Letting Go by Holly Renee

Letting Go is book one in Holly Renee’s contemporary romance The Garage Series!

Blurb
When Kat was forced to leave the only home she had ever known due to her brother’s secrets, she wasn’t prepared for what was waiting for her in Tennessee or the choices it would force her to make.Kat instantly knew she didn’t like Blake Reagan. He was cocky, stubborn, and infuriating. What Kat didn’t understand was why she couldn’t stop thinking about him or the way he made her feel.

The last thing Blake expected was for Kat Archer to storm into his world and turn it upside down. He thought he had her pegged from the beginning, but she destroyed everything he thought he knew. Blake was willing to fight to push his way into Kat’s heart, but she put up a wall at every turn as she clung to her past.

If she stayed, she’d risk the only family she had left. If she left, she’d lose Blake and every piece of her heart that he’d managed to steal.

 

 

Review

Kat’s brother has been running with the wrong crowd for a while and after their father’s death he has only fallen further. To keep Kat safe he forces her to leave their family home to live with their Uncle Gary in Tennessee. Before their father moved he used to run a custom car garage and its there than Kat goes to when she arrives. Hoping to find her Uncle she’s shocked to find a drop dead gorgeous guy with a naked blonde screaming his name on the table. Not the best way to meet one of your new colleagues.

Kat knows Blake is trouble, he’s cocky and arrogant but she can’t seem to get him out of her head. No matter how he makes her feel she isn’t staying, she needs to get back to her brother, but she didn’t count on Blake. Kat stormed into his world and turned it upside down. Women who used to catch his eye now don’t even register. And now he’s had her he isn’t letting her go.

Really enjoyed this book! Absolutely love Blake and the other boys, they’re all just so funny and damn hot! As for Kat & Blake, their chemistry is off the charts HOT! A book full of sass, hilarity, drama and scorching scenes I can’t wait for more!

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About Holly Renee

Bookaholic, firm believer in grand gestures, and obsessed with happily ever afters.

Holly Renee is from the small town of Maryville, TN where she was born and raised. She currently lives with her husband and fur baby, Luna. (Yes. She was named after Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter.)

Holly Renee is the author of her debut novel Letting Go.

During the day, Holly spends her time as a nurse, but once her shift ends, she falls deep into her passion of reading and writing.

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His For Tonight (Secret Fantasies Unlimited #1) by Ravenna Russo

A brand new billionaire serial for you today! If you love alpha Italians who always get what they want this is one for you!

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For readers who love billionaire bad boys and tantalizing stories of domination and submission, Ravenna Russo’s scorching new serial will fulfill your most secret fantasies.

* This novella is Book 1 of a 4-part serial, so watch out for cliffhangers–and one demanding, dirty-talking bad boy with a sexy accent who will melt your panties! *

I was only supposed to belong to him for one night…

The limo pulls to a stop in front of the city’s most expensive hotel. In a luxury suite upstairs, a wealthy, powerful man is waiting for me. For tonight, I belong to him. He has bought and paid for me.

I know him only by his code name, Mr. West. We’ll never know each other’s real identities. And after tonight, he’ll never see me again. That’s how I want it. Even as I submit to him, I’m the one in control.

But I never expected him to be so young–or so hot. The agency didn’t tell me he was a tattooed, superstar athlete.

We were only meant to spend one night together. Romance wasn’t supposed to be part of our arrangement…but no guy has ever made me feel the way he makes me feel.

And emotions weren’t covered in our contract.

Please note: His for Tonight Book 1 is a New Adult romance novella of 19,000 words (about 70 pages). Contains graphic sex and language. Cliffhanger alert! This is Book 1 of a 4-part serial. H4T Book 2 will be released in September 2015. Subscribe to Ravenna’s new-release newsletter to get an email as soon as it’s published!

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I was really intrigued with this serial and couldn’t wait to begin reading book 1. Secret Fantasies Unlimited gives high paying clients one night to fulfil their fantasy. They search the internet on dating websites etc to find their perfect match – no strings, no names, just one night and then they never see each other again.

Elise needs money and fast. Her sister’s medical bills are weighing heavy on them all so when she’s approached by SFU to spend the night with a handsome stranger, fulfilling his fantasy for a high price she agrees. She wears the clothes he requests, gets in the car he sends and arrives at the address he gives her. She knew it would be a night where she gave up control, one where all she had to do was follow orders, but she never expected to actually enjoy herself.

Luciano is a sexy as hell dominant who shows Elise a side of herself she never knew about. After a scorching night together Elise goes home and pays the bills thinking it was all over. She wasn’t betting on Luciano though. He wants more, one night wasn’t enough. Can she resist him?

Absolutely loved this first installment. What isn’t there to love about Luciano? These two are hot as hell and I seriously can’t wait to read the rest of the serial! Roll on book 2!

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About Ravenna Russo

Ravenna Russo believes in soulmates, naughty fun between consenting adults, and the healing power of happily-ever-after. HIS FOR TONIGHT is her erotic romance debut. Under another name, she has written for a traditional romance publisher and appeared on the USA Today bestseller list.

When she’s not glued to her laptop, her favorite things include sea-salt caramel anything, peep-toe pumps, and hot yoga. Not necessarily all at the same time. Married to her college sweetheart, Ravenna lives in the Midwest where she’s working on her next scorching hot romance. Subscribe to her new-release newsletter to be first to know when it’s published!

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Emphatic by Kaylee Ryan

Today Emphatic by Kaylee Ryan is released. If you like determined rock gods this one is for you!

Blurb
There comes a point in your life where you have to say enough is enough.

I wasted my college years on a guy who played with my head, played with my heart. I was blinded by the fairytale, the one that didn’t exist.

The day I gave up on the idea of happily ever after, my focus became me. Moving forward and establishing my career.

Until one day…

I didn’t expect him. My new boss, a six foot two, inked rock god. I believed I was working for the record label, I was wrong.

It’s impossible for me to keep my distance, believe me I’ve tried. He’s not who I expected him to be. He’s so much more he’s…Emphatic

Review

I’ve read quite a few Rock Star/Boyband type romances but I have to say I really loved this take on the genre! Logan and her bestfriend Stacy have just graduated and as a present their parents are jetting them off to Hawaii for a week! Things couldn’t be more perfect with each of them securing new jobs to start when they come back. The only dampener on the celebrations is Logan breaking up with her waste of space ex. Fed up of his playboy ways she breaks it off with him and promises to start enjoying her new single girl life, starting with their awesome stay in paradise.

Staying on a private island neither of them expected to have such a drop dead gorgeous neighbour, but one look at Michael leaves Logan breathless. After a week full of romance using her middle name as an alias, Logan is reluctant to leave but this was merely a holiday fling to start her new single life. Leaving Michael on the island and returning home, she’s excited to start her new job working as a PA for a rock band.

On the first day of her new job, her new boss is yet to arrive. Having met the rest of the band things started out great until her new boss arrived – her new boss being Michael, or rather Kacen as he too used his middle name. Now stuck working for her holiday lover she has no choice but to keep it professional for the sake of her job. But how long can they resist one another?

Absolutely loved this story! The chemistry between Logan and Kacen was brilliant and the other boys in the band were just as loveable as Kacen. Loved the plot and the drama, definitely would love to read more about these guys!

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About Kaylee Ryan

Kaylee  Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion  has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you  can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of  music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.

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Sweet Obsession by Olivia Linden

A brand new Stepbrother romance for you now, Secret Obsession by Olivia Linden is A Forbidden Love Novella with one hot Cowboy.

 

Blurb

Finn was the type of man that dreams were made of. A charming country boy. Handsome, hard working and loved his mama. Underneath? A freak in the sheets.

Raven knew he was everything she wanted. But he was her secret.

Raven was supposed to be off limits. Forbidden.

That didn’t stop Finn from wanting her, so he took her. After one taste he knew he wouldn’t be able to stop. Everytime she screamed his name an indelible blemish was etched onto his soul. Claiming him just as he had claimed her.

What they were doing was reckless which only added fuel to the flames. With each encounter they edged closer to the fire. Closer to disaster. There was no way for things to end well, but there was no way he could stop.

Lines get crossed, blurred and scratched down his back as they both give into their Secret Obsession.

Review

I’ve read my fair share of stepbrother romances recently, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from this take on the genre. Being a novella it’s relatively short but nevertheless it’s still a good read.

Finn works on his family’s ranch, and he very much embodies everything a sexy cowboy should. When his mother re-marries he wasn’t expecting his new step-sister to move in too. But fed up of school Raven moves in for the summer and with their parents newly married she has to sleep in the room just down the hall from him. With a dancer’s body and that glint in her eye Finn finds it hard to stay away from her.

When their desire for one another becomes too much and they finally give in to their desire, there’s no stopping them any longer. Trying to keep their affair a secret whilst living in the same house as their parents is hard enough but as their feelings for one another grow they soon become reluctant to hide their feelings for much longer. But what will their relationship cost them and their parents?

This book was a good, easy read and as a novella its a fairly quick read. The chemistry between Finn and Raven is indeed very steamy and I really loved the cowboy element to the book. My only issue was the ending where they encounter a problem in their relationship but then it skips to the epilogue without detailing how the problem was fixed and often that’s my favourite part of the story. Other than this though Secret Obsession was another great stepbrother romance.

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Excerpt

Raven stood amongst the spectators as Finn strolled towards the bull. She might as well have been standing alone. Her entire world had been narrowed down to focus on him. The sexy sway of his gait, the way his t-shirt hugged the muscles in his back, and his nice tight ass. And she loved that he wasn’t cocky. Finn had an easy confidence about him that she found very disarming. His warm brown eyes seemed to look right into her, and made her wonder how much of her soul he could see.

Hopefully not enough to know how bad she wanted him. He turned back to wink at her and she felt the flush rise up her neck and cheeks.

In one quick leap, Finn threw one long leg and then the other over the bull. He straightened his back, placed one hand on the hook, and raised the other in signal of his readiness. The music started and after a backwards count from three to one, he was set in motion. After his first five seconds, Raven knew he wouldn’t be falling off anytime soon.

He was magnetic. Looking cool, confident, and in total control as he kept his balance while the bull jerked and swayed. The way he eased his hips forward and arched his back to move with the momentum of the ride was beyond sexy. And the crowd ate it up. Some women cheered, others watched with the same dreamy expression. Finn was a living, breathing fantasy.

The guys placed bets. Most bet that he would last more than a minute. Others thought he would fall at the next unexpected shift. They were clearly haters. No doubt, Finn held the attention of every woman in the room.

He rode that bull for one minute and forty-five seconds. Then he let go on his own accord and threw himself onto the mat, hopping to his feet in the same motion. Raven stood in awe, with her lips slightly parted when he approached her.

“Your turn.”

“I–”

Finn shook his head and took her by the arm to guide her to the bull.

“No backing out Miss ‘I know how to work my hips’. You’re up!”

Raven didn’t have time to protest. Before she knew it, Finn had her lifted onto the bull and adjusted for the ride. Once she was seated and the popular country song began to play, her nerves settled and her natural performer’s nature kicked in.

“You good?” Finn asked. Raven waved him off, shaking off the trepidation with a wink of her own.

“I got this!”

She raised one arm to signal and then she began to move.

Standing with his arms crossed and a big smile on his face, Finn watched on with a mixture of pride and enthusiasm. He hadn’t seen her, but he’d felt Raven’s eyes on him when he’d rode. Now he was able to watch her, and boy was it a treat.

After a shaky start, where it looked as if she would be thrown in her first three seconds, she righted herself, and rolled with the jerky motions of the bull, syncing to the beat of the music. He couldn’t stop staring at her, not even when Buck tapped him to comment on how hot she looked up there.

In his mind she was riding for him alone, like he was the only man in the room. Without thinking, Finn stalked forward, too drawn to her to stop, and jumped on the bull behind Raven. She laughed wildly and let out a loud hee-haw. He slid an arm around her waist and pulled her close.

“Hold on, baby,” he whispered in her ear.

Raven’s laughter died down to an uncontrollable smile at the erotic sensation of Finn being so close to her. Finn’s chest pressed against her back. His fingers clutched her hips to guide her to his tempo. And his obvious arousal pressed against the crease of her ass. If she weren’t having so much fun, she would have fainted from overheating.

While they rode he whispered and crooned words of encouragement in her ear. “That’s nice, baby,” and “I love the way you ride,” made her tingle down to her toes. It was all in fun, but she couldn’t stop thinking about how good his body felt against hers and how she could tell he felt the same way. But she knew that they had just crossed some sort of invisible line, a broken yet unspoken rule, and committed an infraction in the whole stepfamily hierarchy.

She knew she was supposed to care.

But she didn’t.

 

 

 

About Olivia Linden

Olivia Linden, a native New Yorker, was raised between Queens and San Antonio, TX. Currently living in Florida with her 10 year-old son, she decided it was time to follow her dreams of becoming a full time author. Her creative itch began when her elementary school principal posted one of her stories in the halls of her school. She was only seven at the time, but old enough to understand how integral writing would be to her future. From that moment on, reading and writing became her two greatest passions.

Olivia is a newbie to the industry, but she hasn’t stopped writing since she found her literary voice all those years ago. Jaded Hearts, her first published novel, mixes her big personality, with a sexy yet humorous tone. It is her philosophy that laughter is essential to making it through even the toughest situations.

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Where We Belong (Alabama Summer #4) by J. Daniels

There was a serious FANGIRL DOWN moment this past week when a surprise email landed in my inbox telling me I’ve been given Ben FREAKING Kelly to review!!!! As in I had him in my hands before anyone else – you can understand my excitement at this 😉

Blurb

From NY Times and USA Today bestselling author, J. Daniels, an Alabama Summer series novella.

Ben and Mia Kelly can’t seem to catch a break.

Grueling night shift and opposing schedules have left the passionate couple geared up and ready for some much needed alone time. There’s only one thing standing in their way.

Parenthood.

With two curious boys who have mastered the art of cock-blocking roaming the house, Ben and Mia, sexually frustrated beyond reason, quickly resort to surprise sexcapades and naughty little trysts whenever and however they can get them.

Who said anything about keeping things legal?

Assume the position. Things are about to heat up in the south.

Warning: This book is recommended for readers over the age of 18 due to strong language and explicit sexual content.

Review

Excitement does not even begin to cover what I felt when this little surprise landed on my Kindle! We have all been dying for some more of Ben FREAKING Kelly and J. Daniels has certainly given us some more….9 inches more to be exact 😉

Mia & Ben have been struggling recently. With Ben working nights and Mia juggling 2 small children, there hasn’t been time for them to be alone. Resorting to sexting and the odd dirty phone call they’ve reached the end of their tethers. When Ben stops working the night shift, they are finally on the same schedules but with two little boys cockblocking them at every turn they still can’t catch a break. When Mia can’t take it much longer she has to use her imagination and after that no where is safe. Changing rooms, the back of Ben’s cop car….with these two no where is safe.

This book is so hot it practically burned me! I mean for starters, Ben FREAKING Kelly is in it and secondly….it’s got Ben in it 😉 Full of our favourite Bama boys and girls this book will make you laugh out loud and invest in some new underwear. And there’s even a hint of what’s to come right at the end! And if that wasn’t enough, there’s more of Sir Nolan! And of course Chasey too – those two are just too cute! You would be an idiot not to get yourself a copy of this, seriously read it now!

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J. Daniels is the NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series, and the Alabama Summer series. She loves curling up with a good book, drinking a ridiculous amount of coffee, and writing stories her children will never read.J grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family. 

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Broken (Irrationally His #4) by Jessa Jacobs

Today is the release of the fourth book in the Irrationally His serial, Broken by Jessa Jacobs!

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How had everything gone so wrong so quickly?

 

Tex was dying. Finally, the answer to why he and Mom had put on such an elaborate celebration for only a tenth anniversary – the last they’d ever have.

 

But I hadn’t any more than begun to absorb that news than Travis showed himself to be the jerk I’d originally thought him. How could he have fooled me so badly? How could he have wormed his way into my heart, not to mention my bed?

 

There was nothing left for me here. To give Mom and Tex their final weeks together, it was time for me to go.

 

Broken is Part Four of the serial romance Irrationally His. Parts One through Three, Bothered,  Bewildered, and Brazen, are available exclusively on Amazon as well. They must be read in order for full enjoyment. Part Five, Beloved, is scheduled for publication on September 2.

 

 

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Review

I’ve really enjoyed this serial so far and can’t wait to see which direction it heads in. At the end of the last book a misunderstanding has Chelsea running away from the ranch and Travis. Now in different places they both find it difficult to forget the other yet Travis keeps holding back. He’s keeping a secret from Chelsea, making everyone around them swear not to tell her until he does. But the longer he keeps it from her the further apart they grow.

When circumstances lead them back to each other once again will Travis finally tell Chelsea the truth? With Travis’ Dad in a bad way they must support each other and find a way to make it work, even if that risks their relationship being discovered.

Tensions are definitely running high for Travis and Chelsea, with both their relationship, Travis’ Dad and him keeping secrets from Chelsea. Now Cozy is involved he has no choice but to come clean soon, and I can’t wait to see how it pans out! Bring on the finale!

 

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I’d given in and accepted the gift of Tex’s pickup, an extended-cab Chevy. When I’d seen Mom and Tex off at the airport, I went back to the ranch to pack and wait for the next morning before making the thousand-mile drive to San Jose. It was a long drive, over seventeen hours in all, and the closest town to the half-way point was a wide place in the road called Rome, Oregon.
I pulled into a 1950s-era motel and stumbled out of the cab like a drunk on a staircase. My legs didn’t want to work, and I was hungry, having skipped lunch in favor of getting to my stopping place by dinner time. Feeling older than dirt, I asked the woman at the counter where I could get something to eat. Fortunately, the tiny restaurant attached to the nearby gas station was open. As I waited for my order of barbecue beef and coleslaw, I tried to text Cozy, only to discover that I was out of cell range.
The terrain I’d driven through was virtually deserted, so I shouldn’t have been surprised. It made me feel as if I’d dropped out of modern America and landed in an alternative universe where all the natives stared at me as if I were the alien. Ignoring the people passing by to get a better look at me, I dug into my meal with gusto, only to discover it was a far cry from the same items Mom had prepared for her barbecue on the fourth of July. How long ago that day seemed!
I knew I’d miss Cozy when I planned my itinerary. It didn’t seem right to leave before Mom and Tex did. There was a chance I’d never see him again, so I spent the last few days at the ranch trying to show him how much I’d always appreciated him. I hadn’t ever verbalized it, and it seemed too obvious to do so now, but I wanted him to know. He went along with my efforts as if I’d always brought him a fresh cup of coffee at breakfast, or baked his favorite chocolate-chip cookies in the blazing summer heat.
Now at the halfway point in my journey, I determined to stop looking back and instead look forward. I had the two canvasses in the back of the extended cab, carefully wrapped against the jostling they’d receive on the road. I had the rest of the photos, and I had the sketch. My task was set out for me.
I even had a schedule worked out. Most of the galleries didn’t open until noon, so I planned to paint in the mornings. I’d clean up and apply to the galleries for whatever positions they may have open in September in the afternoon, and in the evenings I’d search the internet for a gallery to take my series of paintings when they were done. I knew it would be a small one because I was unknown, and therefore, I needed to find one that specialized in Western art. It wasn’t a theme I’d ever studied before, so finding that one gallery that would give me a chance might take weeks. It was okay. It would take weeks to finish the series, too. And last of all, the pièce de résistance, the nude.
For that, I needed a canvas worthy of the subject. Six feet tall, almost life-sized, I’d paint Travis with all the passion he’d awakened in me. And if I was lucky, when I was done, he’d be out of my system and out of my heart. Because the brief fantasy we’d had together could never be. He wasn’t the man I’d built him up to be, and besides, there was the complication. The knowledge that always prickled the back of my neck when I thought about our trysts. He was my stepbrother. Off limits in the eyes of society.
That we’d shared not only sex, taboo as it was, but kinky sex, was a secret I’d take to my grave, except for Cozy’s knowledge. She would never tell, so it was something I’d lock away forever and try to be satisfied with whatever man I eventually landed for my own. I couldn’t imagine a future with a man like Travis in it. That would have been a fairy-tale come true.
As I went to bed that night in a lumpy old bed in a run-down motel in the middle of nowhere, I called up the memories. I’d give myself until I finished the nude painting to relive them, wallow in them, and dream about them.  And then I’d banish them forever.
Just before I went to sleep, a pang of loss made me shiver. How would I cope with Tex’s death and getting over Travis, without Cozy to run to when I needed a shoulder to cry on? She wouldn’t be there when I got to San Jose. I didn’t even know where she was going. I didn’t know when I’d ever felt so alone.

 

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About Jessa Jacobs

Like you, I’m a reader. When I read a good story with characters I can connect with, my everyday existence fades into the background as I enter a world that may contain exotic locations, adventure and excitement. And, if I can be totally honest with you, in my favorite stories I can fall in love for a while with an impossibly gorgeous guy who is the best lover imaginable.

So, maybe it won’t come as a surprise that in my books you’ll find hot alpha male book-boyfriends, sassy heroines who are much more clever and beautiful than I am, and stories I hope will make you laugh and cry while reading them, as I did while writing them. Oh, and some scenes you may want to role-play with your lover.

Why not take a chance? All of my stories are perfect for a lunch-break escape, and priced less than a cup of coffee. In fact, if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, they won’t cost you another dime, so take as many as you want! They’re calorie-free, too!

If you’d like to know more about me, my books, or special offers for free reading, please check my website at www.jessajacobs.com. I’m also available on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Souls Unfractured (Hades Hangmen #3) by Tillie Cole

This week the third book in the Hades Hangmen series by Tillie Cole, Souls Unfractured was released! And I could not have been more excited for Flame and Maddie’s story!

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“For fractured souls are like magnets.

Drawn to collide into an impossible bliss…”

Labeled a ‘Cursed’ woman of Eve from birth, Maddie has endured nothing but pain and repression at the hands of The Order’s most abusive elder, Moses. Now living with her sister in The Hangmen’s secluded compound, finally, Maddie, is free. Free from the suffocating faith she no longer believes in. Free from endless years of physical and mental torment.

Just… free…

At age twenty-one, the timid and shy Maddie is content to live within the confines of her new home—safe from the outside world, safe from harm and, strangely, protected by the Hangmen’s most volatile member; the heavily pierced and tattooed, Flame.

Flame.

The man who ceaselessly watches over her with his midnight dark and searing eyes. The man who protects her with a breath-taking intensity. And the man who stirs something deep within her numbed heart.

But when circumstances conspire for Flame to need HER help, Maddie bravely risks it all for the broken man who has captivated her fragile soul.

The Hangmen’s most infamous member, Flame, is ruled by one thing—anger. Plagued by haunting demons from his past, an all-consuming rage, and isolated by an abhorrent hatred of being touched, Flame’s days are filled with suffocating darkness, pierced only by a single ray of light—Maddie. The shy, beautiful woman he cannot purge from his thoughts. The woman he has an overwhelming need to possess…

… the only person who has ever been able to touch him.

Flame’s mission in life is to protect Maddie, to keep her safe. Until a trigger from his troubled past sends him spiraling into madness, trapping him in the deepest recesses of his disturbed mind.

His Hangmen brothers fear that Flame is beyond saving.

His only hope of salvation: Maddie and her healing light.

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I have been waiting for this book for so long! Much like every other fan I think. Flame’s story has always been such a mystery – what do the flames, the number of 11 and the cutting all mean? And now we finally know!

Flame, like Maddie, was raised in a strict religious household but their beliefs were twisted. He has suffered cruelty and severe pain by the hands of people who should have cared for him and not instilled the self-hatred he has into him instead. Now with the Hangmen, Flame still suffers from the memories of his past and the beliefs he was taught. When Maddie entered his life everything changed. He touched her and she touched him…and the flames didn’t burn her.

When Flame killed the man who had tortured Maddie for all those years, he saved her. Now, when Flame needs help the most, it’s time for her to save him. What follows is a beautiful, heart-wrenching and utterly captivating story where two broken souls learn to heal each other. Both of them fear to be touched but crave the comfort of each other’s embrace. Together they must overcome their pasts and try to find peace.

Each book in this series has left me speechless. I’ve cried and my heart squeezed for each couple and their journey together. But this book? Wow. It’s mesmerizing, heart breaking and just plain beautiful. You will fall hopelessly in love with Flame, and your heart will ache for him from start to finish. As for Maddie, her quiet strength and her undeniable love for Flame will leave you equally as emotional. I don’t think I’ve ever cried so hard. Each book Tillie writes leaves me reeling and always with that well known Book Hangover we just love to talk about – Souls Unfractured is no exception. In fact I’d say it left me more emotionally messed up than ever before and I definitely had a bad case of happy tears at the end.

A book that’s as beautiful and mesmerising as it’s cover, I won’t be forgetting this brilliant read for a long time to come.

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EXCERPT

I sat bolt up right in the chair and stared at the dark line of the forest. My heart slammed against my ribcage when a figure emerged from the heavy foliage.

My breathing paused, fear taking hold, then a familiar pair of leather boots and trousers entered the moonlit lawn. Blades hung at his sides, and his torso was naked under the heavy leather cut.

Flame.

My heart, that was already racing, seemed to beat at an impossible speed. And then Flame lifted his head, and it ceased to beat at all.

The frown that was on his face instantly blanked. His lips mumbling something under his breath, stilling mid-speech.

I clutched the blanket lying over my knees to my chest. I remained frozen, as did Flame. I had not expected him to come tonight, his friend had taken him back to his home. I could see from my window how exhausted he had been. I could see, even in the haze of moonlight, how tired he was still.

Flame’s hands clenched at his sides. His chest heaved with movement that was too quick, then he abruptly turned on his heel, and with a rigid back, he headed back into the forest.

My stomach sank as he turned to leave, and without conscious thought, I slammed my sketchpad shut, shuffled to the edge of the seat and called out, “Wait! Do not go!”

Flame stopped dead.

As did I.

Swallowing back my nerves, my shock at what I had just done, I said, “Please, Flame. Do not go… I… I am glad you are here.”

Flame’s fingers curled and uncurled at his side, then straightening his shoulders, he slowly turned. His large frame was rigid as he faced me once more. Then he just stood. Stood at the end of the forest, his attention fixed forward.

But I wanted him closer.

Still perched on the edge of my seat, I asked, “Would you like to come closer? I… I have been sitting out here alone as I could not sleep. It…” I took a deep breath, fighting my natural instinct to flee, and continued. “It would be nice to have some company.”

Flame remained still, his rigid body convincing me that he would not come any nearer. Then, to my surprise, he began walking, his powerful legs bringing him closer to where I sat.

In the still and silent night, I could hear him counting his steps one to eleven, then repeating it back to himself under his breath. My head tilted to the side as he approached, a swirl of anticipation and fear mixing in my stomach.

His skin on his arms looked newly cut, and I could not help but feel sad for him. For whatever had happened to make him need to harm himself in such a way. Grasping the blade in his hand, his fingers tightened on the handle. Like he needed the blade as a comfort.

As though he was nervous to be here with me now.

Inhaling a long breath, I asked quietly, “Would you like to sit?” I pointed at the chair to in front of mine. Flame looked at the chair through his long black lashes, and exhaling sharply through his nose, sat beside me. I smelled the oil and leather. I smelled the rich musk and spice scent that only belonged to Flame and warmth filled my bones.

He was sat beside me.

Flame was sitting right beside me.

Dropping my eyes to the frayed edges of the gray blanket wrapped around me, I played with the clustered strands of wool just for something to help with the nerves accosting my body.

But Flame was absolutely still. Absolutely silent.

Then I glanced to the side only to see him watching. As soon as our eyes met, he dropped his. A blush raced to fill my cheeks, and for some unknown reason, a whisper of a smile pulled on the corner of my mouth.

Lifting my head, I stared at the large moon, and found the courage to speak, “I did not think you would be coming to see me tonight.”

After several seconds of silence, I believed Flame would not respond. Until I caught him shift in his seat, and he said roughly, “I couldn’t stay away.”

My pulse raced at his response and I whispered, “Why?”

Flame’s shoulder shrugged, then focusing back on the blade in his hand, he said, “I couldn’t stop thinking about you. And I…” Flame trailed off.

“And what?” I pushed.

“I needed to be near you. I needed to know you were safe.”

 

ABOUT TILLIE COLE

Tillie Cole Author PicTillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother — a farmer’s daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.

 

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Slipperless (Book #5) by Sloan Storm

It’s with bittersweet feelings I’m announcing the release of the last book in the Slipperless serial by Sloan Storm! If you haven’t met Gabe & Fiona yet then what are you waiting for?!

Blurb
Left without a job, without family and without hope, I find myself near a complete breakdown.

My future at Hawkins Biotech now seems impossible, one spent with Gabe even more so. Yet because of my crushing debt, I’m left with little choice but a wary acceptance of his offer to return.

Not long after doing so, I discover that not only have things gotten worse with the Link Protocol, but Gabe had no intention of honoring the terms of our agreement. I should have known better.

Still, with so much at risk, I have no choice but to fight through all of it if I ever hope to have what I want out of life.

Through it all, I can’t help but wonder – will Gabe ever do the same for me?

This is the fifth, and final, book in a Billionaire Romance series presented in serial format. It is not a standalone. All individual entries are currently free with Kindle Unlimited.

 

Review

I can’t believe this serial has ended, I’m both so thrilled to know the ending to Gabe & Fiona’s story but at the same time so sad it’s all over! At the end of book 4 Fiona had reached rock bottom with the passing of her grandmother and Gabe terminating both her job and their relationship. Now seeing the error of his ways Gabe offers Fiona her job back. With no other option, she has to suck it up and accept the job but not before stating he is to never be alone with her again.

Gabe, being the man that he is, has no intention of ever following Fiona’s rules. Having spent time without her he’s now realised he can’t spend his future without her in it. Determined to win her back he starts his elaborate plan to make her his. However, along the way he must contend with not only her initial resentment towards him but also the challenges she must overcome at work. With the presentation looming, her co-workers challenging her daily and Gabe pursuing her with a single-minded determination will Fiona be able to handle the pressure?

But most importantly… Will Gabe be able to win her back?

Absolutely LOVED this book! Hell the whole damn serial! In this the fifth and final book we see a new side to Gabe. He’s still the hot alpha boss we’ve come to know and love but now set in his pursuit to claim Fiona we get to see his softer, more romantic side which is brilliant! And, after everything Fiona has been through, we finally get to see her face it all head on. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading Gabe and Fiona’s journey together – Gabe finding his romantic side and Fiona finally gaining confidence in herself. Seriously in love with this author, can NOT wait for whatever comes next!!

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My mouth watered as I looked at her. Something about her energy seemed electric and wild. Fiona’s eyes sparkled with defiance, and she glared in my direction. I stood from the chair and started to walk towards her.

“I swear to God, Gabe, if you touch me—I’ll scream.”

I licked my lips as I looked at her in silence.

I took another step towards her, close enough to get my first whiff of her perfume. While she stared at me with a look of uncertainty on her face, I relished the feeling of being close to her once again. My cock twitched as I watched her ample breasts heave. In between frenetic gulps of air, her chest moved up and down, tempting my hands to touch them.

“What are you doing, Gabe?” she whispered. “Don’t push me.”

I narrowed my gaze as I looked at her mouth. More than anything, I wanted to press my lips against hers. Fiona continued to fight through labored breath as I moved closer yet again. Her lips parted, and I was almost close enough to feel the heat as it escaped from the between them.

Just then, Fiona broke my gaze and her eyes darted towards the conference room door. Within a fraction of a second, she moved as if she were trying to escape, but as she did, I slammed my hand against the wall, palm flat, blocking her exit. She snapped her head in my direction, and I wasted no more time.

I crushed my mouth into hers, pinning her head against the wall. Right away, Fiona resisted me with everything she had. After a moment or two, she shook her head with a violent thrash, and broke her lips free of mine.

“Stop it, Gabe,” she warned. Lifting her hand, she wiped her mouth with the back of her palm.

I smiled as I looked into her eyes.

“I mean it,” she began. “I’m not kidding around. If you so much as touch me again, I’ll knee you right in the balls.”

But just as she finished speaking, I noticed the tiniest of twitches underneath Fiona’s eye. She didn’t believe her own bluff. I extended my other arm. Now with both palms flat against the wall, I engulfed her with my presence.

Without hesitation, I leaned my entire body into her, pinning her against the wall with my weight. My lips met hers and I drove my tongue inside her mouth. Predictably, Fiona resisted, squealing and moaning and otherwise protesting, until at last, I felt the rigidness fade from her body.

About Sloan Storm

Sloan Storm is a verbally difficult, yet physically generous, writer who pens imaginative yarns based on dominant men and the women who challenge them.

As such, power plays and passion are the heart of each and every story. The writer’s creative tendencies may drift as the mood strikes, but the essence of all tales told wind up back at the same place… the polarizing difference between the sexes.

After all, what else is there in life?

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Ready To Love by Franca Storm

Today is the release of Ready to Love by Franca Storm! Check this HOT new college rocker romance out now!

Blurb

She is the one woman who is always off limits…

College rocker and infamous playboy, John Kingston, has screwed his way through most of the women on campus. But there’s one woman he will never touch: his best friend and band mate, Nicki. For four years, he’s been her protector and her confidant.When arrogant frat guy, Axel, attempts to make a claim on her, John suffers a painful wakeup call, quickly realizing that his feelings for Nicki are not purely platonic. Recognizing that Axel’s intentions are anything but innocent, John’s possessiveness spirals out of control, sparking a dangerous feud.

Nicola Lewis can’t bear to be touched. Haunted by an awful past that she has been unable to escape, she has kept her distance from the opposite sex. And she’s been just fine living her life that way: safe and uncomplicated with no chance of getting hurt again.

Until an unexpected kiss changes everything…

But John and Nicki must decide whether the burgeoning desire between them is worth the risk. Is this a case of love conquers all, or a huge mistake that could destroy everything?

Review

Nikki can’t stand to be touched, especially by men. For so long she’s avoided dating and any form of intimate contact with all guys but one, John Kingston. He was the guy who saw her at her lowest and picked her back up again – she trusts him completely. But recently their friendship has felt like more and Nikki finds herself wishing she could go that bit further with him.

Not wanting to ruin their friendship she accepts the advances of campus playboy Axel who seems nice enough. Caught up in his words she doesn’t see the kind of guy he really is behind the charm – but John does. With his feelings on the line he must choose whether to step in and man up, claiming Nikki for his own or let her go and let her move on with her life. Will they be able to move on from the past and make a future together?

I really enjoyed this book, lots of drama and emotion as well as some great sexual chemistry! With Nikki’s past and Axel in the mix it created a variety of drama filled situations for Nikki and John to face and they are one HOT couple! Excellent read which I devoured in one sitting, definitely worth a read.

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Excerpt

 

As I lay back on the bed, propping the pillows up behind me so that I’m half lying, half sitting, I suddenly feel insanely nervous. Shit. I cross my legs, feeling uncomfortable not wearing any underwear beneath the skimpy slip of a nightdress. I try to strike what I think is a sexy pose, but everything feels so awkward. I’ve seen women do it in the movies—how do they pull it off so easily?

I can’t do this.

I slide off the bed, intending to make my way into the bathroom to grab my bathrobe when the door opens. Oh no! Too late!

“Got your text. So, you’ve got me alone. So, what’s—oh shit!” John’s voice comes from the door.

I cringe. Shit. “Hi,” I squeak over my shoulder.

He shuts the door behind him and chuckles. “Are you gonna turn around or talk to me with your back to me all night?”

“I…uh…I need my robe.”

“No,” he says huskily.

I force myself to turn around. The moment I do, his eyes dart to mine suddenly. I grin inwardly, knowing that they were staring at my ass just a second earlier. I can see the coiled tension in his body, the stiff set of his jaw and I know he’s struggling to keep his gaze on my eyes and not elsewhere. If I was any other girl, he wouldn’t bother. It makes me feel bad, like I’m teasing him or something.

“You can look,” I tell him.

But he still doesn’t. In fact, he slaps his hand over his eyes. “Shit, Nicki. I…uh…why are you wearing…that?”

“Can you remove your hand and look at me?”

He shakes his head.

“Fine.” I take a deep breath and perch on the edge of the bed. “Nothing happened after our kiss the other day. No nightmares. Nothing.”

“Really?” he asks, intrigued.

“Yeah.”

“And?” he presses.

“I don’t know if it was a mistake to you, or what. If you’ve been avoiding me, or whether I’ve subconsciously been avoiding you or something. I wanted to clear it up tonight.”

“There’s something else,” he accuses.

Dammit, he knows me too well. “I…uh…will you…touch me?”

His hand falls away and his gaze snaps to mine. “What?”

I climb onto the bed and ease myself back against the pillows, hoping I don’t actually look as awkward as I feel.

He shakes his head. “Nicki…”

“It was a mistake, wasn’t it?” I ask, suddenly embarrassed as hell. I pull the covers up to shield myself. “Oh crap,” I mumble. “Can you leave and give me a second to get dressed and then we’ll talk this out?”

“No,” he says. Before I know it, he’s climbing onto the other side of the bed. “That’s not what I meant. I just wanted you to know that you don’t have to do this.”

“I want to,” I say, pushing the covers aside.

This time, his eyes are all over me. “Nicki, once you give me the green light, I’m not sure I’m gonna be able to stop.”

Oh my God. I swallow hard and tell him, “I want you to touch me.”

 

Author Bio
Franca was born in Surrey, England and currently lives in Niagara Falls, Canada with her husband and their labrador, Rocky.

She is a long-time lover of erotica and romance novels, especially those with sexy-as-sin alpha males. She decided to try her hand at writing her own and writing romance is now her obsession and the perfect way to put her dirty mind to good use!

Her writing spans many different sub-genres of romance: contemporary, biker romance, paranormal romance, new adult, romantic erotica and romance suspense. She’s got a ton of stories to tell and many more works up her sleeve.

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Brazen (Irrationally His #3) by Jessa Jacobs

Today marks the release of Brazen book 3 in the hot Stepbrother Romance series Irrationally His by Jessa Jacobs! Check it out!

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Blurb

I was caught between the irresistible force of my attraction to Travis and the immovable object of the taboo nature, not only of the relationship itself, but also of the sex play. I’d never done some of those things in my life, and I couldn’t wait to do more.

 

Then there was my best friend, Cozy. Her reaction to my revelations about sex with Travis wasn’t expected. And soon she’d be here, at the ranch. I dreaded the scene when they confronted each other.

 

To make matters worse, something wasn’t right with my stepdad. Travis seemed worried, but neither of us could put our finger on what it was about this whole week long anniversary party that made us uneasy.

 

All I could do was hang on for the ride.

 

Brazen is Part Three of the serial romance Irrationally His.

 

 

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Review

This series is definitely getting hotter! As the week of celebration continues, Chelsea and Travis have been running around in secret to get some alone time. With Chelsea’s hidden desires out in the open, it’s made for some ….interesting rides out into the ranch 😉 Things were going well until Travis found out about Cozy’s knowledge of the two them. With her arrival only days from now, their first meeting could change everything. What’s more Travis’ Dad has been hiding something since they arrived, in fact the whole week of celebrating seems a bit weird for only a 10 year anniversary.

As the final party draws closer Travis and Chelsea must work through their differences to prepare for Cozy’s arrival and to uncover what’s really going on with their parents.

I have really enjoyed reading this series so far, and I love the way Chelsea and Travis’ relationship is building. And what a cliffhanger!! Seriously can’t wait to read the next instalment!

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Chelsea

 

On the morning after my eventful day, Wednesday, I woke to the sound of excited children outside. Glancing at my bedside clock, I saw I’d missed breakfast. I moaned and rolled over to get out of bed. Every muscle ached, and when I shuffled to the bathroom to pee, my appearance in the mirror shocked me.

My hair was a mass of dark tangles, there were bags under my eyes and I looked like I’d been on a three-day bender. Either that, or the Western expression, like I’d been rode hard and put away wet. Which of course was exactly what had happened.

“Mmmmm,” I said aloud. “Totally worth it.”

I couldn’t face Mom, or anyone else for that matter, looking the way I did, so I took a shower and made myself presentable. I couldn’t remember what was on the agenda today, but I thought it was more card-playing, and maybe taking the kids to the pool again. If so, I was going to duck out and go somewhere to sketch. There’d be plenty of time to paint after we had the place to ourselves again, but at least I could get some scenes planned.

Besides, I needed some time to myself to think. This thing with Travis, never a good idea in the first place, had gotten out of hand. His charisma and my appreciation for his beautiful body pulled me toward him, when everything I knew of him should have warned me away. The sex kept me going back for more. In the light of day, what I’d said to Cozy about making him fuck me rough, outside and in daylight, seemed crazy. So why did I feel moisture gathering between my legs at the very thought?

I had to get my mind off that subject while I went to the kitchen to cadge something to eat. Otherwise, I’d walk in blushing and leave after spilling my guts to Mom, who wouldn’t stop prying until she knew what was causing the blush. That would be a disaster of epic proportions. Not only would it ruin her party, it could destroy her marriage.

The fact that I had to make an effort not to think about Travis should have warned me I was already on dangerous ground. To help me get my expression and color under control, I thought about Cozy and her upcoming visit. She’d be here in just two days! I could hardly wait to see her, even though I’d only been here at the ranch for about a week. Of course, her being here would put a damper on extracurricular activities with Travis…stop it. Don’t think about him.

I took a deep breath, squared my shoulders and marched down the stairs to the kitchen. Whether or not I could keep my mind off Travis and last night’s amazing sex, I needed food, coffee and a visit with Mom. I’d had hardly any girl-time with her so far except for our trip to Missoula. But when I got to the kitchen, she wasn’t there. I made some toast, got a cup of coffee from the carafe on the counter and sat down to try to remember any errands she’d asked me to do or accompany her on this morning.

When I came up with a blank, I shrugged and went to get my sketch book. It looked like a good day to get out away from the house and other people, where I could be alone with my thoughts. I went out the back door, not yet decided whether to take a horse and really get away, or just walk a mile or so into the trees at the edge of the big meadow. I wandered to the stable to see which horses were there, and found Travis saddling Thunder.

“Oh, hi. I didn’t think you’d be around. No chores today?”

He turned around and looked me over. “So that’s the way we’re playing it? Business as usual?”

I tilted my head while I sorted out what he meant. Surprised, I concluded he was talking about last night’s sex, and sure, how else would we play it? I raised one eyebrow. “Unless you have a better idea, yes.”

He shook his head. “Okay. Whatever you say. Were you going to saddle up?”

I looked around at the few horses still in the stable. “Thinking about it. Where is everyone?”

“They went for a ride. Your mom, my dad and most of the guests. We’ve got the place to ourselves, if…”

“When will they be back?”

He shrugged. “They’ve been gone almost three hours. Any time now, I’d expect.”

I supposed it was obvious I was stalling for time to answer. The thought that someone could come home and possibly discover us dampened my enthusiasm for the hint he’d put out there. He turned back to Thunder and began adjusting straps.

“Travis,” I began. “Where are the hands? Why aren’t you with them? Aren’t they short-handed, now that…”

He turned back to me, a frown marring his handsome face. “Yeah, more than you know. One of the other guys left, too. It’s just Hank and Miguel now. They went to town to try to recruit some new hands. Bad time of year for it. Most that are any good have already signed on somewhere.”

I covered my mouth with my hand. Shaking my head, I took it away. “This is all my fault. I’m so sorry.”

In two steps he was at my side. He took my upper arm in one big hand and shook it gently. “It is not your fault. You didn’t ask the asshole to put his hands on you. That wasn’t okay.”

No, it wasn’t. But Travis putting his hand on me now was very okay. In fact, I wouldn’t have objected if he’d taken my other arm and pulled me into a kiss. But he didn’t. He dropped my arm almost as quickly as he’d grabbed it.

“I’m sorry,” he said, pressing his lips together. “Look, if you want to go with me, I’m going to ride out and make sure that little herd in the meadow is still together and see if I can round up any stragglers from the woods. What were your plans?”

With his question, he’d moved us right past the moment of awkwardness and I didn’t have the chance to answer his peculiar apology. I didn’t know what he was sorry for., but I was sorry for a missed opportunity. “I was just going to sketch, but if you’re going out to work, maybe I’ll sketch you. Would that be okay?”

His serious mood dissipated, and he grinned. “Well, I will have to keep my clothes on today. Seeing me naked might spook the cattle.”

I rolled my eyes. This Travis I understood. I was even beginning to like the wise-cracking, easy confidence he showed, almost to the degree of cockiness. Sparring verbally with him was beginning to be second nature, and if we could keep that up I wouldn’t have to think about the secret side of our relationship. The dangerous side. The side that even now crept into my consciousness and caused my nipples to tighten inside my bra.

“Oh, all right. If you must. It won’t be authentic, you know, if you’re dressed. Didn’t all old-West cowboys do their work with no shirt on, at least?”

“You wish.” He laughed, but the tease came closer to the truth than he needed to know.

“You wish I wished,” I retorted.

He turned impossibly blue eyes on me. “Yeah, I do.”

 

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About Jessa Jacobs

Like you, I’m a reader. When I read a good story with characters I can connect with, my everyday existence fades into the background as I enter a world that may contain exotic locations, adventure and excitement. And, if I can be totally honest with you, in my favorite stories I can fall in love for a while with an impossibly gorgeous guy who is the best lover imaginable.

 

So, maybe it won’t come as a surprise that in my books you’ll find hot alpha male book-boyfriends, sassy heroines who are much more clever and beautiful than I am, and stories I hope will make you laugh and cry while reading them, as I did while writing them. Oh, and some scenes you may want to role-play with your lover.

 

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