Broken (Broken Trilogy Book 1) by J.L. Drake

 

 

 

Title: Broken
Series: Broken Trilogy #1

Author: J.L. Drake

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC

Release Date: March 2, 2015

 

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My name is Savannah Miller.
My father is the mayor of New York. One day after my twenty-seventh birthday I was grabbed from behind. A cloth sack was quickly pulled over my head, and I was taken from everything I’d ever known.
I was beaten, starved, treated like an animal, and forced to live in a room with no windows. With no sense of time and no dignity left I finally gave up hope and made a promise to myself to end it all. Unfortunately, it was going to be a slow process.
Then one night an elite group of US Army soldiers came to my rescue. I was brought to a safe house and given two options:
One—Stay under their protection and follow their rules or…
Two—Leave and be guaranteed to be returned to the savages within a week.
I chose option one.
As I work with a therapist and begin processing my hellish ordeal things slowly begin to surface. With the help of new friends and a potential new love I fight to get my life back and make choices that will forever alter my future.
This is my story…
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It’s not often I find a book by a brand new author to me that completely captivates me, but Broken by J.L. Drake has done so and more. Broken is the first in a trilogy, and while I’m not crazy about cliffys as most know, it’s been worth it to read this book!
Broken starts with our heroine in a cell where she is indeed, broken. She’s been kidnapped by a mexican cartel and has been in this cell for months with no escape in sight. But as she’s decided to give up, she’s rescued by a cadre of soldiers who specialize in rescuing in kidnap victims of the cartels. Savannah requires days of physical and mental recovery, but one of her rescuers helps her to cope and bring her into the light, Cole Logan, leader of the group. But both inside forces, sources close to Savi and a man close to the cartels called the “American” wants Savi back, but Cole will do anything to keep her safe.
I fell in love with the characters in this book, including the others soldiers in the book like Mike, Mark and the cook and almost house mother, Abigail. I’m really looking forward to the next book in the series and I hope at some point these other heroes get their own book!

5 Stars

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Author Bio

Bestselling author J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova
Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she lives with her
husband and two children.
When she’s not writing, she loves to spend time with her
family, travelling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice
in her books is her love for the four seasons. Growing up on the east coast of
Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her
writing.
An avid reader of James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often
found herself inspired by his many stories of mystery and intrigue.
She hopes you will enjoy her stories as much as she has
enjoyed writing them.

 

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Love Another Day (Masters And Mercenaries 14) by Lexi Blake

 

 

 

A man born to protect

After a major loss, Brody Carter found a home with the London office of McKay-Taggart. A former soldier, he believes his job is to take the bullets and follow orders. He’s happy to take on the job of protecting Dr. Stephanie Gibson while the team uses her clinic in Sierra Leone to bring down an international criminal. What he never expected was that the young doctor would prove to be the woman of his dreams. She’s beautiful, smart, and reckless. Over and over he watches her risk her life to save others. One night of pure passion leads him to realize that he can’t risk his heart again. When the mission ends, Brody walks away, unwilling to lose another person he loves.

A woman driven to heal

Stephanie’s tragic past taught her to live for today. Everything she’s done in the last fifteen years has been to make up for her mistakes. Offering medical care in war-torn regions gives her the purpose she needs to carry on. When she meets her gorgeous Aussie protector, she knows she’s in too deep, but nothing can stop her from falling head over heels in love. But after one amazing night together, Brody walks away and never looks back. Stephanie is left behind…but not alone.

A secret that will change both their lives

A year later, Stephanie runs afoul of an evil mercenary who vows to kill her for failing to save his son. She runs to the only people she trusts, Liam and Avery O’Donnell. She hasn’t come alone and her secret will bring her former lover across the world to protect her. From Liberia to Dallas to Australia’s outback, Brody will do whatever it takes to protect Stephanie from the man who wants to kill her, but it might be her own personal demons that could destroy them both.

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Those guys and gals from Lexi Blake’s Masters and Mercenaries series are back! And you can’t see me, but I’m doing a serious happy dance in my chair. This is one of my favorite series and has been ever since Grace and Sean’s book, The Dom Who Loved Me. (Which came out on my wedding anniversary, September 25th, in 2011. Great present!) Of course, I have my favorites, as I’m sure everyone reading Lexi does. I have always had a crush on Liam O’Donnell, the sexy Irishman from A Dom is Forever, and Avery, his wife and submissive is one of my favorite female characters. Of course, there is Ian Taggart. The head of the McKay-Taggart group. He’s a tall, Viking-like, dominant, kick-ass who has an addiction for Guns n’ Roses, lemon bars, and a russian mob assassin named Charlie. (Charlotte) He’s also one of the funniest characters in the creation of literature as far as I’m concerned.

He clutched the box. “The lemon bars are completely defenseless. You are not. I trust you, baby. Any one of these guys tries something on you, you’ll take ’em out. And I’ll protect the lemon bars.”

On to our new release, Love Another Day. Our main couple are Stephanie Gibson, who is the doctor in Africa who was once long ago responsible for the car accident that killed Avery Charles first husband and child and put her in the hospital, losing the use of her legs for a time. Avery had forgiven her, and told her she owed her two lives. She has never given up the guilt for that, despite the fact both Liam and Avery have tried to get her to. The London office’s agent, Brody Carter, a big, scarred Aussie, who worked with Steph on the Hope McDonald assignment, is our hero. He had one night with Steph, went back to London, and cut off communication with her, thinking it was for the best because he was no good for her.

Now, Stephanie is running for her life, and she’s made her way to the McKay-Taggart team in Texas, specifically her ‘family’, Liam and Avery O’Donnell. She’s also brought someone else with her, and when Brody comes running after a brief call from Li and a frightening call to her cell, Brody learns that he probably shouldn’t have erased all of Stephanie’s voice mails.

Honestly, this was one of the best in the M&M bunch to date, though there were times I just wanted to shake Steph. I got a little crazed with all of the times she held the missed phone calls over Brody’s head, and her trying to pretty much run to her death. But that’s the brilliance of Lexi Blake, she makes you have genuine feelings for her characters. And I can’t wait to learn more about Tucker and the the other “puppies” as Ian likes to affectionately call them. Bravo Lexi, for another thrilling roller ride with the McKay-Taggart-Knight gang, I can’t wait to see what’s next!

5 (plus) Super Stars!!!
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The door slammed and she suddenly found herself with her back against it. Brody crowded in, taking up all the space and staring down at her. His body brushed hers and she found both her wrists captured in one of his. He dragged them over her head, forcing her chest to come out, breasts skimming along his body. “I shouldn’t do this.”

Tough chick was winning. Steph let her take over. It was surely better than the desperate girl who lived inside her. She kept asking for love and affection and getting swatted away. This was the next best thing, possibly the only thing she would ever get. “Then don’t. Let me go and I won’t bother you again.”

“No, you’ll go find Ezra Fain and bother him,” Brody said on a growl.

“Somehow, I don’t think he’ll find me a bother.” She’d barely spoken two words to the man, but she wasn’t going to admit it. It was better to let Brody think she wasn’t a love-starved girl.

“He won’t fucking find you anything at all. If you’re determined to not sleep alone tonight, you can damn well do it with me.” His mouth came down on hers and every inch of her skin came alive. His kiss was overwhelming, hungry. There was no slow meshing of mouths. He took her, his tongue surging inside and dominating her own. He let go of her hands and started to explore her body. His hands were on her hips when he came up for air. “I’m leaving in the morning. I’m going back to London and I can’t come back.”

She’d known that would probably be his answer. She’d known he wouldn’t want to stay and she couldn’t leave.

“One night. That’s all I want.” It was all she could have. It had been foolish to think it could be any different.

His mouth came down on hers again and she let herself get swept away. One night and her life would go back to normal. One night and then she would be alone again. His hands started to roam over her and she tried to forget all the reasons why this was a bad idea.

He stepped back, his entire body set in hard lines. He strode over to the bed and sat down. “Take off the gown. It’s pretty, but I want to see you.”

She hesitated, all her insecurities coming to the forefront. Somehow, she’d thought he would simply take her. “Let me get the lights.”

He was back in her space again, his hand wrapping around her wrist. “I didn’t say turn off the lights. I said take off the gown. How am I going to see you if you turn off the lights?”

“Brody,” she began.

He was having none of it. “You got on your knees in front of me and you said you knew what you were offering me. The first thing you were offering me was obedience. The second was your body. You’re giving me neither right now.”

His voice had gone midnight dark and something about the tone made her soften. He was right. She did know what she’d offered him and now she was trying to have it all her way.

There was nothing wrong with her body. It was feminine and she was healthy. What was she afraid of? “All right.”

He let go of her wrist and sat back down, looking like a damn king waiting on his concubine’s performance. For all his “I’m nothing but a grunt” talk, the man could be incredibly arrogant, and damn if she didn’t find it sexy as hell.

Something about that voice let her know that everything was going to be fine. He was past the point of rejection. He was in and that meant he would play her Dom for the night. He would take care of her. She was as safe with him in the bedroom as she’d been in the field.

At least she was safe for the night. In the morning she would be in a world of hurt, but she wasn’t thinking past tonight.

 

 

 

 

 

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog int eh world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

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Bad Deeds (Dirty Money) Lisa Renee Jones

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Bad Deeds: A Dirty Money Novel by Lisa Renee Jones

Release Date: August 8th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Would you bleed for the one you love?

To save his family empire from the grip of the drug cartel, Shane is pushed to the edge of darkness, forced to make choices he might never make. His father is dying. His brother is desperate to rule the empire and this means war and all gloves are off. His brother only thought he knew what dirty meant. Shane is about to give it new meaning. There is another war brewing though, and that one, is inside him, his battle between right and wrong, light and dark, and in the heat of the night, it is Emily he turns to for escape. Driving her to new limits, pushing her to accept a part of him that even he cannot.

In every one of Shane’s seductive demands, Emily can taste and feel, his torment, his struggle to save his family and not lose himself. But he is losing himself, and that is a problem just as dangerous as her secret, that still lurk in the shadows, a threat to the Brandon Family waiting to erupt. No matter where she and Shane have traveled, or will travel in the future, she can’t just sit back and watch him become everything he hates, everything he never wanted to become, everything she tried to save him from when she tried to run. It could be their undoing, the end. His end.

This is war, blood will spill, and someone in the heart of the Brandon family will not survive….

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Bad Deeds is the third installment in the Dirty Money series by Lisa Renee Jones, a big favorite of mine. Though cliffhangers, as most of you all know, are a rather dirty word as far as I’m concerned. I really do hate them for the most part, especially when I have to wait for what it seems like forever to find out what happens next. Bad deeds does, unfortunately, end in a whopper of a cliffie. Book four, End Game, will be out in January. (Can I scream now?)

If you haven’t read Hard Rules or Damage Control, the first two books of the series, you should just stop and go back and read those first. If you simply can’t, (say a mafia boss is holding a gun to your head) then Ms. Jones does a great job of giving you a catch-up at the beginning of the book along with a cast of players with their bios and what part they play. That said, this book picks up right where Damage Control left off. Shane is still working to get the family business from dealing with Adrian Martina and the Cartel. Emily…still has her secrets.

There’s so much going on in this book, and in typical LRJ style, she drops enough bombs it leaves you wanting more! I’m certainly not going to divulge anything here, it’s best to read for yourself. Now, I wait impatiently for End Game.

4 Fabulous Stars

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Excerpt:

“What is in your head right now?”

His eyes heat, darken. “You. Always.” He inches back and looks at me. “You’re mine. Mine to protect.” His voice is low, fierce, and he grips my panties and yanks them away. “Mine to fuck.”

I gasp and grab his shoulders. “Shane.”

His answer is to wrap his arm around my waist, pull me close, his cheek against mine, his fingers pressing into the V of my body. “Wet, just the way I like you,” he says, pressing two fingers inside me. “Wet for me. And too fucking perfect for my sanity sometimes.”

“That doesn’t sound like a compliment,” I pant out, grabbing the lapel to his suit as a sweet ache begins to build in my sex as his thumb strokes my clit.

“And no one else,” he murmurs, nipping my earlobe, “will ever touch you like this.” His fingers caress deeper inside me. “No one,” he adds, “will ever make you say their name like I want you to say mine right now. Say it.”

“Shane,” I whisper, and not because he wants me to, but rather because it’s there on my lips, the way I wish his tongue was on my lips now. “Shane, I—”

Seeming to know what I need, he cups my head and kisses me, long, slow, sensual strokes of his tongue that somehow make every touch of his fingers more intense.

“Come for me,” he murmurs, and this time when he kisses me, I start climbing that wall to release, and I’m there at the top in an instant. I stiffen while his fingers and tongue tease, please, and then I jerk, I’m over it, tumbling in an instant into shudders and shakes. Shane’s lips lift from mine as he breathes with me. His fingers slow as he eases me through the waves until I collapse against his chest.

He tangles his fingers in my hair and drags my mouth back to his. “And no one but me will ever make you come like that again,” he declares, the waves of his emotions beating down any embarrassment I might feel over having had an orgasm on his father’s desk.

“No one has ever made me feel what you make me feel, Shane.”

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In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, Lisa has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is also the author of the bestselling DIRTY MONEY and WHITE LIES series. Presently, Lisa is working on her Murder Girl/Lilah Love series to be published by Montlake.

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Force (Force Duet Book 1) by M. Malone and Nana Malone

Title: Force
Series: The Force Duet #1
Authors: M. Malone & Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 8, 2017
Blurb
I am the shadow that haunts the night. I am a hunter, a
protector…a force for good…I am Jonas Castillo.
For years I’ve existed on the edge of the dark, protecting
innocents who can’t protect themselves. Until… her. Jessica JJ Jones. The bane
of my existence. A bright light in the dark.
The crack in my armor. A loud, argumentative beautiful crack in my armor.
But first, there’s a more immediate concern. JJ is running
scared. And to protect her I might have to break the vow I made years ago.
Book 1 of The Force
Duet. Book 2, Enforce, will release on 8/29/17
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First, let me say that I am quickly becoming addicted to the writing duo of M. Malone and Nana Malone, though I have to point out, the cliffhangers positively kill me! If you’ve read the Shameless series about Noah and Lucia, then you’ll recognize JJ (Jennifer Jones) and Jonas Castillo, not to mention the rest of motley crew in the book. While it’s not necessary to have read the Shameless series before reading Force, it will probably help you get a much better understanding of the characters and the back story.

Jonas works for Noah at his security company, JJ is best friends with Noah’s wife, Lucia. Jonas and JJ live to needle each other, and JJ is a loud, proud and fiesty woman who balks at the fact she has protection. (this is where it helps to have read Shameless) Since Lucia’s past problems, they keep an eye on JJ as well. JJ wakes one night to smoke in her apartment, and while she tries to see past it, she thinks she sees someone in her apartment. Luckily, she is rescued by Jonas. JJ doesn’t admit it to anyone, but she’s dealt with a past full of abuse. While she ends up at the company penthouse, she still has incidents crop up that she can’t explain. Jonas tries to get her to fess up as to what is going on with her, but JJ wants to keep that part of her life buried, until she can’t anymore.

The relationship with her and Jonas is electric and fun to watch, and when we finally get to the point where JJ lets Jonas in on what has been going on, typical Malone havoc and cliffhanger sets in! Really frustrating, but left me clamoring for more! I am really excited to see where this story goes, and I also hope these ladies write about the other guys in the group…Oskar, Matthias…especially Matthias. You’ll be hanging on to the edge of your seat!

5 Force-Full Stars!

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The
elevator doors slid open and Jonas stepped into the entryway. It was dark and
quiet, the only sound coming from the direction of Matthias’s room. That kid
never slept no matter what time of day it was, but he also didn’t ask
questions. So he was off the hook.
Then he
stepped into the living room and was confronted with a tight, toned ass in
skintight leggings.
All the
parts of him that had been asleep fired to life. Jonas sucked in a deep breath
as JJ shifted her position at the window, the globes of her ass bouncing
slightly with the movement.  His dick
tried to follow her. It should have been a welcome diversion. Hell, at least he
wasn’t depressed and feeling the sting of failure anymore. But this was JJ. The
woman lived to torment him. So as spectacular as that ass was, it was the last
thing he wanted to see in the middle of the night coming off a tough case.
“Why are
you still awake?”
It came out
harsher than he’d intended, but there was no need to apologize. JJ didn’t
offend easily, probably because she thrived on insults and could throw out
verbal daggers with the best of them. As he’d expected, she merely turned her
head slightly to acknowledge his presence before turning back to the night sky,
dismissing him.
“Why can’t
you mind your own business?” she asked in a deceptively sweet voice.
Never mind
that just a few moments ago, Jonas had wanted nothing more than to climb into
bed without having to engage anyone. Now he stepped farther into the room,
instinctively drawn to her. There was just something about Jessica Jones that
he could not resist. It was sick in a way, but he got off on fighting with her.
That smart mouth and those killer curves were the perfect combination to make
his dick hard while simultaneously pissing him off.
It was a
heady combination.
“What would
be the fun in that?” Jonas asked, speaking truthfully.
She turned
from whatever it was that was holding her attention outside and eyed him with a
sneer. “I would ask if you had a hot date but that’s doubtful. Jackasses really
aren’t in this season.”
Now that
hurt. “Women love me.”
She sniffed
and slid him a sidelong glance. “Frankly, I don’t see the appeal. But then
again there are people who like candy corn and peeps. There’s really no
accounting for taste…or lack thereof.”
“Hey! Candy
corn is awesome.” Jonas might have to rethink his taste in women if she was
dogging on candy corn. How could you not enjoy something that was pure
high-octane sugar?  “You’re probably just
too bitter to enjoy it.”
Her eyes
flashed and for a moment there was something behind the look that made him
regret his choice of words. “Too bad for you, you’ll never have a taste.” Her
words carried a hint of hurt with them and he wanted to bite off his tongue.
They
snarked at each other and played fast and loose with their words, but he would
never actually want to hurt her. It bothered him that he even could. In his mind,
JJ was as invincible as her comic book character namesake, and finding a chink
in her armor was both disturbing and endearing.
“I’m sorry,
I didn’t mean anything by that.”
“Whatever.
You’re probably right. I’ll leave the sweetness to you. I just happen to like
my men a little bit…stronger with a hint of a bite. Same way I like my
whiskey.”
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M. Malone
NYT & USA Today bestselling author M. Malone lives in
the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and their two sons. She holds a
master’s degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be
scandalized by how she’s using her expensive education.
Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million
ebooks in her two series, THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since
starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella
“Teasing Trent,” her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA
Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.
She’s now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in
her pajamas.
Nana Malone
USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone’s love of all
things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel
she “borrowed” from her cousin.
It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a
precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since.
With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was
only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin,
Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit
as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.

Perilous Trust by Barbara Freethy

 

 

 

In PERILOUS TRUST, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy brings you the first book in a new romantic suspense series! OFF THE GRID: An FBI Series offers five breath-stealing books filled with action-packed plot, heart-stopping romance, and page-turning suspense.

It was one dark night that brought Damon Wolfe and Sophie Parker together. They were two tortured souls, looking for escape, and they weren’t supposed to see each other ever again…

Four years later, Sophie’s FBI father, who is also Damon’s mentor, is killed in a suspicious car crash after leaving Sophie a cryptic message to trust no one from the agency. When Damon shows up looking for her, she isn’t sure if he’s friend or enemy, but she knows he could easily rip apart what is left of her heart.

The last thing Damon wants is to get involved with Sophie again. It was hard enough to walk away the first time. But she’s in trouble, her father’s reputation is under attack, and the lives of his fellow agents are at stake if there’s a traitor in their midst.

When someone starts shooting at them, they have no choice but to go on the run and off the grid. Everyone in their world becomes a suspect. They want to uncover the truth, but will it turn out to be the last thing they expect? Proving her father’s innocence might just cost them their hearts…and their lives…

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This is a first time for me reading a Barbara Freethy book, but I was hooked upon reading the book blurb so I thought I’d give it a try. I’m a big fan of suspense mixed with crime and romance. I’m definitely glad I picked this up, and I’ll be reading more!

Sophie is an archeology teacher at NYU and has a father who is a big deal FBI agent at Quantico. She gets a cryptic voice mail from her father about a key and he tells her to trust no one, especially fellow agents. A one-night stand from years ago named Damon Wolf is bound and determined to protect her, but she doesn’t know who to trust.

This was just a well-written story with lots of twists and turns. Who’s bad? Who’s good? Who killed Sophie’s father? There’s also lots of hot and steamy romance! I’m looking forward to the next installment!

5 Sexy Stars!

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“Why did you run away from your apartment, your friends, your father’s coworkers? Why did you just disappear, Sophie?” Damon asked.

“Because someone killed my dad.”

“It’s possible it was an accident.”

“You don’t believe that any more than I do.”

“Maybe not, but I think something specific spooked you.”

“You mean like the two men I saw going into my apartment building?”

“You saw the men who broke into your apartment?” he asked in surprise.

“I don’t know if they were the ones, but they could have been.”

“What did they look like?”

“Law enforcement, maybe—I don’t know.”

Damon stared back at her, and she could see him running through her words in his head. “Why would you be afraid of law enforcement when your father is FBI?”

“Gut instinct,” she lied, knowing she wouldn’t have been afraid at all if her father hadn’t told her to be. “And it looks like I was right to run. If I’d gone to my apartment, who knows what would have happened?”

His lips drew into a hard line. “Look, Sophie, I want to help you.”

“Why? Why on earth would you want to help me?”

His gaze darkened, and the air sizzled between them as they found themselves back in a place probably neither of them wanted to revisit, but they were there all the same.

“We’re not friends,” she said quickly, needing to break the tension. “We’re not anything. We haven’t seen each other in four years. Why do you care where I am, what I’m doing? Is it because of loyalty to my dad? That has to be it, right? Nothing else could have made you drive all the way up here.”

“I should have called you after that night,” he said.

“I’m not looking for an apology.”

“Aren’t you?”

“No. Maybe. No,” she said, hating to sound so uncertain. “None of that is important now. I have bigger problems.”

“Then let’s talk about now,” he said, relief in his eyes as he changed the subject. “I respected your father. He was a mentor to me. I owe him for that, and I know that he would want me to help you. He trusted me, and I hope you can trust me, too.”

“I don’t know if my father trusted you,” she said, shaking her head.

Surprise and anger flared in his eyes. “Why would you say that?”

“Because he told me not to trust anyone from the bureau, and since you’re an agent, that includes you. Please, just go. Just leave me alone,” she pleaded, desperate to get him out of the cabin before she did something even more stupid—like start to trust him. “I’ll disappear. I’ll go somewhere no one else knows about. You don’t have to worry about me. You’ve done your duty. You came after me. You did that for my dad. Now do something for me—leave me alone. You’ve managed it for four years. You can keep going.”

His mouth tightened. “I’m not leaving you alone. You won’t be safe. You can’t get help from a friend, because you’ll put them in danger, and even if you are very careful, you’ll make a mistake. You don’t know how to stay off the radar, but I do. You’re going to have to trust someone at some point. You’re going to have to put your anger aside and let it be me.”

Before she could answer, she was suddenly hit with a shower of glass from the nearby window.

What the hell had just happened?

Another pane blew out, and something whizzed by her ear.

Damon grabbed her arm and pulled down as a third window exploded.

Someone was shooting at her!

 

 

 

 

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of 60 novels ranging from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women’s fiction. Traditionally published for many years, Barbara opened Fog City Publishing in 2011 and has since sold over 7 million books! Twenty-three of her titles have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists, including one title, SUMMER SECRETS, which hit #1 on the NYT. In 2014 Barbara was named the Amazon KDP Bestselling Author of all time! She was also the first Indie writer to sell over a million books on Barnes and Noble.

Known for her emotional and compelling stories of love, family, romance and suspense, Barbara is a six-time finalist and two-time winner in the Romance Writers of America acclaimed RITA contest for her novels DANIEL’S GIFT and THE WAY BACK HOME.

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Under His Protection (Brie’s Submission #14) by Red Phoenix

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Misunderstood Hero
Faelan is a passionate Master with a hidden past that holds him hostage.

Having his heart recently broken, he accepts the challenge of keeping Brie safe and vows to protect her by
Any.
Means.
Necessary.

But when a curvy little sub catches his eye at the Haven, he is forced to choose loyalty over love.

His allegiance lies with his friends at The Center, and the time has come to prepare their rescue of Rytsar Durov—one of their own

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It’s so hard to believe that we are up to book 14! It’s been quite an amazing journey with Brie and Sir Thane Davis. Not to mention all of the other wonderful people we’ve met along the way, mostly yummy doms like Master Anderson, Tono Nosaka, Marquis Grey, and of course our favorite Russian dom, Rytsar Durov, who’s now in a bit of trouble.

Hopefully, you’ve all been reading the series since book one, because there is so much going on! I’m not going to give away too much here as I don’t want to ruin the experience for anyone, but you really should get this series. It’s just that great!

I will say, Mary…definitely gone off the high dive board and into that deep end. I was a wee bit disappointed that we were introduced to Kylie and didn’t get very much of her. (You’ll have to get the book to find out!) But, I gained a whole new respect for Faelan in this book. I was hot and cold with him previously, but it’s the Brie-spell! And Ohhh The End! Thank goodness we don’t have to wait too long to find out what happens!

5 Domalicious Stars!

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Excerpt:

 

“I have selected a rather self-indulgent request tonight. You see, there is a sub in the audience I’ve had my eye on for a while. Tonight, I will be playing out her fantasy…”

He pulled out the note and read it, making a few changes in the wording. “This sub would like to be tied up so she is completely vulnerable to my favorite instruments.” He saw Kylie perk up. Staring directly at her, he continued, “She also stated ‘I want to know his Dominant touch and not be able to do anything about it.”

Kylie stared at him with a stunned expression as the other subs in the crowd looked at her with envy.

“Would you step forward and join me?” Faelan asked, holding out his hand to her.

Kylie’s eyes widened, but she didn’t make a move.

Faelan cocked his head and smiled, waiting patiently.

Kylie approached him, looking like a deer caught in the headlights. He kept his gaze on her, making sure they didn’t lose eye contact. When she was close enough, he took her hand to pull her to him.

The moment their skin touched she audibly gasped.

Leaning in, he asked in a low whisper, “Do you really want to scene with me tonight or should I let you go?”

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Sapphire by J.A. Low

 

Title: Sapphire
Series: Bratva Jewels #1

Author: J A Low

Publisher: Hachette Australia

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 30, 2017


Blurb
An unconventional love is tested to its limits in this
completely immersive dark ménage suspense, for fans of JL Perry and Pepper
Winters.
Mateo is used to being in the spotlight, he craves it in
everything he does . . . except when it comes to his love life – that is firmly
in the closet.
Tomas shuns the spotlight, the one he was born into, he
wants nothing to do with it or his high-flying family who now reject him for
his choices in love.
But Tomas’ and Mateo’s carefully constructed lives are
turned inside out when they discover a beautiful, battered woman on their
doorstep. The woman with the sapphire eyes has no memory of who she is or how
she got there. She doesn’t know about the Bratva Jewels – the Russian mafia’s
most desired escorts – or how her story intersects with theirs. Can Tomas and
Mateo help her remember before the men who are after her find her first?
The first standalone book in the BRATVA JEWELS series from
the author of the DIRTY TEXAS books, JA Low.
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I’m a big fan of menagè books, especially when it’s two guys, what’s not to love about that? When it’s two guys who are already in a relationship with each other? Well….then it has to be really good for me to be interested in it. I know I’m probably one of the few women who don’t get off on MM books, but that’s me.
Sapphire caught my attention right from the beginning, told in first-person in all three of the character’s views, it’s a story with sex, love, and suspense. We have Tomas and Mateo, who are partners but act as best friends and room mates in public due to Mateo’s career and Tomas’s family. Enter Zoe, they find her beaten and almost dead in front of their home. When she wakes, the only thing she ends up knowing is her age and her name on discharge, so the guys take her home with them. Zoe is attracted to the guys, and she’s quite surprised to find out they feel the same way, they are bi!
But Zoe remembers bits and pieces of her past, and when she learns who she is and what she was running from, the real danger begins. Can Tomas and Mateo keep Zoe safe, or will she end up back in the clutches of the evil men who she escaped from?
This was a great read, with 2 really hot latin lovers and one very spunky and heroic woman who falls for her rescuers! A definite keeper!
5 Shining Stars

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Author Bio

 

JA Low lives in Canberra, Australia. When she’s not writing
steamy scenes, she’s tending to her husband and two sons, and dreaming up the
next epic romance. Jess is the author of the Dirty Texas series and the Bratva
Jewels series.

 

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Bullets & Bonfires by Autumn Jones Lake

Today we have the blog tour for Bullets & Bonfires by Autumn Jones Lake! Check it out and grab your copy today!

Title: Bullets & Bonfires

Author: Autumn Jones Lake

 

About Bullets & Bonfires:

The one man she’s always wanted is now the sexy sheriff of their hometown.

Battered but not broken, grad student Brianna Avery returns to the childhood home she abandoned four years ago. With her abusive ex behind bars, Bree needs the summer to relax and recover before returning to school. But her overprotective brother decides she needs someone to babysit her in his absence, and he picks the one person guaranteed to drive her nuts.

She’s the one woman he can’t have.

Telling Bree no has never been easy. Four years ago, Liam Hollister did it to preserve his friendship with his best friend—Brianna’s brother. Now, no matter how she tempts him, he’s determined to do the right thing. As deputy sheriff of their rural area, Liam is torn between protecting Brianna and wanting her for himself.

Take a risk or lose the chance.

Spending so much time alone together challenges them both. Old feelings and hurts resurface immediately. With each hot, sweaty day it’s harder to deny their attraction.

It’s going to be a long, hot summer.

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Bullets and Bonfires is a friends to lovers story, and it’s a best friend’s little sister story. I typically try very hard to avoid most of the common tropes, mostly because I have read them so much, and because they are usually overplayed. However, the blurb for this dragged me in, so I read.

We have the small town sheriff, Liam who is charged with keeping an eye out for his best friend’s little sister, Bree. Of course we all know where this is leading. But Bree has just gotten out of a pretty bad abusive relationship, and he’s in jail. He’s also got an angry brother. So we know things are going to start spicing up. I really liked the relationship between these two because Liam is such an alpha. Plus, there are lots of bad guy moments for us to savor for those of us who like suspense.

My only complaint is that the beginning was a bit confusing as to what exactly was going on, other than that, a very enjoyable read.

4 Shooting Stars

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Bullets & Bonfires is a complete stand-alone, but if you’re familiar with my Lost Kings MC series, Teller and Murphy make brief appearances throughout.

 

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Autumn believes true love stories never end. She’s easily amused, a procrastinator and loves romances with true alpha heroes who cherish the sassy women they fall in love with. Her past lives include baking cookies, slinging shoes, and practicing law. Playing with her imaginary friends is her favorite job so far. Autumn prefers to write her romances on the classy side of dirty, and she’s a sucker for a filthy-talking, demanding alpha male hero. The bigger the better.

 

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A Dead Man’s Pulse: Trident Security Omega Team Book 1 by Samantha A. Cole

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Marine First Sergeant Logan “Cowboy” Reese was rescued hours before he would’ve met the same fate as his five murdered teammates in Afghanistan. Returning to the US and civilian life hadn’t been part of his plans at this stage of his career, but dealing with PTSD forced his hand. However, an unexpected job offer with Trident Security, a private firm in Tampa, has him finding a purpose in life again, but will his flashbacks destroy a promising future altogether?

Officer Dakota Swift has worked hard to prove she belongs on Tampa PD with the big boys and has been trying to get assigned to the Special Operations Division. A local, serial killer, targeting submissives in the BDSM lifestyle, gives her the opportunity to get her feet wet in undercover work. She’s assigned to the joint task force between TPD, the FBI, and Trident Security, but can she survive her attraction to her new partner, Logan?

The operatives of Trident Security have a keen interest of catching the “Kink Killer” as the heads of the company also own a BDSM club, The Covenant. Until his identity is discovered, no woman in the lifestyle community is safe. With the body count rising, will the killer be caught before someone from The Covenant becomes the next victim?

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Samantha A Cole introduced us to the hot, sexy, and dominant Alpha’s of Trident Security’s Alpha Team, and it’s been quite the amazing ride. The Sawyer brother’s have amassed an elite team of ex-military and ex-police members that do everything from protect princesses, to thwart members of ISIS. But their latest job hits them close to home.

Ian Sawyer has recruited Marine and ex-POW Logan ‘Cowboy’ Reese as a member of the newly formed Omega team for Trident. Provided he get his ‘self’ together including his PTSD. Losing all of his teammates but one has made survivor’s guilt strong, not to mention a whole new meaning of the term ‘War is H**l.’ But with a great therapist and some help from a 6 year old, he finally joins the team.

Dakota Swift keeps getting passed over for special ops in the Tampa Police Department and she knows it’s because of her father. The ex-cop has never approved of her being on the force, but one day she’s called up by the new commander of the SOD team for a special assignment, help Trident Security take down the Kink Killer. A dom who has been kidnapping subs and whipping them to death. After a failed pairing with another agent, she’s paired up with ‘Cowboy’.

This is the book lots of Trident fans have been waiting for. I know I have! The Kink Killer has been at it for quite a while, and a few doms have come up as suspects. I will say I spent quite a long time trying to figure out who the killer was, and boy, I was far off the mark. I loved watching how the dommes helped Logan deal with his PTSD (Jake too!) And the relationship between Logan and Dakota, (Ok, I wasn’t crazy over the nickname he gave her.) was wonderful to watch as it grew! Just a fantastic book in the Trident series, but not surprising knowing Samantha’s talent!

5 Salutory Stars!

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