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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

4/5 Review: Crosstown Crush: A Sins In the City Novel by Cara McKenna

When he’s working, Mike Heyer is all business—every inch the alpha male, with the hard, capable body to back up his persona. But at home he can be a different man entirely, harboring appetites only his wife gets to glimpse…

When Samira first learned of her husband’s fantasies, she was reluctant, even alarmed. But after witnessing the way they set him on fire, she yielded, and happily indulged. As their games have intensified, so has the rush. And now so has the risk—they’re poised to take Mike’s indecent desires to the next level, by opening their bed to a sexy, brazen stranger. A man seeming custom-made to grant every last one of Mike and Samira’s sinful wishes.

Welcoming someone new into their lives was always a dangerous proposition, but the couple imagined if anything was at stake, it was their privacy…not their hearts.


First off let me start with a warning....  If you do not have an open mind and do not like reading M/M this may not be the book for you.  I however love reading these types of books and this one was right up my alley.  

Mike had certain fantasy's he was reluctant to tell his wife at first.  When he finally confided them to her she was a bit hesitant at first to go throw with it.  She would pretend she cheated on him and go home to tell him all about it.  It would be an understatement to say Mike was turned on when his wife talked to him about her other lover (imaginary).  The sex was steamy but it was not enough.  After a while they discussed having a new man come into their lives and into their beds.  

I truly enjoyed the interaction between the couple.  Anyone could see they were very much in love and went above and beyond to show it.  How many people can honestly say that they would welcome a third person into their lives because it is something that would make their partner happy?  I like reading these books because it shows that love is not one dimensional.  We tend to look down on what we do not understand but this shows you a marriage that works.  It is not what most consider normal but it works and that is what i love to see.

I truly enjoyed this book and can't wait to read more of Cara McKenna.  She is a true artist with her words.

5/5 Review: An Alpha's Choice (Talon Pack book 2) by Carrie Ann Ryan

Brynn Brentwood has spent the whole of her life protecting the Talon Pack through terrors only she will ever know. She's never asked for more in life other than to live to take her next breath and to ensure her family is safe. Regardless of her selfless wishes and the atrocities the former Alpha committed, she has always known that fate would provide for her as it had countless others. Fate is what has carried her through with one exception--upon meeting the one wolf who could be hers, he doesn't feel their bond.

Finn Jamenson has been broken more than once, left beaten and half dead--and that was before he was an adult and Heir of the Redwood Pack. When called upon to work with their allies, the Talons, he finds himself intrigued with a woman who his wolf doesn't claim as his own. Though he knows there could be something there, he refuses to tempt himself with a wolf who could never be his when his own mate could waiting for him.

The world changed in a blink of time and now the two wolves must fight as one--ignoring the burning temptation between them--when their people are threatened. With one wrong move, their homes could be destroyed and its up to Finn and Brynn to save them all...if only they could save themselves.


What can you say about a book that has left you speechless???  This story had me in tears.  Brynn is a dominate wolf in her pack even though she does not have a specific role she has been one of the wolves protecting the pack.  She is in love with the alpha heir of the Redwood Pack.  She feels the bond pulling her towards her mate every time Finn is around but loathes that he does not feel it.  With the danger they face from the humans after their presence became known; They were thrown together as the faces of the pack to show the humans how harmless they are.
Things take a huge turn for the worst when they start getting attacked.  They have to work together to save not only their packs but the love they feel for each other.  Finn's wolf is not letting him feel the mating bond he has with Brynn but he will do everything in his power to prove to her that they can make it work.  
The tears kept pouring as i turned the page.  The pain, the love; It was all so raw.  Carrie has such a fantastic way of writing that it is difficult to put down one of her books.  I recommend this book to all paranormal lovers.

5/5 Review: Archangel's Enigma by Nalini Singh

Naasir is the most feral of the powerful group of vampires and angels known as the Seven, his loyalty pledged to the Archangel Raphael. When rumors surface of a plot to murder the former Archangel of Persia, now lost in the Sleep of the Ancients, Naasir is dispatched to find him. For only he possesses the tracking skills required - those more common to predatory animals than to man.

Enlisted to accompany Naasir, Andromeda, a young angelic scholar with dangerous secrets is fascinated by his nature - at once playful and brilliant, sensual and brutal. As they race to find the Sleeping archangel before it's too late, Naasir will force her to question all she knows...and tempt her to walk into the magnificent, feral darkness of his world. But first they must survive an enemy vicious enough to shatter the greatest taboo of the angelic race and plunge the world into a screaming nightmare...

Nalini Singh never ever disappoints.  I have read every book in the Guild Hunter series and i fall in love each time.  Whether it is with Raphael, Elena, Dmitri, Honor, Jason Illium (my all time favorite of them all), Naasir, Andromeda and number of others that will take me to long to mention.  There is a beauty to the way she tells a story.  I feel as if i am flying off of the rooftop of the Archangel Headquarters with Raphael or running light the speed of light with Naasir.   You get so into the reading you feel as if you are part of the story.  You feel their pain and/or love with each sentence you read.  

Nassir must save Andromeda, his feisty yet celibacy vowing mate.  She is captured and brought before Lijuan because of the knowledge she possess.  She is a devote scholar with the potential to bring any outcome to the war between Raphael and Lijuan.  It all comes down to her knowledge of the whereabouts of Alexander.  He is an ancient who has been in a state of sleep for centuries. Can they protect Alexander who is being tracked down for slauter by Lijuan?  Will Lijuan get the information she seeks?  Will Naasir rescue his mate?  

This to me has got to be one of the best stories in this series.  I recommend not only this book to others but the entire Guild Series.  Happy Reading!

5/5 Review: Howl My Name by Celia Kyle

Werewolf Reid Bennett has one goal: investigate the Brookfield clan’s Itan. Reports are coming in that the male is abusing his werebears and--even if he’s a werewolf--Reid will put a stop to it. Unfortunately, the resolution ends up being permanent and now Reid’s the clan’s leader. 

The only positive about his new situation: curvy werebear Evelyn Archer. She makes his wolf howl and he aches to explore every inch of her lush frame. He’s the clan’s leader and he knows exactly where he’d like to lead Evelyn—his bedroom. 

Evelyn doesn’t know what to do with Reid. Sure, he’s the sexy wolf her werebear wants to nibble and claim, but she has bigger issues to deal with. Such as the fallout of her father’s death… at Reid’s claws. Okay, maybe she can take a break for one little lick... 

They both have plans for the Brookfield clan… and each other. Except there’s a small problem—someone wants them dead. Nothing new for Reid, but a threat against Evelyn is unacceptable. When it comes to Evelyn, he’ll break all the rules to keep her safe, including dusting off his homicidal tendencies again. 


I will start by saying I've not read any of the other books in the series but this reads well as a stand alone for the most part - I will be going back to read the series after this one!  I need to see where the characters were before they found one another.

Reid Bennett is an investigator sent to look into complaints of abuse against the Clan Brookfield's leader (Itan), Reid is a wolf shifter and the Itan is a bear.  When he arrives he gets into a fight with a man who is attempting to rape a young girl.  After he kills the man he finds out that he is the man he was sent to investigate and in doing so he becomes the new Itan.

Evelyn - is the daughter of the former Itan, and is the whistle-blower, after seeing to much she report the abuse and asks for help from Terrence, the Itan of the Southeastern Region.  When her father and uncle's find out they are being investigated they capture Evelyn and torture her trying to find out who made the report.  Reid saves Evelyn from her Uncles but one manages to escape.

Can Evelyn and Reid come together to help her clan heal and become whole and happy again?  What dangers will they endure trying to ensure the clan's safety from the only remaining Uncle?

Ms. Kyle takes you on a great adventure, her characters are well developed and the story line will keep you interested and hoping for more!  I sincerely hope that the story of the Brookfield Clan will continue so we can see them develop and grow.

4/5 Review: Stripped Down A Blacktop Cowboys Novella by Lorelei James

Never challenge a cowboy to a little naughty competition… 

A flirty game of sexual truth or dare between best man, Wynton Grant, and maid of honor, Melissa Lockhart during their BFF’s wedding reception results in a steamy hookup. 

But their plans for a one and done change when a family crisis leaves Wyn shorthanded at the Grant Ranch. Experienced horsewoman Mel volunteers to help out and gets way more than she bargained for living under the same roof as the sexy rancher. Playing house has never appealed to Wyn…until now. 

But the feisty redhead is keeping secrets and Wyn’s not above stripping her bare—body and soul—to get to the bottom of it… 


This is my first 1001 Dark Nights read.  But, I will be looking into them now!  Lorelie James, brings us Stripped down from the Blacktop Cowboy Series (another series I will be looking into as well!)  It wasn't necessary to read the Blacktop series to enjoy this short hot cowboy romance.

We meet Melissa (the Maid of Honor) and Wyn (the best man) at Wyn's brothers wedding.  They both are super hot, super sexy and enjoy a sexual adventure.  For a short read - the characters are surprisingly fleshed out and the story keeps you turning pages to see what they get up to next.  Will the short time they spend together change them for the better or will they be on to their next conquests?  Definitely worth the time, and I am sure going to be looking into the series after this quick ride!

4/5 Review: Secret Pleasure by Lora Leigh

In Secret Pleasure by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh, Sebastian and Shane De Loren were born to love Alyssa Hampstead. No other woman on Earth can burn for them, ignite with passion between them, the way Alyssa does. But after three sensual months of pleasure come to a crashing halt, Sebastian and Shane are left fighting their powerful family, risking it all to have Alyssa one more time... 
Alyssa has closed off her heart. A senator's daughter in the political spotlight, she'd rather be quiet and safe than feel the emotional intensity Sebastian and Shane roused within her years ago. But when the sexy cousins blaze their way back into her life, Alyssa cannot help but succumb to the heady pleasures the two men can give her. And as an unknown enemy draws near, Alyssa will need Sebastian and Shane to protect her...and satisfy every forbidden craving...


I have loved every book Lora Leigh has created and have never needed to read the blurb to a book to know I would love it. Secret Pleasures is no different.

Secret Pleasures revolve around cousins, Bastion and Shane who are both 24. They share the love of women together literally and live a very full life in doing so. This all changes the night Miss Alyssa walks in on them during a Christmas party. They both know she is too young for them, a very tender 18 and try their best to leave her alone. The problem is they cant, they have tasted her lips and yearn for more. They learn she is to travel to France in the Summer and there starts their endeavour to win her over.

Once their love starts its certain to burn with one touch. The story is dramatic, sexy and has all the sex scenes that we have come to love about Lora Leigh novels. The slow seduction of Alyssa is a highlight of the story. The way both Shane and Bastion make a perfect combination; both having very special qualities to give. They know she is their one love that completes them and everything they do is to entice her so that she gives to them what she has taken from them; their heart. Alyssa is both sweet and innocent and highly independent. She brings with her great depth and you can identify with her how every child leaving home for the first time feels, needing the independence that life can give you away from the protection of the family.

Secret Pleasures isnt my favourite of her stories but I am still much better of having read it than to have never known this story. Do yourself a favour and buy the book today for a nice steamy evening.

5/5 Review: Brave the Heat (The McGuire Brothers) by Sara Humphreys

The only fire he can't put out...
Jordan McKenna is back in town, and Fire Chief Gavin McGuire's feelings when he sees her after all these years are as raw as the day she left. Then he was just a kid wearing his heart on his sleeve. Now he spends every day trying to atone for the tragedy he couldn't prevent.
Is the torch he carries for her
Jordan's life has not exactly worked out the way she expected. A divorced mother of two with a failed acting career, Jordan's biggest concern about coming back to Old Brookfield was seeing her first love. But when a series of suspicious fires breaks out, Jordan and Gavin realize that dealing with the sparks between them may be the least dangerous of their problems


BRAVE THE HEAT is the first installment in Sara Humphreys contemporary adult The McGuire Brothers romance series focusing on the McGuire brothers from the fictional town of Old Brookfield, New England. Sara Humphreys tell a beautiful story about the love that Jordan and Gavin had and lost.

I am once amazed at Sara Humphreys ability to bring her characters to life and how they can so easily get under my skin. Jordan is strong, brave, but yet a broken young woman. There are many points in the story that have you wondering why something that would bother or embarrass anyone else simply doesn't faze her at all. The reality is that I love that about her. I envy her ability to take life so nonchalantly. I don't, however, envy all that she had to go through and wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. My heart broke for her in many places and I'm still not sure if it is completely put back together.

Gavin McGuire is the very much admired Fire Chief of that hometown. He comes complete with good looks, a wonderfully tight-knit family and a group of firefighters that he is committed to.  He already is not in a good mood due to someone who is setting fires in town,than to top it off Jordan who was the love of his life comes back to town 15 years after walking out of his life. He has never stopped loving her can they rekindle their love?

BRAVE THE HEAT was just a good, fun read. It wasn't overly angsty or too dramatic. I'm a sucker for first love first stories and I was drawn into this one immediately. I liked how the everyone welcomed Jordan and her children.This has to be one of the best books I have read. The storyline was exceptionally well written and the characters were so good. I enjoyed how the author developed this story and incorporated the secondary characters in the storyline. I enjoyed watching the two main characters romance develop and how the story ended.
This is a series that I definitely will be reading again..

5/5 Review: Wolf Trouble (SWAT) by Paige Tyler

He's in trouble with a capital T
There's never been a female on the Dallas SWAT team and Senior Corporal Xander Riggs prefers it that way. The elite pack of alpha male wolfshifters is no place for a woman. But Khaki Blake is no ordinary woman. 

When Khaki walks through the door attractive as hell and smelling like heaven, Xander doesn't know what the heck to do. Worse, she's put under his command and Xander's protective instincts go on high alert. When things start heating up both on and off the clock, it's almost impossible to keep their heads in the game and their hands off each other..

After Khaki is blackballed by her fellow cops she is offered a job with SWAT. She moves to a new town and Xander is her boss. She is attracted to Xander. She does not want to date another co-worker after her last cop boyfriend turned out to be a psychopath. She is not comfortable with  her abilities as she can’t shift into a wolf and she can’t see in the dark like the others. She thinks that something may be  wrong with her. Xander is instantly attracted to Khaki.  Xander wonders if he can work with her when he is so distracted by her scent.Who will she go to when she needs help with her wolf side?

If you are looking for a bigger than life hero, look no further, Xander the wolf is all that and more! He is a strong alpha male character with a sensitive side that all women dream of. The strongest part of the plot is the action and the heavy, passionate romance.Things move along quickly .The story is introduced enough so the reader isn't confused and then its off like a rocket. The romance is scorching and formulaic like the series before it. Arrogant alpha male and Alpha female who won't be dictated to share a strong attraction and end up in fast and furious fight and love scenes. I happen to get a kick out of these stories feeling familiar in the paranormal version of a cozy read. I like that the challenges are mostly external and these are easy reads as a result.

I have to say I loved everything about this book and think it was perfect. The opening scene was brilliant and a memorable way to introduce the heroine. The hero and heroine, Xander and Khaki, are very likeable and strong characters. The romance and suspense components of this book were well balanced, and Xander and Khaki characterizations worked perfectly in both aspects. The addition of side characters we have come to know and love from the previous books just adds a new dynamic layer to the action. It's nice to catch up and get a small snippet of how things are going with them.

4/5 Review: Shattered Duty: A Deadly Ops Novel by Katie Reus

When his wife was murdered two years ago, Special Agent Levi Lazaro turned his back on everything he cared about. Ever since, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. Now he's finally uncovered the identities of those who killed his wife—and he's ready to destroy them at any cost. He won’t let anything stand in his way—not even a beautiful NSA agent on a mission of her own.

Special Agent Selene Wolfe prides herself on being the best. Her fearlessness and quick-thinking make her the perfect person to take down a deadly terrorist cell. But she needs Levi’s help, and the moment he shows up, Selene knows her objectivity—and her heart—are in trouble.
As the two strike an uneasy alliance, Levi finds himself tormented by his desire for Selene—a feeling he thought long dead. But when their mission takes an unexpected turn, he finds himself at a crossroads. Can he put aside his need for revenge to save the woman who’s reawakened his soul?


This book centers around Levi and Selene. Levi is a rouge NSA agent. He was one of the best until his wife and unborn child were killed. Now the only thing he cares about his revenge. He's on the trail of the man who he thinks ordered his wife's murder. That man is planning an attack on US soil and Selene is also out to take him down. However, Selene is an active NSA agent who wants to stop the bad guy but by doing it the "right" way while Levi just wants to kill him. Selene feels like she owes Levi and doesn't want him to be arrested. Despite the fact that they have different missions they both want the same bad guy and end up working together, although they don't trust each other.This was my first book by this author. It was definitely a bit darker than some of the military/black ops type books I've read. As it's typical for this genre, the language was rough and the sex was front and center. There were many aspects of torture and kidnapping throughout the book. Warnings out of the way, the story had a lot of action and characters with a lot of depth and history. The plot was believable and the chemistry was immediate and super hot. The violence and sex weren't gratuitous or glorified but instead were a necessary part of the plot used to show the depravity of the villain. Selene changes a lot throughout the book and becomes more adult and less like an awkard teenager. Levy was strong and caring and they brought out the best in eash other.I loved how competent Selene was. She knew her worth, she knew her skills and she was confident enough to go toe to toe with Levi whenever she felt she had to. Author Katie Reus delivers a strong female character throughout the whole book. I love it when an author allows a  female characters  to be just as tough as the hero,In the real world, women like Selene are are very much a kick ass equal to the hero. I enjoyed the book and will definitely read more in the series

Release: Forever’s Holiday Hookup by Debbie Mason, Jessica Lemmon & Katie Lane + GIVEAWAY!!!!

Ex-cop Cat O'Connor is bored working for her sister, Chloe, as a personal assistant on the set of her soap opera. Until Chloe gets an opportunity to audition for the role of a lifetime and asks her identical twin to substitute for her on the soap with no one the wiser. It's a perfect switch-until Cat attracts the attention of the mysterious Mr. Tall, Dark, and Way-too-handsome leading man.

Grayson Alexander never thought being snowbound in the charming town of Christmas, Colorado, for the holiday would get so hot. But between working with sexy, tough Cat on set and keeping his real reason for being there under wraps, he's definitely feeling the heat. And if there's one thing they'll learn as they bring out the mistletoe, it's that in this town, true love is always in season.

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Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, an adorable grandbaby, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.

Connor McClain knows what he wants. And after four harrowing years in Afghanistan, that's a quiet life in the lakeside town of Evergreen Cove. But coming home has land mines of its own-the most dangerous of them being long-legged bombshell Faith Garrett. Now getting her into his arms this holiday is going to require more than mistletoe . . .

With a cheating ex behind her, all Faith wants is a relaxing holiday free from man drama. And even though every moment with gorgeous Connor is a sweet temptation, Faith is determined not to give in. But Jack Frost has other plans, and soon Faith and Connor are snowbound in a winter wonderland with only the sparks flying between them to keep them warm. As one hot kiss leads to another, they'll have to decide if they're ready to give each other the best gift of all-love.

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Jessica Lemmon has always been a dreamer. At some point, she decided head-in-the-clouds thinking was childish, went out, and got herself a job . . . and then she got another one because that one was lousy. And when that one stopped being fulfilling, she went out and got another . . . and another. Soon it became apparent she'd only be truly happy doing what she loved. And since "eating potato chips" isn't a viable career, she opted to become a writer. With fire in her heart, she dusted off a book she'd started years prior, finished it, and submitted it. It may have been the worst book ever, but it didn't stop her from writing another one. Now she has several books finished, several more started, and even more marinating in her brain (which currently resides in the clouds, thankyouverymuch), and she couldn't be happier. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want. (While eating potato chips.)

UNWRAPPED by Katie Lane
Jacqueline Maguire has a problem tying the knot.After fleeing the altar (again), the runaway bride drives off with no particular destination in mind. Which is how Jac finds herself stranded in a snowstorm with a hot, hard-bodied stranger who treats her to the naughtiest night of her life . . . but come morning, he's long gone.

Contractor Patrick McPherson is deeply committed to his bachelor lifestyle. No strings, no rings. As the Christmas season approaches, however, Patrick still can't quite forget his curvalicious one-night stand. Then Jac shows up unexpectedly, and all holiday hell breaks loose. Because this year, Patrick is getting the biggest Christmas surprise of his life.

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Katie Lane is the USA Today bestselling author of the Deep in the Heart of Texas and Hunk for the Holidays series. Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and when she isn't writing, she enjoys reading, traveling, and cuddling with her high school sweetheart and cairn terrier Roo.

“We don’t have time to talk about it,” the older woman said as she helped Cat out of the fur coat. “We have just been presented with the perfect opportunity to put our plan into action.”
Great, Estelle and Chloe had a plan. Cat tugged the sweater’s neckline higher. Her sister may like to show off her girls, but Cat’s were going undercover. And since she didn’t want Estelle to blow her cover, she hoped the older woman enlightened her about their plan.
They were a few feet from the table where Harry stood looking deliciously edible when Nell waved a gingerbread man in the air. “Get a kiss with your cookies, ladies. Two dollars for a kiss and a cookie.”
A horde of women stampeded in their direction.
“Make it count, my dear,” Estelle murmured, shoving Cat at the table.
The push caused Cat to wobble on her heels. If not for Harry reaching across the table, encircling her biceps with his strong hands, she would have fallen on her face. Something her sister would never do. So it was imperative that Cat put on a believable performance. She fluffed her hair, did a flirty head tilt, and batted her fake eyelashes.
“I’ll take two, Harry.” She puckered her lips.
His mouth flattened, a muscle ticking in his clenched jaw. Then he leaned toward her. It’s possible he said bloody hell under his breath as he lowered his head, but she couldn’t be sure because everything went a little fuzzy the moment his warm, firm lips touched hers. She tasted mint, smelled his expensive cologne, and drew closer, placing her hands on his shoulders to avoid toppling over. Okay, so it was an excuse, but she was sure her sister would have taken advantage of the situation in exactly the same way.
Her mouth softened, her fingers tightening on his broad shoulders as her lips parted. She was just getting into the kiss, and it was some kiss, when his mouth left hers. He took what appeared to be a startled step back. She understood the reaction—the kiss had rocked her world, too.
“Hang on, I need a picture for the Chronicle,” Nell said, putting down the cookie to pick up her cell phone. “Okay, go for it.”
In the background, she heard George saying something to Phil about breaking his promise. Harry looked over her head, then back at her. An emotion she couldn’t read darkened his blue eyes, then he brought his hands to the sides of her face and did as Nell suggested. He went for it.
Gently tilting her head so his lips slanted over hers at a precise angle, he gave her a deep, passionate kiss. It was long and lush, and breath-stealingly perfect. Her eyes were still closed, her head tipped up, when she realized she was kissing air. Blinking her eyes open, she stared at him. Acting as though he was completely unaffected, as if he hadn’t felt the same emotional rush of desire, he handed her two cookies.
If that was a kiss from an uninterested man, she’d eat . . .
“That will be four dollars, Chloe.” His words were cool and clipped, his back ramrod straight.
And her heart, that seconds ago had been dancing to a happy beat, froze. It wasn’t her he was kissing. It was her sister.

She came to a halt at the threshold of the kitchen, her breath clogging in her throat.
Part of it was shock over the fact that Connor was leaning over the countertop inhaling one of her cupcakes. The other part, and the part she was having trouble reconciling, was the fact that there was a tear beneath one of the pockets of his jeans, and the slash of skin she was currently staring at was his bare ass.
He stood, chewing and smiling with his lips closed. She knew because she hastily redirected her gaze to his face. The way he licked the frosting off the corner of his mouth and lifted his brow suggested he may have caught her eyeballing something she shouldn’t.
“Tore them on a nail on the fence this morning.” He turned to look over his shoulder, splitting the tear with his fingers to show her a faint red scratch on one chiseled butt cheek. “Hurt like a bitch.” His eyes found hers and he gave her a sly smile. “Don’t suppose you’d be willing to patch me up.”
She choked on her laughter, shaking her head for effect. “I don’t think so,” she said, trying to sound disgusted and not turned on.
His smile erased as his brow went down like she’d hurt his feelings. “You would deny me medical care in my moment of need?”
Flustered, she stepped past him and snatched the small white box off the counter, determined to change the subject. “I hope you know you owe me a cupcake.”
Cupcake, I took that in payment for the kiss you never gave me.”
So he didn’t forget.
“You’d rather have a carrot cupcake than a kiss?” Her pulse pounded against her neck. She knew which one she would prefer, and hoped she was doing a good job hiding it.
“Hmm…” He made a show of craning his neck to look at the remaining cupcake in the bottom of the box. “It was a pretty good cupcake.”
Her mouth opened in argument, but the argument never came. And the reason it never came was because Connor covered her lips with his, launching his tongue into her mouth. She tasted sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg from the frosting, and his mouth, which tasted wonderful because it tasted like him. The smell of lavender filled her senses, that earthy, spicy smell mingling in her nostrils and making her lean into him. Cupping the back of his neck, she tilted her chin, continuing their sparring session with fervor.
Noses bumped, his unshaven chin scraped her jaw, and his hands—his big, manly, rough hands—grasped her at the waist and pulled her flush against him.
This went on until finally, she had to pull back to inhale or suffocate. Not a bad way to go, she’d admit. Now she was panting and trying to recalibrate her brain cells, which had apparently oozed right out of her ears since Connor put his mouth on hers.
He looked as dazed as she did for a second before his smile snapped into place. “Nope. That was much better than the cupcake.”

“Am I a vampire?”
            He chuckled at the joke and smoothed the damp hair off her forehead.  “No.  I don’t change my victims . . . I just snack on them.”  She didn’t crack a smile, but her shoulders relaxed, bringing his attention back to the welt.  “How badly are you hurt?”
            Her hand went to the marks on her neck.  “Surprisingly, it didn’t hurt as much as I thought it would.”
            Patrick felt his face heat with embarrassment.  “I’m sorry.  I forgot about the fangs.”
            Her gaze flickered to his mouth, and damned if he didn’t get hard again.  “Well, I guess since you didn’t . . . umm . . . overindulge, it’s not a big deal.”
            Overindulge?  Oh, he wanted to overindulge.  Especially with those phenomenal breasts just a reach away.  But he wasn’t that big of a jerk.  “So can you tell me what happened?  Are there any other victims?”
“No.  No one else was in the car with me when Big Foot—I mean, a deer jumped out in front of the car.  I would’ve been okay if my brakes had worked properly.  It was almost like someone had tampered with—” She paused, and her eyes widened.  “Mr. Darby.”  She glanced at the door.  “And he’s probably the one who flattened your tire.”
Patrick started to wonder if she wasn’t suffering from a concussion.  She seemed to be talking in circles.  Of course, most women talked in circles.  “I thought you said no one was in the car with you.  Who is Mr. Darby?”
“No one was in the car with me.  Mr. Darby is the guy who’s trying to k—” She stopped and cleared her throat.  “Never mind.  It’s not important.  So you were saying?” 
            His brow knotted.  Why couldn’t women be as easy to read as a blueprint?  He released his breath in a sigh.  “I was wondering how badly you were injured.”
“I’m fine now.  I was just a little lightheaded before.”  She sat up to prove it, bringing her full pouting lips inches from his.  He might not be able to read her, but he sure as hell desired her.  He had never wanted to kiss a woman so badly in his life.  It was like her lips were magnetized and he was solid metal.  But before he could kiss her, she got to her feet and started picking up the items that had spilled out of her purse.  Since there was a lot of crap, he knelt down to help her.
“So what are you doing up here?” he asked as he lifted her wallet and handed it to her.  “I’m assuming by the costume that you were coming back from a party.” 
There was a slight hesitation before she nodded.  “And I got lost.”  She leaned over to reach the tube of lipstick that had slid under the coffee table, and her breasts swelled forth in twin mounds of bodacious beauty.  “So if you can’t take me back to Denver, do you think you could get me to a working phone?”
            It took her grabbing the lipstick and straightening before he could talk.  “I could if I didn’t have a flat tire.”  Now that his temper had cooled, he realized that she wouldn’t have had time to flatten his tire.  He probably ran over a nail at one of the jobsites, and it had been slowly leaking air all day. 
“Don’t you know how to fix it?” she asked.
“Yes, but I’m not going to do it in a blizzard.”  He picked up her phone and tried it.  There was still no reception so he tapped the screen closed.  A screensaver picture of two people popped up.  Patrick didn’t know why he was more interested in the skinny guy than the pretty, dark-haired woman.  Or maybe he knew why, but just wasn’t willing to admit it.
“Are you married?” he asked.
“Not yet.  I’m still working on it.”  Before he could figure out what that meant, she got up and took the phone and her purse from him.  “So if you’re not going to fix the tire, just what am I supposed to do?”
In heels, or at least in one heel, she was only a few inches shorter than he was and sturdily built.  He realized that he liked that about her.  He was tired of petite women he had to worry about breaking.  This woman looked like she could handle a man who liked things a little rough.  And since she wasn’t married, was in no way connected to his aunt’s schemes, and was here . . .
Patrick smiled.  “You’re going to spend the night with me.”
            “What?” she squeaked.  “I can’t spend the entire night with a . . .”
            “Patrick.”  He held out his hand.  “And you are?”
            She swallowed hard before answering.  “In big trouble.”

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Release: Awakened In Shadows by Tigris Eden + GIVEAWAY!!!

Title: Awakened In Shadows
Series: Shadow Unit #4
Author: Tigris Eden
Publisher: Kats Kreative Ideas
Genre: Paranormal/Erotic Romance
 Release Date: September 29, 2015


Can someone constantly on the receiving end of betrayal learn to trust again?

Dietrich Omari Johnson trusts no one.

Sold into slavery by his own people, he learns early what the sharp edge of betrayal feels like. Working for the Shadow Unit is out of forced necessity.

Never one to do something for nothing, he plays both sides of the fence. Every move, every decision, is calculated for his own personal gain.

Jorunn McLellan, given into the care of the Unit’s meanest team member, tries to make the best of a frightening situation.

The dominating Walker hides behind his shades, and harsh comments, yet still manages to heat up her body.

Can she put to rest the emotions Dietrich awakens and move on with her life before he steals her soul and shatters her heart? Or is the glimpse he allows her to see enough to fight for what she knows is his only chance for happiness?

**PNR, Multicultural, Dark Paranormal Romance**+18

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“I’d like to be a part of this mission,” D said the words before he could stop them. Shaking his head to clear his brain, he stood back. Did he really just volunteer? He’d gotten what he needed. Now all he had to do was stick close to the club owner.

“You’re always a part of the missions. You’re transport,” Xee reminded as if he’d gone and lost his mind.

Shaking his head, he walked up to Xee, making sure she understood his intentions. He didn’t like the way Draven was eyeing him.

“I want to be on the ground for this one.”

The female’s eyes got big. Even Draven and Gabe’s eyebrows shot skyward.


Xee tried placing her hand on his forehead, but he easily dodged her.

“You feeling okay?”

He was fine. It wasn’t like anyone truly cared either way. He stuck to his shit, they stuck to theirs.

“I’m good. I just want…” What the hell did he want? Oh, right, to get closer to Phineas, fuck Jorunn out of his system, and in the end, be one step closer to getting his sister back. Wait, what? Fuck Jorunn? No. Hell, no! That was not part of the plan. Dick says otherwise. His dick was fucking stupid. “I just want to ensure we get the Sahidic and tell Eremiel he can go fuck himself.” Yeah, you sound so convincing. He never bragged he was up for the next Academy Award. It was convincing enough, though.

“Well, fuck me and call me Sally. Dietrich is trying to be a model citizen.” Xee laughed.

“Is that an invite, girl?” he growled.

Xee knew him better than that. She was tied to Gabe, he knew, but he wanted to remind everyone listening that he was still a dick.

“Dude, seriously, sooo not my type,” Xee quipped back.

“You ain’t got a type, girl.”

Xee cracked a grin. “How do you figure that?”

Dietrich turned his attention to Gabe, who was standing with his arms crossed, trying his best to look badass. Draven quietly left, taking Faith with him. The wolf was probably going in search of his mate.

“You’re literally fucking Death,” he deadpanned.

Author Bio

Tigris is a military brat who's done her fair share of travelling, thanks to her Army father. She's married to the infamous LL and has three boys. She currently resides in Houston and is actively seeking a book-buddy for the end of the world.

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