Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Close Out 2013 with a Bang!!! Awesome Giveaways

2013 was a great year for readers.  There were so many awesome books to read and not enough time to read them all.  For every book I put on my "read" Goodreads shelf, I put two more on my "to be read" shelf.  I had so many books loading up on my eReader, that I never had to search for a good book.  I just had to decide if I was in the mood for rockers or millionaires or cowboys; if I wanted it hard and fast or slow and romantic; if I wanted a some suspense or action or travel to go along with love story.

While the Inner Goddess Forum and Goodreads group had been up for a while, 2013 was the year we opened the blog.  What began as a weekly feature grew into daily posting as we met more and more authors that we wanted to help promote.  Their imagination and ability to spirit us away has left us in anticipation of each new release.  In fact we started a Facebook group called Romantic Releases just to help us keep up.  My daily chats with authors and readers inspires me to continue promoting authors, doing what I can to give back to the profession that gives me so much joy. 

As 2013 ends, we find that there are too many books still remaining on our TBR pile.  While we hope that 2014 brings just as many wonderful reads to a one-click near us, we hope to fine time to read the titles still calling to us from our list.

Join us in our Inner Goddess 
2014 New Year's Resolution:

To tackle books on our TBR list.  

Throughout the year, you can join us by reporting your progress and checking up/encouraging others on our 2014 Resolution thread on the Forum.

Here are a few titles on the top of our TBR pile:

pearls - Joey W. Hill's Taken by a Vampire; Kallypso Master's Somebody's Angel; Sherrilyn Kenyon's Styxx; Lexi Blake's The Men with the Golden Cuffs; Isobelle Cate's Rapture at Midnight; Laurie Roma's 3013:Mated

TinkNCognito - Master of Submission - Jan Bowles; Eternal Bonds - Susan Hayes; Persuading Eve - Tara Rose; Into the Ashes - Laurie Roma; Obsession - Jennifer Lyon; Unrestrained - Joey W Hill

TinkNCognito and I reached out to authors and asked them which title was at the top of their TBR pile: 

Lori King - Lora Leigh's Breeds series
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Rosanna Leo - Monette Michaels' Weather the Storm.
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Randi Alexander - Linda Lael Miller's newest, Big Sky Secret
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Corinne Davies - the last two books in Cari Silverwood's Steamwork Chronicles.
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Michelle Graham - Tara Rose Passion Peak series
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Iyana Jenna - The new M/M book by Jenika Snow, Lifting Tail for the Alpha
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Laurie Roma - Dark Wolf by Christine Feehan
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VJ Summers - Shards of Time by Lynn Flewelling
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Storm Chase - Ann Mayburn's Ivan's Submissive Captive
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KB Gardener - Fallen by Julie Miller
 3 Different Contests 
to Ring in the New Year!!!
Contests run Dec. 31, Jan. 1 & Jan. 2

The Inner Goddess TBR Starter Kits

Each day of the hop, We will give away a Starter Kit to help you tackle your TBR pile.  
To be entered post in the comments with the name of a book on your TBR pile (plus an email contact).  At midnight each night we will pick a random name to win the day's Starter Kit.  
Your name stays in the drawing all three days, so the more times you comment with a title, the more chances to win.  Be sure to come back each day to comment again. 

Starter Kit 1 (Dec. 31)  Laurie Roma - 3 IAD ebooks (Under Pressure, One Shot, & Deadly Target; Lori King - Winner's choice from backlist; Rosanna Leo - ecopy of Predator's Kiss; Storm Chase - winner choice from backlist

Starter Kit 2 (Jan. 1)  Tara Rose - one e-book of each of the Passion Peak, Colorado books - Seducing Carma, Mastering Angela, Training Summer, Chasing Felicity, & Persuading Eve; Randi Alexander - ecopy from backlist; Storm Chase - winner choice from backlist 

Starter Kit 3 (Jan. 2)  Sable Hunter - ebooks Burning Love - Sweeter Version (Hell Yeah! Sweeter Version) & Hot on Her Trail - Sweeter Version (Hell Yeah! Sweeter Version); Corinne Davies - a pdf copy of Caress of Fur & Claiming Destiny; Michelle Graham - winner's choice of one of my backlist titles; Storm Chase - winner choice from backlist for all three days; Iyana Jenna - This Isn't Goodbye

 New Year ~ New Books Blog Hop

A blog hop hosted Closed the Cover.  
Visit each of the participating blogs to win prizes at each stop!!!


New Year's Eve Blog Hop

A blog hop hosted by SSYL, Smile Somebody Loves You.
Visit the participating blogs to win prizes, plus enter the rafflecopter contest for the Grand Prize.  Grand Prize will be drawn on January 3, 2014

The Grand prize, which will be chosen from the rafflecopter at the bottom of the page will include: a $150.00 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card (winners choice) SSLY Key Chain, a signed copy of Bohemian Grove by T.M. Williams, an E-book of Maverick Touch: The Cat by Ashley Nemer, e-book Scorned (LeKrista Scott, Vampire Hunted) by Tyffani Clark Kemp, paperback copy of Summertime by Christina Cole, a signed copy of Mail Order Brides of the West: Trudy by Debra Holland, a Godiva Chocolate Basket Courtesy of Morgan Wyatt and an awesome prize, a 30 minute tarot card reading via Skype or telephone by author Shauna Aura Knight!(I wish I could win this one!)

Participating Blogs

  1. Smile Somebody Loves You
  2. Tonya Renee Callahan
  3. Madison Sevier
  4. Tricia Andersen
  5. Cate Masters
  6. Tabitha Shay
  7. Paula Millhouse
  8. Hunter S Jones
  9. Magella Troche
  10. Tory Richards
  11. Deena Remiel
  12. Evelise Archer
  13. Ashley Nemer
  14. Roxy Wilson
  15. Inner Goddess Forum
  16. Literal Hotties
  17. TM Williams
  18. Jayn Wilde
  19. Victoria Pinder
  20. Eden Connor
  21. Elise VanCise
  22. Andrea R Cooper
  23. Adriana Kraft
  24. Leigh Ellwood
  25. Lisa Carlisle
  26. Andrea Cooper
  27. Sherry Gloag
  28. Natasza Waters
  29. Kathryn Beyerle Lively
  30. Sugar and Spice Reviews
  31. Jeanine McAdam
  32. Morgan Wyatt
  33. Naomi Bellina
  34. AJ Williams
  35. Lyncee Shillard
  36. Beth Barany
  37. Candy Caine’s Corner
  38. Shauna Aura Knight
  39. Kimmie Easley
  40. Fiona McGeir
  41. Donna Michaels
  42. Tiffany Clark
  43. Brenda’s Book Beat
  44. Reading by the book
  45. Tuere’s not so
  46. Random Thoughts
  47. Flossie Benton Rogers
  48. Stephanie Kepke
  49. Debora Dennis
  50. Samantha Holt
  51. Heidi Sieverding

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Monday, December 30, 2013


by Randi Alexander 
32   5-STAR reviews

At a comic book convention, artist Megan Shore is thrilled to meet action movie hunk Garret McGatlin. Usually reclusive, Megan flirts with the leading man of her sexual fantasies. He invites her to his suite for a drink, but when she arrives, his rancher brother Trey opens the door and unleashes Megan's cowboy fantasy. Both men pour on the charm, and she can't decide which of them she desires more.

The McGatlin brothers have shared women, but none of them were like Megan, irresistible and perfect for both of them. Working together, they execute a potent seduction. During a hot, amazing week, the three-way relationship becomes emotionally charged. When they're thrown into the media spotlight, Megan fears the exposure will trigger a past threat. Garrett and Trey need to prove they can keep Megan safe as well as happy and satisfied in their arms.

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Sequel, Book 2

released Dec. 2013
Megan Shore had spent a fantasy week in Chicago with two of the sexiest men she’d ever met. Now she’s a guest on their ranch, and the McGatlin brothers, Trey and Garret, are heating up their ménage under the bright Texas sun. But when strange messages and mysterious gifts begin appearing, Megan fears the threat from her past has followed her from Canada.

Trey and Garret McGatlin decided they wanted Megan for more than just that mind-blowing week in Chicago. Now that she’s with them on the Silver Spur, they’re thinking long-term. But she’s spooked by a past that won’t leave her alone and by people’s questions about their relationship. Will Megan bolt for home, or can they assure her she’s safe as well as desired in their bed?

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Author Randi Alexander Giveaway Party - Monday, Dec. 30

Red Hot Valentine page - Releasing Jan. 18 

About The Author

Randi Alexander is an author of erotic romances. "Rode Hard and Put Up Satisfied" When she's not dreaming of, or writing about, kinky cowboys, she's biking trails along remote rivers, snorkeling the Gulf of Mexico, or practicing her drumming in hopes of someday forming a tropical-rock band.
Romance novels have been Randi's hideout since she was a teen. The chance to imagine herself as the strong but vulnerable heroine, and the guarantee of a "Happily Ever After" ending, have always been irresistible.
Erotic romance is her newest passion. It still lets her live the heroine's life and gives her a lovely ending, but also allows her to witness the attraction between the characters as they explore physical love. She hopes her writing sweeps you away and grants you pleasant dreams of all your fantasies coming true.

Contact the Author:
Randi's website
Twitter   @randi_alexander
Amazon Author Page 


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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Summoned to a magical world where beauty and courage ignite the passions

Summoned Series Romances
by Susan Hayes
Some of the first stories I ever wrote (in crayon no less) were fantastical tales of dragons and knights and fairy creatures. I have loved sword and sorcery tales since I heard my first “once upon a time,” and the Summoned Series is a chance for me to go back to my roots. 

It’s a world where magic is power, and not all those who wield the gifts of the magi are noble of purpose. There are those who use their powers not to aid others, but to enslave them. These dark hearted men and women move between worlds and planes, searching for the rare, the powerful, and the unique to sell for profit.  Anything can be bought, for the right price. Anything, or anyone.
Dark magic, white knights, shapeshifters , fae beings, brave deeds and true love… welcome to the many worlds of the Summoned Series Romances.  

Summoned and Sold 

Book #1
Torn from her world and enslaved by magic, Vela’s life is shattered in the name of greed. Born of a fae race of shifters, her exotic beauty and unique powers have damned her to a life of slavery. But as a true Feral, she will never allow anyone to enslave her spirit or claim her soul.

Torin is the Prince of Stryx, forced to watch as his father’s madness pushes the kingdom closer to the brink of destruction.  Strong and true, Torin’s flaw keeps him from being the leader he is meant to be. Upon learning of his father’s plans to breed Vela’s fae abilities into the family bloodline, Torin agrees to marry her rather than subject her to the cruel perversions of his father’s bed.

Worlds collide under the king’s dark reign, but when Torin sets eyes on his bride, her beauty and courage ignite his passions. He knows that he will do anything to keep her at his side and in his bed, but how can Vela ever learn to love a man she is forced to call her master?

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Summoned and Stolen

Book #2
Lily is a magically bound slave who exists only to serve as a living ornament - the greatest of her master’s treasures.  When her master is killed, she finds herself bound to a vicious and cruel Duke whose dark intentions leave her terrified for her life.
Kel is the leader the fiercest mercenary army in the kingdoms, answering to no man and guided only by his personal code of honor. Upon learning that he and his men fought and died so their employer could gain control of a fae pleasure slave, he is furious. When that same man breaks his word and refuses to pay for Kel’s services, the mercenary knows just how to even the score.  He steals the Duke’s prize, the lovely fae slave.
Freedom comes at a cost, and the price Kel paid for the slave girl has made him a wanted man. Now the renegade warrior and the soft-hearted fae healer are running for their lives.  To survive, Lily must put her life in the bloodstained hands of a killer. To have what her heart desires, she’ll need to heal more than Kel’s wounds. She’ll need to heal his heart.


“We still have a little time left. Is there something you wish to do before I have to hide?”
“Aye, there is, little temptress. And I think you know full well what I wish for. Unfortunately, we’ve not got time to stop for that. I’ll have to be content with having you in my arms for now.”
Lily’s laughed and spread her wings, allowing herself to float until she was hovering above the saddle instead of sitting in it so that the two of them eye-to-eye. “Who said we have to stop?”
“Temptress indeed.” Kel slid a hand between their bodies to palm her breast while his other arm kept her close to his chest.
“Not a temptress. I just have no desire to be anywhere but in your arms,” Lily whispered her confession and Kel answered her with a kiss that made her quiver to the tips of her wings. There was hunger in his touch, but there was something else as well. His lips lingered, teasing and tasting her with a tenderness she’d never felt from him before. His hands, roughened by years handling weapons, were gentle as they caressed her.
The kiss deepened and she let her senses drink in everything as their tongues danced. His natural scent was earthy and dark, like the deep woods they had hidden in last night. The red-gold stubble of his jaw was scratchy where it touched her face, and she could feel the hard surface of his chainmail beneath his shirt. Kel’s hips rocked gently in time to his horse’s pace, an echo of the hard, fast thrusts he had used to bring her to orgasm just that morning. All around them birds sang and the trees rustled as they shifted, leading them out of the forest and back into a world full of danger. This time, though. She wouldn’t be facing that world alone.
She had Kel.
Kel’s need for Lily hit him with the force of sword blow, leaving him stunned. He had wanted women before, but never needed one. Lily was different. He couldn’t explain what it was that made her special, but she was. His men were going to be merciless when they saw him again. For so many years he’d claimed a true warrior needed nothing but his blade and an enemy to fight. Whether Lily stayed or not, Kel knew he’d never be able to make that claim again.
It was Lily who broke their kiss and then shifted herself in his arms so that she could reach the laces of his pants. Nimble fingers made short work of the knots he had tied, drawing out his cock with a soft coo of delight. That tiny sound made him even harder, and he had to resist the urge to haul her down onto his shaft and fuck her then and there. The only thing that stopped him was the knowledge that he’d hurt her if he did. The last thing Kel ever wanted to do was to cause her pain.
He removed his hand from the sweet curve of her ass, letting his fingers trace a line down between her legs to her pussy. Wet heat enveloped him as he slid a thick digit into her folds, seeking out her clit. “You’re already wet for me, little one, and I’ve barely touched you. Tonight I’m going to lay you down in the moonlight and learn every inch of your body. I will learn every secret place, every spot that makes you moan, and I will make you come harder than anyone has ever done. Your body is going to remember mine forever.”
Lily could only moan in response to his whispered words. Tonight couldn’t come fast enough. She had no doubt that Kel meant every syllable, and there was nothing she wanted more than to spend the night lost in his body. Until then, they would just have to settle for what they could get. His index finger found the swollen bundle of nerves and pressed down hard enough her entire body quivered. Her hand tightened around the thick shaft of his cock in response, and he groaned deep in his throat.
His mouth found hers again, hungry and wild with urgent demands that exactly matched her own. His fingers moved faster, sending her pulse racing. She rode his hand, letting his mouth muffle her sounds of pleasure. She stroked his cock in time to the rocking of her hips, and soon they were both breathing hard and she was lost to everything but her lover’s touch. Her attention slipped and she inadvertently dropped a few inches, bringing their bodies together. Once that happened, Lily let gravity work in her favor. She made a quick adjustment with her hands, wrapped her legs around Kel’s waist and sank down on his cock.
“Gods! You’re not ready for me yet.” Kel tried to move away, but there was nowhere for him to move to, no way to stop what was happening.
“I need you,” she whispered as she tightened her legs and drew him another incredible inch into her body.
“I need you too, little one. You have no idea how much.” Those softly spoken words were Lily’s undoing. She heard the pain buried in the words, and recognized the same loneliness that filled her heart. In that moment of instinctual connection with her battle scarred warrior Lily knew she’d found more than a protector. She’d found a kindred spirit.

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You can find Susan around the web:

Summoned Series Blog: http://summonedseries.blogspot.com
Author’s Blog: http://www.susanhayes.ca

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Inner Goddess is so excited to have Susan Hayes on our blog today that we are giving away an ecopy of both book 1 & 2 of the Summoned Romance Series! 

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

When the legal system goes undercover, the heat turns up!

Legal Heat series, Book 1
Samhain Publishing

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Passion this hot should be illegal.

Katy Sinclair made it to the brink of partnership at her high-powered law firm with hard work, dogged determination, and the ruthless self-discipline to cultivate a conservative public image. But when she follows an evasive witness into a sex club, she can’t deny herself a red-hot sexual encounter with the seductive bartender who sets her body on fire. She’s sure no one will ever know about her indiscretion —until she walks into the courtroom to find her dirty little secret is the opposing counsel in the most important case of her career.

As the managing partner in a struggling law firm, hot-shot attorney Mark Richards can’t afford any mistakes that might cost him his biggest client. Like getting involved with his beautiful, determined opponent—the mystery woman he hasn’t been able to forget. But when Katy’s quest for justice leads to death threats, Mark will sacrifice everything to protect her.

Now they’re risking their hearts…and their lives…in a race to catch a killer. Little do they know, the greatest danger lies closer to home.

Warning: This book contains explicit sex, light bondage, violence, murder, steamy shenanigans in the courtroom, naughty sexytimes in the boardroom, and an exceptionally hot hero with a versatile tie. Any objections will be overruled.

Legal Heat series, Book 2: James and Lana
Samhain Publishing

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With passion at full throttle, there’s no turning back.

When private investigator Lana Parker follows a dangerous biker into an underground sex club, James Hunter is the last man she expects to see. But there he is, all dark looks and chiseled charms, ready to break her heart all over again.

Danger is the name of the game for an undercover cop. And the last thing James wants is for the fiery beauty to come anywhere near the notorious biker gang he’s trying to take down. Yet Lana has no intention of giving up her case, which means he’ll have to keep her close to keep her safe. A risky proposition—especially when their blazing sexual chemistry reignites an unforgettable passion.

But when a dark terror emerges from the past, Lana goes on the run…and James gives up everything to save her. Backed into a corner, Lana must face her fears, including the one thing that frightens her most…her overwhelming feelings for the man whose searing glance sparks her most hidden desires, the man she should not trust, but cannot resist.

Warning: The book contains violence, explicit sex, light bondage, heavy swearing, motorcycle sexytimes, bad-ass biker naughtytimes, and an exceptionally hot hero who will get down and dirty anywhere but under the covers.


A shiver coursed up Lana’s spine, and she shook her head to loosen her tongue. “I’m meeting someone.”

Rex’s rough, gravelly voice deepened. “Right now, you’re meeting me.” His gaze crawled over her, unleashing a wave of cockroaches under her skin. By the time his eyes returned to her face, a cold, sticky sweat covered her body.

With all the faux bravado she could muster, she gave him a tight smile and took a step back. “And…the meeting is over. Nice to meet you. Goodbye.”

His arm shot out, grabbing her shoulder, holding her in place. “Usually when I see a cop, I get an itch in my trigger finger. I look at you and I get an itch somewhere else. Ditch the boyfriend. One night with me and you’ll forget he exists.”

An itch? She suspected it might have to do more with his extramarital affairs and visits to the Seymour Street brothels than a desire to hump and pump with a curvy redhead in a dirty cop costume. Talk about putting a girl off.

Rex smiled, all nicotine-stained teeth and ashtray breath. “Yeah. I can see it in your eyes. You know what I’m talking about.”

What did he see exactly? Fear? Disgust? Or her desperate need to find the number for the local STD clinic?

Lana gave him a vacant smile as she considered her options. Option #1: Find a boyfriend. Heart thumping, she looked around the bar for a pseudoboyfriend—someone big, strong and sufficiently threatening. No one measured up except…maybe…Master Tony? She raked her eyes over the tall, broad frame of the club’s owner, but when he turned to greet someone at the door, she gave a little sigh. He had been less than pleased the last time she’d sneaked into the club. She doubted he would help her once he discovered she’d sneaked in again.

Option #2: Run. Excellent option. Lana wrenched herself from Rex’s grasp and took a step toward the door.


Three bikers, two wearing the Hades patch, and one so young he had to be a prospect, were making their way through the crowd toward Rex. Blocking her path.

Lana’s pulse pounded in her ears. Rex was bad enough. But four bikers? It was almost like being back in the Wolverines’ clubhouse with Levi all over again.

The tallest of the three had swept back his long, dark hair and tied it at nape of his neck in a ponytail. Dark eyes, olive skin and a broad, hard body to match the strong planes of his striking face. Yum…even though he was a biker.

“Ryder.” Rex shook the hand of Mr. Deep, Dark and Delicious.

Ryder’s gaze flicked to Lana. He tilted his head to the side, giving her first a considered look, and then a sympathetic smile. He turned back to Rex. “I thought we were here for a meeting, not to pick up fender fluff.”

Lana grimaced at the backhanded compliment. She knew the slang. He thought she was pretty. Anything less and she would have been a “fender bunny” or even worse, a “mattress cover”.

Lucky her. Well, at least he hadn’t made fun of her hair. Usually men made some reference to the inferno on her head—Carrots, Ginger Snap, Big Red, Fire Bush, Rusty, Copper Top, Flame Brain, Matchstick Head or her current favorite, Red Zilla.

“You know what they say, ‘red in the head, fire in the bed’.” The second biker, a barrel-chested thick-necked bruiser with crazy dreadlocks gave her a lascivious wink and an oh-so-enticing crotch grab.

“Good one, Bones.” Rex thumped the thick-necked thug on the back. “I was thinking that myself.”

Lana rolled her eyes. Oh ha-ha-ha. So funny. As if she hadn’t heard that one before. Some day she’d meet a man who could insult her hair with some originality.

“Leave the girl alone. We’ve got a meeting to get underway.” Ryder gave her a wink and stepped to the side, clearing her path to the door.

Rex gripped Lana’s arm just as she took her first step to freedom. “You jealous, Ryder? Been a long time since you had a back warmer.”

“Maybe he’s bent.” The prospect, a blond Adonis who looked like he should be playing high school football instead of pledging to join a biker gang, gave Rex an obsequious smile and was rewarded with a slap to the head.

“You’re an idiot, Kickstand,” Rex growled. “You don’t disrespect a full-patch brother when you don’t even have the right to breathe without his permission.”

Kickstand stumbled into Lana from the force of the blow, knocking her off balance and out of Rex’s grasp. With incredible dexterity, Kickstand caught her before she fell.

“Sorry,” Kickstand murmured as he helped her balance. “I don’t usually make a habit of knocking down pretty girls just to get their attention. Every time I’m around these guys I do something wrong.”

She gave him a soft, reassuring smile, but her heart went out to him. He was trying so hard to fit in. She’d seen dozens of prospects like him during her time with Levi—young and desperate to be part of what they perceived to be the glamorous word of bikerdom. Very few were accepted and fewer still earned their patch. Kickstand would never make the cut. Too good-looking, too kind-hearted and too eager to please. What the hell was he doing with Hades?

While Rex, Bones and Ryder lamented the lack of good prospects in the biker world, Lana edged her way toward the door, only to be cut off again, this time by a late arrival.

Almost as tall as Rex and Ryder, the new biker was lean, lithe and powerful, with a narrow waist and long, hard thighs. His thick, dark hair just brushed his collar. His eyes were an unusual steel blue.
A familiar steel blue. Her heart stuttered in her chest.


No, it couldn’t be. She blinked her eyes. Once. Twice. Was it him? Two years had passed since she’d last seen Heartless Bastard. The man in front of her had the same physique, strong nose and chiseled jaw. But the James she knew had kept his hair military short and would have been appalled to sport a five o’clock shadow, much less three days’ worth of stubble over his unyielding chin. James was a cop through and through. No way would he ever join Hades.

As if sensing her perusal, he frowned. “Take off the glasses.” The velvet rasp of his deep baritone voice sent tiny quivers of need straight to her core.

Heart pounding, she took a step back and inadvertently hit Rex’s chest. “Take them off, pet,” Rex snapped. “Ice isn’t a man who asks twice.”

Ice. He had a road name, and from the mini salivating puppies on the front of his jacket, he was full patch. He was no prospect, like Kickstand, currying favor in the hopes of being allowed to join the club. He was a fully initiated member of Hades.

Swallowing hard, Lana removed her glasses and stared down at the fishnet stockings peeking out of her boots like a hundred crisscrossing lines of black gunpowder. One of the garters was still loose, leaving her even more exposed—as if that was possible—to the explosive heat of his gaze.

“Look at me,” Ice demanded. His rich, husky voice rolled through her, stirring longings she had hidden away in the darkest recesses of her memory. Heat settled at the juncture of her thighs, her nipples tightened and her mouth went dry.

Disconcerted by her body’s responses and unable to meet his gaze, she looked away.

Ice cupped her jaw and firmly turned her face toward him, pulling her away from Rex. Her gaze locked with eyes now as deep blue as the ocean. Commanding, captivating eyes. Framed by thick lashes. But it wasn’t his eyes that finally sparked her recognition; it was the aura of pure power that hit her like the painful thud of her heart when she had realized he was never coming back.

He stroked his thumb over the apple of her cheek, the gesture at once comforting and familiar. A tangled web of emotions swept through her body like a firestorm. The world fell away.


Heartless Bastard.

Lana swallowed hard and fought the warring urges to kiss him and slap him across the face.

For a split second, his breathing hitched and his eyes widened. He glanced over at Rex and back to her. His expression shifted from curious to considering, and she caught a gleam in his eyes. Calculating. Determined.

Did he recognize her? Two years ago she had been twenty pounds heavier, her pale complexion marked with freckles and her curly hair just brushing the top of her shoulders. Two years ago she had been stupid and naive, thinking she had found a man she could actually trust—someone who would never hurt her.

Now she knew better. And that kind of knowledge changed a girl. Made her immune to a Heartless Bastard’s bone-melting cheek stroking and irresistible charms.

She slapped his hand away and, boy, did it feel good.

“Roxie.” His sharp tone snapped her out of her reverie, but not as much as his warm hand clasping her own. “What the hell are you doing here, dressed like that? I almost didn’t recognize you.”


New York Times and USA TodayBestselling author, Sarah Castille, graduated with a B.A Honors degree in History and an LL.B. (law degree) and practiced law on the West Coast for several years before succumbing to the lure of foreign travel. She obtained a Masters Degree in Law from the University of Edinburgh and then practiced at one of the world’s largest law firms in London, England during which time she traveled extensively, wrote moderately, and developed a taste for tea, European footwear and Greek cuisine.

She traded in her life of European glamor for the comforts of the frozen North and the excitement of home renovation, during which time she wrote extensively, never traveled, and developed a taste for beef jerky, Tim Horton’s coffee and Sorels.

After her first book, Legal Heat, won prizes in nine Romance Writers’ Association chapter contests, including the Grand Prize in the Valley of the Sun Hot Prospects Contest, Sarah decided to take a break from high heels and legal practice to write about red-hot alpha males and the women who tame them. Her second book, Against the Ropes, was named as one of Publishers Weekly’s Top Ten Picks for Romance & Erotica for fall 2013, and her third book, Unraveled, hit the New York Times Bestseller’s list. Sarah’s current release, Barely Undercover, was named as the “Must Read Erotic Romance of the Year” in the Sneak Peek Reader’s Choice Awards (2013). She hasn’t dusted off her briefcase yet!

Sarah lives with her husband, munchkins and a family of owls in the shadow of Canada’s Rocky Mountains, where she is currently working on her next novel.

Connect with Sarah:
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