TOUR: Trusted Tempo by Gwen Parks

Title: Trusted Tempo

Series: Sometimes Love Book #2
Author: Gwen Parks
Genre: Contemporary/Small Town Romance
Release Date: September 23, 2021
Cover Design: Sarah Kil Creative Studio
 
Theo
For the longest time I was the shadow.
I wasn’t my own person. First, I was my brother’s right-hand man. Then, I became my sister’s other half—not that I minded. Eventually, I found my path and became a DJ. I’m all about taking charge of my destiny and never playing second fiddle. If only I knew what that meant. I still hadn’t found my true purpose. All that truly mattered was my family and music.
Until her.
She caught my eye immediately and arrested my heart.
Suddenly being a duo has never looked more appealing.
Rule number one of our dynamic duo was always be honest.
But was she ready to hear my truth?
Stella
Identity is everything. Without it, there’s nothing.
And that’s exactly where I am now. Lost and left without an anchor. Everything as I knew it has vanished and left me untethered.
A thousand little white lies are nothing.
But one giant lie is everything.
I don’t know who to trust or where to go. The people I used to turn to, I can no longer confide in.
Then there’s Theo.
He’s all good times and charm. I have a feeling there’s more to this charming DJ than what he’s allowed me to see. He takes my mind off the betrayal in my life, and my once guarded heart surrenders its walls.
I’m left defenseless against his heartthrob appeal. Our rhythm is in sync and the realest thing I know.
But can I trust him with my heart, or should I have kept him out?
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gwen Parks is a literary aficionado. She went from writing poems and songs to taking the jump to novels. She loves writing common tropes with a different angle. The Sometimes Love is her pride and joy and what led her to break out into becoming an independent author. Inspired by her favorite authors, her work can be described as unique and engaging. She loves to say she is a reader first and a writer second.

She lives in Maryland at the moment, with the dream of moving to Georgia one day. In her downtime when she’s not immersed in a book or writing her next venture, she can be found playing with her three dogs that brings light into her life. She graduated from college and loves the turn of events to where it has brought her today. She is currently happy having her pick of book boyfriends for the time being and mending her book hangovers.

 
 
 
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RELEASE: Trusted Tempo by Gwen Parks

Title: Trusted Tempo
Series: Sometimes Love Book #2
Author: Gwen Parks
Genre: Contemporary/Small Town Romance
Release Date: September 23, 2021
Cover Design: Sarah Kil Creative Studio
 

 

 
Goodreads Review – “You will not want to put this book down!”
 
Theo
For the longest time I was the shadow.
I wasn’t my own person. First, I was my brother’s right-hand man. Then, I became my sister’s other half—not that I minded. Eventually, I found my path and became a DJ. I’m all about taking charge of my destiny and never playing second fiddle. If only I knew what that meant. I still hadn’t found my true purpose. All that truly mattered was my family and music.
Until her.
She caught my eye immediately and arrested my heart.
Suddenly being a duo has never looked more appealing.
Rule number one of our dynamic duo was always be honest.
But was she ready to hear my truth?
Stella
Identity is everything. Without it, there’s nothing.
And that’s exactly where I am now. Lost and left without an anchor. Everything as I knew it has vanished and left me untethered.
A thousand little white lies are nothing.
But one giant lie is everything.
I don’t know who to trust or where to go. The people I used to turn to, I can no longer confide in.
Then there’s Theo.
He’s all good times and charm. I have a feeling there’s more to this charming DJ than what he’s allowed me to see. He takes my mind off the betrayal in my life, and my once guarded heart surrenders its walls.
I’m left defenseless against his heartthrob appeal. Our rhythm is in sync and the realest thing I know.
But can I trust him with my heart, or should I have kept him out?
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Gwen Parks is a literary aficionado. She went from writing poems and songs to taking the jump to novels. She loves writing common tropes with a different angle. The Sometimes Love is her pride and joy and what led her to break out into becoming an independent author. Inspired by her favorite authors, her work can be described as unique and engaging. She loves to say she is a reader first and a writer second.

She lives in Maryland at the moment, with the dream of moving to Georgia one day. In her downtime when she’s not immersed in a book or writing her next venture, she can be found playing with her three dogs that brings light into her life. She graduated from college and loves the turn of events to where it has brought her today. She is currently happy having her pick of book boyfriends for the time being and mending her book hangovers.

 
 
 
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RELEASE: La Famiglia by H.L. Packer

Title: La Famiglia
Series: The Fated Series
Author: H.L Packer
Genre: High School Bully Romance (standalone)
Release Date: October 12, 2021
Cover Design: Moore Funky Graphics
Elena
The Academy.
The most prestigious school around, with the biggest price tag to go with it.
It was a dream. Until it became a nightmare.
One moment. One person.
That’s all it took to bring my entire world crashing down around my ears.
A world I’m not sure I’ll be able to put back together.
Anton
Anger bubbles beneath the surface.
A constant simmering rage that can never be sated.
It’s been like this for a long time. As long as I can remember.
And now she’s here. Under my feet and under my nose.
Poking the bear and kissing the damage.
But I don’t know how to reconcile the hatred with what it’s becoming.
The past is out to get us.
A ticking clock that neither of us can outrun.
Will we burn when the world crashes around us? Or will we rise like the Phoenix?
Goodreads Review – “Oof.
Welcome to The Academy.
Anton and Elena… HOT DAMN!!
This book is amazing! Light on the bully and heavy on the mafia, this book was so addictive!”
Funkybooklover78 – “Can I just say Bravo Heather,
La Famiglia sucked me in from the first page..”

Goodreads Review – “This is such a brilliant read . 100% must read”

H.L. Packer is, quite frankly, a busy bee.
 
An avid reader as a child, her love for all things written waned into adulthood, the excitement of real life things taking over. But when her life slowed down as she finished her office job for maternity leave, her husband purchased her an e-reader, and that obsession was rekindled.
 
Quickly she went from reader to reviewer, and then from reviewer to blogger; street teams and promo tours galore. When she began collating her own book boxes over at Romance Readers Book Box UK and had the opportunity to include her own words and worlds, the characters began talking.
 
Those cheeky characters quickly found themselves written down on the page, and her first series was in progress.
 
When she is not coordinating her worlds, you can find her running around after her free-spirited three children, and husband, or tending to the dogs, bearded dragons, and snakes that also reside with them.
 
A break can be found soaking in a bubble bath or enjoying a glass of wine, often still with a book in her hand.
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RELEASE: The Dream Keepers by Ali Lucia Sky

Title: The Dream Keepers

Series: The Powers That Be – Book 1
Author: Ali Lucia Sky
Genre: Paranormal Romance, New Adult
Release Date: October 11, 2021
 
 
 

This World is just one of thousands of Worlds the Makers have created. The Universe and Makers are playing with those who live on it.

GABRIEL
No one who had met Michaela Beauchamp could come away from it unscathed. She was a shrew–argumentative, crass, and the focus of all my wet dreams. I loved to hate her. We were at war and I was determined to win. I didn’t want her to just go away, I wanted to watch her fine ass as she went in that direction.

MICHAELA
Whoever thought Gabriel Langdon was more than a pretty face never met the douchecanoe.
He had very few redeeming qualities. He was dumb, frustrating, and constantly featuring in all my sexiest dreams. I wasn’t difficult to please. I was reasonable. All I asked was that the Universe bless me with the absence of this jackhole!

THEA
What is one to do when you summon a hitchhiker and they take up residence inside your head? No fifteen-year-old girl has a good answer. With my brother and neighbor circling one another in a strange mating dance, I barely know how to ask for help.
I mean really, all I did was a little spell to Invoke Helpful Spirits and Positive Energy Beings.

Note: THE DREAM KEEPERS is a mature Young Adult/New Adult book and for readers over the age of 18 due to sexual content and profanity. This is part one of a trilogy and ends on a CLIFFHANGER.
This book is rated M for Mischief.

October 2021 – The Dream Keepers
February 2022 – Wishcraft
October 2022 – TBA
 
Ali Lucia Sky is the author of The Powers That Be series. She lives in Southern California with her husband and a house full of kitty cats and a yard full of crows. When she isn’t writing, drinking coffee, or dreaming of new stories, she can be found planning her next vacation because traveling is LIFE.

The first book in The Powers That Be series, The Dream Keepers, will be released 11 October 2021.

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COVER: In His Eyes by Michelle Mankin

Title: In His Eyes 
Author: Michelle Mankin
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: October 29, 2021
Cover Design: Lori Jackson Design
Photography: @Rafagcatala Photography
 
Dolly Byron
I’m the lead singer. Centerstage is my role, but I prefer being the person behind the scenes helping others. My best friend Jo is the driving force behind our all-girl band. Jo says I’m the heart, and that I give away too much of it without looking after myself, but that’s the way she sees me. The tall and devastatingly handsome but grumpy drummer for the Heavy Metal Enthusiasts seems to see me differently. After watching the hot sex video Jo did with him for the RFC, I’m looking at Tyler Vaughn differently too. Usually Ty and I just fight, but now I’m wondering what it would be like for him to do me like he did Jo in that video.
Tyler Vaughn
Dolly Byron is a sweet, fiery little pixie, and every curvy inch of her is sexy as hell. With those dimples and highland green eyes, she’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen, not that I would ever tell her any of that. She hates me. Since Jo broke up with me, Dolly is all I can think about. But she’s not impressed like the other chicks are that I’m a rockstar. She seems to see through all that to the real me, not a good thing for a guy too difficult for even his parents to love. So the question remains. How do I get her into my bed?
In His Eyes is an unputdownable, standalone spin-off from the completed RFC series. It’s 75 chapters long, an enemies to lovers, best friend’s boyfriend, rockstar romance trope packed with emotion, angst, and scorching heat. If you prefer that your hero and heroine not have combustible chemistry or serious obstacles to overcome to be together, do not read this book.
 
Text ROCK BOOK to 33777 for a release text and a chance to win a paperback on release day
 
MICHELLE MANKIN is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.
Fall in love with a rock star.
Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a BRUTAL STRENGTH centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock ‘n roll industry.
Things take a bit of an edgier turn with the TEMPEST series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there.
Rock stars, myths, and legends collide with paranormal romance in a totally mesmerizing way in the MAGIC series.
Get swept away by temptation in the ROCKSTARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES DIRT DOGS ROCKSTAR series.
STORM, a #1 bestseller best friends to lovers standalone. A spin-off from the Dirt Dogs Rockstar series.
Romance and self-discovery, the FINDING ME series is a Tempest spin off with a more experienced but familiar cast of characters.
The ROCK F*CK CLUB series is a girl-power fueled reality show with the girls ranking the rock stars.
ONCE UPON A ROCK STAR series. Your favorite fairytale just got sexy.
When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock or NOLA funk music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend.
BRUTAL STRENGTH series:
Love Evolution
Love Revolution
Love Resolution
Love Rock’ollection Box Set
TEMPEST series (also- available in audio):
SOUTHSIDE HIGH
Irresistible Refrain
Enticing Interlude
Captivating Bridge
Relentless Rhythm
Tempting Tempo
Scandalous Beat
The Complete Tempest Rock Star Series, Books 1-6
The MAGIC series (also available in audio):
Strange Magic
Dream Magic
Twisted Magic
ROCK STARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES DIRT DOGS ROCKSTAR series (also available in audio):
Outside
Riptide
Oceanside
High Tide
Island Side
The Complete Rock Stars Surf and Second Chances Dirt Dogs Rockstar Series, Books 1-5
STORM
 
FINDING ME series (also available in audio):
Find Me
Remember Me
Keep Me
ROCK F*CK CLUB Girls Ranking the Rock Stars series (also available in audio):
ROCK F*CK CLUB, Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 1
ROCK F*CK CLUB, Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 2
ROCK F*CK CLUB, Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 3
ROCK F*CK CLUB, Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 4
ROCK F*CK CLUB, Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 5
ROCK F*CK CLUB BOX SET, Books 1-5
ROCK F*CK CLUB, Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book 6
Once Upon A Rock Star:
The Right Man
The Right Wish
The Right Wrong
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RELEASE: Dirty Bastard by Echo Slater

Title: Dirty Bastard
Series: Wet Dicks MC #1
Author: Echo Slater
Genre: MC Romance/Age Gap/RomCom
Release Date: October 10, 2021
A rom-com with bikers? Oh, yeah.
Age-gap romances between feisty heroines and their possessive heroes? Uh-huh.
Insta-lust? You know it!
Mike “Mad Dog” Teller didn’t want a woman. His wild partying life with the Wet Dicks Motorcycle Club needed zero changes. He was a content man until meeting Cameo Sutton.
Though the sassy young woman puts the older man in his place, she’s only bluffing. Mad Dog is the sexiest bastard she’s ever seen. Of course, she can’t get enough of the tempting hunk.
Enjoy the ride as Mad Dog makes Cameo his woman!
Dirty Bastard is the first book in the Wet Dicks MC series and is only suited for readers 18+.

Misinformation?

I am so tired of people spouting that everything that goes against the jab is misinformation so I decided to ask more questions of those who believe it is misinformation.

I know, I know I am doing this yet again. I think the reason is that for me these Covid “Mandates” are so horribly wrong.

What IS Normal?

I have some honest to goodness questions and I would like some honest to goodness answers.

How is it that social media is the cause of all the misinformation when a lot of what is posted are real stories from real people?

How is it misinformation when a mother tells us (I know this story to be true) that her son died in the hospital then was told he died of Covid only to have a coroner tell her he did not die of Covid? They showed the coroner report to the hospital who refused to changed the cause of death. Who is spouting misinformation there, the parent or the hospital?

They say the Vaccines are safe oh but there are proven risks, yet our government is demanding we all get the jab. How is that misinformation?

How is being forced to take an experimental drug with unknown long term…

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RELEASE: You Didn’t Love Me Then by Lily Baines

Title: You Didn’t Love Me Then
Series: Riviera View Series #1
Author: Lily Baines
Genre: Small Town Steamy Romance, Friends to Lovers
Release Date: September 28, 2021


How do you fall for someone you’ve always loved?
Growing up twenty-five yards from each other in a small beach town, Luke Delaney was Libby Latimer’s best friend. He was a haven in her tumultuous life. They were inseparable. Until she developed feelings that shattered the boundaries of their friendship.
Fifteen years later, Libby is a social worker who has strived to build herself a drama-free, heartache-less life. She’s content and intends to keep it that way. But when Luke lands back in town, her heart and mind turn into a battlefield. She never forgot what kissing him felt like or how it ended.
Air Marshal Luke Delaney thinks he has his life under control. After spending fifteen years literally up in the air, he returns to his hometown. A chance meeting with his former best friend rips the smooth veneer off his life, revealing essential parts of himself he thought he could live without.
Old feelings brew to the surface with each unavoidable encounter. New ones simmer. As their past and present collide, can they get a second chance, or is it years too late?
Libby & Luke’s story is perfect for readers who love: childhood best friends to lovers, second chance, slow-burn steam, a small-town setting, some emotional angst, a relatable heroine, and a swoony hero with a heart as wide as his shoulders.

RELEASE: What the Trees Know by Nancee Cain

Title: What the Trees Know
Author: Nancee Cain
Genre: Magical Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 23, 2021
Cover Design: Gina Dickerson of RoseWolf Design
 

“This book is freaking amazing! All of my friends that love a different type of romance should read this one.” ~ Stephanie’s Book Reports

“What The Trees Know will become one of your favorite fall read of 2021. The story is filled with twist & turns, moments that will have you laughing out loud.” ~ Goodreads Review (Karen)

Is magic real?

Jed doesn’t think so. Forced to live with his grandmother after the death of his parents, he’s mad at the world. He doesn’t believe in God, much less the folk magic his grandmother practices in the isolated mountains of Appalachia. He doesn’t fit in, and anger simmers within him, ready to explode.

Then Skylar arrives—a girl who’s experienced evil firsthand. Though lost in silence, she forges a connection with Jed, his grandmother, and the neighbors who come for potions and spells. Even without a voice, she embraces her new life.

Eventually Jed flees, but not for the right reasons. And his insides still burn with rage, leaving him hollow and even more unhappy—until the day he feels compelled to return home.

Skylar understands why Jed has returned. It has nothing to do with her summoning spell. He’s come home to heal. She’s known for being a healer and can consume his sins so he can find peace. But the only way she knows how requires death…

The trees shiver. They know, too. They always do.
 
 

 

 
Nancee is a retired addiction counselor & nurse who worked to support her coffee and reading habit. A terrible insomniac, her nights are spent writing paranormal and contemporary romances with a serrated edge. She puts the fun in dysfunctional and is a known book hoarder.
 
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TOUR: What the Trees Know by Nancee Cain

Title: What the Trees Know

Author: Nancee Cain
Genre: Magical Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 23, 2021
Cover Design: Gina Dickerson of RoseWolf Design
Is magic real?

Jed doesn’t think so. Forced to live with his grandmother after the death of his parents, he’s mad at the world. He doesn’t believe in God, much less the folk magic his grandmother practices in the isolated mountains of Appalachia. He doesn’t fit in, and anger simmers within him, ready to explode.

Then Skylar arrives—a girl who’s experienced evil firsthand. Though lost in silence, she forges a connection with Jed, his grandmother, and the neighbors who come for potions and spells. Even without a voice, she embraces her new life.

Eventually Jed flees, but not for the right reasons. And his insides still burn with rage, leaving him hollow and even more unhappy—until the day he feels compelled to return home.

Skylar understands why Jed has returned. It has nothing to do with her summoning spell. He’s come home to heal. She’s known for being a healer and can consume his sins so he can find peace. But the only way she knows how requires death…

The trees shiver. They know, too. They always do.
 
 

 
Nancee is a retired addiction counselor & nurse who worked to support her coffee and reading habit. A terrible insomniac, her nights are spent writing paranormal and contemporary romances with a serrated edge. She puts the fun in dysfunctional and is a known book hoarder.
 
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TOUR: You Didn’t Love Me Then by Lily Baines

Title: You Didn’t Love Me Then
Series: Riviera View Series #1
Author: Lily Baines
Genre: Small Town Steamy Romance, Friends to Lovers
Release Date: September 28, 2021
 
How do you fall for someone you’ve always loved?
Growing up twenty-five yards from each other in a small beach town, Luke Delaney was Libby Latimer’s best friend. He was a haven in her tumultuous life. They were inseparable. Until she developed feelings that shattered the boundaries of their friendship.
Fifteen years later, Libby is a social worker who has strived to build herself a drama-free, heartache-less life. She’s content and intends to keep it that way. But when Luke lands back in town, her heart and mind turn into a battlefield. She never forgot what kissing him felt like or how it ended.
Air Marshal Luke Delaney thinks he has his life under control. After spending fifteen years literally up in the air, he returns to his hometown. A chance meeting with his former best friend rips the smooth veneer off his life, revealing essential parts of himself he thought he could live without.
Old feelings brew to the surface with each unavoidable encounter. New ones simmer. As their past and present collide, can they get a second chance, or is it years too late?
Libby & Luke’s story is perfect for readers who love: childhood best friends to lovers, second chance, slow-burn steam, a small-town setting, some emotional angst, a relatable heroine, and a swoony hero with a heart as wide as his shoulders.

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TOUR: Trace of Darkness by RB Hilliard

Title: Trace of Darkness: A Diana Duvail Novel
Author: RB Hilliard
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: September 28, 2021

She’s not who they think she is. . .
Diana Duvail is an officer with the Charleston Police Department. Her reputation as a hard-working, by the book, team player is well known. But Diana’s got a secret.
While on patrol, the unimaginable happens; her secret is revealed, and she finds herself reassigned to the paranormal unit. Little does she know, but her world is about to be turned upside down.
When bodies start showing up all over the city, Diana is forced to liaise with the Southern Vampire Organization. Zacharias Wylde is a powerful, sexy Vampire Lord who not only shakes her existence but shows her a new and exciting reality.
Can Zack help Diana figure out what’s turned Charleston into a hunting ground, or is Diana destined to become one of the hunted?
 
 

RB Hilliard lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, two teenagers, and crazy dog, Oscar. She loves music, a good book, red wine, chocolate, and to write twistedly suspenseful stories. Alpha men, rock stars, and sexy bikers are among her favorites, but don’t worry, if suspense isn’t your bag, she also writes funny tales about exceptionally hot men who are in desperate need of taming. In 2014, Hilliard published her first novel. She has since published multiple novels across several genres.

 
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RELEASE: Kelly by Rie Warren

Title: KELLY

Series: The O’Sullivan Brothers #2
Author: Rie Warren
Genre: Dark Irish Mafia Romance
Release Date: October 4, 2021
He’s the underboss in his mafia brotherhood, and women have no place in his world. As a good girl with an overprotective dad, she’s been warned against his kind time and again. But when her father’s corruption shatters her world, he all but forces her into the mafioso’s bed.
KELLY
I’m a busy friggin’ man and priority number one is destroying the south-of-the-border bastardos who’ve been dealing blow on our turf. Then I find out someone who’s supposed to be in our pocket is on the take with this rival cartel, and things go from bad to FUBAR.
That backstabbing jagoff owes me big. Unfortunately, the only thing he’s got to offer is the one thing I don’t want. His daughter. Now I’m fighting to keep control of our territory and I’ve got to babysit this beautiful, mouthy babe. I’ll keep Marlowe as collateral, and I’ll take what I want, when I want, whether she likes it or not.
MARLOWE
After my dad’s secrets and lies blow up in his face, he bargains with the only priceless gem he has . . . me. He practically gives me away to none other than Kelly O’Sullivan, a rough-talking mafia man he’s warned me about for years.
I’m infuriated I’ve been put in this dicey position. It’s my father who should pay the price for his double dealing, not me. It’s impossible. Kelly is impossible. He’s intimidating. Overbearing. Scary. Sexy. He dominates me from day one, taking a wrecking ball to my defenses and wreaking havoc with my desires.
I’m pretty sure I hate him. I definitely don’t trust him. But when the cartel makes it clear they want me too, what other choice do I have?
Kelly is book 2 in the O’Sullivan Brothers Irish mafia series. No cliffhangers. No cheating. Includes sizzling hot scenes. Can be read as a standalone.

“We’re having this out right now.” Kelly whirled me around and left me panting in pure fury.

“Oh yeah? Are you going to gag me again? Or can I actually talk this time?” I sniped. “Because so far you’ve held me at gunpoint—”

“Not really.” His jaw bulged.

“Taken me under duress and kissed me against my will!”

“Against your will, huh?” His voice emerged deceptively silky. “Where’s the woman who held a dagger at my balls then?”

Our labored breathing beat across the air as we stared one another down. 

I tossed my hair over a shoulder. “Do you want to talk now or just play with knives?”

He unsheathed his wicked matte black blade with a hiss of metal against leather. “I know what my vote is.” 

Kelly aimed a sinful smile at me when he said that.

Well, he was not about to intimidate me. 

I marched right into the bedroom, whipped my dagger from my bag, and spun to find him stalking straight after me. And his hooded eyes gleamed as sinisterly as the KA-BAR.

He lowered into a predator’s stance but didn’t immediately lunge for me. 

We circled one another warily while warring compulsions coursed through me. To cut him, to gut him . . . to hurl the knife away then throw myself at him to get another taste of his lips. 

Crouched low, he looked even bigger, and power radiated off of him. 

I darted into his space—seeking to slash him—but he easily parried my thrust before retreating. 

Losing some of my poise, I wildly lashed at him again. 

That time, Kelly’s huge blade clashed against mine, and the metal screeched together. Ultimately, he pushed my knife up so I lost all leverage and nearly toppled onto my ass. 

I jumped back into fighting mode, flinging my hair from my face and jabbing quickly at his midsection. 

His nostrils flaring, he dodged each well-aimed stab. 

The ease with which he deflected me was infuriating. 

“Come on already. Give me your best shot!” I shouted in frustration.

So far, I’d been the aggressor, and he’d agilely avoided each of my lunges. 

More quickly than a man as big as him should be able to move, he advanced. The massive KA-BAR swirled nimbly in front of me in a flash of metal.

When he retreated, cool air fluttered along my torso. 

In the blink of an eye, he’d shredded my blouse, and the fabric hung limply from my shoulders. 

“How’s that for my best shot?” 

Before I could react to the shock of his brazen bladework, he had that knife against me again. He flicked the black steel so fast, I felt just the whisper of cold metal against my flesh before he withdrew again. 

I looked down in disbelief as my bare breasts jiggled, my pearly white bra in ruins. He’d practically denuded me without inflicting a single nick to my flesh.

Slowly lifting my head, I stared at the man. 

A smug smirk curved his mouth, and heat spread from his half-mast eyes to permeate my entire body.

Keeping his gaze snared, I wore a smirk of my own, if little else. With a sinuous roll of my shoulders, I let the torn blouse and tattered bra slip down my arms and off my fingers. 

Then I sauntered to the broad-shouldered, bronze-haired giant, clasping my dagger and dancing it across the air between us. 

Kelly kept his blade by his side that time. 

He seemed entranced by my bouncing breasts and obnoxiously tight nipples, but I wasn’t foolish enough to think he’d give up all control quite so easily. 

When I reached him, I laid the flat side of my slim blade against the evident erection in his faded jeans. “Did you really want my dagger at your dick again?”

He clenched his KA-BAR but remained otherwise unmoving. 

“As hot as this is, I’d rather have your mouth on my cock. At least with you sucking me, you won’t be able to talk back.”

The deep drugging tone of his voice almost robbed me of breath. His filthy comment should make me want to slice my blade into him. But it didn’t.

I drew the dagger up then flipped the tip beneath the hem of his T-shirt. “Well, what’s good for the goose . . .”

He inhaled sharply as his arms flexed into dangerously hard weapons themselves. “Just don’t geld me.” 

I caressed his abs with my knife. “I wouldn’t dare.” 

It only took three deft slices of my blade to destroy his shirt like he’d done mine. He jerked the remnants off with an indrawn breath so every single muscle on his chest stamped into high tattooed relief.

The electric atmosphere between us transformed from fury to desperate fire. 

Feeling all superior with my more feminine dagger, I bragged, “You see? Bigger doesn’t always mean better.”

Another insidious smirk cut across his bearded face and then he placed his KA-BAR and the two guns onto his dresser within easy reach. 

He never once lost contact with my eyes as his hands moved to the waist of his jeans. 

In mouthwatering slow motion, Kelly popped his jeans open. He shucked them off along with everything else until he stood—hard, tall, inked, and majestic—in front of me.

“Bigger doesn’t mean better?” His eyebrow spiked high then he looked down at himself. “You sure about that?”

I followed the line of his sight as if magnetized. 

And then I felt faint.

Badass, sassafras Rie Warren is an OG Amazon All Star author of Bad Boy books and MC romance. She delivers five star sex, suspense, and the best banter around. Her stories are one hundred percent original, do not contain fluffy plots or virgin brides, and wring every last emotion from readers to leave them with a satisfied smile. Rie’s tough alpha males are never brought to heel, but are instead healed by the feisty femme fatale of their perfect match. She grew up in Maine, went to college in Iowa (Iowa, what?), lived in Scotland, and married in Englishman. In true roundabout fashion, they came back to the States, settled in South Carolina’s lowcountry, putting down southern roots and pursuing their arty endeavors. Tale spinner and character diviner, Rie is a lover of sleep, wine, and rude memes often involving either Disney characters or Winnie the Pooh. She is raising two teen daughters along with an entire brain full of unruly characters. Rough-talking alpha men? Rie has that on tap. Stubborn sassy heroines? You bet. Smoldering sex scenes that’ll set your Kindle on fire? Check, check, check. Keep a fan handy, you’ll need it. Follow the signup link below to her romance newsletter for sneak peeks, new releases, first looks, and her quirky sense of humor. https://www.subscribepage.com/riewarrenromanceAnd, as always, happy sexy reading to you!
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TOUR: Trace of Darkness by R.B. Hilliard

Title: Trace of Darkness: A Diana Duvail Novel
Author: RB Hilliard
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: September 28, 2021
She’s not who they think she is. . .
Diana Duvail is an officer with the Charleston Police Department. Her reputation as a hard-working, by the book, team player is well known. But Diana’s got a secret.
While on patrol, the unimaginable happens; her secret is revealed, and she finds herself reassigned to the paranormal unit. Little does she know, but her world is about to be turned upside down.
When bodies start showing up all over the city, Diana is forced to liaise with the Southern Vampire Organization. Zacharias Wylde is a powerful, sexy Vampire Lord who not only shakes her existence but shows her a new and exciting reality.
Can Zack help Diana figure out what’s turned Charleston into a hunting ground, or is Diana destined to become one of the hunted?

“This book had it all, suspense, romance, steam, an over the top alpha and twists and turns at every corner.” ~Book Bub Reviewer

“Phew……. as an AVID PNR reader, she absolutely hit the nail on the head.” ~Book Bub Reviewer

“A thrilling explosive book full of drama, suspense, and the passion is electric.” ~ Book Bub Reviewer

“A five-star read that will reveal more than you can ever imagine.” ~Book Bub Reviewer

“Intense, suspenseful, and a highly entertaining story. Could not put the story down.” ~ Book Bub Reviewer

 

RB Hilliard lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, two teenagers, and crazy dog, Oscar. She loves music, a good book, red wine, chocolate, and to write twistedly suspenseful stories. Alpha men, rock stars, and sexy bikers are among her favorites, but don’t worry, if suspense isn’t your bag, she also writes funny tales about exceptionally hot men who are in desperate need of taming. In 2014, Hilliard published her first novel. She has since published multiple novels across several genres.

 
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TOUR: Bucking Tradition by Winter Travers

Title: Bucking Tradition
Series: Devil’s Knights 2nd Generation Book 5
Author: Winter Travers
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: September 29, 2021
Evil is lurking in the dark and casting a shadow around the Devil’s Knights.
When that evil comes knocking on Luna’s door, Detective Ransom has had enough. Luna is his and no one is going to take her away from him.
Luna’s been testing her limits from day one and is determined to be seen as an equal when it comes to not only the Devil’s Knights but also the sexy detective who sets her panties on fire.
If Detective Ransom really wants Luna, he’s gonna have to work for it because Luna is done being set on the sidelines because she’s a woman.
It’s time to buck tradition.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙤𝙥𝙚𝙣 𝙪𝙥 𝙖 𝙒𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙏𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙜𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙗𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙨𝙤 𝙢𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚, 𝙡𝙖𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙚𝙧, 𝙛𝙪𝙣, 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣, 𝙙𝙧𝙖𝙢𝙖 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙨𝙤 𝙢𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚.” ~ Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙮𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙚𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠. 𝙄𝙩’𝙨 𝙪𝙣𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚, 𝙝𝙪𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙨, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙞𝙩’𝙨 𝙩𝙬𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙨.” ~ OMGReads Blog

Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Winter Travers is a devoted wife, mother, and aunt turned author who was born and raised in Wisconsin. After a brief stint in South Carolina following her heart to chase the man who is now her hubby, they retreated back up North to the changing seasons, and to the place they now call home. Winter spends her days writing happily ever afters, and her nights being a karate mom hauling her son to practices and tournaments.. She also has an addiction to anything MC related, puppies, and baking.

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