Read an Excerpt ! – Duty or Desire by Brenda Jackson

Summary:

What happens when a man of unshakable conviction
meets the woman who rocks his world?

Pete Higgins is an honorary Westmoreland, a man of his word—of course he’ll put duty to his orphaned niece first. Too bad the temporary nanny is tempting him with every look. Myra Hollister captivates him. But she’s keeping dangerous secrets, the kind that remind Pete of all he’s lost before and what he can’t afford to lose again…

Excerpt:

“There’s another matter I want to discuss with you.”

“Oh?” she said, moving her gaze from his to smile down at Ciara. His niece had finally gotten bored of the fire and was glancing around the room. Myra Hollister held Ciara firmly in her arms and he was amazed that Ciara hadn’t given her any pushback. Usually, she was ready to get on the floor and move around to see what she could get into. The Higgins household had gone through a lot of changes since his niece began walking three months ago.

“And what matter is that, Sheriff?”

“Our relationship.” …

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Read an Excerpt! – Temporary Wife Temptation by Jayci Lee

Summary:

Debut author Jayci Lee transports you into the glamorous world of high fashion where passion clashes with familial duty—don’t miss the first book in the Heirs of Hansol series!

“You want me to find you a wife?
“No. I want you to be my wife.”

Will he get more than he bargained for?
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Excerpt: Other Than by Mia Jo Celeste

We are super excited to be part of the Book Tour for OTHER THAN, a thrilling gaslamp fantasy by Mia Jo Celeste. The new audiobook version is now available. Check it out!
Other Than
Genre: Gaslamp Fantasy, Paranormal Historical Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: January 27, 2017
Other Than #PNR A purgatory as dangerous as Dr. Moreau’s Island with zombies and romance.
It only takes one drink from the Water of Immortality to kill Evie Woods—halfway. Trapped in undead flesh, the world’s last skin-slider wakens on an island purgatory where a cursed spring bubbles with immortality, and zombie cannibals crave living flesh.
Her only hope of escape rests in the hands of the one man who would see her fail. Bound to her by cords stronger than death, Lord Victor Lowell is both the man of her dreams, and her darkest nightmares. Contrary and intractable, Victor preys on others to maintain his angelic charisma and preternatural prowess. Drawn to the compellingly gallant and vulnerable soul behind his mercurial humors, Evie can only watch as protecting her forces Victor to sacrifice yet more of himself to the ancient evil long tethered to his soul.
Trapped in an ever-escalating war they can’t stop, Victor and Evie fight time for a cure, but as the long days pass blackness tears at Evie, ripping her thoughts from her one memory at a time. Victor will to do whatever it takes to prevent her from deteriorating into a rotting husk, even if it means dooming himself, but Evie won’t surrender his soul without a fight. Battle lines drawn, the soul mates resolve to find redemption or die trying.

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Excerpt and Review: The Secrets that Shape Us by W.L. Brooks

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Review

The Romance Review
5 stars from Gabrielle Sally!

“Ms. Brooks does an amazing job of creating an intriguing plot woven into engaging characters that are as distinctive as they are eccentric…The suspense elements are there again, much like in book 1, and you will simultaneously worry and cheer the sisters on…there are romantic elements (Casey and Ryan) that will take you through a range of emotions…this book was an emotional rollercoaster for me and I loved every minute of it.”

Read the entire review here.

THE SECRETS THAT SHAPE US
W.L. Brooks
The Secrets That Shape Us
Series: The McKay Series Book 2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: October 22, 2018
Returning home was just the beginning, but staying…might be her end.
After uncovering a devastating secret, Casey McKay left her beloved home town and pretended not to look back. For years, the truth her sisters hid from her has kept her away. Now, in desperate need of Casey’s help, her sisters have hired a PI to find her.
As a private investigator, Ryan Keller is used to getting into sticky situations, but nothing could have prepared him for the likes of Ms. McKay. Unable to resist her appeal for help, Ryan returns with her to Blue Creek. Little do they know they are walking right into a deadly plot to destroy the McKay sisters.
The closer they get to the truth, the harder it is for them to resist temptation. But succumbing to their desires puts Ryan in the crosshairs of a vengeful foe. To save them, Casey must face her past and the secrets that have shaped her.

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Interview with Tory Richards, author of Dangerous

We’re excited to feature an interview with Tory Richards on DANGEROUS. Enjoy!

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the Nomad Outlaws Trilogy? How are the books tied together?

Sometimes a secondary character I write in a story will stand out for me and I’ll decide that they need their own story. I rarely begin a story with the thought in mind that I want to write a series, but I had a couple of characters in different books that caught the attention of readers. Both Rebel and Jace appeared in other MC romances I’ve written, so I decided since they were nomads I would write a nomad trilogy.

Rebel (Ruthless) was a member of Dark Menace MC. He also appeared in Wild Marauders MC. He was spying on a rival MC for them so it was easy making him a nomad at the end because of what he’d gone through in the rival club.

Jace (Dangerous) appeared in His Possession and Ruthless. He was already a nomad so I just incorporated him into Ruthless.

Moody (Furious) was a new character I introduced in Ruthless and again in Dangerous.

To read more, check it out here: https://www.theromancereviews.com/interview.php?location=27452

Featured: A Love Affair in Las Vegas by Rachell Nichole

We’re excited to feature an excerpt from A Love Affair in Las Vegas by Rachell Nichole. Enjoy!

Barnaby took a deep breath as he looked out at the crowd. It wasn’t huge, somewhere around a hundred people, but it was still a lot for him.

“So, welcome everyone. I guess we’ll all be getting to know one another over the next couple of days.” He refused to let his voice waver, though his heart was pounding. He wouldn’t be a coward. “In the meantime, since I’m the first presenter, I wanted to say ‘Hello’ and introduce myself. I’m Barnaby Garrison. Some people call me Barney, and that’s fine, too. Today I’m here to talk about what it’s like working in one of the most prestigious hotel chains, in one of the biggest cities in the world. On behalf of Marietta International, I want to welcome you to our Las Vegas Marietta, and to our second annual conference.”

He surveyed the crowd and tried to find a connection. If he could focus on one or two faces instead of the sea of them, it would go a long way to making this easier. He caught the eye of a beautiful woman in the second row. She was young, with toffee-colored skin and a heart-shaped face. She blinked at him for a second. When he didn’t look away, she smiled, her full lips opening slightly. Her smile lit up her face, and she casually flicked long braids over her right shoulder.

“I am held to a high standard. Higher than at a lot of places. And I hold my coworkers and staff to the same level. It’s not easy, what we do. We all do it for a myriad of reasons, but our end goals are always the same: the best experience to our guests that we can offer.” His gaze stayed glued to hers as he said the words. Ah, was he flirting? That wasn’t like him at all.

To read more, turn to page 15 of the ezine: https://www.theromancereviews.com/ezines/072018.pdf

Featured: Thunder Basin by Nya Rawlyns

We’re excited to feature an excerpt from Thunder Basin by Nya Rawlyns. Enjoy!

Glenn hid his grin as he watched his date… no, his new lady friend… sashay up to the main gate. She’d ponied up for a pair of boots more suited for doing the two-step at Jake’s Bar and Grill—all fancy-dancy tooled leather and sporting a ribbon of short fringe—but damn, they looked good on her. As did the well-worn jeans and sensible chambray shirt that hugged her trim frame. The hair that’d been done up in a take-me-serious braid now swung loose in a ponytail. A touch of pink on her lips seemed to be the only noticeable make-up on a face that looked fresh as all outdoors.

Earlier that day he’d seen the city girl persona, but here… as he led her up the bleachers to their seats… she was a hundred percent country, born and bred. Maybe not the boots, but he’d seen worse on cute young things out to impress the studs lining the fence, whooping ’n hollering.

Glenn remembered those days well, when Arlo’d been right here, rubbing shoulders with the bronc riders, talking trash and making side bets on who got to walk away with the rodeo queen. For Arlo that had been Beth Ann, the love of his life.

Shuddering, Glenn put old memories away for another day. He was here to enjoy the day with a lovely woman who had no notion of his past or his present. Blank slates, both of them. A fresh start, even if it was just for the day.

To read more, turn to page 11 of the ezine: https://www.theromancereviews.com/ezines/072018.pdf

Excerpt and Character Interview of Jason from The Priestesses of Levet by Victoria Lynn Osborne

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THE PRIESTESSES OF LEVET
Victoria Lynn Osborne
The Priestesses of Levet
Series: A Jason and Mortyiene Mystery # 3
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery
Publisher: Azure Spider Publications
Publication Date: June 15, 2018
Jason and Mortyiene investigate the deaths of several priestesses
A priestess is dead hanging in an iron maiden.
The conclave of priestesses are meeting with new instructions from the goddess Levet.
A new floor is opening and the sealed rooms are scenes of horrific crimes discovered after the room opens. Jason and Mortyiene are called to investigate. Who is killing these women? Why? Does this have anything to do with the ongoing war?
To complicate things further, the sky rangers led by general Valairia, war mistress of the Kylvar are in town to fight a rampaging dragon. There is well known animosity between the clergy and Valairia. These spats erupt into battles as the general assumes privileges not granted to her.
Don’t miss another exciting book in The Jason and Mortyiene Mysteries.

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Interview and Excerpt: Gideon and the Crimson Samurai by R.L. Baxter

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GIDEON AND THE CRIMSON SAMURAI
R.L. Baxter
Gideon and the Crimson Samurai
Series: Gideon and the Crimson Samurai Book 1
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Ricky Lee Baxter
Publication Date: December 1, 2014
A timeless tale about friendship, family and betrayal
Gideon Joust is your average twelve-year-old boy, with all the growing insecurities one would expect, following the mysterious disappearance of his father. On one fateful day, the boy’s world is turned upside down – leading to a chance encounter with a brash child warrior: Kibishi the Crimson Samurai.

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Excerpt: Blood Veil by Megan Erickson

Buy Link: Amazon

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Celia

I wanted this. Even now, with both of us wounded and scared, my body reacted to the proximity of his. Those unusual yet kind eyes didn’t flinch from mine. No matter the shape he was in, and what was to come, he was going to do this for me. Well, I guessed it was a little for both of us.

Maybe this was why I’d avoided human touch my whole life. My body wanted a vampire. My heart wanted Idris.

I hadn’t ever dreamed of my first time being in a damp cell, but then I’d never imagined sex in a damp cell at all. The floor was cracked concrete beneath my feet, and the only light was a naked bulb above my head that cast a yellow glow over us. I still thought Idris was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen. I couldn’t leave here without feeling Idris’s skin against mine, without knowing what it was like to be touched by someone who cared for me. Keno had cautioned me about Idris, and had said there was no camera monitoring the cell, so if I didn’t trust Idris not to hurt me, he wasn’t sending me in. So I knew we had as much privacy as we were going to get for at least a half hour. And I wanted Idris.

“Kiss me,” I said as I blinked back tears. “Then feed from me. Then touch me.” Continue reading