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Blog Tour for Inge Saunders’ The Wolf’s Choice – Black Hills Wolves #64


 

The Wolf’s Choice
Black Hills Wolves #64
By
Inge Saunders

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Thirteen years ago Rebecca Ferguson died, at least to everyone in the Black Hills territory. With a human mother and unable to shift into a wolf, Magnum Tao, the deranged alpha of the Tao Pack would’ve had both her and her father killed for deceiving him. Magnum didn’t allow humans to mate with members of his pack.

Now Magnum is the one who’s dead, and Rebecca can return.
But coming back from the dead, building a new life after her divorce, and opening a library in town aren’t the only obstacles Rebecca faces. Elijah, her father, doesn’t approve of her being in Los Lobos to the point where he forbids her to get involved with the pack, especially the males.

Their relationship has suffered because of her absence and she hopes to bridge the divide, confident that she doesn’t want a romantic entanglement with anyone human or wolf, anyway.

In walks sexy private detective Blaine Walker.
Thirteen years ago Blaine stumbled on his mate at the local swimming hole. The next day, she was dead. Once he learns Rebecca is alive and living in Los Lobos, he decides it’s time to give up his career in Brooklyn and return to the Black Hills. But he knows it won’t be easy to claim her since Elijah’s unnaturally overprotective. The only way Elijah will back off is to challenge him.

A challenge that will end in one of their deaths.
The Tao Pack’s rebuilding itself and needs to guard against any threats outside or in. For Blaine to have any chance to claim Rebecca, Elijah needs to be dealt with and to deal with Elijah, Drew, the alpha of the Tao Pack, has to sanction the challenge according to pack law.

Rebecca can’t deny the old attraction she felt for Blaine is still there and even stronger now that they are grown up. She’s caught between the man fate has brought back to her and her father, whose affection she’s craved her whole life.

But there’s a secret governing Elijah’s erratic behavior that can cost Rebecca everything she’s worked hard to build and everything she thought she could never have with a man or wolf.

Will Rebecca and Blaine beat the odds stacked against them?
Or will the choices they make ultimately lead them down a path both of them don’t want?

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Yes I know, I am still catching up on this series, but they keep releasing more and I can’t resist. This is Inge Saunders’ first Black Hills Wolves and it is my pleasure to review this ARC.

As with many daughters, Rebecca was sent away from the Tao pack under Magnum’s rule and most believed her to be dead. Though her father sent her for a different reason, she is a latent wolf and he spread the rumor of her death.

Before she left she had an encounter with another wolf, Blaine. She knew even then there was something different about him, but he too left the Tao pack to save his own life. He was too dominant and so a threat to Magnum.

With Magnum dead and Drew rebuilding, Rebecca has returned to the Black Hills and is contributing by converting a building into a library.

Blaine has discovered that Rebecca is alive and back in the Black Hills. Now he has also returned but needs a promise from Drew in return for his blood oath to the Alpha.

This is a favorite scene.

Blaine realized his mistake. He hadn’t broken eye contact with the alpha. He lowered his head, and the acerbic atmosphere warmed a fraction.

“Why do you want to come back?” Drew’s tone held a bite.

No pleasantries. He should’ve been submissive. Instead, he lifted his head. Neither Drew nor Ryker flinched as he gazed at them. I need to be honest if I’m going to get anywhere with these two.

Ryker seemed one step away from grabbing him by the shirt collar and throwing him out for his insolence.

“I’m here because the Black Hills is home.”

Drew’s eyes narrowed. He had noted his phrasing. “I’m the alpha here, Blaine. You’ll have to swear a blood oath to me.”

A blood oath would prevent Blaine from killing Drew. “Has everyone sworn such a pledge to you?”

“Only those who place the pack above their ambitions.” Drew showed a flash of teeth. Steel reflected there.

His gaze shifted to Ryker who took a step toward him. He couldn’t take on an alpha and an enforcer. Maybe one at a time, but not together.

He understood why Drew wanted the commitment from him. The pack was healthy again. If a wolf came along to upset the order the alpha had built, who knew what could happen. Blaine’s family had left because Magnum’s insanity had infiltrated all aspects of pack life. Drew worked on restoring the pack again.

If Drew wanted him to swear an oath, then Blaine needed him to do something in return. “I’ll pledge my loyalty to you through a blood oath, if you’ll support my choice of mate.”

Drew’s eyebrows went up. Ryker, true to form, didn’t blink an eye.

“Why would you need my support?”

“It’s Rebecca Ferguson.”

Ryker straightened, taking on a solid stance next to Drew. The discussion wasn’t a threat to the alpha in any way.

“Her father won’t allow it.”

“I know.”

“He’s alpha of his household.”

“I know.”

“Are you going to challenge him?”

“If I have to.”

“And you want me to sanction it.”

“Yes.”

Drew sank into his chair. “What does Rebecca have to say? The last time I spoke to her, she didn’t mention you.”

Blaine smiled. He hadn’t earned himself any favors. “She doesn’t know yet.”

“You expect me to support your claim without her being aware of it?”

“You expect me to swear a blood oath to you without assurance whether or not you’ll turn into your father.”

The menacing growl from Ryker vibrated through the room.

“You’re playing a dangerous game, Blaine.”

“All of us have done it for our mates.” He stared from one to the other.

News traveled through the wolf-grapevine. Drew’d had to gain his mate, Betty’s, trust when he returned to Los Lobos after she believed the lies his father told about him. Ryker had overstepped their laws by mating a human, something the old alpha would’ve killed him for. But Drew didn’t seem to have a problem with humans becoming part of the Tao pack.

“Elijah isn’t going to hand over Rebecca to you. He went to extreme measures to keep her safe.” Drew sat forward again. “Even with the new order, he’s still protective of her.”

Blaine didn’t budge. He knew what he wanted. And he rarely lost.

“I will sanction the challenge if Elijah concedes to it.” Drew shook his head. “And I have a feeling he will.”

“I’ll take the blood oath.”

“As simple as that.” Blaine nodded.

“You’ll obey the law of the land and the pack. Be committed to rebuilding the town. To protect. To serve.”

“I understand.”
Inge Saunders. The Wolf’s Choice (Kindle Locations 280-321). Decadent Publishing.

Elijah doesn’t want his daughter to be part of the pack, he doesn’t want her to mate with Blaine. His fear has to do with his experience and his reasons will surprise you.

A feisty tale, with fun, sadness, a challenge and plenty of sexy scenes.

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  Inge Saunders

Inge Saunders lives in the biggest small town in South Africa‒ Worcester. She fell in love with books when she started reading romance novels with her grandmother. Intrigued by the worlds books unlocked, it was inevitable she would take pen to paper. She holds an Honors degree in Community Development and Learning Support and loves to sink her teeth into the research part of a story.

When she’s not writing about that ‘inexplicable attraction’ she’s reading almost every sub-genre in romance out there, spending time with friends and family and taking hikes in her hometown’s National Karoo Park.

Inge’s been a member of ROSA (Romance writers’ Organization of South Africa) since 2012 and has three titles published with Decadent Publishing, Falling for Mr. Unexpected, Dance of Love & The Wolf’s Choice (Black Hills Wolves).

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It’s Here! Wings Of Artemis #4 – Reclaiming Their Love By Rebecca Royce


 

Reclaiming Their Love
Wings of Artemis Book 4
By
Rebecca Royce

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Diana Mallory lost everything when her five husbands were taken from her on the other side of the galaxy.

Back on the Milky Way side of the black hole, she’s deep into the war for Mars Station. Diana will do anything for her family, but every day is a living hell without the loves of her life. She assumes she’ll never see them again. But, Damian, Sterling, Cash, Lewis and Judge are on their way to her. When they find her they won’t let war, allegiance, or time differentials keep them from reclaiming their love.

Please note—this book contains the ending to Diana’s story, five hot men who love her, and a race through space you’ll never forget.

**Content Warning: Reverse Harem, Intense**

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As Diana makes her way to the ship to join her family at their secret hideaway. She thinks she sees a familiar face. Now this is nothing new to her as she thinks she sees her husbands all the time. This time however it is different.

Oh how I sniffled, this is a favorite scene.

It was … him. It … was Damian.

How was he here? My heart rate kicked up till it pounded so loudly it drowned out all other sounds. I ran. I couldn’t speak, couldn’t call his name. My boots struck loudly on the floor with every move I made. I slammed into someone, couldn’t even apologize, and grabbed Damian’s arm.

He whirled around, facing me. Recognition flooded his expression. I knew this man— love, wonder, awe, disbelief— they all played in his gaze until utter joy took their place. “Di-Diana.” His voice shook, and then his arms were around me.

“Diana.” He said again, tugging me close, so tightly I could hardly breathe. “We thought… when we docked today, everyone was leaving. We thought you were gone. Judge was working on some plans … but I told them I had to give it a last look. You’re here. You’re here.

I breathed him in. He smelled … right. One of my guys. My love. Two years without him and we’d almost missed each other. “Damian. Damian. Damian.” I kept saying his name, almost unable to utter anything else. There were things … I had to think, I had to say. “I’d just thought— literally seconds ago— that I’d never see you again, not ever.” A sob threatened, and I shoved it away. I had to think, I had to make myself function through the most elation I’d ever experienced. “We-we have to get out of here now. It’s not safe. Where are the others? I don’t know what to do. I think I’m in shock.”

He nodded, his eyes narrowing. “The others are on Artemis. Come on. I’ve got you, Diana. I’ve got you.”

I grabbed my communicator and sent my mom a message. It was brief, unclear, but I hoped she got the gist that I had found one of my husbands and was getting on Artemis. I’d meet her on the planet. Or maybe I said nothing coherent. I didn’t know. Things were somehow both fast and slow; had the Station tilted?

Damian took my hand. His strong fingers held me tight, anchored me when things spun around us. “How did you get here?” I shouted to be heard over the crowd.

“Later.” He yelled back. “I-I can’t think. If you’re not safe, I’ll get you safe. Please.”

His words told me that I wasn’t alone in my brain shutting down to basic functions. Would it come back? I really didn’t know. I never could deny his please. We walked for what felt like forever but eventually made into the docking station. Artemis was three-quarters of the way down. Like they suddenly popped into existence, Sterling and Cash were talking outside of the ship, and I could hardly trust my own eyes. There they were. They were … there. I…

Sterling saw me first, or maybe he heard my heartbeat— I didn’t know which. He leapt into a run and had his arms around me in seconds. I hung on. What was he saying? Sorry? What was he sorry for? I pressed my forehead to his chest. His heart beat and beat and beat. I could hear it. Didn’t that make it real? And then I was being passed into Cash’s waiting hug. He said some things too. Love. Yes, I loved him, too. But I couldn’t think.

“Cash.” I touched his face. He felt real, not a hallucination.

I’d dreamed this moment a million times. I wanted to be in it. I shook my head. Why couldn’t I focus?

Lewis and Judge were suddenly there too. They were all hugging me, all touching me. There was so much noise.

I breathed out. “Hi.”

“She’s going to faint.” Lewis’ voice pushed through. “Let’s give her some air.” His arm was around my waist. “Come inside. Sit down. Someone go get her water.”

I was soon on one of the couches from Orion. It didn’t belong on Artemis. It was supposed to be on the other side of the universe. But then again, so were my husbands. They must have brought furniture onto Artemis. Strange, small details made their way into my mind while large, important things couldn’t get through. A blanket was around me, water in my hand, and they were all snuggled near me, either on the couch or the floor next to it.

I held out my hand. “We have to get off this station. I need to think. I keep saying that because it’s true. Um, I’m so happy you’re here. You can’t know.” My voice shook.

“I…”

Sterling kissed my cheek. He sat to my left. I leaned on Cash, who stroked my arm. Damian was right in front of me, kneeling down. Lewis and Judge were each touching my knees. They were so beautiful.

“Where do you want to go?” Sterling kissed my cheek again. “I’ll put in the coordinates.”

I had them memorized. My mother had insisted. Either I told him or Sterling had learned to read minds. He disappeared into the cockpit, likely to enter the designated coordinates and get us launched. Lewis took his place.
Rebecca Royce. Reclaiming Their Love (Kindle Locations 139-183). After Glows Publishing.

So begins a race across space, a race to be safe. Away from Mars Station and Sandler.

A sexy and hot reunion, as they learn each other again. Fun with family and more stress as yet more threats make themselves known.

A wonderful conclusion for Diana’s story, but I know there are more books ahead in this world of Artemis.

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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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Release Blitz! Two New Novels by Ripley Proserpina! Finding Nora and Finding Valor


 

 

Finding Nora
Searchers Book 1.5
By
Ripley Proserpina

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Cleared by the police of any wrongdoing in a school shooting, Nora’s finally looking to her future with hope. She and her five guys are ready to move on with their lives, and take their unconventional relationship to the next level.

But not everyone is ready to accept her innocence. Viewed as a monster by the people in her small town, and put in a frightening position by the people claiming to help her, Nora has to make a choice between what she wants, and what she believes is best for the men she loves.

Will her budding relationship be strong enough to survive these new challenges, or will it all be too much, and she’ll be alone again?

Still recovering from her injuries, Nora needs to contribute to the household.

When an opportunity comes to her through Tyler a friend of Cai’s she listens carefully to Dr. Murray as he describes the study he is involved in and the benefits to her, housing on campus and classes to reach her goal of a teaching degree.

She is going into this with her eyes open but the first interview and coffee with the Dr.’s colleagues ends with an experiment that ends badly.

The guys don’t like her going off by herself after an unpleasant confrontation with a reporter Seok escorted her to the appointment and returned to pick her up.

This is a favorite scene.

“Let’s go.” Glowering at the men, Seok wrapped his arm around her, leading her down the street.

She gave a little squeal when he brushed against one of the wounds on her side. The seatbelt had dug into her with such force her blood pulsed beneath the older injury. She’d have a hell of a bruise later.

“Are you okay?” he stopped, putting his hands on her shoulders, and bending his knees a little bit to see her face.

“My side,” she whispered. “The seatbelt dug into it.”

“Can I look?” She glanced back over her shoulder where Dr. Murray’s team still stood, but nodded.

Slowly, he lifted her sweatshirt and t-shirt, hissing in a breath when he saw the clear contact abrasion of the seatbelt against her skin. The healing bullet graze looked okay, it wasn’t bleeding, but the abrasion went right across it.

“He did this?” he asked, voice shaking with anger.

“I didn’t realize.”

He lowered her shirt gently, and placing his hand on her cheek, leaned forward to kiss her on the forehead. One moment he held her, then he took off like a shot. A blur of movement, he sprinted down the road and leapt at Nils.

The man let out a soft, “Omph,” when Seok tackled him. He managed to land one blow before Grant and Dr. Murray wrestled him off Nils.

“You fucking asshole,” he said, shaking out his fist.

Shock kept her in place, but now she rushed to him, holding his arm, putting her body between him and the team.

“She’s fucking injured. What is wrong with you?” He was genuinely confused. “Is this how you run your lab?” he asked Dr. Murray. “Because I’m sure the college is going to wonder about this. You want her to trust you? To work with you? Maybe you should try a little goddamned compassion.”

The doctor shook his head, while Nora kept her eye on Nils. A dark bruise formed on the man’s cheek, and she waited for him to retaliate. Seok packed a punch, but he didn’t seem bothered. It was weird.

“I’m sorry, Seok. Honestly.” “

I really am sorry as well, Seok,” Nils added. “Look, if punching me makes you feel better. Do it again. I was wrong. It wasn’t funny.”

“You’re goddamn right it’s not funny.” Turning his back on the others, he strode to her. Her body jerked when she tried to go to him. Jessica held her arm. Distracted by the fight, she hadn’t realized the woman’s hands were on her. When she tried to move again, Jessica let her go.

“I want to go home,” she told him. “Can we please go?”

Pressing a kiss to the top of her head, he held her to his chest. “You okay?” His voice was calm, but she knew him well enough now to catch the fury.

“I’m pissed and my side hurts.”

He stepped away from her, tracing her face with his gaze. It dropped to her lips, and he leaned in, kissing her. He wrapped his arms around her before burying his face in her neck, and giving her a soft kiss.

“Let’s go.” As they got out of earshot, he took her hand. “Will you tell me what happened?”

Leaning her head on his arm, and squeezing his hand tightly, she nodded. Seok, she could trust. She’d tell him anything he wanted to know.
Ripley Proserpina. Finding Nora (Kindle Locations 656-687). After Glows.

Personally I wouldn’t have given the man the time of day and would have reported the whole thing to the Dean. That’s just me though.

Things get weirder and weirder with this study and Nora gets more frustrated not only with it, but with her inability to get a job.

Nothing seems to be going right except her relationships with her men. However that has it’s moments too.

Suspenseful, romantic and enough going on to keep you turning the pages to see what happens next.

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Finding Valor
Searchers Book 2
By
Ripley Prosperina

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Forgiveness is out of reach…

Nora’s relationship with Ryan, Seok, Apollo, Matisse, and Cai is everything she could want. Never believing she’d fall in love, the acceptance they offer her is the only thing standing between her and a world that still hates her, no matter her innocence. Falling into a routine with the guys, she finally lets herself relax and dream about the future.

Until the past catches up with them…

Suddenly, Ryan’s entire future is at stake, and a man from his past, one with good reason to hate him, arrives to take the things he’s worked so hard to build. Rather than fight, Ryan wants to submit, weighed down with the guilt he believes he deserves. Pushing Nora away, he distances himself from her and his friends, placing everything they have at risk.

Can Nora help Ryan heal? He has to believe the person he’s become is nothing like the man he was, but all he sees in the mirror is evil. Will he ever believe he’s earned her love and the chance to be happy?

Finding Valor centers on Ryan. Ryan status for the local Law School has gone from early admission to waitlisted. His calls are not returned and finally Nora convinces him to go in person to see the Dean.

What he finds out is disturbing on a lot of levels yet he feels he deserves the censure and to be waitlisted. Although the question remains, who dug into his past to sabotage him.

This is a favorite scene between him and the Dean.

“Mr. Valore,” she began. “Our school’s mission may seem antiquated, but it has a purpose. We want to graduate lawyers who are truly guided by a moral and ethical code.”

“I understand.” He was not the kind of student they were looking for.

“Any student who may not meet this standard is immediately suspended or waitlisted while an investigation takes place.”

The irony of a school requiring their students to hold themselves to a higher standard, suspending— or in his case waitlisting— accused students before asking for evidence, was not lost on him.

“I’ve spoken to your professor, Erik Bismarck, and he assures me you would be a boon to our program.”

Some of his tension left him. Was there hope?

“He told me about your work with Legal Aid and your support of the accused school shooter, Nora Leslie. You apparently went above and beyond your role as intern. You let her live with you when she was evicted and lost her job?”

“Yes.”

“Mr. Valore, we will be taking a closer look at your case, but until then, you remain on the waitlist. CCSL has a student committee who will have the final say on your admission. They put you on the waitlist.”

“Someone on the committee wanted me to be waitlisted?”

“Your name was brought to the attention of the committee, but the committee is not one person. It is not an entity out to get you, Mr. Valore. I promise.”

“Of course not… But so I understand, the student committee has the final say on all incoming students?”

“No,” she clarified. “The student committee is one part of the admissions process. However, they do have the final say on any student who has been waitlisted or might be expelled.”

“Dean Williams,” he ventured. “The thing I don’t understand is, who would have brought me to the attention of the committee?”

“Vermont is a small state. It isn’t hard to run into someone who knows your story. I can’t go to the grocery store without meeting a cousin of a cousin of a cousin.”

His mind went a mile-a-minute, trying to think of someone who knew of his past, who believed he was a liar, and who knew of the requirements of CCSL.

Someone had it out for him; someone wanted him to get what he deserved. Because he did deserve to be waitlisted. What right did he have to move on with his life? No matter who he was now, he’d once stolen someone’s future.
Ripley Proserpina. Finding Valor (Kindle Locations 335-360). After Glows.

Nora has unwittingly met the person responsible for Ryan’s problems. It throws a bit of a wrench into their relationships as does an enlightening session with Dr. Murray and his cohort Dr. Chase. Love that Nora catches something here as well.

Communication is key in this form of relationship and while all the guys know each others secrets Nora does not.

The time has come to see if this relationship really can work.

Piecing together the mystery of the waitlist, a life-threatening illness and more weirdness thanks to the study. All these challenges and some really sizzling scenes will keep you from putting this book down.

I can’t wait to see what’s next for these intriguing characters.

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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, and “Missing Linc” from the paranormal series, The Aegeans in the horror romance anthology, Bloody Kisses.

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New Black Hills Wolves #64! The Wolf’s Choice by Inge


 

The Wolf’s Choice
Black Hills Wolves #64
By
Inge Saunders

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Thirteen years ago Rebecca Ferguson died, at least to everyone in the Black Hills territory. With a human mother and unable to shift into a wolf, Magnum Tao, the deranged alpha of the Tao Pack would’ve had both her and her father killed for deceiving him. Magnum didn’t allow humans to mate with members of his pack.

Now Magnum is the one who’s dead, and Rebecca can return.
But coming back from the dead, building a new life after her divorce, and opening a library in town aren’t the only obstacles Rebecca faces. Elijah, her father, doesn’t approve of her being in Los Lobos to the point where he forbids her to get involved with the pack, especially the males.

Their relationship has suffered because of her absence and she hopes to bridge the divide, confident that she doesn’t want a romantic entanglement with anyone human or wolf, anyway.

In walks sexy private detective Blaine Walker.
Thirteen years ago Blaine stumbled on his mate at the local swimming hole. The next day, she was dead. Once he learns Rebecca is alive and living in Los Lobos, he decides it’s time to give up his career in Brooklyn and return to the Black Hills. But he knows it won’t be easy to claim her since Elijah’s unnaturally overprotective. The only way Elijah will back off is to challenge him.

A challenge that will end in one of their deaths.
The Tao Pack’s rebuilding itself and needs to guard against any threats outside or in. For Blaine to have any chance to claim Rebecca, Elijah needs to be dealt with and to deal with Elijah, Drew, the alpha of the Tao Pack, has to sanction the challenge according to pack law.

Rebecca can’t deny the old attraction she felt for Blaine is still there and even stronger now that they are grown up. She’s caught between the man fate has brought back to her and her father, whose affection she’s craved her whole life.

But there’s a secret governing Elijah’s erratic behavior that can cost Rebecca everything she’s worked hard to build and everything she thought she could never have with a man or wolf.

Will Rebecca and Blaine beat the odds stacked against them?
Or will the choices they make ultimately lead them down a path both of them don’t want?

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As with many daughters, Rebecca was sent away from the Tao pack under Magnum’s rule and most believed her to be dead. Though her father sent her for a different reason, she is a latent wolf and he spread the rumor of her death.

Before she left she had an encounter with another wolf, Blaine. She knew even then there was something different about him, but he too left the Tao pack to save his own life. He was too dominant and so a threat to Magnum.

With Magnum dead and Drew rebuilding, Rebecca has returned to the Black Hills and is contributing by converting a building into a library.

Blaine has discovered that Rebecca is alive and back in the Black Hills. Now he has also returned but needs a promise from Drew in return for his blood oath to the Alpha.

This is a favorite scene.

Blaine realized his mistake. He hadn’t broken eye contact with the alpha. He lowered his head, and the acerbic atmosphere warmed a fraction.

“Why do you want to come back?” Drew’s tone held a bite.

No pleasantries. He should’ve been submissive. Instead, he lifted his head. Neither Drew nor Ryker flinched as he gazed at them. I need to be honest if I’m going to get anywhere with these two.

Ryker seemed one step away from grabbing him by the shirt collar and throwing him out for his insolence.

“I’m here because the Black Hills is home.”

Drew’s eyes narrowed. He had noted his phrasing. “I’m the alpha here, Blaine. You’ll have to swear a blood oath to me.”

A blood oath would prevent Blaine from killing Drew. “Has everyone sworn such a pledge to you?”

“Only those who place the pack above their ambitions.” Drew showed a flash of teeth. Steel reflected there.

His gaze shifted to Ryker who took a step toward him. He couldn’t take on an alpha and an enforcer. Maybe one at a time, but not together.

He understood why Drew wanted the commitment from him. The pack was healthy again. If a wolf came along to upset the order the alpha had built, who knew what could happen. Blaine’s family had left because Magnum’s insanity had infiltrated all aspects of pack life. Drew worked on restoring the pack again.

If Drew wanted him to swear an oath, then Blaine needed him to do something in return. “I’ll pledge my loyalty to you through a blood oath, if you’ll support my choice of mate.”

Drew’s eyebrows went up. Ryker, true to form, didn’t blink an eye.

“Why would you need my support?”

“It’s Rebecca Ferguson.”

Ryker straightened, taking on a solid stance next to Drew. The discussion wasn’t a threat to the alpha in any way.

“Her father won’t allow it.”

“I know.”

“He’s alpha of his household.”

“I know.”

“Are you going to challenge him?”

“If I have to.”

“And you want me to sanction it.”

“Yes.”

Drew sank into his chair. “What does Rebecca have to say? The last time I spoke to her, she didn’t mention you.”

Blaine smiled. He hadn’t earned himself any favors. “She doesn’t know yet.”

“You expect me to support your claim without her being aware of it?”

“You expect me to swear a blood oath to you without assurance whether or not you’ll turn into your father.”

The menacing growl from Ryker vibrated through the room.

“You’re playing a dangerous game, Blaine.”

“All of us have done it for our mates.” He stared from one to the other.

News traveled through the wolf-grapevine. Drew’d had to gain his mate, Betty’s, trust when he returned to Los Lobos after she believed the lies his father told about him. Ryker had overstepped their laws by mating a human, something the old alpha would’ve killed him for. But Drew didn’t seem to have a problem with humans becoming part of the Tao pack.

“Elijah isn’t going to hand over Rebecca to you. He went to extreme measures to keep her safe.” Drew sat forward again. “Even with the new order, he’s still protective of her.”

Blaine didn’t budge. He knew what he wanted. And he rarely lost.

“I will sanction the challenge if Elijah concedes to it.” Drew shook his head. “And I have a feeling he will.”

“I’ll take the blood oath.”

“As simple as that.” Blaine nodded.

“You’ll obey the law of the land and the pack. Be committed to rebuilding the town. To protect. To serve.”

“I understand.”
Inge Saunders. The Wolf’s Choice (Kindle Locations 280-321). Decadent Publishing.

Elijah doesn’t want his daughter to be part of the pack, he doesn’t want her to mate with Blaine. His fear has to do with his experience and his reasons will surprise you.

A feisty tale, with fun, sadness, a challenge and plenty of sexy scenes.

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Inge Saunders lives in the biggest small town in South Africa‒ Worcester. She fell in love with books when she started reading romance novels with her grandmother. Intrigued by the worlds books unlocked, it was inevitable she would take pen to paper. She holds an Honors degree in Community Development and Learning Support and loves to sink her teeth into the research part of a story.

When she’s not writing about that ‘inexplicable attraction’ she’s reading almost every sub-genre in romance out there, spending time with friends and family and taking hikes in her hometown’s National Karoo Park.

Inge’s been a member of ROSA (Romance writers’ Organization of South Africa) since 2012 and has three titles published with Decadent Publishing, Falling for Mr. Unexpected, Dance of Love & The Wolf’s Choice (Black Hills Wolves).

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Release Day! Rebecca Royce’s Meeting Them: Wings of Artemis Book 3.5


 

Meeting Them
Wings of Artemis Book 3.5
By
Rebecca Royce

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Paloma Delacroix has suffered greatly for a mistake in her youth. She dreams of a future she wonders if she can ever have. But for all her imagination, Paloma can’t predict what is about to happen. Thomas, Clay, Keith and Quinn McQueen are men with secrets and a past that keeps them on the run. But when life explodes around Paloma, the McQueens will be all that stands between Paloma and death.

Her sweet nature and strength make them believe the universe might not be as awful as they’ve come to believe it. But is it too late for all of them? Or can love win the day?

**Content Warning: Reverse Harem, Intense**

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In Crashing Into Destiny, Diana reminisced about her friend Paloma being sent to The Sisters Of The Universe and them writing back and forth. This is Paloma’s story.

As Clay McQueen tries to get the Sister Sovereign to agree to a free robot with the capability to counterattack, to scan the skies around the premises. Paloma is behind the curtain half listening to the exchange while contemplating her own future. She has one more year and then she will be free of this hell her family exiled her to.

She is surprised when the Sister Sovereign instruct to her escort Clay from the premises. Frustrated he tries to engage Paloma in conversation. He needs to convince the Sister an early warning system of an attack would be beneficial to them. When she breaks all the rules and saves him from certain death she is instantly punished for her efforts in spite of the circumstances and her injury.

Appalled Clay tries to stop the beating and later returns with his brothers to try to convince her to leave with them. All to no avail. Then the attack comes and Paloma runs in the direction of the only people she has an acquaintance with, the McQueen brothers.

This is a favorite scene.

I must have run the entire night. Thomas had said to go north, and I did. They were strangers. They’d offered to help. Maybe they would now. I didn’t know where to tell them to send me. But anywhere had to be better than here. I was cold, wet, covered in ash and blood. There was nothing between the Sisterhood and Grayland. I reached the town in the middle of the night. No one was around to ask about the McQueens, but I didn’t need any assistance. I saw a lit cabin atop the hill. I stumbled toward it and managed to knock once before I fell over.

The door swung open, and the twins stood over me. They seemed to react all at once; Keith pulled me into his arms while Quinn touched my forehead.

“Paloma.” Quinn moved out of the way to bring me inside. “Clay and Tommy made their way to the Sisterhood to look for you, to see if they could help. I’m so happy you came here. Put her on the couch, Keith.”

“That’s what I’m doing, Quinn.” He didn’t, exactly. Keith sat on the couch with me in his arms. I wasn’t going to complain. I shook so much I might fall if he put me down. “Are you hurt? She’s shaking really badly.”

Quinn nodded once. “I’m going to get ahold of the doctor. Keep her there with you.”

“Not going anywhere.” Keith smoothed his hand over my cheek. “Does it hurt anywhere?”

“Everywhere. I’m sorry to put you out. I had nowhere to go. I didn’t know what to do.”

He shook his head gently. “This was what you should have done.”

The door swung open with a bang. Thomas and Clay strode into the room, both looking worse for the wear. Seeing me, they stopped.

“Oh thank the universe.” Clay dropped to his knees in front of me. “She’s here. Everyone is dead there. No one lived. They got everyone. And all I could think about was her. How we left her there.”
Rebecca Royce. Meeting Them (Kindle Locations 181-197). After Glows.

Lots of revelations in this one. Especially from the guys, they have a lot of secrets and their obsessions are the product of those.

Paloma herself has to face her past more than once and a surprise comes as their stories coincide.

A journey for all of them to find what they really need and want out of their lives.

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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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Rebecca Royce’s Cascade Series Book 2 – Phoenix Everlasting


Phoenix Everlasting
Cascade Series Book 2
By
Rebecca Royce

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Single-mom, Kendall Madison has a lot on her plate. Her ex-husband wants back in the picture, her three children have all developed super-natural powers, and the love of her many lives wants to have another go at their forever.

She has a team to lead and homework to manage. The shadows are growing in strength and the battle she was brought back to life to fight has begun. How is a woman supposed to manage all of that and not fall apart? Kendall needs to figure out how to cope or the entire world will fall apart. Or maybe it already has and was always meant to. If she can find the missing phoenix there will be a chance…the only problem is no one has seen it twenty years…

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A demon invades Malcolm’s date at Victoria’s party for her new born son. After ripping it out of her, Kendall ignores Malcolm and turns her attention to the problem at hand. What is the Phoenix and how do they get it back?

Kendall is obviously going to remain conflicted between her emotions and what must be. Her ex-husband wants to come back and Malcolm really wants things the way they used to be between them.

There is a lot of emotion in this book as Kendall traces her steps from the past. She has to remember it all and as she does it leads to an interesting encounter with airport security. This is just a part of that, I don’t want to spoil anything.

The ghost hissed. “Oh, you’re in trouble. I don’t want any part of this.”

No problem. I flung my hand in front of me, sending the ghost to wherever his next destination would be.

“That’s a family heirloom.” Levi called over the yellow line. “Could you put that away, please? That’s very valuable to my family. It’s obviously not a bomb.”

All eyes turned to Levi, and I groaned.

“Sir.” The TSA man pointed a finger at him. “We’re going to need you to back up.”

He held up his hands. “Come on man. I’m behind the yellow line. That’s my wife’s bag you’re messing with. I want the heirloom put back in the box. And I apologize for saying bomb. But it isn’t one.”

I rubbed at the headache forming between my eyes. Heaven help me from men trying to be helpful.

“This didn’t show in the scanner. Is the box it’s in made out of lead?”

I really didn’t know. I hadn’t examined the box to check. “My late grandmother stuffed it in a box,” I lied. “I don’t know anything about the box.”

The man held up the box. “This box is going to have to stay off the plane.”

Was lead now a prohibited item for air travel? I didn’t want to argue; I simply wanted to go. “Okay.”
Rebecca Royce. Phoenix Everlasting (Kindle Locations 863-875). After Glows.

Shadows turn up in the most unexpected places, and the group faces more and more challenges to their strength. All as they find the answers about surrounding the Phoenix.

I can’t wait for the next and final episode!

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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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My Review of First Contact by Lia Davis and Kerry Adrienne


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First Contact
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Lia Davis
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Kerry Adrienne

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Fugitive Tristan Hawthorne loved his captain and has spent five years searching for proof to convince Shadow Fleet he’s innocent his lover’s murder. Captured and bound for transport to a penal colony, he comes face to face with an old enemy and revelations about the murder. Tristan vows to expose the truth to the Fleet. He escapes, but crash lands on an unidentified and uncharted planet where he encounters an alien who stirs passions he thought long buried.

Lucan receives special permission from the council to fly to Oria to release his mother’s spirit on the sacred world. With no family remaining, he’s broken and unsure. However, he didn’t count on meeting a human while he’s alone and mourning. He’s drawn to Tristan’s swagger and strength. He longs to be near him, even though his mother warned him that humans are a violent race, bent on destroying themselves and anyone around them.

With one working ship and a failing planetary cloaking device, it’s a short time until humans discover Oria and Tristan is recaptured. Under the starry, moonlit sky of the holiday Jainfest, the men learn to overcome their feelings of fear and distrust, and winds up finding out they aren’t so different after all.

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Luc has received special permission to travel to Oria during the time of Jainfest. His purpose, to release his mother’s soul on this sacred planet then he would celebrate Jainfest there. A fitting place since the holiday was one of celebrating lost loved ones and communicating with them if they chose to appear.

It is after he finds the perfect spot to release his mother’s soul that he sees the human. The human is a beautiful man, and Luc’s reaction to him is one he didn’t expect. Especially with his heart so heavy with loss.

Tristan was fleeing with the evidence he needs to clear his name when he crash landed on a planet he never knew existed. He’d traveled this way thousands of times and had never seen it. It was uncharted, how could it be and then not be. The answers could possibly come from the alien he saw hiding behind a tree.

Trust doesn’t come easily for either of them, Tristan because he is human after all, and Luc because of the things he was taught to believe, all humans are violent and dangerous. However, neither of them can deny the attraction between them.

Luc helps Tristan send his evidence to Shadow Fleet command, and explains why they can’t leave the planet for three days.

In appreciation, Tristan offers his help and companionship with the rituals. Knowing that he is safe from being re-captured, at least for now, he finds he can relax.

A favorite scene is the beginning of Jainfest.

“Now, we wait,” Luc said. “If the spirits are going to appear, they will.”

“I’m patient.” Deep down Tristan wondered how long they’d wait. Not that he wanted to leave the spot. It was calming in a way. Besides, the night was beautiful and lying next to Luc helped relax him in ways he never could’ve imagined another man could.

A whisper on the breeze made him sit straight up, his heart hammered in his chest. “Austin?”

The captain’s name was a whisper but Tristan guessed by the way Luc tensed slightly beside him, he’d heard him, too. Luc reached for his hand, clasping it in his own.

A blurred figured appeared in front of them, becoming clearer by the second. It wavered as it materialized, but there was no mistaking who it was. A lump formed in Tristan’s throat. “Austin,” he repeated.

This is impossible. Tristan didn’t believe in ghosts. Or at least he didn’t before Austin appeared in front of him. He looked exactly like he did the day he died. Luc squeezed his hand in encouragement.

A warm tear rolled down Tristan’s cheek and he pulled free of Luc and stepped toward Austin. “I’m sorry.” His voice cracked and he didn’t care if it made him sound weak. If only he’d been there…

“There is nothing for you to be sorry about. If you were there with me, Gregor would have killed us both.” Austin moved closer, but not too close. He darted his gaze to Luc and gave a short nod. “You see, you have purpose. Things happen for a reason, remember?”

Austin had always told him the same thing. He lived his life with the belief that no matter what happened, it was meant to. Like Austin was meant to leave this life, and Tristan was to continue with his.

Without him.

Tristan also cursed the theory, screaming it wasn’t fair. That he was being punished for whatever he’d done in a past life. Glancing to Luc, who sat quietly watching, Tristan understood what Austin believed. What Tristan’s purpose was.

The dark, painful path Tristan had been on for the last five years led him to Oria. To Luc.
Lia Davis, Kerry Adrienne. First Contact. MM/Sci-Fi/Romance. After Glows. Kindle Edition.

Emotional and inspiring this book takes us from the pain of loss, to believing there can be a new beginning.

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In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than twenty books, including the bestselling A Tiger’s Claim, book one in her fan favorite Ashwood Falls series. Her novels feature compassionate yet strong alpha heroes who know how to please their women and her leading ladies are each strong in their own way. No matter what obstacle she throws at them, they come out better in the end.

While writing was initially a way escape from real world drama, Lia now makes her living creating worlds filled with magic, mystery, romance, and adventure so that others can leave real life behind for a few hours at a time.

Lia’s favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers, but it’s her home and she loves it!

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USA Today Bestselling Author  Kerry Adrienne loves history and spends large amounts of time wondering about people who lived and walked on Earth in the past. She’s a mom to three daughters, six cats, and many small animals. Her husband says she’s a marketer’s dream, as she often believes everything she hears—at least initially. She loves music and her Mini Cooper, Sheldon, and spends a lot of time driving around pondering and plotting stories and settings for her books.

She loves to read and write in most genres–historical, erotic romance, science fiction, paranormal, m/m, fantasy–and crossovers are her favorites.

She’s also a college instructor, an editor, a costumer, and an artist, and enjoys most anything creative–except cake decorating, which she really dislikes.

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