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I’m going to share a snippet from contemporary romance “Entangle” today. Enjoy reading!
The seconds stretch out and even the rhythmic ticking of the clock over my doorway reminds me of Leo pulsing into me. The skin between my thighs is perpetually slick and I’m even more conscious of it whenever he’s around me. We are somehow holding on to an act of normalcy that we weren’t even able to feign before we had sex. We’ve resigned to the fog of arousal that clouds the empty spaces between our bodies. We’ve learned to manage it well enough to avoid idling awkwardly in front of it. Inhaling it and savoring it, instead.
I don’t understand how he could appear this calm and unaffected when my skin is screaming for his touch. Can’t he hear it? I’m certain he can see the ways my entire body ripples when he is near.
Author: Veronica Larsen
Genre: Romance (Adult, Contemporary)
Happily ever after? It doesn’t exist.
I wore the big white dress and rode off with Prince Charming. Then Charming changed his mind.
These days, I don’t put my heart in anyone’s hands because I don’t even know where I’ve left it.
So when a ruggedly handsome, blue-eyed man stirs my desires awake for the first time in years, I tell myself it’s a one-time thing.
And now? I’m hooked. Nothing could prepare me for Leo. He weaves simple, deliberate movements into pure, gilded pleasure. Like a sensual alchemist.
I’m so blinded by lust I barely notice the gaping hole opening underneath me, the one that’s sure to swallow me down. Because every time I’ve dared to get close to someone, they’ve cracked me wide open.
Why should this time be any different?
Facebook: Veronica Larsen
Release day time today for thriller “An Impossible Dilemma”. This book sounds great! I love a good thriller.
Author: Netta Newbound
Local vets Victoria and Jonathan Lyons seem to have everything—a perfect marriage, a beautiful five-year-old daughter, Emily, and a successful business. Until they discover Emily has a rare and fatal illness.
Early trials show that a temporary fix would be to transplant a hormone from a living donor. However in the trials; the donors had died within twenty four hours. They have no choice but to accept their daughter is going to die.
When Jonathan is suddenly killed in a farming accident, Victoria turns to her sick father-in-law, Frank, for help. A series of events present Victoria and Frank with a situation that, although illegal, could help save Emily.
Will they take it?
Netta Newbound, originally from Manchester, England, now lives in New Zealand with her husband Paul and their boxer dog Alfie. She has three grown-up children and two delicious grandchildren.
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Website – nettanewbound.com
Today I’m hosting an excerpt from a paranormal romance novel, “Wolf’s Salvation”. I hope you enjoy it!
The air was colder and damp under the cloak of the trees as she began walking through the woods. Stepping up over branches and tripping over ivy made the walk seem more like an obstacle course. She pondered whether JT set it up this way so that no one could get near his house; he seemed the type.
Just getting through a thicket, she spun around at the sound of leaves rustling, something coming quickly in her direction. The growl she heard made her heart nearly stop. It was like nothing she had ever heard before, nothing that she wanted to hear again. Turning away from the sound, she started to run but slid to a stop, falling on her ass as a large black wolf appeared in front of her.
Crawling backwards to get away, she said, “Nice dog…go find a bone. Wait, not a bone. I have skinny bones, no meat.”
The wolf’s eyes seemed to glow as he stalked towards her. This was not how she planned to spend her morning; being eaten by a wild animal. With every inch she backed away, the wolf took another step closer. It moved with her like a predator, each step placed carefully, slowly. It was as if it was enjoying making her squirm.
“I’m not afraid of you!”
It was a lie of course and she wondered if the wolf could smell her fear. She glanced quickly behind her and saw the fallen tree. She would be stopped soon, trapped. As her hand landed on a stick she wrapped her fingers around the rough cold bark, and when she went to scoot back, she quickly swung the stick at its head. Carlee squealed and she scooted back again as large jaws opened and snatched the stick from her hand before she could land the blow. She knew she was in serious trouble.
Author: Cam Cassidy and Ruelle Channing
Genre: Paranormal Military Romance
JT Howard’s heart had hardened over the years as he struggled with the demons of his past. Once he became the Alpha of Wolfpack Delta, he gave it up for a life of quiet solitude. JT’s solitude is shattered as he finds his pack embroiled in a war. When he dives into active duty, he will do whatever it takes to protect what is his.
Lou Piacella life has been filled with struggles, each one overcome, but leaving behind a scar that she’s hid behind a smart mouth and cocky attitude. A tech at MedVision Genetics lab, she finds herself an unwilling ally to the Wolfpack Delta. Finally released, she thought her life could return to normal. How could she have been so wrong?
Thrown together by circumstances beyond their control, JT and Lou will be forced to face the demons of their pasts as they struggle to stay one step ahead of MedVision. Can two people broken over time come together and find salvation one another?
Cam Cassidy grew up in a small Ohio farming community. The lack of neighbors and companionship of mostly cows, dogs and horses left plenty of time for her passion of reading to flourish. It wasn’t long before her imagination ran away and she was creating her own stories.
As an adult, Cam is married and the mother of three who loved keeping her on her toes. The ever present cup of coffee in her hand and notebook in her purse has become a trademark. While she works full time in the medical field, her spare time is filled reading and writing. Watching her daughter ride horses, the boys dirt bikes, four wheelers, running around from one sports field to the next, she never missed jotting down that all important plot twist.
Her love romantic suspense and paranormal creatures, werewolves in particular, are showcased in her recent works. Stay on the look out vampires, some alpha military men and cowboys that are all screaming in her head to get their stories done.
Somewhere between running kids and catching up on laundry, her hard work paid off with her first publication of Wolf’s Heart, co-authored with Ruelle Channing, by Fated Desires Publishing. The second book in the series, Wolf’s Salvation November 2014.
Her solo career begins with A Wolf Awakens, published by Decadent Publishing coming in 2015
Cam Cassidy’s Links
Ruelle Channing is a writer of Paranormal Romance. She grew up in a small North Carolina community with books as her best friend. Often as a child, she was scolded for propping up her book to read while she did her chores, even while her mother encouraged the interest. Her father was illiterate, but never let that keep him from learning. Most of the librarians at both her school and local library knew her by name as she was a frequent visitor there. After graduation from high school, Ruelle worked in a sewing factory. She married at age 21 and had the first of three daughters two years later. Her girls have also inherited the love of reading. As stay at home mom for 17 years, Ruelle still wondered what she wanted to be when she “grew up”. Having lived in books all her life, as an adult it has been her dream to create a world in which she would be proud to have others become entrance in. Her recent works include the Wolfpack Delta Series, which was written with friend and co-author, Cam Cassidy, and she has several other works in progress.
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Today it’s time for an excerpt from a YA urban fantasy “Cross Roads”. I hope you enjoy the excerpt, it certainly put me in the reading mood!
The next morning, Decker sat in his black sedan hidden by its tinted windows. The information he had received from the tablet led him to the Garden Way Hotel. The hotel was new in the city on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Decker held a camera in his hands like a photojournalist on assignment. He had taken pictures of everyone who had entered the hotel but only construction workers had entered.
Decker had been in place across from the hotel since dawn. Earlier that morning he had managed to place security cameras near the other entrances that fed directly into his computer. His laptop sat next to him in the passenger seat. Decker had views of the docking and loading area as well as the other entrances of the hotel. It was past eleven o’clock when Decker finally saw activity that interested him. A silver sedan pulled up in from of the hotel. The driver hurried out and opened the rear passenger door. The man who emerged from the backseat was tall, thin and had blonde hair that had been neatly combed back. He wore an expensive suit and a gray long coat. He looked to be in his late thirties and wore dark shades. Decker immediately recognized him and lowered the camera away from his face. His mouth gaped slightly.
“Linus.” he said aloud to himself as if to confirm what his eyes had just witnessed. He quickly raised the camera and rapidly took pictures. The driver led Linus inside. Decker made sure to get a picture of the car and
the plates as well. Decker was certain that whatever was going to happen would take place in this hotel and soon. He quickly turned his attention to his laptop and saw guards taking position at the entrances and securing the perimeter of the hotel.
Decker reached into his pocket and retrieved his cellphone. He hit a speed dial number and the phone picked up on the second ring. No one spoke on the other end. They didn’t have to.
“Confirmed. It’s Linus alright. The Garden Way Hotel.”
“Roger that. Over and out.” replied the deep male voice on the opposite end.
Decker disconnected the call. Now, like a predator hunting its prey, Decker would play the waiting game with his target until it was time to strike.
Author: Donald Wilson II
Genre: Young Adult Action Adventure / Urban Fantasy
Published August 2014
Print and e-book
Shawna is not a typical teenager. Not only is she homeless and surviving in New York City on her wits and talents, but she is also the target of the Doma, a demonic race who appear human. She believes that there is nothing remarkable about her, so why are they trying to kill her?
After barely escaping with her life, Shawna must ally herself with the only group capable of stopping them and keeping her alive.
Under the tutelage of Decker, and his personal assistant Gibbs, Shawna begins her intense training to become a member of this covert group. They relocate to a small, rural town and Shawna manages to find friendship while gaining the attention of a charming and handsome young man.
Shawna’s new life is interrupted when her enemies discover her location and she is forced to put her training to the test. Shawna comes to a deadly crossroads that will alter her life forever … if she can survive.
Buy Link: http://www.donaldwilsonauthor.com
Also available at Amazon & BN.com
Donald Wilson II has been writing from a young age and has been published in numerous publications. When he is not hammering at his computer and creating new stories or catching up on sports news, he can be found traveling across globe. He lives in Westchester County, NY with his family and is currently working on book two of the CROSSROADS series.
I’m going to share an excerpt today in the form of an image. A little unusual? Well not so much if you consider the book in question is a children’s picture book! 🙂
Author: Shaila Abdullah
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Displaced by the Pakistan floods, Rani’s family has taken refuge at a relief camp where they are doing their part to help other flood victims. Eight-year old Rani wants to assist but doesn’t know how. Heeding the advice of her father to help in a way only children can, Rani embarks on a journey to bring true joy to a dear friend on the occasion of Eid.
Shaila Abdullah is an award-winning author and designer based in Austin, Texas. She is the author of four books: Saffron Dreams, Beyond the Cayenne Wall, My Friend Suhana, and A Manual for Marco. The author has received several awards for her work including the Golden Quill Award and Patras Bukhari Award for English Language. Several academic institutions have adopted her books as course study or recommended reading, including the University of California, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Indiana University, Boston University, California State University, and George Washington University. Learn more about the author at www.ShailaAbdullah.com.
Brooks slumped on the cobblestones. The back of his skull decorated the wall with brains and blood. His gun sat limp in his hand.
Kane stood over him, but he was looking at Rowan, eyes sharp and bright. “Let me guess, CIA? If it was just you I’d have thought M-16, but he made it painfully clear how American he was.”
Rowan almost bristled at the insinuation. He was American too, but they stationed him in Eastern Europe because he blended in with the people, even with his shock of auburn hair. Shifters didn’t look any different from normal humans, besides the small things, like slightly sharper canines.
Kane’s gun hung at his side, like an afterthought, but Rowan didn’t push his luck. Wolf reflexes were superior to human reflexes. Everything about Kane was superior to a human.
“You’re smarter than your partner, but I’d expect that from a wolf,” Kane said and smirked. “An alpha.”
“And you’re an omega,” Rowan said carefully.
Kane sneered. “Obviously. I’m too small to be anything else. Isn’t it funny how we stick to meaningless ranks even when we don’t have a pack to enforce them?”
Rowan shrugged. He wasn’t going to get into a discussion about wolf politics with the most elusive assassin in Europe, maybe the world. Anything he said might piss Kane off enough to shoot him. If only he could get the gun away, he’d be able to overpower Kane with brute strength.
Alpha beat omega every time. Except this omega wasn’t normal.
“You want to kill me, don’t you?” Kane asked and sighed.
Rowan pointed his gun at the assassin and nodded. “You know I have to. You killed my partner.”
Kane rolled his eyes. “You didn’t care about him. An idiot who charges in like that was going to get killed sooner or later. I hope you’re better than that.”
This was some kind of game. A man as dangerous and as intelligent as Elijah Kane was a master of lies and intrigue. Best to keep him talking while Rowan could. “I am an alpha.”
“Than catch me,” Kane said and dodged around the corner.
“Fuck!” Rowan grumbled and ran after him.
The town was a maze of side streets and rivers, all surrounded by lush farmland and forest. The closest Old One territory started over a hundred miles off, and he doubted that’s where Kane would head. A lone omega would fare as well in strange Old One territory as he would in human territory. Not well at all. Even if a fellow wolf pack lived there, it didn’t mean they were friendly. They’d just as soon slaughter a strange shifter as a hunter.
Rowan kept Kane’s trail for a good twenty minutes. He slid through alleys and over one of the many bridges in the city, dogging Kane’s steps. Then the damn assassin slipped into a crowd, and Rowan lost Kane’s scent. Too many other smells filled the air, and that intriguing musk dissipated.
Shit. He shouldn’t find the scent of an assassin omega intriguing in the least, Rowan told himself as he went back to Brooks’ body.
Well, he found Elijah Kane but lost his impulsive partner.
He’d have to report this – and Colonel Greer would not be happy with the results.
Even worse, a strange sensation tugged at him. The alpha stirred, scratched at the confines of its cage. Rowan’s chest tightened, like something wound itself around it.
He pushed the feeling – all feelings – aside and got to work.
Author: Zoe Perdita
Genre: Gay Romance / Shifter Romance / Paranormal Romance
Rowan Gregor is a CIA agent who vows never to get close to another wolf after his pack is brutally murdered by hunters. Enter Elijah Kane, an efficient and shadowy omega assassin on the run from the CIA. When Rowan is tasked with hunting down Kane, he ends up at the mercy of a wolf with nothing left to lose – a wolf who is sure Rowan is his mate – even when Rowan is sure he’s not gay.
Elijah Kane is hell bent on proving he’s stronger and smarter than every alpha he meets – including the alpha CIA agent sent to kill him. But Rowan lights a fire of lust that Elijah can’t ignore. They share a rare connection – a mate connection – and he’s not going to give up on Rowan until the man sees it too.
Trapped in a snowy wilderness and besieged by hunters, desire sizzles between Elijah and Rowan. Can they overcome their differences, and their pasts, and forge a bond to save their future?
Contains graphic gay sex scenes.
Zoe Perdita writes gay shifter romance because the only thing better than one hot shifter dude is two hot shifter dudes making out. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with a fluffy orange cat and a lively roommate. When she’s not writing, Zoe likes to travel, read and play video games.