#WOTR19 #ReleaseDay #Paranormal #Wolves #AuthorInterview- See Me by M. Jayne

See Me (The Novus Pack Series Book 1) by [Jayne, M.]

Throughout history, The Lady, Goddess of the Lycan world, has gifted werewolf packs with humans who carry her mark. Theodora Morrissey’s plans to return to college for her graduate degree are ended when she is awakened by an otherworldly voice on a rarely used airstrip in Nebraska. Injured and disoriented, she has no idea the discoloration on her back has marked her as a Seer, and that she is now a possession—and the prisoner—of the Novus Pack of Lycans.

To the Novus pack, the word of their leader, their Laird, is the law. With compelling gray eyes and long dark hair, Raider Black rules his pack with intelligence and ruthlessness. To cement the security of his pack, Black has committed to mate another Packleader’s daughter. But he’s finding it impossible to fight his attraction to the pack’s alluring new Seer, claiming her as his own.

Sweet, fearless, and unintentionally funny, Theo upends Black’s world and pushes the boundaries of his rules. How far is Black willing to go, and what will he sacrifice, to save both his pack and the human Seer who’s found a way not only into his bed, but his heart?

Q & A with M. Jayne

Hello to My Friends at Twinsie Talk,

Thank you for inviting me to share…and chat…and ramble.

I’m M. Jayne/Melanie Jayne. As M. Jayne I am releasing my first paranormal romance and as Melanie Jayne I have three contemporary romance series featuring characters over the age of thirty-five.

See Me is the first book in the Novus Pack Series and it took over five years to write. The first two attempts were terrible, but on my third try I found my rhythm. In my Lycan world, a human woman is dumped on the Novus Pack’s land. She is saved when they discover she carries the mark of their goddess. See Me tells how Theodora acclimates to this new world and her feelings for the enigmatic leader, Raider Black.

Are you a pantser or a plotter?

Plotter. The first outline for this book was over sixty pages with character descriptions, snippets of dialogue, songs, and fashion ideas. Over time things were added and deleted (so much deleting), but the basic story stayed the same. I knew this world and the main storyline from the start.

Who is another author you always recommend to readers?

I can’t name just one! That is impossible. I cut it down to SIX.  I can do Six.  **These are my picks for today and in no particular order

  • Skye Warren for those with a taste for Dark. Prisoner written with Annika Martin is haunting.
  • Damon Suede’s Hothead is a fantastic, hot, sexy romance. Whether you read m/m or not, read this book for the story!
  • Penny Reid. I love, love, love the Winston Brothers Series. Funny, sweet, and at times I did ugly cry.
  • Kristen Ashley. The Rock Chick Series. I am a Rock Chick, like the author I was raised in central Indiana. I re-read this series every year and I still play my music loud.
  • H. Cosway. I never know what to expect from this author. Each book is original and very interesting. Different characters and outcomes…she makes me think.
  • Patricia Briggs. The Alpha and Omega Series. Huge impact on my writing. I think that Charles is one of the sexiest men in fiction. Anna is growing and changing which I applaud because I know how difficult it is to allow a character to grow over the course of a series.

What is your favorite part of creating a new book/series?

My stories come to me complete, either in a dream, while I’m mowing, or driving. So once I have the idea, I think about the visuals:  The clothes, the office or homes, the colors. In High School I was told that I was a “visual thinker” and that has proved to be true. I “see” the scenes.

The most fulfilling part of creating for me is when I’m writing and the pieces fall together. When the motivations or psychology of my character makes sense without a long explanation or I have to create a scene where it is explained. The backstory usually grows as the story comes to life on the page so I start with a feeling and the rest fills itself in as I type.

 

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M. Jayne is Melanie Jayne.

Melanie Jayne doesn’t know what she wants to be when and if she ever grows up. She’s worked retail, recorded hearings in a Federal Courtroom, worked behind the scenes with security at a casino and currently she is living her dream writing Romance.

She plots and plans from her farm in central Indiana that she shares with her husband and two mastiffs, Ginger and Duncan Keith. When she isn’t creating she can be found watching sports, searching for the perfect mascara and reading. She also loves questionable TV- Any Real Housewives, The Steve Wilkos Show and Live PD. Plus she is addicted to the TMZ app on her phone.

Melanie loves to meet readers. She attends many conferences and signings. Please take a moment and introduce yourself and tell her what you are reading.

 

#NewRelease #Historical #AuthorInterview #Giveaway- HOW THE EARL ENTICES by Anna Harrington

How the Earl Entices (Capturing the Carlisles, #4)

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Title: How the Earl Entices

Author: Anna Harrington

Release Date: September 11, 2018

Publisher: Self-published

Series: Capturing the Carlisles #4

Genres: Regency Romance

Word Count: 95K

Format: print and digital

WHEN OLD DECEPTIONS LEAD TO NEW DESIRES
Ross Carlisle, Earl of Spalding, has dedicated his life to serving his country. When he discovers secrets that could endanger England, he’s forced into an impossible situation—commit treason and race to London to clear his name before the crown turns against him. He’s prepared to abandon everything he possesses in order to protect England, including his life…until he crosses paths with a woman who’s keeping her own secrets.

Ten years ago, Grace Alden fled the only life she’d ever known in order to protect her son, only to come face-to-face with that past when Ross collapses on her doorstep. They strike a deal—she’ll help him travel to London if he helps her reclaim her son’s inheritance. But as old deceptions turn into new desires, will they be willing to sacrifice everything they hold dear in order to protect the people they love?

Q&A with Anna Harrington

(HOW THE EARL ENTICES)

 ◦How would you describe your books to new readers?

I write Regency era romances with a progressive and modern feel to them. My characters talk in rhythms of modern American English, which I think makes the books more enjoyable for readers who are used to that same internal voice in their heads when they read, and the conflicts they face are those which people might encounter during any time period—guilt over a parent’s death, fear of falling in love, a willingness to do anything to protect a child. My heroes are alpha but wounded, and my heroines are strong, independent, and outgoing women who all have the Regency era equivalent to careers and interests outside of society events and capturing a husband. But while my books are progressive, they are still firmly grounded in history, with all the wonderful facets of the era that make historicals so much fun to write and read.

◦Who are some of your favorite Go-To authors?

Anna Bradley, Kelly Bowen, Lisa Kleypas, Suzanne Enoch…too many to list! But I also love discovering new authors.

◦Pantser or Plotter?

Definitely more plotter than pantser! I always start with a 20 page outline of the plot so that I don’t write myself into a corner with the conflict, run out of conflict after 50 pages, or write 95K words, only to be nowhere near the resolution. But each scene is pantsed, which keeps that feeling of spontaneity. Sometimes the characters will decide to take the plot into a completely new direction. When that happens, I let them, but then I also go back and update my long outline so that at least one of us knows where the story is headed! LOL!

◦What are some must-have foods or drinks you need on hand when you are finishing up your books?

Coffee!! My books are written by Starbucks and Folgers. ☺ But once I get near the end, I often switch to a glass of wine. Sipping wine from a glass forces me to slow down and not rush the last scene. It also makes for a pleasant way to celebrate when the first draft is finally done.

◦What are you working on next?

I’m currently finishing edits for book 5 in the Capturing the Carlisles series, WHAT A LORD WANTS. Evelyn Winslow finally gets her own romance—and her marquess. The book is about the double life being led by Dominick Mercer, Marquess of Ellsworth, who is England’s most respected peer by day and notorious Italian painter Domenico Vincenzo by night. When Evelyn accidentally stumbles into his studio and is mistaken for his new model, the adventure is simply too great for her to deny herself. But soon she’s discovered, and the only man who can save her reputation is the same one who ruined it. Its release is scheduled for March.


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I fell in love with historical romances—and all those dashing Regency heroes!—while living in London, where I studied literature and theatre. I love to travel, fly airplanes, and hike, and when I’m not busy writing, I can usually be found in my garden, tending to my roses. I love to hear from readers and can be reached at anna@annaharringtonbooks.com or follow me on all my social media. And be sure to sign up for my newsletter to be the first to receive exciting news, enter contests, access exclusive content, and more!

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#Review – It seemed like a good idea at the time by Kylie Scott

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was.

Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love. Awkward. Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete had been left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town.

Seven years on, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite. But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back all those old feelings.

Sometimes first loves are the truest.

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

So I know people are calling this a taboo relationship and I guess maybe 15 years older is Taboo but our heroine is 18 years old soooo I didn’t see much wrong there.  I thought the taboo element was making a pass at your dads business associate…LOL  now THAT is a bit of a bad decision!!  The heart wants what the heart wants thought right???  ANND Adele wants Pete.

After Adele’s little slip up, we see her 7 years later and at her dad’s wedding.  FYI her dad was a scream.  He was so funny as was his new bride.  Great secondary characters for the story.    The complex relationship between Adele and Pete is explained in current and flashback scenes.  We see Pete dragging his feet at being with Adele at the same time wanting to be with her.  I seriously wanted to throat punch him a time or two.  The characters are so in their own heads that they are what cause so much heart ache and despair for themselves.

The story was well written and made you hurt for them both while also wanting to slap them upside the heads .

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#WOTR19 #releaseday #Giveaway – But First, Coffee by Sarah Darlington

 

 

Title: But First, Coffee

Author: Sarah Darlington
Release Date: September 10th
Series: Love & Coffee, Book 1
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She’s the boss.
I’m only a barista in her company.I really don’t give a f**k about her one way or the other.

And then there’s Doug Maddox, a man with a lot of power over me. He’s blackmailing me. Making me spy on her. I’m supposed to find her weaknesses and destroy her. But the closer I get, the more the lines between us start to blur.

She’s sweet. She’s kind. She’s sexy as hell.
Why am I the only man who see’s this?

So now I’m stuck—between keeping my sister safe against Doug, because that’s what’s really at stake here, and these feelings I can’t deny for a woman who shouldn’t mean anything to me.

I know what I have to do. I’ll destroy her.
It doesn’t matter if I have to destroy my own heart in the process.

 

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#WOTR – #Review – Savage Deception (Savage Series Book 2) by T.C. Winters

Savage Deception (Savage Series #2)

 

While waiting to be cleared of charges in the death of an unarmed suspect, dedicated FBI agent Tanner Savage dives into the investigation of Devil’s Breath, a drug that causes its victims to wander the street, delirious and unaware. When a series of murders point to Devil’s Breath as the weapon, whispers of cyberterrorism circulate.
The hunt for the killer leads beneath the city of Indianapolis, an underground world where drugs and humans are trafficked and souls are lost forever. There, Tanner encounters a much darker force guarding a vast criminal enterprise that threatens to undermine his career, beliefs, and psyche.
When the woman who broke his heart years ago, Summer Zahn, is found bound and naked in an abandoned home, Tanner sacrifices his values and his lone-wolf lifestyle to assist her.
As the two events intertwine like the rope on a noose, Tanner discovers that playing by the rules will bury him in a labyrinth of deception.
His only motivations to carry on…
Revenge and retribution.

 

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So Savage!!!!! When I read Sweet and Savage I didn’t realize how many twists and turns there would be in the story and was hooked immediately. Then I got my hands on Savage Deception…..well, let’s just say this is no ordinary rollercoaster ride! This story revolves around Tanner Savage. While he investigating the Devil’s Breath murders his whole world is collapsing. You know the saying, if it wasn’t for bad luck I’d have no luck at all??? Yup, that pretty much sums up Tanner. When an abduction happens and there’s a murder that is all to close to home he is put right in the middle of a very intricately weaved web of deceit and lies. While reading the story I felt the need to talk to Tanner and try to guide him to his next clue, or help him talk out the scenario just so we could figure out what was going on. I felt like I was right in the middle of the story. My heart would speed up and I would get all jittery when we would find another clue. I found myself yelling at Tanner when he was just “being a guy” lol! I was right there in the middle of the story the entire time. Then in the midst of all of this Annie’s past is brought in and is delicately weaved into this beautifully orchestrated chaotic mess. There is a surprise around every curve of every tunnel. There is no shortage of surprises and twists with this story. And by the end…well, let’s just say I didn’t see that one coming. I am on pins and needles waiting to see what happens next. Bravo, Ms. Winters!!!!! Loved it!!

 

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#WOTR18 – Review – The Vengeful Death (True Death #2) by R.K. Gleason

The Vengeful Death (The True Death Series, #2)

 

It’s been one year since the incident at The Lazarus Tower, and the destruction of the Hemo-goblins. Shepard and Andrea are in love, and Horace is beginning to move past Matthew’s unintended betrayal. But all is not well in Purgatory.

A powerful, hidden Angel is on the prowl, and he doesn’t like Matthew’s protection of Shepard and Horace. He’s planning to deliver his own judgment, to exact a pound of flesh or two for their audacity, and focuses his attention on Matthew.

Matthew knew it was only a matter of time before he’d be called to atone for his actions. Now he waits to reap the fate he has earned. But this Angel’s retribution won’t be laid on Matthew alone. He’s decided all of them will suffer.

Friendships will be tested and old enemies battled. Vengeance will reign, as impossible choices are made if any of them hope to see another day in Purgatory.

 

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“Anger is a short madness.” This line sums this book up. I have to be honest. After I read the first book I just picked this one up without reading the synopsis as I wanted to be totally surprised by what I was reading. I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED! EPIC READ! Purgatory is a strange place. A place where you never truly die (unless by The Other Things) and it is always dusk. Never changing. Always going. In the first book we find out that Matthew is an angel and he intervened and saved Shepard and Horace, which is against the rules. He is getting antsy as a year has gone by and he still has not been punished. While waiting and waiting crazy things start happening to Shepard. This is the spoiler I will give, then no more! Shep is dreaming about people he knew and they are being dropped in Purgatory….but bad things are happening to them. They start to connect the dots and they have to figure out why this is happening. In the midst of this all Shep and Andrea have fallen in love and she has become part of their rag tag family unit at The Open. She is deaf but absolutely not dumb. And boooooyyyyy does she have a mouth on her, but it is all in her mind as she can’t talk. She absolutely fits with Shep. She is the female version of Shep only she can “say” the f bomb and the lord’s name in vain as she has to use her hands only. They way that this group interacts is hilarious. This is a love story of sorts but is super gory and witty as hell! And the ending……………the ending left my mouth hanging open trying to figure out what the hell happened! I was totally blindsided and no clue this was going to happen. It is so worth the read. If you took the time to read this review you better take the time to read this story….you won’t regret it! Now I’m off to read The New Death #3!!!!!! I have to continue and see what shenanigans Shep and Horace get into next!

 

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#NewRelease #Shifter #Excerpt #AuthorInterview- CLAIMING HIS LIONESS by Kerry Adrienne

  Claiming His Lioness (Shifter Wars, #4)

Title: Claiming His Lioness

Author: Kerry Adrienne

Release Date: September 3, 2018

Publisher: Carina Press

Series: Shifter Wars

Genres: Paranormal Romance

Format: Digital

 

Lara has always relished being a thorn in Mason’s paw. When she was chosen as pride Enforcer, it was easier than ever to get under the passionate shifter’s skin. But with the scent of humans in the air comes a threat she’s powerless to battle alone.

It’s time Lara unites with the one man she needs, the one man she’s secretly drawn to…as if by fate.

If there’s one thing Mason hates more than relinquishing control to a female, it’s the attraction he feels for the fiery lioness. Joining forces with Lara against an insidious enemy only makes their primal bond hotter—and the two of them stronger.

Now it’s up to them, side by side, to bring together three warring shifter clans, win the final fight and save Deep Creek.

 

 Kerry Adrienne Interview 

  1. What’s the hardest part of the writing process.

The hardest part of the writing process for me is staying off social media. It’s such a (fun) distraction and I have a hard time staying away when it is time to work. I want to see ALL the cat photos! As for the writing part itself, the most difficult thing for me is writing chapter one. Getting a book started is always so difficult and I want to edit and polish and re-do chapter one until I think it’s capturing what I want—then I re-do it again. I don’t know why it’s a problem, but I know I could write better if I could just let chapter one go sometimes!!

  1. Are you a pantser or a plotter?

I am definitely a plotter. I like detailed outlines—chapter by chapter. Of course, things always happen to take me off outline when I’m writing, but that is okay. The main plot usually stays mostly the same as I outlined—or may have a twist I didn’t see coming. Since I usually have themes in mind, it’s easier to have a plot so I can make sure I remember what I was planning to say!

  1. Who is someone you always read? Or favorite genre?

I love a lot of the older science fiction authors like Bradbury, Clarke, and Heinlein. I also really like Steinbeck and re-read a couple of his books over and over. Genre-wise, I love books that have deep world-building where I can escape into another time/place. Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, the Grapes of Wrath—all such rich worlds and so well imagined by the authors. When you put characters into worlds that are so alive—it’s fun to see them grow and change.

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One, two, three, four…

A deep breath, and the world didn’t seem quite as red. Another breath. Don’t let him get to you.

“Women have roles and men have roles.” Mason cleared his throat then narrowed his eyes. “Not better or worse. Different.”

“This isn’t the Middle Ages.” Her voice was calm. Soft but firm.

“I know. Women have babies. Men fight.”

“Wow, seriously? Women have babies and fight. You saw how much help the lionesses were at the cave. We’d have lost a lot more lions if we hadn’t been there…to fight. We weren’t there to nurse cubs.” He was getting to her. She kicked at the leaves on the ground.

Only an hour or so till dark. The faint strains of sunset were already slanting through the trees, painting an orange glow to the surroundings, and the forest sounds were shifting to nocturnal melodies.

“You helped a lot and I appreciate that. My point is, why not let the men take care of you now? We aren’t in desperate need of your help like we were at the cave, so why not let us protect you?”

He really didn’t get it. Lara started to speak but paused. What could she say to make him understand? Did he really think women had roles that were so defined, they couldn’t do other things too? Or did he feel that it was his role to make sure women were safe and secure?

Regardless, it was obnoxious. And a prime example of how tall, dark and dangerous wasn’t enough.

“It’s noble of you to want to protect the women.” She chewed the inside of her cheek, trying to maintain her calm and phrase things in a nonconfrontational way. No point in having him dismiss her thoughts because he felt intimidated. “But you don’t need to protect us unless we ask you to. We can protect ourselves. You should accept the help or you’re going to have a lot of pissed-off lionesses. Trust me, you don’t want that.”

Mason looked deeper into the forest, his shoulders bunched with tension. His back, broad and sloping to a muscular ass, filled his black T-shirt perfectly. Wrestling with him wasn’t so bad, was it? In other circumstances, it could be a lot of fun.

She might even win.

She fought the urge to run her hand over his shoulders to comfort him and satisfy her craving. Yank his T-shirt off and press herself against those muscles. They were definitely hard. She’d felt them when he lay across her on the ground.

No. She shook her head.

Mason was off-limits.

 

Repped by Marisa Corvisiero, USA Today Bestselling author Kerry Adrienne writes in many genres including science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, m/m, erotic romance, and more. In her spare time, she homeschools, is a part-time college instructor, editor, and dabbler in most things creative. You can usually find her posting cat pictures on Facebook and Twitter when she’s not working.

 

 

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#CoverReveal – Reckless Miles by Claire Kingsley

Reckless Miles by Claire Kingsley

Cover Design: Pink Ink Designs

Release Date: September 21, 2018

 

“I love being naked. Naked is awesome.” ~Cooper Miles

Life used to be an endless party. I worked hard and played harder (as often as possible). But things change—people change—and lately the party life isn’t doing it for me.

Enter Amelia. It isn’t every day that you meet a girl in a wedding dress in a bar. A girl whose life just took a sharp left turn she wasn’t expecting.

Kissing her? It’s no big deal—totally just for fun. She’s had one hell of a day, and a little kissing lesson by Cooper is bound to make her feel better. Getting in a little dig at the dumbass who left her at the altar is a bonus.

The invitation back to her hotel? That, I wasn’t expecting.

Saying yes to her is reckless. Not because I’m a stranger to a one-night-stand. And not because she’s in a wedding dress, and the words this is my first time cross her lips.

Saying yes to Amelia is reckless because she’s making me feel things I’ve never felt before—big things. Nothing scares me. But this girl? She might be magic, and I have no idea what to do with that.

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She can’t imagine life without coffee, her Kindle, and the sexy heroes who inhabit her imagination. She’s living out her own happily ever after in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three kids.

 

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#Review – Steamy Kisses: A Reverse Harem Romance (Matchmaker Book 2) by Jade C Jamison

Steamy Kisses: A Reverse Harem Romance (Matchmaker Book 2)

 

Claire might have thought that having one less man to deal with in the reality show Matchmaker would have made her life easier, but she was wrong. As they all get to know each other better, Claire discovers that being compatible with each man doesn’t make him an ideal mate. And, as they make their way through another week of dates, Claire finds that one of them doesn’t even want to be there…

 

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What?!?!?!? I don’t even know where to start with this one. Please forgive me for being so vague with this review because I refuse to give anything away. First, I was taken by surprise at who was sent home. Second, wow, we get to see some true colors from the guys as they are all getting to know each other and so is Claire. Third, what is his decision going to be at the end?!?!?! I Yep everyone! There is a cliffhanger and this time it isn’t up to the audience or Claire. The “guys” all have some great qualities but again when people really start to get to know each other things start to go awry. Oh and Claire shares some really intimate moments in this installment that really plucked at my heart strings. Again, I am not normally a fan of reality type shows like this but am absolutely hooked with Matchmaker. I can’t wait to make it to the end and see what kind of twist the author is going to give us.

 

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“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” While you’re more likely to see Jade headbanging than Dirty Dancing, she–like Baby–won’t be put in a corner…or a box. So even though you can’t really stick her books in one genre, you could say she mostly writes steamy Contemporary Romance–and, while you’re at it, you’ll notice in her stories that Jade freaking loves Colorado, hard music, coffee, bad words, and CHOCOLATE!!! And so do her characters.

Oh, and there’s always a glimmer of hope…because if life doesn’t have that, what’s the damn point?

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#CoverReveal – Immaterial Defense Series: Once and Forever Series by Lauren Stewart

Title: Immaterial Defense
Series: Once and Forever Series
Author: Lauren Stewart
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
Release Date: September 25, 2018
Cover Design: Pixel Mischief Design

 

 

She’s all alone in the darkness.

 

He’s lighting up the stage.

 

But not even the brightest spotlight can reach the shadows of a broken soul. 

 

Declan
Every wanna-be rocker dreams of the day when crazed fans will pack their shows. But the more people worship me as some kind of musical god, the more I realize why singers are called “performers.” I’m just a pretender. A fake.
I need something real. Something to break through the revolting glamour that’s bled into every part of my life. And for one perfect night, I found that in Sara.
Then she ran.
Sara
No sane woman would’ve ever walked away from Declan Hollis after only one night. But
walking away from him was the safest move for both of us.
I’ve spent so much time burying my old self in the past, trying to erase the vulnerable person I used to be. I’m smarter now—men are dangerous, and relationships are doubly so.
But the more time I spend away from him, the more I want to go back.
I may end up shattered all over again. Or maybe, just maybe, he’ll be the one to help me pick up the pieces.

 

“We should stop,” I said in the brief time it took for our mouths to separate, reposition, and dive right back into each other. “Declan, we need to stop.”

“Do we? Do we really?”

“Yeah.” I squeezed my eyes shut tight, trying to focus, to break out of the hold he had on me. Both internally and externally. “I need an intermission.”

He pulled back but didn’t let go of me. “Do I have to let go of you entirely? I really don’t want to.”

“Um…it would probably be easier for me to think if you did.”

“You scare me a little when you think.” He let out a big sigh, then inhaled deeply. “Especially because I have this awful feeling that you’re about to say that it’s nothing personal, but this isn’t going to work out.”

“Wow,” I said, unhappy he was right. “You’re good.”

“No. Good is what I think we could be. Together.” He paused, studying my face, his gaze moving from the eyes I’d just opened to the lips his had just released. “You’re serious. Fuck, of course, you’re serious.”

“Sorry.” I was trying to be smart and not get hurt, and the universe dropped him into my path. A test of strength I wasn’t sure I was up to.

“Don’t be sorry. Be…” He briefly dropped his head forward and then looked up again. “Before you tell me to go away, can I have a minute to make my case?”

“It’s not going to change anything.” Ugh. I’d never heard anything said with as much regret.

“Come on… I deserve one measly minute, don’t I?” He looked so sincere…and kind of needy. A big, beautiful man needed me. Not that I’d never seen need on a man’s face before, but everything about Declan was different. Not only did he want to sleep with me, he wanted to talk to me, too. Part of me actually thought he might still want to talk to me even if he were one hundred percent sure he’d never get to sleep with me again. That
was definitely something I never thought I’d see.

“Only if you step back at least a foot.”

“A foot?” Even in the dark, his eyes shone with life and a little humor. “Is that at all negotiable?”

I grumbled under my breath. “Fine. Stay…six inches away.”“If you really don’t want any part of me to touch you, there needs to be more than six inches between us,” he said, adjusting the erection stretching the front of his jeans.

I raised an eyebrow and put my hands on his chest. “Well, aren’t you cocky.”

“Yep. And, for the record? I’

m a good inch, inch-and-a-half cockier than six inches.”

“Huh. Are you sure about that?” I teased. He didn’t need to know I thought he was selling himself short at seven and a half inches.

“Damn, woman.” Running a hand through his hair, he chuckled. “Are you this hard on everyone’s ego?”

“Just yours.” I pressed my lips together to stop myself from laughing. “I guess that means you’re lucky.”

“Not unless you let me kiss you again, I’m not.”

Lauren Stewart grew up reading Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, James Clavell, Piers Anthony, and Agatha Christie, which explains why she can’t seem to stick to one genre at a time.
She got to the more romantic stuff pretty late, but paranormal romance was what changed her from an obsessed reader into an obsessed reader and writer. Her writing style comes from a mash-up of all her early favorites and her new ones, women like JR Ward, Karen Marie Moning, Alice Clayton, Emma Scott, and Janet Evanovich. Wow, how much would you pay to be invited to that dinner party?

 

Lauren wants to make people think, cry, and giggle, not necessarily all at the same time (although it’s great when it happens). In every one of her books, you’ll find elements of other genres – fantasy, mystery, romance, paranormal, suspense, YA, women’s literature, all with a touch of humor.

 

Because what doesn’t kill us should make us laugh.

 


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