Book Blitz: DIRTY:THE COMPLETE SERIES, includes: Dirty Beginning, Dirty Obsession, Dirty Addiction, Dirty Revenge, and Dirty Epilogue From USA Today Bestselling Author ELLA MILES!@AuthorEllaMiles @XpressoTours


Dirty: The Complete Series
Ella Miles
Publication date: December 11th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

From USA Today Bestselling Author Ella Miles comes a dark romance series. Collection includes: Dirty Beginning, Dirty Obsession, Dirty Addiction, Dirty Revenge, and Dirty Epilogue.

Arlo Carini saved my life, only to destroy it.

When I first met him, he was the wealthy, powerful, sexy stranger giving me and a dozen other art history students a tour of his mansion. But he soon became my everything.

My savior.

My lover.

My obsession.

He tried to warn me. Every chance he could, he tried to get me to run far, far away. But it only made my obsession grow stronger. Until I made the worst mistake I could. And ended up trapped forever.

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I can’t go after him.

Not because I’m in Italy for only one month, so there is no way anything but a fling could happen between us.

I can’t kiss him.

Not because his lips aren’t kissable. I writhe and ache, imagining what his lips would feel like pressed up against my lips as our tongues tangled together in a passionate kiss.

I can’t think about him.

Not because I should be studying for my exams. I could pass those whether or not I was thinking about ripping his shirt off and running my fingers across every hard inch of him.

I sure as hell can’t sleep with him.

Not because I don’t want to.

Not because he wouldn’t be the most life-altering sex I’d ever had.

Not because he’s out of my league.

Not because he doesn’t want me.

I can’t have Arlo Carini because he’s dangerous. And I’m obsessed.

 

Author Bio:

Ella Miles is a USA Today Bestselling author, top 100 Amazon Bestselling author, and Kindle Press author. She writes steamy romance with a twist. She’s currently living her own happily ever after near the Rocky Mountains with her high school sweetheart husband. Her heart is also taken by her goofy four year old black lab that is scared of everything, including her own shadow.

Ella is the author of the Amazon bestselling book TOO MUCH. She is also the author of the UNFORGIVABLE series, ALIGNED series, MAYBE series, and DEFINITELY series. Get NOT SORRY & ALIGNED: EVER AFTER for FREE by visiting her website: http://www.EllaMiles.com/freebooks.

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WASTED WORDS—inspired by Jane Austen’s EMMA
Some universal truths refuse to be ignored.

Peanut butter and jelly are a match made in heaven. Spaghetti and meatballs are best friends forever. And guys like Tyler Knight don’t go for girls like Cam Emerson. She knew from the second she met him that he didn’t belong on her bookshelf, the six-foot-six ex-tight end with a face so all-American, it could have sold apple pie. But he doesn’t see the lines she’s drawn between them, as much as she insists that they’re there. Deep down he knows that despite their differences, they’re a match well made.

A THOUSAND LETTERS—inspired by Jane Austen’s PERSUASION
Sometimes your life is split by a single decision.

I’ve spent every day of the last seven years regretting mine: he left, and I didn’t follow. A thousand letters went unanswered, my words like petals in the wind, spinning away into nothing, taking me with them. One regretted decision sent him away. One painful journey brought him back to me. I only wish I could keep him.

LIVING OUT LOUD—inspired by Jane Austen’s SENSE & SENSIBILITY
The second Annie Daschle tumbles into my arms, I’m a goner.

When she asks if we’re hiring at Wasted Words, I can only say yes, even though we aren’t—it’s that early on that I realize I can’t say no to her. Not when she asks me to show her around New York, even though I already know I should stay away. Not when she asks if we’re friends because I want her so much more than that. But she isn’t mine, and she never can be. Within a few staggering heartbeats, Annie and I are caught in the middle of something we can’t find our way out of, with no clear answers and no rules. And the moment she’s in my arms again, I realize she can’t control her heart. Not the decisions it makes.Not the moment it stops.

WASTED WORDS NOVELLA—Cam is back at it, and despite everyone’s warnings, she’s determined to make one more match or go into labor trying.

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She’s much too innocent for me, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting the sweet, young librarian. I’m dominating and possessive, and my control streak runs a mile wide.

The way she looks at me—like I’m one of the heroes in the books she loves, like I’m broken, and she wants to be the one to piece me back together—it only complicates things further. I’m nobody’s hero.

But there’s no denying my tragic past reads like one of her favorite literary classics. It’s raw. Visceral. Captivating. And together, we’re a perfect mess.

How can I resist when the sexual sparks zapping between us set me on fire? The need to control, and claim her force my walls to come tumbling down, but when she learns about my dirty little secret, will my world come crashing down with it?

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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Blog Tour: SNOWED IN FOR CHRISTMAS, This Holiday Boxset features Three all-new Stories from New York Times Bestselling Authors Noelle Adams, Zoe York & Samantha Chase@NoelleAdams3 @ZoeYorkWrites @SamanthaChase3 @InkslingerPR

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We are so excited to be bringing you the release of the SNOWED IN FOR CHRISTMAS boxset. This holiday boxset features three all-new stories from New York Times bestselling authors Noelle Adams, Zoe York & Samantha Chase. Get this boxset today to get yourself in the holiday mood!

 

About SNOWED IN FOR CHRISTMAS

 

STRANDED IN THE SNOW (Holiday Acres, Book 2) by Noelle Adams
Olivia Holiday doesn’t expect to spend the weekend stranded in a romantic cottage during a snowstorm with the one man she dislikes the most. Scott is a player and holds a grudge against her family, and she’s determined not to give in to the deep feelings for him she’s been hiding.

A CHRISTMAS RESCUE (Silver Bell Falls, Book 4) by Samantha Chase
Saving a litter of puppies right before Christmas was incredibly rewarding for Bailey Walsh. But getting snowed in with her sexy-yet-grinchy veterinarian boss turns out to be rewarding in a whole other way.

LOVE ON THE EDGE OF REASON (Pine Harbour, Book 8) by Zoe York
Tom Minelli doesn’t know why Chloe Davis has fled Pine Harbour, but she’s
pregnantwith his baby and he wants her back. But a winter storm rolls in just as he finds her, trapping them together in a cabin on the lake.

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About NOELLE ADAMS

Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she reads any book she can get her hands on and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.

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About ZOE YORK

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Zoe York is a busy working mom of two young boys, wife to a very understanding soldier, and creator of modern, sexy, small town contemporary romances. Her debut novel, What Once Was Perfect, started the popular Wardham series, and her first military romance, Fall Out, was released as part of the international bestselling SEALs of Summer super bundle.

Zoe is also author of the Hate F**k and Frisky Beavers erotic romance series (with Sadie Haller) under the name Ainsley Booth .

She lives in London, Ontario, and is currently chugging Americanos, wiping sticky fingers, and dreaming of heroes in and out of uniform.

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About SAMANTHA CHASE

Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

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DILF MANIA is coming on November 8th! Every book contains a HOT SINGLE DAD ready to find love!

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DILFs come in many shapes and forms.
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This is a collaboration where authors have come together to celebrate DILFs in a variety of ways for your reading enjoyment, bringing you brand spanking new reads.
Temperatures might be dropping outside but trust us when we say you might want to grab a fan while reading these!

Authors included: Teresa Crumpton, Kristen Hope Mazzola, Mayra Statham, Geri Glenn, Aubrey Parr, Jessika Klide, Winter Travers, Jennifer Domenico, GM Scherbert, Melanie Codina, Felicia Fox

Blog Tour + Excerpt: JERSEY CHASERS BOXSET by ASHLYN HOPE is Now LIVE! @InkslingerPR

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Today we are excited to share with you the release blitz of the JERSEY CHASERS Boxset by Ashlyn Hope. Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!

Title: Jersey Chasers Boxset

Author: Ashlyn Hope

Genre: Sports Romance

About Jersey Chasers Boxset:

Football players are soooo sexy, and one group of New York bad girls can’t get enough of them!

Affectionately known as “jersey chasers,” these young women cannot control their attraction to athletes and stop at nothing to get what they want. These are their stories.

Meet Tyra, the super fan, who is suddenly inspired to trade in her player-chasing lifestyle to try to wife the man of her dreams. Then there’s the sultry Amy who wants to have it all, including a football-playing hunk on her arm. You have Kelly who is as clueless as she is crazy. There’s Sadie, the sweet, shy girl who accidentally ends up in the mix. And these are just some of the fierce, fun women you’ll get to know in this series of sequential standalone novels.

No, these aren’t your normal romance heroines, but their spicy stories and against-the-odds HEAs will keep you turning the pages.

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“Do you think you’ll ever get over football players?” Kelly asked me as the two of us strolled through the Meat Packing District of New York City.

“Huh?” I asked, barely paying my ditsy friend any attention whatsoever. I had found over the years that this was usually the best way to deal with Kelly. If you weren’t in the mood to answer her silly questions, you could simply ignore them until she became distracted and moved onto something else.

“Football players. Like, obviously they are straight-up gorgeous, but… but I don’t know? Do you think one day we’ll look back at all of this as a waste?”

Despite myself, I suddenly pulled up and turned back to look at my friend. As I did so, I had to dodge out of the way of two women rushing past me like their butts were on fire. This in turn resulted in my heel twisting in, losing my balance and having to grab onto Kelly for support. This chain of events nearly sent the two of us crashing to the ground.

“What are you doing!” Kelly screeched as she stumbled back, trying her best to not fall flat on her face.

“Me?!” Finding my feet again, I let go of Kelly. Then, having smoothed my dress and my hair back down, I turned on my friend, hands on my hips, eyebrow raised. “What about you? What’s the matter with you, asking questions like that? And tonight, of all nights?”

“I dunno?” Kelly shrugged as she looked away. “Just a thought.”

“God, you’re lucky you’re pretty,” I clicked my tongue and shook my head. “Now come on, enough of that negativity. There’s a big black football player waiting for me, and if I’m even a minute late… well, he’s just going to have to wait a little longer.” I gave Kelly a wink, turned on my heel, and continued my way down the street.

It was a Saturday night in New York City, and that could only mean one thing – that my best friend Kelly and I were just about to hit the town, paint it red, and leave a trail of broken hearts and horny men in our wake. To further add to this certainty, it was June, so my birthday was just around the corner. As I was going to be busy on the actual night, I had nominated this night to celebrate. And I intended on celebrating it to its full worth. I mean, how often did a girl turn twenty-seven?

The only thing that was keeping me down on a night that should have otherwise been filled with nothing but drunken debauchery was the current attitude of my partner in crime, Kelly. With her dark black hair, slender yet curvy figure, and big beautiful eyes that made her look like a puppy dog in heat, she was usually rowdier than I was when it came to going out. But tonight, she had been… well, she just wasn’t herself.

 

About the Author:

Ashlyn Hope writes about relatable heroines and the sexy men that fall in love with them. She’s best known for her funny and fast-paced New Adult sports romances.
She’s also addicted to martini specials, Meg Ryan movies, Sausalito cookies, and any and all sports. When she’s not cheering on her team, she’s running around New York to find inspiration for her next book.

 

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We are so excited to be bringing you the release of the SNOWED IN FOR CHRISTMAS boxset. This holiday boxset features three all-new stories from New York Times bestselling authors Noelle Adams, Zoe York & Samantha Chase. Get this boxset today to get yourself in the holiday mood!

 

About SNOWED IN FOR CHRISTMAS

 

STRANDED IN THE SNOW (Holiday Acres, Book 2) by Noelle Adams
Olivia Holiday doesn’t expect to spend the weekend stranded in a romantic cottage during a snowstorm with the one man she dislikes the most. Scott is a player and holds a grudge against her family, and she’s determined not to give in to the deep feelings for him she’s been hiding.

A CHRISTMAS RESCUE (Silver Bell Falls, Book 4) by Samantha Chase
Saving a litter of puppies right before Christmas was incredibly rewarding for Bailey Walsh. But getting snowed in with her sexy-yet-grinchy veterinarian boss turns out to be rewarding in a whole other way.

LOVE ON THE EDGE OF REASON (Pine Harbour, Book 8) by Zoe York
Tom Minelli doesn’t know why Chloe Davis has fled Pine Harbour, but she’s
pregnantwith his baby and he wants her back. But a winter storm rolls in just as he finds her, trapping them together in a cabin on the lake.

Add the SNOWED IN FOR CHRISTMAS boxset to your Goodreads TBR!

Get your copy of the SNOWED IN FOR CHRISTMAS boxset today!
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About NOELLE ADAMS

Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she reads any book she can get her hands on and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

 

About ZOE YORK

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Zoe York is a busy working mom of two young boys, wife to a very understanding soldier, and creator of modern, sexy, small town contemporary romances. Her debut novel, What Once Was Perfect, started the popular Wardham series, and her first military romance, Fall Out, was released as part of the international bestselling SEALs of Summer super bundle.

Zoe is also author of the Hate F**k and Frisky Beavers erotic romance series (with Sadie Haller) under the name Ainsley Booth .

She lives in London, Ontario, and is currently chugging Americanos, wiping sticky fingers, and dreaming of heroes in and out of uniform.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

 

About SAMANTHA CHASE

Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

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Release Boost: The Hysterics Box Set by Kristen Hope Mazzola is available NOW!@khmazz

The Hysterics Box Set by Kristen Hope Mazzola is available NOW!

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From Best Selling Romance Author, Kristen Hope Mazzola comes Five Standalone Rockstar Romances + Bonus Material all in one book.

The Hysterics Series is made up of heart-melting, swoon-worthy rock star standalone romances focusing on The Hysterics rock band! From the panty-dropping rock gods to the women that steal their hearts and the family that loves them – this series has it all, with tons of characters that will make your heart pound while making you wish you were back-stage with the band and keeping you turning those pages… So, grab your e-reader and get your heart racing while falling in love with this amazing group of incredible musicians and their entire family as they take you on one hell of a wild ride!

The compilation includes:

The Hysterics
Colt & Serena
Becoming Hysteric
Steele
Where Are They Now: A Glimpse into The Hysterics Future

Please note: This is meant for audiences that are 18+ for sexual situations, language, and adult content.

About the Author:

Bestselling author, Kristen Hope Mazzola, is a Florida native that has found herself loving a North Carolina life. She writes contemporary romance ranging from steamy romantic comedy, sexy erotica, angsty new adult, all the way to sports romance – with dirty bikers, hot military men, and swoon-worthy rockstars in between.

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Arken Freeth and the Adventure of the Neanderthals, Book 1
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A young warrior stands at the precipice of war…
To succeed he must find his courage and survive a treacherous journey across the sea.
Arken Freeth has always wanted to prove himself worthy of his king’s appointment by becoming an officer in the Lantish Sea Service. Now the only thing standing in his way is his apprenticeship SeaJourney. But a peaceful training mission soon turns into a deadly struggle for survival as Arken’s fleet must come to the aid of a princess fleeing capture by Tookan pirates.
SeaJourney kicks off an epic and fantastical adventure that is a great read for all ages.
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Arken Freeth and the Adventure of the Neanderthals, Book 2
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As war looms like an evil shadow over the world…
Arken Freeth must save his crewmates’ lives as they traverse a deadly jungle filled with massive wolves and sabertooth cats.
In the age before the Great Flood, 13,000 years ago, a new alliance between the nations of Lanth and Tolaria is threatened by pyramid-building Amarrats out to conquer and enslave the world.
Fourteen-year-old Arken Freeth is swept up in the conflict when his Lantish Military Academy training ship is attacked by pirates and runs ashore. He and six classmates are the only survivors of the shipwreck, and they struggle to live in a jungle filled with saber-tooth cats, dire wolves, mammoths, and mastodons.
Arken has salvaged a necklace from the wreck–a necklace that bestows the gift of prophecy. If Arken can get it to the King of Lanth, he will turn the tide of war.
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Arken Freeth And The Adventure Of The Neanderthals, Book 3
Publisher: AIS, Limited
Arken learns more about the secrets of his heritage and discovers the strengths it offers will help him to earn a place of leadership among his grandmother’s people.
Arken Freeth and Asher, the future king of Tolaria, find themselves trapped in the Nanders’ Water Cave as they await the recovery of Arken’s love, Talya.
While living among the Nanders, Arken earns the respect of the tribe as he hunts the deadly jalag and massive toth with the tribe. But Arken, Asher, and Talya soon anger the wife and son of the tribe’s leader, Jen. If Arken does not accept Jen’s challenge to the death, all their lives will be in jeopardy.
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Arken Freeth and the Adventure of the Neanderthals, Book 4
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A battle is looming between the Tookans and Arken Freeth’s band of Lantish, Tolarian, and Nander warriors. Who will survive?
The Pirate King Yolanta’s fleet has fled to Situn, a barbarian settlement on the northern coast of the Circle Sea. Once provisioned, Yolanta plans a return to the River Zash and a final battle that will secure the Necklace of Tol for the Amarrat King. Yet before Yolanta can return to crush the Nanders, he will face betrayal and death at the hands of the hostile residents of Situn, the treacherous walled city of the North.
A troubling vision has warned Arken Freeth that Yolanta and his men will soon storm the Nanders’ Water Cave. In order to save the Nander tribe and protect the Necklace of Tol, Arken, Talya, and Asher must forge weapons and train the Nanders in the art of modern warfare, an impossible task when the Nanders follow The Way and are so resistant to change.
Mar discovers that Arken is the Jalet-hoi, the one foretold to be the savior of the Nanders. But in order to fulfill this powerful prophecy, Arken must survive a duel with Jen, the tribal chief’s son, to save his friend Ord’s life. No one, not even his friends, believes Arken will win this fight with such a powerful warrior. Even if he does live, will their battle training be enough for them to build a Nander army skilled enough to survive the Tookan Attack?
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Part Neanderthal, but raised as a human, Arken Freeth finds that he doesn’t fit in either world as he struggles to survive.
SEAJOURNEY, BOOK ONE
Arken Freeth has always wanted to prove himself worthy of his king’s appointment by becoming an officer in the Lantish Sea Service. Now the only thing standing in his way is his apprenticeship SeaJourney. But a peaceful training mission soon turns into a deadly struggle for survival as Arken’s fleet must come to the aid of a princess fleeing capture by Tookan pirates.
SHIPWRECKED, BOOK TWO
Arken Freeth’s Lantish Royal Military Academy training ship is attacked by pirates and runs ashore. He and six classmates are the only survivors of the shipwreck and they struggle to live in a jungle filled with saber-tooth cats, dire wolves, mammoths, and mastodons. Arken has salvaged a necklace from the shipwreck—a necklace that bestows the gift of prophecy. If Arken can escape the Tookan pirates intent on stealing the necklace for themselves and deliver it safely to the king of Lanth, he will turn the tide of war.
THE TOTH HUNTER, BOOK THREE
Arken and some of his friends are rescued by the Nanders, only to find that many of the Nanders want to put them to death for fear they will escape and send slavers back to the Water Cave. Join Arken as he comes to grips with his heritage and struggles to keep himself and his friends alive while learning to live and hunt in the wild like a Nander.
TOOKAN ATTACK, BOOK FOUR
The bloodthirsty Tookans return for the necklace, but a surprise awaits them when they step on shore, for Arken and his friends have armed and trained the Nanders. Though outnumbered, the Nanders are powerful warriors in their own forest. The outcome for the Tookans is anything but certain as Arken fights alongside the Nanders to defend their home.

 

 

 

 

EXCERPT:

Chapter 1: The Rock Test
Mother, I weep for you each night. Our enemy’s campfires
seem to number more than the stars in the sky. Their soldiers
drum and chant all night and torment our sleep. I fear the worst
for my people, for I cannot read the Necklace of Tol to see the
Time to Come.
—Diary of Princess Sharmane of Tolaria
Thirty boys surrounded Arken in a circle, waiting for him to
lift the rock and prove he was strong enough to graduate.
“No more delays, Arken,” Lar ordered. “Sunset will leave you
too old to test!” Lar’s olive skin and dark beard turned his
sunken eyes into two caves in a rock cliff. He was a lean, tall,
and wifeless instructor who lived alone in the academy officer’s
barracks.
Arken could never tell if Lar liked him, since Lar was
sometimes friendly to him, yet now made fun and appeared to
enjoy his classmates’ laughter.
The circle of boys, all taller than him, carried sparring
swords and wore bronze armor over their white, knee-length
tunics. Bronze helmets shielded faces from the blazing sun.
“Class, form a seated square around the post and stone,”
Lar ordered. The moving armor rang with the music of bronze
and they joked as they sat. It was easy for Arken’s classmates
to laugh; they had all passed the test. As the youngest, he was
the last to reach his fourteenth birthday and take the test
before SeaJourney, a one-moonth-long apprenticeship, now
only days away.
If Arken lifted the rock, he would graduate and join his class
at sea. Failing the rock test today left only one way of going on
SeaJourney. He would have to defeat Gart, the class salcon, in
a sparring match.
“He’s taken so long I’ve grown a beard,” Gart joked in a loud
voice. Everyone laughed at Gart’s jokes, even if they weren’t
funny, because he was a year older than the rest of the class,
bigger than all of them, and their salcon, their squad leader.
Gart had passed the rock test the previous year, then failed his
final exams.
Given an additional year to study and the leadership
position as class salcon, the academy expected him to succeed.
A wave of depression swept over Arken. If he failed to lift the
rock, he had no chance of beating Gart in a sparring match. He
was a head taller and stronger.
“Arken, lift the stone!” Lar’s tone turned angry. “Why are
you stalling?”
“Yes, sir.” Arken scanned the second-story classrooms a
hundred legs across the courtyard. Girls in the Queen’s
Trackers often visited the academy for training and, being
scouts, they had good eyes. He didn’t want them to see him
fail.
But no girls watched from the openings in the gray stone
walls. Even the tower guards weren’t looking, probably due to
midmeal and the mid-day heat leaving them sleepy.
Arken turned towards Tok, the name given the rock five
hundred years earlier when the test began. He’d never lifted a
stone this big in practice. Father would be so disappointed if he
failed; he’d worked so hard with him practicing swords to help
keep up with his classmates. He stepped next to the rock.
“Don’t forget the warrior’s creed,” Lar reminded him.
“Sir! Fear none in battle, nor death at sea, nor those who
wish to torment thee, with Kal in mind and sword held high,
fight until you win or die.”
“Good! Now win your fight with that rock,” Lar ordered.
Arken squatted and picked up red, courtyard clay, then
rubbed it in his palms to improve his grip. Waves of heat from
the mid-day sun shimmered off Tok. Years ago they had run
laps from their classroom across the courtyard to the rock and
back while singing war songs. He and his young classmates
would slap the hot stone for good luck and shout “Tok” on the
turn.
A lingering touch of the stone could leave the palms warm
from the heat. Today he had to be careful and lift the rock’s
cooler, shaded side because touching the warm side would
make him drop the stone.
Arken was the only commoner in his class. All the other
boys were sons of noble families. The king had granted a
request by Arken’s father, a commoner, to send Arken to the
academy. It was a reward for his father’s heroism in battle.
Arken had endured bad treatment and bullying at the hands
of the noblemen’s sons since the age of six because he wanted
to prove himself to his father and he yearned for a chance to
explore the world in the Sea Service.
Now all those years of abuse would only be worth it if he
lifted Tok and graduated.
A swordtooth’s scream split the air. The class turned as one
towards the sound coming from beyond the fort’s north wall.
The high-pitched tone dropped to a long, low rumble that made
Arken’s neck hairs stand up.
“Remain calm,” Lar ordered. “The swordtooth is far away. I
promise, if it draws close enough for the guards to kill, we’ll go
up on the wall and watch.”
The boys all talked at once about the swordtooth and
seemed to forget about Arken. He wiped sweat from his face
that had run down despite the gastag leather strap holding
back his long blonde hair. He felt grateful for the swordtooth
because it bought time to get his nerves under control.
The swordtooth cat was old and couldn’t hunt toth and ton,
so it had moved in close to the city walls to attack King’s
Harsemen when they patrolled outside the fort. Two dead
horses and riders made it essential that the swordtooth die. So
the guards had tethered a goat next to the south wall before
dawn to draw the cat within range.
The swordtooth screamed again, sending chills down
Arken’s spine. The cats grew to twenty feet long. Though
terrifying, they inspired him. They were proof of the vast,
dangerous world beyond the city walls awaiting his exploration.
“Begin, Arken,” Lar said.
“Fourteen … I’m old enough,” Arken whispered to himself.
He rubbed the loose clay from his hands and rose to extend a
hand from the top of the post to his chest, measuring the
height he’d have to lift Tok to his belly button. A slight
depression in the top center of the post would hold the rock,
but to lift and gently place it so as not to roll off was the
challenge.
“He’ll never lift it,” Gart whispered loud enough for all to
hear. “He’s too small.”
“Silence, Gart!” Lar entered the square and strode towards
Gart. “You’re a salcon! Friendly teasing is fine, but a class
leader should never undermine his men.” Lar jabbed his heavy
walking stick into the back of Gart’s calf where the armor didn’t
protect his legs, making the boy wince. A grimace crossed his
face. Crying out during punishment lengthened the beating so
Gart made no sound.
“Yes, sir! Sorry, sir!” Gart pulled his feet in tight under the
skirt of his white tunic to avoid another poke of Lar’s stick. His
lower lip quivered slightly despite his stony face and Arken
knew he’d been hurt by Lar’s blow and comment.
“Arken, lift that stone now!”
“Yes, sir.” Arken said, but the swordtooth screamed,
drowning out his reply.
“It’s getting closer!” Lar exclaimed. “Arken. Hurry and lift,
we want to see that swordtooth killed!”
“Yes, sir.” Arken felt grateful the big cat had diverted
attention for now he felt ready.
He squatted, put his chest on the stone, and reached
around with his arms so he could lock his fingers. He’d always
thought his barrel chest was an advantage; it gave him more
wind when he ran. But now his chest prevented his fingers
from touching. Arken turned his head to the left, brushing his
right cheek against the stone. The hot rock stung his flesh as
his straining fingers locked together. For once his too big hands
were an advantage and not an embarrassment.
He held his cheek off the hot rock as he pushed with his
legs. But the rock didn’t budge. It felt alive and its weight
fought him. He struggled to breathe, his chest restricted by the
rock’s pressure.
He tipped back on his heels and the rock popped off the
ground. A thrill ran through him. I’m going to do it! But when
he strained to rise, nothing happened. Impossible! So heavy!
He thought of quitting, but his fingers slipped and to his
surprise he fought to tighten his grip instead of letting go.
I can’t disappoint Father. Dear God Kal, grant me a birthday
wish, Arken prayed. Help me lift this rock.
He screamed and it startled some of the boys. He didn’t
care; the scream gave him strength and the rock edged higher.
His inner elbows burned from the strain of the weight. They felt
as if red-hot fire pokers were being thrust into them. His legs
trembled.
I am strong enough! He simply had to endure the pain.
“Almost there!” Lar had stooped over to see the post’s top.
Arken lurched forward with his right foot but the rock
thudded against the top of the post. He advanced his left leg,
then leaned back, trying to raise the rock the last little bit to
clear the post.
Pain shot across his low back. He recalled Lar’s stories
about boys injuring their spine by tipping backwards too far.
“One finger width higher!” Lar yelled.
The pain straightened his spine against his will.
“No, you’re going lower, lift it higher!” Lar waved his hands
as if he could somehow help Arken lift.
Arken strained his calf muscles, trying to lift his heels off
the ground and raise the rock that way. He rose to his tiptoes.
“You’re clear, push it forward, Arken!” Lar stepped closer.
A final push, he could feel it! He strained to go forward, but
suddenly, his calves gave way as if they belonged to someone
else, no longer willing to do his bidding. He felt his heels strike
the ground as the rock pushed them down.
“Too low.” Lar bent down. “Can’t you get it higher? You were
close.”
“I’ll try,” Arken grunted. He strained to raise himself back on
his toes, but nothing happened. He tried to pull with his arms,
but the rock lodged against his chest and wouldn’t budge.
Suddenly everything started to go dark. He focused his eyes on
some palm trees across the courtyard outside the fort’s main
gate.
The green palms swayed in the light breeze as they receded
down a long black tunnel. He blinked, but opened his eyes to
only a pinhole of light.
“Clear!” His intended yell came out a whisper. He felt the
stone slip from his grasp. A hand snatched him back by his
arm and the world left him.
“Are you alright?” Lar’s voice echoed as if he were in a cave.
“I think so.” Arken opened his eyes. A seagull hovered in the
blue sky high above Lar’s hollow-cheeked face and Arken
realized he was lying flat on his back.
“You’re sure?” Lar leaned in closer and blocked the gull’s
view.
“Yes.” Arken rose to his elbows. “What am I doing on the
ground?”
“You blacked out lifting the rock.” Lar said.
“I didn’t pass the test?” The memory came flooding back.
“You will next year.” Lar offered his hand. “You’re strong
enough, just not tall enough.”
“I know.” He felt proud he’d at least been strong enough to
lift it.
“Do you want to try your luck sparring with Gart today?”
“Yes, sir, I do.” Arken surprised himself with his answer as
he rose to his feet. He didn’t care if he lost, or even if he got
hurt sparring Gart. He wanted so badly to go on SeaJourney
this week. Life at sea called him.
“Good, I admire your spirit, Arken, though you’ll probably
lose.” Lar chuckled and shook his head.
“Maybe,” Arken rubbed his hands to knock off the clay, then
tried to brush the red clay from the back of his white tunic, but
with little success. Arlet, their Nander kitchen slave, would
scold him tonight for the dirty uniform.
The swordtooth screamed again, this time so loud it echoed
around the courtyard.
“It’s close to the wall!” Lar turned his gaze to the
guardhouse where soldiers were running for the chariot
mounted, giant crossbow. “Arken will fight you, Gart, after we
watch the guards kill the swordtooth. Lead your class to the
top of the wall.”
“Yes, sir, I accept Arken’s challenge. Cadets to me!” Gart
jogged for the wall.
The cadets saluted and were gone, like armored quails
busting out of grass in fear. Tanned legs carried lean bodies up
the stairs to the wall top in seconds.
Arken jogged two steps to Lar’s one despite Lar running with
his ceremonial robe gathered in his hands to prevent tripping
on it. Arken was grateful for some time to regain his strength
before sparring with Gart. It was his last chance to go to sea
this year. He had been so excited about beginning his officer’s
apprenticeship as a saldet, a junior officer. Only Gart stood in
his way.

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Alex Paul is the award-winning author of Arken Freeth and the Adventure of the Neanderthals books series, and co-author of They’re Mine and I’m Keeping Them.
Alex Paul lives with his wife Laura Ross-Paul (co-author of They’re Mine and I’m Keeping Them), and two faithful dogs, in Portland Oregon in the winter, and the Oregon Coast in the summer.
He trained as an Industrial Engineer at Oregon State University, working in a variety of fields before settling into a career as a real estate developer.
Alex Paul has been a life long outdoors enthusiast, having a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw on for his epic fantasy Arken Freeth series.
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“Do you think you’ll ever get over football players?” Kelly asked me as the two of us strolled through the Meat Packing District of New York City.

“Huh?” I asked, barely paying my ditsy friend any attention whatsoever. I had found over the years that this was usually the best way to deal with Kelly. If you weren’t in the mood to answer her silly questions, you could simply ignore them until she became distracted and moved onto something else.

“Football players. Like, obviously they are straight-up gorgeous, but… but I don’t know? Do you think one day we’ll look back at all of this as a waste?”

Despite myself, I suddenly pulled up and turned back to look at my friend. As I did so, I had to dodge out of the way of two women rushing past me like their butts were on fire. This in turn resulted in my heel twisting in, losing my balance and having to grab onto Kelly for support. This chain of events nearly sent the two of us crashing to the ground.

“What are you doing!” Kelly screeched as she stumbled back, trying her best to not fall flat on her face.

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“I dunno?” Kelly shrugged as she looked away. “Just a thought.”

“God, you’re lucky you’re pretty,” I clicked my tongue and shook my head. “Now come on, enough of that negativity. There’s a big black football player waiting for me, and if I’m even a minute late… well, he’s just going to have to wait a little longer.” I gave Kelly a wink, turned on my heel, and continued my way down the street.

It was a Saturday night in New York City, and that could only mean one thing – that my best friend Kelly and I were just about to hit the town, paint it red, and leave a trail of broken hearts and horny men in our wake. To further add to this certainty, it was June, so my birthday was just around the corner. As I was going to be busy on the actual night, I had nominated this night to celebrate. And I intended on celebrating it to its full worth. I mean, how often did a girl turn twenty-seven?

The only thing that was keeping me down on a night that should have otherwise been filled with nothing but drunken debauchery was the current attitude of my partner in crime, Kelly. With her dark black hair, slender yet curvy figure, and big beautiful eyes that made her look like a puppy dog in heat, she was usually rowdier than I was when it came to going out. But tonight, she had been… well, she just wasn’t herself.

 

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Ashlyn Hope writes about relatable heroines and the sexy men that fall in love with them. She’s best known for her funny and fast-paced New Adult sports romances.
She’s also addicted to martini specials, Meg Ryan movies, Sausalito cookies, and any and all sports. When she’s not cheering on her team, she’s running around New York to find inspiration for her next book.

 

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