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Layers of Her by Prescott Lane * 5 Stars Review *

 

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A Letter to my Readers

 

Rape. Just typing that word makes my gut tie up in knots. And that’s part of the problem.

Because it’s so uncomfortable, we don’t want to talk about it. So it gets buried at the bottom the newsfeed or forgotten altogether, like the backlog of untested rape kits.

 

Last March, I released Quiet Angel in which the heroine is a survivor of childhood sexual assault. A few weeks later, my husband became gravely ill, and we spent the rest of the year (5 long hospital stays and 4 long surgeries) fighting to regain his health. As I sat in the hospital chair next to his bed night after night, I got messages from women about how my book touched them. Some shared their reasons, and others didn’t.

 

I came to learn that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. How could I not know that? just released a book on the very topic. Yet I didn’t see one post about it on any of my social media accounts.

Early this year, I began writing Layers of Her with the intent to spread awareness and donate of April’s profits to charity. I was nervous when I started, and I still am. I mean, how much the profits be? Will readers assume I’m a survivor or I know one? Will I do the topic justice?

 

Why am I doing this? It’s a whole lot easier to stay silent. But that’s the whole problem, isn’t I work in a field, in the genre of fiction, that is mostly comprised of women, where sexual assault is one of the most common tropes. And with each passing page, we pull for our broken heroes and heroines to heal, find love, forge a new path. That’s all we want for them. We need to do same for the real life heroes and heroines, those brave souls who fight the real fight every single day. So join me this April in making some noise to raise awareness, not only for the survivors but for those who love them.

 

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Wenn's Review5 STARS

I discovered Prescott Lane, reading Stripped Raw.

I knew from the first sentences that I found something magical.

The way Prescott writes her novels makes you feel more than you could imagine.

Layers of Her is not your typical story about rape. And I am not saying that there is anything typical or trivial regarding rapes. Each survivor and victim deals with it as they can. We know that this book is going to deal with rape. But it won’t be in the way we expect it to be.

It seeps into Campbell and her family’s lives and makes collateral damages. That’s what Layers of Her is about. How to live with such a heavy weight, how to regain confidence and self-esteem. How to see the bright light and reach for it when all you feel like is drowning into the abysses.

Stone, ex MMA fighter and owner of a fight gym, and single father, sets his sights on Campbell from day one when he sees her in his gym. She has a tough exterior but he feels there are so many layers to be peeled to discover the real Campbell. She shows her soft side when they bond over his daughter Tate. Every day will be a new step, a new way to accept herself and Stone will hold and push her when needed. They will overcome so much together, it will be hard to witness, heart-breaking sometimes, but so worth it at the end…

This book opened my mind on a heavy subject, I won’t spoil it for you but even if this book is on a difficult subject, it will make you realize and reconsider so many things. I can only tell you to read it, and feel it.

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People always say it’s what’s on the inside that matters. If that’s the case, I’m screwed. On the outside, everything looks put together — blonde hair, blue eyes, tall and lean. By society’s standards, I’d be considered attractive. But f*ck society, I know what I am. I know what I’m made of. The recessive genes that reared their heads and created a decent looking package on the outside don’t make me who I am. What about all the evil lurking inside? What about all the other parts of me that aren’t so easy to see? Some of the most beautiful animals are also the deadliest. Take the polar bear, for example. Cute and cuddly on the outside, but it’s really a predator that will bite your f*cking head off. That’s a dangerous combination.

 

And that’s exactly like me, exactly who I am. Bad — and once you go bad, you can never go back.

WARNING: This book deals with the harsh reality of rape that could be upsetting for some readers.

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“What made you come for me?” she asks.  I tell her my theory about men making decisions based on one of three body parts — head, heart, dick.  “So which led you to my house tonight?” she asks.

 

“Let’s just say two out of three ain’t bad.”

 

Her giggle fills up the room.  “Stone?”

 

“Hmm?”

 

“Don’t let me forget.”  

 

“Forget what?”

 

“How good I feel right now,” she says.

 

I know exactly what she’s feeling.  She doesn’t think she deserves to be happy.  It’s a constant waiting on the other shoe to drop so you can prove to yourself that all the bad shit you fill your head with is true.  That you’re bad, and that’s why bad things happen around you, or to those you love.  Dealt with that myself when Tate got her diagnosis.  Who am I kidding?  I still fight those demons, knowing she’s suffering because of my mistakes.  Self-blame is a bitch.  Self-hatred is even worse.  Guess I’ll just have to teach Campbell to love herself as much as I love her.

 

Yeah, yeah, it’s fast.  But how long does it really take to fall in love with someone?  A minute?  An hour?  A day?  A year?  For me, it took exactly one kiss.  The moment her lips touched mine in that hospital room, I was gone.  

 

Besides, what do you really have to know about a person to love them?  Not a damn thing other than how they make you feel when you close your eyes at the end of the day with them wrapped in your arms.

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Prescott Lane is the author of First Position, Perfectly Broken, and her new release, Quiet Angel. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College with a degree in sociology. She went on to receive her MSW from Tulane University, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren’t enough happily ever afters in real life.

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Tapping the Billionaire by Max Monroe

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If I had to describe this book in a few words, I would say that it is HILARIOUS, (I’m talking, pee in your pants hilarious, Drunk Georgia is my soul sister!); SWOONY, Kline knows how to talk to Georgia, their banter and show of affection are what made this book so good.

This book can seem a bit lacking in the depth department by the so déjà vu theme but trust me it is not ALL, the typical billionaire who will do and buy anything for the girl he wants. Yes he will show her, over and over again that he wants her in his life but not in the way we expect from the billionaire trope.

I would recommend this hot, fast paced, and brilliant love story to anyone who wants to swoon and laugh, and SWOOOON!!! This is definitely a big 4 stars for me!

 

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If you’re the type of woman who prefers crotch selfies to small talk, this book isn’t for you.

If you enjoy random men you’ve never met filling up your inbox with dirty words and porn—for reasons focused more towards diddling your donut than laughing at the absurdity—this book isn’t for you.

If you HATE laughing, this book isn’t for you.

If you want your male leads to grunt, thrust like jack rabbits, and have one-track minds that prefer a nice pair of tits to brains every hour of every day for the rest of forever, well, then, this book still isn’t for you.

But.

If you enjoy a good swoon, a hearty laugh, witty banter, and some hot as f*@% f*@%ing, then consider Georgia Cummings your Girl Friday and Kline Brooks your next irresistible book boyfriend.

Fool For Love by Karen Ferry * Release Blitz – 5 STARS Review*

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Title: ”Fool For Love” (Believe #2)

Author: Karen Ferry

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 27th April, 2016

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What do you do when everything you thought you knew about yourself turns out to be a lie, forcing you to re-evaluate your life?

Do you face them?

Or do you run?

My name is Suzy. I am the girl who has always believed in fairytales, unicorns, and that wishing upon a shooting star would make all my dreams come true.

I have always had faith that I would find my very own Prince Charming. I have always been certain that we all have a soul mate…that we will find our true love someday, and that we must never give up.

But not that long ago, I started to wonder…

What if my Prince is in fact…a Princess?

Why is it so hard to be seen for who I am?

Love is love, isn’t it?

I have started to lose faith in my once so adamant beliefs: where is my one? Where is the person who will be able to restore my faith in the fairy-tale and the happy-ever-afters?

Is New York the right place for someone like me? Or will she squish me like a small, insignificant bug beneath her feet?

Only time will tell.

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5 STARS

Fool for Love is such a beautiful and inspirational tale.

Fool for Love has been on top of my most expected books list.
I met Suzy in Make Me Believe and fell in love with a charming, bubbly, funny, full of life young woman.

We meet her again in Fool for Love but this time Suzy is not as bubbly and is a shell of her former self. After a hard and hurtful confrontation with her parents, Suzy leaves for New York.

Suzy meets Garrett under unexpected circumstances to say the least. They make a deal, and thus starts the hide and seek, the hot and cold, the sweet and tortuous “relationship” between them.

Garrett is a troubled man. Older than Suzy, he has been through so much already, following the motions of life but not living them.
When he meets Suzy, a tiny spark burst into his life. As much as he tries to deny and fight his attraction to Suzy, he can’t stay away from her for long. And Oh boy, he puts so much effort at avoiding her!!!!

We can only root for those two lovable (but grumpy 😉 ) characters who will find their solace in each other arms and hearts.

Garrett and Suzy will, step by step, build themselves a future as individuals, as a couple and along the way they will slowly heal each others scars.

Karen Ferry has a way with words. Her stories are always very introspective, wise and thoughtful.
Her writing puts you right into the story, living with and through each characters’ actions and reactions.

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She leans down and brushes her mouth over mine, and the zing that always shoots through me

when she kisses me hits me straight in my heart. She doesn’t take it further, though, and I close my

eyes when she places her head on my shoulder.

“Sleep, honey,” she mumbles.

I close my eyes.

But sleep won’t come. Not even when I feel her body relax further into mine, or when I hear

the faint snores falling from her mouth.

My mind won’t rest. It keeps reliving that horrible night, or what I remember of it, over and

over again until it circles back to Suzy’s words.

Life is for the living.

I don’t give in to the small seed of hope she has planted in my once so cold heart.

I want to flee from the foreign emotions coursing through me at this very moment. I have to

keep reminding myself to keep my heart closed off under lock and key, and in order to do that, I

must push Suzy away from me for good.

The thought makes me sick to my stomach, but it’s for the best.

I cuddle closer to her and kiss her forehead.

“Sleep, my waif…the morning will come soon enough.”

Something akin to a needle pierces through my heart. I lie there, close to her, unable to sleep

despite my exhaustion, as it bleeds on throughout the night.

A plan begins to form in my mind – a plan to push her away.

She will come to hate me in the morning, but it’s the only way I can think of to keep my heart

intact – before I fall head over heels in love with her and begin to believe that I could ever have a

future with her in it.

Before I ruin her forever.

And before I ruin myself.

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Karen Ferry is a thirty-something writer, wife to a quiet, laidback man, and mother to a gorgeous, stubborn, redheaded girl who keeps her parents on their toes.

Karen tends to have a short fuse if she does not get a proper caffeine fix first thing in the mornings, but she is, in fact, a gentle person deep down.

Karen loves Italian food and wine, travelling, and spending time with her family. When she is not writing, she reads – her favourite genres are New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotica and Romantic Suspense. She can never get enough of romance. Or of too many book boyfriends, either.

Even though Karen is Danish, she has always felt more at ease writing stories in English, and she has not read a book in her native tongue in over ten years. She can be very outspoken and a complete fan girl of other authors online but can be very shy once she meets you in person.

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The Devil’s Wife by Gemma James * Release Blitz *

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The Devil’s Wife (The Devil’s Kiss Series – Book 3)

Release Date: April 22, 2016

 

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No one claims marriage is easy. That is especially true for Kayla Sutton, because she’s married to a sadist who takes the meaning of the word “dominance” to new heights. But Kayla should have known. She fell for his wicked ways after he blackmailed her, stayed after he kidnapped her, went back to him after he almost destroyed them both with his unpredictable fury.

Then she married him.

A year has passed since Kayla agreed to love, honor, and obey. Day after day, she survives his volatile nature. On her knees at his feet, underneath him between the sheets, bent over the bed to receive the fiery lash of his belt. But she’s beginning to miss the one thing she promised Gage Channing when she married him: her freedom.

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Gemma James is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of a blend of genres, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction, and she’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”

She warns you to heed their words! Her playground isn’t full of rainbows and kittens, though she likes both. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children–three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.

 

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Worth It All by Claudia Connor Review

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She’s fighting for control. . . . Paige Roberts learned to fend for herself growing up. Now she’s doing everything possible to give her daughter, Casey, the stability she never had. But when the vivacious five-year-old decides she’s done wearing her prosthesis, Paige faces her toughest challenge yet: trusting a handsome, brooding stranger who simply wants to help.

He’s struggling to connect. . . . JT McKinney lost more than his leg in a car accident that stole his dreams of pro football. Eight years later, he’s made a new life for himself far away from his old one. His business is developing cutting-edge prosthesis and he’s more than happy to turn his attention to machines instead of people. Still, he can’t shake the feeling that something’s missing.

Will they take a chance on love? . . . When JT gets the chance to help Paige’s daughter, he takes it. He never planned on the two of them tearing down his walls or teaching him to believe in himself again. Paige might not believe in happily ever afters, but JT wants more than anything to be her prince. They’ll both have to let go of the past if they want a future.

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4 Star ReviewThe McKinney Brothers are just some of my very favorite boys and JT is no exception.  They are spectacularly different from so many other BBF out there in that they are just genuinely wonderful, respectable, sincere men.  It is just so refreshing to read about men that are sexy, smart and protective without an ounce of the alpha-jerk so many books hand us. They are not perfect, but they are always trying to be the best they can possibly be and for all the right reasons.  It’s freaking sexy.

Jake (JT) is the youngest McKinney sibling and we learned in the previous books that things are not going well for him.  He’s withdrawn from the family and has in fact, moved as far away from the McKinney home base as possible.  Now, living across the continent, he is running a successful company and making a difference for amputees, inventing and developing state of the art prostheses.  He has also decided that he is destined to and deserving of spending the rest of his life alone. Paige is a single, working mom trying to get a degree, raise her daughter alone and work two jobs to make ends meet…I mean, sleep is optional right?  And Paige’s adorable four year old daughter Casey?  Well, she is an amputee as well and getting ready to start school, a scary prospect for a kid who already knows they are “different”.  When JT meets Casey at the diner her mom works at,  he can’t stop himself from wanting to help her any way her can.  The fact that he’s been attracted to her mom from day one is just a bonus.

Of Course, everything is not perfect for JT and Paige, both are used to being alone and neither is willing to put their faith in another person, but slowly they begin relying on each other and thinking that maybe a future together isn’t out of the question.  But when it comes down to it, neither is quite sure if they are ready to risk their carefully constructed lives on the chance at happiness.

In true Claudia Connor style, this book was just a really warm and comforting read, like cuddling up in your favorite pajamas, wrapping yourself in your favorite blanket in front of the fireplace and drinking a warm cup of your favorite coffee kind of comforting.  These McKinney boys just have a way of radiating security, love and home. JT is everything I needed him to be, sweet, charming and  born to be a family man, if only he would believe it.  Paige is a wonderful female lead, strong, independent, caring and compassionate and never once does she feel sorry for herself…I love that.

And it was AWESOME to get to visit all of the McKinneys we’ve already grown to love.  Catching up with Matt and Abby and Stephen and Hannah and all of the kids was just the cherry on the top of this sweet treat of a book.  I feel like I waited forever for this book and now that’s it here I can assure you it did not disappoint. I’m not sure anyone will ever capture my heart the way Matt and Abby and the kids did, but Worth it All is truly a WORTHY addition to a great series.Worth It All

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Title: Not About Love
Author: Hilaria Alexander
Release Date: Aug 18, 2016
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Strong and independent,
Wrong for each other in every way.
But the heat, the passion, the pull.
Undeniable.

Irresistible.

When we were together,

The chaos turned to desire,
Need.
Bliss.
I was his.
He was mine.

For the time-being.

Different countries.
Different worlds.
Just sex.
No strings attached.
That’s how Boyd Rivers wanted it.
And exactly how I liked it.
Hilaria Alexander was born and raised in the south of Italy, where her family still lives. She attended college at the Istituto Universitario Orientale in Naples, Italy, and lived one year in Tokyo, Japan, as part of an exchange student program. She now lives in Oklahoma City with her husband and kids. When she isn’t at work, she is reading, catching up on her favorite TV shows and coming up with new stories. She loves traveling and is a self-proclaimed concert addict.

Not About Love is her fourth romance novel. She published her first novel, Prude, in January 2015, followed by This Love in August 2015, and FU Cancer in December 2015.

 

Cover Reveal : Darkest Temptations by Charlene M. Martin

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As a psychiatrist, Rebecca Langford serves clients with serious problems. After one client divulges his darkest secrets
and desires, Rebecca starts to fantasize about her own dark cravings. Hearing his recollection of the club brings Rebecca to the conclusion that not all needs are meant to be pushed aside.
 
Nathaniel Davenport, high-priced defense attorney, has lived a promiscuous life. Within the walls of Wrapped, he finds acceptance. Women need him, crave him, and most of all, want him for who he is. When Nathaniel overhears a beautiful woman telling her friend she wants inside Wrapped, he makes her an offer she can’t refuse.
 
Once together, the sexual possibilities abound. Can two people come together simply for pleasure? Or will emotions play, too? Rebecca enjoys the thrills found but when her own secrets are revealed, will she survive the fall out?
 
Temptation can be dangerous.
It just may destroy Nathaniel and Rebecca in its playhouse.
Editorial Review: “Sometimes you have to embrace your dark side to fulfill your darkest temptations, and should you meet Mr. Right along the way, hold on for the wildest ride of your life.
                                                                   ~ Tammie Lee @ For the Love of Books blog.

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🎌 MOTO 🎌 by M. Never Review & Blitz

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What’s harder than resisting one Dane man? Resisting two.

I don’t date bikers. It’s my one cardinal rule. No rough, rugged, tattooed egotistical maniacs on two wheels. Even if they are gorgeous, brilliant, and sport the prefix Doctor. Bottom line, bikers are nothing but trouble.

T.R.O.U.B.L.E

Dr. Devlin Dane has had his sights set on my panties for months. But I’ve done a stellar job of fending him off. As Mercy Medical’s most eligible bachelor, he has no problem in the panty dropping department. He’s tall, dark, and inked all over. I get the appeal, I’m not dead. I’m not stupid either. He’s a walking heartbreak waiting to happen.

But when Reese Dane comes crashing into my life – literally- the game suddenly changes.

Reese, the dark, brooding, motorcycle racing champion, knows exactly how to apply the right pressure on and off the track.

The two have an unstoppable pull like centrifugal force, and both bad boy bikers are determined to take me on a high-powered ride I’ll never forget…

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Kristys Review (2)5 1_2 Star ReviewI was expecting this book to be HOT, I really was.  I was expecting it to be  🔥scorching🔥 to be honest.  I mean, I read and 💗loved💗  M. Never’s Decadence After Dark series and it was so much more than hot.  Plus… MOTO   promised me two hot brothers, fast bikes and a menage (and a little hint from the author that a menage picture I posted was being written into the book).  I figured it was going to be a great, fun, sexy, little book. And truthfully, after the first few chapters, I wasn’t completely sold on it.  But then…

What I DIDN”T expect

What I was absolutely complete unprepared for….

was how phenomenally beautiful and emotional and completely heart-breaking and soul affirming this book was going to be.  It just blew me away.  This book absolutely surprised the hell out of me in the best possible way.  This book is NOT a hot menage book. This book is a gorgeous love story, a true romance in every conceivable sense of the word.  I loved this book, even when I hated it ….I still loved it.

Dev and Reese are great leading men. Gorgeous, successful each in their own way and twins.  But as much as they have similarities, the differences between these two boys are wonderfully apparent and add an unexpected layer to this story.  Each man is his own in every way and their differences are both enthralling and so important in making this book as emotionally engaging as it is.  Dev is grounded, professional, steady and sure.  Reese is wild, unpredictable, globe-trotting and carefree.  Both of them will make you fall in love with them.

Kayla is the perfect balance to her boys.  She’s a professional and serious, grounded by the consequences of her wild past.  But she’s also daring and fun and willing to venture into unknown and slightly questionable territory with Dev and Reese.

Here’s the thing….I can’t say the things I want to say about this book because I don’t do spoilers in my reviews.  What I can say is it’s been a while since I finished it and I still find myself thinking about it ALL the time, it just won’t leave me.  I’ve read 3 or 4 good books since but THIS is the one I keep thinking about.

The heart wrenching  journey this book took me on was so beyond my wildest expectations. A crazy emotional ride like this is THE REASON I READ BOOKS.  The highs were amazingly high and the lows were crushing.   Every time I think of this book I think of one of my favorite song lyrics : Life ain’t always beautiful, but it’s a beautiful ride….that is this book.

I have absolutely NO DOUBT this book will make my Top 10 for 2016

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“I’m not overreacting! You can’t just pass me around to all your biker buddies and think it’s okay! I’m not a fucking wrist watch you can just throw into the pot!”

Kayla, do you honestly think I would’ve put you up if I knew I couldn’t win? That I would let anyone else touch what belongs to us?” Reese crowds me into a corner.

“Us?” I squeak. Wait, what?

“Yes. Us. Mine and Dev’s.” He enunciates the words. “You. Are. Ours.”

There’s that word again. Ours.

“I don’t understand.”

“Baby, I think you do. I think you’ve always known where we would end up.” Reese cages me in with his arms.

Dev materializes over Reese’s shoulder, and I internally hyperventilate. I don’t know who to look at first as my gaze compulsively darts between the two of them. Two, beautiful, roughneck men, who both look like they want to have me for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

“How . . . how would this even work?” I crazily entertain the idea.

Both their faces split with a fiendish smile. I must have asked the million-dollar question.

Reese leans in closely, stopping my heart. “Let us show you,” he murmurs so seductively my knees nearly buckle. I throw a questioning eye at Dev and he nods confidently.

“You both want this?” I ask with a small voice.

“It isn’t about what we want anymore. It’s all about you now,” Dev voices.

Holy. Fuck.

“Say yes, Kayla.” Dev’s tone is soft and velvety. Irresistible. “Say yes to us.”

I press my back against the wall praying for composure, but the longer they trap me, the more the pressure builds, the more my want fights to the surface, and my resolve falls away into oblivion. I find myself nodding because my ability to speak has become paralyzed.

“Good girl,” Reese breathes before he throws me over his shoulder like a caveman.

“Hey!” I grab onto his shirt.

He swats me on the butt as he makes his way to the stairs. “Ouch!” I flail.

“That’s for bouncing out on me. Never do it again. Got it?” He hits me once more for good measure.

“Fuck you.” I flinch.

“In due time, baby.”

I lift my head as Reese climbs the stairs with Dev hot on his heels.

Reality suddenly strikes. Is this really happening?

“Relax.” Dev traps my chin gently. “We’re going to take care of you. And make you feel so good.” He pushes some dangling hair away from my face so I can see him. He’s incredibly calm despite the carnal look in his eyes.

Once in my small room, Reese drops me on the bed. They each flank one side, making me feel like a trapped animal.

I kneel in the middle of the mattress at a loss at what to do next.

“Strip, baby,” Reese instructs as he unzips his leather jacket and pulls the gun from the back of his pants, placing it on my nightstand.

I stay frozen in place.

I know I’m supposed to move, but what’s clearly about to happen hasn’t sunk in yet.

“Need some assistance?” Dev crawls up behind me and kisses my neck. A switch flips. My eyes immediately roll backward. Yes, please, touch me. Both of you, please touch me.

 

 

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The Player and the Pixie
by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid
Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Sports, Humor

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How can someone so smokin’ hot be so bad in bed? I mean, Sean Cassidy is absolute rubbish. RUBBISH. He is the epitome of walking, talking false advertising and I want a refund! Plus he’s an arsehole. So… what is wrong with me that I can’t stop thinking about him?

The Pixie and the Player is a full-length, romantic comedy novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the second book in the Rugby Series.

THE PIXIE
Lucy Fitzpatrick doesn’t like rugby.

As the little sister of Ireland’s most infamous rugby player, Lucy can’t seem to escape the championship-sized shadow cast by her big brother, or her mother’s frequent attempts to micromanage her future. Her rainbow hair is as free-spirited as her quest for inner peace, yet overbearing expectations keep bringing her down. And when she’s down, her compulsive little problem lands her in seriously big trouble.

THE PLAYER
Sean Cassidy is a cold-hearted brute… or so he’s been told. Frequently. By everyone.

His blonde locks, baby blues, and rock hard bod make ladies the world over drool with desire. As the rugby world’s second most infamous player, he should be basking in his success. But Sean has never been content settling for second place, and his frequent confrontations with Lucy’s big brother leave him cold. And when he’s cold, his compulsive little problem lands him in the lap of Lucy Fitzpatrick.

THE PLAN
Sean has a problem only Lucy can solve. Lucy has a problem only Sean can fix. The solution seems obvious: you scratch my back, and I’ll bail you out of jail. But when their business arrangement unexpectedly leaves Sean scorching hot and Lucy on the precipice of inner peace, can they convince the world—and Lucy’s big brother in particular—that this is the real deal?

Either way, both the Player and the Pixie are about to teach each other some pretty monumental lessons about family, life, but most importantly, love.

L.H. Cosway

L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favorite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

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Penny Reid

SEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon… boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing).

By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.

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Surviving You by Dawn A Keane


Book: Surviving You
Author: Dawn A Keane

Genre: Contemporary Romance Suspense – Dark

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“Thou shalt take the boy out of Manchester, but you cannot take Manchester out of the boy.”

Lee –
I’m a killer, a hardened criminal born into the underbelly of an unlawful world that my father crafted, and I am to be crowned the next King. I used to covet the dark; it has forever been my friend and forgives me my sins. A slither of light has dared me to hope, it has my house of cards tumbling all around me. From the moment I saw her I knew she would be my downfall, for how can something that shines so bright not burn? Yet, she is my salvation and I gladly walk the path that I have chosen….


Rose –
I cringe at my own shadow; dark corners of my mind forever torment me. I have yet to escape from my demons; they beseech me with every turn of my head. Yet lurking is a promise, a promise of things to come. It has my heart in a vice; squeezing the last dregs of a love I never thought I could feel again. From the moment I saw him I knew he would be my downfall, for how can something that smoulders so dark not singe? Yet, he is my redemption and I gladly walk the path that I have chosen….
“Thou shalt always protect the family.”


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Loyalty doesn’t come much richer than family so when Lee Young decides to hang up his gun and head north he sets in motion a chain of events that cause murder and mayhem with every step closer he takes to walking.
When two worlds collide, it forces Rose to meet her demons head on and has Lee frantically trying to keep both Rose and her daughter safe. The road they travel together will be their greatest challenge and their most dangerous yet. 
With so much to lose but everything to gain, Lee and Rose become embroiled in a game of cat and mouse as they try to confront the threats surrounding them. Running to keep one step ahead of everyone else, can these lovers climb out of the dark that they find themselves in and bathe in the light their love promises before the fire burns to embers and their world is snuffed to smoke?
Can be read as a standalone
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I was brought up in Manchester and I am now living in the beautiful Scottish borders with my three children.
I have enjoyed writing my story as I had a pretty hard upbringing and have suffered like everyone does over the years in different situations, but everyone has a story to tell.
I just hope my story can help someone out there who is, or has been through the same sorts of situations as myself.
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Surviving Him (Shameless #1)


Synopsis

Dark erotic romance contains subject matter some might find distressing, also violence and sexual scenes. Not suitable for readers under the age of 18.
An explosive love story of a mother, and her struggle to be with the love of her life, against all odds.
Logan is strong, sexy, and the type of father that Dana’s daughters deserve in their lives. Dana’s life is rocked by tragedy, she is forced into running from her psychotic ex-husband, Ian, and it seems he’s determined to keep them apart. Left with nowhere else to turn Dana and her girls seek shelter in a women’s refuge in Manchester, where Dana finds lifelong friendships in the other women who live there. Sisters brought together by despair that haunts them every single day, but the laughter they bring keeps out the darkness that is Dana’s past, she hopes she can find herself again. But a life away from Logan and his ability to ignite the flame deep inside her is almost unbearable. Dana’s not the only one, Logan will fight anyone and anything to be back in Dana’s arms again. Can they carve out an existence for their fiery passion amid Ian’s rage?
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