My Review of The Queens Heart by Michel Prince

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At the tender age of seventeen, Mary Beth discovered the family she thought would see her through anything couldn’t accept her one mistake. Thank goodness for her best friends that stepped up to support her decision to keep her child. Seven years later together with her friends she’s created a successful business on the verge of a large expansion.

But the desire to be accepted by her family continues to be a failure that taints all her accomplishments and has her making concessions she never thought she would.

Elias Marquez was content with his life. He definitely wasn’t looking for the vibrant redhead down the hall from him. After a chance encounter he can’t escape the need to be in her company again. He wants to explore the possibilities and the undeniable spark her touch inspires.

Torn between trying to right the past and accepting that she can only control her own life is Mary Beth truly ready for the love Elias is prepared to offer as a future?

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Mary Beth has problems. Nate, her ex-boyfriend and father of her child, seems to think she is his personal property. So much so he declares no one will love her like he does. This in spite of the fact he is married. With a new single neighbor who is showing interest in her and her opinions, she finally feels ready to move on.

Elias is intrigued with his pretty neighbor and decides to get to know her and her son better. The first time he meets the ex he is thrown for a loop. Mary Beth changed in an instant and has him wondering if he shouldn’t just walk away. Problem is he thinks he is falling in love with her. That means he has to fight to keep her.

There are many surprises in this book and it is a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. I recommend having some tissues handy and lots of small nerf type things to throw.

Michel hits on the emotional issues of psychological abuse. The book will hit home for a lot of single mothers and has handled the issues beautifully. I look forward to seeing more of lovely ladies of the Growing Strong Mafia in future books.

5 Contented Purrs for Michel!

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Michel Prince

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes new adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel has been awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press in 2013, the service award for her local RWA chapter Midwest Fiction Writers and is a Pro member of RWA. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, cat and new puppy.

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My Review of Sealed Fate – By Becky McGraw – A Kindle Worlds Hot SEALs Novella

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SEALed Fate
(Deep Six Security Book 0)
by Becky McGraw
Publisher: Kindle Worlds August 2, 2015

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Former Navy SEAL Jaxson Thomas left the teams in disgrace to save his squad from being dragged through the mud with a JAG investigation. He never thought he’d have to leave the civilian job he got after the teams in the same way, but that’s exactly what happened. To keep his friends at Deep Six Security from losing their biggest contract, he takes the blame for an assignment gone bad. The SEAL mentality drilled into him for years won’t let Jaxson give up though, so he goes to work for Guardian Angel Protective Services, a new security firm started by his former SEAL teammates, hoping yesterday would be his last bad day.

His first GAPS assignment tells him more bad days are coming however, when he is charged with protecting the woman directly responsible for his exit from the teams. Frumpy Fallon Sharpe is now a federal judge, and the big-mouthed redhead has taken on an East Coast mafia family who wants her dead. She will only accept a SEAL to protect her and his new boss insists that he’s the man for the job, but Jaxson isn’t so sure since he’d been dreaming of killing her himself for five years.

He takes the job, because he has no choice, but the last thing Jax expects to feel for Fallon Sharpe when he sees her again is attraction. Even though her waspish mouth is the same, the thick glasses and frizzy red hair are gone and those damned spindly legs that reminded him of a flamingo before have toned up and end somewhere near her ears now.

Dealing with his old hatred and this new attraction while trying to protect her was going to make the assignment the perfect storm that could lead to a Charlie Tango Foxtrot of epic proportions if Jax wasn’t careful. Maybe the last one of his life.


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Jax definitely has his hands full trying to protect Judge Fallon Sharpe. Aside from the obvious hit men from the mob, there are other things that threaten the two of them. One of which is a hit squad sent by an Arab prince to do away with him. Not to mention the attraction Jax has for Fallon, in spite of all that has transpired previously.

I would say Fallon was having a very bad day when first the mob attempts the hit and then a much more profession version tries while they are traveling to the safe house. All this on top of telling Jax she knows he wasn’t guilty of the charges that led to his discharge.

The action and suspense is top notch. The arguments explosive and sometimes funny topped off with sizzling sex.

I just couldn’t stop reading until I came to the very end. I hope we see more of Jax, Fallon and the rest of the gang in future books.

I can’t wait for the next installment in the Deep Six Security series!
5 Contented Purrs for Becky!

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Becky has been an avid reader of romance novels since she was a teenager, and has been known to read up to four novels of that genre a week, much to the dismay of her husband, and the delight of e-book sellers.

She has been writing fictional short stories and novels for fun, as well as technical copy for her jobs for many years. She was a member of the Writer’s Guild on AOL during her last venture into writing romance, as well as a founding member and treasurer of the first online chapter of the Romance Writers of America, From the Heart Romance Writers. She is currently a member of the Romance Writers of America and From the Heart Romance Writers.
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Romancing the Wolf – 10 Spicy Stories – 10 BestSelling Authors

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Romancing the Wolf
Release Date: June 30, 2015


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Heart of the Wolf
(The Devora)
by Desiree Holt

Shifter Lia Popescu is desperate to find the book Legends of the Werewolf, her only clue as to what happened to her pack. When she loses her heart to the sexy detective Riley Morgan, she wonders how he will handle knowing the truth about her.

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I love this concept of the wolf, the search for family, the loyalty and love.

Lia is searching for the book her grandmother told her to find. The only clue leads Lia to Calderwood for the booksigning of ‘Wolf’ a best selling novel by Jamie Volka.  What she didn’t expect was to be labeled a stalker.

When she is approached by detective Riley Morgan a friend of the Volka’s, an interrogation quickly becomes something more. In Lia’s words, “MATE!”

The problem, Mike Volka is Riley’s friend and the question to be answered is Lia a friend or foe.

A delightful read, filled with suspense as well as fun! I hope this won’t be the last we see of The Devora!

5 Contented Purrs for Desiree.

The Ardennes Curse
(Woolven Secret)
by Saranna DeWylde

Victoria’s determined to free her people from the curse that forces them to become mindless, slavering terrors every full moon. Even if it means taking, Armand Rommulus, their new Alpha to mate.

My Review

A darker story of wolves and witches and a curse that must be broken.

After killing the Alpha of the Ardennes Pack Armand Rommulus takes over. First running into the pack Beta Victoria who attacks him but not in a challenge for the position of Alpha, but to try to get him to leave.

He is part Ardennes Witch and he believes he can break the curse. There are obstacles to be overcome, but will he be strong enough to give them what they need. Can he mate with Victoria?

I think I had my fingers crossed throughout this book. I was wrapped up in this tale from the first word to the last. I hope we see more of Victoria and Armand, I think there should be more adventures.

5 Contented Purrs for Saranna!

Odd Mate
(Odd Stuff Series, #4)
by Virginia Nelson

Gretchen fell in love with Charly, a sweet, nerdy bear of a man but ran fast and hard from his side when she realized he’d hate her for a genetic twist of fate she couldn’t change. Now she’s back in town and drawn to his side. Can a wolf sworn to destroy all coyotes claim a coywolf mate or will he be forced to destroy the only girl he ever loved?

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Gretchen and Charly had been in love for years, but were separated when her parents moved her away.

Now her coywolf pack Alpha has ordered her to infiltrate Charly’s pack and pave the way for a takeover.

Charly’s pack has opened to accept new members including making a couple of witches honorary pack members to strengthen the pack as a whole.

This was a fun read with the antics of the witch and suspenseful with the impending threat of the coywolves. I loved the second chance at love. I think there needs to be more of this expanding pack, please!

5 Contented Purrs for Virginia!

Running with the Wolf
(The Cascadia Wolves)
by Gayle Donnelly

Abram spends his days protecting the pack children, but he finds himself wanting more. The quiet, elusive kindergarten teacher has sparked a hunger inside him and he knows it won’t be satisfied unless he makes her his mate. When her past comes calling, he must make a choice…defy pack law and bring her into his world or let her run and lose her forever.

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This story touched my heart. Abram protects his Alpha’s triplets Kirra, Sawyer, and Marina. As such he escorts them to school and waits watching until he brings them home.

Since day one, he has had his eye on their teacher Abby Mann. He finally gets up the courage to ask her out and she accepts. Before they can have that first date a blizzard hits and Abram and the children end up staying at Abby’s house.

When the pack’s rangers inform him of a break-in at the school and what was taken a whole new level was added to the protective wolf within.

A wonderful tale of strength and commitment. With lots of good lovin’ as well.

5 Contented Purrs for Gayle!

Redemption’s Forgiveness
(The Rending, Book 2)
by Cara Carnes

Marek will do anything to protect his pack and their land, including executing any Outsiders who dare enter pack lands. There’s no soft in war—until Felicity, a curvaceous wolf with more sass than sense limps into Redemption with an impossible tale of betrayal.

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Redemption is preparing for the culling, the process used to vet new warriors for the outpost. Packs have sent their prospects for this process, some more qualified than others.

Marek is out with a group of the greener ones when he scents the blood trail of an injured female wolf. An intruder, not part of the pack and protecting what he senses is a dead cub.

Felicity is an outlander, one of those whose families had fled their packs before the Rending. Injured and being treated by the white dragon doc she had to warn the Alpha Commander.

Marek knows the attraction between them is intense and he has to come to terms with that fact and the fact that the Sentinal Peyton isn’t going to let him go without a fight.

This story has it all, jealousy, lust, love, fierce sex and oh yeah, the war.

I loved this one as much as the first in the series

5 Contented Purrs for Cara!

Under Her Spell
(Keystone Predators, Book 1)
by Brandy Walker

Diego wants Daphne as his mate instantly and is ready to do whatever it takes to make her his. Part wolf, and part witch, Daphne is a little more skeptical of the situation. Her wolf is telling her to go for it while her witchy side balks, knowing Diego will try to suppress her more enchanted side.

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Everyone is gathering for the official ceremonies to bind  Alpha Gideon and his mate Ryder.

As Gideon’s Beta, Diego is assigned to pick up his cousin at the airport, not that he didn’t have enough to do with this wedding. He starts off poorly with Daphne Moore, by arriving late and then ogling a couple of stewardesses. From there things go bad to worse. With all chaos involved with the wedding and naming ceremonies, he doesn’t quite know what to make of the mating call.

Daphne recognizes the mate reaction in herself but is unsure Diego feels it as well. His reaction to a small display of her witchcraft leaves her less than confident.

With her father and his mate demand for her to choose Wolf or Witch. She is Diego’s mate, can’t she be herself both witch and wolf? Gideon and Ryder like her the way she is. Can she mate with Diego and become part of Gideon’s pack?

I seem to have gotten a real taste for this witch/wolf breed. The families in the pack are as diverse as any family. With the boys being snarky and the parents protective. Of course there is that one person in the family who just has to make trouble. Just the back and forth with Daphne and Diego in itself was both amusing and hot.

I look forward to more of the Keystone Predators!

5 Contented Purrs for Brandy!

(Dragon Wars #3)
by Rebecca Royce

Robbie Owens has fought the dragons for seventeen years, leading his group of secret, elite werewolves. Tatyana Knox is a human in a world where humans are like unicorns—they simply don’t exist. But she is real and she is Robbie’s mate. If he can trust her, they will turn the tide of the war. But the clock is ticking and Tatyana’s time with Robbie is almost up.

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Unbeknownst to the wolves a human faction has been aiding them.  Hidden away behind technology is a research facility and medical clinic. The personnel there has been studying the wolves for generations, now their time is almost up and as they are preparing to leave the unheard of happens.  One of the wolves remembers.

Robbie remembers Tatyana and her scent, roses, Mate. The humans have technology that can help win this war. Now Robbie must convince them to let them have the broken tech.

Tatyana doesn’t understand the whole mate thing, but she knows she wants Robbie. She is also sick but no one knows why or what she is suffering from.

All this and the Dragon war to boot. I love the way this tale unfolds. Many surprises, very hot sex and stupid, human males. Dang I love these wolves!

This is the third book in this series and while it can be read as a standalone, reading the others first will give you much more to enjoy.

Forever book1                                        Eternal book2

Forever – Dragon Wars #1  /  Eternal – Dragon Wars #2

5 Contented Purrs for Rebecca!

Violet’s Shadow
(Shadow Mates #1)
by Jennifer Kacey

Violet’s spent her entire life aching to belong and she finally finds it in the pack of Shadows she is destined to join. Everything she’s ever wanted in life and love is finally at her fingertips if she’s brave enough to embrace…her Shadow.

My Review

Violet is trying to figure out her life. She rents a cabin in the middle of a protected forest far from society to think. When she notices a wolf that seems to be watching her every move she freaks out.

Rayden the shadow wolf has been sent to protect her. However, three others show up naked on Violet’s porch and all hell breaks loose. Then there is a rush to get Violet away.

While the story has an interesting take on wolves and mating, I found it to be a bit confusing. The appearance of naked men and the wolf protecting her had no back story. There are plenty of hints but no communication not to the reader or Violet. There is also lots of hot sex but there was a lack of connection that made it less than maybe it should have been.

This being the first of a series, I expected to get more of introduction to the characters and the story before diving into sex.
This story just didn’t do it for me.

2 Purrs for Jennifer.

Wolf with Benefits
(Wolves of Willow Bend)
by Heather Long

After graduating college and spending a summer breaking the law, Shiloh Sullivan needs to make amends and accomplish something for Willow Bend. When her best friend, the wolfish and playful Matt Montgomery moves her in with him, she’s hard-pressed to refuse. But pretending a relationship with a wolf is impossible, and while Shiloh might be human, she knows the rules…

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Mason (Willow Bend’s Alpha) has allowed several involved in the illegal forming of a new pack to return under probation. For Shiloh, a human in the pack, this means living with her parents and ultimately being treated like an errant child. Only allowed out of the house with a specific task the situation escalates from frank disapproval of the pack to vandalism on a grocery trip. Tiffany the pack lawyer’s mate is with her and the discovery of two flat tires on her car and broken windows on another, quickly gets escalated.

Matt has always been Shiloh’s best friend, he is also a wolf. He sneaks Shiloh out for some beers and a talk after witnessing how angry her family is with her. After half formulating a plan to have her play his perspective mate, he decides to make it official when he comes upon the vehicle being investigated. To the amusement of Tiffany, he makes a public display of affection as he informs Shiloh of his intent.

This story takes us on a journey both with family and friends to find the path to forgiveness and love. I love the Willow Bend wolves and can’t wait for the next one River Wolf to be released.

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5 Contented Purrs for Heather!

The Alpha’s Saving Grace
(Lonestar Wolf Pack #1)
by Melissa Schroeder

Alpha Jacob Sanderson doesn’t have time for distractions as he hunts a vicious killer attacking his pack. Sheriff Alexandra Littlefoot is his best resource and a woman he can’t seem to resist. As secrets rise to the surface, the killer’s violence escalates and threatens to destroy the entire pack.

My Review

Alex has more to contend with than just being new Sheriff in town. It seems the town drunk’s wife thinks she arrested him because of “a fixation on his manly person” and has questions as to her sexual preferences. One of her deputies (Dillon) hit on her (kiddingly) and the Mayor (Jacob Sanderson) has come up with some similarities between some out of jurisdiction murders. Ah Mondays! Not to mention she feels an attraction to Jacob that she can’t come to terms with, one does not date the boss.

Jacob has a feeling that Alex is his mate, but since she’s not a wolf he tries to ignore it. Unfortunately for him the more he is with her the less control he seems to have. As they investigate the murders there is the suspicion that it is someone in his pack, not a thing that could be hidden from the Alpha.

I love this take on wolf human mating. Very unusual and very cool. A strong Alpha and a strong female, combine for explosive sex and arguments. I look forward to more of this series.

5 Contented Purrs for Melissa!

WOOT!! SEALed Fate (Deep Six Security/Hot SEALs Crossover Novella) and other Hot SEALs Novellas Are LIVE EARLY!!

Watch for my reviews of books in this great series!!!!

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It looks like Amazon is just as excited as we are about our Hot SEALs Kindle World Crossover Novellas to launch Cat Johnson’s Hot SEALs Kindle World!

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Thirteen of fourteen KINDLE WORLD CROSSOVER novellas have gone LIVE early!

Becky McGraw – SEALed Fate (Deep Six Security/Hot SEALs Crossover Novella):

Geri Foster – Out of Luck:

Sabrina York – Guard Dog:

Kennedy Layne – Mission For Love:

Susan Stoker – Protecting Julie:

Marissa Dobson – SEALed Rescue:

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Paige Tyler – Her Special Alpha (X-OPS/Hot SEALs Crossover)

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Release Day Blog Tour! Servicing the Target by Cherise Sinclair


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Servicing the Target
Masters of the Shadowlands – Book 10
by Cherise Sinclair
 Evil Eye Concepts, Inc. (July 28, 2015)


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A discharged Army Ranger, Ben considers his job as a BDSM club security guard to be an excellent hobby. He’s never been tempted to join in. But everything changes when the notorious Mistress Anne inadvertently reveals the caring heart concealed beneath her Domme armor.
Now, he’s set his sights on the beautiful Shadowlands Mistress. Maybe he’d considered himself vanilla, but she can put her stiletto on his chest any day, any time. He’ll trust her delicate hands to hold his heart. And if she wants to whip his ass on the way to an outstanding climax, he’s just fine with that too.

Sure, he knows she likes “pretty boy” slaves. And he’s older. Craggy and rough. And six-five. Minor hindrances. The mission is a go.

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Ben had been to Anne’s house before—chauffeuring her and her friends to a bachelorette party last winter. As he walked around his car, he could see past her cottage-style house to the ocean beyond. How the fuck did she manage a beach house on a bounty hunter’s salary?
When he opened the passenger door, the interior light showed she was still asleep in the tipped-back seat. She’d miscalculated the effect of alcohol on pain pills, Z had said.
Her dark brown hair which she’d worn braided back in a severe style had come undone. The loose tendrils softened her aristocratic face. She wasn’t a small woman—maybe five-eight—but beautifully formed with small breasts, a tight rounded ass. A darkening bruise marred the sculptured beauty of her right cheekbone.
God fucking dammit, he’d never seen anyone so beautiful.
“Mistress Anne.” He unfastened her seatbelt. Hell, she wasn’t budging. With a grunt of exasperation, he opened the purse that Z had retrieved from her locker. Her house keys were clipped to the strap. “I hope you don’t have a dog, woman, or you’ll have a real short ride.” He set the purse in her lap and plucked her off the seat.
She was heavier than he expected. Undoubtedly had more muscles than the last lass he’d carried. He kicked the car door shut and carried her up to the cottage.
No dog. He walked through the foyer, took a guess, and headed up the stairs. An opened door showed the master bedroom—or would that be called the mistress bedroom? Using his elbow, he flipped on the overhead chandelier light.
Icy blue walls. A glass-fronted fireplace with an ornate mirror over the mantel. A canopied bed with a ruffled floral bedspread. A white couch with fancy legs in front of a wall of windows. All blue and white, like an airy summer garden, it was the most feminine room he’d ever seen.
She roused when he laid her on the bed, and damned if Ms. Feminine didn’t try to punch him.
The candle-shaped lights overhead provided crappy illumination—and hell, she probably only saw a hulking monster over her. He caught her delicate fist in his oversized palm. “Easy, Ma’am.”
Her finely arched brows drew together as she tried to sit up. He didn’t miss the way her hand grabbed her ribs. Damn foolish woman.
“It’s Ben. From the Shadowlands. I brought you home.”
“Ah, Ben.” She gingerly relaxed back on the mattress. “Thanks for the ride. Please tell Z I said so.”
“You’re welcome, Mistress Anne.” He shifted his weight, uncomfortable as hell. But the garment she wore seemed to be some combination of a corset and a dress. It had obvious ribbing and was way too tight. She couldn’t sleep in it. “Uh…you need to get out of that contraption.”
He was standing over her—one big ugly guy. She was flat on her back and totally unconcerned. “Do I now?”
The edge of warning in her voice made his cock stir.
“Yes, Ma’am.” The honorific came easily to his lips. She reminded him of the elegant captain of Marines in his first deployment. Always in control, and even when covered with blood and filth, still refined.
He smiled at her. “How about you order me to give you some help?”
Her snort of exasperation sounded like a kitten’s sneeze. “Benjamin, if a subbie tells me to order him to do something, then who’s in charge?”
“Got me there.” And damned if he was going to leave without getting her comfortable. “You going to punch me if I help you strip down?”
She eyed him. Her pupils were still smaller than normal, making her eyes even bluer. “I never realized how stubborn you were.”
“Yes, Ma’am.”
Her sigh held a note of exasperation. “Help me out of this, then.”
He reached for the front and realized her ribbed long dress had no buttons. Stalling, he moved down to unlace her thigh-high boots. When he pulled them off, he heard a sigh of relief.
Damn, her pretty legs had a sexy golden tan. High-arched feet. Her toenails were a pale pink with white stripes. Amazing what women did for fun. Her mutant black dress was next. Thinking to salvage her modesty, he picked up the frilly knitted throw from the foot of the bed and draped it over her lower legs.
Next. He’d have been more comfortable walking into a firefight.
Her fucking dress had toothpick-sized metal studs down the front that poked through metal grommets. Only way to get it off would be to stick his fingers inside and draw the edges together to release each fucking stud. Her breasts were in there. Jesus, he couldn’t do this.
Her lips curved up in a wicked smile. “Don’t stop now, Benjamin.”
“Having fun are we, Mistress?” he muttered and slid his big fingers inside the top.
She was warm, her skin silky on the backs of his knuckles. And he was harder than a rock. The corset part of the dress came undone, catch by catch. But the tightness increased over her ribs, and when he pulled the edges together, she made a sound of pain.
He stopped. How the fuck could he do this if he hurt her? “Anne?”
“Go on.” Her hands were fisted, her fingernails digging into her palms. But her gaze was clear and level. “You’re right—I’d have had a hard time getting out of this. I’m not moving as well as I was earlier.”
“What kind of damage are we looking at?” His jaw was tight as he continued as ordered.
Prong after prong.
Although she controlled her face, she couldn’t control the involuntary flinches and tightening of her belly.
“Bruised ribs; nothing broken.” Her voice sounded strained, but finally he was past that section.
He undid the looser part over her lower stomach and worked his way…down. As he flipped the dress open, he tried not to look.
Bullshit, he totally looked. His gaze traveled from her thong-covered pussy, up a softly rounded belly, to her sweet, high breasts. Rosy-brown nipples perked up in the cool night air. Her scent was almost edible—like tangerines accompanied by the light musk of a female.
Act like the gentleman you weren’t raised as, Haugen. He drew the blanket over her.
Turning his gaze away—so he wouldn’t see how he hurt her—he slid an arm under her lower back. Shit, her skin there was soft as well. Carefully, he lifted her far enough to slide her dress out.
Now she wore only a thong and a blanket. The room was far too fucking warm. “Thank you, Ben. That feels much better.”
“I bet.” He dared greatly and moved the lower blanket to one side. Her right thigh had a bruise almost the width of his fist. He glanced at her, eyebrows raised. “Boot?” “The bail fugitive had an overly protective, big brother.”
What a fucking job. No wonder she came into the Shadowlands with bruises and gashes.
“Wouldn’t you rather do something…safer?”
Her blue gaze turned chill as the arctic north. “No.” “Sorry, Ma’am.”
“You do say that rather well, you know,” she murmured. She had a dimple in her cheek, one he hadn’t noticed until he’d seen her at Gabi’s bachelorette party.
“I do what?” He needed to leave or he was going to strip that blanket off her again. Find every bruise and kiss them all better.
Ma’am. I thought you were vanilla, Ben.”
“I am.” And if he’d been daydreaming about her setting a sharp stiletto on his chest, he’d keep those thoughts to himself. “Did a bit of military, is all.”
“Ah.” She eyed him slowly, still not quite returned to her usual frightening brilliance. “Can I pay you for the time and gas to bring me all the way out here?”
“Yes, Ma’am.” He paused a second with a hope that Z never heard. He’d get his ass fired on the spot. “I think I deserve a kiss from the Mistress.”
Her eyebrows lifted. “You are just full of surprises tonight.”
Her husky voice always sounded like a morning after raw sex, but when it dropped to that throaty tone, he could see why men crawled on their knees in her wake.
He waited while she thought. He’d wait all night—fuck knew, looking at her wasn’t a chore.
Rather than answering, she held her arms up.
God loved him. He sat beside her hip, leaned down as she put her hands behind his neck.
More. He carefully slid a hand behind her shoulders. Her satin skin stretched over her smooth feminine muscles. He opened his other hand behind her head to enjoy the thick mass of silky fine hair. He was used to visual delights—she was a tactile symphony.
He lifted slightly, just enough to draw her against his chest, so he could enjoy the feel of her breasts against him.
Bless Z.
When he gazed down into her face, he could read her surprise at his daring, and then her eyes started to narrow. If he didn’t move, he’d lose his treat. So he bent his head and brushed his lips against hers.
Softness. Damned if he’d hurry. He settled his mouth over hers and walked empty-handed into the fire zone.

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Cherise Sinclair-8643-Sm-Color Cherise Sinclair
USA Today Bestselling Author, Cherise Sinclair is renowned for writing heart-wrenching stories with laugh-out-loud dialogue, devastating Dominants, and absolutely sizzling sex. And did I mention the BDSM? Her awards range from a National Leather Award to a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice nomination to a Goodreads BDSM group’s Best Author of the Year.
Cherise currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her beloved husband and writes full-time under the supervision of a merciless feline.
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Release Day Blog Tour! One Last Sunset by Michel Prince



One Last Sunset
The Long Ranch Series Book 1
by Michel Prince
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Sunshine Parker didn’t walk away from Tender Root, he ran. Joining the rodeo let his body be beaten by broncos for money, instead of his father for free. After an injury forces him to return to his hometown, he heads to the Long Ranch, the one place that’s always accepted him.

Melody Long is Long Ranch’s first cowgirl in a hundred years. With brothers and cousins always looming in the background, Melody had given up on dating long ago. Now back from college, she uncovers something even the Long name can’t protect her from.

Men who want to survive keep Melody at arms length. But Melody isn’t the bookworm Sunshine remembers growing up, and it’s hard to hide his new found lust. Will his desire cost him the only place he’s ever considered home?

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Michel Prince




Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science. Michel writes new adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling “It’s my turn damn it!!!” She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn. She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports. She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel has been awarded Elite Status with Rebel Ink Press in 2013, the service award for her local RWA chapter Midwest Fiction Writers and is a Pro member of RWA. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, cat and new puppy.

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Cover Reveal for Lauren Blakely’s SINFUL DESIRE – Coming September 22nd

We are so excited to bring you the Cover Reveal for Lauren Blakely’s SINFUL DESIRE, the second title in Lauren’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling erotic romance Sinful Nights series releasing September 22nd! SINFUL DESIRE follows a new couple in the series! Yes, technically it can be read as a standalone, but you’ll likely enjoy it more if you read the first book, SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS.

Lauren Blakely is well known for writing sexy, heartfelt and humorous contemporary romance as well as deeply emotional new adult stories –one commonality in all her books is the scorching hot sexy times. You can expect nothing different from her Sinful Nights series! First, there was SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS, and now Lauren brings you the passionate and suspenseful SINFUL DESIRE filled with sexy moments that will keep you up all night! Lauren worked with her regular cover designer, Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations, and photographer, Stephanie Bowers Photography, for this fabulous cover and we are so delighted to share it with you!

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Pre-Order Links for SINFUL DESIRE coming September 22nd

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SummerBlog Excerpt

Do you know why you’re so fascinated with my tie?” he asked huskily, his eyes pinned on her. He practically fucked her with his gaze. His was so intense. His confidence set her on fire. It torched a path across her body, sizzling her skin.“Tell me,” she said, eager for more of his words. “Since you seem to know me so well. Tell me.”

He brushed the backs of his fingers against her cheek. Oh god, she was dying for him to kiss her. She was so eager to feel those lips. To taste him.

He grasped a wrist with one hand, yanking it up his chest, and loosely wrapping the end of his tie around her hand. “You want me to tie you up.”

“How do you know that?” she asked, her voice stripped to the bones. He knew her. He read her. He could sense everything she wanted. He crowded her against the wall. Heaven Leigh belted out her song on stage. The inky black of the backstage cloaked them.

“Am I wrong?” he asked, arching an eyebrow. “If I’m wrong, tell me and I’ll walk away.”

She shook her head. “Are you going to take it off? Tie me up?” she asked in a voice that barely sounded like it belonged to her. It belonged to the part of her that had been untended for years.

He grinned wickedly. “No. I have other ways to tie you up,” he said, and in a flash, he gripped her wrists in his big strong hands, wrapping his fingers around her, binding her as he yanked her hands behind her back. Heat flared in her body, spinning through her, settling between her legs. Her gorgeous, sexy panties were so damp right now they were useless.

She ached for his touch. And she could do nothing but wait for it since she was his hostage.

He was so strong, she couldn’t wriggle away if she wanted to. His thumbs dug into her wrist bones, pinning her hands above her ass, rendering her helpless. The pressure from the twist in her arms bordered on pain, and felt oh so good.

His body was aligned with hers. There was no space between the two of them. Only breath. Only words as he spoke in a bare, husky voice, “Do you know what else I’ve been thinking about all day?”

She shook her head.

He inched closer, his mouth mere centimeters from hers. Her lips parted, so ready for him. God, she needed him to kiss her. Needed it badly. He was making her wait for it. Making her nearly ask for it. His mouth hovered so close she wanted to dart out her tongue and lick him. Draw him to her. His forehead brushed hers, and her breath fluttered.

Somehow, she managed a please.

Please kiss you?” he asked. “Is that what you want me to do?”

She nodded, too turned on to form another word. Even a yes.

“That’s exactly what I’ve been thinking about all day,” he whispered.

Then he kissed her and he wasn’t gentle. He wasn’t sweet. He was rough as he claimed her mouth, kissing hard. She moaned as he drew her bottom lip between his teeth, then fused his mouth to hers.

His stubble rubbed against her cheek. She’d have whisker burn later. She longed for the redness, the proof, the evidence of a bruising kiss.

The kiss lit her up. She felt it everywhere. In her toes, in her hair, in her belly.

And, deliciously, between her legs.

Where she ached for him. She angled her hips closer as he kissed, desperately seeking contact from him. God, how she wanted him. And she didn’t even know his name.


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Dear Readers:

I’m so excited to share the cover of Sinful Desire with you! I’m in mad love with this cover and I hope you are too – I searched far and wide for just the right image to convey the passion, desire and chemistry between Ryan Sloan and Sophie Winston, and I think this image does them justice! The couple on this cover is a real-life couple, and their passion for each other truly shows through! I love the lush colors too and the sparkly, glamorous feel that my designer crafted in the look of the cover! Sophie and Ryan might just be my hottest couple yet, and I can’t wait for you to read their story!




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SummerBlog Blurb

Scorching. Passionate. Suspenseful… Be consumed by the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Sinful Nights Series! Their passion was beyond control…


It’s what Ryan Sloan values most. Control of his business, control of his secrets, control of his days and nights. With the way his life spiraled in the past, he needs to stay in charge of his present.

Giving up control.

It’s what Sophie Winston craves. After a wildly successful career, she’s stepped away from the business world and is now focused on her work as her city’s most noted philanthropist.

When she meets Ryan Sloan, the chemistry is scorching, and utterly undeniable. Their desire for each other runs red hot. He wants everything she’s willing to give him in bed, and she wants him to take her to new heights as only he can.

Soon, he has to have more. All of her — heart, mind and body.

The only trouble is, he hasn’t been honest about how he met her and the dangerous connection he has to her brother.

When the truth is revealed, he’ll have to give more of himself than he’s bargained for or risk losing the only woman he’s ever let into his heart.

SINFUL DESIRE is book two in the New York Times Bestselling SINFUL NIGHTS series, a four-book series. Each full-length novel features a new couple. This high-heat, high-stakes sexy romance series follows the Sloan family as each sibling falls madly in love against the backdrop of sin, money, greed, passion, mystery and suspense…

 Pre-order SINFUL DESIRE and Enter to Win!


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Preorder and win special, one-of-a-kind prizes including:

One of FIVE LIMITED EDITION SIGNED PAPERBACK COPIES of SINFUL DESIRE. What makes these books a Limited Edition? Lauren has annotated certain scenes in the book and each one is unique. You will see what her thoughts and inspiration were for several of the plot twists in the book.

You will also have the chance to win:

~ Skype Video Chat with Lauren Blakely and several of your friends to discuss SINFUL DESIRE.

~ Sinful Desire Tote filled with signed books, a Vegas Prize Candle (could be worth up to $20,000), and $25 Bath and Body Works gift card.

~ $100 Gift Card to the retailer of your choice.

Pre-Order Links for SINFUL DESIRE coming September 22nd

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And don’t miss the first book in the Sinful Nights Series

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Lauren Blakely
Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had eight books on the New York Times Bestseller list and thirteen on the USA Today Bestseller list. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire. She recently released SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS, the first novel in her new sexy romance series Sinful Nights that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. Her new adult forbidden romance, 21 Stolen Kisses, hit e-readers in May and landed on the USA Today Bestseller list. This summer she’ll release Consumed by You, her next title in her NYT Bestselling Fighting Fire series about sexy firemen and the women they love. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign).

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