Hot Damn ~ Trouble arrived early! BORROWING TROUBLE (#12, Texas Trouble) is LIVE on Amazon.com!


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Becky McGraw

borrowing-trouble Coming Soon (Est Rel April/May 2014)! Borrowing Trouble (#12, Texas Trouble) Carrie & Dylan’s story

MORE TROUBLE IS HERE!!  BORROWING TROUBLE (#12, Texas Trouble) has been released early!!
Texas Trouble is an Amazon bestselling contemporary western romance series with hot cowboys, a dash of suspense and a lot of southern humor.

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Release Day Spotlight: Make Me Burn By R.G. Alexander With Giveaway


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Make Me Burn
Book 2, Fireborne Series
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd
Warning: Explicit content, and even more danger and heavy drinking than book one. Fetish clubs and role-play, whips and chains, voyeurism and exhibitionism. More inappropriate use of supernatural powers for deviant activities. In other words, burning down the house.

SYNOPSIS:

Aziza Jane Stewart is the last of the Fireborne, and so far it’s been nothing but a curse, destroying her family and putting everyone she loves in danger. Now she’s on a quest to find her brother’s portion of the power that flows in her veins and track down the murdering Jiniyr who are a threat to her loved ones.

She and her Enforcer lover Brandon are officially “in a relationship”, but she’s still torn between two men who both set her on fire. Brandon’s duties are driving a wedge between them, and her need to protect her Jinn guardian isn’t helping. Exiled and stripped of his powers, Ram is focused on satisfying his darkest urges…and tempting her to come along for the ride.

When Aziza discovers Brandon has been keeping news of ritualistic murders from her and the evidence is pointing at Ram, all bets are off. It’s time to find her own answers, embrace what’s inside her and make her own rules, damn the consequences.

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Becky McGraw’s Revisit Tour For the Texas Trouble Series With Giveaway!


Just so everyone one knows, I love this series, started it backwards but now I have them all and can’t wait for the latest coming May 26th Borrowing Trouble!!!!
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The Texas Trouble Series by Becky McGraw
Contemporary western romance with hot cowboys, a dash of suspense, and a lot of southern humor. The perfect recipe for Trouble. Available on Amazon.com
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My Kind of Trouble (#1, Texas Trouble)
SYNOPSIS:
 
Cassie Bellamy swore she’d never go back to her hometown when she left Bowie, Texas ten years prior.  In that time she’d all but forgotten about the man who sent her running to Phoenix in the first place, bad boy Luke Matthews.  She had built a new life in Arizona, which included a successful real estate business, and a new fiancé.  The last thing she needed was to dredge up old memories by seeing him again.  But her daddy was hurt and needed her help at the ranch.  Her plan was to get her daddy on his feet as quickly as possible, and avoid Luke Matthews like the plague.

 

That plan went to hell fast when, on a nostalgic whim, she decided to drive her old pickup back to Bowie, instead of her BMW.  Bessie gave up the ghost five miles outside of Bowie, and the one person she wanted to avoid became her knight in brown khaki.  Cassie knew right then she was in big trouble.  The reformed bad boy was the Sheriff of Bowie now, and not only was he still hotter than the Texas sun, his anger toward her was too.Luke Matthews had worked damned hard to change the way people of Bowie thought of him. He was no longer known as the bad boy son of the town’s drunk, they called him Sheriff now. For ten years, Luke had been living on the right side of the law.  Although he was discreet about it, he also played hard to forget about the woman who’d given him the determination to better himself by leaving him ten years prior without a word.

 

 
His strategy had worked perfectly, until he came across a beat up pickup on the side of the road and decided to play good Samaritan.  That charitable act led him to the uncharitable owner of the illegally long legs sticking out from under the hood.  Cassie Bellamy was back in town and the beautiful blonde was just as sassy and stubborn as she always had been.

 

 
At first he’s pissed, but then realizes he’s just been presented with the prime opportunity to finally settle his mind and move on.  Luke is determined before he sees her beautiful backside on the way out of town, he will have his answers, even if it takes hog-tying her to get them.

 

 
EXCERPT:
 
“Crotchety old filly is like a drill sergeant.  Bosses me around something terrible,” he grumbled and forked a piece of scrambled egg into his mouth.  “Kinda like those sponge baths though,” he said around the egg and chuckled.

 

 
He would, she thought, and chuckled herself.  “She sounds like just what you need, old man.  Otherwise, you’d be running all over her.”

 

 
“You’re one to talk little girl.  That wimpy ex-fiancé of yours still in jail?”

 


“As far as I know.  Between your trespassing charge and mine for stalking, James will either have to drop the charges against Luke, or spend more time than him in jail.  I’m going to get a restraining order against him, once I get back to Phoen–” she realized what she had been about to say and stopped. 

 

Her daddy’s eyes narrowed.  There was dead silence between them for a minute or two, then he asked in a low even voice, “So you’re going back?”

 

 Cassie looked down at her hands.  “Yeah, for now.  I’ve got a lot of loose ends to tie up with the business, and I need to really think about where I want to live and what I want to do.  I made a snap decision to stay in Bowie because I was excited about the horse breeding thing…”

 

 

 “You can still do that.  I have plenty of money, Cassie Bee, more than I could ever spend before I kick the bucket.”

 

Cassie looked back at him, and emotion clogged her throat.  She cleared it then said, “I know Daddy, but if I do it, I want to do it on my own.  It will mean more that way.  But I’m not sure yet if that’s what I want or not.”  Carl’s eyes misted, and Cassie reassured him, even though she knew it wasn’t going to happen, “I still might do it Daddy, there’s just a lot I need to deal with before I can make a decision.  A lot I need to work out.”

 

“You tell Luke?”
 
“No, I didn’t…and I’m not.  He wouldn’t let me go.  The time I’ve spent with him these past few weeks has been great.  I realize I love him, haven’t ever stopped.  But I don’t see things working out between us.  We don’t make each other stronger.”
  
Carl threw his fork down on the tray and spat, “That’s horseshit, girl. You two were made for each other, and it’s a crying ass shame you can’t see it.  That boy loves you, and he’ll take care of you.  You could do a helluva lot worse than him, that’s for sure.”
 

 “See that’s the thing Daddy—I don’t want him to take care of me. I’ve been taking care of myself for ten years.  And if I stay he’ll try to do that.  All that’s done so far is get him into trouble.  His life was solid until I came back.  Even Cole said so.  I think the best thing I can do for both of us is go back to Phoenix.  For now, anyway.”

 “You’ve got some strange notions about love, honey.”  Carl shook his head and picked up his fork again.  Staring down at his plate, he continued, “Your mama was the love of my life, and we argued every day.  It didn’t mean we didn’t love each other.  Love’s hard work…not for the faint of heart.”
 

 Cassie just listened, even though she wanted to argue that she knew it was hard work, and she didn’t mind working hard, as long as she knew the end result would be worth it.  In their case, she and Luke would just wind up hurting each other again.

 He stuck his fork into a piece of cantaloupe and waved it at her.  “You’re one of the strongest women I know, Cassie Bee…and you could work it out with Luke, if you’d just stick around and try.”  His eyes pleaded with her to change her mind.
  
Not happening.  “Since I’ve been back in Bowie, I’ve gotten thrown from a horse, almost raped, broken my ankle and cracked my skull.  My crazy ex stalked me.  And Luke, bless his heart, has tried to save me from it all.  For his trouble, he’s been antagonized by me, risked everything he has to buy a herd of cattle he has no use for, and he’s had to beat the shit out of the cowhand for trying to rape me.  He has been thrown in jail once, almost twice.  Now, he’s arguing with his best friend over me.  I’m just no good for him, and Bowie isn’t good for me.”
 

 That got a chuckle out of her dad, but he sobered quickly.  “None of that has anything to do with the price of tea in China—or love, girl.  If Luke was there for you through all that, and you were there for him, that’s what love is.  Life ain’t easy, you have to take the fleas with the dog.”

 “Well, I’m taking my flea circus and heading back to Phoenix for a while, daddy.”

 He looked up at her and asked quietly, “Why did you run away after graduation, Cassie Bee?”

 Cassie looked down at her hands again.  It was time to finally give her daddy the truth. “Because of Luke,” she said and cleared her throat.  “It know now it was a misunderstanding, but Luke was supposed to meet me at the lake that night.  When he didn’t show up, I went looking for him and found him tangled up with Becca Harvey, and thought he was cheating on me.”
 

 “Did you talk to him before you left?  Ask him about it?”

 “No…I was too hurt.”
 
“So you just got your ass over the dashboard and left him dangling on the limb to head to Phoenix.”
 
Cassie looked up at him and swallowed hard.  “Yeah, I guess I did.  But he didn’t come after me either.”
 
“You’re wrong there.  He came over here right after you left that night, looking like he could chew nails.  He grabbed me by the collar and yelled at me trying to get me to tell him where you were. I thought he was gonna cry when I told him you left, but I didn’t know where you were heading.”
 

 Her daddy had never mentioned that to her before, and a wave a guilt surged up to strangle her.  “I didn’t know.”

“So now you’re doing it again.  Leaving him dangling without talking to him and heading off to Phoenix to run away and hide, because you decided that was best.”
 
Was she doing that?  Repeating history by being a coward and running away instead of confronting Luke?  Her conscience whispered, hell yes you are. “Okay, Daddy you’ve made a point.  I’ll call Luke and talk to him.”
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The Trouble With Love (#2, Texas Trouble)
Widowed Phoenix Detective, Sabrina Roberts, is burned out.  She hopes the chance to stand in a friend’s wedding in a small Texas town will give her the break she so desperately needs.  Once there she finds that and a lot more when she meets sexy, but chauvanistic, Sheriff Cole Jackson.

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Double The Trouble (#3, Texas Trouble)
Identical Twin, Professional Rodeo Roper Karlie Upton is on the run from an abusive ex.  She runs to a friends ranch in a small Texas town and the first person she meets is the tall, dark and disgrunted Chief Deputy in the town, Gabe Kelley.

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Looking For Trouble (#4, Texas Trouble)
Aspiring Country Singer, Jess Sparks, hits the lottery from a one-night stand.  Her prize is her daughter Angel.  A gig in a small town brings her face to face with the man who fathered Angel.  If she can get past the fear of losing her precious Angel, can she find love and a father for her with sexy bull rider Wade Roberts?

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Trouble In Dixie (#5, Texas Trouble)
Left high and dry by her roping partner and twin sister, cowgirl Katie Upton hires on at the Rockin’ R horse ranch as a cutting horse trainer.  Her new boss, sexy single-father, Tommy Tucker both tempts and frustrates her.  His daughter Dixie is a little hellion, who needs supervision that he’s not giving her, and is always in trouble. Like someone else she knew.  Her wild ass twin sister.

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Asking For Trouble (#6, Texas Trouble)

Country Fiddler Jazzie Ramos’ life is in upheaval. Her best friend has just gotten married, and her younger brother is in a heap of trouble. She is determined to save him, and finds help from handsome Texas Ranger Beau Bowman.  Beau is determined to help keep her safe, but he’s more determined to stay single.

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Chasing Trouble (#7, Texas Trouble)

Texas Wildcatter Oilman Chase Rhodes never gets the girl.  He is tired of women either wanting friendship or sex from him, but nothing more.  He’s looking for a woman who thinks he’s a keeper, and after meeting her thinks that woman just might be ER Doc Jenny Anderson, and makes her an offer she can’t refuse.

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Here Comes Trouble (#8, Texas Trouble)

After his divorce, attorney Joel Rhodes is into sampling flavors not relationships.  And he’s finished with the law.  He buys a dude ranch and hires flavor number one, nurse Terri Cassidy, to be his medic for the ranch.  It doesn’t take long for him to realize he’s bitten off more than he bargained for by hiring the petite brunette.

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Worth The Trouble (#9, Texas Trouble)

Injured firefighter and spec ops paramedic Ethan Cassidy thinks his life is over when he goes to his sister’s ranch to recuperate from an accident on the job.  He meets country beautiful female ranch hand Roxanne Baker, who insists on helping him recuperate from his injuries, and suddenly he seems to think life might be worth living after all.

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Royal Trouble (#10, Texas Trouble)

Former Miss Texas, beauty queen Leigh Ann Baker knows she has more value than marrying some rich old man.  She leaves her overbearing mother to go to her sister Roxanne for help, and meets sexy vet Wes Jepson.  Single father, veterinarian Wes Jepson needs an assistant, but his friend’s sister, prissy Leigh Ann Baker, is a far cry from what he needs.  Not only is she incompetent, she stirs up a hornet’s nest a local ranch known for underhanded dealings.

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Trouble With The Law (#11, Texas Trouble)

Former detective Trace Rooks knows his father was behind sending him to prison.  When he gets out early by making a deal with the feds, Trace is determined to take Senator Rooks down.  After he deals with his father, he plans to take down the other person responsible.  Veronica Winters, the beautiful, but treacherous attorney who represented him during his trial. His plans are delayed though, when he gets thrown in jail again for trying to help a scatter-brained beauty queen before she gets killed in the operation at the ranch.  When Ronnie Winters shows up at the jail offering her help, he wants none of it.  But he can’t resist getting his pound of flesh from her just a little earlier than he anticipated.

EXCERPT:

You want answers, Veronica?” Trace ground out, his eyes hard and dark.  His arm shot across the table, and she flinched.  He laughed and grabbed her pen then leaned back and dropped it under the table.  Lowering his voice, he leaned forward again to growl, “Let me tell you what I want, then you decide if you still want those answers.” He drummed his fingers on the table.

 

Tingles of alarm coursed through Veronica traveling with the excitement already buzzing along her nerve endings.  Something wasn’t right here.  Trace Rooks wasn’t right.  Three years in prison had warped him, changed him into a man she didn’t know.  One who scared her a little.  And that was saying a lot.  Because men didn’t scare her—ever.  She was the one who scared them. 

 

Veronica stiffened her shoulders, and her spine to sit up straighter in her chair.  She was The Shark Lady, the best damned criminal lawyer in Amarillo, and he better damn well remember who he was talking to.

 

Trace shoved his chair up under the table, and the sound grated through her.  He slouched in the chair, and drummed his fingers on the table again.  “What I want, Red, is for you to get under that table, and pick up that pen,” he drawled, his eyes glittering with purpose. The scar on his cheek deepened when his mouth twisted into a travesty of a smile.  “While you’re under there, I want you to unzip my pants and suck my dick.  If you do a good enough job of it, I’ll give you your answers.”

 

Ronnie snorted, and leaned back in her chair crossing her arms over her chest.  “Dream on, big boy.” He was out of his mind if he thought she was going to do that.  Her eyes involuntarily traveled to the camera mounted in the corner.  Not that the camera mattered, there was no way she was going to do what he wanted
even if there wasn’t a camera.  But the thought of it made her
wet.  The possibility of getting caught, the probability of getting away with something so daring.

 

“I’m not dreaming,” he said smoothly.  “You’re the one who came here to get answers from me.  That’s the only way you’re going to get them, Veronica.  I haven’t had sex in three years because of you.  You owe it to me.  Bet mine doesn’t taste any different than Leland’s did.”

 

Three years? Trace Rooks had only served two years, and had been out of prison for six months.  Before he went to prison, Trace Rooks didn’t have trouble finding a willing woman.  She couldn’t believe getting laid wasn’t near the top of his priority list when he got out of prison.  While she worked on his case, Veronica knew of at least two women he was with when he was out of jail pending court hearings.  One of them had even been in the courtroom, bawling hysterically when he was sentenced. Either one of those women would probably do just what he asked.  Veronica wasn’t those women.  And she absolutely was not getting under that table to suck Trace Rooks off.  His eyes narrowed and a smug smile kicked up the corner of his firm mouth. 

 

 “You asked me back then why Leland wanted me in jail.  What if I
told you?” he asked with a lifted brow.  “Would you suck my dick for that information? How far would you go, Veronica? Would you swallow when I come in your mouth too?” Trace sucked a breath in through his teeth and moved one of his hands under the table.  “God, I’m hard just thinking about it.”

 

Her eyes focused on his mouth.  Firm, full lips that spewed his venom, issued his dirty challenges.  “Stop being vulgar, Trace.  You’re just trying to shock me.  Just talk to me.  I’m trying to help you here.”

 

“Help me, help you.  Isn’t that what you told me when you said I should accept that bogus plea deal, Red?”
“I was trying to help.  Taking that deal was in your best interest,” she said leaning back in her chair again.  She glanced under the table and the pen taunted her.

 

Trace laughed harshly.  “You helped me right into three years in prison.  Now I’m going to help you get your answers, right after you give me a blow job.”

 

She snorted, and lifted a brow.  “Keep screwing with me and I’ll get under that table and bite your dick off,” she threatened.

 

He leaned forward on his elbows, and met her eyes directly.  “You bite me and when I get out, I’ll tie you up and spank your ass until you beg me to fuck you.”

 

Trace wasn’t kidding. His dark eyes were focused on her, and he didn’t blink, not once.  A dull throb started at the apex of her
thighs, and she uncrossed her legs to press her knees together. 

 

This was ridiculous.  Ronnie didn’t like kinky sex, had never had a partner who was into it either.  Why was she getting so turned on then by his naughty suggestions?  She shook her head to clear it.  This wasn’t getting her anywhere.  She also realized she wasn’t getting anywhere with Trace Rooks, and considering his mood, she wasn’t going to.  Veronica scraped her chair back, then reached down for her briefcase. The black pen near his foot taunted her again.  

 

He used the toe of his boot to slowly shove it to one side, then the other, and she felt his gaze hot on the side of her face.  Back and forth, he moved it, teasing her.  But he said nothing. 

 

There was no way she could leave that pen there.  It was a very expensive Mont Blanc.  A pen she had been given by her attorney father when she graduated from law school.  A memoir of the only time in her life he’d ever told her he was proud of her.  So what if he’d only said it on the card that came with the pen, and he was a thousand miles away in Northern California handling a big case at the time.  He had finally said it.

 

“Do it, Red,” Trace urged in a low growl, as he edged the pen with his toe again.  

 

She dropped to her knees beside her briefcase and crawled under the table.  She saw Trace’s hand resting on his crotch.  He stroked himself, and she saw the hard ridge of his large penis outlined under his jeans.  Her mouth watered, as she contemplated doing what he asked. She had always been curious what the big draw was with him.  Why women were always after him.  Policewomen and attorneys alike, even the female criminals fell prey to his charms.  Hell, she’d even heard he’d done a judge and a female senator, while he was a detective.  He must be one hell of a lover is all she could come up with.  Curiosity about him is
what had her so hot and bothered when she was representing him.

 

Trace unzipped his jeans, and she saw his thick erection straining at the top of his tight white underwear.  She bit back a groan, as her hand closed around the ink pen.  His foot landed on top of her hand to trap it. 

 

“You know you want to do it, Veronica.  You’ve wanted to do it for
years.  Since you first met me,” he suggested softly.  “Now’s your
chance, Red.  To get your answers and satisfy your curiosity.” His sexy, tempting voice sent a chill down her spine.

 

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Borrowing Trouble (#12, Texas Trouble) **NEW RELEASE ON 5/26/14**
Carrie Collins has been trying to hold it together for three years, since her husband Sean was killed in the line of duty during an undercover drug operation gone bad. If that and the mountain of bills she was left with weren’t bad enough, her son becomes mixed up with the wrong crowd at school. Carrie feels like a failure as a mother, and does the only thing she can think of to fix things, she goes back to her parent’s ranch.
Her dead husband’s best friend, the man accused, but later exonerated of, Sean’s murder shows up at the ranch with his new wife and offers her a break from the kids and the craziness of her life. Carrie is reluctant to accept, but he won’t take no for an answer. She goes to the R & R Ranch, but doesn’t find relaxation there. What she finds is a tall, charismatic ex-rodeo cowboy who not only ties her emotions in more knots than his lasso, he wakes up her dormant libido.
Carrie fights the attraction, because the last thing she needs is a man like Dylan Thomas in her life, a tumbleweed kind of guy who tells her in no uncertain terms he isn’t looking for a relationship. She knows her kids deserve better and so does she. Her kids aren’t there though, and the temporary fantasy he represents becomes too much to resist.
Dylan Thomas wants nothing more than to return to competitive bull riding after an almost career-ending injury landed him at the R & R Ranch teaching rich greenhorns to ride bulls. A year and a half of catering to those wealthy snobs has him bored and restless, until a curvy brunette convinces him it might not be so bad to hang around for a little while longer.
Carrie Collins takes hard to get to an Olympic-class level though, and it takes everything in Dylan’s bag of tricks to get close to her. When things finally heat up between them, he finds out there are a couple of things she hasn’t told him about. Like the two kids she has who show up at the ranch, and the job she has accepted there.
His temporary fling with the cute ranch guest suddenly gets a lot more complicated and permanent. Especially when former associates of her son turn up at the ranch demanding money she doesn’t have. Dylan knows then he’s borrowed a helluva lot of trouble he didn’t need in his life by getting involved with her, but when the opportunity to leave presents itself, how can he leave her in danger?

Release Day – Laura Kaye’s Dare to Resist


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I am thrilled to tell you that Laura Kaye’s DARE TO RESIST is now available!! DARE TO RESIST is being published by Entangled Publishing, and only $.99 right now!!
Dare to Resist
By New York Times Bestselling Author Laura Kaye
May 12, 2014
Dare to Resist

DARE TO RESIST is the prequel novella to the sexy wedding event of the year! The Wedding Dare Series brings together five New York Times bestselling authors, one sizzling story of how the bride and groom fell in love, and four super sexy tales of bridesmaids who hope to get lucky in lust—or maybe even love—at their friend’s wedding. Here’s the story that starts it all!

DARE TO RESIST Synopsis:
Trapped and tempted, this battle of wills rages all night long…

KadyDresco and Colton Brooks click on a level that defies logic. There are only two problems. One, he’s her older brother’s irritating best friend, and two, they’re bidding on the same military security services contract.

When the competition heats up, Colton is torn between wanting to strangle Kady (and her annoying brilliance) and kissing her into submission. Which is a bad idea for a million reasons, because Kady’s submission is exactly what he craves. Being trapped in a tiny motel room with the object of his darkest fantasies will require every ounce of his restraint.

Kady doesn’t want his restraint, but Colton knows better. She deserves love, marriage, and a white picket fence—three things Colton can’t give her. But her proximity and the memory of their steamy near-miss three years ago slowly destroys his resolve. And he’s not sure how much longer he can keep his hands off…or his heart closed.

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About the Wedding Dare Series:

When four bridesmaids dare one another to find lust—or maybe even love—at the destination wedding event of the year, the groomsmen don’t stand a chance. But little do the women know, the men are onto their game, and sparks will fly alongside the bouquet.

Four bridesmaids. Four groomsmen.

Four New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors. Long-carried torches, sizzling new attractions, and forbidden conquests will ensure a wedding never to be forgotten.

Tessa Bailey, Baiting the Maid of Honor

    Diane Alberts, Falling for the Groomsmen

Katee Robert, Seducing the Bridesmaid

Samanthe Beck, Best Man with Benefits

Coming June 9!

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Author PhotoLaura Kaye Bio:

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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Lia Davis’ Business Pleasures Blog Spotlight Tour With a Great Giveaway and My Review


It is with great pleasure that I participate in this Tour, my thanks to Lia, and her publisher Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. You are all FABULOUS!  This book was a gift from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Genre: Erotic Contemporary
Heat level: 5 Flames
Author: Lia Davis
Series: Pleasures of the Heart, book 1

Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing, LLC.
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Blurb:
Aimee Monroe never considered dating her boss. She needs a new beginning, not a big mistake. However, when the handsome, business lawyer, Kenton McDonnell, ask her to a dinner date with a new client and his wife, she finds it hard to say no. After one incredible night with Kenton, her attempt for a fresh start is ripped away when she returns home to find her abusive ex-husband waiting for her.

Kenton has wanted Aimee since the day she walked into the interview. Now he has the chance to make her his and nothing or no one is going to stand in his way. Especially not the ex-husband newly released from prison who has revenge in his sights.

Excerpt:
“It makes me uncomfortable.”

Grace tsked and fisted her hands over the black satin dress in her lap. “Because that bastard conditioned you to believe you were nothing to everyone but him.”

Aimee dropped her shoulders. Her sister was right. Every day of their marriage Roger repeatedly reminded her that no one could love her like he did. When she tried to look sexy for him, he’d accuse her of sleeping around. Then proceed to tear down what little self-esteem she managed to cobble together.

Grace wrapped an arm around her and squeezed. “You’re better than you give yourself credit for. It’s okay to feel good, build your confidence, and be the beautiful person you are inside and out. You’re free to be yourself and be desired.”

A lump formed in Aimee’s throat. It’d been a little more than five years since Roger’s incarceration. Besides, he would be in prison for a long time for trying to kill her. He couldn’t touch her, couldn’t make her feel inadequate anymore.

Straightening her spine and gathering courage, Aimee stood and took the black silky dress from her sister and proceeded to put it on. The soft fabric slid over her skin like a lover’s caress. When Grace rushed over and zipped up the dress, it felt like it was made for her.

Grace let out a sigh, then a fake sniff. “My baby sister looks so pretty.”

Aimee rolled her eyes and stepped in front of the full length mirror, then gasped. Not pretty, the reflection in the glass could only be described as gorgeous. The dress appeared tailored to her figure, showing off her modest curves and her more-than-a-handful breasts. “I can’t wear this to dinner.”

“Why not?”

The woman in the mirror wasn’t her. She appeared confident and whole—alive and ready to take on the world. Something Aimee wasn’t sure she was ready for. She turned to face her sister. “It’s a business meeting.”

Grace pursed her lips, placed her hands on Aimee’s shoulders, and whirled her around to face the mirror. Grace hugged Aimee from behind and rested her chin on her shoulder. “This isn’t just a business meeting. You know as well as I do, the Camptons are personal friends of Kenton and the whole firm. Plus, I’ve seen the way your boss looks at you.”

A spark of hope mixed with a tinge of fear settled in her belly, intensifying the already ill feeling this business-date had caused. “He doesn’t look at me.”

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My Review:
This book was a whirlwind of emotion. I felt Aimee’s anxiety about going out with Kenton since he was her boss. I felt the emotion flowing off of Kenton when he picked her up for that date. The trials their relationship goes through shouldn’t have to happen to anyone!

With regard to Aimee’s bad marriage, I loved the way Lia brought this to life, the mental and physical abuse was so difficult to read as I have dealt with the mental part in real life, so painfully realistic and loaded with truth. I laughed with Aimee and Kenton as well as cried a waterfall worth of tears.

One of my favorite quotes from this book:
Occurs later in the evening after the dinner part of the date. Words from Aimee:

“Yes, I’m sure. I’ve hid from the world for far too long. I need to learn to live.” She turned in his arms and met his stare. “My first marriage mirrored the ones most people only see in a psycho-thriller on the Lifetime channel.”

The connection between Kenton and Aimee is palpable and will be obvious to the reader as well Aimee’s fear of her ex and Kenton’s fear of her ex’s intentions.

Wonderfully written and certainly a challenge to write. Bravo  Lia Davis and thank you for bring this story to life! I cannot imagine the next book in this series, I have no clue what could possibly add to this! Now waiting impatiently! Obviously patience is not one of my virtues.

I give this book, 5 contented PURRS!!!

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Lia Davis

About Lia Davis:
Lia Davis is the author of the bestselling shifter series, Ashwood Falls, a mother to two young adults and three kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.

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Release Day Spotlight: Ann Mayburn’s Dimitri’s Forbidden Submissive – With Giveaway


New Dimitri

Heat Level: Erotic. M/F, F/F, M/F/F, M/F+M/F, M/F/F/M Contemporary BDSM Romance Release Date May 6th, 2014

Published by Fated Desires Publishing, LLC.

Blurb:
Submissive’s Wish, #2

As the daughter of an outlaw biker, Rya DeLuca is used to living a wild life, but nothing could prepare her for the danger of falling in love with Dimitri Novikov. To Rya he’s a warm, loving, sexy as hell Dom who gives her exactly the kind of bondage and discipline she craves in the bedroom, but to the rest of the world Dimitri is a feared man, a cold blooded, heartless killer who is at the top of the Russian Mafia food chain.

While her hard and Dominant Master is her perfect match in every way that matters, their love can never last longer than a few days at most. Every moment Rya spends with Dimitri puts her life in jeopardy from rival gangs and Dimitri’s own family.

Dimitri will have to decide if he loves Rya enough to walk away from her in order to save her life, or if their love is worth starting a war that could change the world of the Russian mafia forever.

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Giveaway Info:
Ann is offering a signed print copy of “Ivan’s Captive Submissive to one random commenter.

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About Ann Mayburn:

Ann Mayburn

With over thirty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her wonderful husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she’s been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.

From a young age she’s been fascinated by myths and fairytales, and the romance that often was the center of the story. As Ann grew older and her hormones kicked in, she discovered trashy romance novels. Great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she’s never looked back.

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her ‘sexy space’ and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.

Ann loves to talk with her fans, as long as they realize she’s weird and that sarcasm doesn’t translate well via text.

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Cover Reveal! Laura Kaye’s Hard to Come By


We are extremely excited to bring you the cover reveal for Laura Kaye’s HARD TO COME BY! Published by Avon Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollins, HARD TO COME BY is a thrilling Romantic Suspense novel in Laura’s Hard Ink Series. It is the third full-length novel in the series and is due to be released on November 25th!!

Hard To Come By Cover

ABOUT HARD TO COME BY:

Caught between desire and loyalty…

Derek DiMarzio would do anything for the members of his disgraced Special Forces team—sacrifice his body, help a former teammate with a covert operation to restore their honor, and even go behind enemy lines. He just never expected to want the beautiful woman he found there.

When a sexy stranger asks questions about her brother, Emilie Garza is torn between loyalty to the brother she once idolized and fear of the war-changed man he’s become. Derek’s easy smile and quiet strength tempt Emilie to open up, igniting the desire between them and leading Derek to crave a woman he shouldn’t trust.

As the team’s investigation reveals how powerful their enemies are, Derek and Emilie must prove where their loyalties lie before hearts are broken and lives are lost. Because love is too hard to come by to let slip away…

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And don’t miss the other Hard Ink books, now available:

Hard As It Gets

Hard As You Can

Hard to Hold On To (8/19/14)

 Praise for the Hard Ink Series:

For Hard As You Can:

“TOP PICK! There is a sinister and desperate edge to this tale that will keep readers glued to their seats. Kaye has dark romantic suspense nailed!” ~ RT Book Reviews Magazine

“Hard As You Can is another five star read. The characters Ms. Kaye has created are wonderfully broken and the drama is gritty, but the burgeoning romance and the tight-knitted relationship of the team leaves you with a sense of redemption. A must read series!” ~San Francisco Book Review

For Hard As It Gets:

“Edgy, sexy and full of suspense! A great read from a great new author!” ~ #1 NYT Bestselling Author J.R. Ward

“Sizzling romance… The intriguing tattoo parlor and military background will appeal to fans of Suzanne Brockmann and Lindsay McKenna.” ~Publishers Weekly Review

“Kaye’s depiction of sexual tension and her sex scenes are masterful and this will appeal to fans of Maya Banks’ KGI and Julia Ann Walker’s Black Knight’s series.” ~Booklist

 

Author PhotoABOUT LAURA KAYE:

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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