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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Recommended Series to Binge Read

– by Ashia

It’s the perfect time to binge read series I never had time for. And there are a lot!

Personally, I’m going to binge read Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series. I hear you gasping in horror. Yes, I’m the ___ (I’m not sure of the correct word) who hasn’t read the entire series yet. Oh, I’ve read a few of the books, but not enough that would give me an idea of the series arc. So that’s my main goal for this quarantine.

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In a world that denies emotions, where the ruling Psy punish any sign of desire, Sascha Duncan must conceal the feelings that brand her as flawed. To reveal them would be to sentence herself to the horror of “rehabilitation”–the complete psychic erasure of everything she ever was…

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Pre-release Blitz: The Earl Next Door by Amelia Grey

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The Earl Next Door
Series: First Comes Love # 1
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: May 28, 2019
One fiercely independent widow.
One honest proposal.
One unconventional game of love.
When Adeline, Dowager Countess of Wake, learns of her husband’s sudden death, she realizes she’s free. At last, she can do, go, and be as she pleases. Finally, she can have the life she has always dreamed of. She doesn’t need, or want, to remarry. Especially not the supremely dashing Earl of Lyonwood, who makes Adeline yearn for his desire . . .
Lord Lyonwood, son of a philandering marquis, will not be like his father. He wants to run his estates and watch them flourish – and find a wife who brings love to his life. When he meets spirited and self-reliant Adeline in a case of near-scandalous mistaken identity, Lyon feels he’s met his match. But Adeline isn’t interested in a marriage proposal. She will only accept becoming his lover – and Lyon finds it hard to refuse. Unless the fire of his passion can melt Adeline’s resolve . . .

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Pre-Order Blitz: Year of the Demon by Tara Fox Hall

Will a demon-hunting priest and a wizard bent on world dominion end Shaker’s happiness with his human Mistress Debbie?
Year of the Demon
Series: Unhallowed Love Book 2
Genre: Paranormal, Erotic Romance, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Melange Books
Publication Date: February 26, 2019
CEO Debbie and demon Shaker’s first year of partnership was a smashing success for both Pandora Productions and their own new intimate relationship, ending with the announcement of their engagement last New Year’s Eve. Shaker now inhabits a human host, Pandora’s rising action star Jett Black, putting the possibility of a family within Debbie’s tentative grasp as the couple pledges their love at the altar. But as before, one crisis after another ensues, beginning with Titan’s push to assimilate Pandora and the death of Debbie’s father, bringing her back together with her estranged family, and into the sights of a demon-hunting priest, Father Matthew, who will stop at nothing to not only send Shaker back to the Hell he came from, but also ensure Debbie is free of sin…permanently. When Shaker is sent back to Hell, Debbie is left bereft, her team of allies decimated, her best friend in a coma, she must decide if she will succumb…or rise from the ashes and fight ruthlessly for everything she loves, no matter the cost.

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Pre-order your copy today. Releasing Feb 26, 2019.

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Follow the tour from February 22 – March 7, 2019.
Visit each stop daily and discover more features, excerpts, reviews, interviews, fun facts and more! To check the latest schedule, visit the Year of the Demon Book Page at Book Unleashed.
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About Tara Fox Hall

Tara Fox Hall

Tara Fox Hall’s writing credits include nonfiction, erotica, horror, suspense, action-adventure, children’s stories, and contemporary and historical paranormal romance. She is the author of the paranormal fantasy Lash series, the paranormal romantic suspense Unhallowed Love series and the paranormal romantic drama Promise Me series. Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice. All of her published children’s stories to date are free reads on http://www.childrens-stories.net.
Tara Fox Hall’s Email: tarafoxhall@gmail.com
Official website: http://www.tarafoxhall.com

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First Kiss: Dragon Trap by Sarah Marsh

This is a featured article column called FIRST KISS. We ask authors to share a first kiss scene from one of their books published in 2017. And each author graciously sent in an excerpt. Enjoy!

 
 
 
Title: Dragon Trap
Author: Sarah Marsh
Genre: Sci-fi Menage Romance
Publication Date: February 23, 2017
Buy Link: Amazon

All Marisol Lewis had ever wanted was a family, but her ex-husband back on Earth made sure that would never happen while they were together. Now? After waking up on an alien planet, she has a plan, and she’s more determined than ever to see it through on her own.

Luca and Baelion are dragon shifters with a troubled past. Shunned by their own people, they now work for the Coalition Council taking rescue jobs that no one else can do. They manage to find Marisol when she gets abducted–but their rescue plans take a wrong turn, and they all end up stranded on a dangerous, quarantined planet.

Mari finds out the hard way that life often gets in the way of best-laid plans…and dragon shifters most definitely do get in the way of hers. Good thing for her that dragons are naturally quite stubborn once they decide they want something–and they’ve decided she’s theirs.

FIRST KISS EXCERPT:

“So”—she waded in up to her knees, sighing at how good the cool water felt on her abused muscles—“how is it even possible for you guys to shift from huge dragons back into men? I mean, obviously, you have way more mass in your dragon form. Where does it go when you’re as you are now?”

Mari could tell she’d surprised him with the nature of her question, but the science of it all was fascinating to her, and she wasn’t the type of person who could not know and be all ‘woo-woo, it must be magic.’

“You’re the first person to ask me that particular question.” He grinned at her. “Give me your hand and I will show you.”

She stepped closer and placed her hand in his, shivering when he ran his thumb gently across her palm.

“In this form, we are much denser than any other shifter,” he explained before he placed his wrist in her hand and let the weight of his arm go. “See? I’m still holding approximately seventy-five percent of my own weight.”

Marisol was shocked when her hand dropped under the weight of his arm. There was no way she could have held it up with one hand at all, maybe not even with two. Continue reading

First Kiss: Fired Up by Anna Durand

This is a featured article column called FIRST KISS. We ask authors to share a first kiss scene from one of their books published in 2017. And each author graciously sent in an excerpt. Enjoy!

 
 
 
Title: Fired Up
Author: Anna Durand
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publication Date: July 28, 2017
Buy Link: Amazon

He sets women ablaze, but the only one he needs may be fireproof.

Humiliated by her cheating ex, control freak Mel Thompson has resolved to avoid sex and romance. But her plans skid off the rails on her birthday, when she overindulges in champagne and tries to seduce her best friend, Adam Caras, exposing her long-repressed attraction to him. She’s determined to remain just friends, but her erotic fantasies have other ideas…

Firefighter Adam Caras has seduced more women than he’d ever admit to, earning the nickname the Arsonist, thanks to his explosive sensuality. Unfortunately, he realized he’s in love with his best friend Mel five minutes after she hooked up with her sleazebag ex. For two years, he’s kept his true feelings a secret. His libido, on the other hand…not so easy to rein in. Now that she’s free, he has a plan of his own. He’ll win her heart the only way he knows how–in bed–by employing every weapon in his lady-killer arsenal.

As best friends become lovers, they must risk everything for a chance at happiness. If they can overcome their past mistakes before it tears them apart…

FIRST KISS EXCERPT:

His hand on her hip glided down, cupping her ass. “I’m going to kiss you. Now. If you don’t want it, walk away.”

Moving his head, he forced her to tip her head back to see him as he ran his tongue across his front teeth, back and forth, back and forth, and for a heart-stopping second she wondered if he was imagining exploring her with that tongue.

“Adam—”

“Leave, or I’m kissing you.” Continue reading

First Kiss: Grinding My Gears Off by C.M. Moore

This is a featured article column called FIRST KISS. We ask authors to share a first kiss scene from one of their books published in 2017. And each author graciously sent in an excerpt. Enjoy!

 
 
 
Title: Grinding My Gears: An off-the-rails Ice Era Chronicle
Author: C.M. Moore
Genre: Romance – Dystopian – Futuristic
Publication Date: June 30, 2017
Buy Link: Amazon

Adam, aka Gears, is a brilliant scientist, doctor and the creator of the water bases that all underground dwellers use to survive.

His family and friends would give him anything he desires. The world is at his feet. But for all his good fortune, the one thing Gears wants he can’t have. A long and healthy life.

As he faces his slowly worsening heart condition, he meets an unlikely savior in the form of Luna, a member of a rival organization known as The Originals.

Luna is part of a group that is out to see the destruction of everything that Gears has built. Even though she is connected to a world Gears can never be a part of, she risks her life to meet him and save him from death.

The two of them set off on a road trip that neither of them can evade, and have no idea if their journey will lead to a happily-ever-after or catastrophe.

Luna’s illogical ways has Gears questioning everything he thinks he knows about life and love. But she is his only hope for survival before the final beat of his heart.

FIRST KISS EXCERPT:

“I don’t say ‘what’ a lot,” he mumbled. Blood rushed to his groin. It was time to get his head together. The head he used for thinking.

Gears picked up her blouse, hoping she’d put it back on. He held the garment out.

Luna ignored him.

He felt like a shard of iron coming too close to an extremely powerful magnet. One step closer and he’d be drawn in.

Take the shirt.

She gripped both sides of her long skirt and yanked down. Heavens, that was not what he wanted her to do. The fabric fluttered then landed in a pile at her ankles. Standing before him, Luna looked like a Nordic goddess, pagan and untamed.

Gears thought for the second time that this must be a hoax. Looking back at the door, he presumed someone would burst in and yell, “Got ya!”

No door opened.

Gears glanced back at the exquisiteness of Luna while he still held her shirt. Her lightweight blue cotton bra complimented her eyes. Her underwear was the same shade of white-blonde as her hair. His eyes were glued to the fabric. Maybe it wasn’t that the fabric was light colored. On second thought, Gears had the idea that the underwear was sheer. Lace cuddled her thighs. What precious equilibrium he retained spun into infinity. Continue reading

First Kiss: Vanek by Laurie Olerich

This is a featured article column called FIRST KISS. We ask authors to share a first kiss scene from one of their books published in 2017. And each author graciously sent in an excerpt. Enjoy!

 
 
 
Title: Vanek
Author: Laurie Olerich
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: February 9, 2017
Buy Link: Amazon

Team Lucifer?

This Band of Brothers Will Steal Your Heart!

Introducing the Demons after Dark series! It’s hot paranormal romance featuring unlikely alpha heroes who will make you laugh, cry, and swoon. Known only as Trinity demons, this band of brothers was stripped of their powers and violently exiled from Hell. Forced to live as humans, they’re left with no memories and no weapons while a secret society quietly plots Lucifer’s demise. For these big, bad demons, adjusting to life as a human is, well, harder than Hell!

Thanks to her family’s curse, psychic Dylan McDonagh has been promised to a sadistic soul broker demon and she’s desperate to escape a terrifying future. After an impulsive act leads her to Morningstar Sanitarium, she’s inexplicably drawn to the sad and mysterious Vanek, but their tentative connection is broken when they escape and go their separate ways. Forced into hiding, Dylan turns to Expat Security for protection. Stunned to find the disturbingly sexy Vanek working there, she almost walks away. Another demon is the last thing she needs in her life.

Formerly one of Hell’s most renowned Painkillers, Vanek is horrified with being human until he discovers he’s been thrown into the body of a badass mercenary with a definite kinky streak and a box of sex toys. Wondering how he got so lucky, he jumps into his new role as second in command of Trinity’s new ops center–Expat Security. When Dylan comes to them for help, he knows he’s got to handle her case personally. As his attraction to her grows, so does the conspiracy that landed him in Brooklyn.

Warning: This story contains snort out loud humor, intensely hot sex, a blistering antihero, and a damsel with a steel backbone. The author takes no responsibility for missed work or grouchiness from lack of sleep.

FIRST KISS EXCERPT:

Vanek pressed his forehead against the glass, letting the cold seep into his skin, hoping it would slow the torrent of raw, destructive fury raging though him. Dylan didn’t need to see him like this. He was trying to earn her trust; trying to show her how different he was from that scumbag broker. Losing his shit and breaking the furniture wasn’t the way to do that. So he’d moved to the window and worked to keep in control.

He felt her arms slip around his waist. She held him loosely, no pressure, no demands. Her delicate fingers linked over his stomach; her cheek rested on his back. He froze. What was she thinking? He was so pissed off, he was probably smoking, yet she dared to cuddle up to the flames?

“Vanek?” Her voice was tight, unsure.

“Go away, Dylan. I’m not in a good place right now.”

She stiffened but didn’t listen. Instead, she wedged herself between him and the window and said, “You and Aiden both have anger issues. Is that a demon thing?” Continue reading

First Kiss: Rising Star by Terri Osburn

This is a featured article column called FIRST KISS. We ask authors to share a first kiss scene from one of their books published in 2017. And each author graciously sent in an excerpt. Enjoy!

 
 
 
Title: Rising Star
Author: Terri Osburn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: September 12, 2017
Buy Link: Amazon

Can love survive the bright lights of fame?

A popular DJ at the hottest station in Nashville, Charley Layton is doing what she’s always wanted to do: living in the heart of country music. Charley puts her career first and relationships second, but when a charismatic stranger in a black cowboy hat invites her back to his place, she decides to give herself one night of no-strings fun.

But Dylan Monroe isn’t a no-strings kind of guy. Charley is beautiful, brainy, and brassy as hell—the kind of girl he’s always wanted. When his record label books him an interview on Charley’s show, he’s determined to find out why he woke up alone, and when he can see her again.

With Dylan now the most eligible bachelor in country music, Charley doubts their fling stands a chance, but she’s willing to try. Dylan dreams of fame, but he also craves a life offstage with Charley. Can he convince her that both of their dreams are worth chasing, and that love is still possible, even in the spotlight?

FIRST KISS EXCERPT:

“Where are we going?” she asked, pulling her phone from her back pocket to text Matty.

“For a burger, as requested,” he replied, flipping on his blinker and taking an exit on the right. The sign said Ellington Parkway.

“But where, specifically, are we getting this burger?” Charley tried again, attempting not to sound like a woman who knew she was about to be murdered and chopped into little pieces.

Dylan reached across the giant console between them to pat her knee. “I’m not a serial killer, Charley.”

That’s what they all said. “I need to let Matty know where I am,” she confessed. “You know, in case you do kill me.”

“That would be a waste of time. I would never leave your body where you told your friend you’d be.”

“Spoken like a true serial killer.”

“Come on, Charley. I’m kidding.”

“I’m sure that’s what Dahmer said.”

“Fine,” he said with a chuckle. “I’m taking you to the Pharmacy.”

A man had only one reason to take a woman to a pharmacy on a Saturday night.

“Nope. Not happening. Take me back.”

“You said you wanted a burger,” Dylan countered.

Charley crossed her arms. “I did. But I’m not having sex with you to get one.”

The black hat smacked the back window as he threw his head back in laughter. “You really are something. You know that?”

She was something, all right. Something he was not having sex with. Regardless of how gorgeous, sweet, and protective he was. Or how good he smelled. Though he really did smell amazing. And was probably really good in bed. Any guy this gorgeous would presumably know his way around the bedroom.

You mean the man who might tie you up and lock you in his basement? she asked herself.

Her brain had a point. No orgasm was worth dying for.

“Regardless,” she said. “You can skip the pharmacy and go straight to the burgers.”

“Too late,” he said, making a left turn. “We’re here.” Continue reading