Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I have Mary Martinez on my blog with her new release, Abandoned! The story sounds intriguing and the mystery abounds! Mary, please tell us about this book and don't forget to check out the rafflecopter at the end of the blog!
Abandoned By Mary Martinez
About the Book:
Glenna Beckett loves her family dearly, but being the youngest of six can be overwhelming. Moving across country helped her learn who she was outside the family. Sheâs built a successful business in the form of a quaint shop on Main Street of Calistoga, that sells a bit of everything vintage, the new age term for antique. What more does she need? Then he walked into her shop. International playboy, Lance Gordon. After a whirlwind courtship he asks her to marry him. Burying a niggle of doubt in the pit of her tummy, she says yes. Heâs even agreed to have the wedding in Brooklyn so her family can attend. But he never arrives. Glenna refused to believe sheâd been abandoned at the altar and asks her brother, Tyler, to contact an agent friend on the West Coast to search for Lance. Patrick McGinnis canât believe heâs walking into a prissy shop in the high end of the Napa Valley searching for a missing groom. The bride, Glenna Beckett, is everything he feared, drop dead gorgeous, and a spoiled brat. Not that heâd ever tell her brother that. He hates wild goose chases, and this mission is exactly that. Patrickâs certain the playboy fiancÃ© is off wooing some other delectable creature. Unfortunately, once Patrick started to dig, he finds thereâs more to the tale and it will take all his skills as an agent to keep Glenna safe. Especially when the case takes a turn and threatens the safety of his son, Finn.
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Patrick McGinnis thumbed his phone off and dropped the thing on the table with a thud. What had he just agreed to? He held in a groan, barely.
âWhatâs up dad? You look like you just ate a sour grape.â
Finnegan, his sixteen-year old son, and the joy of his life, walked to the cupboard and pulled out a bowl. He filled it with cereal and added milk and then joined Patrick at the table. He dipped his spoon for a large scoop, and as he brought it to his mouth, Finn gave him the Iâm waiting look.
âI just received a call from an old friend,â he said in way of explanation, he really didnât like talking work with his son.
âIt must not have been a good conversation.â
âIt was good to catch up. He was with me at Quantico.â Best to focus on the old acquaintance part.
âDad, Iâm in high school. You can stop sheltering me now. He must have called for a reason. One youâre not too thrilled about. Whatâs up?â He repeated his earlier question.
Damn, Finn was growing up to fast. And the kid was right. He had a tendency to shield him from his work. Something heâd always tried to do, but more since Finn was three and the worst thing that could ever happened to a child had happened.
âTyler is an agent in New York, however, he has a sister in Calistoga.â
His son let out a hoot of laughter. âMatch-making from the east coast.â
âHa, ha. No, his sister seems to have lost her fiancÃ© and her assistant.â
âWhat they elope and left her behind? Whyâd he call you?â
âThe fiancÃ© never arrived at the wedding. And then when his sister went to open her shop she found the assistant had been shot.â
âOh.â Finn ate for a few minutes in silence. âDoes the lost fiancÃ© and the dead assistant have something to do with each other?â
âThatâs one of the things Ty wants me to find out.â
Finn suspended his spoon half way to his mouth. âWhat is the other?â
âHe wants me to find the missing fiancÃ© for his sister.â He pulled his fingers through his hair. âItâs a wild goose chase if you ask me. If the guy had wanted to get married heâd have been at the wedding.â
âYouâd think, unless he couldnât.â
Patrick contemplated his son. He would make a good detective. Heâd already helped solve a few of his cases, by just listening and making comments that brought other solutions to mind. Patrick wasnât sure he wanted that for his son. He loved being a federal agent. For a while, after the incident with his son, heâd tried something else. However, his true passion was law enforcement and heâd been placed back on duty within the year.
You couldnât help where your heart led you. No matter the consequences.
âThat is what I need to find out.â He stood and poured more coffee into his cup to warm up the cooling liquid. He leaned a hip on the counter while he sipped. âWhatâs going on at school today?â
Finn finished his cereal and stood to wash his bowl out. He appeared to be thinking as he put his dishes in the dishwasher.
âI have an algebra test. Just a fair warning, Dad, itâs kicking my ass.â
âLanguage son.â But he smiled, heâd heard a lot worse. âI have a few minutes do you need my help?â
His son gave him a skeptical look, which was well warranted. Algebra had thoroughly kicked his ass in high school, too, to the point heâd needed Saturday morning classes to pass the damn class.
After a moment he answered. âNo, Mrs. Stewart said sheâd meet me before school.â
âOld Mrs. Stewart is still there? I had her for Algebra.â He smiled and resisted the urge to ruffle his sonâs hair. Since the boy was almost as tall as he was, itâd be a little awkward anyway. âYouâre in good hands then. Do you want me to drop you on my way to Calistoga?â
Mary lives in Magna, a little town west of Salt Lake City, Utah. Together with her husband, she has six grown children, and six wonderful grandsons and five beautiful granddaughters. She loves to spend time with family and friends--she includes good books as friends! Mary and her husband love to travel, especially to the Caribbean for relaxing, and Italy for the wine. And most recently she discovered she was Irish and Scottish, of course they had to visit Ireland and Scotland. Mary fell in love with both, but the green hills of Ireland felt like home. With the experience from the exotic places she has visited, she is able to fill her books with colorful descriptions of cities, painting a colorful backdrop for her characters. One of her favorite US destinations is New York/Brooklyn, where her beloved Beckett's live. When she visits, she can wander their neighborhoods, favorite parks, and visit their favorite pub, Putnum's. They are avid concert âHoâsâ! Yes, they pretty much want to do them all. They love outdoor amphitheaters the best and attend as many during the warmer months as possible. Mary writes mostly romantic suspense, romance, women's fiction, and she has just begun to dabble in young adult mystery. She is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA). During her writing career she has been a conference coordinator, workshop presenter, and chapter president for the Utah Chapter of RWA. In 2007 she was presented with the Utah RWA service award in acknowledgment and appreciation for outstanding service. Mary has also participated in numerous library panels on writing and co-presented a workshop on writing a series at the League of Utah Writers conference. Mary and her husband are also enthusiastic college football fans. They have season tickets to the UTES, University of Utah Football and they tailgate every game. They love tailgating so much, that they were married at a tailgating in 1999. GO UTES! Website and social media links: Buy Link Amazon:www.amazon.com/Mary-Martinez/e/B006MWJ1T6
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Happy Friday, everyone! Thank you for stopping by. Today I have Seelie Kay visiting. She's the author of Kinky Briefs, Quatro and a few other great titles. First, she shares a humorous story that happened during her law school days. Welcome Seelie!
When I was in law school, I traveled home to Wisconsin to visit my family. I wanted to surprise everyone because I had not been home in a while, so I arranged for my Dad—a prominent public official--to pick me up at the airport, but told no one else. He picked me up, we went out to lunch and then I dropped my Dad back at work so I could use his car to run some errands. That afternoon, my Mom received an “anonymous” phone call (this was before Caller I.D.) informing her that my Dad was having an affair with some young blonde, that he had “been seen around town.” My Mom immediately called my Dad and he responded, “Well, yes, I did have lunch with a blonde, in fact, I am bringing her home for dinner to meet you.” My Mom was fit to be tied and she was waiting, roller pin in hand, when we arrived home that evening.
I walked in the door and smiled at my Mom, moving to give her a hug. She pushed me aside and said angrily, “Hush. Your father is bringing home some hussy and I am going to bean him with this rolling pin.”
I started to laugh. Finally, I managed to say, “Mom, I am that hussy.”
OMG, that's hysterical! At least your Dad kept the surprise to himself! ROFLOL
Tell us a little bit about Kinky Briefs, Quatro.
KINKY BRIEFS, QUATRO by Seelie Kay (released 2/9/18)
Take another kinky voyage through Lawyerland!
Indulge in a walk on the wild side with these sizzling short stories about lawyers in love, with a dash of kink. From painting well-hung nudes at a networking event or thwarting terrorists intent on harm to finding love despite a chronic illness or exploring kink on a train, these lawyers pursue love with a vengeance. And while affairs of the heart may come in all shapes and sizes—a law school ménage a trois, a middle-aged A.G. and a law firm associate, and a new marriage suddenly threatened by a spouse long believed dead—these relationships thrive despite the odds. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and yes, the resultant loin heating might even make you blush, but in the end, you’ll run out and buy a set of handcuffs. Because that’s the only way to defuse the sizzle created by these hot, sexy stories.
Kendall rolled over and met with firm resistance. Startled, she looked up into Luke’s smiling face. He leaned down and kissed her. It was then she noticed they were skin on skin. “Oh. My. God. I’m in bed with my best friend and we’re both naked.”
Luke laughed. “About damn time. I’ve wanted to get into your pants for like forever.” He wove his fingers through her hair. “Think we can be lovers and friends?”
“I’m not sure. I never really saw myself with a tax lawyer.” Kendall smirked. “Boring.”
“Hey, you didn’t act bored last night when I had you tied to your bed.”
“That’s because you scared the crap out of me. I never even suspected you were kinky. Where the hell have you been hiding all of those whips and chains? I am sure I have gone through every single drawer and closet in your bedroom, repeatedly, trying to find evidence you preferred men.”
Luke’s mouth dropped open. He then launched himself at Kendall, pinning her underneath him with his body. He kissed her, then trailed his tongue down her neck, his mouth finally settling on a nipple. Gently, he began to suck, and when Kendall moaned, he bit down.
Kendall yelped with surprise.
“Be happy I’m not getting one of my whips out to punish you, smart mouth. But nipple clamps are still an option. And maybe next time, a ball gag.” He chuckled, a low, somewhat evil, chuckle. “And as for my toys, look under your bed.”
Hmmm, I think I want to look under the bed... Let's check out the book trailer.
Great book trailer, Seelie. Tell us a little about you!
About Seelie Kay
Seelie Kay writes about lawyers in love, with a dash of kink.
Writing under a nom de plume, the former lawyer and journalist draws her stories from more than 30 years in the legal world. Seelie’s wicked pen has resulted in six works of fiction, all released in 2017, including Kinky Briefs, Kinky Briefs, Too, The Garage Dweller, Kinky Briefs, Thrice, and A Touchdown to Remember, as well as the romance anthology, Pieces of Us.
When not spinning her kinky tales, Seelie ghostwrites nonfiction for lawyers and other professionals. Currently, she resides in a bucolic exurb outside Milwaukee, WI, where she shares a home with her son and enjoys opera, the Green Bay Packers, gourmet cooking, organic gardening, and an occasional bottle of red wine.
Seelie is an MS warrior and ruthlessly battles the disease on a daily basis. Her message to those diagnosed with MS: Never give up. You define MS, it does not define you!
Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Seelie-Kay/e/B074RDRWNZ/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1517848564&sr=1-2-ent
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Hello everyone! Please welcome back Beverley Oakley. She's on a blog tour from February 17 to March 1 sharing her release, The Accidental Elopement. At the end of the post, she is offering a giveaway!
The Accidental Elopement Scandalous Miss Brightwell Series (Book 4) By Beverley OakleyAbout the Book: A seven-year secret. A tragic misunderstanding. Can love outwit fate in this twisted tale of misadventure and thwarted dreams? Earl Quamby’s niece, Katherine, and Jack, a foundling home lad adopted by a local family, have been loyal friends for as long as they can remember. As Jack is about to leave England to make his fortune and Katherine is being courted by two eligible suitors, they unexpectedly realise their friendship has blossomed into passionate love. A love, they are warned, that has no future. Despite a brave attempt to defy the forces keeping them apart, tragedy results and the pair is separated. When chance throws them together seven years later, Katherine, newly widowed, is being pressured into a marriage not of her choosing to avoid scandal and Jack feels he must honour his pledge to the worthy Odette whom he met in India and whose father is dying. Katherine knows that revealing a long-held secret may win Jack to her but she also knows conflicting obligations from past and present may tear him apart. Can master matchmakers, Fanny, Antoinette and Bertram Brightwell, outwit fate in its latest attempt to keep these star-crossed lovers apart and deliver them the happiness they deserve? This is Book 4 in the Scandalous Miss Brightwell series but it can be read as a stand-alone. Amazon Buy Link Order The Accidental Elopement now for the special price of $2.99 and you'll get an ecopy of Scandalous: Three Daring Charades in the Pursuit of Love. Just send a screen shot of proof of purchase to beverley (at) eikli.com and she'll send you the link for your free book. Amazon Buy Link Excerpt: In this excerpt, Katherine is hiding in a dark corridor to avoid dancing with someone she has no wish to see during her first ball as a newly arrived London debutante. She then receives a rude shock!
Beverley is giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate to on lucky winner. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Remember you may increase your chances of winning by visiting the other stops on the tour. You may find those locationshere.
Rake's Honour (Book 1) Beautiful, impoverished Fanny Brightwell has a few scores to settle—and a heart to win—before she can secure the wealthy, aristocratic husband her ambitious mama demands. Pick up a free copyhere! Rogue's Kiss (Book 2) Would a potential suitor be bolder if he were told the lie that the maiden he desires has only six months to live? Amazon Buy Link Devil's Run (Book 3) A rigged horse race - with a marriage and a lost child riding on the outcome. Amazon Buy Link ~*~*~*~*~ About the Author: Beverley Oakley was seventeen when she bundled up her first her 500+ page romance and sent it to a publisher. Unfortunately drowning her heroine on the last page was apparently not in line with the expectations of romance readers so Beverley became a journalist. Twenty-six years later Beverley was delighted to receive her first publishing contract from Robert Hale (UK) for a romance in which she ensured her heroine was saved from drowning in the icy North Sea. Since 2009 Beverley has written more than thirteen historical romances, mostly set in England during the early nineteenth century. Mystery, intrigue and adventure spill from their pages and if she can pull off a thrilling race to save someone’s honour – or a worthy damsel from the noose – it’s time to celebrate with a good single malt Scotch. Beverley lives with her husband, two daughters and a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy the size of a pony opposite a picturesque nineteenth-century lunatic asylum. She also writes Africa-set adventure-filled romances tarring handsome bush pilot heroes, and historical romances with less steam and more sexual tension, as Beverley Eikli. You can get in contact with Beverley at:website | Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Goodreads a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today, I have Ruth A. Casie visiting with her story, Never Say Never. She starts out telling us a little humorous story that ended up in one of her books. Welcome, Ruth!
My brother Alan and his wife Eloise are happily married, very happily married. After ten years (and now on the other side of the country) Alan called and asked me if I’d once again be a witness at his wedding. How romantic I thought. Renewing your vows, I asked? Eh, not quite, he told me. They had moved cross country when Eloise was appointed Vice President at one of the California universities. They filled out all the paperwork and got a call from the human resource area that there was no record of their marriage. They were married in New Jersey, they told the counselor. No record in any state, the woman said. I flew to California to witness the wedding and make sure the papers were filed.
Oh My Gosh! Did this tale end up in one of your books?
This incident was too good to not become a story. It is the underlying theme of Second Chance by the Sea, a short story in the anthology Timeless Escapes.
Married for ten years, a couple at odds find their marriage was never registered. Will an impending disaster be the final straw that breaks them up or will it rekindle their love and send them back to the altar for a second chance?
So glad it worked out for your brother. LOL, tell us about your current story, Never Say Never.
Pam Dawes has always done what was expected by her high-society parents and friends. Look where that got her. Husband number two is quickly becoming a bad memory. She’s through with men. Never again.
Mikhail Ivanovich Stephanov, doesn’t care what happens to himself—revenge for his family is all that matters.
When a freak storm brings down communications, Pam’s the only one who can help the mysterious Russian who washes up on her dock. Sparks reignite when they realize they’d met years ago. Mik’s more than willing to put his vendetta aside, until Pam becomes the target of the Russian thugs that have infiltrated Havenport’s coast. He’d die to keep her safe.
They’d both sworn to never love again. Will they learn to never say never?
Volgograd came rushing back. What was it about Pam Dawes that loosened those memories he’d worked hard to keep locked away?
“The Volga is the longest river in Europe and used to be known for its sturgeon,” he said, the neutral statement safe.
“Ah, Russian caviar,” Pam said with an overaffected Russian accent. She leaned close. “My comrade. Tell me about the cold Russssian nights and the warm wodka.”
“Lozhimsya spat’ golym i derzhim drug druga v teple.” He leaned closer and whispered in her ear.
She didn’t pull back. He found the heated flush that went up her neck charming. Was it his hot breath against her ear or…
Pam turned and faced him. Their lips a breath apart.
“You go into bed…naked…and keep each other warm,” Pam said. Her stare didn’t waver. “Surely you don’t mean that as an invitation.”
A cool sheen dampened his forehead, and excitement raced through his veins. Her breath bathed his face. Smoky, seductive eyes stared at him. For the moment, they were back at the Moscow gala, sitting alone on a small sofa in a ballroom. He blinked and returned to the sand-colored kitchen.
“No. We go into bed. You have the wrong conjugational form.” He put his hand around her neck and pulled her toward him. Slowly, her eyes closed. He bent closer, then lightly, very lightly, kissed her lips.
Amazon UK: http://amzn.eu/5YnLvSa
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This sounds so intriguing. Let's take a look at the trailer on the YouTube video!
Great trailer, Ruth. Tell us more about you!
RUTH A. CASIE is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance with enough action to keep turning pages. Ruth also writes historical swashbuckling action-adventure time-travel romance about strong empowered women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she found her voice, she was a speech therapist (pun intended), client liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and international bank product and marketing manager vice president, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now—writing romance. She hopes her stories become your favorite adventures. For more information, please visit www.RuthACasie.com or visit her on Facebook, @RuthACasie, Twitter, @RuthACasie, or Pinterest RuthACasie.
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Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! So glad you all could stop by and visit! Today's special treat, I have Claire Gem with her latest release, Spirits of the Heart. Please join me in celebrating her release.
Thank you, Connie, for hosting me on Valentine's Day, this very special day celebrating LOVE. I'm going to share an excerpt from my latest release showing the moment when the hero confesses his love for the heroine. If you like the excerpt, please consider signing up for my Author-Reader Group here: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/wlaz2sqwl4
You will receive the first chapter of SPIRITS OF THE HEART, A Haunted Voices Novel. You can find out more about the book on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/2nQDDzJ
Blurb: An addiction counselor and a security guard struggle to free a little girl and her father, two lost spirits trapped inside an abandoned mental asylum.
Addiction counselor Laura Horton returns from college to move in with an old friend and start her career. But her homecoming is jarring. Her friend moves out, leaving Laura alone with the gorgeous but intimidating ex-boyfriend—in a house that snugs up to an ancient graveyard.
Officer Miller Stanford is a man with a shattered past. His alcoholic dad destroyed their family, a weakness Miller is terrified will consume him too. The last thing he needs is a sexy, blonde addiction counselor watching his every move. When he begins to see specters in the dark, he starts questioning his own stability.
But Laura sees her too—a pathetic child-spirit searching for her father. Then Laura starts digging into old asylum records . . . Can Miller and Laura uncover the secrets of Talcott Hall without jeopardizing their love—and lives—in the process?
“Make love to me, Miller. Please. I feel a little lost. A little like that child-spirit out there. I need to be held. I want to feel cherished. Wanted,” she whispered.
“Oh, I want you, all right. But what scares the hell out of me, Laura, is how I’m starting to need you.” He pulled back and gazed into her huge, blue eyes. “Need you. And not just like this.” He searched her face as he fiddled with one errant, blonde curl and tucked it behind her ear.
He waited, searching her eyes for some sign she understood what he was saying. But there was only open, pure innocence in those eyes. She had no idea what it meant to be loved. He could see that now. And like a pinprick to his heart, he nearly winced when she replied, “I’m yours, Miller. I’ll give you whatever you want. To please you. I just want to make you happy.”
“Laura, I love you. Are you ready for that? I mean, I’ve never felt this way about anyone in my life.”
She blinked fast as though he’d hit her with something too complex for her to understand. “Why?” she asked in a small voice.
“Because I’ve never felt so alive since the day you came waltzing into my house. Into my life. At first, like a shy bird. One I soon realized was a well-disguised lady hawk.” His mouth curled into a wry smile. “And because you don’t think I’m crazy.”
He watched as her pale, gold eyebrows grew together, her eyes glistening. “I don’t know how to do that, Miller. . .the love thing. I mean, other than family. I don’t know if I’m ready for—”
Miller didn’t give her the chance to finish saying what he not only didn’t want to hear, but didn’t believe. His mouth crushed hers with a hunger, a passion he’d never known. She didn’t resist, but dove into the pool of desire right alongside him.
He would show her. If she didn’t understand his words, then he would show her. Show her what it felt like to be loved.
Buy Link: www.amazon.com/Spirits-Heart-Haunted-Voices-Book-ebook/dp/B01N7VIZU2/
Wow, I love it when a man wants to show a woman how it feels to be loved. This book sounds great, and I look forward to reading it. So let's check out the You Tube Video!
That is a cool video, Claire. I love it. Let's find out more about Claire!
Strong Women, Starting Over
Claire is a multi-published, award winning author of five titles in the genres of contemporary romance, supernatural suspense, and women’s fiction. She also writes Author Resource guide books, and presents seminars on writing craft and marketing.
Her supernatural suspense, Hearts Unloched, won the 2016 New York Book Festival, and was a finalist in the 2017 RONE Awards. Also in 2017, her women’s fiction, The Phoenix Syndrome, was a finalist in the National Reader's Choice Awards, and her contemporary romance, A Taming Season, was a Literary Award of Merit finalist in the HOLT Medallion Awards. Her latest release, Spirits of the Heart, was a finalist in the 2017 "I Heart Indie Awards."
Creating cross-genre fiction she calls "supernatural suspense," Claire loves exploring the paranormal and the unexplained, and holds a certificate in Parapsychology from the Rhine Research Center of Duke University.
A New York native, Claire has lived in five of the United States and held a variety of jobs, from waitress to bridal designer to research technician—but loves being an author best. She and her happily-ever-after hero, her husband of 39 years, now live in central Massachusetts.
Claire is available for seminars & media interviews, & loves to travel for book promotional events.
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2nabvbm
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO-vB7WDZhEQ8U4YpC937ng
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Happy Monday, Everyone! Today I have Pandora Spocks visiting my blog with her new release, Chasing Ordinary. Be sure and check out the hunk on the book cover! Yum yum. So take us away, Pandora, tell us about Chasing Ordinary!
By Pandora Spocks
Pandora is giving away The Dream Dominant Series 3 Book Bundle to three lucky winners. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Remember you may increase your chances of winning by visiting the other tour stops. You may find those locations here.
About the Book:
Red-haired Petey Cavanaugh is a sculptor who welds steel and glass creations. A young widow, she lives on her in-lawsâ sheep ranch in Montana where she helps out during the day, working on her art at night.
Looking to raise money to expand the ranchâs business, she gratefully accepts her art school roommateâs offer of a gallery show in Manhattan. Itâs been years since she was in the city, and sheâs happy to visit her old friend.
Nik is in New York on business. Heâs been traveling for nearly a month, enduring endless meetings, attending obligatory dinners, and battling jet-lag. On his way to yet another business dinner, his world collides with Petey's one rainy Manhattan night.
Their mutual attraction is immediate, but Nikâs skeptical. Could it possibly be that this gorgeous, enchanting artist has no idea that heâs Europeâs most eligible prince?
Spending time with Petey is Nikâs first-ever taste of ordinary. What will happen when she finds out the truth?
Release Date: February 13, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Howard had been talking nonstop for twenty minutes. Each time Petey thought sheâd found the opportunity to extricate herself, he continued his rambling, while edging ever closer, invading her personal space, and chatting about his work and his home in New Jersey. He seemed to be one of those individuals who was completely inept at picking up on social cues.
Sheâd just worked up the gumption to simply excuse herself the next time he came up for air, when she heard a familiar voice.
âThere you are, darling!â Nik swooped in, handing her a glass of wine. âIâm so sorry Iâm late. Will you ever forgive me?â He wrapped an arm around her waist and kissed her cheek.
Stunned, Petey stammered a bit. âUm, yes. Wellâ¦darling, yes, you certainly are late. Whatâs up with that? Iâve been waiting for you.â
âI know. But traffic was a nightmare, what with the rain. You just wouldnât believe it.â Nik turned to Howard. âWhoâs your friend?â He smiled pleasantly at the confused man.
âOh, sorry. Nik, this is Howard. Howard, meet Nik.â
Howard worked his mouth, but was blissfully silent.
Nik reached to shake his hand. âSo nice to meet you. If youâll excuse us, I need to make up for lost time. Come, darling.â
He grasped Peteyâs hand and led her to the opposite side of the gallery. When they reached a quiet corner, he turned and smiled at her.
She gave a relieved laugh. âOh, my God, for the second time tonight, you saved my bacon.â
Nik laughed, too. âThe exasperation on your face said that you needed rescuing. Who was he anyway?â
âSome guy that my friend Jules thought I should meet. I mean, heâs nice enough, but he had absolutely no sense of personal space. And he would notstop talking. Sheesh!â
âHeâs probably just shy in the presence of such a pretty woman.â Nikâs blue eyes sparkled.
Petey rolled her eyes. âYes, Iâm sure thatâs it,â she said sarcastically. âI guess you ditched your business dinner?â
Nik nodded. âI did.â
She eyed him curiously. âWhat kind of business are you in?â
He paused a beat. âIâm in international finance and development.â
Warmth flooded her face, and she knew she was blushing. A sheepish smile curled her lips. âI have no idea what that means.â
He smiled, too. âI travel and meet with business people, mostly, occasionally politicians, and we discuss ways to improve our national economies, and ways to assist developing economies as well.â
âOh. Iâm sure Jules would understand completely. She has a sharp business mind. Iâm just so,â she gave a self-deprecating chuckle, âright-brained.â
She fanned herself lightly with her hand. âSo, youâd had enough of finances and development for one night?â
Nik nodded agreeably. âIâve worked all day. As I sat listening to more business conversation, all I could think was that Iâd like to attend the gallery opening of a promising young sculptor.â
Peteyâs eyes sparkled mischievously. âWell, if I hear of any, Iâll let you know.â They both laughed together.
âI just watched your video. Such an interesting way to introduce yourself to patrons.â
âOh, that.â Petey blushed. âJules flew out to Montana a couple of months ago. She hired a film crew to follow me for a day, do interviews and stuff. Then they just put it together.â
He regarded her curiously, eyes sparkling. âWhat are the chances youâd give me a guided tour of this incredible exhibit?â
She pretended to consider his request. âWell, you did see to it that I was put back together after being blasted by that tidal wave. And, you rescued me from being talked to death by a close-talking dentist. Iâd say your odds are pretty good.â She laughed. âI think bringing me a glass of wine put you over the top, though.â
Nik laughed, too. âLucky for me, then.â
âLucky for you. Okay, letâs take a tour.â
Pandora Spocks is a sassy ginger and hopeless romantic, living her happily ever after in South Florida. She enjoys reading and writing literary erotic romance.
She is the author of the three-novel epic romance Ranniganâs Redemption, and a naughty little romantic novella, Just One Night. Her Dream Dominant Collection is a series of light BDSM stand-alone novels featuring sexy Alpha males and the strong red-haired submissives who canât resist them. The collection currently includes three novels: Luke & Bella, Lost & Bound, and For Sparrow.
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Hello everyone! Today I have Kayelle Allen visiting with her book, Bringer of Chaos, Forged in Fire. She shares with us a little bit about her search "perfect" photo of the hero in her story, Pietas. So let's learn of her journey, and the journey of Pietas.
Honored to be on your site today, sharing with your readers. Thank you for the invitation!
With some characters, as long as you get close (blond, handsome) looks don't matter. But I knew exactly how the Bringer of Chaos series hero looked. I could see Pietas as as if I had a photograph. He wasn't a "handsome blond." His looks were a vital part of his story. He'd been genetically enhanced: a perfect warrior, scientist, man.
I looked at stock photos for months. Nothing. Then one day, looking for an angel image, I saw a thumbnail sized image of blond male angel. When I opened the image in a larger size, it was like Pietas looked straight at me. I held my breath, stunned, then bought the picture. I have since bought almost every photo of this model.
I Googled the angel image to see if there were more images somewhere else, which led me to a page on DeviantArt where someone had posted the image and given his name. After that, it was easy to discover what he was doing now.
Although not a professional model, Nik Nitsvetov is involved in cosplay, and he's both brilliant and fearless. If you want to see more of his work, visit his Instagram page. https://www.instagram.com/nitsvetov
Excerpt from Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire
In this scene, Pietas is surveying Sempervia, the alien world where he's been exiled.
Sempervia, year 1 in exile
The summit lay a good distance ahead, but they had left the forest. Scant grasses and scrubby bushes dotted the landscape. Pietas pushed further up the mountain, where hand over hand, he climbed up among black boulders. Their pockmarked texture stung his palms but did no harm to his feet. He'd hiked half the planet barefoot. Panting from the quick exertion, he turned to take in the view.
Across plains to the east, low-scudding clouds skimmed a fringe of mountains, no more than blue smudges on the horizon. Their white tips implied great height. North, the lazy river he and the human had followed from its source snaked its way across the savannah, a necklace of shimmering gold. The path took seconds to trace with his gaze but had taken them weeks to walk. As it wended its way further south, the confluence of its mighty waters with another river turned its gold to muddy brown.
What worried him were the sheets of gray in the northwest. A storm marched straight toward them. The heavy, pelting rain on Sempervia so saturated the air one could drown on land.
They did not dare let it catch them in the open. They needed to cross the summit and reach shelter.
He braced both hands on his knees. How galling to need a break. He'd hiked less than five hours. Was he no better than a mortal?
Before his exile, Pietas would have run--not walked--up this mountain without a single pause. When mortals and traitors among his kind imprisoned him in an unpowered life pod and left him to rot for over a year, it broke his health and shattered his stamina.
Had it not been for his friend, Six, what sanity Pietas possessed would have been as beaten and battered as dirt clods trampled in a horse paddock. Though unable to free Pietas, Six had stayed with him day and night, talking, whistling, singing songs, sharing life and light through his tales.
Long after Pietas could no longer respond.
Broken in body as he was, his will, determination, and drive survived intact, as had his undying thirst for revenge.
No doubt his enemies thought to teach him a lesson. Having endured the worst they could muster, he'd learned there was no pain he could not bear, no matter how horrific. One day, he'd return the favor and teach them.
About Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire
When the immortal Pietas is marooned on a barren world with no food and few survival tools, he knows it could be worse. He could be alone. But that's the problem. He's not.
Half a million of his people sleep in cryostasis, trapped inside their pods and it's up to Pietas to free them. He can't release one at a time. It's all or nothing. He's facing over five hundred thousand hungry, thirsty, homeless immortals who will call on him for rescue and he has no way to answer.
It's not all bad. The beautiful telepathic warrior he's loved for lifetimes is at his side. He's bonded with a sentient panther. He hates humans but the one dumped on this planet with him has become a trusted friend.
Before Pietas can build shelter, figure out how to grow food, or set up a government, he must take back command from a ruthless enemy he's fought for centuries. His brutal, merciless father.
Immortals may heal, but a wound of the heart lasts forever...
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I love reading the excerpt about this story and I have this book on my TBR list. I can't wait to delve into it, and may just have to move it up on that list! You obviously have a wonderful gift of telling stories. Tell us a little about you, Kayelle.
Kayelle Allen writes Sci Fi with misbehaving robots, mythic heroes, role playing immortal gamers, and warriors who purr. She's a US Navy veteran who's been married so long she's tenured.
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Hello Everyone! Please welcome Madison Michael to my blog today as she shares in her new release, Our Love Is Here To Stay. Her release sounds exciting, and she's offering a great rafflecopter at the end of the blog! Welcome, Madison!
Our Love Is Here To Stay By Madison Michael
Madison has some fabulous giveaways for this tour. Remember you may visit the other tour stops to increase your chances of winning. You may find those locations here. Romance and TimeTravel Prize Package #1: Includes Books: Outlander, Time Traveler's Wife and Beyond the Highland Mist and DVDs: Somewhere in Time, The Lake House, the eBook Our Love Is Here To Stay. Romance and TimeTravel Prize Package #2: One of the books above and 1 of the DVDs plus the eBook for Our Love Is Here To Stay. Romance and TimeTravel Prize Package #3: One of the books above or one DVD plus the eBooks Our Love Is Here To Stay.
About the Book:
Can Love Transcend Time? Thirty-year old Matthew Herrington is weary of solo nights in strange cities. He is ready for a change. And that is exactly what he gets when he steps into Swing Night at The Green Mill and is instantly immersed in the sights and sounds of another era. Intrigued by the club’s authenticity, Matthew is enchanted when he meets Patty, a mixture of sexy and sweet who steals his heart. Patty Dennison has never met a man like Matthew in all her twenty-one years. A sophisticated man, he stands out from the usual Swing Night crowd. He is self-assured, smart, charming, and handsome as hell, even if he is a lousy dancer. Once he takes her in his arms, Patty is more than willing to give him a few dance lessons along with her heart. Repeated missed dates and unanswered phone calls strain the relationship and frustrate the pair. But unraveling their mystery exposes an impossible scenario, one that will torment their sanity and test their love. How can they make their fairytale last? Can love transcend time? Buy Links: Amazon | All other formats Excerpt:a Rafflecopter giveaway
Author Bio and links:
After living in the northeast, southeast and the west, Maddy returned to her Midwest roots. She lives in Evanston, IL with two feline editorial assistants and great views of Chicago’s famous skyline.Contact her at: Website | Madison's Blog | Maddy's Romance Madness | Facebook | Twitter
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