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Release Boost – Hell Bent by Becky McGraw – A must read!!!


 

Hell Bent
Deep Six Security #3
by
Becky McGraw
Released January 26, 2016
 
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When you leave home to find yourself, sometimes the best place to look first is there…

Former Delta Force Operator turned CIA Ghost Ops Operative Cade Winters has been dodging his dysfunctional family for years. He isn’t supposed to have a family, it’s too dangerous, but Cade can’t let go of the only person he gives a shit about, his sister Veronica. When he makes his yearly call to her and finds out she’s receiving death threats from a homegrown terrorist group, Cade knows he has no choice but to go back to Texas to make sure she’s safe.

Fresh out of a six-year hitch in the Army, Cee Cee Logan thinks she’s finally earned her brother David’s respect when he finally offers her a job with his security firm. She quickly sees that isn’t the case when the job she’s hired for turns out to be that of the team secretary, a nice safe, desk job like he told her to get when she graduated college. Cecelia is frustrated, but takes the position because she is determined to prove to her chauvinistic and overprotective sibling once and for all she’s capable of so much more.

By the end of the first week, Cee Cee wishes she’d have just re-enlisted. Her body is stiff from sitting, her fingers sore and her mind numb, but what really makes her want to run back to Afghanistan where she would at least be respected by her colleagues is the company’s other new hire. Cade Winters, her ex-lover, is back in town and the hardhearted, hard-bodied operator is a man she definitely doesn’t know anymore.

When a trafficked woman’s repatriation clinic is bombed, and Cade’s sister Veronica, a judge, is in grave danger, Cecelia is presented with her opportunity to prove herself as an agent. But the question was, did she want it? Could she trust her partner to have her back when he seemed to be on a mission of his own to make her look bad every chance he got?

 

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18+ Excerpt from HELL BENT: Deep Six Security Book 3 (c) Becky McGraw, January 2016

“If you’d have talked to me before you lef—“ he started, but her sharp bark of laughter cut him off and he shot her a hot glare.

“I did come to talk to you but figured you weren’t much into talking or listening to anything I had to say with that brunette’s lips wrapped around your dick,” Cee Cee snarled, a brow lifted over her angry, hurt eyes.

A shock of electricity shot through his body to boil his blood which crept up to the base of his throat as memories of that night, the last time he’d seen her, flashed through his mind. He cringed, and his hands tightened on the steering wheel.

That night he’d been as cruel as he could be to her because he wanted to hurt her as much as she’d hurt him. Cade wanted to show her she didn’t mean an iota more to him than she’d proven he meant to her by leaving him dangling on a limb without an explanation or excuse for two fucking weeks. That she showed up on the night before the morning he knew she was leaving for boot camp, the absolute worst night of his life, made things worse. He couldn’t be held responsible for his actions or reactions that night.

“You broke into my apartment, and I was drunk,” he said defensively. And in so much fucking pain, neither the alcohol nor the hot, nameless woman sucking my dick could make it better.

“I didn’t break in, I had a key, remember? And thank God you were drunk enough to finally tell me how you really felt about me. You saved me a lot of future complications.” Her harsh laugh rang hollowly inside his skull. “It was a hard and painful lesson, but totally worth it. I learned not to trust a man with anything more than my body, or expect anything from him in return for a good fuck. Because I went in with that attitude, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to learn you were right—I am a damned good fuck—and the act is a lot more fun when satisfaction is all you expect in return. Sure makes things less messy in the morning, doesn’t it?”

Cade didn’t know what to say as his eyes flew to hers. The vulgarity falling from her soft lips made him want to wash her mouth out with soap for some reason. Blood crept up his face to set his scalp on fire, as the hard little smile that curved the corner her mouth, the knowing look in her eyes caused a tight band of regret to constrict his chest.

He had done this to her, turned her into this kind of woman. His hasty, drunken, and yes immature, words meant to hurt her had done so much more. They turned a soft-hearted girl into a one-night-stand kind of woman like the brunette.

Were you really naïve enough to believe I wanted more than a fuck, Brat? You were a good fuck to me, Cecelia, nothing more. Wise up about men—we’re only looking for one thing and you’re keeping me from getting that right now. Go away, little girl, I’m busy.

Pressure built in his skull and his breaths came hard and fast as he studied her, tried to find that girl he used to know somewhere in her eyes but failed. Cecelia’s chin lifted a notch as her arms tightened around her middle, before she leaned back against the seat and looked out the side window.

“You’re better than that, Brat.” God, so much better, and guilt for his hand in turning her into what she’d become closed off his throat, so his words were choked. “You may have gotten confidence in the military, but you sure lost any delicacy you may have possessed before, and that’s a damned shame.”

“No, I’m not delicate in the least anymore. You toughened me right up.” She looked at him with a lifted brow and a smirk curving one corner of her mouth. “I’ve become a woman not to be messed with and I thank you for starting that transformation, Cade.”

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Becky McGraw

A Jill of many trades, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Becky McGraw has been an optician, a beautician, a legal secretary, a real estate broker, web designer, graphic artist, and romance writer. She knows just enough to make her dangerous, and her humor-laced contemporary cowboy, military and romantic suspense novels varied and interesting.

Becky has three adult children, a precious new grandbaby and resides in Florida with her husband of thirty-plus years and her dog Abby. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America Published Authors Network, Novelists, Inc. and The Sisters In Crime.

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When you leave home to find yourself, sometimes the best place to look first is there…

Former Delta Force Operator turned CIA Ghost Ops Operative Cade Winters has been dodging his dysfunctional family for years. He isn’t supposed to have a family, it’s too dangerous, but Cade can’t let go of the only person he gives a shit about, his sister Veronica. When he makes his yearly call to her and finds out she’s receiving death threats from a homegrown terrorist group, Cade knows he has no choice but to go back to Texas to make sure she’s safe.

Fresh out of a six-year hitch in the Army, Cee Cee Logan thinks she’s finally earned her brother David’s respect when he finally offers her a job with his security firm. She quickly sees that isn’t the case when the job she’s hired for turns out to be that of the team secretary, a nice safe, desk job like he told her to get when she graduated college. Cecelia is frustrated, but takes the position because she is determined to prove to her chauvinistic and overprotective sibling once and for all she’s capable of so much more.

By the end of the first week, Cee Cee wishes she’d have just re-enlisted. Her body is stiff from sitting, her fingers sore and her mind numb, but what really makes her want to run back to Afghanistan where she would at least be respected by her colleagues is the company’s other new hire. Cade Winters, her ex-lover, is back in town and the hardhearted, hard-bodied operator is a man she definitely doesn’t know anymore.

 When a trafficked woman’s repatriation clinic is bombed, and Cade’s sister Veronica, a judge, is in grave danger, Cecelia is presented with her opportunity to prove herself as an agent. But the question was, did she want it? Could she trust her partner to have her back when he seemed to be on a mission of his own to make her look bad every chance he got?


 
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Once again Becky McGraw has taken a topic that is very hard to think about, and turned it into a page turning novel of strength and courage.

At first glance one might want to blame Cee Cee for the way she is being treated at Deep Six Security. However as this tale unfurls I found she is not the only one with childish notions. Cade, Dave and the rest of the crew all need to realize she is a grown-up, with military training.

With threats against his sister Veronica and the repatriation shelter she runs that houses women rescued from a trafficking ring; Cade has no choice but to protect her. Things get more complicated when they realize that not only are the threats coming from a homegrown terrorist group, but also the cartel wanting their property back.

In the middle of all that, Cee Cee and Cade have to deal with their own attraction. This relationship once in the past needs major evaluation now. One thing is for sure, the sex is spectacular, but there needs to be more for both of them.

The action doesn’t stop in this one, bombings, kidnapping, paternity and more. Be it the investigations, or the bedroom, you won’t be able to put this book down until the last page is done.

5 Contented Purrs for Becky!

 

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18+ Excerpt from HELL BENT: Deep Six Security Book 3 (c) Becky McGraw, January 2016

“If you’d have talked to me before you lef—“ he started, but her sharp bark of laughter cut him off and he shot her a hot glare.

“I did come to talk to you but figured you weren’t much into talking or listening to anything I had to say with that brunette’s lips wrapped around your dick,” Cee Cee snarled, a brow lifted over her angry, hurt eyes.

A shock of electricity shot through his body to boil his blood which crept up to the base of his throat as memories of that night, the last time he’d seen her, flashed through his mind. He cringed, and his hands tightened on the steering wheel.

That night he’d been as cruel as he could be to her because he wanted to hurt her as much as she’d hurt him. Cade wanted to show her she didn’t mean an iota more to him than she’d proven he meant to her by leaving him dangling on a limb without an explanation or excuse for two fucking weeks. That she showed up on the night before the morning he knew she was leaving for boot camp, the absolute worst night of his life, made things worse. He couldn’t be held responsible for his actions or reactions that night.

“You broke into my apartment, and I was drunk,” he said defensively. And in so much fucking pain, neither the alcohol nor the hot, nameless woman sucking my dick could make it better.

“I didn’t break in, I had a key, remember? And thank God you were drunk enough to finally tell me how you really felt about me. You saved me a lot of future complications.” Her harsh laugh rang hollowly inside his skull. “It was a hard and painful lesson, but totally worth it. I learned not to trust a man with anything more than my body, or expect anything from him in return for a good fuck. Because I went in with that attitude, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to learn you were right—I am a damned good fuck—and the act is a lot more fun when satisfaction is all you expect in return. Sure makes things less messy in the morning, doesn’t it?”

Cade didn’t know what to say as his eyes flew to hers. The vulgarity falling from her soft lips made him want to wash her mouth out with soap for some reason. Blood crept up his face to set his scalp on fire, as the hard little smile that curved the corner her mouth, the knowing look in her eyes caused a tight band of regret to constrict his chest.

He had done this to her, turned her into this kind of woman. His hasty, drunken, and yes immature, words meant to hurt her had done so much more. They turned a soft-hearted girl into a one-night-stand kind of woman like the brunette.

Were you really naïve enough to believe I wanted more than a fuck, Brat? You were a good fuck to me, Cecelia, nothing more. Wise up about men—we’re only looking for one thing and you’re keeping me from getting that right now. Go away, little girl, I’m busy.

Pressure built in his skull and his breaths came hard and fast as he studied her, tried to find that girl he used to know somewhere in her eyes but failed. Cecelia’s chin lifted a notch as her arms tightened around her middle, before she leaned back against the seat and looked out the side window.

“You’re better than that, Brat.” God, so much better, and guilt for his hand in turning her into what she’d become closed off his throat, so his words were choked. “You may have gotten confidence in the military, but you sure lost any delicacy you may have possessed before, and that’s a damned shame.”

“No, I’m not delicate in the least anymore. You toughened me right up.” She looked at him with a lifted brow and a smirk curving one corner of her mouth. “I’ve become a woman not to be messed with and I thank you for starting that transformation, Cade.”

 

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 Becky McGraw

A Jill of many trades, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Becky McGraw has been an optician, a beautician, a legal secretary, a real estate broker, web designer, graphic artist, and romance writer. She knows just enough to make her dangerous, and her humor-laced contemporary cowboy, military and romantic suspense novels varied and interesting.

Becky has three adult children, a precious new grandbaby and resides in Florida with her husband of thirty-plus years and her dog Abby. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America Published Authors Network, Novelists, Inc. and The Sisters In Crime.

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Cover Reveal and Giveaway! Worth It All by Claudia Connor!


 

 

Title: Worth It All
Series: The McKinney Brothers #3
Author: Claudia Connor
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: February 9, 2016
Blurb

After a car accident stole his dreams of pro football, JT McKinney has made a new life for himself far away from his old one. He spends his time in a prosthetic research and development facility, his attention on machines instead of people until a chance meeting with a young mother and her five year old daughter who need his help. He’ll have to let go of the past if he wants a future.

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“Told you he was interested,” Jenny said, sliding up beside her. 

“He wanted to talk to me about Casey.” 

“Then what are you doing over here? My God, he’s melting my eyeballs and he wants to be your hero? I’d kill you if I didn’t love you. Go.” Jenny gave her a not so gentle nudge in his direction and followed behind. “Hello, hotness. Paige here has to eat before she goes to her next job. Sit,” she told Paige. “And order something or I’ll do it for you.” 

Paige sat down across from him and glanced at her watch. She only had about twenty minutes. 

“Brussel sprouts it is.” Jenny pretended to write on her pad. 

“Okay. Grilled cheese. To go. I’ll eat it in the car.” 

“She’s single by the way. Just in case you want to store that info away for another day.” 

“I’m sorry. Jenny is…” 

“Not married,” Jenny offered with a wink, walking away. 

“Impulsive,” Paige muttered as the nerves settled in her stomach at being left alone with him.
“I’m Jake.”
His voice was deep and smooth with just that one word as he held out his hand and she slid her palm against his. It was hot, strong, and slightly rough and her heart came up into her throat. A simple handshake but…when a man who could melt your eyeballs took your hand, stared into your eyes with his own deep brown ones, it felt like…a lot more than a handshake.
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New York Times bestselling
author Claudia Connor attended Auburn University, where she received her undergraduate and masters degrees in early childhood education, and completed her studies in Sawbridgeworth, England. Always a lover of happy endings, she enjoys movies, reading, and spending her days putting on paper thestories in her head. She lives near Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and three daughters.

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Release Blitz with Giveaway and My Review – Em Petrovas’ Ropin’ Hearts


  Ropin’ Hearts
 Boot Knockers Ranch #4
By
 Em Petrova
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
  Release Date: June 9, 2015

 

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It’ll take more than ropes and whips for this cowboy to keep his bratty woman in line.

At twenty-three, Bree Roberts is ready to sow some wild oats. The perfect place to start? The neighboring spread—The Boot Knockers Ranch, where twenty smokin’ hot cowboys deliver sexual therapy to women. The problem? The entry fee is more than she’s made in a lifetime.

Only wanting to explore, she figures her tanned, toned legs will be her ticket to ride. Except Ty keeps kicking her off their land. Then she begins to suspect the reason why. He likes her.

If Ty spots that little vixen wrapped around one of his cowboys one more time, he’s going to throw her over his knee. Trouble is, she’d like it. Catching her participating in the ranch’s notorious, semi-clad Cornhole tournament is one thing, but when he finds her under their resident Dom’s whip, enough is enough.

Ty won’t throw a naked woman out of his bed, namely one who deserves a spanking, but showing Bree the rewards of sex mixed with a little emotion leads to trails neither of them intended to tread.

Warning: Contains a spitfire cowgirl who excels at breaking the rules, and a cowboy who lays down the law—and a firm hand on her ass cheek.

 

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This book was a gift from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Holy Moly! This book was so hot the words practically flamed off the pages.  I am extremely surprised that my kindle didn’t melt.

The story of the Cowboys of the Boot Knockers ranch continues with a feisty neighbor who’s curiosity may just kill the cowboy. Bree is a spoiled brat wanting to rope a boot knocker and Ty is the boot knocker aiming to tame her.

Bree’s antics and Ty’s responses while sizzling, funny and at times frustrating as hell were well suited to their personalities.  I am not putting a favorite passage as I can’t find one doesn’t have at least a smidgen of red hot in it.

My advice is to grab a couple gallons of ice water, turn the air conditioner on high and dive head first into this book!

I’m almost afraid to see what Em comes up with for the next one, as this series has gotten progressively hotter. This one will be hard to top.

5 Contented Purrs for Em.

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Em Petrova
Em Petrova lives in backwoods, Pennsylvania, where she raises four kids and a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff. Her dream is to buy an old pickup and travel small-town USA meeting people and hearing their stories. Her heroes are hardworking—in bed and out—and she is known for panty-scorching erotic romance.

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O_o A 99c Sale Blitz – Giveaway and My Review for Pushin’ Buttons – By Em Petrova – The Boot Knockers Ranch Series #1


In Preparation for the Release of Ropin’ Hearts the latest in The Boot Knocker Ranch Series on June 9th

 Pushin’ Buttons
 Boot Knockers Ranch #1
by Em Petrova
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
  Release Date: June 10, 2014
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It’s all in her head. Until she falls into the hands – and hearts – of two cowboys.

Sexual dysfunction. The words make Sybill cringe, but after one too many failed relationships, she has to face reality. Her O-button is broken, big time. Sick of sitting on the sexual sidelines, she books a week at Boot Knockers Ranch. If a passel of rugged cowboys vying to bring her bliss can’t get her off, nothing will.

Hugh had planned to sit out this week’s rotation of sexual therapy, but when he spots sultry Sybill, he pulls rank. His bone-deep urge to possess her isn’t enough to coax elusive orgasms out of her body, though. And his resolve to give the lady whatever she needs wavers when she shyly makes a mind-blowing request.

Riggs stepped aside when Hugh muscled in to claim Sybill, but he jumps at the chance to fulfill her ultimate fantasy—a threesome. But once they come together, all barriers are stripped away, exposing his love for the one man—and woman—he’d break every last rule to make his own.

Warning: This ain’t your daddy’s ranch. Contains cowboys administering sexual therapy to frustrated ladies—and each other. Fresh batteries recommended. You’re gonna need ’em!

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I saw this on sale and I had to buy it. You know I have one-clickitis so that was no big surprise. I have read other books by this author and with a new one coming out soon, what better time to start the series from the beginning. I do that so rarely.

So I dive in, not knowing quite what to expect other than it was going to be hotter than hot, based on the warning in the blurb. Well folks, I was swept away into the story from the first page. I love the mantra, that they kind of compete for the women and push voting buttons, to light up their chairs. You get an immediate sense of fun and competition that lightens the mood away from the problems.

The Master of the Games, Hugh felt a connection with Sybill even before she went on stage. So in spite of being off for the week, he puts himself in the game. His goal to win this “sexy secretary” away from whoever had been chosen for her. As questions were asked of her, Hugh presses his button for her. So does his friend Riggs and the man she was supposed to be with, Damien. Both other men end up stepping down but Riggs did so with an attitude. He really wanted Sybill.

Having won her, he thought her problem of not being able to orgasm would be easy to solve. This was not going to be the case.
I’ve been hard pressed to find a non sexual favorite passage but here is one of my favorites. It occurs while Sybill is sobering up from a couple glasses of wine and runs into Riggs.

“I read your file. Says you’re a molecular biologist.”
She gave an enthusiastic nod that made her pale hair slither over her shoulders. He distracted himself by taking another sip of his coffee, barely able to keep from wincing at the flavor.
“What exactly do you do?” he asked.
“I fiddle with information mostly. Create testing for pharmaceutical companies about the effects of drugs on humans and also animals.”
“So you gather the information about the human bodies other people play God with.”
“Yes, just as you want to do with the horses.”
They smiled at each other, the link between them undeniable. He finally dropped his gaze to the coal-black coffee he held. “You know, my mother was ill for a long time. First lupus then lots of kidney and heart problems from the disease.”
Sibyll leaned over the arm of the chair and rested a hand on his biceps. “I’m sorry to hear that.”
He scuffed his knuckles over his jaw. “I appreciate it. Anyway, sometimes the side effects of the drugs were much worse than the symptoms. And sometimes she took drugs to counteract the problems created by other drugs.”
Sibyll pursed her lips in a sympathetic expression. “It happens.”
After drawing another sip into his mouth, he could barely swallow it.
“Why are you trying to drink that coffee if it’s that bad?” Amusement danced in her eyes.
“You know, you’re right.” He set the cup down and leaned against the chair back, crossing his ankle over his knee. Several minutes passed between them in silence, but it was far from uncomfortable. The glazed look she’d worn from the wine dissipated, replaced by the calm face of an angel.
“Everyone has a struggle in life, it seems,” she said softly.
Riggs studied her. More than once he’d had a woman spill her history of heartbreak or abuse. It sometimes purged and the woman was able to move on. He had to tread carefully, but he had to know. “What’s yours?”
Sibyll shot him a long look. “Hugh thinks I can’t ask for the things I want.”
Electricity shot straight to Riggs’s fingertips. He clenched them. “And what do you want?” The sparks between their gazes were a phenomenon all their own. He’d only experienced such a thing with Hugh.
Setting aside her empty mug, she turned completely lucid eyes on Riggs. “I want that threesome. With you.”

I swear, with each turn of the page, the heat went up several notches. I now understand why there is a warning with the blurb. The dynamic between Hugh and Riggs when coupled with helping Sybill reach her goal, made even breathing difficult.

I did some giggling at the antics and drank lots of cold drinks. A personal fan and cold showers were definitely required for this read. Of course you could also go with your BOB.

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Em Petrova lives in Backwoods, Pennsylvania, where she raises four kids and a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff. Her dream is to buy an old pickup and travel small-town USA meeting people and hearing their stories. Her heroes are hardworking—in bed and out—and she is known for panty-scorching erotic romance.

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 Love Ties – Club Ties #1

By Em Petrova
  Release Date: July 3, 2014

 Synopsis

You can take the biker chick out of the motorcycle club, but she always comes back. Especially if there’s a tattooed god in a cut.

Ever is back in the Life she left behind five years ago. She wants revenge…and the tattooed god in a cut.

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Em Petrova lives in Backwoods, Pennsylvania, where she raises four kids and a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff. Her dream is to buy an old pickup and travel small-town USA meeting people and hearing their stories. Her heroes are hardworking—in bed and out—and she is known for panty-scorching erotic romance.

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