Release Blitz: MOON VALLEY SHIFTERS BOX SET By ARIEL MARIE @the_ArielMarie

Title: Moon Valley Shifters Box Set

Author: Ariel Marie

Genre: Paranormal F/F Romance

Release Date: April 17, 2018

 

Sexy female shifters…who growl, bite and mate!
Three steamy stories of female shifters finding the mate destined for them. If you love sexy as sin, F/F wolf shifters paranormal romance stories, that will leave you breathless, then grab this hot box set!
Book 1 Lyric’s Mate
Lyric moved to Moon Valley for a fresh start. A new town, a new home, and a new job was a dream come true. Finding that her new boss was her mate was totally unexpected. Will she be able to keep her wolf at bay? 
Book 2 Meadow’s Mate
Meadow, the new teacher in town had her eyes on the only female enforcer in the pack. Little did she know, the enforcer had Meadow in her sights. When a group of rogue wolves blows into town, will Sage be able to save her?

Book 3 Tuesday’s Mate
Tuesday, the new accountant in town was setting up her new business in Moon Valley. Tuesday is entranced by Sunni, the coffee shop owner. Their wolves know they are meant for each other. But will Sunni and Tuesday listen to their beasts?

WARNING: These stories are sexy, fast-paced and will leave you begging for more.
 


 
Ariel Marie is an author who loves the paranormal, action and hot steamy romance. She combines all three in each and every one of her stories. For as long as she can remember, she has loved vampires, shifters and every creature you can think of. This even rolls over into her favorite movies! She love a good action packed thriller! Throw a touch of the supernatural world in it and she’s hooked! 
 
She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where she currently resides with her husband and three beautiful children.
 

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Release Blitz + Giveaway: THE PARADISE SERIES BOX SET By LESLIE PIKE @AuthorLPike @EJBookTours

Title: The Paradise Series Boxset

Author: Leslie Pike

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: April 1, 2018

For stuntman Steven French, movie star Jack Alden and Irish bad boy Finn Kennedy, life has been defined by passing pleasures and instant gratification. Sex, excitement, and satisfaction have been their constant companions for decades. Father Paul Cruz believes he knows the meaning of fulfillment and destiny.


Knock knock. Who’s there? The real thing.

Follow the paths of these men as they discover why their idea of happiness may have been less than perfect. Be with them as they navigate their way toward what’s true, and see what happens when they each discover the Paradise of love.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leslie Pike lives in Orange County, California, with her husband Don, and their Pom-Poo, Mr. Big. Before writing her first novel, Leslie worked as a screenwriter on episodic television. She’s traveled the world with her Stuntman/Stunt Coordinator/Second Unit Director husband. They’ve been on movie sets from Africa to Israel, from New York to Los Angeles. Some of Leslie’s favorite things include calligraphy, long walks with her friends and afternoons at the movies.

 


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Book Blitz: THE COMING HOME SERIES BOXED SET By MELI RAINE is 99¢ for a limited time only!@meliraineauthor


Coming Home Boxed Set
Meli Raine
Publication date: February 4th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

When a mysterious job offer brings Carrie Myerson back to the town where her father was set up for a federal crime, she returns—to face a past more dangerous than she ever imagined.

And a love more passionate than she ever dreamed.

Drug crimes, kidnappings, set-ups and betrayal all unfold as Carrie and her ex-boyfriend, local police officer Mark Paulson, untangle the complicated web of deceit at the heart of her past.

Nothing is what it seems.

Including Mark.

This boxed set includes all three books in the Coming Home series:

Return

Revenge

Reunion

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EXCERPT FROM RETURN:

It’s him. Mark. My ex-boyfriend.

I can’t look. I just…can’t. Too many memories are in that face. That rugged, handsome face. My heart jumps up like an excited puppy, wagging in my chest, eager to be acknowledged and touched. The rest of me shoves it down.

Officer Mark Paulson stands in front of me in uniform, soaking wet, his hat making the rain fall in streaks in front of him. The curtain of water catches my eye. It’s easier to watch it than to stare at him. If I did stare, though, I know what I would see.

Broad shoulders under that crisp black uniform shirt. A thin scar running under his jaw, where he was knifed in a fight when he did a tour in Afghanistan. Wet, blonde hair I used to love to stroke. Gentle hands that once cupped my face. Eyes that could draw me in with a hot breath. The tender taste of lips meant only for me.

He speaks, pulling me out of the memory. Stop it, Carrie, I think. Stop with the dreams you destroyed.

“You okay?” he asks, looking around swiftly. He’s worried. That’s really touching. It’s nice to know he cares. Three years is long enough for him to stop hating me, right?

And I know he hates me.

He has to. I disappeared one day and never said goodbye to him. When you do that to someone, they tend to really resent it. Especially if they love you.

“I’m, uh…” My voice fails me as I watch the water fall in sheets down his cap. “My tire blew.”

He thumps his hand on the car door. “She’s still around, huh?” I know he means the car, but it feels like a dig. Like he’s cutting into me for leaving.

Like he’s still hurt.

If he’s still hurt, that means the feelings haven’t faded, and if his feelings are still that strong, then mine make more sense. I thought when I left town I would shed so much damage and hurt. Because leaving town meant I could leave behind so much pain.

But leaving Mark? That meant the pain came with me.

I start to shiver. It’s not from the cold and the rain. Those arms. The rain drops gather and ripple down his taut muscles, dotted with a sprinkling of dark hair. I remember when I was in those arms.

I remember every single time he touched me.

Author Bio:

USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine writes romantic suspense with hot bikers, intense undercover DEA agents, bad boys turned good, and Special Ops heroes — and the women who love them. Her books include the Breaking Away series (Finding Allie, Chasing Allie, Keeping Allie), the Coming Home series (Return, Revenge, Reunion) and the Harmless series (A Harmless Little Game, A Harmless Little Ruse, A Harmless Little Plan).

Meli rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family.

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Blog Tour + Excerpt: BACK TO THE START, A Collection of 5 full Length Novels for 99c for a Limited Time!@AlyMartinezAuth @Inkslingerpr

Today we are celebrating the release of BACK TO THE START by Aly Martinez. Back to the Start is a collection of 5 of Aly’s previously released novels. You can get it for just 99 cents for a very limited time!

 

BACK TO THE START by Aly Martinez

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Synopsis:

BACK TO THE START is a collection of previously released novels by USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez. Each of the five full-length novels is a perfect starting point to dive into one of her sexy, emotional, and twisty worlds.

FIGHTING SILENCE: Sports Romance, Friends to lovers.
RETRIEVAL: Romantic Suspense, Second chance.
THE FALL UP: Contemporary Romance, Celebrity opposites attract.
CHANGING COURSE: Contemporary Romance, Broken hero.
SINGE: Romantic Suspense, Alpha bodyguard.

 

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EXCERPT:

FIGHTING SILENCE

 

He didn’t budge, but my bare feet slipped, sending me toward the ground. Impossibly fast, Till’s hand snaked out and caught my arm. But I didn’t let his chivalrous gesture douse my fire. I had six months’ worth of words to say to the man I was irrevocably in love with.
“You took what you wanted. Then you left me.”
“Doodle,” he whispered.
I had been perilously close to the edge of insanity, and with one single word, he’d pushed me over.
I lost it completely.
Pounding my fists against his chest, I screamed at the top of my lungs, “It’s Eliza! My name is fucking Eliza! Not Doodle!” I spun to march away, but Till’s arms folded around me, lifting me off my feet to restrain me.
I was miniscule compared to him. There was no use in fighting, but I still kicked my legs, irrationally desperate to get away from him—but only because I knew I couldn’t keep him for forever.
“Stop it!” he growled into my ear. “I know your goddamned name—probably better than I know my own.”
While I was wrapped in Till’s strong arms, six months’ worth of tears fell from my eyes. He carried me to my apartment and guided me back through the window before following me inside. Then he stripped out of his blood-soaked shirt before dragging the blankets down and climbing into the bed behind me. I cried for a while in his arms, even turning to face him, only to cry against his chest. I had missed him so much.
I knew I’d loved Till years ago, but this was more. I needed him in order to function on a very basic level. Together, the world didn’t feel so big and overwhelming. He was my escape—the dream personified.
Till Page was comfortable.
His hands trailed up and down my back as he lulled me until the words fought their way out.
“I couldn’t stop going back,” I announced in a broken whisper. “I didn’t know where you had gone. And for the first time since I was thirteen, I was alone inside my own head. God. It was a scary place.” I tried to joke, but the tears streaming down my face told the truth.
“I’m sorry,” he responded on a sigh. “I couldn’t stay.”
“Why?” I whined, but I curled in closer against his chest, needing to feel him more than anything else.
“I don’t know, Doodle,” he lied.
God! It was such a fucking lie. He knew as well as I did. He just didn’t want to tell me.
“Where did you go?” I pressed further.
There was no way I ever could have expected his answer, but that wasn’t because it was a novel thought. No. His answer was surprising because it was the source of my anguish too.
“The real world.” He kissed my forehead.

 

———————

AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

 

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Today we are celebrating the release of a brand new box set featuring novellas from 21 Bestselling authors. Tempting Luck: A Love Kissed Anthology is only .99 cents right now! For Eternity (A Time for Love series novella) by Bethany Lopez is one of the novellas inside. Grab your copy now!

 

The Tempting Luck Anthology features books from 21 Bestselling Authors!

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I needed a little “luck of the Irish” on my side.
Doesn’t everyone?
But I had no idea that a little luck could mean bad luck too.
What started as a perfectly polished plan turned tainted and tarnished.
I was just trying to get back on my feet, back to the lucky side of life.
But then everything changed…
One look, one touch, one taste,
And now, suddenly, my luck is improving.
This just might be the trip I’d wanted all along.

In this 21 book boxed set, from New York Times, USA Today, and other bestselling authors, find out just how lucky you can be with just one click. You’ll be packing your bags and hoping Ireland will have just that sexy sort of magic you’ve been looking for.

Contributing Authors:
Theresa Troutman
Amanda Heartley
Andie M. Long
Maggie Dallen
Emma Tharp
Rachelle Ayala
Josie Kerr
Heather Young-Nichols
Tee Smith
Bethany Lopez
Tracy Lorraine
Ja’Nese Dixon
Monica Corwin
Caitlyn Lynch
Eva Winters
K.L. Shandwick
Alyson Reynolds
Taige Crenshaw and McKenna Jeffries
Aaliyah Burke
Marissa & Thomas Dobson
Emma Nichols

 

 

 

For Eternity (a Time for Love series novella) by Bethany Lopez is one of the titles you can find inside the anthology.

Down on her luck…
Since divorcing her abusive ex, Natalie is finally on her way back to the woman she used to be. She has a job she loves, an apartment that’s all her own, and the best group of friends a woman could have. Content with her current situation, Natalie has no idea that her world is about to be turned upside down.

The man who has everything…
To the outside world, Carson Brandt appears to have everything he could ever want, and then some. He built his company from the ground up, and as CEO of Brandt Industries, he has the world at his fingertips. But, there’s one thing he doesn’t have, and she’s the only one who can give it to him.

Natalie thinks she’s going on a work trip to Ireland, but Carson has other plans. Will he convince her to give him the eternity he desires, or will the luck of the Irish be just out of reach?

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Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She’s a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn’t reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.

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Release Blitz: THE FIGHTING SERIES BOX SET By NIKKI ASH is Now Available!@AuthorNikkiAsh @EJBookPromos

Title: The Fighting Series Box Set

Author: Nikki Ash

Genre: Sports Romance

Release Date: March 10, 2018
Cover Designer: Teal Minx Designs 

 

– Fighting For a Second Chance –

I am an eighteen year old high school graduate who has just experienced my first… well, everything. I would give anything to hold on to Cooper but we made a decision. After thirty hours of falling in lust, after tonight we are parting ways. I am starting college and I can’t be distracted. Besides he has his own life to get back to. 


***

The moment I saw her I knew she was the one but what my heart wants it doesn’t get. I know how life works. I have been fighting most of my life. My dad was a fighter and so was his dad. I watched my mom cheat on him and in return he destroyed her. I will never do that to a woman. I get thirty hours with Liz and then we are both walking away. At the end of the day, all we will have is the memories we have created here in Miami. 

***

Five years later Liz runs into Cooper only he has no idea that memories weren’t the only thing they created in Miami. He broke her heart once the day he left and her heart is now guarded. Will he succeed in winning her heart back a second time? The only thing he knows for sure is that he is fighting for a second chance and this time he will not let her go.


– Fighting With Faith –

Growing up, my parents were the embodiment of love. The perfect example of soul mates. And with that ideal I couldn’t wait to find my true love. 

What I didn’t realize was that just because you love someone doesn’t mean they are capable of loving you back. 

The day I met her my entire world shifted on its axis and I knew she was the one. The problem was, how do you convince someone they are your soulmate when they don’t even believe in love? There was a time I believed that love truly conquered all, but now I’m losing Faith. 

 

My mom once said, “Love isn’t concrete. It’s an emotion and emotions are abstract. They change. You don’t make decisions based on something abstract because if you do, you are setting yourself up for failure.” 

I didn’t understand her words at the time. I was young and in love and if you had asked me to define what I was feeling it would have consisted of words such as affection, warmth, happiness, butterflies, happily ever after.

Now after experiencing heartbreak firsthand my definition of love is a bit different. It consists of words like messy, heartbreak, waste of time, unrealistic, fake. 

Until I met him. He reminded me of all the words love felt like before my heart was broken. He wanted to show me the beauty in the abstract but all I could see was the concrete.


– Fighting For Your Touch –

Caleb


As a teenager I learned firsthand how untrustworthy and cruel a woman could be. She destroyed me from the inside out and took everything from me. The first chance I got, I ran, and have been running from my past ever since.

Until I met Hayley.

She’s a complete game changer.

She’s everything I never thought a woman could be.

She’s honest and sincere and completely selfless,

And by some miracle she’s fighting for me.

I’m learning if I want to keep her, I’m going to need to find the courage to fight for us instead of finding the strength to run.


– Fighting For Your Love –

Kaden 


I fell in love once and it was amazing. Until it wasn’t. I swore to protect her. Until I didn’t. I swore to love her forever. Until forever came too soon. 

After I lost her, I swore I would never fall in love again. Until I met Ashley. 

Ashley 


I depended on a man once. Until he walked out. I gave him my everything. Until he left me and our son with nothing. From then on I knew the only person I could depend on was myself. Until I met Kaden. 

I’m not sure when or how it happened, but Kaden has embedded himself into my life, stealing my heart. Sounds like a good thing, right? 

Wrong! Because while Kaden has my heart locked and secure, his heart was given to a woman who can’t give it back. 

Now I am fighting for his love, hoping he can leave his past behind him and find a future with me.

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Nikki Ash resides in South Florida where she is an English teacher and mom by day and a writer by night. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand. From the Boxcar Children to Wuthering Heights to the latest Single Parent Romance, she has lived and breathed every type of book. 
 
Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out. – Pam Allyn
 
While reading and writing are her passions, her two children are her entire world. You can probably find them at a Disney park before you would find them at home on the weekends!

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Book Blitz: CRASHED ( Volumes 1-4 ) By KERRI ANN @daresanddreams @EJBookPromos

Series: Crashed

Author: Kerri Ann

Genre: Dark Gritty Romance

Release Date: Available Now

Crashed (Vol 1)

 


 

Wyatt

It was just another race. 

Another hollow win. 

Until her. 

Sure, ten minutes ago two women graced my bed, but that doesn’t matter. I want her. I need to know her. 
There’s something magnetic about Circe. Dragging me towards her like the goddess she’s named after… 
I’d gladly drown. 
I’ll have to prove to her that she’s more than a quick one night stand. 
 
Circe
Wyatt ‘Casper’ Crown on a motorcycle is fearless. 
He’s a champion. 
No…He’s the champion. 
Every man wants to be him. 
Every woman wants to say they’ve had him. Most have. 
I swore I wouldn’t let it happen. I wouldn’t fall prey to his dangerous charisma. 
I know it’ll take everything in me to say no. 
 
So what happens when the daredevil playboy doesn’t win? 
 
What happened when the champion Crashed…
Crashed (Vol 2)
 

What happened when the champion Crashed…

 

Wyatt Crown was mine, and I was his.

Feeling his hands on my body, his breath on my skin, and the soft whisper when he said he loved me, he’d imprinted himself on my soul. I’d been cherished by a man that had once cherished nothing.
 
I didn’t feel alone anymore.
 
I’d found my home. My peace.
 
Calling out in the cold darkness, the lack of a reply crushes me. My world crumbles around me. My heart breaks, shredding into to a million pieces leaving me broken and scarred.
 
Why is this happening to me? Why again?
 
Once more I don’t know the outcome of those I love.
 
Once more…
I’m afraid.
 
Crashed Siren’s Call is the second book of the Crashed Series. It is best read after Casper’s Ghost. The Crown family continues within Careen and Whiskey’s Redemption. Both can be read as standalone stories, but suggested after Crashed, Casper’s Ghost and Siren’s Call.
Crashed (Vol 3)

Even the best racer can Careen off course…

Risen

Looking at the sleek motorcycle that pulled up beside my cruiser on the offramp, I expected a lifted ride and a punk. I never expected her.
 
Not the sensual princess of the Crown racing empire. The ever gorgeous China Doll Crown.
 
Arresting her was the last thing I’d hoped to do today. But it’s my job and duty to fulfill.
 
Fighting me every step of the way, Doll amps up my need to bend her over the hood of my car with cuffs…And not in a professional way.
 
Arresting her will be the biggest mistake of my career.
 
China
Stepping away from his car, the officer is every woman’s wet dream.
The mountainous thick chest that stretches for miles.
The colorful tattoos peeking out under the cuff of his shirt.
Then there’s those stark blue eyes framed by his sinful face…
 
Officer Risen Mason is heavenly.
 
Well, he was until he arrested me.
 
He’s the enemy as far as I’m concerned. I’m about to make his life a living hell.
 
Careen is the third installment in the Crashed Series. It can be read alone, but best read after Crashed, Casper’s Ghost and Siren’s Call.
 
 
Crashed (Vol 4)
 

One sip of Whiskey is never enough…

 

Jamieson Crown

I guarded my heart years ago.

I’m alone for a reason.

The rough facade is carefully in place to stop anyone from finding out that the arrogant, willful, crass, and dominant snowboard champion is a fake.
I don’t want them to see the truth. I’m broken.
 
Coming home to California to care for family, the last thing I expected was her. The dark haired, smart mouthed best friend of my brother’s girlfriend is a temptation I don’t need. With her fire, her sass, her sarcasm and wit, she’s perfection.
She keeps me guessing at every turn.
 
I no longer want to be alone. I won’t stop until I have her in my arms.
 

Carli Katana

I don’t do relationships. A quick one night stand here and there is just fine. Getting too close creates questions. Questions I don’t wish to answer. It’s safer that I’m alone.
 
No one wants in my family affairs. Even I don’t.
 
Then there he was.
Cocky.
Sinfully hot.
Dangerous to my libido…
Jamieson is everything I’d thought the perfect man should be. There’s no use in lying. Jamieson Crown is a delicacy.
 
I’m drawn to him when I should avoid him.
For his own good.
 
Will they be able to keep each other at an arms length, or fall into those arms they’re avoiding?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

With an avaricious appetite for stories, Kerri Ann can be found quite often with her nose in a book or writing it. On many occasion it has been said that she’s in her own world, living in the stories of those she reads about, giving them a life they deserve.
She can easily be found under a tree in the shade, or reclining at Starbucks scribbling notes about new stories and new characters, all while keeping the coffee chain in business.
Whether late at night, at a music festival, or sitting on a ski lift, when the thoughts arise, Kerri Ann will add them to those in progress. So be wary, your antics could be in her next book.


 

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Collection Title: The Happy Endings Collection

Titles: My Temptation ~ Bring The Heat ~ His Promise

Author: L. Wilder

Genre: RomCom

Release Date: February 20, 2018




Grace-


After one too many disappointments in and out of the bedroom, I’d all but given up on men. While I was doubtful that therapy would change anything, I had to try something.


As soon as I walked into Dr. Seth Michaels’ office, temptation set in. With his piercing green eyes and devilish smile, the handsome doctor was every woman’s fantasy, including mine.


He tempted me in ways that I never dreamed possible, but some lines just can’t be crossed. With a newfound libido, I left his office thinking I would never see him again, but fate and a meddling mother had other plans.






Kaci-


Tucker Michaels could bring the heat, striking out anyone who stepped up to the plate, and he was burning up the big leagues.


At least, that’s what I was told.


I had no idea who Tucker Michaels was, and I honestly didn’t care. From the moment I met him, I thought he was an arrogant, smart-mouthed jerk.

I’ll admit he was hot—if you’re into those gorgeous, athletic types, but there was no mistaking the way he looked at me, like I was about to be his next grand slam. 


Unfortunately for him, he was about to be the one to strike out. I had no interest in playing games, especially when he was helping my little brother’s baseball team. 


… But after a week from hell and one too many drinks, I was starting to see another side of the sexy, charismatic player.

 



After the devastating loss of my wife and daughter, I did everything in my power to guard my heart, making everyone, including myself, believe I no longer had one. I focused on my work and kept everyone at a distance. It was the only way I could face the day. 

I had no time for distractions, but the day Langley, my legal assistant, asked for help with her custody battle there was no way I could refuse. When I was at my worst, she was there to pick up the pieces, making sure I didn’t lose the only thing I had left—my career.

Now, it was my turn to ensure she didn’t lose the one thing she cared about most—her children. 

I promised to help, but I had no way of knowing that one promise would turn my entire world upside down. With the help of her two kids, she chiseled away at the walls I’d worked so hard to build, and I found myself wanting the one thing I thought was out of my reach—another chance at love.
 
EXCERPT FROM HIS PROMISE

I sat in my car and took several deep breaths, trying to collect myself before I headed inside. When I finally walked into the house, I found Beatrice sitting at the kitchen counter. She was still in her little, red flannel pajamas, and her curly hair was down around her face. She had a crayon in one hand and an oatmeal cookie in the other, and as soon as she saw me heading in her direction, she sat up in her chair and smiled. “Hi, Mr. Colton. I’m making you a picture for your refrigerator.”
And just like that, my bad mood started to falter. I walked over to the counter, and when I looked over her shoulder, I saw that she was drawing a picture of man wearing a suit. When I noticed the dark hair, I realized it was a picture of me.
“Looking good, kid.” “It’s you.”
“I see that, but you’re missing my beard.”
“That’s because I don’t like your beard,” she replied innocently.
“You don’t?”
She shook her head as she bit her bottom lip. “It makes you look a little scary. I like you better without it.”
“Scary?” I ran my hand over my chin, tugging at the bristles of my beard. “You really think so?”
“Umm-hmmm. And it makes you look kind of old.”
“Old? Really?” I asked with surprise.
“Yes, sir, but just a little. Not like Santa Claus kind of old.”
Damn. The kid knew how to hit a guy where it hurts. She looked up at me with those dark eyes of hers, and I couldn’t help but smile. “Gee … thanks, kid.”
She studied me for a moment before she asked, “I’m sorry. Did I hurt your feelings?”
“No, Beatrice,” I told her as I opened the refrigerator. “You can’t hurt my feelings, because I don’t have any feelings to hurt.”
Just as I reached for the jug of tea, she laughed. “That’s funny.”
“Why’s that?”
“Everybody has feelings, Mr. Colton.” She stood up and handed me the picture she’d been working on. “Even you.”
I glanced down at the picture and was surprised to see that she’d added my beard. When I looked back over to her, she was walking towards the stairs. “Thanks for the picture, Beatrice.”
She turned back just long enough to say, “Don’t forget to put it on the fridge, so everyone can see it.”
“You got it.”
I walked over to the refrigerator door and as I reached for a magnet, I took a moment to look at my portrait. There was something familiar about the man in the drawing, something that gave me a strange feeling when I looked at it. As I stood there staring at it, I suddenly felt overcome with emotion. After several moments, I realized that the man with big, dark eyes, a thick, bushy beard, and a goofy grin used to be me. It had been so long since I’d seen that side of me that I’d almost forgotten he even existed. I missed it. I missed having a reason to smile, a reason to be truly happy, and I wondered if I would ever have it again. I was lost in my thoughts, when Langley walked up behind me. “It turned out pretty good, don’t you think?”
Trying to collect myself, I cleared my throat before I replied, “The kid’s got talent. She made me look good, and that’s saying something.”
“I think she did a great job with your beard.” She snickered.
“What is it with you two and my beard?”
“I like your beard. It makes you look … distinguished.”
“Um-hmm,” I scoffed.

 

“Seriously. I like the beard.” As I watched the corners of her mouth curl into a smile, I found myself thinking of the kiss we’d shared the night before. There was this moment, just before our lips touched, where I felt the world stop spinning, and for an ever-so-brief moment, anticipation hung in the air. It was just a moment, a mere blink, but it was so intense I could feel it pulling me towards her. When our lips finally touched, that feeling didn’t dissipate. Instead, it grew stronger as I felt her warm, soft mouth pressed against mine, and when I finally released her from our embrace, I had to fight the urge to reach for her and kiss her all over again. I felt an unexpected connection between us, and I couldn’t help but wonder if she’d felt it, too.
  
Leslie Wilder grew up in a small town in West Tennessee. A country girl at heart, she’s always thought that life is too short, but she had no idea how short it really was until her brother passed away in 2014. She’s always been an avid reader, loving the escape only a great book can give, and wondered if she had what it took to write one of the wild romances she’d come to adore. With the support of her family and friends, she published Inferno: A Devil Chaser’s MC, one year after her brother’s death. With him in mind, she fulfilled her lifetime dream of writing. Since then, she’s completed the Devil Chaser’s Series and continued on with the Satan’s Fury MC Series. She has so many stories in her head, and can’t wait to share each and every one.
Leslie has been blown away by the support of her readers, appreciating every message, review, and encouraging word she’s received over the past year. She looks forward to continuing this journey with them for years to come.

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Twin brothers, both broken and in love with the one person they shouldn’t be in love with…

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Sometimes the past bleeds into the future.

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Lane, a tightly wound, up-and-coming CEO who can’t seem to stop enabling his brother, doesn’t know what hit him when Bess falls at his feet and into his life.

It was a night she doesn’t remember, and one he can’t forget.

But rather than stay and help the needy college coed, Lane decides to teach his brother a long overdue lesson––a decision that later comes back to haunt him and only adds fury to the transgressions of his past he is already fleeing from.
Years later, Bess and Lane meet again. She doesn’t know him, and he doesn’t share that he knows what happened on that ill-fated night when she almost died. After all, he has a web of complicated lies from his own youth to protect.

Both are seeking salvation in the arms of others and ignoring the truth—that the only road to redemption lies in confronting your past.

When the past and present collide, is there any chance at redemption?

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For Jake Wrigley, the future is bleak. Some people are survivors, but he’s getting by on his bad-boy looks and charming smile. He owns a gym, gets into bar fights, and wrestles his demons with rough workouts—both in and out of the bedroom.

For Alyson Road, the future is bright. Life can only improve from where she grew up. She graduated at the top of her law class, cares for her ailing mom, and in her job, she defends those who can’t afford anyone else. Her work is thankless but honest.

Jake’s twin brother has been covering his ass for as long as they’ve been alive, but that all changes when Jake finds himself in front of the fiery public defender, his future in her hands. For the first time ever, he doesn’t want to involve his brother, finally realizing he needs to stand alone, be his own man.

Even if Jake’s never absolved of his past wrongdoings or his heart is never scrubbed of the blackness that resides there, he can do one good deed—protect the beautiful lawyer who touched his soul—until helping her nearly becomes his own undoing.