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Swan by Aria Cole • Author is Live

  

Swan by Aria Cole • Author is Live
. This is a short sweet story about never letting go of your true love. It is a safe story with both MC’s being virgins.
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SYNOPSIS
With out of control curls, a smattering of freckles, and glasses hiding her dark eyes, Chrissy Masterson has always been the ugly duckling. She never thought she was pretty enough to garner the attention of her crush, Trent McAvoy. With countless nights spent dreaming of just one kiss from the tall, enticing quarterback, she’s devastated when he leaves abruptly, their chance at love vanishing as quickly as the crowd after a football game. 
Six years after leaving, Trent returns to his hometown hoping to find the girl that once stole his heart way back when, her wavy dark hair and gorgeous smile haunting him for all the years since they’ve been apart. He catches a glimpse of his curvy beauty one afternoon in the midst of her dance routine and is stunned to find that she’s even more gorgeous than he remembered–she’s blossomed into a devastating beauty in his absence. From the moment their eyes lock, he’s smitten all over again. He’ll do anything to get Chrissy in his arms and under his body, making up for all the lost time between them and taking chances he didn’t have the courage to take last time. 
Warning: Swan is an 11,000 word fairytale short story. It’s all about syrupy sweet second chances at first love, and stolen kisses in the moonlight with a swoonworthy virgin hero and the woman he never could quite forget. Enjoy!
 

  

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LUKA – COVER REVEAL Jane Harvey-Berrick. 

  

LUKA – COVER REVEAL Jane Harvey-Berrick, Author
I’m not a good man.
I’m not a bad man. 
But I’ve made some bad mistakes, made the wrong choices. Who hasn’t? But the consequences are tearing us apart.
I love two people.
I love them differently. 
The world tells me I have to choose. Why? Why do I have to choose?
Loving hurts. 
Dancing heals.
Love makes you soar, makes you fly and sets you free—and then it lets you freefall until you’re smashed and bleeding on the ground. Ultimately, love is the worst thing that can happen to a human being. 
In my opinion.
I love two people.
I love them differently. 
One is a man.
One is a woman.
And they are brother and sister.
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Published 15 June
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Free Book! Over the Ivy Wall by Rosa Sophia

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OtIWOver the Ivy Wall by Rosa Sophia

Genre: Romance / Young Adult

Clara Pendleton is a prisoner in her home. Always searching for new places to hide from her uncle, whose drunken attention terrifies and confuses her, she finds a tiny clearing in the back of the property near a disintegrating section of the ivy-covered wall that surrounds the estate.

Gaven Bridge has been sent to Clearwater to live with his Uncle Daniel. Never fitting in, he doesn’t believe he’ll ever meet anyone who understands him. But when he goes out for a walk in the woods, he happens upon a young lady sleeping soundly on a patch of moss.

A deep bond is fostered between them, helping Clara find the courage to change her life. When she finally decides to climb over the ivy wall and out into the world, there is no going back. Will Clara escape her horrible past, or will it destroy the love she and Gaven share?

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OCMSOrion Cross My Sky by Rosa Sophia

Genre: Romance / Young Adult

Tammy Pendleton thinks she’s broken beyond repair. Sheltered by her parents, a victim of sexual abuse, she wants to escape but doesn’t know how. Until her cousin Clara leads her away from the Pendleton estate, and into Clearwater.

Orion Bennett is a motor-head who works at Pete’s Service Station. At nineteen, he is battling depression. But he’s also suffering with trigeminal neuralgia—the suicide disease—and he’s desperate to escape the pain.

When Tammy wanders into the shop one day, she finds herself strangely comforted by the scents and sounds of the garage. Although the pain they suffer is very different, they discover comfort and understanding in one another. The companionship they share has the power to heal. The question is, will they let it?

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Excerpt of Over the Ivy Wall

Tears brimmed in her eyes as she wrapped her arm around him. He tucked her close to his body, holding her. “You’re making me feel good right now,” she whispered. “Touching me like this. Don’t you see?”

When he said nothing, she leaned up to look at him. “Gaven, you’re the reason I got away from there. You talked me into climbing over that wall. I wouldn’t have done it without you. After we met, I couldn’t get you out of my head. I wanted to be with you, and I still do. Thank you. Thank you so much for helping me out of there, for talking me into it. I’d still be there if it weren’t for you.”

“Clara, you’re strong, stronger than you realize.” With a gentle touch, he caressed her cheek, gazing into her eyes. “You could’ve done it without me. If—”

“No, don’t say if. I don’t want to think about that. I just want to be with you.”

His brow crinkled, his eyes betraying his amazement. “How can you want me?”

She smiled through her sorrow, tears rolling down her cheeks. “How can I not?” Leaning forward, she pressed her lips against his, the saltiness of her tears mixing with the sweet taste of his kiss. “I love you, Gaven.”

About the Author

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Rosa Sophia is a novelist and full-time editorial consultant. With a degree in Automotive Technology, she adores writing and editing as well as fixing cars. Rosa is also a crazy cat lady in training, and currently resides in South Florida.

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Category: Erotic Horror
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Synopsis:
Hollis Jones was never normal.
She was what some might still consider a freak. From a young age, she had been taunted by almost all of her siblings and mocked by her parents until the day she was able to get away.
And that was when she met him …
Bates Murphy had always been a man of exotic tastes.
He was what some might consider dangerous.
A man used to being on his own and indulging in his artistic needs, he never knew what it was like to need, truly need until the day he saw her.
And that was when their worlds collided …
Hollis quickly had a foreboding feeling being around Bates, but he was the man that was meant for her. He was the one that would never hurt her. He was the one that she knew she would love to death.
Author Bios:
Bestselling Indie Author. Alice in Wonderland Junkie. Horror Obsessed. Arsenic Laced. Welcome.
Yolanda Olson grew up in Bridgeport, CT and currently resides in Bloomington, IL. Through her love of writing, she has channeled the emotions of early life experiences into characters that are intriguing and powerful. Her vivid imagination and her love of video games and horror movies are evident in her writing style.

 

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Blog tour~ Glen Haigh

  Author – Glenn Haigh Author
Book – Jerome Barker – Clearance Clairvoyant
Event – Blog Tour
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Synopsis
Jerome Barker: Clearance Clairvoyant:
Secrets and Lies: Volume 1
Book one: Secrets and Lies Jerome Barker has always been able to see the dead. In Secrets and Lies he takes on three cases in the hope of clearing the ghosts that plague the living so that they (the ghosts and the living) can all move on. Case one involves Shirley and Michael who are disturbed by the presence of an aggressive male spirit who is searching to avenge his death. As a result their converted milking barn is far less peaceful than the tranquil retirement retreat they had hoped for. Case two involves Tara the convicted murderess and arsonist. After serving ten years in prison for her heinous crime she is plagued by the ghosts of three women who are determined to convey their crucial message. Case three involves Samantha who is a young and pretty English Literature student who harbours a shocking secret. She insists that her parents must forget the son they lost so that she can move on but he has other ideas. As well as the demons of his clients, Jerome also has his own to contend with – mainly in the shape of his dad, his brother and his brother’s best friend. The only people in his corner is his mum and his aunty Fern but for how long? Can Jerome solve the dilemmas of every ghost and the living people they plague? And, at what cost to himself and his family?

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Synopsis
Jerome Barker: Clearance Clairvoyant:
In The Dark: Volume 2
Book two: In The Dark Jerome Barker the Clearance Clairvoyant is back with two brand new cases, where both the dead and the living are dependent upon his intervention. The first case involves Lucy, a beautiful bride-to-be haunted by the ghost of a young woman that committed suicide on her own wedding night. Lucy knows she has come to warn her of impending danger. When she discovers that the ghost is that of Alisha, the dead wife of her fiancés best friend and soon to be best man at her own wedding to Josh, Lucy soon realises that her death wasn’t quite as straightforward as it seemed. Is Alisha’s history about to repeat itself for Lucy and will she live to tell the tale? The second case centres around three women whose pasts are inconceivably interwoven. Unbeknown to expectant mother Gabby she is intrinsically linked to both Kaitlin and Gayle, two grieving mothers. Ghosts who feel they must apologise for the tragedy they caused are haunting all three women. In an unlikely turn of events the three women find themselves having to bond and put aside their own emotions to save the ghosts that were once their flesh and blood. Will Kaitlin agree to forgive Gayle and her dead daughter, Helen, so that they can all be free of the horror that imprisons them once and for all? Jerome’s professional life is never easy and his personal life is often even harder. In Secrets and Lies Jerome found himself having to choose between his lover and his brother- who did he choose and was it the right decision?

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Jerome Barker: Clearance Clairvoyant:
Guilt Trip: Volume 3

Book three: Guilt Trip It is two years since Matty flatlined and Jerome watched hopelessly as the love of his life walked towards the light, seemingly embracing it. In Guilt Trip we discover how Jerome has coped since, and where he is now in terms of his life, which could never be the same again. As well as having to deal with personal trouble and strife the dead are ever demanding of him and he finds himself embroiled in yet another chain of problematic cases. Selfless to the last Jerome does his best to help the living live in peace and the dead rest in peace. However, as always Jerome learns that this is much easier said than done. The customary tempestuous course to restoring order to inharmonious lives is made ever more difficult by Adam Field. This truly ghastly and sly journalist is intent on unleashing his mean and nasty streak on Jerome. He does everything in his power to destroy him. Adam relishes every moment of Jerome’s downfall when he drives him to the edge and pushes him over without a second thought, an ounce of compassion or any humanity. Will his evil ploy work, though? How will Jerome handle being publicly vilified in a hateful witch-hunt? If only this was the worse of it. Thanks to Adam, Jerome finds himself sectioned and at the lowest point he has ever been before. Whilst hospitalised Jerome begins a new friendship, and he quickly grasps that this is the storm after the calm. Will the realisation that there are some people, dead and alive, that he just can’t save damage Jerome beyond repair and change life, as he knows it forever? Running away to Lizzie seems his only option but is turning his back on everything he knows really the right decision?

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Jerome Barker: Clearance Clairvoyant:
Bitter and Twisted: Volume 4

Book four: Bitter and Twisted Bitter and Twisted is the fourth instalment in the life of community figure and medium Jerome Barker. As ever dealing with the dead and putting them to rest proves itself to be a job definitely not suited to the faint at heart. The three cases he takes on this time round could be his toughest yet especially when the ghost from one of them seems to want to suck everything he has to give out of him. Adam Field is dead. He was murdered in circumstances identical to those Jerome described during his photograph reading evening, which fuelled Adam’s pursuit of exposing Jerome as a fraud. It’s no wonder then that the first person the police want to question in connection with the young journalist’s death is in actual fact him. Will they believe that he and Matty had nothing to do with it, though? And, why didn’t Adam crossover as soon as his soul left his body? One thing is for sure Matty and Jerome as a couple are stronger than ever but will their love for each other be enough to conquer everything else? This is especially tested by the fact that Jerome and Kyle’s Dad seems to be getting stronger and angrier, day-by-day.

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Out of the Dark by Claire C. Riley – Cover Reveal

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‘Out of the Dark #1’

We are temporary. Finite.

The choices we’ve made, the people we have loved. Who we used to be no longer matters.

Because now it is all about the ending. And the ending always comes too soon.

There’s fear in the dark. And behind every drop of light, the shadows creep and the darkness comes in the form of clawing, red-eyed monsters. They hunt us—stalk us…they are desperate to destroy us.

But I have a reason to fight the darkness and everything in it. A small glimpse of light that lives within my golden-haired daughter, Lilly. She is my strength. She is my everything.

Every life is an untold story, each scene unfolding until the final act. But our ending has yet to be written, and I will continue to protect us, until I can not.

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Review quotes:

Riley delivers a story that is equal parts thrilling and breathtaking. It beautifully illustrates the lengths we go to survive and what it means to love when we’ve lost everything.

NYT & USA Today bestselling Author A. Meredith Walters

Riley’s ‘Out of the Dark’ holds a special place in my heart. Before I’d devoured it, I’d never read a book that so beautifully and eloquently captured the distressing, aching love a mother holds for her child. It is built into the heart strings of a woman, natural and uncontainable. It goes past biological and into spiritual.

In her most unique and mysterious way, Riley has given us a transcendent picture of love in the midst of a terrifying climate. She has shown us what it means to choose your family, that it is a matter of honor and earning and not a matter of a blood bond and obligation. I am honored to have read this book pre-release and I know it will stick to me like honey, nearly glued onto the fabric of who I am as a human being.

Speculative fiction author – Eli Constant

A beautifully written story that makes you realize that you should always have hope, even in the most desperate of circumstances. It will tug at your heart strings, until by the end, there isn’t a dry eye in the house.

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Out of the Dark full wrap

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Claire C. Riley is a USA Today and International bestselling author. She is also a bestselling British horror writer and an Amazon top 100 bestseller.

Her work is best described as the modernization of classic, old-school horror. She fuses multi-genre elements to develop storylines that pay homage to cult classics while still feeling fresh and cutting edge. She writes characters that are realistic, and kills them without mercy. Claire lives in the United Kingdom with her husband, three daughters, and one scruffy dog.

Author of:

Odium The Dead Saga Series (3 books),

Odium Origins Series (3 books),

Limerence (The Obsession Series) (2 books),

Thicker than Blood series (2 books),

& Shut Up & Kiss me,

Plus much more.

Contact Links:

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‘She writes characters that are realistic and then kills them without mercy’ – Eli Constant author of Z-Children, Dead Trees, Mastic and much more.

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Release Day ~ Red Night by RK Close

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Red Night by RK Close

Release Date: May 10, 2016

Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Blitz: May 11, 2016

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For five hundred years I have feasted on the blood of the innocent.

For centuries I have seduced beautiful victims into my bed.

And all this time, I have never gone without…

I am Zachariah…

While enduring endless days as an immortal, only one urge soothes my savage need.

Blood.

I have consumed countless humans—I have witnessed mountains of corpses piled beneath my feet. But none more significant than the woman I once loved.

My heart was not the only one she captured, but it would be the last…

An inferior creature turned her heart against me—Adam. Such a pathetic identity to be named after the original creation of God, and always besting me in life. But in death—I am king.

I am far more treacherous.

I should be feared.

I demand to be remembered.

And I am, for being known as the immortal who slayed the woman we both loved, and my rampage continues…

Now in the scorching desert, I find prey well worth the chase…

Samantha.

And my interest in this mortal runs deep. Adam has pursued me over the globe in search of revenge—but his own weaknesses have made him vulnerable. He’s taken to the striking mortal, which means only one thing.

She will be my next target.

But this time, not for the taste of blood. I will take her as my own mate, and neither Adam, or anyone else, will stop me…

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Dirty little secrets are my bread and butter. Everyone has them, and exposing what people try to hide is how I make my living.

I’ve always liked to watch people, study them, and unravel their mysteries. Give me a few minutes and I’ll know if they’re happy, sad, needy, or insecure.

People are easy for me to read and far too predictable. Money, sex, and power are prime motivating factors, at least for the people I’m hired to expose. Tonight, I’m doing just that.

Busy shoppers move past me as if they’re running out of time. With the holiday hours at the Scottsdale Fashion Mall, they’re feeding their retail addiction late into the evening.

Thanksgiving hasn’t even passed, yet Christmas sales and shopping have begun in full force. I’m not interested in the shoppers or the sales. My focus is on the Tiffany & Co. store across from where I sit. A certain female shopper named Rebecca Tanner stopped in there about twenty minutes ago and still hasn’t emerged. I’m tempted to follow her inside and see what the heck she’s doing, but keeping a low profile will make my job easier.

The coffee in my cup is now cold and my stomach is rumbling loudly because I missed dinner. Just as I’m growing bored and restless, a tall attractive woman with long auburn hair walks out of the store. She’s on the arm of a dark-haired man wearing a gray tailored suit. Both look as though they belong on the cover of a magazine instead of shopping at the mall, but they do make a striking pair. He has movie star quality written all over him. It makes him stand out like a sore thumb.

The redhead smiles and leans into him. Her eyes never leave him, but he appears preoccupied with leading her swiftly through the crowd. Her companion appears detached or aloof. Rebecca is my target tonight, but he’s the surprise.

Where did you come from, Mystery Man?

Tossing my coffee in the trash and grabbing my fake shopping bag from Victoria’s Secret, I begin to follow them.

Mystery Man’s dark hair catches the light and gives him an unearthly glow. With broad shoulders that taper down to a slim waist, even his expensive suit can’t hide his long muscled legs. He has an air of confidence in the way he holds himself that causes shoppers to quickly part around him—many stopping to stare or catch a second look. Nobody is moving for me and I’m forced to dodge bodies in order to keep up.

I’m not easily surprised. This evening may have developed an interesting twist, a bump in the road. I love bumps and twists because they make life and especially work, more interesting.

The couple turns down a long hallway that leads to the public restrooms but they continue through metal doors marked, ‘EMPLOYEES ONLY.’ Without slowing my pace, I ditch the shopping bag and pull my long hair into a quick, messy bun. Before I reach the doors, I’ve pulled a solid black apron from my bag and slipped it over my head. This apron is the best ten dollars I’ve ever spent. It gets me into all sorts of places. Add a fake name tag and I’m unstoppable.

Good thing I’m not wearing heels tonight.

Through the doors is another dimly lit, industrial hall with many gray metal doors. There is a stark difference between the lights, color, and holiday music of the festive mall to the colorless, sterile feel of this corridor.

Moving purely on instinct, I head left down the hall and around a corner. There I find a door marked ‘EXIT.’ Not knowing what’s on the other side, I stop to compose myself. Easing the door open, a burst of cool air hits me as I peer into a dark concrete jungle also known as the underground parking garage. I’m parked down here, but I can’t say where because I’ve never been to this area before.

Lighting down here is worse than in the hallway I came from. There is no visual end, only a dark abyss in both directions. There are no bustling shoppers at the moment, and the cars are still. The silence is a creepy reminder that I’ve left the security of the mall.

My head snaps in the direction of a slight sound, somewhere to my left. The sound may have come from one of the corners where the light doesn’t touch. Narrowing my eyes, I focus all of my senses on the blackness but I’m unable to make out more than inky shadows.

They didn’t have time to leave, so where are they?

I’m considering pulling out my small flashlight and shining it into car windows, when I hear it again: a slight scraping sound coming from the dark corner.

Gotcha.

In case I’m being watched, I pretend not to hear as I walk in the opposite direction. Turning a corner, I crouch behind a row of cars and work my way back. At times like this, I sometimes wish my legs weren’t so long.

My hiding spot is roughly sixty feet away from the suspicious sound, behind a dark sedan. Two forms that blend into one finally take shape in the dense shadows. Rebecca Tanner is one busy gal. I guess having an affair with my client’s husband is not enough for her. We can add hooking up with random men at the mall to her resume.

Cheating on the cheater is poetic justice at its finest.

There was a time when spying on unknowing individuals would cause me embarrassment or guilt. After all, it’s like I’m digging around in people’s dirty laundry. Eventually, my skin got thicker and my sensibilities became…less sensitive.

It’s not like I ask people to cheat on their spouse or steal from their company. Some people might call me a voyeur. I’m not, but I gain a great deal of satisfaction finding answers to questions and giving my clients closure.

I’m hoping this twosome doesn’t go X-rated on me, so I pull out my camera with a telephoto lens and set the aperture to pull as much light as possible without using the flash. I lift the camera to my eye, start to focus on the couple, and—

What I originally perceived as a passionate embrace now looks suspicious. Rebecca’s back is toward me. Mystery-Man has a hand intertwined in her long red hair, holding the back of her head. His face is buried in her neck and the other hand has a death grip on her arm.

That’s going to leave a mark. If he keeps this up, she’ll be wearing long sleeves and turtlenecks for weeks.

All the popular Hollywood visions of vampires pop into my head and I have to clamp my hand over my mouth to keep from laughing out loud. Of all the silly things to think about. Those types of movies have never been my thing, but I’ve seen a few.

I prefer comedies.

Pop culture seems to like its romance with a touch of horror and violence mixed in. I’ve never understood the attraction, myself.

Still, my stomach feels uneasy, and the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. It’s not like me to let my imagination run away. I’m a professional, after all.

I knew it was too late for that coffee.

Still, I have the nagging feeling I’m witnessing a crime. Only I’m not sure what crime it is. Death by hickey?

I’m cracking myself up tonight. Definitely too much caffeine.

My current client hired me to prove that her husband is having an affair with another woman. He is, and Rebecca Tanner is the other woman. My client’s husband stands to lose his marriage of twenty-four years and a great deal of his wealth because of his affair with Ms. Tanner. How I would love to be a fly on the wall when the lawyer presents him with these photos! Revenge won’t mend my client’s broken heart but it might help that bitter pill to go down easier.

Nights like these, I feel like an avenging angel—minus the wings.

It may not be angelic making a living exposing cheaters, liars, and thieves, but the money is good. I set my own schedule, and enjoy most of the challenges that my career presents. Challenges such as how to get out of here before clothing items start to fly and this scene becomes pornographic.

Click!

Right as I press the button to take the first of many incriminating pictures, Mystery Man’s head rises a fraction as his eyes lock on me. I think my heart skipped a beat or two.

Oh, crap! He couldn’t possibly hear that.

But there he is, looking right at me. I’ve never felt so naked or exposed.

With his lips still on her neck, his gaze never leaves me. Panic rises in my chest. Neither of us move for what feels like an eternity. Even without help from the telephoto lens, I can clearly see his eyes in the darkness. Some trick of the light causes them to glow.

Without breaking our stare, I shove my camera in my purse as I prepare to rise and run for it. I only release his stare when I’m ready to run.

My foot catches on my apron and I stumble, landing on my hands and knees, my bag still gripped in my fingers. My hair has fallen out of its messy bun and hangs in my face. I can’t see a damn thing. Frantically, I shove my hair out of my way but when I do, I see he’s reached me first. Somehow he’s breached the distance between us and stands a mere car’s length away.

What the hell?

He starts to move toward me with a lethal grace. Judging by his size and the way his body moves, my defense skills will only prolong the inevitable. I find his eyes are a distraction.

They’re the bluest I’ve ever seen.

A savage look on his handsome face tells me it’s about to get ugly.

Did he growl at me?

I’m reminded of a panther moving in for the kill from some nature show. Under any other circumstance, I would admire someone his size maneuvering this gracefully. His movements are fluid and perfect like a well-choreographed dance.

Does Death dance? I’m about to find out.

Like a deer in the headlights, I freeze. What a surprise that all my self-defense training flies out the window. My limbs refuse to move and my throat feels like I’ve been days without water. Frozen by fear, my traitorous body refuses to obey my mental commands. I can’t even scream.

Like a predator, he senses my fear and reacts to it. Just when I think I’m dead, a group of young men burst from the stairwell laughing and talking loudly. “Blue Eyes,” as I’m naming him, stops his advance and slowly, reluctantly pulls his gaze from me to glare in the direction of the young men.

Once he looks away, something in me clicks and I immediately move into action. My body feels awkward at first, as though I’m moving through water. Finding my missing voice, I yell at the group of men, even as I begin running toward them. “Hey, you guys want to help a girl out?” My voice sounds raspy and hoarse.

My unintentional rescuers look startled but alert. The foursome looks over my shoulder to see who I’m running from. Their faces register concern but not the reaction I’m expecting. Confused, I glance over my shoulder to find Blue Eyes is gone and so is Rebecca. I spin around in a circle but it’s as if they’ve vanished into thin air.

So why don’t I feel safe?

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About the Author:

Hello! I’m RK Close, author of the ‘Vampire Files Trilogy’. ‘Red Night’ is the first book in the series. I write paranormal-romance & urban-fantasy with a hint of darkness and a dash of humor. Creating characters that my readers will fear, fall in love with, despise or cheer for, is what I love most about writing.

Ann Rice gets all the credit for my vampire addiction which started in my early twenties. Like so many others, I fell in love with her vampires first.

Originally from Kentucky, I’ve lived most of my life in Arizona where I met and married my true love. We were late to the game so we knocked out three ankle-biters in quick succession. We often joke that parenthood saved us from ourselves. Now we need to be saved from parenthood. *just kidding* We love our darling spawn.

When I’m not writing, I’m taking care of a busy family, dragging my butt to CrossFit, thinking about my stories or spending time with family and friends. My dream is to sell enough books to hire someone to clean our house and cook our meals. Okay, maybe that’s my family’s dream. I tend to get a little obsessed when I write.

Truthfully, I would love the opportunity to pull you into my world of strong independent females, mysterious vampires, noble hunters, hungry werewolves and seductive yet deadly fae. If you like paranormal-romance in a modern-urban setting with plenty of romantic tension, mystery and suspense, then my novels were written for you.

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No Reason to Hide by P.H. Turner

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No Reason to Hide by P.H. Turner

Series: The Nation Book Three

No reason to hide…he’s already here.

Navajo cop Jessica Akee finds a body sprawled in the weeds on the Reservation. What at first looks like just another gang killing is a far more disturbing murder. On loan from the Phoenix PD, top cop Charlie Stone partners with Jessica to find the killer. Her gangbanger brother is a suspect and dabbles in dark rituals, refusing to turn from the razor’s edge between good and evil. Soon all that is human of him is stripped away. Can Charlie save Jessica before evil claims her?

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In the era of free love and nickel beer, I was ‘the good girl.’ From a family whose finances were wrecked by the sudden illness of my father, my Mom took the reins and went to work. Watching her taught me to value security more than dreams. Every penny counted and was counted twice.

I wrote stories as a girl and laboriously printed them in spiral notebooks, but I put aside my childhood dreams and took a job teaching high school English in a tough inner city school to put my husband through graduate school— until a fight interrupted a lesson on subjunctive mood and verb tense. Two students fought out of the classroom and into the hallway while the rest cheered them on. One picked up the other and threw him over the staircase where he landed with a wet thump.

I quit at the end of the year, went back to school, and studied broadcast journalism, spending more than three decades producing news shows, telling other people’s stories, and running educational television stations for universities, and teaching. A bout with cancer, a divorce or two, and the conclusion of raising two wonderful children refined my focus, and I returned to my first love, writing.

Romantic mysteries are complex puzzles solved by complicated, conflicted characters who have interesting relationships, and I love reading them. The Nation series is set on the Navajo Nation, and the setting is always a character– – the dry mountains, and the sweeping deserts, occasionally pounded by rains that turn the dry washes into rivers of mud and debris.

In No Reason to Hide, a female Navajo cop struggles to save her younger brother from an Indian gang, and the evil which stalks him for revenge.

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My younger brother’s grin was triumphant. “Don’t play yourself or me for stupid. I’m a Cobra.”

“Where were you last night?”

“Oh, so now you’re not my loving caretaker. You’re a cop.” He jacked his pants up to his waist. Buttoning and zipping with only one good hand was hard for him.

“Don’t you ever talk to me like that. Knowing where you were last night is caring for you. Answer me.”

He barked, “I was home. Mom was there. She can vouch for me. She’s working days.”

If Mom was working day shifts, she could back him up—if he was telling the truth. If he wasn’t, well, I didn’t want to think about it. “I’ll ask Mom.”

“Yeah”—he sneered—”you do that. Check up on the little bro.”

“Stop acting like a jackass. You have a family who loves you, and you have opportunities if you don’t screw them all up. Here, throw your shirt around your shoulders. I’m taking you home, and then I’m going back to work.”

“Is Mom going to be at home?” He sounded like a little boy, and his eyes were rounded with fear.

“Mom will be home after work. Would you like me to pick you up a burger? You can eat before you go to bed. I’ll call and check on you until Mom gets home.”

“Yeah, I’m hungry.”

Still not a thank you, but less mouthy. He needed help getting up on the running board and into my police unit. I drove through Burger King and then on to Mom’s house. She lived on the Nation in a weather-beaten single-wide where the three of us had grown up. I vividly remembered the day the front door banged shut behind my Dad. What I hadn’t known was his back was the last I would ever see of him.

Also Available by P.H. Turner:

WinterkillWinterkill

A Web of Murder, Mayhem, and Lust

A beautiful reporter and a charming rancher are caught in a web of mayhem, murder. . .and lust.

Reporter Sawyer Cahill returns home to Cheyenne, Wyoming to report for the local television station. But leaving behind the coverage of San Antonio’s gangland murders only lands her in the middle of a wave of ritualistic animal mutilations. Harassed and threatened, Sawyer plunges into her investigation.

Former attorney turned rancher, Jake Spooner is torn between his desire for Sawyer and his need to keep her safe. Jake’s mission is to bring the killer down before he strikes again.

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Death & DesireDeath & Desire: The Nation Book One

ANCIENT RITUALS. UP-TO-THE-MINUTE DECEPTION.

Reporter Taylor McWhorter knows something is going on at the newly reopened uranium mine in the backcountry on the Navajo reservation. The Native workers are fired. Rumors of bad Native American spirits and shapeshifters mingle with the stink of leach pit mining. And Taylor’s sources keep turning up dead…

Until she meets Captain Trace Yazzie, head of the tribal police force and plenty to reckon with on his own. The chemistry between them is enough to incinerate Taylor’s rule about mixing business and pleasure. But with a murderer on the loose, priceless Navajo artifacts turning up in the wrong places, and Trace’s suggestion that spirits disturbed from looted burial sites might be part of the problem, Taylor can’t afford to lose her head to lust. This might be the story of the year. But unless she keeps her wits about her, it could be the last one Taylor ever tells.

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Desert HeatDesert Heat: The Nation Book Two

Navajo Witchery. Human Treachery.

Social worker Jordan Bia finds a child who escaped her captors and a life in the sex trade, but four other girls from her small Mexican village were not so lucky. Smugglers hide their human cargo in the hoodoos of a remote canyon on the reservation—a place the Navajo shun, fearful of the witches who practice their black rituals and feast on the dark energy of evil. Mysterious rites, omens of death, and bodies litter the canyon.

When she meets Navajo police officer Sam Tohee, sparks fly fueled by the danger of hunting men who buy and sell little girls. Techno savvy Jordan plots to trap the smugglers and free the rest of the children, but unless she and Sam can find the power to defeat the witches she may not live long enough to save the girls.

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About the Author:

I call Austin, Texas home now after working on the East and West coasts, the Rocky Mountains, and an island in the Gulf of Mexico. I’ve come full circle to live and work close to the farm my family settled in the 1850’s.

Truth is stranger than fiction, and years in the news business provided lots of peculiar characters and stories to write about. My books are set in my favorite places, the desert canyons and high mountains of the American West.

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Cover reveal~ GRIT Sector 1 by Rebecca Sherwin 

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Title: GRIT Sector 1: Elias
Series: GRIT
Author: Rebecca Sherwin
Genre: Dark romance/suspense

  
I thought I was safe.
I FOUGHT TO KEEP THEM ALIVE.
I thought I was good.
THERE WAS NO GOOD LEFT HERE.
I thought I was just a girl.
I WAS MORE THAN JUST A MAN.
I didn’t see it coming.
I SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT COMING.
Destiny had brought us together.
HISTORY WOULD TEAR US APART.

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$1.99 SALE! Denial by Lisa Renee Jon

Denial by Lisa Renee Jones

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✮ ✮ ✮ ON SALE NOW! ✮ ✮ ✮
Denial by Lisa Renee Jones is on sale for only $1.99!!!

  
To celebrate the upcoming release of DEMAND (Careless Whispers book 2) on May 31st, Lisa Renee Jones has put DENIAL (Careless Whispers book 1) on sale for $1.99 (reg. $7.99) for the FIRST TIME EVER! 

  

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Synopsis: 

From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, the first book in the CARELESS WHISPERS series. This is a spin-off of the INSIDE OUT series (in development for TV) that follows Ella Ferguson, Sara McMillan’s best friend.
Ella Ferguson awakes alone in Italy, unsure of who she is, and a gorgeous man has claimed her as his own. He’s tall, dark, and sexy, with money and power, the kind of man who makes a girl want to be possessed. And he does possess her, whispering wicked wonderful promises to her, stealing her trust and her heart. Soon though, the past finds her, yanking her from a cocoon of passion and safety. Everything is not how it seems. The truth will shatter her world, but it can set her free, if it doesn’t destroy her first.
More info about the upcoming book, the series and a mega giveaway, including a COACH purse full of beauty products: lisareneejones.com/careless-whispers-series-page
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