Saturday, June 30, 2018

Rosemary Michel - Closed Doors


Doors are made to be opened.

At thirty-four, single mom Larissa Malone still feels guilty over her teenage pregnancy. Raising her twins alone, she’s strived for an orderly and stable family life. As a result, men have been few and far between.

But Michael Healy knows exactly what Lari needs and how far she’ll go to get it. Easily persuaded, she agrees to a series of sexual encounters with this near stranger who lives life in the fast lane, and whose passion in and out of the bedroom keeps her coming back for more.
Everything seems perfect in this erotic liaison where fantasy becomes reality, until Larissa finds herself thrust into the middle of a grisly police investigation where her lover is the prime suspect and Lari is his only alibi.

As their lives become intertwined, she discovers that behind Michael’s discreet wealth and overt charm lies an obsessive perfectionist and a brilliant strategist, driven and relentless in getting whatever or whomever he wants. Suddenly she must face a man whose past is rife with heartache and pain, a string of affairs and an ex who is pure poison.

Now Larissa must move through the shadows of her past to face her future and decide if Michael is too dangerous a risk or the ultimate reward.

I've been a police officer for twenty-seven years, half of that as a detective. I wanted to write ever since I read Joseph Wambaugh back in my rookie years. This is my first published work.

Human behavior, with all its twists and turns, fascinates me. I have to know why. What motivates  our choices? Why do people do what they do? How do they wind up in the situation they’re in? And most of all, how do they rationalize it all? That may explain my degree in sociology, my writing, and choosing a career in law enforcement. Being a police officer has certainly given me a unique window on a plethora of vastly different lives.

In the same way, I have to know what motivates my characters and how they justify their choices. It has to make sense, at least to them. I was a reader long before being a writer, and we’re a perspicacious bunch.

I run, meditate and practice yoga, though none as much as I should. I have an unavowed interest in astrology; it’s my Scorpio rising. I over analyze—ironically this is great for me as a writer and a detective. I definitely watched too much TV growing up. I like mixing drinks, but not drinking them and making desserts. In between? No worries, we'll order pizza.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Amongst the Fallen - Char'Lee VanPatten


Left by her family at the Rosebay Mental Asylum Kendel Abrams was labeled as insane. After being set free from the asylum years later, the demons and monsters that had always plagued her returned with a full force. Until HE appeared with the answers to questions that had been tormenting her since this nightmare began over seven years ago.

Rafe, an angel who volunteered to be thrown out of heaven with one-third of his kind, is indeed amongst the fallen. Risking his soul to be thrown into Hell for all eternity, he has spent his time on earth fighting not only the demons who were once his brothers and sister but the impulses of the human body he dwells in as well. Temptations that have become a thousand times harder to resist now that he has met his current assignment, one Kendel Abrams.

Who will survive as they wage into the war that rages among angles, demons, marked and watchers?

There is nothing better than getting lost in a world with characters you not only love but love to hate. Often times we wonder about choices we made in life. What would have happened if I had taken that offer? Or what would it be like if I could start over, without my past, where no one knows me? Then, of course, there is the wonder of what our lives would be like if we more exciting.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Edge Jump by Elizabeth Noble

Brett Rocha retired from pro-hockey while still at the top of his game. Co-owner of a chain of restaurants and an inherited ice skating academy, he seems to have it all. Despite his fame, wealth, and good fortune, though, Brett suddenly finds himself painfully alone. Ex-Olympic figure skating star Rylan Hennessy transitioned to professional ice dancing with Celia, Brett’s sister and Rylan’s lifelong partner on the ice. Then tragedy strikes, and Rylan’s world is turned upside down, too. With the unexpected death of Celia, Brett and Rylan are drawn together through their mutual grief. Their bond strengthens when Brett introduces Rylan to BDSM, a lifestyle Rylan has never experienced before. While the mystery of Celia’s murder still needs to be solved, a second tragedy threatens to tear them apart. Will their relationship survive, or will love be enough to see them through this life altering, harrowing change?

Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into fan fiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with others is really a dream come true. She has a genuine love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming. Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess, a spunky Welsh Corgi and their sidekick, tabby cat. She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening, winter and summer sports (go Tribe and Cavs!). When she's not writing she's working as a veterinary nurse, so don't be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives. Elizabeth received several amateur writing awards. Since being published several of her novels have received honorable mentions in the Rainbow Awards. Her novel Jewel Cave was a runner up in the 2015 Rainbow awards in the Gay Mystery/Thriller category. Ringed Love was a winner in the Gay Fantasy Romance category of the 2016 Rainbow Awards.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Wolf (Tall, Dark and Dangerous Book 2) - Bella Love-Wins


I found her so she's mine.
Thorne Pierce
They call me the Hunter;
A cold-hearted predator with the killer instinct.
A deadly threat to anyone who becomes my prey.

I'm pulled off of an existing job to watch a new target and her grandmother until I'm issued the order. I see her for the first time from the edge of the woods. Rose Adams. Silky red hair flowing down past her waist, soft curves, a sassy mouth, and that body that's made for sin.

I tell myself shes just another target, but I'm dead wrong.
Little Red beats me at my own game.
She sets her sights on me and everything changes.
I shouldn't feel a thing. Haven't for years.
But I do.

When it's time to finish the job, I take her and we run.
Forget the rules; I'm going to follow the only law that matters.
The law of the wild: Possess my prey.

*Author's Note: Wolf is a Standalone Romance with a guaranteed HEA ending and no Cliffhanger. Each story in the Tall, Dark and Dangerous Series can be read in any order.

About me: I'm a Wall Street Journal (Begging for Bad Boys, April, 2017) and USA Today (Begging for Bad Boys, Alpha for the Holidays, Shifters in the Snow: Bundle of Joy, Shifters in the Shadows) Bestselling Author.

I love reading and writing steamy, high-action romance stories about firefighters, billionaires, and alpha males who know what they want and aren't afraid of laying claim to the women who catch their interest. I love a happy ever after ending. I enjoy reading, hiking, the countryside, and traveling to destinations unspoiled by commercial tourism, like Las Vegas... :)

Like so many characters in my novels, I enjoy action, romance and unexpected love connections that take your breath away. For the next while, you'll find me plotting and writing about my latest stories on my Macbook.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Touch Wood (Ash Brothers #3) - by Jenika Snow

The Ash brothers—they know how to handle their wood.

A new smoking-hot Ash Brothers novella from USA TODAY bestselling author Jenika Snow

I’ve been celibate for years, by choice. No woman has held my interest long enough to be worth sacrificing time spent at Ash Lumber, energy spent building the family business.

All that changed when a feisty redhead walked into our job-site trailer.


Her skirts drive me crazy and her trying so hard to flat-out ignore me does the rest. Her flushed cheeks when we flirt are enough to send me to bed for a week.

Andra might be supervising this development deal, but there’s no way we’re going to be able to keep things professional around here. My celibate streak is over, and I owe it all to her.

I was a fiend for Andra, so far gone that stopping seemed like a distant thought. Even if I had the strength to walk away from this I wouldn’t have. I needed her in all ways, needed to claim her in the way that only I could. To make her mine. Andra would soon see I was the one in control, that I was the one who would give her pleasure, hear her calling out my name as she came.

I stood there staring at her, unable to take my gaze off her. She was perfection, beautiful…mine.

Her cheeks were flushed, dotted with red from her lust. I started kissing her again, taking in her flavor, her very essence. My desire was so fucking intense that I ground myself against her belly. Her mouth was hot and sweet, and my cock jerked behind my jeans, the fucker needing out and buried deep in her body.

I swept my tongue into the wet cavern of her mouth, stroking it along hers, bringing out a moan from her. I swallowed that sound, wanting more of it. Sliding my hands down her back, I gripped her full, round ass and brought her closer to me, which was almost an impossible act, given the fact we were pressed tightly together. My cock jerked at the feel of her softness, at the scent of her.

“I want you so fucking badly. I can feel it in my marrow, taste it on my tongue,” I said against her mouth, kissing her harder after the words left me.

The sound of her lightly moaning told me she was finding pleasure in this, that she craved me as much as I craved her. And the way she dug her nails into my arms let me know she needed more.

And I’ll give her so much more she can’t even fucking breathe.

Andra slid her hands up my chest and dug her nails into my skin. I hissed in pain…in pleasure. It felt good, so fucking good I could have probably gotten off on this alone.

I needed us naked, needed her bare skin pressed to mine. I wanted to feel her body shaking beneath my hands and mouth, losing control because she came, because I was the one who brought that out in her. I was purely working on instinct now, and there wasn’t anything on this fucking planet that could stop me from claiming her, from making her mine in every way I saw fit.

“You sure you want this, baby?”

“I want this. I want you,” she said instantly and looked into my eyes.

I kissed her harder and with more possession, needing her to see that she was, in fact, only mine. She moaned and pressed her breasts harder against my chest.

“I’m going to have you so sore tomorrow you won’t be able to sit comfortably, but you’ll want more. So much more.”

Jenika Snow, a USA Today bestselling author, lives in the northeast with her husband and their children.
She prefers gloomy days, eats the topping off of her pizza first, and prefers to wear socks year round.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

I Dedicate my 49th Birthday to Vaping today!

I was lucky enough to spend the weekend with some of my favorite folks that own Nocturne Vapors last weekend at the Vapers Carnivale in Chattanooga, TN!  Below you'll see some of the great memories I made there.  I was able to quit smoking, thanks to vaping, after being diagnosed with COPD in 2015.  I believe strongly in vaping advocacy, and know it's the reason I'm here today able to write books, spend time with my incredible family, and spread the word about how vaping saved my life.  If you're a smoker who wants to kick the habit, then let me encourage you to try vaping.  I fight hard for this community because it gave me my breath back.  I'm able to sing again, sleep through the night without waking up coughing my head off, and my health is improving every day.  Thank you to all the wonderful people who fight for vaping!

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