Boys of Brighton Blog Tour & Giveaway

Gabe
Boys of Brighton Book 1
by M. Tasia
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Fifth-generation firefighter Gabe Mason saves Johnny from the flames of an office
building fire, and Johnny will save Gabe from himself.
UNQUENCHABLE
Gabe Mason is a fifth-generation firefighter unable to move forward with
his life after a devastating betrayal two years earlier. Graphic
designer Johnny Jeffrey relocated to Brighton, Texas, to flee
persecution and fear, and to begin living again on his own terms. The
two meet amidst fire and smoke, and soon Johnny is in Gabe’s arms,
right where he should be. The connection is palpable, undeniable, and
hot, and healing from the past is within reach of both men. And yet,
the office-building blaze that brought them together is only the
beginning of their struggles. Not family, not faith, not a lunatic’s
rage. It took a fire to bring Gabe and Johnny together. Nothing will
tear them apart.
Sam’s Soldiers
Boys of Brighton Book 2
Emergency room nurse Samuel Mason is offered a ménage relationship with two
ex-military men and discovers a love more dangerous—and more
exquisite—than he anticipated.

Welcome back to Brighton, Texas. Where any man can find home.
THE POWER OF THREE
As an emergency room nurse at Brighton General, Samuel Mason spends most
of his days caring for the sick and injured, and his nights alone.
Until now.
Jack “ Spider” Forrester and Dante Snow have arrived. Retired from the
Army, they provide protection to those in need. They’ve come to
Brighton to guard Sam’s cousin from a dire threat, but it’s Sam’s
world they turn inside out. Jack wears his heart on his sleeve but is
no pushover, and Dante is scarred from a past he’d sooner forget.
They two are partners in all things, from the bedroom to the office
to the street, and they want Sam to join them…for as long as
they’re in town. But there is danger ahead, and not just from the
type of men these skilled, muscled heroes have sworn to take down.
The danger of falling in love.
Rick’s
Bear
Boys
of Brighton Book 3
Welcome back to Brighton, Texas. Where any man can find home.
A DEN OF THEIR OWN
Clem “Bear” Mitchell owns the only diner in Brighton and prefers to be
left alone. After growing up in—and barely escaping—one of the
toughest motorcycle gangs out of Chicago, he just wants peace.
Librarian Rick Johansson is the same. Due to his anxiety, he has
always lived on the outskirts of society, finding it far safer to
stay in the stacks. But no man is an island, and when the two are
thrust together by dangerous events playing out around them, they see
that life is better together. The tattooed, bear of a biker and the
quiet, unassuming librarian will soon show the residents of Brighton
that the local bookworm can teach an old bear new tricks.
Jesse
Boys of Brighton Book 4
Welcome back to Brighton, Texas. Where any man can find home.
HEATING UP
Royce Evans has worked as a paramedic in Brighton since graduating college.
After the accident, though, his life seemed over. His husband died.
Then he met Jesse. Handsome, brave, loving—the short-order cook is
everything Royce desires. Everything he’d thought forever gone. Now
Jesse’s tan, muscled body has brought him back to life, and nothing
is going to shut that down. Not his own fears of heartbreak. Not
Jesse’s past, or the fact that he ran from it. And definitely not
Jesse’s crazy violent family, the Redemption Squad.
Coop
Boys of Brighton Book 5
Running from parents who didn’t know how to love him and a past he’d
sooner forget, private security contractor “Coop” Stenson must
protect from danger the unexpected happiness he finds with beautiful
but accident-prone Matthew Whitton.

CATCH ME WHEN I FALL
King of the one-night stand, Coop Stenson knows his warped upbringing and
chosen profession with the Sentinels, a private security team, has
conditioned him to avoid romantic attachments. Yet when
accident-prone Matthew Whitton literally falls into his life, one
thing is abundantly clear: Matt deserves more than a man-slut.
Matthew’s love is overpowering, and just as Coop is ready to take the plunge,
having fought its inevitable pull for as long as he could, an old
nemesis targets the partners of the Sentinels. So keeping Matt safe
is about more than just another job or set of logistics. It’s about
the rest of his life.
Travis
Boys of Brighton Book 6
BEAUTY…
After living on the streets and in his car, Travis has found a home in
Brighton, Texas. His job as a cook at the local diner pays enough for
him to afford a small apartment, and, for the first time in years,
he’s able to feed his passion, buying a few art supplies so he can
sketch. He’s safe, and, oddly enough, feels accepted in this small
town. And, for reasons he cannot fathom, Bo Mason, a gorgeous cop,
seems interested. While flattered, Travis knows if his secrets are
revealed, Bo won’t want to have a damn thing to do with the likes of
Travis Boone.
IS MORE THAN SKIN DEEP
From the moment he saw the new blue-eyed cook at Brighton’s diner, Bo
Mason fell. Hard. And while getting close to Travis Boone has been
like gentling a terrified animal, Bo knows there’s a special person
hiding behind those small smiles and closely guarded secrets. Slowly,
Bo starts to peel back the layers cocooning Travis and learns the
heart of an angel beats inside the most beautiful man Bo has ever known.
Grady
Boys of Brighton Book 7
WATCH OUT FOR
After coming out, Grady Reynolds is disowned by his family, and is forced
to leave his job in the Dallas PD. Becoming an officer in the small
town of Brighton, Grady has to start over while feeling adrift and
alone. When he meets firefighter Ben Mason, life takes a sudden,
happy turn until Ben tells Grady they have to keep their relationship
on the DL. After months of loving a man who thinks of him as no more
than a booty call, Grady has had enough and wants out.
THE WRECKING BALL
Ben Mason loves Grady Reynolds like crazy. But Ben can’t tell his lover
how he feels. He can’t acknowledge him in public. He can’t claim him
as his own. Ben wants to tell Grady the truth, but the danger in that
is deadly, and Ben won’t risk it. But peril and menace find Grady
anyway, and Ben’s lies and deception come crashing down around him.
Just when he thinks he’s lost everything, he learns that a love as
deep as theirs can survive anything.
Vincent
Boys of Brighton Book 8
ONLY THE STRONG
When he moved to Brighton, novelist Tristan Michaels was thrilled to leave
his past behind. Trauma and danger had shattered his world and almost
ruined his life. When everything finally seems to be settling down,
he becomes embroiled in his best friend’s drama, which leads to
more danger and…Vincent. And while love at first sight had been the
stuff of Tristan’s books, when he meets Vincent fantasy became reality.
SURVIVE
Vincent Greyson has spent his life fighting for what’s right, first as a
Navy Seal, and now as a member of the elite team known as the
Sentinels. When he meets Tristan Michaels, Vincent knows his heart
will always belong to this magnetic, special man. But love and
patience is tested when horrible fates keep befalling Tristan, and
Vincent vows that he’d do anything for his love, even leave the Sentinels.
Shadow
Boys of Brighton Book 9
THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO…
Imagine knowing your family hates you and has no problem sending you away to
be abused – to die alone. Randy Reynolds was living that reality
until he was saved by a man called Shadow. What Randy learned about
himself and the people who were supposed to love him was nothing
short of horrific. What he found with the Sentinels and Shadow was
everything miraculous.
IS FACE THE TRUTH
Jake Kennedy’s past haunts him. Ghosts drove him into the shadows until
he became Shadow. Unseen and not really there, he lived his life
without any connections but for the Sentinels, the team that saved
him from oblivion. Then a mission changed his life and forced him to
shed the shroud that kept his heart from feeling. Now, for Randy
Reynolds, Jake will come out of the shadows, he’ll be present and
whole instead of the man who had kept himself hidden for twenty years.
**New Release!!**
The Holidays
Boys of Brighton Book 10
It’s the holiday season in Brighton, Texas, and there’s a wedding too –
everyone is invited to share in the love all these men have found.
‘Tis The Season
Some had waited years to find “the one,” while others had given
up on love and had closed themselves off from feeling anything. But
each of these men have found the person that makes them whole, gives
them hope and strength to face whatever life throws at them, and to
show them what love really means. Welcome to the holidays in
Brighton, Texas. Sit down and stay a spell. We invite you to soak up
the joy of the season with your favorite lovers.

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M. Tasia, is an author who lives in Ontario, Canada. She’s a member of
the Romance Writers of America and its chapter, the Toronto Romance
Writers. Michelle is a dedicated people watcher, lover of romance
novels, 80’s rock, and happy endings, who grew up with a love of
reading. Mother of three wonderful children, wife to one
understanding husband and servant to two spoiled furry children who
don’t seem to realize, that they’re actually cats.

 

Michelle writes both contemporary and paranormal romance and believes love
should be celebrated. After all, we deserve to have romance,
excitement, intrigue and passion in our lives.
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Sins of Rory Macleod Blog Tour

The Sins of Rory MacLeod
MacLeods of Skye Book 2
by J R Salisbury
Genre: Historical Romance
A riveting tale of family, love, and betrayal.
Left jilted at the altar by his bride, Rory MacLeod, the Duke of Skye and
chief of the MacLeod clan finds himself becoming the subject of
unsavory gossip.
Marriage to a respectable young lady of impeccable breeding is the only way
Rory can hope to silence the gossips.
Licking his wounds, he returns to London for the upcoming session of
Parliament and Season. He brings with him his sister Lily. It will be
her first season and one which Rory intends to find a bride of his
own. He doesn’t have to look far.
Victoria, the Duke of Hargrove’s daughter, catches more than his eye the
moment he meets her. She is everything his duchess needs to be. She
is smart, beautiful and devoted to Rory. Not even his darkest secret
can sway her.
The bliss of married life is ripped apart by betrayal of the worst kind.
His sister is kidnapped and forced into a marriage with only one
purpose. Money. Even worse is who is behind it all.
With his own reputation and that of his family and clan at stake, Rory
must carefully negotiate his sister’s return without the world
finding out about his secret. Not only could it bring shame to
everyone he holds dear, it would mean his ruination and worse.
**On Sale for .99 cents!!**
Donnan’s Rose
MacLeods of Skye Book 1
As the fourth MacLeod son, Donnan MacLeod does not have to take on the
responsibilities his older siblings do. He is free to keep his
business private. As a privateer he sails the channel looking for
smugglers. Very elite smugglers.
It’s not until he returns to Skye for his mother’s birthday when Donnan
begins to lose control of his life. And it’s all because of a woman,
the one woman he’s loved since childhood. The woman he desires above
all others – that is should he ever think of taking a wife.
Rosalind, strong willed and opinionated far more than most, she is determined
to find out what it is Donnan is hiding. Never before had they kept
things from each other, but Rosalind is convinced he’s keeping
something huge from her.
Everything changes in the blink of an eye.
Stowing away in the back of Donnan’s coach, Rosalind changes their lives
forever. The adventure begins…
**On Sale for .99 cents!!**
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I’ve always been a creative individual. Writing is just a facet of that creativity…
My careers in public relations in and around the
entertainment industry, photography, editing, artist
management, modeling and special event planning all elevated my
passion for writing, not to mention gave me a treasure trove for
story lines.
I write women’s fiction; contemporary
romance (as Jamie Salisbury) and historical romance (as JR Salisbury)
which is ever evolving. I am fortunate enough that writing (and
marketing of said product(s)) is my full-time job, although I always
have one or two other projects going at the same time.
I now live in a suburb of Atlanta. Some of my other interests include
photography, equestrianism, reading, and of course, travel.
I sincerely hope my writing will entertain, enlighten, and inspire
others to pick up the pen and pursue their own dreams. I love to be
contacted by readers, writers, and history buffs.
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No Cowboys, No Angels Blog Tour

No Cowboys No Angels
The Mystery Angel Romances Book 1
by Petie McCarty
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Kellen Brand’s inheritance turns out to be a whopper—
one dilapidated farm in West Virginia and one guardian angel!
Since Kellen is convinced no sane woman would choose to live in Riverside,
she vows to sell her farm and quick. Her handsome neighbor Luke
Kenyon must block the farm sale or risk exposure of his family’s
secrets. While Kellen has located one potential buyer, she faces a
town full of objectors. Someone is trying to frighten her off, and
Luke is forced to step in and rescue her more than once.
Unfortunately,
Kellen can’t seem to stay out of trouble. She stumbles onto a
clandestine hazardous-waste-dumping operation next to her farm, and
she prays Luke has one more rescue up his sleeve. It’s her only hope
of staying alive.
Unless her mother really did leave her a guardian angel . .
Petie spent a large part of her career working at Walt Disney World — “The
Most Magical Place on Earth” — where she enjoyed working in the
land of fairy tales by day and creating her own romantic fairy tales
by night, including her new series, The Cinderella Romances. She
eventually said good-bye to her “day” job to write her
stories full-time. These days Petie spends her time writing sequels
to her regency time travel series, Lords in Time, and her
cozy-mystery-with-a-dash-of-romantic-suspense series, the Mystery
Angel Romances.
Petie shares her home on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee with her
horticulturist husband, a spoiled-rotten English Springer spaniel
addicted to pimento-stuffed green olives, and a noisy Nanday conure
named Sassy who made a cameo appearance in Angel to the Rescue.
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Vandervilles Blog Tour & Giveaway

When Beauty Met the Beast
Vandervilles #1
by Khardine Gray
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Beneath the luxurious lifestyle and the glamor of fame and fortune held by
the Vandervilles, lies a dangerous web of secrets and a twisted tale
of passion, and suspense.
With wealth, power, and beauty in abundance their dominant name
prevails.
But trouble is about to come their way and throw their lives into
turmoil.
One man consumed with the quest for revenge seeks to ruin their lives and
destroy them one by one.
Witness the brilliantly vindictive plan to bring down Benjamin Vanderville,
the deceitful precarious States Attorney of California and his wife
Regina, reigning queen of the fashion world.
Fall in love with the warmth of romance that blossoms between Wade
Vanderville and Chloe Matthews.
And walk the road of betrayal as Taylor Vanderville discovers where
loyalties lie.
The riveting tale of When Beauty Met the Beast will
grip you and captivate you right from the start…
**Only .99 cents!!**
Secrets and Lies
Vandervilles #2
Simmering secrets and lies burst into a tempestuous roil in Secrets and Lies.
Discover who gets burned and who, if anyone, makes it through
unscathed.
Stability Rocked
As Wade’s whirlwind romance with Chloe starts to stabilize, his
ex-girlfriend turns up desperate to destroy what firm ground the two
have forged. Wade’s love for Chloe has grown so deep that he’ll
do anything to protect what he has with her – even if it means
spinning a new web of lies.
The Agony of Betrayal
Still reeling from the double betrayal of her father and lover, Taylor
barely regains her feet… only to fall in love all over again with
her cheating lover. The attraction is so strong she can’t stop
herself, even though she knows she must.
Matriarch and Mother
Seeing her daughter suffering is breaking Regina’s heart. She yearns to
give all the help she can but… Ben is scheming to use Runway to
financially back his bid for Governor. Will her struggles to keep her
family safe come at the expense of her daughter?
Murder!
Wade finally gives in and goes to his ex even though he knows he
shouldn’t. But she’s dead and the cops finger him as the killer.
Only the real killer is still on the loose and hunting…
Into the Rabbit Hole
Vandervilles #3
Chaos Reigns
Wade’s been arrested, a killer is on the loose, and Ben’s crimes are
catching up with him. Will anyone in this family emerge from the
chaos unscathed?
Murder Mystery
Chloe and Wesley dig deep to discover what is really going on and to prove
Wade’s innocence. The deeper they dig the more the shocking truth
becomes visible. Will they discover the man behind the drama? What
happens if they do?
No Longer Hidden
The light finally shines of the crimes that Ben has committed, but
unleashes more trouble. As always Regina is caught in the middle, but
this time it’s worse. She doesn’t know where she’ll begin to
fix things.
Forgive and Forget?
Can Taylor forgive, forget, and finally move on? Will she be able to see
the world with the fresh clear eyes that only forgiveness of a
betrayal can give? Will she be able to trust again?
Kiss and Make Up
Can Chloe accept Wade’s past and all the chaos ebb to allow the deep,
romantic love they so richly deserve?
Follow the twists and turns to the stunning conclusion of Into The Rabbit
Hole!
Khardine Gray is a contemporary romance author who lives in England with her
husband, two kids, and three crazy ferrets.
She is well traveled, cultured, and a woman with a passion for dancing
and ice skating.
When not writing you can catch her shopping, indulging on pizza and hot
chocolate, or hanging out with her family and friends.
No need to spend money on an airline ticket. Simply pick up one of
Khardine’s books to become immersed in the fascinating stories and
characters she creates.
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Dressing Mr. Dalton Blog Tour

Dressing Mr. Dalton
by Charlotte Byrd
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Women who color their own hair do not go out with movie stars!”
So, what am I doing going on a date with him?
I’m a wardrobe stylist with a resume full of fake job experience (when my
resume was accurate no one wanted to hire me). I drive a crappy car
and I have $37.58 in my bank account.
He is People’s Sexiest Man Alive who lives in a beach house
(read: mansion) in Malibu.
We are all wrong for each other for a number of reasons.
The main one being: I hate everything about him.
Finn Dalton is arrogant, cocky, and self-involved.
He thinks he’s God’s gift to women and the fact that he has bedded
almost every available (and unavailable) woman in Hollywood supports
that theory.
I hate him…so what am I doing here? Why do I keep saying yes?
Yes, to a date. Yes, to a kiss. Yes, to this.
And what happens when the one person who is all wrong is the only one
who’s right?
**This is a standalone contemporary romance.
Charlotte Byrd is the bestselling author of many contemporary romance novels.
She lives in Southern California with her husband, son, and a crazy
toy Australian Shepherd. She loves books, hot weather and crystal blue waters.
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Taming Fire Blog Tour & Giveaway

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Taming Fire
Braving the Heat Book 2
by Leora Gonzales
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Steam
Yoga instructor Louise Pine is the ultimate caretaker. Everyone around her
seems to have an emergency, but Lou hasn’t met a fire she couldn’t
put out—until she’s faced with the hunky, bossy firefighter who
crashes into her own backyard—and her life. No one tells Lou what
to do, yet somehow the guy’s take-charge style makes her tingle . . .
Simmer
Phoenix “Nix” Jones is used to calling the shots, whether he’s dealing
with his younger siblings or taking on a dangerous blaze. Luckily,
the fire at Lou’s is a false alarm. But the heat the fit and feisty
woman ignites is far from dying out . . .
Afterglow
As the sparks turn into 5-alarm passion, can two strong-willed people
end up engulfed by love—or will they crash and burn?
**can easily be read as a standalone!**
Simmering Heat
Braving the Heat Book 1
Where there’s smoke . . .
Spark
Growing up as the privileged daughter of two doctors, Jasmine Kingford always
thought the housekeeper’s son was hot—and the feeling was mutual.
But back then there were lines they couldn’t cross. Good thing
they’re all grown up now—and in the same wedding party . . .
Blaze
As best man for a fellow firefighter, Leo Trask is floored to discover
the maid-of-honor is a blast from his past. One that ignites
fireworks that have been brewing for years. Soon enough, he and
Jasmine are having a very private, all-night-long celebration of
their own—and it’s clear neither wants it to end there . . .
Wildfire
Jasmine’s all too happy to finally shed her pampered princess demeanor with
Leo. What she finds is a connection—and a complication—she didn’t
expect. Leo’s the opposite of the nine-to-five guy she planned on.
She wants a nursing career, kids, and a man who’s home by
dinnertime. Leo’s an irresistible bad boy with a dangerous,
unpredictable job. And he’s everything she never knew she wanted,
and more . . .
Melting Snow
Braving the Heat Book .5
Hot
Broke college student Winter Snow wants Christmas to be over.
Thanks to her annoying name, this time of year always leaves her
feeling Scrooged. The only cheer she wants is cold hard cash from her
mall cleaning job—until a surprise offer from a hunky firefighter
sparks one sizzling midnight temptation . . .
Hotter
William Holiday needs a replacement elf for his fire station’s fund-raiser.
Convincing Winter she’s perfect for the part—and giving her some
one-on-one training—is a task he’s happy to take on. Because her
irrepressible smarts and luscious curves are making this seductive
Saint Nick want to deliver all night long . . .
Burn
Winter isn’t betting on more than an X-rated Xmas fling. But Will plans to
show her they have more in common than their quirky last names—enough
to keep their wildest holiday wishes coming true . . .
**Only 99 cents!**
Leora Gonzales is an original Kansas girl
who misses the Sunflower State every day. She spends time reading,
writing . . . and making sure her two kids don’t kill themselves or
each other. She’s addicted to tattoos, good food, good company—and
finding lots of reasons to laugh or smile every day.
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New Release: Veritas by Autumn Archer

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Veritas ~ The Unforgettable Series #2

Releases Date: November 30, 2018

by: Autumn Archer

 

 

Blurb

 

Lana had broken her promise.

She left and walked straight into danger.

Her saviour…he rescues her from the hands of a mad man.

Her captor…he imprisons her heart.

Her liberator…he lets her go.

They fall apart under the aftermath of her abduction.

He lets her leave but quickly realises it was the wrong decision.

Danger hides in the shadows and Lana trips into the arms of a sexy Italian stranger, Emilio Falcone…

Will anyone else die?

Will her Saviour, Captor, Liberator come to his senses, or will it be too late for them?

 

Buy Links:

Veritas #2 of the Unforgettable Series 

Verto Veneri #1 of the Unforgettable Series 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I live on the outskirts of Belfast, Northern Ireland. By day, I don high heels and dressy attire for work in the city, where I command a team of professionals. By night, I peel off the boss-babe layers and submerse myself in writing…well actually, I’m always plotting & planning! You will often find me editing or writing during lunch breaks and on the commute to work.

I adore sexy, steamy romance with the occasional hint of darkness – but always with a happily-ever-after.

I’m lucky to have two caring and considerate children, who often sit with me by the lamp light and fill my heart with joy. Then, there’s my husband…the guy who deserves me at my best, because he loves and supports me at my worst. He is the anchor that keeps me calm amidst the creative crazy.

 

 

 

Don’t Hold Back Release Blitz

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Don’t Hold Back

Darkest Desires 2

By Lynn Burke

Publisher: Changeling Press

Heat Level: 4

Release Date: November 30, 2018

BLURB:

Kelly Sadel has lived her life by a feels-o-meter since showing emotion as a kid was a big no-no. A timid analyst and fur baby momma, she avoids anything that stirs up her boring life. Secretly, she crushes on the man who rides the elevator with her every morning—he’s a unicorn amidst an office full of conservative short-hairs. He also sets her nerves on edge, topping her feels-o’meter to the limit, an oh-no in her carefully constructed world.

Accidentally dumping a box of cupcakes on his loafers grabs his unwanted attention, and he isn’t too quick to let go.

Jamison Byrne has worked his way through the submissives at Monique’s club hoping to find his own little subbie. He wants a collared sub, a woman to enjoy mutual pleasure his ropes bring without getting emotionally involved beyond scening.

Manipulation comes easy from years of life beneath a narcissistic asshole’s thumb, and Jamison finally gets Kelly to relent—but with her only agreeing to be friends. Jamison sweeps in but finds his feet swept beneath him as her nurturing nature opens him in ways he never expected. Sure he has found his “person,” he needs to find a way to share his darker desires and get Kelly to stop holding back and feel. He knows he can set her free, but does she want him to? Can he help her find the courage to face the emotions that come with submitting her body—and heart?

PURCHASE LINKS:

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Amazon: www.amazon.com/dp/B07KG91XYM

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KG91XYM

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PG 13 EXCERPT:

The best part of being an analyst for Kirchoff Energy on the third floor of the office building in downtown Baltimore? Jamison Byrne in all his hot arrogance often hopped aboard the elevator, heading to the fourth floor for Davidoff Finance Corp.

Easily six feet or maybe an inch taller, he was a golden blondie with dark, piercing eyes and full lips that needed to be nibbled. Along with that, he had wide shoulders, a trim waist, and the most perfectly formed backside.

But he wasn’t my type. Nope. I preferred sweet, shy nerds. Not that I dated much. To be honest, I’d had two dates in the previous two years. Sure, I had the usual social media profiles, but the thoughts of signing up for one of those dating sites scared the crap out of me. Friendships were all fine and good — as long as I didn’t have to stomach strong feelings. I couldn’t handle them.

But Jamison… I drooled over him every morning I was lucky enough to share the elevator with him — and the other half-dozen people who stuffed in with us. He carried this mysterious air, a confidence that attracted yet repelled me at the same time. In an office of conservative short hairs, he had longer locks and kept scruff on his jaw… he even smelled damn delicious. A true unicorn in a field of rhinos.

He also set my nerves on edge.

I’d never spoken to him, never touched him, but my hands shook and knees weakened whenever he stepped into the elevator. I’d heard rumors from my co-workers on Friday that the hottie from Davidoff Financial upstairs modeled for romance novel covers. The idea didn’t surprise me — he had the body and look for it — and boy, did I enjoy looking.

Not that I wanted him.

On Monday, one of my coworkers celebrated her fiftieth birthday, so I stopped by a bakery to get black-icing cupcakes. I carried the white box in front of me, so scared of dropping the damn thing that I didn’t take care when entering the elevator. Thinking I’d gone in far enough, I turned, and nailed the person shuffling in behind me with the box.

White cardboard — flimsy as shit — flew from my hands, and in slow motion just like a cartoon, it fell to the floor as I leapt toward the damn thing. “Shit! No!” I bit off the word as the box landed on leather loafers I knew well.

Heat crept up my chest, and I quickly squatted without lifting my head, pushing up my too-big glasses. “I’m so sorry!” I grabbed at the scattered cupcakes, smearing frosting all over my fingers — and his shoes.

“It’s okay.” That low, rumbly tone swept down my spine, straight to the loneliest place on earth, springing dampness to life between my thighs. “Let me help.”

Jamison Byrne in all his slow, seductive sexiness, crouched down in front of me, his jeans tightening across his thighs and showcasing a bulge worth drooling over. No wonder he modeled for romance novels.

My mouth watered, and I snapped my jaw shut to swallow, realizing I stared at his groin. My God. Pure heat flooded my face as the elevator door slid shut with only two others stepping in the join us in the mess I’d made.

“Y-you don’t have to do that,” I told him as our fellow patrons of the elevator shuffled around to stay away from the mess.

Jamison picked up a cupcake and dropped it in the askew box beside me, icing coating one of his fingers.

I wanted to lick it off. No, I just wanted his finger in my mouth.

My insides trembled like a bowl of gelatin, like the final leaves on the trees outside, and I refused to lift my gaze to his face. He was a mere three feet away, if I looked into his eyes, my insides would be wrecked, flooded with feelings topping out my feels-o-meter with its ten limit.

I leaned forward to grab the last cupcake at the same time he did. Our hands brushed, and lightening split my mind, tearing a gasp past my lips. My attention jerked up, my gaze landing on his face.

Dark eyes, so black they should have looked like a shark’s, with a dead and unfeeling gaze. But the intensity of his stare, the heat in those orbs pebbled my skin. My jaw slackened. Brain erupted in chaos, my feels-o-meter spiking beyond a mere ten.

He glanced at the ID hanging around my neck. “Kelly Sadel.”

Did I nod? I couldn’t remember, but I became very conscious of the fact my low-cut blouse revealed the girls spilling from my bra.

“Jamison Byrne.” He held out his hand.

“Y-yes, I know.” My voice shook as badly as my hands as I lifted up a bit to lessen the peek show and then shoved the box’s lid down, rudely ignoring his hand. No way in hell I could touch the man again. He’d already ruined a pair of my panties. “I mean — I don’t know. Er… well, I’ve heard of you, that is. Mr. Byrne of Davidoff Financial.”

His chuckle lit all kinds of butterflies in my stomach, and a shaky smile pullaed at my lips as I fought to control the turmoil in my brain.

“I’m sorry.” Heat flooded my cheeks anew. “I’m so, so sorry.” I struggled to stand, my purse dangling from my forearm, the wrecked box in my hands, my glasses tilting again. “I don’t even have a tissue to offer you for your shoes and I should. Allergy season, you know? The ragweed kills me every time this year.” The box wobbled in my shaking arms.

Jamison grasped my elbow and steadied me, jerking my gaze up to his face again. He towered over my five-foot-two, and his divine scent, spice with a hint of wintergreen… it stuck to my nose, coated my lungs. I couldn’t breathe him in deeply enough.

G-good God. So pretty. So golden. Beautiful, beautiful, boy…

“Steady?” he asked, his lush-looking lips still smiling.

I nodded like a dumb idiot even though I would much rather have said no in the hope his warm hold on my elbow would linger. What would that large hand feel like sliding up my arm to grasp my nape? Would I swoon if he lowered his head and swept his lips over mine? Lips, perfectly bowed and pink… soft looking. Delicious, actually —

© Lynn Burke 2018

ADULT EXCERPT:

He leaned down, close enough my breath caught, and we stopped moving with the music. “Give me the green light, Kelly.”

Mind blank, I blinked.

“If you don’t say no right now, I’m going to kiss you.”

Yes,” I heard myself whisper. He must have read my lips because there’s no way he heard my voice above the band.

Jamison brushed his lips across mine, and everything but the thump of my heart faded to silence. Gentle sweeps of his soft mouth liquefied my bones, and I sagged against his hard chest.

One hand pulled me flush against him as the other cradled my nape, and oh, lordy, did I hang onto his shirt for dear life. He licked along the seam of my lips, and I opened, trembling and near weeping at the pure deliciousness of his kiss. His breath. His clasp on my neck—tender yet…dominant in his hold.

Wintergreen swarmed my senses along with the flavor of his mouth, the sweet, underlying taste of Jamison, and while my body was more than ready to be ravished, the feeling only intensified as the hardness trapped in his jeans pressed against my belly.

Gone. No other word for it. Caught up in a maelstrom of feeling easily topping a ten, I didn’t know what to do or think. Unable to even make a rational decision, I rode the wave, letting him lead.

Too soon, much too damn soon, he pulled back and rested his forehead on mine as we both fought for air. He started swaying again, our bodies still pressed tightly together, his grip on my neck lessening. Eventually, he began soothing his hand down my hair, and I closed my eyes, knowing I’d lost a major battle.

If Jamison asked me to go home with him, I wouldn’t hesitate, the jerk. He hadn’t gotten into my panties, but he sure as hell weaseled his way to the brink where I wanted him to reach inside my waistband and blow my damn mind.

He twisted his fist up in my hair and tipped my head back, the slight sting sending a pulse straight down to my pussy. The intensity in his dark eyes sent another rush of moisture between my thighs. My mind whispered yes to whatever question he planned on tossing out, my body so on board I wanted to cry.

“Dinner?”

What was up with me and the damn blinking? Simple idiot… He had to think that of me.

“Do you want to get some dinner?” he asked again, his lips quirking in a smirk.

I wanted to press against his hard-on and tell him I’d have a dose of that for dinner, but… I’m no notch. “Sure,” I managed.

© Lynn Burke 2018

ABOUT LYNN BURKE:

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Lynn Burke is a full time mother, voracious gardener, and scribbler of spicy romance stories. A country bumpkin turned Bay Stater, she enjoys her chowdah and Dunkin Donuts when not trying to escape the reality of city life.

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Obeying the Rules
by Kitka Buchanan
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Obeying the Rules.
It sounds simple; unless your mind, body and spirit are
sold to the Mistress of The Manor to pay for your crimes.
Nothing is quite what it seems in The Manor.
Cassia rules with an iron fist.
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Cade, Cassia’s enforcer.
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Nova and Gage.
Political prisoners, the thorns in the side of The Master.
Too bold for their own good.
Sterling.
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is your only option.
As a child who moved frequently, Kitka made friends easily with the
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