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Book Title: The Billionaire’s Secret Kink
Author: Lisa Ladew
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 10/19/2015
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Knox Rosesson is a 28 year-old self-made man, driven by the secrets and lies of his father. He’s driven to find the lost half-siblings he knows must exist, to discover the truth about what drove his mother insane, and most of all, to never, ever become like his parents. But so far, that road has lead to personal entanglements he’s afraid he’ll never escape. These problems persist until he is tasked with guarding the one woman in the world who might be able to fix him, to sear his soul of its troubles and make him whole again.

Mica Nichols has been running her entire life. All her money and success has never brought her the safety she yearns for with all her heart. But one man made her feel safe on a very special night so many years ago, and when she sees him again, she hires him on the spot, while hiding her true identity from everyone, even him. She has followed his mysterious persona for the last decade, unable to reconcile the man she knew with the rumors she has heard. They will have one last chance to make it right, before Mica’s past catches up with her.

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Knox pushed away the pain that speared through him at the thought and focused on his brothers again. Darcia hadn’t returned to them yet. A yard of blonde hair caught his eye and he turned his head to follow it.

A woman walked through the crowd on a man’s arm, their backs to Knox. She wore a tight black dress that curved away from her amazing backside. His eyes were drawn to her ass and he felt heat flood into his sex as he imagined fisting that blond hair and tugging on it, while he buried his cock into the unknown woman, making her whimper.

It had been too long.

He needed a distraction from his life. She would do. He just had to get her away from her date and see if she would agree to his … requirements. Then he could spend all night distracted and sleep through tomorrow. Maybe something would change by then.

Darcia and Daxton forgotten, he watched the couple. They made their way to the buffet table and the man began filling his plate. The blonde turned and seemed to scan the room. Recognition rocked into him. Brindi Battaini. The hot little private investigator that Hawk introduced him to last week.

He watched her eyes as they traveled over all the males in the room. They stopped on Daxton and Phoenix and her gaze sharpened, her eyebrows pulling together. Daxton looked a lot like him. Maybe she wasn’t sure if Daxton was him. She must be looking for him.

Knox pulled himself upright and focused all of his attention on her, making himself tall and broad. Her eyes pulled to him and he lifted his chin and gave her a slight smile.

She smiled broadly and waved as Knox resumed his former relaxed attitude. Would the fact that he knew her make it easier or harder for him to get her home with him? He didn’t know, but he was up for the challenge.

He watched her say a word to her date and then walk towards him, enjoying the roll of her hips a little too much. He’d never fucked a PI before, never meeting one he wanted to. Normally, he went for soft, society women, women he met at parties like this or at his father’s club, and then took home to shake up their sheltered lives.

She reached him, practically bouncing to a stop before him. He kept his eyes off her breasts with effort.

“Knox,” she said breathlessly, her smile wide. “It’s so nice to finally meet you in person.”

She held out her hand to him. Knox took it, but turned it and brought it to his lips. “Miss Battaini,” he murmured, keeping his eyes on hers.

“Call me Brindi.”

“Brindi,” he said softly, her hand still held in his.

She pulled it back and her eyes widened slightly. She was getting the point already.

“Th-Thank you so much for getting me an invite. A party like this is a great opportunity for me.” She stammered at first, but then regained her composure.

“Anytime,” he said, cocking his eyebrow in a practiced gesture. He’d seen the effect it had on women before. It was his go-to move.

Her smile faltered as she stared at him, trying to figure him out. “I-I brought a date, because, well because…”

Her voice trailed off, as if she wasn’t even sure what she was doing here. She looked nervously over her shoulder at her date, who was still perusing the food, blissfully unaware of the electricity Knox felt passing between him and Brindi.

He smiled at her, tracing the line of her lips with his gaze. “I generally keep my dance card open,” he said. “But I’m regretting that. I should have brought you myself.”

Brindi turned her head slightly and stared at him aslant, assessing him. He opened his hands. What you see is what you get.

Brindi’s eyes narrowed. He could almost read her doubts in her face. She had heard something about him. She watched him like she would watch a suspect. “I hope everything turned out ok for your friend Hawk.”

Knox smiled broadly, genuinely. “It did. We found the guy who blew up his house. Everything’s back to normal now. Thanks for your help.”

Brindi relaxed too. “That’s wonderful.” She looked over her shoulder again and saw her date searching the room for her. He found her and lifted a tentative hand. She waved back and raised a finger. One minute. When she turned back to Knox he could see the disappointment on her face. She wanted to stay with him. All he had to do was get rid of the guy somehow and tonight was a done deal for them. His night was spoken for.

“I better get back to…” She cocked her head back the way she had come and Knox nodded, letting her off the hook, for now. He’d follow her in a few moments, see what the situation was.

“I’ll come introduce myself to your fella in a minute,” he said slowly, his voice pitched low, seductive.

“Oh good. Ok then.” She gave him a nervous half-wave and turned to walk away. Knox watched her go, knowing her cheeks were heating as she felt his eyes on her. He could see it in the new tension in her hips. She passed through the throngs of people, and when her lower half was blocked from his vision, his eyes crawled the crowds again, looking for his brothers or Darcia. He’d probably missed the explosion. But no one had yelled or screamed or cried or thrown anything, so there must not have been much to miss.

For the second time that evening his wandering gaze was caught by a woman. Knox paused in the act of lifting his drink to his mouth, his eyes locking on the brunette standing alone in another corner, nervously shifting her feet. Her! Even as he thought it, he knew it wasn’t her. This woman was too tall, and her cheekbones were shaped differently. But the same gentle demeanor seemed to accompany her, even from all the way over here. Her lips twisted in the same perpetual pout that made him want to kiss them, taste them, devour them.

Studying the woman in the corner made Knox’s mind wander to that night on the train ten years ago for the first time in months. To the sweet, soft woman who had yielded herself to him so completely. To the last woman he’d ever trusted. To the night of tender, consuming passion that every experience he’d had since had been measured against.

Oh Rachel, he thought for what felt like the millionth time. What happened to you? Why didn’t you listen to me? Where are you? Alive? Dead? Do you ever think of me?

He watched the mystery woman, thinking about those stolen moments so many years ago and wondered if his life would be different if she hadn’t disappeared. If he would have had a chance to get to know her. To bring her home. To protect her. To learn her secrets.

Maybe he wouldn’t have so many secrets of his own right now.

Knox put his drink down on a table and crossed the room to the brunette, Brindi all but forgotten.

She wasn’t Rachel, but she looked enough like her that if he tried hard enough, maybe he could recapture just a little bit of the magic from that night.

Meet the Author

Lisa Ladew lives in the frozen northwest, a mother and a wife first, and an author second. She says she’s not cool or quirky or eccentric, and really has nothing to put on a bio. But she loves a good story and does her best to create enjoyable stories for her readers.

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Release Day Blitz: Freefall (Santa Cruz Skydivers, #1) by Joanne Efendi #Giveaway

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Book Title: Freefall (Santa Cruz Skydivers, #1)
Author: Joanne Efendi
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: October 8, 2015
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Twenty-five year old Professional skydiver Levi James has a troubled past that he just can’t seem to leave behind. The main cause of his problems – his father, a billionaire Australian publishing magnate, who after being MIA for most of Levi’s life, has decided Levi needs to start playing a role in the family business, whether Levi wants to or not.

Andi LaRosa, a twenty-one year old Costco cashier, comes from a loving, if somewhat suffocating, traditional Italian American family. With no direction and in a deep depression, she often seeks solace in Valium and the bottom of a Vodka bottle. That is until see meets Levi and instantly falls for his Aussie charm.

The daredevil skydiver makes her feel alive and gives her a sense of direction that she so desperately craves. But can their fledging relationship survive Andi’s personal demons and Levi’s meddling father, who refuses to his son go?

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I lay in his bed, listening obsessively to everything he did, kicking myself at my cowardice. At this moment, I could be with him, but here I was…alone. Something was wrong with me. I wanted it, I wanted him, but was too afraid to reach out. Years of rejection had taken their toll.

Behind the closed bathroom door, the toilet flushed and the faucet turned on as I heard him go about a normal waking routine. Next, I was waiting for the sound of the shower. Instead, he reappeared in the bathroom doorway, still naked and still glorious.

“Andi, I’ve had a better idea. Why don’t you shower now instead of later…with me?” He reached his hand out to me. “You know, Santa Cruz is in the middle of water restrictions. So, really, you could just think of it as doing your part for the environment.”

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Joanne is a lover of books and the written word. It had been a life long dream of Joanne’s to write and publish a novel. A dream that she finally fulfilled in early 2014 after writing YA Paranormal Romance Illuminated Darkness for close to three years. In 2015, her NA Romance ‘Freefall’ was signed by Evernight Publishing.

Joanne grew up in sunny Queensland in Australia and currently resides on the Sunshine Coast with her husband and two sons. She has always had a passion for writing and is a former radio announcer and journalist. Currently she works in her other passion- teaching children the vital life saving skill of learn to swim. In her spare time she likes to drink coffee with her friends and train and compete in triathlons (very badly).

Joanne is currently writing a sequel to Freefall, and a YA Contemporary novel that may or may not take another three years to write. She also has plans to write a sequel to Illuminated Darkness, that will be titled Darkness Enveloped.

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Today, we will be showcasing two titles that may tickle your fancy,
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You just might find your next read!

This week, #T4T presents to you:

The Reaper’s Rite series by Dorothy Dreyer!

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Sixteen-year-old Zadie’s first mistake was telling the boy she liked she could bring her dead sister back to life. Her second mistake was actually doing it.

When Zadie accidentally messes with the Reaper’s Rite that should have claimed her sister Mara, things go horribly wrong. Mara isn’t the same anymore—Zadie isn’t even sure she’s completely human, and to top it off, a Reaper is determined to collect Mara’s soul no matter what. Now Zadie must figure out how to defeat her sister’s Reaper, or let Mara die … this time for good.

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I felt that the author did a great job with her character developement. She was very vivid in her details and I felt like they were people I would meet on the street.” – Michelle, Goodreads Reviewer

 

“My Sister’s Reaper was a great paranormal, YA novel. Dreyer did an awesome job at creating Zadie’s linage and having it make complete sense.”Tyler, Jolley Chronicles

 

“Okay, reapers, zombies, and death? Yeah, I was definitely reading this one.” – Kelly Hashway, Author

 

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Months have passed since Zadie faced her sister’s Reaper, during which time she’s been under her mentor’s magical protection. But now that she’s turning 17, that protection is about to run out. When dark forces lure Zadie to wander at night, she’s manipulated into committing unspeakable acts. With her friends and family at risk, Zadie must try to use her powers to break free from the Reaper’s grasp, or surrender to the Reaper’s Rite, which can only lead to death.

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“The series is magnificent and should be on the best sellers list!!”Holly, Author

 

“Dorothy Dreyer continues the fast-paced, heart pounding journey she started in My Sister’s Reaper, delivering a YA paranormal romance filled with believable characters battling unbelievable odds.”Katie, Author

 

“Ms. Dreyer has upped the ante in terms of characterization, suspense, some down-right spooky scenes, and a playful sense of humor, particularly in the dialogue between her teen protagonists.” Stuart, Author

 

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Dorothy Dreyer

Dorothy Dreyer has always believed in magic. Born in Angeles City, Philippines, to a Filipino mother and American Father, Dorothy grew up a military brat, living in Massachusetts, South Dakota, Guam, New Jersey, and New York. She now lives in Frankfurt, Germany, with her husband, two teens, and two Siberian huskies. Dorothy not only writes books with some element of magic in them, but has a fondness for reading those kinds of books as well. She also enjoys movies, chocolate, take-out, and spending time with family and friends. She’s known to make a pretty sweet cupcake when she has the time. She also tends to sing sometimes, so keep her away from your Karaoke bars.

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Cover Reveal: Christmas in the City by Various Authors #Giveaway

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Book Title: Christmas in the City
Author: Various Authors
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 2, 2015
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An anthology of newly written novellas by 14 of the 2016 Authors in the City Authors. This anthology will benefit a children’s hospital in the Florida area where the 2016 Authors in the City book signing will be held.

Authors in the City book signing is hosted by Stephanie’s Book Reports.

Meet the Authors

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40’s to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.

When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

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AJ Harmon was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia. She currently resides in Oregon, USA, with her husband Brad. They have two grown children, her pride and joy, and a dog named Max. An avid reader of the Romance genre, the books in her personal library range from historical to erotica and everything in between. The bookshelves in her home are filled with a variety of authors and she is humbled to now be among their ranks.

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S.M. Donaldson is a born and raised Southern girl. She grew up in a small rural town on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the kind of place where everyone knows your business before you do, especially when your Daddy is a cop and your Mom works for the school system. She married one of her best friends at the age of 20 and has one son. She is a proud military wife, has always had a soft spot for a good story, and is known to have a potty mouth. At the age of 31, she decided there was no time like the present to attempt her first book. Sam’s Choice was born and she hasn’t stopped since. If you are looking for a good, steamy, Southern set romance with true Southern dialect, she’s your girl.

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Ashlee Taylor has always loved to read. She was practically born with a book in hand. She even wrote short stories and vignettes for fun at age eleven. As she grew up reading was put to the side but the book Fifty Shades of Grey brought back the love of the written word. Swallowing every book she could get her hands on while befriending authors. Eventually becoming a beta reader and helping authors work out critical scenes and plot progressions. Through this process, Ashlee decided to write the stories in her head.

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Amazon Best Selling Author, A.M. Madden’s debut novel was Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. The series includes Back-Up, Front & Center, Encore, Backstage, and The Devil’s Lair Novella. She has also written two stand alone novels, Stone Walls and The Shortstop.

A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romantic stories. She wants to create characters that the reader could relate to and feel as if they know personally. A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while raising teenage boys.

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A.D. Justice is the best selling author of the Steele Security Series (Wicked Games, Wicked Ties, and the upcoming Wicked Nights), the Crazy Series (Crazy Maybe, Crazy Baby), and the Dominic Powers series (Her Dom, Her Dom’s Lesson). When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her own alpha male character in their north Georgia mountain home. She is also an avid reader of romance novels, a master at procrastination, a chocolate sommelier, a twister of words, and speaks fluent sarcasm.

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Misha Elliott is a romance author who uses writing as a way to entertain, release, and educate. Her books have given her the opportunity to discuss and release emotions that run deep. She is a lover of life and reading. Once a northerner she now calls the sweet state of Alabama her home. Where she lives with her husband, two cats, and two dogs. When she isn’t at the beach reading a book with her toes in the sand, you can find her at book events wooing the readers.

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Gia Riley enjoys writing New Adult and Contemporary Romance. From the small but mighty state of Delaware, she’s a lover of all things romance – a firm believer that everyone deserves a happily ever after.

When she’s not writing, you can find her roaming the aisles of Kirkland’s, up to her elbows in Play-doh, or trying to hunt down spoilers for Big Brother. She loves reality TV almost as much as she loves a good chick flick. Her newest addiction is a Starbucks iced mocha – they keep her up late, doing terrible things to her characters.

You can connect with Gia on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She also has a reader group, Gia Riley’s Books, on Facebook. Stop by anytime, she loves hearing from readers!

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Christina Benjamin: A little about me: I was born in GA, grew up in PA and now live in FL. I went to Flagler College, Keystone College and The University of Central Florida. I have a degree in Criminal Justice and English. I love writing, blogging, the outdoors, stand up paddle boarding, swimming, biking, books, movies, pirates, Disney, food, travel and my little dog.

I strongly believe in finding what makes you happy and doing it. I’ve taken a leap of faith and am now following me dreams of being a full time writer in St. Augustine. I’ve met so many wonderful people in my journey as the author of The Geneva Project. I love to visit schools and speak to children about my books and the importance of literature and cultivating the spirit of imagination.

My hope for The Geneva Project is that one day, with each book I sell, I can donate one book to a school or program in need of reading material for children.

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Mariah Dietz lives in Eastern Washington with her husband and two sons that are the axis of her crazy and wonderful world.

Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon where she spent the majority of her time immersed in the pages of books that she both read and created.

She has a love for all things that include her sons, good coffee, books, travel, and dark chocolate. She also has a deep passion for the stories she writes, and hopes readers enjoy the journeys she takes them on, as much as she loves creating them.

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Taryn is a lover of books and wine, usually enjoying them together. Writing has been a way for her to step away from chaotic reality and live a bit through her fun and sometimes damaged characters. You will almost always find a Happy Ever After at the end of her stories. She can’t help it, it’s an addiction.

She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, but cherishes those quiet nights after everyone is asleep when she can curl up on the couch to read with her geriatric dog. (Shh, don’t tell…He’s not supposed to be on the couch.)

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Ellie Keys is an author of mystery and thriller novels. The characters of her stories are loud, exuberant and controlling when it comes to demanding her attention. The personalities that come out on paper give audience members insight into the reason why she is a little off center. She loves writing, reading a good book and losing herself in a great movie. Ellie is thrilled to be able to share the stories from the wealth of works that she has created. There is a great deal in store for lovers of mystery and thrill seekers.

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Sidonia Rose lives in suburban Maryland with her family. Sidonia has a long love affair with books. She started early by memorizing her Dr. Seuss books read to her, so she could read them to her parents instead. She is often found with a book in her hands or a couple of books so she can lend to a friend. You can often spot her by her toe shoes.

After a long career homeschooling she continued onward to pursue her love of books by writing her own books. Love Shots is her first novel released in 2014.

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My name is Elizabeth Hayes and I am from the Midwest. I have a few things I just happen to obsess over those include Hot pink and Zebra print, Unicorns, and cupcakes, and Books, I love to read and get lost in a book. I have thought about writing for a long time now and finally started to put words down. Ashlee and I are both new at this and our first book Finding Salvation is going to be thrown out there for you all to read. I must say I am having a hard time with this. I am the type of person that likes to know the outcome before I do anything. I want to know that this is going loved by most of you. The thing is I know that this book is going to be hopefully liked by some, hopefully loved by some, hated by some and just ok to some and I think I am finally ok with that. I am stepping out of my comfort zone. I hear that is a good thing. But with everything time will tell. So there you go! If you want to know more just ask.

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Shari J. Ryan is an Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author, a Barnes & Noble Top 10 Bestselling author, and an iBookstore #1 Bestselling author. She hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her husband and two lively little boys. Shari has always had an active imagination and enjoys losing herself in the fictional worlds she creates.

When Shari isn’t writing, she can usually be found cleaning toys up off the floor.

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Barren by Elizabeth Miceli

Publication Date:  October 2015

Publisher:  Swoon Romance

*** PUBLISHER’S ALERT: MATURE CONTENT WARNING ***

 

Recommended for ages 16+. Includes scenes that depict drug use, teen sex, and sexual assault.

 

This book contains mature content and depiction of a seventeen-year-old girl’s rape at the hands of another student. It is a chilling first person point of view account of something that occurs across the country at parties just like the one depicted in this story, and we wanted the fictional account to feel raw and as devastating. We also understand that these scenes may be difficult and uncomfortable for some. We recommend this novel for readers ages sixteen and older.

 

“I cried, praying for him to finish. I closed my eyes and tried to envision myself somewhere else… somewhere where I was happy. I thought of my family all piled around our tree on Christmas morning. I thought of singing with my band. I thought of Caitlin and me baking cookies and watching movies together. But after just a few seconds of pretending, Mike would hit me or thrust deeper, and I would be back in reality. I was being raped. I was all alone. I was a damsel in distress. And there was no one there to save me.”

 

Seventeen-year-old Stacey Lorenzo’s poor self-esteem has always consumed her. When significant weight loss leaves her still feeling powerless and with an eating disorder, she turns to partying to cope. Things go from bad ot worse when she is raped, a crushing blow to her psyche from which she may not recover. Stacey drugs, cuts, and hooks up with countless guys in an attempt to dull the pain. But if Stacey doesn’t find a way to face her demons and overcome her fears, she might find herself in a hole so dark, even love won’t be able to pull her out.

 

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                After I got home from seeing Clare at dinner, I was feeling really depressed. Some part of me felt better about telling the boys and Clare, but another part of me felt like telling them made it real. And I didn’t want this to be my life. I was in denial and I was barely holding myself together as I went into the shower that night.

When I stepped in, I couldn’t help but think about Hamlet. One of my favorite plays said “to be or not to be- that is the question.” This question was about suicide and I’d been pondering it long before the rape had even happened. Now that I was sexually assaulted, it was pushing me farther toward the edge.

As the water dampened my once dry skin, I tried to breathe through the pain. Breathe through all of the thoughts floating around in my head.

“Stop thinking about it,” I told myself. “Think about your Mom.”

I had taken a psychology class a few years before and in the class I’d learned that psychologists start to get concerned about suicide if the client actually makes a plan and decides how they’re going to commit the act. In my attempts to stay alive, I made a deal with myself. I could ponder the question as much as I wanted, but I could never make a plan.

When I got out of the shower, I got a text from Eli.

 

Eli: Hey Stace, I’m thinking about you and hoping that things get better. I love you and I will be here whenever you need me.

 

As I decided how to respond I realized that yes, things were bad, but I had to keep fighting. There were more people that loved me than I realized.

 

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Elizabeth Miceli

ABOUT ELIZABETH MICELI:

 

Elizabeth hails from the smallest state with the biggest heart. She started off at The University of Akron and then transferred to the University of Rhode Island. She is a double major in both Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies. Although she loves writing- she also has a passion for helping others which is why she is studying to become a sex therapist/couples counselor. Elizabeth loves spending time with her family and friends, singing, eating everything Italian, and baking cookies. She is “in love with love” which is probably why the driving force in almost everything she writes is romance. When she’s not getting lost in her characters she can be found waiting for her prince charming in her North Kingstown, Rhode Island home.

 

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Giveaway Information:  Contest ends October 23, 2015

 

  • One (1) winner will receive a digital copy of Barren by Elizabeth Miceli and a $10 Amazon GC (INT)

 

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Book Title: No Going Back
Author: Petie McCarty
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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No Going Back is the first story in the Mystery Angel Romance series. Each stand-alone love story in the series has an angel hidden in the plot, and the angel’s identity isn’t revealed until the finale — unless the reader figures it out first.
In No Going Back, 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…

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Luke Kenyon leaned over the neck of the magnificent black stallion and watched her. Same sexy cowboy attire as the day before — dark flannel shirt, worn jeans, though no Stetson today to hide his handsome features or his expression.

“You scared me,” she wheezed.

“Sorry,” he said, though he didn’t look it. “You’ve done that before.”

“What?”

The slow smile curved across his cheeks, and his eyes darkened. Kellen felt the slow flush start at her chest where her heart pounded out a rhythm, and she prayed her neck and cheeks wouldn’t turn pink.

“Caught crawfish.”

She wiped her hands on her shorts and winced. “A few, when I was younger.”

“Where?” He shifted a bit in the saddle, and the black horse side-stepped.

Her turn to smile. “Where was I younger, or where did I catch crawfish?”

He stared for a moment, and his eyes narrowed. A long moment passed, and he suddenly laughed out loud. Dismounting, he stepped to the edge of the bank and extended a hand to help her out of the water.

She hesitated.

“I don’t bite. I’m harmless.” His voice rumbled low, and a shiver vibrated her spine.

I doubt that.

She watched him, but didn’t move. He looked and acted like a man used to getting his own way.

“The name’s Kenyon, Luke Kenyon.” He kept his hand outstretched, waiting for her to make the next move.

Meet the Author

Petie spent a large part of her career working as a biologist 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. She eventually said good-bye to her “day” job in order to write her stories full-time.

Petie is a member of Romance Writers of America, and she shares homes in Tennessee and Florida 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.

Visit Petie’s web site online at http://www.petiemccarty.com or her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/petie.mccarty.

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I love this quote, Diana
“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl