them as a matter of fact. Lucas, Maverick, Teagan, and Goose. But what happens when those bonds are tested? I’m not so sure that I’m strong enough to take yet another blow to the heart. My name is Kendall Davis and what if my story doesn’t have a happy ending?

*This is the first book in a Contemporary Reverse Harem Trilogy.

*Recommended 17+ due to mature language and situations.

The rain steadily falls around us as we stand under the little canopy area. His hand is still at my elbow and I want nothing more than to lean into him. My eyes fall to my bus as it pulls away from the curb. Tears pool in my eyes and streak down my face at the thought of my now miserable walk home.

Lucas uses his other hand to pull my chin up to face him. His eyes roam over my face like he’s trying to figure out how to fix the white trash ruin that I am, but he has no idea just how impossible that would be. People are staring, and I couldn’t give two shits as Lucas locks eyes with me. His flicks down to my lips and back up again.

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When your BFF tells you that you need to read this book and then follows it up by gifting it to you. You read it and Holy crap on a cracker this was an awesome book. I’m telling you I jumped into this book and could not put it down. Seriously before I knew it I was almost done with the book and it was 1:30 in the morning.

What does a girl who goes from having a nice life with grandparents who love her and 3 yes 3 boyfriends to having her world turn upside down and inside out. Kendall lost her grandmother to cancer then she lost Brian, Will and Casey in a tragic car accident. Now she does what she has to do just to get through each day. She gets tormented in school, has to work to help pay the bills, and takes care of her gramps who has cancer. She has too much on her plate to worry about boys.

Kendall finds herself waiting on Teagan, Logan, Goose AKA Grant, and Maverick at the restaurant. They come on strong and she blows them off. Kendall works hard for what she has and refuses to take handouts. It takes some time for Kendall to let the walls down around her heart but when she does she finds something in each of the guys. When the guys realize what she means to them and figures out how to deal with the jealousy things really get heated.

There were so many favorites for me in this book. The dates these guys take her on had me swooning. Even though each date was different and rightfully so since each guy has different likes. I loved seeing them happy on the mountain trip but when things go wrong I was heartbroken. And I was balling when Kendall’s world once again got turned upside down and inside out. I have to say a side character, Lincoln Logan’s brother now holds a place in my heart but Mav walked away with it. I’m telling you I need to read the second book and I will probably have a hard time waiting for book three. Thank you Angie for gifting me this book.

A few of my favorites:

His eyes roam over my face like he’s trying to figure out how to fix the white trash ruin that I am, but he has no idea just how impossible that would be.

“Kendall, this is probably one of the hardest things that you will ever have to go through, but it will make you a better person for it. You just have to live. If for no other reason than for them. Live life to the fullest, just like you know that they would want you to.”

“Kendall, don’t make us late to class because I will come over there, drag you out and drive you to school in whatever you’re wearing.”

Brandy Slaven

Brandy Slaven lives in Tennessee with her husband and two wild children. If you can’t find her typing away at her laptop, you will find her with her nose in a book at the beach or hiking at one of the state parks. Bringing her characters to life is one of her greatest accomplishments.

 

#WOTR #CompleteSeries #Trilogy – The Beautiful Dead Trilogy by Daryl Banner

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There is more than one kind of dying.
There is more than one kind of Dead.

Own all three books in The Beautiful Dead trilogy, which tells the fateful story of a newly-Undead teenage girl named Winter. Armed with her uncanny wit and no memory of her First Life, Winter embarks on a journey of self-discovery where she makes strange new friends, battles dangerous adversaries, and finds love with a man … whose heart still beats.

*** INCLUDES BONUS CONTENT: The unreleased Beautiful Dead Short Story “Megan’s Cage”, plus an exclusive sneak peek of The Whispers, the fourth novel that continues the Beautiful Dead saga – Now Available!

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Daryl Banner is an author and composer who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston Honors College with a degree in both Theatre and Psychology. During his time in college, he wrote, composed, and produced a musical under Tony Award-winning musical and Theatre producer Stuart Ostrow, as well as two original plays produced under the mentorship of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson, who also mentored Daryl through the writing of his very first novel. In addition to new adult and M/M romance, Daryl also writes post-apocalyptic fantasy as well as dystopian. He is most inspired by the smart and unlikely hero, but urges you (the reader) not to fall in love with them; they may deceive you with their innocence.

Join his mailing list here to never miss out on the latest from Daryl Banner! He awards one of his subscribers an Amazon gift card every newsletter: https://www.darylbanner.com/subscribe.html

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Fun facts: Daryl is also an obsessive piano player, video game enthusiast, and performer. He’s been remixing video game music for over fifteen years. You can feed your ears with his remixes and original music on his YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/DarylBanner

He also composes original soundtracks that accompany his books and series. You can listen to and download them here: http://darylbanner.bandcamp.com

#WOTR #CompleteSeries – The College Obsession by Daryl Banner

The College Obsession Complete Series

“Not every love story is a straight line. Some of them are interrupted. Some of them are tied in knots. Some of them run parallel to each other. And in the end, every musical chord finds a way to resolve itself.”
This is the complete series of bestselling new adult college romances. It’s full of sexy young men and women, first-time love and sexual exploration, and deep feels. These are not your cookie-cutter love stories.Your special box set includes:
READ MY LIPS (Book 1 – Full-Length Novel)
Dessie escaped her New York City life to go to college in Texas and find herself. But she didn’t expect to find Clayton: the dark, brooding, and irresistibly sexy lighting student who is about to consume her.

BENEATH THE SKIN (Book 2 – Full-Length Novel)
Brant, cocky player and renown womanizer, is about to get schooled by the alluring, tough, and reckless art student Nell, who strips him down – in more ways than one.

WITH THESE HANDS (Book 3 – Full-Length Novel)
Sam the music student has always been the odd girl, but when she meets Dmitri in her poetry class, her whole world is turned on its singing, piano-banging, poetry-writing head.

THROUGH THEIR EYES: FIVE YEARS LATER (Novella)
(A bonus sequel novella exploring all the couples five years in the future – EXCLUSIVE to this box set)

The College Obsession Romance series centers around a group of friends and the close relationships they form during their time at a small-town Texas university. They are angsty, steamy new adult novels with happy endings and NO cheating. Although they are obsession-themed romances, there are no stalkers or psychos – only sexually-charged college students up to no good.

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Daryl Banner is an author and composer who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston Honors College with a degree in both Theatre and Psychology. During his time in college, he wrote, composed, and produced a musical under Tony Award-winning musical and Theatre producer Stuart Ostrow, as well as two original plays produced under the mentorship of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson, who also mentored Daryl through the writing of his very first novel. In addition to new adult and M/M romance, Daryl also writes post-apocalyptic fantasy as well as dystopian. He is most inspired by the smart and unlikely hero, but urges you (the reader) not to fall in love with them; they may deceive you with their innocence.

Join his mailing list here to never miss out on the latest from Daryl Banner! He awards one of his subscribers an Amazon gift card every newsletter: https://www.darylbanner.com/subscribe.html

Follow him on Facebook here:
http://www.facebook.com/DarylBannerWriter

Connect with fellow readers in Daryl’s Doorway:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/DarylsDoorway

Fun facts: Daryl is also an obsessive piano player, video game enthusiast, and performer. He’s been remixing video game music for over fifteen years. You can feed your ears with his remixes and original music on his YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/DarylBanner

He also composes original soundtracks that accompany his books and series. You can listen to and download them here: http://darylbanner.bandcamp.com

#WOTR #CompleteSeries – Sawyer Brothers Series by C.A. Harms

Ryan's LoveBook 1 Jackson's DestinyBook 2

Noah's JourneyBook 3 Noah's JourneyBook 4

Trinity's TrustBook 5

Book 1

One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was bury my wife.

The second hardest thing would be watching my twelve-year-old daughter fall to her knees as they lowered her mother into the ground to rest.

A heart-wrenching vision that will forever be etched in my mind.

Claire was my best friend—she had been since we were barely old enough to talk. I always knew, one day, I would marry her. I think I may have even told her that a few times while we were growing up.

Never did I think I would lose her so suddenly.

I knew at that moment…

Our life would never be the same again…

Book 2

Shaken to his core, the loss was excruciating…

Jackson Sawyer was strong, confident, cocky, and arrogant, but when he loved, he loved hard.

The Sawyer family was faced with a tragedy that rocked their foundation. Jackson, however, was hit the hardest. He’s the one who can’t seem to rise above the grief.

It has overtaken him…

Until he finds Bailey Whitmore. She also has a darkness she just can’t shake. Yet she hides it well—tucking her sadness away, and shadowing it with a spunky attitude.

But those demons have a way of showing up when you least expect it…

Love is intense.

Loss is inevitable.

Pain and anger are unavoidable.

Will they find the strength to rebuild their tainted hearts together?

Or will it go against…Jackson’s Destiny?

Book 3

The years that were taken can never be repaid.

The memories stolen can never be returned.

But I had to move forward…for him, my son.

Noah had spent years wondering what he could have done differently. Wondering what he’d done wrong to make Stacey leave. The heartache from her absence and the what-ifs of their past eventually turned to anger—and then disgust.

It took years for him to move on, and once he did, his past came thundering back, revealing a secret.

A secret that would forever change his future.

Alena had waited for the chance to have more with Noah. He was an enigma, a man of mystery, yet she wasn’t quite ready to give up on him. She knew there was more to him than what he allowed those around him to see. She was drawn to his charm and his calm nature. With an uprooted past of her own, she craved a little stability more than anything. But when things between them finally begin to grow into more, their relationship is tested.

Will it all be too much for Alena to handle?
Or will she decide to stay and be a part of…Noah’s Journey?

Book 4

Keeton Pearce hadn’t lived a life full of supportive, loving family…

In fact, it was just the opposite.

He had been on his own for so long he had no idea what it felt like to belong. He didn’t want to rehash the life he left behind, or even think about it. But the hate from his father followed him, slowly eating away at the life he had begun to build for himself.

Olivia Sawyer had been prepped on how to deal with the advances of those college men she would encounter…

After all, she had been surrounded by three alpha men who made sure she knew just how to handle herself. But when she met Keeton Pearce, all those words of warning flew right out the window.

For the first time she had nothing to say. She was caught up in those eyes and that dimple.
The Sawyer attitude no longer gave her the ability to be immune.

Neither of them counted on meeting each other. It was by chance, and no one expected that one moment would change their lives forever.

For the first time in his life, Keeton had hope.

He felt like he had found where he belonged.

But would he survive the interrogation of an overprotective father and the watchful eyes of Jackson and Noah?

Or would Keeton run for the hills, fearful of…

the Sawyer Brothers?

Book 5

Trinity Flores stumbled upon the Sawyer family when she needed it most.

She was broken, lost, and looking for a new beginning.

They gave her love that most dream of, unconditionally devoted to her well-being.

The large, overbearing, protective, bullheaded Sawyer men vowed to keep her safe, and—of course—at times drove her crazy.

When Chase Douglas came to town, he hadn’t expected to do anything other than help his ill grandmother. Then the new deputy caught sight of the shy, blonde-haired beauty and it was impossible not to want to know her more. But he had no idea the torment he was about to face, or the obstacles he would encounter from the Sawyer Brothers.

They didn’t make it easy for him to win her heart. He had to prove himself first, and that just made him fight harder to prove he was the right man for her.

Gaining Trinity’s trust was his number one goal.

Because in Chase’s eyes, no one deserved the love of a devoted man more than the woman who captured his heart.

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C.A. Harms is an avid romance and mystery reader. She’s always had a love for books, getting lost in writing and storytelling even as a young girl. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She holds an addiction for Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha’s and KitKat when she should really be focusing on water and maybe a fruit or two to make herself feel less guilty, but that feeling quickly passes…thankfully.

She is easy going, fun, and although she may seem like one of the quiet ones at first, you just wait until she gets to know you better…that quietness changes, fast

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#WOTR #Trilogy – The Opalla Trilogy by Jennifer Daniels

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Scarlette's Reign (The Opalla Trilogy Book 2) Book 2

Book 1:

Sisters, Scarlette and Lyndy Loftin, had a normal childhood and spent every waking hour with their friend, Poppy Heller. Their parents were kind, loving people who treasured their children, but went to their graves because of a secret they refused to share with their young daughters.

Now the girls are grown up and on their own.
Poppy’s bubbly personality is perfect for her job as a real estate agent. She enjoys nature and photography, and spending time with her friends at the clubs or at home.
Scarlette is an ER nurse with the perfect job. She is dating a hunky doctor, living with her sister and best friend, and wanting for nothing. Slight changes in her perception occur that make Scarlette question what is happening with her.

Lyndy’s career as a successful editor allows her to purchase an old silo and renovate it into living space for three on the go women. When an old flame, Luca, comes back to town, sparks literally fly. Tempers flare, causing physical and emotional changes in Lyndy that leave her wondering what is happening.

The women are thrust into danger and transformation when they find out the secret their parents had been keeping from them. A secret that will take them on the journey of their lives…the journey to Opalla.

Book 2:

After sisters Scarlette Loftin and Lyndy Hayes find out they are the heirs apparent of Opalla, a world they had no idea even existed, they have a choice to make. Who will be the next Queen of Opalla? They could rule together, apart, or give up their right to rule at all. With Lyndy not wanting anything to do with the job, Scarlette decides to take on the duties.

Between combat training, learning the Rules and Regulations, and getting to know the people of Opalla, the hardest job for Scarlette was learning these things from her teacher, Opalla’s acting King, Zarn Danno. An immediate attraction to each other meant only one thing, they were bonded mates, bound to each other forever.

Just when things start looking up, the rules change. Rules that Scarlette didn’t make. Someone is after the soon to be Queen, but who and why? Is Scarlette the only one in danger? What if she’s not the only one with a mark on her back?

If Scarlette can’t protect her family, how can she protect an entire Kingdom? Only time will tell, and time was against her.

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Hello! I’m Jennifer Daniels, I live in Upstate NY with my husband, son and our dog Kera! I’m a nurse by trade but, my arthritis does not allow to do my nursing anymore. My arthritis is called Ankylosing Spondylitis, it is a autoimmune disease with no cure. Anyways, one day I just started to write and then I went to the Writer’s on the River book signing. It was absolutely amazing and inspiring. So, a year later my debut book Opalla was released. My little family loves to be outdoors fishing, camping and going to the lake.

#Review #BlogTour #Excerpt – Sir’s Risen (Rise of the Dominants Book One) by Red Phoenix

Title: Sir’s Rise
Series: Rise of the Dominants #1
Author: Red Phoenix
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: November 6, 2018
Blurb

Explosive and hot!

I know her unspoken desire when she gives me that coy look before disappearing into the row of library books…

I’ve always had the natural ability to unlock a woman’s hidden desires, but my life takes a complete 180 when I’m introduced to my true calling.

In my journey to become a Master, I make it my mission to indulge my submissives, as well as challenge them.

But I’ve discovered something equally valuable in the process. Family.

When everything I’ve worked for is threatened, I am ready to fight—and I am a man who will do whatever it takes to protect what’s mine.

 

I received this book from the author for an honest review

OH MY GOODNESS!! We get to see the start of Thane, Rytsar and Anderson’s friend ship and bond. You have no idea how excited I am to read this.  We all know they have a tight bond and met in collage,  now we get more and see how it all began.

Honestly the instant bond Sir has with both Durov and Anderson.  Hearing Thane and Durov back story was heart wrenching.  When Durov introduced Thane and Anderson to BDSM it was amazing to see the way each of them were so different and immediately knew what their rolls as a Dom would be. The dynamic between Sir and Samantha as a teacher/student was interesting. I was completely heart broken when Thane’s secrets came out and seeing how each person reacted differently to it.

I absolutely loved seeing these strong Dominate men as young men finding their way in the BDSM family and becoming not only friends but brothers along the way.

A few of my favorites:

“Size doesn’t matter when you know how to use the equipment.” My eyes naturally go to his crotch, thinking he must be compensation. But then I note the sizeable bulge in his pants–quite the opposite of what I was expecting.

“When you’re ready, Davis, I’ll carry that burden with you.”

Although he doesn’t know it yet. I relate to the pain radiating from the distance. It bonds me to the Russian in ways I don’t understand.

Anderson gives me an irritated smirk. “Yuck it up. buttercup.”

“Tonight your safeword is mercy.” “Oh, that is a sexy word, Sir.” she purrs.

“You’re either a genuinely nice guy or evil to the core.” I’m not a nice guy, but I’m also not a monster.

 

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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Excerpt

From the 1st Chapter: Surprise Encounter
(The Library Scene)

I watch with interest as she gives me a flirtatious grin, adjusting her glasses before getting up and heading to the reference section of the library. She’s wearing a midline skirt that is conservative but still sways enticingly as she walks away from me.
Taking her cue, I set down my pen and leave my calculations on the table a few minutes later. I survey the other students here, noting that they all seem preoccupied and are not interested in what I am doing.
The librarian, however, stares me intently as I walk past her. I give her a slight nod, acknowledging her station, and watch with a sense of satisfaction as she blushes.
Heading deep into the reference section, I find my chestnut beauty hidden in the back. A smile spreads across her face as I approach.
As she opens her mouth to speak, I put my finger on those red lips and shake my head. There will be no words between us.
I replace my finger with my lips, pressing my mouth against hers.
Kissing her gently at first, I feel her body respond to mine, and I slip my tongue into her mouth.
She moans softly, so I pull away shaking my head. The only way this continues is if she stays totally silent.
Looking at me with those sultry eyes, she tilts her chin up, begging for another kiss.
I claim those sensual lips again while my hand begins exploring her curves. As my hand moves downward, I grasp her waist, pulling her against me so she can feel my growing excitement.
It has been a while since I’ve felt the thrill of penetration, and my cock aches in anticipation of it.
Hiking up her skirt, I push her back against the shelves, the scent of old books surrounding us as I feel between her legs. Her panties are already wet, letting me know she’d been fantasizing about this encounter ever since she sat down next to me.
Naughty girl…
I slip my hand under the thin material and struggle not to groan when I feel the slick warmth of her pussy. My body burns with desire.
Knowing time is of the essence, I slip her panties down to her knees and unzip my jeans. I pull a condom from my wallet and watch her eyes widen as I roll it down over my hard shaft.
Sliding the head of my cock against her tight opening, I take a few moments to build up the sexual tension. The sound of a low cough echoing from somewhere in the library only adds to the excitement of what we are about to do.
Looking deep into her eyes, I lift her leg to open her pussy to me and slowly push my cock into her.
She makes the barest of sounds and I immediately pull out, raising my eyebrow. Looking at me desperately, she bites her lip to show she’s serious about keeping silent.
I kiss those red lips again as I slide my shaft back into her, pushing even deeper. She trembles with need when I begin thrusting. The excitement of having sex in the college library has both our hearts racing.
The small beads of perspiration on her skin cause those sexy glasses to slip down the bridge of her nose. I take them off and carefully set them on a shelf before gripping her buttocks tight. I begin stroking her deeper while keeping eye contact as I climb toward climax.
I want her to join me and pull out slightly so I can reach down between her legs and play with her swollen clit while I continue to thrust into her with my hard cock.
Unfortunately, the cougher seems to be on the move and, by the sound of it, he’s headed straight toward us.
It seems the idea of being caught turns my chestnut beauty on, because her pupils grow wider just before I feel her pussy squeeze my shaft with her orgasm. My body instinctually responds, thrusting deeper as I follow with my own climax.
I quickly pull out, slipping my cock back into my pants, condom and all. She barely has time to pull up her panties and fix her skirt before he walks by our section.
I lean into her, kissing her passionately to hide the reason for her panting breath, then turn to give the guy a hard stare, letting him know he’s interrupted us.
He shrugs, giving me an apologetic grin before covering his mouth and wandering off amid another bout of coughing.
I look down at her and smile as I gently place the glasses back on her face. Giving her one last kiss, I signal that she should leave first. She glances back at me with that coy grin just before disappearing around the corner.

 

Author Bio

Over Two Million readers have enjoyed Red’s stories.

USA Today Bestselling Author Red Phoenix is an award-winning romance author who gained popularity with her series, Brie’s Submission.

She also happens to be a submissive in real life and began writing Brie’s story so people everywhere could find out just how fun BDSM can be.

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#CoverReveal #Audible – REPEAT by Kylie Scott

 

 

 

 

From Audie Award winning, New York Times best-selling author Kylie Scott comes an irresistible new romance— available in audio first!

When a vicious attack leaves 25-year-old Clementine Johns with no memory, she’s forced to start over. Now she has figure out who she was and why she made the choices she did – which includes leaving the supposed love of her life, tattoo artist Ed Larsen, only a month before.

Ed can hardly believe it when his ex shows up at his tattoo parlor with no memory of their past, asking about the breakup that nearly destroyed him. The last thing he needs is more heartache, but he can’t seem to let her go again. Should they walk away for good, or does their love deserve a repeat performance?

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kyliescottimageKylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/

 

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#WOTR19 #Witches #RH #Review – Good Witch Bad Witch, Ariel Kimble Short Story by Mary Martel


Good Witch, Bad Witch: An Ariel Kimber Short Story

Ariel Kimber is a 17 year old girl who has not lived a very happy-go-lucky life so far. So much so, she’s never been able to celebrate to joys of Halloween before.
This year, things are different.
This year, Ariel’s got herself a whole new family, and they just so happen to be witches. Like her. And this year, they are making the best out of Halloween.
Unfortunately for Ariel, it’s not all fun and games for a witch on Halloween when she’s got seven boyfriends. Emotions run high, magic gets explored, and Ariel enjoys her first Halloween with her coven.

This is a Halloween Short Story for the Ariel Kimber Series. It’s also RH.

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I received this book for an honest review.

This novella made my heart happy.  I absolutely love seeing Ariels relationship grow with each of the guys. This time it’s the Salt and Pepper twins.

Ariel and the guys got to experience Halloween for the first time. It was heartbreaking to find out there were some that never got to experience this holiday. It was heartwarming to see their excitement not only Ariel’s but the guys too. However, all that excitement came to a screeching halt when Able’s insecurities reared up its ugly head. I loved how Ariel handled things.

Did I say I loved how Ariel has a way of handling each of the brothers especially Quinton. This was a great short read. I am so excited to see what will happen next.

Mary Martel was born in West Michigan and spent the majority of her life there. She currently resides in North Dakota with her husband, and her two beautiful daughters. She’s an avid reader, and when not writing she can be found with her nose stuck in a book.

 

RELEASE BLITZ – Sir’s Rise by Red Phoenix

 

Title: Sir’s Rise
Series: Rise of the Dominants #1
Author: Red Phoenix
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: November 6, 2018
Blurb

Explosive and hot! 

I know her unspoken desire when she gives me that coy look before disappearing into the row of library books…

I’ve always had the natural ability to unlock a woman’s hidden desires, but my life takes a complete 180 when I’m introduced to my true calling.

In my journey to become a Master, I make it my mission to indulge my submissives, as well as challenge them.

But I’ve discovered something equally valuable in the process. Family.

When everything I’ve worked for is threatened, I am ready to fight—and I am a man who will do whatever it takes to protect what’s mine.

 

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CAAU
Excerpt

From the 1st Chapter: Surprise Encounter
(The Library Scene)

I watch with interest as she gives me a flirtatious grin, adjusting her glasses before getting up and heading to the reference section of the library. She’s wearing a midline skirt that is conservative but still sways enticingly as she walks away from me.
Taking her cue, I set down my pen and leave my calculations on the table a few minutes later. I survey the other students here, noting that they all seem preoccupied and are not interested in what I am doing.
The librarian, however, stares me intently as I walk past her. I give her a slight nod, acknowledging her station, and watch with a sense of satisfaction as she blushes.
Heading deep into the reference section, I find my chestnut beauty hidden in the back. A smile spreads across her face as I approach.
As she opens her mouth to speak, I put my finger on those red lips and shake my head. There will be no words between us.
I replace my finger with my lips, pressing my mouth against hers.
Kissing her gently at first, I feel her body respond to mine, and I slip my tongue into her mouth.
She moans softly, so I pull away shaking my head. The only way this continues is if she stays totally silent.
Looking at me with those sultry eyes, she tilts her chin up, begging for another kiss.
I claim those sensual lips again while my hand begins exploring her curves. As my hand moves downward, I grasp her waist, pulling her against me so she can feel my growing excitement.
It has been a while since I’ve felt the thrill of penetration, and my cock aches in anticipation of it.
Hiking up her skirt, I push her back against the shelves, the scent of old books surrounding us as I feel between her legs. Her panties are already wet, letting me know she’d been fantasizing about this encounter ever since she sat down next to me.
Naughty girl…
I slip my hand under the thin material and struggle not to groan when I feel the slick warmth of her pussy. My body burns with desire.
Knowing time is of the essence, I slip her panties down to her knees and unzip my jeans.  I pull a condom from my wallet and watch her eyes widen as I roll it down over my hard shaft.
Sliding the head of my cock against her tight opening, I take a few moments to build up the sexual tension. The sound of a low cough echoing from somewhere in the library only adds to the excitement of what we are about to do.
Looking deep into her eyes, I lift her leg to open her pussy to me and slowly push my cock into her.
She makes the barest of sounds and I immediately pull out, raising my eyebrow. Looking at me desperately, she bites her lip to show she’s serious about keeping silent.
I kiss those red lips again as I slide my shaft back into her, pushing even deeper. She trembles with need when I begin thrusting. The excitement of having sex in the college library has both our hearts racing.
The small beads of perspiration on her skin cause those sexy glasses to slip down the bridge of her nose. I take them off and carefully set them on a shelf before gripping her buttocks tight. I begin stroking her deeper while keeping eye contact as I climb toward climax.
I want her to join me and pull out slightly so I can reach down between her legs and play with her swollen clit while I continue to thrust into her with my hard cock.
Unfortunately, the cougher seems to be on the move and, by the sound of it, he’s headed straight toward us.
It seems the idea of being caught turns my chestnut beauty on, because her pupils grow wider just before I feel her pussy squeeze my shaft with her orgasm. My body instinctually responds, thrusting deeper as I follow with my own climax.
I quickly pull out, slipping my cock back into my pants, condom and all. She barely has time to pull up her panties and fix her skirt before he walks by our section.
I lean into her, kissing her passionately to hide the reason for her panting breath, then turn to give the guy a hard stare, letting him know he’s interrupted us.
He shrugs, giving me an apologetic grin before covering his mouth and wandering off amid another bout of coughing.
I look down at her and smile as I gently place the glasses back on her face. Giving her one last kiss, I signal that she should leave first. She glances back at me with that coy grin just before disappearing around the corner.

 

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USA Today Bestselling Author Red Phoenix is an award-winning romance author who gained popularity with her series, Brie’s Submission.

She also happens to be a submissive in real life and began writing Brie’s story so people everywhere could find out just how fun BDSM can be.

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#WOTR19 #Review #ShortStory – Words to Dream by Anthology – Shifter’s Moon by Teresa Gabelman

Theresa Hissong and Teresa Gabelman

Words to Dream By: An Adult Bedtime Stories Collection. by [Lynn, Sophie, Wallace, M.R., Stoneking, BSM, Cantrell, Roux, Edwards, Jennifer Lassalle, Messina, Gabriella, Maree, Aleisha, Raven, Elias, Miller, Brian, Neeley, Sandra R.]

Everyone loves a good bedtime story…

Even better would be twenty-six diverse bedtime stories, in eighteen different genres, written by twenty very different, fantastic, Award-winning and Five-star authors.

These stories truly bring something for everyone, from the terrifying to the romantic. Prepare to be intrigued and excited, tantalized and titillated. Be ready to laugh, cry, or be too frightened to turn off the lights.

This collection can be read cover to cover, or you can skip around and see where fate may take you. Just a crack of the spine can land you in a quaint cottage in the snowy mountains, on a space ship at the outer rim of the solar system, in the stands rooting for your new favorite baseball team, or even jumping and dancing to music at an out of this world rock concert. The possibilities are endless.

The only thing that these stories have in common is the fact that they are short, quick, and complete. This is what you’ve been missing as you snuggle into bed to wind down after a long, hard day.

So dim the lights, curl up with your pillows, relax…

…and savor these Words to Dream By.

Sophie Lynn Productions and AP Publishing has teamed up to bring this incredible collection of stories from authors M.R. Wallace. BSM Stoneking, Roux Cantrell, Jennifer Lassalle Edwards, Gabriella Messina, Aleisha Maree, Elias Raven, Brian Miller, Sandra R. Neeley, E.F. Rose, Leah Negron, Brittany Crowley, Sharon Johnson, Jessika Klide, Jade Royal, Karen Raines, Teresa Treadway Gabelman, & Theresa Hossong, newcomers Sophie Lynn & C.H. Bailey, and newly-minted author/musician Scottie Somerville.

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I received a copy of Shifter’s Moon by Teresa Gabelman for an honest review.

This was a quick read that could be read in an hour or so. I love the worlds that Teresa builds. Tabby was a widow and her children were all grown. When her husband passes away she moves to a cabin in the woods. What does a woman who lives alone do when a wolf shows up on her doorstep injured? Well Tabby takes him in and nurses him back to health.  But to her surprise one day she goes to check on her wolf only to find a naked man, Shade, in her cabin.  You can imagine her shock when she finds out the man is the wolf she was taking care of and also her Mate.

If you want to find out what happens between Shade and Tabby you will have to pick up this little gem.