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Deal Breaker – Heart of the Nebula Book 2 By Heather Long & Rebecca Royce


Deal Breaker
Heart of the Nebula Book 2
By
USA Today Bestselling Author
Heather Long
&
Award Winning Author
Rebecca Royce

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Destiny declared
I would be queen of a world I’d never known.

Have you ever fallen for four perfect guys only to find out they were aliens and, wait for it, newsflash, so are you? Yeah, me neither. At least until I did. Just when I decided I’d rather skip the ride to the stars for life on Earth, my best friend died in my arms and I went a little crazy.

I woke to darkness.

I used to think getting up to go to work every day and paying my bills was hard work, but nothing could have prepared me for the challenges ahead. While my heart had chosen Reese, Briggs, Goran, and Dalton, vengeance consumed my mind. Vengeance for my best friend, vengeance for the men I loved and vengeance for me—because I hadn’t wanted this fight.

Destiny said I’d be queen?
Fine, then destiny can bite my enemies in the ass.

PLEASE NOTE:
This is a reverse harem and the authors suggest you always read the forwards in their books. This is the second in a trilogy.

When Khloe wakes in darkness she is totally alone, she can’t even feel her men. Then a bright light flashes and suddenly Dalton is there, her darkness even though she can’t feel him. He reassures her she’s not alone then leaves to secure this ship for them leaving the man responsible for her bestfriend Grace’s death for her.

Once she had taken care of him, she turned her attention to Dalton. He wanted to cut her to bring Reese to them, but couldn’t do it so she does it herself. But Dalton is seriously wounded and she needs to do something to keep him alive until Reese and the others reach them.

This is a favorite scene.

We sat in silence, the buzz of the equipment and the faint rumble of the engines our only soundtrack. “Dalton?”

“Yes, Sweet One?”

“Tell me about Charbodey.”

“What do you want to know?”

“Everything.” I needed to know it all.

He was quiet for a second. “When we get back on our ship, I can do better than tell you about it. We have a program that I can essentially show you a holographic story. We can all go in together, if you like. Show you around.

That way, you can actually see it with your own eyes. Would you like that?”

Intrigued, I nodded. “I think it’s essential, since I think— no, I know— I need to go there and take the throne.”

Dalton stiffened for a second. “Then that is what shall be.” He pressed a kiss over my pulse. “Why do you wish this now? It’s a complete reversal of what you wanted before.”

A sigh pulled from me as I toyed with one of the straps on his jerkin. “They will never stop coming now. Your statement about the collateral damage was 100% correct. And I can’t find revenge sitting on Earth.”

He squeezed my thigh. “All good reasons. But you can have your revenge sitting on Earth if you wish it. Just command me to go back and do it for you.”

“No.” I leaned against his chest to hear his heartbeat. He shifted beneath me then squirmed. I looked up at his face and then pulled away from him a bit. Blood soaked through the front of his jerkin. “Dalton?”

He shook his head. “It’s nothing.”

“It’s obviously not nothing.” I tugged the leather open. Sometime in the course of his saving me and eliminating the others who had been here, he’d been injured. I didn’t know because of the dampening of my chip. The wound seeped blood. He’d been knifed, and he’d been walking around like everything was normal.

He met my gaze before he lowered his eyes. “I have promised not to leave you, and I will not. As we don’t have Reese, or any useable medical supplies on this ship, the best thing to do is just to sit still and wait. I’m strong, Khloe, I’ve been hurt before. I will conserve my energy like we are conserving the engines, and we will wait. It will be okay.” He patted his lap. “Please. Your presence close to me is healing.”

“We should bandage it at least, to stop the bleeding.” Then a thought dawned on me. When we talked about talent, the guys said all people with talent had some version of the same things. They just differentiated in who was better at what. When I’d encountered the Jergen, Dalton healed me.

He pulled out more of the gauze, but he did not carry that much in the way of supplies on him. Even pressing the gauze against the injury seemed to do little; it soaked through with blood almost immediately.

“I can help.” I settled on his lap carefully. “My energy can help you heal or at least just sustain you.”

He shook his head. “I would never presume to take your energy. It is for us to feed you, not the other way around.”

The comment sounded like Goran with his bullshit about not sleeping. Men. They were the same across the universe. “No, you are all starved for me.” When he would have objected again, I glared at him. “Are you mine to command or not?”

“There’s that beautiful temper,” he teased, the lazy note in his voice coaxing, but I refused to be lulled.

“Are you going to obey?”

He inclined his head, though still reluctant. I settled my uninjured hand on his chest, just above his heart and a few inches above the wound. His skin was cool and firm beneath my fingers. Closing my eyes, I took several deep breaths. I refused to harm him. The shift along my skin reminded me of the stars that had spread across me with each bonding, the blue stars for Reese, the purple for Briggs, and finally the green for Goran. The patterns swirled together, rich, verdant clouds of power on my skin, a mark of my loves.

As the power shifted, it coalesced along my arm, the blue shimmer tingling and shining a bit bright. With each pulse of my heart, the power began to trickle and flow until the sensation of pins and needles spread through my fingers. I was sending him doses of my energy as gently as I could. I was hardly an expert, so much of it was new, but I focused on the desire to help him.

When Dalton and I bonded, I imagined this would be easier. If Reese were here, he could do it. He was bound to my darkness; all my guys were bound to each other. But between his injury and our location, Dalton and I couldn’t complete the bond alone. He would never allow himself to be rendered helpless until the others arrived.

Still, I could do this.

He jolted slightly before his obsidian eyes took on an almost dreamy quality, his expression softened. “Khloe.”

“That feels good?” I leaned my head against his shoulder.

“Good is not the right descriptor.” He massaged my nape.

I recognized a few things right away. I wasn’t Reese, and despite his proclamation of being perfectly fine at managing this, Dalton was not going to last if we didn’t get him to Reese.

“I want to see your hologram, but I want to hear you talk about it, too. Please. Tell me about our home.”

Dalton needed to keep talking. I didn’t know how long we’d have to wait for help, but we would make it, even if I had to order him to stay alive every second we did.

The corners of his mouth turned up with the ghost of a smile. “You are my home, Sweet One.”

“Charming,” I complimented him. “And you know what I meant.”

The soft huff of his breath on my cheek as he laughed managed to make me smile. “Yes, I did. Very well, if I cannot persuade you otherwise.”

“No,” I said. “You can’t.” I nestled my cheek to him as he seemed to relax in the chair, and I focused on keeping the flow steady. If I had to drain every drop from myself, I would.

Dalton would not die.
Heather Long; Rebecca Royce. Deal Breaker: Heart of the Nebula Book 2 (Kindle Locations 214-262).

The guys arrive in time to save Dalton, and Briggs removes the dampener and Khloe can once again feel the bonds. Things don’t get really exciting until after she bonds with Dalton although they do get very steamy.

I love the ship and how it does things to please Khloe. The Scepter is still a bit of a mystery as well as powerful. Many surprises are in store for all of them and each page is either steamy or informative.

I really can’t wait for the conclusion to this trilogy!

5 Contented Purrs for Heather and Rebecca!

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Heather Long Heather Long

USA Today bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas in the summertime.

From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories–her characters drive the books.

When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.


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Rebecca Royce Rebecca Royce

As a teenager, I would hide in my room to read my favorite romance novels when I was supposed to be doing my homework. I hope, these days, that my parents think it was worth it.I am the mother of three adorable boys and I am fortunate to be married to my best friend. I live in Austin Texas where I am determined to eat all the barbecue in town.

I am in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and try to use all of these elements in my writing. I’ve been told I’m a little bloodthirsty so I hope that when you read my work you’ll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. I love to write series because I love to see characters develop over time and it always makes me happy to see my favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.

In my world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.

I’d love to hear from you!

Cheers!!

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Eyes in the Darkness – The Coveted Book 1 By Rebecca Royce & Ripley Proserpina


Eyes in the Darkness
The Coveted Book 1
By
Rebecca Royce
&
Ripley Proserpina

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There’s something in the darkness,
and it’s watching her…

Lacey Madison wants to be like every other teenager. She wants to wave to her best friend, and have him wave back. She wants to kiss a boy, and for him to stay in town.

She wants to go to school,
and not be accused of murder.

But bad things are always happening around her, and in this dusty little desert town, nothing is what it seems. Lacey’s entire life has been leading to something, and those eyes in the desert darkness hold all the answers.

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One thing is certain, when Rebecca and Ripley put their heads together you are in for an awesome journey.

Lacey has been trying her best to keep her head down, not so easy in this small town. Her goal is to finish school and get out, go as far north and the furthest she could get. One of the things she did was kick a can on her way to and from school. Little did she know that beat-up can would start to change everything when she kicked it into the road in front of a car she didn’t recognize.

Thorn Evans and Colton Ivy exited the car and almost immediately started exerting their alpha maleness. Which Lacey blatantly ignores and continues on her way.

She even felt like poking a bear, in a manner of speaking and starts up a conversation with Aaron Chee who lived in the trailer across from her. He was homeschooled she only saw him here. A dinner invitation there adds even more to the intrigue. Aaron, Oliver, Kelly and their parents, Jacinda and Ray, have an unusual occupation, and well there’s more than a little creepy in this quiet town.

This is a favorite scene when some horses get sick.

I’d never shoveled horseshit before, and I’d certainly never done it with barn lights blazing down on me. I wiped sweat off my brow and tried not to think about what I was getting on myself. Ugh. And the smell. The smell was not pleasant.

“Lacey?”

I winced at the sound of my name. I should have known that Thorn would show up here. His father owned most of the stables in town and the outskirts. People came to his ranches to have authentic cowboy experiences and didn’t know they’d walked right into another version of corporate America. There wasn’t a cowboy operation in the state of New Mexico that he didn’t have his hand in.

Thorn Evans.

He had a cowboy’s name, and if his hair was just a little longer, he’d look like one. I put my head down, like horseshit was the most interesting shit I’d ever seen, and hoped he’d leave.

See— here was the thing with Thorn— I didn’t want to have any sort of reaction to him. Yes, I’d kissed him. And yes, everyone knew about it, hated me for it, and treated me like I threw puppies into traffic.

So the last thing I wanted was to be stuck in a barn, looking like shit while I shoveled literal crap, with Thorn Evans and his kissable lips and sad eyes.

Of course he’d show up to watch me shovel crap. I surveyed the barn. Where was Oliver? He’d wandered off somewhere, and I hadn’t seen him in a while.

A horrible thought occurred to me. What if Oliver left me here on purpose? What if he was in on it with Thorn? What if he and Colton were somewhere, watching me shovel, laughing their asses off? I forced the thought from my head. That wouldn’t help anything right now.

“Lacey?” I had the strangest impression that Thorn was nervous but discounted it right away.

“Thorn.” He’d said my name, so I said his back.

“What are you doing here?” He put his hand on my shovel handle to stop me from using it.

I lifted my head. “My friend asked me to help him. I came. End of story.”

Thorn looked over his shoulder. “Are you friends with that new guy? The one everyone likes? What’s his name? Chee?”

“Oliver Chee.” I took the shovel back. “Yes, he’s my friend.” Or at least, I’d had a glimmer of hope he could become that. I’d technically met him just hours earlier, but there it was. “I guess I should ask what you’re doing here. Do you often get your hands dirty?”

I knew the answer to that was no. Thorn didn’t do the manual labor.

He smiled at me. “I came to help. If I’d known you were here, I’d have come earlier. I want to talk to you.”

The last thing I wanted was to have a one-on-one with Thorn. “Whatever happened, I’d rather leave it alone. It was a year ago, and people are still talking about it. We kissed. Your mom was suuuuuuper upset about it and told everyone I ruined your life. So you took off with Colton. Which meant I was also responsible for his downfall. Both of you destroyed by me. The temptress of boys.” I motioned to my disgusting outer appearance at the moment. “Sorry to have ruined your life.”

“Lacey?” It was Oliver. With the inky darkness behind him, his silhouette seemed to glow in the barn light. “What are you doing?”

At first, I thought he meant Thorn, but he was looking at me. I was at a loss. Hadn’t he said to haul out the stall? “I’m—”

He came inside, dusky cheeks flushed pink. “Lacey. I’m so sorry. I meant take out the hay. Not the manure.”

Nearby, there was a snort, and I whipped a glare in Thorn’s direction. He held up his hands as if to placate me. “You made a stable hand really happy, though.”

Pitching the shovel into the wheelbarrow, I wiped my arm across my sweaty forehead. “Great. That’s exactly what my goal was.” I probably stunk to high heaven, and I’d made a fool of myself in front of two people. At least—

“What are you doing here?”

The wall was too far away to bang my head against. “Colton. I was just leaving.” Of course he and Thorn would be joined at the fucking hip. Of course.

“I need some help,” Oliver said, his voice a little confused. He watched the other two guys with narrowed eyes and held out his hand.

Pulling my gloves off, I stomped by my arch-nemeses. I was going to head right past Oliver, too, but he stopped me with a hand on my arm. One long look was all it took for some of my anger to drain out of me. “At least I got the hay out with the shit,” I said and shrugged.

He gave me a slight smile before glancing over my shoulder toward Colton and Thorn. “Come see the horses.”

Immediately, I forgot all about the sweat and the smell. “Are they better?” I asked.

“I’ll find you later, Lace,” Thorn called after me, but I didn’t answer. And he didn’t follow.

“Come see,” Oliver replied a little cagily.
Ripley Proserpina; Rebecca Royce. Eyes in the Darkness: The Coveted, Book 1 (Kindle Locations 289-328).

Thorn and Colton do finally get to explain what happened that they left town so abruptly and seem to be quite friendly with the Chee’s as well.A truly freaky exorcism performed by the local pastor has Lacey moving in with the Chee’s and Thorn and Colton get involved as well.

Fast-paced and suspenseful as the attraction between Lacey and the four boys increases and so does the danger.

I couldn’t put this book down, every page just adds more twists. I do hope the next book isn’t far off. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

5 Contented Purrs for Rebecca and Ripley!

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Rebecca Royce Rebecca Royce

As a teenager, I would hide in my room to read my favorite romance novels when I was supposed to be doing my homework. I hope, these days, that my parents think it was worth it.

I am the mother of three adorable boys and I am fortunate to be married to my best friend. I live in Austin Texas where I am determined to eat all the barbecue in town.

I am in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and try to use all of these elements in my writing. I’ve been told I’m a little bloodthirsty so I hope that when you read my work you’ll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. I love to write series because I love to see characters develop over time and it always makes me happy to see my favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.

In my world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.

I’d love to hear from you!

Cheers!!


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Ripley Proserpina

Ripley Proserpina spends her days huddled near a fire in the frozen northern wilds of Vermont. She lives with her family, two magnificent cats, and one dog who aspires to cat-hood. She is the author of the Reverse Harem series, The Searchers, Midnight’s Crown, and the young adult/fantasy duet, Wishes and Curses.

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Stupid Boys – Stupid Boys Book 1 by C.R. Jane & Rebecca Royce


Stupid Boys
Stupid Boys Book 1
By
International Bestselling Author
C.R. Jane
and
Award Winning Author
Rebecca Royce

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I’m the nightmare they never see coming.

You, the one reading this right now. Yes. You. I’m going to warn you this one time. Don’t decide to like me.

I’m not a good girl.. I’m manipulative. I play games. I’ve done it countless times and I’ll do it again. I can promise you that.

With more funding behind me than you can imagine, I can become anyone.

I mess with men’s hearts. And when I am done, it is more than just their money I take, it’s their very sense of self.

The football star. The politician. The surgeon. The artist. They all gave over their love. I hate to tell you how easy it is to make them my own. A little smile. A batting of my big, beautiful eyes. The most powerful fall the hardest.

Did they take part of my soul with them? Try to get me to admit it. I dare you to try. I’ll never say the words you all want to hear from me. I’m never sorry.

Those stupid boys.

I warned you. Don’t. Like. Me.
You’ll regret it.

NOTE:
The authors strongly suggest you read the forward to this book before you go any further. This is the first book in a trilogy with strong, sometimes dislikable characters in a world where few people are as they seem and love comes at a cost not everyone is willing to pay.

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The first in a trilogy, this book takes us into the past with each of these ‘stupid’ boys as they confront Holland James, the woman who destroyed them in more ways than one.

First is the Quarterback, Steven Wolf. With an injured knee, surgery and now the grueling physical therapy Steven is fighting to get back into the game. Little does he know he’s a target for his therapist.

Second is the Politian, Graham Kempner. He is working to follow in his father’s footsteps to the Senate. His father is a womanizing jerk who seems to take pleasure in taking his son’s girlfriends to bed. Graham has some different ideas from his father, and needs to grow a backbone. This time though Graham isn’t letting his father have his way but it was almost too late. Again he doesn’t realize there’s something she’s after and it’s not his HEA.

Then we have the Surgeon, Charlie Dorfman. He’s lacking in bedside manor, but is totally enthralled by Holly. A wealthy man and not all from his profession he is delighted that she doesn’t seem interested in his bank account. Nope she wants something else entirely.

Finally there is the Artist, Jamie Rawlings. He’s been trying to be something he’s not, and Holly brings out the best in him. He’s better with sketching, than trying to paint to follow in his mother’s footsteps. But again that’s not what Holly is after.

Holly not only won each of their hearts she also took something from each of them. Although not without personal cost.

A riveting tale, of deceit, love and priorities. Plenty of heat in more ways than one as Holly does what she has to do.

I really can’t wait for the next book in this trilogy, it’s going to be very interesting.

5 Contented Purrs for Rebecca and CR!

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Rebecca Royce Rebecca Royce

As a teenager, I would hide in my room to read my favorite romance novels when I was supposed to be doing my homework. I hope, these days, that my parents think it was worth it.

I am the mother of three adorable boys and I am fortunate to be married to my best friend. I live in Austin Texas where I am determined to eat all the barbecue in town.

I am in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and try to use all of these elements in my writing. I’ve been told I’m a little bloodthirsty so I hope that when you read my work you’ll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. I love to write series because I love to see characters develop over time and it always makes me happy to see my favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.

In my world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.

I’d love to hear from you!

Cheers!!


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I’m a wife, mother, business woman, and now bestselling author of the Fated Wings Series and the Timeless Affection Series…with many more planned. My stories have been floating around in my head for years, and it has been a relief to finally get them down on paper. I’m so excited to have you along for this journey.

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Pursued – The Swamp Book 2 By Rebecca Royce


Pursued
The Swamp Book 2
By
Award Winning Author
Rebecca Royce

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Alone, devastated, and on the run, McKenzie Harper is crossing the country with her brother, the only ally left to her after losing not only her mates but their entire family to some mad corporate scheme. When those same corporations send her mates after her, she will have to fight to save them before they slaughter her, or worse, capture her.

With her mating marks gone and her dreams haunted, the only Omega is doing the last thing left to her—saving every wolf she can before she too, falls.

For MacKenzie it is the end of her whole world and she won’t go down without a fight.

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Mackenzie is traveling with her brother Agustin, finding loups and fixing them. She’s missing her mates and her marks are going leaving her feeling so very empty inside. Hoping she’ll be able to find them she lets her Omega power guide her and unfailingly finds what’s she looking for. Except her mates.

It’s her youngest mate Preston who finds her, using a loup as bait. He’s cocky and believes he has the upper hand, his every word hurting her until Agustin shoots him with a tranquilizer.

Not only does Mac find her mates, she also find something that shouldn’t exist with the Accords in place. A town of werewolves.

So much happens in this book, plenty of action, tears, romance and suspense. A man to be dealt with if the wolves are to survive.

I couldn’t put this book down and the lead into the next book has my salivating for it. I really can’t wait!

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Rebecca Royce Rebecca Royce

As a teenager, I would hide in my room to read my favorite romance novels when I was supposed to be doing my homework. I hope, these days, that my parents think it was worth it.

I am the mother of three adorable boys and I am fortunate to be married to my best friend. I live in Austin Texas where I am determined to eat all the barbecue in town.

I am in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and try to use all of these elements in my writing. I’ve been told I’m a little bloodthirsty so I hope that when you read my work you’ll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. I love to write series because I love to see characters develop over time and it always makes me happy to see my favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.

In my world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.

I’d love to hear from you!

Cheers!!


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Illicit Connections – Illicit Minds Book 2 by Rebecca Royce


Illicit Connections
Illicit Minds Book 2
By
Rebecca Royce

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Previously published as Embraced.

Anomalies. Abnormals. Curiosities. Freaks. Threats. The Conditioned bear many labels, heavy restrictions, intolerable scorn, and unforgiving laws. For thirty years they have been consigned to regulation behind the walls of safe houses and camps. The Conditioned have no rights. They are not people. They are the damned.

Attorney Ben Lavelle, a widowed father of twin girls, has a ghost problem. It bangs through the houses in his neighborhood, terrorizes his kids, and is generally creating havoc. Turning to his brother Gene who has ties to organized crime, he asks for his help—for the girls. Never having dealt with a Conditioned before, Ben has no idea what to expect but Seven is definitely not anything he imagined.

Seven-Two-Four is a Ghost Talker, she can manipulate the energy malignant and otherwise. Isolated in the Institutions, Seven’s lived a harsh existence where even the simple luxuries like sleeping in a bed are denied to her. When the job with Ben and his family buys her a few more days before her scheduled euthanasia, Seven experiences life as a person for the first time.

When tragedy strikes, Ben turns his legal prowess on the Institutions dehumanizing the Conditioned in the first place. Can he and Seven survive when even the memory of their love threatens everything they hold dear?

*Please note this book was previously published under a different title and series name. If you feel you’ve read this before, you might have. Also, the author suggests that you always read the forward to her books to see if there are any triggering things for you and to make sure it is the kind of book you want to read. But, if you like smart, strong characters who grow exponentially over time in love than she suggests you go grab this book right now.*

In the first book in this series, Wade and Addison had managed to destroy places holding the ‘Conditioned’ and many escaped. However things are even worse now than they had been then. Now these two are hard at work to change things once again.

In this book we meet Ben Lavelle, an attorney living in an area with a ghost problem. A widower with twin girls, Ella and Daphne, he has been ‘elected’ by the neighborhood to do something about this problem. He contacts his brother Gene to get the services of a Conditioned Ghost Talker. Something that was nearly impossible nowadays, his brother who works for the mob got results very quickly. Ben had to take ‘it’ within the hour, as she was being taken back from what was to be her last job before being put down. Something that shouldn’t happen until she’s older and also something Ben feels should happen at all.

Ben can’t think of this beautiful woman as an ‘it’ and he finds himself falling in love with her. He’s appalled that she doesn’t have a name and as she requests calls her Seven. After an initial attempt to see the ‘ghosts’ in his home, she is even more exhausted than she was when she arrived. After he literally puts her to bed he starts researching Conditioned law looking for the ways he can tackle the system.

Seven is the one who points out Ben’s daughter Daphne is Conditioned and that only validates his planned lawsuits to change the way the Conditioned are treated.

There is much at play here, we have Seven, the information she shares about Madame Joan, the Twins, Guy and the Island Sanctuary. There are also some time jumps that accelerate the story. Plus more about Addison and Wade.

I can’t wait for the next book, I am cheering very loudly for the Conditioned.

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Rebecca Royce Rebecca Royce

As a teenager, I would hide in my room to read my favorite romance novels when I was supposed to be doing my homework. I hope, these days, that my parents think it was worth it.

I am the mother of three adorable boys and I am fortunate to be married to my best friend. I live in Austin Texas where I am determined to eat all the barbecue in town.

I am in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and try to use all of these elements in my writing. I’ve been told I’m a little bloodthirsty so I hope that when you read my work you’ll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. I love to write series because I love to see characters develop over time and it always makes me happy to see my favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.

In my world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.

I’d love to hear from you!

Cheers!!


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Queenmaker – Heart of the Nebula Book 1 by Heather Long and Rebecca Royce


Queenmaker
Heart of the Nebula Book 1
By
USA Today Bestselling Author
Heather Long
&
Award Winning Author
Rebecca Royce

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Everything changed when I crashed into a food truck.

It all started with a brutal hill. An incline that I was determined to crest. One, long, punishing climb with my thighs screaming as I pumped the pedals for all I was worth. That hill could have been a metaphor for my whole life. I was climbing out of the crater left by a broken heart, ready to seize control again. Making it up that hill was a good first step.

Then I hit the food truck.

Enter Reese Riley, blond, gorgeous, stunning sapphire eyes and the kind of smile to set my blood on fire. No way he was real. With charm to spare, he walked me home and then asked me out. Then he introduced me to his friends—Briggs, Goran, and Dalton. Stunning men, all of them. Funny, too. They flirted, they teased, and they indulged. They were incredible, each of them, and they fit into my life like they’d been born to be there. I didn’t know whether to celebrate or to run like hell.

Oh, and did I mention they were aliens?

Author’s Note: This is a reverse harem and the authors suggest you always read the forwards in their books. This is the first in a trilogy.

Queenmaker is part one of a trilogy, what that means is that this is a continuing journey that progresses through each book to the end.

In this book we meet Khloe, she’s still recuperating from a break-up in which her ex took everything of value from her. She’s riding her bicycle and thinking of all that injustice when she crashes into a food truck.

Reese is the first to aid her and as he walks with her to see her safely home, he also convinces her to join him and his friends for a drink.

To be on the safe side she calls her best friend Grace to join her. Grace isn’t with her very long though since she runs into her on again off again boyfriend Maurice.

The initial meeting with Briggs, Goran, and Dalton is fun and flirty and interrupted twice, once by a woman who is more than a little tipsy, and once by Grace.

This is a favorite scene.

If Briggs was taken, well— he was.

Except… “Are you all dating people?”

I shot Reese a look. If I was going to be some hookup while he traveled and went back to his fiancée, then I was going to leave right now. Women shouldn’t do that to other women.

Ever.

“Well, I’m on a date right now,” Reese told me without an ounce of hesitation.

“You just had a break-up,” Dalton said. “So I get being shy, but I’m not seeing anyone else. I’m a one and done kind of guy. None of us are Billy.”

Goran lifted his whisky, his expression unreadable. “I have never dated anyone.” Blunt and to the point. So that just left Briggs as the taken one. Disappointment curved through me, but I smothered it. A few months ago, I’d been the taken one, and while I’d been mourning the life I thought I’d had, the more distance I got from it— the more I realized I didn’t miss Billy at all.

Especially not right now.

Making a face, I met Briggs’ concerned gaze. “So I guess you’re the odd man out in this group of bachelors.”

“Or I just told that woman something to let her down easily,” Briggs countered, his eyebrows raised as if in a dare.

“So you’re not dating either?” That… that was great. I mean, that was kind of sad. They were all really good-looking guys and, granted, a little weird, but weird was definitely not bad. They were colorful and different, definitely intriguing.

Chuckling, Briggs lifted his glass of whisky, and the pressure against my leg increased. I really should have pulled my leg away, but there was just something nice about the contact. “At the moment? No.”

“Oh.” What else was I supposed to say to that? “Sorry?”

Dalton threw his head back and laughed. The humor rippled around the table, but only Reese joined him in chuckling. Goran and Briggs gave him flinty-eyed looks that didn’t fracture or cool until Dalton’s laughter gradually sobered. “Sorry,” he said. “She’s sorry you’re not dating anyone else.” Mirth danced in his eyes.

Studying him, I propped my chin on my free hand since Reese still had possession of my left one, and I didn’t think I was getting it back anytime soon. Not that I was all that eager. “Has anyone ever told you that you’re an ass?”

“Yes,” Dalton answered briskly, his smile undiminished. “You would not be the first. Definitely the loveliest, but not the first.”

At my snort, Reese squeezed my hand. “We frequently tell Dalton he’s an ass. Sadly, he does not seem to learn from the experience.”

“No,” Briggs said with a little more chill in his words than a tease warranted. “He doesn’t. We might need a new word.”

“Or a new method,” Goran suggested. “What do you think, Khloe? What would you do to correct such brutish behavior?”

What would I do? I didn’t see asses. Not even good-looking ones. Not anymore. Before I could answer though, Dalton and Goran’s attention flicked to behind me, and I shifted to find Grace slipping a hand onto my shoulder.

“Excuse me, gentlemen, I need my bestie for a second.” At her tug, I let go of Reese and slid my leg away from Briggs. All four stood as I did, and Grace let out a huff that sounded a lot like damn under her breath, before she hustled me away from the table. “Sorry, sweetie. Won’t take but a minute…” She glanced behind me rather conspicuously as she leaned to the side, then straightened and met my gaze. “Holy hell, Khloe. You hit the damn jackpot. There’s not a man there I wouldn’t tap.”

“Grace,” I hissed at her, and she gave me a smug grin then pressed her keys into my palm and closed my fingers around them.

“Don’t get huffy. You get first pick. Besides, I got all the man I need in Maurice. I hate to kiss and run, but— damn, you know how it is.”

“Oh, honey,” I said with a sigh, and she gave me a knowing smile. Grace knew, as well as I did, it wouldn’t last. They would fall down the lust-fueled rabbit hole together, and I’d be there on the other side when it was time to kiss the boo-boos and pour the pity wine.

“Hey, we only live once. You’ve got a hot date and his hot friends, go grab life by the balls and kiss the hell out of it. I intend to.” She pressed her lips to my cheek. “Keep the car so you can get home. I’ll call you later. I promise.”

Then she was gone. Maurice waited for her by the front door, and Grace all but melted into him as they stepped out into the night. A sigh escaped, and I held her keys to my chest. Grace really did just embrace life, even the parts that hurt.

Warmth surged against my back, and I didn’t have to turn to know it was Reese. He was just there, a comforting shield bracketing me. “Everything okay?”

“Yeah,” I said, and even I didn’t believe me. Summoning up a smile, I turned around. Grace was right about one thing. I needed to grab some life by the balls. It was why I was here.
Heather Long; Rebecca Royce. Queenmaker: Heart of the Nebula Book 1 (Kindle Locations 653-692).

One of the most confusing things for Khloe is her attraction to all four of these men. They are able to persuade her that it is the way they would prefer it to be and she doesn’t have to choose between them.

I love all these characters, the slow, steady progression of each relationship, the warmth and caring, and yes, the love that is just a bit different depending on who you are talking about.

Many interesting revelations, along with wit, fun, kindle melting heat and some danger as Khloe learns about her men and who she really is.

I can’t wait to read the next book in this trilogy!

5 Contented Purrs for Heather and Rebecca!

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USA Today bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas in the summertime.

From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories–her characters drive the books.

When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.


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Rebecca Royce Rebecca Royce

As a teenager, I would hide in my room to read my favorite romance novels when I was supposed to be doing my homework. I hope, these days, that my parents think it was worth it.I am the mother of three adorable boys and I am fortunate to be married to my best friend. I live in Austin Texas where I am determined to eat all the barbecue in town.

I am in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and try to use all of these elements in my writing. I’ve been told I’m a little bloodthirsty so I hope that when you read my work you’ll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. I love to write series because I love to see characters develop over time and it always makes me happy to see my favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.

In my world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.

I’d love to hear from you!

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Illicit Senses – Illicit Minds Book 1 By Rebecca Royce


Illicit Senses
Illicit Minds Book 1
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Rebecca Royce

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Anomalies. Abnormals. Curiosities. Freaks. Threats.

The Conditioned bear many labels, heavy restrictions, intolerable scorn, and unforgiving laws. For thirty years they have been consigned to regulation behind the walls of safe houses and camps. The Conditioned have no rights. They are not people. They are the damned.

The heir apparent to the Wade Corporation, Addison Wade has lived her life wary of the institutions incarcerating the Conditioned and all they represent. A woman of secrets, she turns to Safe Dawn, and the Conditioned it houses, in a desperate hour. Her nephew has been kidnapped and she is desperate and out of options. She will do anything, even risk her secrets, to get him back.

Spencer Lewis is well-known as a locator, there is no one he can’t find and he has a soft spot for missing children—even children with the despised last name of Wade. Following the death of his partner and anchor, tackling this case threatens more than Spencer’s sanity and safety—it threatens his heart.

In a world where nothing is as it seems and threats lurk around every corner, Addison and Spencer must learn to trust each other. Does their relationship stand a chance in a world that wants them dead for just being born?

Desparate to find her nephew, Addison Wade enters the one place that could threaten her well-being. Safe Dawn houses the conditioned, and the only ‘person’ who can help her, Spencer Lewis. Known for tracking missing children, he is her last hope.

The last thing either of them expect is to fall for each other, the consequences devastating if they are found out.

Worse is the secret Addison has kept from everyone all her life, especially her Grandfather who was one of those that initiated the institutions for the ‘Conditioned’. All she knows is she has find her nephew and put an end to all of this.

With Spencer and some of the other’s help just maybe they can do this.

A suspenseful, emotional and satisfying read.

I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

5 Contented Purrs for Rebecca!

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Rebecca Royce Rebecca Royce

As a teenager, I would hide in my room to read my favorite romance novels when I was supposed to be doing my homework. I hope, these days, that my parents think it was worth it.

I am the mother of three adorable boys and I am fortunate to be married to my best friend. I live in Austin Texas where I am determined to eat all the barbecue in town.

I am in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and try to use all of these elements in my writing. I’ve been told I’m a little bloodthirsty so I hope that when you read my work you’ll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. I love to write series because I love to see characters develop over time and it always makes me happy to see my favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.

In my world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.

I’d love to hear from you!

Cheers!!


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