L.O.V.E. by Krissy Daniels @inkslingerpr @kdanielsbooks


Today we are sharing the exciting release for L.O.V.E. by Krissy Daniels! This is a contemporary romance, standalone title. You can purchase it now. Follow Krissy on Facebook for details.

 

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L.O.V.E. by Krissy Daniels

A Contemporary Romance | Coming June 30, 2020

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Book Blurb:

Our relationship, mine and Cole’s, isn’t a simple one.

It’s complicated, frustrating and, at times, downright ugly.

You see, I fell for a man who couldn’t love me back.

Hard as I tried to avoid the dimpled prince of Seattle, life threw us together.

As much as we resisted temptation, he burrowed his way into my heart.

Sinful as our attraction was, our destinies were entwined.

Don’t worry. Ours is a love story, after all. I had no idea how our fairytale would play out, but one thing I knew for certain?

Fate had a twisted sense of humor, and she did not play fair.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

 

Krissy is a full time writer, avid reader, and lover of dark and dirty romance.

Growing up surrounded by the great outdoors, her childhood was full of adventure that fueled an overactive imagination and ignited a passion for storytelling. Whether it be dolls, or running free through the wooded areas surrounding her home, playtime always included a tormented villain, a damsel in distress and a larger than life hero.

After relentless encouragement from friends and family, she finally put the characters in her head to pen and paper. The only thing she loves more than curling up with a steamy romance novel, is cozying up to her desk and writing her own sexy adventures to share with others.

 

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ANCIENT PROTECTOR by Katie Reus @katiereus @inkslingerpr


We are so excited to be helping USA Today bestselling author Katie Reus celebrate the launch of her brand new paranormal romance series! ANCIENT PROTECTOR, book one in the Ancients Rising series, is out now and it’s one you don’t want to miss!

About ANCIENT PROTECTOR

Even as he fights for their future…

With the world still rebuilding after massive dragon attacks, famous singer Star isn’t willing to rely on a stranger to protect her family—though dragon shifter Lachlan is difficult to resist. Something about him is strangely familiar, but she doesn’t understand why. He’s already helped Star rescue her sister from a recent abduction, but trust doesn’t come easy when his kind has nearly hunted her race to extinction. When her sister’s kidnapper launches another violent attack, Star has no choice but to accept Lachlan’s aid. But no matter that he’s stepped up to protect her, she’ll never allow the ancient Scottish dragon into her heart.

They’re bound by the past.

Lachlan lost the woman he was meant to mate millennia ago. Unable to live in a world without her, his pain drove him to hibernation. He never thought he would move on—until Star. He’s well aware the feisty shifter is his new destiny, so if tailing her to New Orleans is what he has to do to be near her, then so be it. When Star is attacked, Lachlan resolves to protect her at all costs. And he won’t have to do it alone. It will take Lachlan, his clansmen, and Star’s misfit band of friends to rain fiery vengeance down upon their enemy if she and her sister are to ever be truly free. Only then can he claim her and discover the shocking truth that lies buried in their past.

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About KATIE REUS

Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, and IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it.

However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. Her book Avenger’s Heat recently won the Georgia RWA Maggie Award for Excellence in the fantasy/paranormal category.

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DISCIPLINED by Lenore Ashwood @inkslingerpr @NazareaAndrews


Today we have the release day blitz for Lenore Ashwood’s upcoming DISCIPLINED! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!

Title: Disciplined

Autor: Lenore Ashwood

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Disciplined:

$5,000 per “engagement”?!?

At that price, Anya can stay in med school, her late grandmother’s only wish.

Sex with strangers is still just sex. Right?

Wealthy Cavendish Club partner, Dimi, is ready to move on from the affluent escort service he helped build. His lifelong business dream is ready, and he’s itching to pull the trigger.

Then Anya shows up…

She’s the key to the Cavendish owners’ ultimate plan—a deadly game of revenge against a powerful, evil man.

Anya unlocks Dimi’s fierce protective nature. Instead of executing his business plan, he’s breaking every rule to keep her safe. Keep her close.

She’s the bait and the stakes rise with every “engagement.” How long can he protect her? How long will she let him?

Read Disciplined today! Find out if they’ll find a way to trust each other, or lose everything trying.

Welcome to Cavendish Club, a secret playground for billionaires where science and technology combine to fulfill tailor-made sensual fantasies. It’s also the place where one woman will seek the ultimate revenge.

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Dimi looked down at Anya, who glanced from where Yuki had disappeared to the card in her hand. She turned it over to check the blank back side and then looked up at him.

“That was interesting,” she said, a smile in her words but not on her face.

He liked her.

He made it a policy to not have any feelings about the consultants, clients, or his business partners. Feelings and emotions had always derailed his goals, so those were two things he kept on lockdown.

But Anya… well. There were a few things he liked about her, the easiest being that she spoke Russian. He missed hearing it, and so he allowed himself one last treat, since he’d probably never have a reason to see her again.

Ty gotov idti?” he asked, stepping back and gesturing to the wall where a quicker exit to the parking lot was hidden.

Da, dumayu, mne luchshe uyti,” she responded, standing.

They were simple words. Are you ready to go? And her reply, Yes, I guess Id better. But they pleased him.

The other thing he liked was her directness.

She was smart, but she didn’t show it off with rambling statements or a complicated vocabulary. Other people told elaborate stories about why they joined Cavendish, as if justifying it to themselves, but she didn’t. She needed a job, she’d simply said.

“Through here,” he said, pressing a panel on the far wall and watching her as she observed the hidden door recess and then disappear into the wall. A narrow hallway with white tile appeared as the fluorescents overhead came to life. She stepped inside without hesitation.

Absurdly, that was the other thing he liked. Absurd, because he was wary of people who trusted quickly. She’d just met him, but she didn’t question him. Her slim body in her raincoat was maybe an inch taller than his shoulder.

He could subdue her with one hand, yet she didn’t flinch when he stepped close to her, nor did she watch him warily. She’d looked him over head-to-toe in the driveway with those analytical eyes and told him to get in the car.

Yes, he liked Anya Wilcott. Which gave him some relief that he wouldn’t see her again.

“Here we are,” he said as he swiped his wrist near the gray box and pushed the door open to step outside. “There’s your car.”

They were on the opposite side of the parking area, and he gestured to the black sports car that remained the lone vehicle on the far side of the gravel expanse.

“Thank you, St-Pierre. I guess we won’t meet again,” she replied, looking back down at the card she held.

“Probably not. Good luck, Ms. Wilcott,” he said.

Dyakuyu I udachi, St-Pierre,” she told him in Ukrainian, giving him one more surprise. She’d recognized his subtle accent and responded in his native language.

She inclined her head without any expression and climbed the steps to walk across the gravel, not even pulling up her hood as the rain fell.

 

 

About the Author:

Lenore Ashwood is a steamy contemporary romance author who believes if you’re not squirming in your seat, she’s not doing her job.

She lives in the U.S. but considers herself a global citizen. She believes in sex positivity, human kindness, and the kind of girl power the Spice Girls sing about.

Lenore is best known for her wildly innovative Cavendish Club series, featuring stories of the ultra-affluent who seek unusual services at an elite escort agency. But Cavendish Club is different—it combines science and technology to create experiences guaranteed to more than satisfy their billionaire clientele and the consultants they “engage” with.

 

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Starlet by Cora Kenborn @givemebookspr @CoraKenborn


 

 

Title: Starlet
A Sinister Fairy Tales Collection Standalone
Author: Cora Kenborn
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 25, 2020
Blurb

They call me America’s Sweetheart.
Hollywood royalty. The last of an era.
Sole survivor of LA’s most infamous crime.

I’m not any of those things.
He forced me into the spotlight.
The liar with a perfect smile and cold blue eyes.

But Alexandra Romanov’s fate won’t be mine.
I’ll speak her lines. I’ll hit the mark. I’ll strike a pose.
And when the past and present collide, I’ll become their worst nightmare.

They told me to preserve the legacy.
Be careful what you ask for. . .
You just might get it.

Author note: This book contains dark themes, graphic and
violent content, and sensitive subject matter that while essential to the
storyline may make some readers uncomfortable.

 
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Excerpt
“Angel, I’m…” The word sorry is right there on my lips, but instead of
saying it, I slam them against hers before either of us can react. Angel’s
muffled protest is trapped between our mouths, and her palms fly to my chest as
if to push me away. Only she doesn’t. Her fingers curl into my shirt, those
sharp nails digging into my skin.
My control breaks. My hand dives into her hair, twisting it around my
fingers. We kiss harder, ignoring the fact we’re in a public parking lot. And
when she moans into my mouth, I lose it and push her against the car.
“Stop.” Angel breaks the kiss, her chest rising and falling with labored
breaths as she pulls away. Her fingers press against her swollen lips as if
they will somehow erase the feel of mine.
They won’t.
Because like it or not, when I want something, I get it. I wanted out of
this mess, so I made her an offer that would make history.
But now…
We’re going to rewrite it.
However, Angel has to be handled carefully, so I play the apologetic
asshole role with gusto. Stepping back, I rake a hand through my hair. “That
was out of line.”
She crosses her arms over her chest. “You think?”
Sighing, I press my thumb against my temple and throw out a final Hail
Mary. “Look, what do you have to lose? A crappy apartment and a worthless job?”
For some reason, that seems to get to her, and she relaxes the grip her
arms have on her chest. “What’s in it for you? And be straight with me this
time. No more of this half-answer crap. I want the truth.”
“A story.”
Angel raises her eyebrows and glares at me.
I roll my eyes. “And money. Look, I don’t care how much a man has,
five-hundred-k is five-hundred-k.” It’s the truth, something I didn’t mean to
throw out there, but my master plan is going down in flames pretty fast.
“That’s another half-answer,” she accuses, and then twists around to walk
away, but I catch her arm and spin her back around.
“Fine, you want the truth? You don’t get to where I am in life and not
step on a lot of toes along the way, sweetheart. Some were by accident, and
others were very much on purpose. Somebody didn’t like what he saw in the
mirror I shoved in front of his face and decided to take it out on my ass. If I
don’t get some cash flow soon, I’m going to lose everything.”
An awkward second of silence quickly turns into five. Then ten. Just as
I’m about to do something drastic like speak the name of a man who should never
be used as a bargaining tool, she sighs.
“Fine.”
Wait, what?
“Fine?”
“I know I’ll live to regret this, but I can’t argue that half a million
would change my life.”
“So, that’s a yes?” I ask, slowly. “You’ll do it?”
“Yes. Provided you guarantee the DNA test will prove I’m Alexandra
Romanov, you’ve got a deal.”
Author Bio
Cora
Kenborn is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes in multiple genres
from dark and gritty romantic suspense to laugh-out-loud romantic comedy. Known
for her sharp banter and shocking blindsides, Cora pushes her characters and
readers out of their comfort zones and onto an emotional roller coaster before
delivering a twisted happily ever after.
Cora
believes there’s nothing better than a feisty heroine who keeps her alpha on
his toes, and she draws inspiration from the strong country women who raised
her. However, since the domestic Southern Belle gene seems to have skipped a
generation, she spends any free time convincing her family that microwaving Hot
Pockets counts as cooking dinner.
Oh, and
autocorrect thinks she’s obsessed with ducks.

 

 



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Reverie by Shain Rose @givemebookspr


 

Title: Reverie
An Enemies-to-Lovers Standalone
Series: Stonewood Brothers #2
Author: Shain Rose
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 25, 2020

 

Blurb
Vick 
Ever austere,
billionaire businessman, Jett Stonewood, refuses to even crack a smile while
vacationing in paradise. I’m determined to break him down by introducing some
fun into his life.
If we have a bit too
much by sleeping together, so be it. 
The rude, overly
practical man soon reveals that he can also be caring—thoughtful, and before
long he’s the one wrecking me. 
He’s drawn me into a
complex dream I’ll have to find a way to forget when we return home. 
The problem: Jett
acquired my company.
He’s everywhere now,
a constant reminder of the unattainable.
Jett 
Victory Blakely
needs a lesson in safety precautions. Not that she would follow it if our
recent tumble in the sheets is any indication. 
She’s too peppy…
so naive it’s dangerous. Someone should break down her fortress of positivity,
teach her that warnings aren’t meant to be invitations. 
The solution: I’m
the man for the job. I’ll Infiltrate myself into her life and let the
disassembling begin.
The little pixie
flutters around in reverie. Let’s see how well she flies when I reduce her
fairytale bubble to dust.
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Excerpt
“Oh, well, if the concern is about me screwing my boss on his desk, you
can rest assured, I’m fully capable of not doing that again.”
He narrowed his eyes. “You know that’s a lie.”
“I’m not lying. I don’t need you between my legs. Especially if your
handbook frowns upon it.”
He ran his tongue over his teeth and sucked on them as if sharpening the
retort he was about to make. He pressed the privacy button on his desk and
stalked toward me to grab my neck with one large hand. “If my handbook flat out
denied you of it, I’d still be there because it’s where I belong. And you damn
well know it.”
“Then, stop talking about it and prove it.”
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Author Bio
Shain Rose is an
author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She fights for love one
word a time. Those happily ever afters can sometimes be a bitch to get to.
When she isn’t
writing, she’s spending the days with her husband, daughter, son, and terrible cat. She and her husband
drink way too much coffee, eat way too much candy, and laugh way too much. Life
is good when the kids are behaving.
On the off chance she’s
not writing or spending time with family and friends, she’s calling them to
talk. And if no one answers, then she’s reading and watching trashy TV.
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Color Me Pretty by B. Celeste @GIVEMEBOOKSPR


 

 

Title: Color Me Pretty
Author: B. Celeste
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 25, 2020

 

Blurb
For as long as I could remember, Theodore West was in my
life as the support system I needed when my parents were too busy building our
family’s future.
He offered me shoes to dance on, a shoulder to absorb my
tears, and the harsh reality of where my life was leading when I was at my
lowest point.
And when the future my parents planned derailed after a
statewide scandal, I had no choice but to fantasize about one for myself that
didn’t involve them.
But Theo? He was always in it.
My father’s best friend.
The man who would undoubtedly end me if I didn’t end him
first.

 

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Excerpt
“I’m surprised you
didn’t get sick of me always bugging you to dance then.” I’d been relentless
and he always did as I asked. My father joked I’d had him wrapped around my
finger, a place I wanted him to always remain, even if that was selfish.
“I didn’t mind.”
“You never used to—”
I squealed when he lifted me up and guided my feet to his shoes where they
rested as soon as he dropped me back down, then started laughing when he kept
dancing just like that. Like the old times.
“I enjoyed those
days, Della,” he told me honestly, his face drawing back ever so slightly until
his breath caressed the side of my face.
“You did?”
Half his lips
quirked up. “I did. Those were simpler times when there was nothing heavy to
worry about.”
I licked my lips as
his nose grazed mine. My heart sped in my chest as I closed my eyes again and
willed him to close the gap between our lips, but it never came. So I said,
“Things now are certainly complicated because of my father…”
His sigh was felt in
my soul, heavy and burdened, and I wanted to know his thoughts. “It isn’t just
your father that makes things complicated now.”
“It isn’t?”
A pause. “No, Della,
it isn’t.” 
Author Bio
B. Celeste’s obsession with all things forbidden and taboo
enabled her to pave a path into a new world of raw, real, emotional romance.

Her debut novel is The Truth about Heartbreak.

 

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You’re the Reason by J. Nathan @Jnathanbooks @givemebookspr


 

Title: You’re the Reason
Author: J. Nathan
Genre: Enemies-to-Lovers Romance
Release Date: June 24, 2020
Blurb
Welcome to Crestwood University…
Where smiles conceal secrets.
Gossip runs rampant.
And everyone hides the truth.
Sophia Galloway has no idea what she’s walking into when she transfers to Crestwood University. Returning to Texas was her only goal.
But nothing could prepare her for stepping foot on a campus where no one is what they seem. In a world where frat guys think they can do no wrong. And sorority presidents think they run the show. Sophia’s about to find out what happens when she unknowingly crosses the wrong guy,
pisses off the wrong sorority sister,  and refuses to play by anyone else’s rules.
A life will be lost.  Lies will be told.  Hearts will be broken. And secrets…well secrets are meant to be revealed.
Is there anyone she can trust?
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Excerpt
I heard footsteps behind me and realized I’d failed to elude him.
“What are you doing?” Chase asked, his hands gripping the straps on his backpack.
“You know what I’m doing.”
He released one of his straps and slipped his hand into mine.
My eyes shot down to where his big hand was linked with mine. I clenched
my teeth. “Let go.”
He shook his head as I tried releasing my hand.
“So, it’s been you all along?” I said.
“What?”
“The one I need to be careful of.”
He scoffed, before leading me away from the elevator.
“What the hell are you doing?” I asked, trying to resist him but he was
too strong.
He said nothing.
My eyes shot around. There was no one around to help me if I screamed.
I’d seen enough movies to know you never go to a second location with your
kidnapper.
He moved us through the high shelves filled with old books until we were
in a deserted corner of the library.
My heartbeat thrashed as he backed me into a wall, my backpack softening
the hard wall behind me. His hands landed on the wall above me and he kept me
still with the weight of his body.
“You are the most infuriating girl I’ve ever met,” he said, his blue eyes
staring into mine.
As nervous as I felt, I wouldn’t let him see my fear. “Then let me go and
you never have to see me again.”
“Oh, I wish it were that simple.”
I swallowed around the lump that had shot to my throat.
“I can’t stop thinking about you, Soph.”
My eyes widened.
“And it’s driving me fucking crazy.”
Author Bio
J. Nathan
is the author of new adult and sports romances with cocky heroes and sassy
heroines. When she’s not writing, she’s a total romance junkie! Add an alpha
male who’s unlikable in the beginning…even better. She loves guys in backward
hats, country music, the summertime, and her amazing family and friends.

DISCIPLINED by Lenore Ashwood @inkslingerpr


Today we have the excerpt reveal for Lenore Ashwood’s upcoming DISCIPLINED! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!

Title: Disciplined

Autor: Lenore Ashwood

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 29th

About Disciplined:

$5,000 per “engagement”?!?

At that price, Anya can stay in med school, her late grandmother’s only wish.

Sex with strangers is still just sex. Right?

Wealthy Cavendish Club partner, Dimi, is ready to move on from the affluent escort service he helped build. His lifelong business dream is ready, and he’s itching to pull the trigger.

Then Anya shows up…

She’s the key to the Cavendish owners’ ultimate plan—a deadly game of revenge against a powerful, evil man.

Anya unlocks Dimi’s fierce protective nature. Instead of executing his business plan, he’s breaking every rule to keep her safe. Keep her close.

She’s the bait and the stakes rise with every “engagement.” How long can he protect her? How long will she let him?

Read Disciplined today! Find out if they’ll find a way to trust each other, or lose everything trying.

Welcome to Cavendish Club, a secret playground for billionaires where science and technology combine to fulfill tailor-made sensual fantasies. It’s also the place where one woman will seek the ultimate revenge.

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Exclusive Excerpt:

 

He was a mountain; she could think of no other way to describe him.

His brown hair was cut in a perfect fade, wavy on top and extremely short on the sides, showing a little silver at the temples, which made it hard to pinpoint his age. Definitely over thirty, she’d guess.

His brow was strong and shadowed his eyes, but his shoulders took her breath away. They were so wide he couldn’t have fit through the car window if he tried.

His mouth was straight and stern, although his demeanor was friendly. It set off no alarm bells, and she completely trusted her instincts when it came to threats.

Her brain was weird like that. It existed in a state of calm, and the one time she’d been in a dangerous situation, it had jumped into action. It had analyzed the situation, calculating the best move to safety, resulting in her dragging a screaming Jenn away from the knife fight that had broken out in Jenn’s favorite club.

This last week of money problems had introduced her brain to a new state: stress. It could be the only rational explanation as to why the sight of this man had put her on edge. Not stress, exactly. Or any danger. More like a low hum of tension.

Twice, she’d had to keep her hands still when they’d wanted to tuck a stray hair behind her ear or adjust her glasses.

And now he was speaking, and she had no idea what he just said.

“I’m sorry—what was that?” she asked, covering her embarrassment with a brisk tone.

He held his very large palm out, hovering it over her door, and said, “I’m going to need Trevor’s card back first.”

“Oh. Of course.” She dug into her raincoat pocket and pulled out the metal card, placing it in his hand. His fingers closed over it, hiding it completely from view. “How did you know I had it? Does it have a sensor in it?”

“I think I can help with your request,” he said, ignoring her question. “But I have to advise you that you’re on private property, and that covers all information you learn or hear. This is a type of verbal NDA. Can I get your agreement on that?”

Her pulse skipped at the words “I can help,” her imagination running away with all the ways he could help her get an escort job. She conjured her grandmother’s face telling her to Prekrati eto, or knock it off. It worked.

“I understand and I agree,” she said. She looked to the house, a Spanish-style mansion, and back to the man, wondering what would happen next.

 

 

About the Author:

Lenore Ashwood is a steamy contemporary romance author who believes if you’re not squirming in your seat, she’s not doing her job.

She lives in the U.S. but considers herself a global citizen. She believes in sex positivity, human kindness, and the kind of girl power the Spice Girls sing about.

Lenore is best known for her wildly innovative Cavendish Club series, featuring stories of the ultra-affluent who seek unusual services at an elite escort agency. But Cavendish Club is different—it combines science and technology to create experiences guaranteed to more than satisfy their billionaire clientele and the consultants they “engage” with.

 

Connect with Lenore:

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ESSENCE OF FEAR by Bethany-Kris @BethanyKris @IndieSagePR


ESSENCE OF FEAR

by Bethany-Kris
A Boykov Bratva Novel
Publication Date: June 22, 2020
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance, Standalone

The allure of fear is learning to love it.

Viktoria Boykov has heard it all—cold they call her. The spoiled bratva princess. She knows very well what people say when her back is turned. She doesn’t mind; let them talk. It’s better for people to assume what they want about her than for them to know the truth … until him.

Pavel Kotov knows what people say—death they call him. The Boykov dog. He’s heard all the whispers locked away in the cells of the Compound. As the reaper for the bratva, his life owned by someone else, he knows what they say doesn’t matter. His life has never mattered … until her.

He’s terrifying.

She’s terrified.

Viktoria only wants to keep running from her past. Pavel doesn’t have a life to run from. Freedom is the one thing they both crave—for entirely different reasons. But this life is vicious, and scars like the ones they wear will never fade.

Together, they could have everything.

Or are they just pawns to a bigger game?

*

Note: Essence of Fear is a Boykov Bratva standalone.

“What is the card for?” she asked.

Pav hummed under his breath and eyed her from the side. “A party to celebrate something beautiful.”

“So, you really do need a generic card?”

“I suppose.”

It took her all of three seconds to find a generic card with the usual congratulations stamped on the front, and the usual platitudes on the inside. She grabbed the matching envelop, and handed it over to Pav, too. He took them with the same smile as before.

“There you are.”

She turned to walk away, but it was his hand quickly curving around her wrist that stopped her. She froze all over, and a small tremor worked its way through her sinew. Air sucked fast and sharp into her lungs.

At the same time, she enjoyed the warmth of his palm against his skin. She liked the way his fingers tightened against her skin, and the pressure of his fingertips pressing into her racing pulse point. There was no way to hide the way his touch both terrified her and confused her.

Excited her.

Viktoria looked back at Pav but said nothing.

He quirked a brow. “I was going to say thank you.”

She nodded. “You don’t have to.”

Now, let me go.

The words came out in her mind, but not out of her mouth. She wanted to say them, and she didn’t want to say them at the same time.

How strange …

Da. I was going to say it, but now I want to say something else.”

Viktoria wet her bottom lip, muttering, “So, say whatever it is, then.”

“You’re still scared of me?”

She blinked.

Her mouth worked, though.

“Yes,” she whispered.

ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS

Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.

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Seared (Cooking Up A Celebrity Book 1) by Hadley Harlin @hadleyharlin #review


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Are you all as down as I am? I needed something to make me laugh a little more than 90 day Fiance.  I met the author online, as I do a lot and I gave this series a try.  The begining is set up for the series with a cutesy Clara. She is lacking confidence, naive and talented in the kitchen. Stepping into the unknown she applies for a cooking show. I used to watch a lot of Cooking Channel so picturing that she was competing for her own show by entering was easy to imagine. She tells herself she is good and tries really hard. You all know I am an Italian American born and raised in Brooklyn, that qualifies me to understand her mother. I too am very traditional and would break some legs if any of my kids didnt follow my sort of strict rules. First comes love and then life. We don’t believe in out of wedlock kids, living together and shared bank accounts before marriage. Don’t like it, too bad! I know that women having career paths isnt a favorite either, but off to Paris we go.

 

This is a sexy, fun and enjoyable read! Parts are a little little cliche, but that’s necessary to get you to love Clara. The rivals did keep me amused. This a great and I will finish the series on the beach as summer in So-Cal heats up and the beaches are finally going to open. Seared is quiete sizzling so grab it and enough. You are welcome!

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Hadley hides out in her vegetable garden, penning steamy romance novels that would make her organic neighbors blush redder than a radish. If they knew. She also dodges frequent requests to join her kids’ PTA board meetings to make room for her other hobbies. In her spare time, Hadley loves skydiving, funky red wines, and Harley-Davidson bikes, hopefully in the same day. Just kidding. Drinking while skydiving would be dangerous.

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