Showing posts with label novella. Show all posts
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Monday, July 18, 2016

Reaction Shot: a BDSM Thriller



Reaction Shot: A BDSM Thriller
Author: Parker Avrile
Publisher:  Paris April Press
Cover Artist: Paris April Press
Release Date: TBD
Heat Level: 4
Pairing: male/male
Length: 47,000 words
Genre/Tags: BDSM, Thriller, Romantic Suspense, M/M Romance, Erotic Romance, Contemporary Romance






Synopsis

What happens in the dungeon doesn't stay in the dungeon.

 "My sex stuff wouldn't make my father happy, but the feds didn't mind it at all. In fact, the official story was that I was the ex-boytoy of some now-disgraced Chinese billionaire. The gay wasn't an issue. Even the BDSM wasn't an issue. The issue was money-laundering. As long as they saw me as just another party boy, I was safe."


Or so he thinks. And then 22-year-old reformed bad boy Shale Shelby becomes involved with an A-list Hollywood action star with a strong taste for dominating younger men. His life may never be the same.



Excerpt

            ..."I really don't think it's a good idea for me to get involved with the fans, you know?"
            The fans? "You're really in love with yourself, aren't you?"
            "Don't pretend you would be here if I wasn't in the movies."
            "You're in the movies?"
            "What did I just say about playing stupid? There's a lot of models I could have in my bed right now if I wanted stupid."
            "You're pretty enough to be in the movies." I looked him over. Yeah, I could definitely see this one as some kind of star. Those dimples were quality.
            "Stop. Just stop. I don't need a lot of honesty from a blowjob, but I need that much."
            "OK, OK, you're in the movies, and I'm your stalker, and you had to capture me and teach me a lesson. Maybe you better handcuff me again. I don't think the last lesson took."
            "I really should ask you to leave." But we both knew he didn't want to.
            I snuggled close. "All right. Name one movie I've seen you in."
            He named five.
            Oh fuck. I sat up and took his head in my two hands. Turned it this way and that to study him from every angle. "I just thought you were a guy who looks like him," I said.

About the Author
I ran away to Vegas. Now I'm running from it. Currently, I'm in an undisclosed location writing slightly spicy, slightly angsty male/male romances that explore the glittering world of beautiful male models, talented yet troubled musicians, and alleged billionaires who may not be what they appear to be.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Live Wire

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Live Wire
a Titan novella
by Cristin Harber





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Titan Group is expanding! New recruits mean Jared Westin has potential new hires to scrutinize. What he didn’t expect was his very pregnant wife Sugar to finagle her way onto the surveillance team as the prospects were assessed. Her involvement in the simple observation goes dangerously wrong. She and best friend Lexi Black stumble into a problem with Russian mobsters. Sugar is forced to draw on her old ATF tricks, but weeks from her due date, she has no choice but to team up with Bishop O’Kane, a potential-new recruit and Parker Black, Lexi’s hacker husband, who must go undercover.

This is special ops novella is packed with high-stakes crime and intrigue, a baby story for Boss Man, and two steamy romances for two of Titan’s favorite couples!



EXCERPT

“What?” She scooted closer to him on the desk. “Don’t you want to play with me?”



“If you think”—he pulled her leg so that she sat in front of him, straddling his chair—“that this will change whatever I have to say, Baby Cakes, you’re mistaken.”



“Pity.” She smirked but leaned close enough that he could smell her shampoo. “Kiss me anyway, and let’s see how it goes.”



She didn’t wait for an answer, and her mouth tasted bubble-gum sweet. His hands rested on her thighs, his tongue tangled in her mouth as her fingernails scratched the back of his scalp.



“The places I want your tongue. Care to guess?” she purred into his kiss.



Damn. She’d likely get whatever she wanted. He inched forward, licking the delicious slope of her neck. He stifled his own groan and kissed the soft skin. “Here.”



“I won’t complain.”



“Woman…”



She murmured in a way that was a stroke to his shaft.



His tongue ran behind her ear. “You like this.”



“Mm-hmm.” Sugar shifted on the desk, a quiet gasp giving her away.



“You love it.” He upped his game and scraped his teeth against her, nibbling as she tried to hold the upper hand. “I love a lot of things you do to me.”



He pulled back, not giving in to her games so easily. “You’re up to no good.”



God. Sexy sat in front of him. Flushed cheeks, heavy eyelids. Her lips were parted, and her hair was a mess. He hadn’t even started with that yet. “Yes,” she said.

                                                                                                                     


ABOUT CRISTIN HARBER

Cristin Harber is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She writes sexy, steamy romantic suspense and military romance. Readers voted her onto Amazon’s Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was both a #1 romantic suspense and #1 military romance bestseller.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Heroes & Heartbreakers

Heartbreak and Heroes

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HIDING WITH THE HEARTBREAKER by USA Today bestseller by Virginia Nelson Rule: Protect the innocent.

Making people laugh for a living is easy, but when a beautiful stranger needs Aloysius Sutton’s help, he has to find a way to become Jude’s hero.

HOW TO UNBREAK A HEART by USA Today bestseller Jennie Marts

Rule: If you love her, don’t let her go.

Solitary cowboy, Trip Turner finally has a chance to correct the mistakes he made when he let the woman he loved walk out of his life twelve years ago. But now that Bre Wilson is back, will he be able to unbreak her heart?

SECOND CHANCE HERO by Michelle Major

Rule: A real man doesn’t build himself up by tearing someone else down.

Travis Jackson might not be the white knight Hailey Moore needs, but he’ll risk his future to win her heart.

TO BE HER HERO by Tonya Burrows

Rule: A real man always protects the women in his life.

Sixteen years ago, bodyguard Graham Lawson failed to protect Kendall Mills and it cost him her love. He’s not going to make that same mistake twice.

HERO IN DISGUISE by Sharla Lovelace

Rule: A real man doesn’t buy respect, he earns it.

Billionaire playboy Jake Jericho thinks he has it all, until one phone call reminds him otherwise. Can one week in disguise reform this trust fund playboy, or will his deception destroy the only real love he’s ever known?

HER HEARTBREAKER BOSS by Carmen Falcone

Rule: Never leave your woman unsatisfied.

Can Stefano and Roxie resist the heat flaring between them or will working together force them to face their rocky past and give them the happily ever after they deserve?

HOW TO BE A HEARTBREAKER
by Codi Gary

Rule: A real man never kisses and tells.

When an A list actor returns to his hometown, old wounds and fresh gossip emerge… along with a second chance at love, if he’s brave enough to stick around.

REFORMING THE HEARTBREAKER by Christine Glover

Rule: A real man never breaks a woman’s heart.

Can Olympic mountain bike champion Ryder Bennett and his public relations rep Addison Carrington keep things professional between them this time around, or will they risk a sexy scandal for a chance at love?

HER UNWANTED HERO
by Veronica Forand

Rule: A real man always helps someone in need… he may be the only one who does.

A disenchanted police officer must choose between keeping a woman’s affection or keeping her alive.

ONCE A HEARTBREAKER by T.J. Kline

Rule: A real man never lies, especially to a woman.

Ty Preston ran out on the woman he loved twelve years ago, but now he’s back to prove he’s a changed man. However, Rayne can’t risk getting her heart broken by the cowboy again.

MAKE MINE A HEARTBREAKER by Jodi Linton

Rule: A real man never falls for his friend’s sister… ever.

She’s about to change this playboy’s rule book.

TUTORING THE HEARTBREAKER TO LOVE
by Hayson Manning

Rule: A real man never touches the hired help.

Can Savannah teach serial heartbreaker Walker to be domesticated in ten days and convince them that maybe they can have s shot at a ‘them’ or can Walker convince Savannah there can be a ‘them’ on his terms only?

meet the authors

Hayson Manning

Hayson Manning writes fun and flirty romances with spicy flavor. She loves Princess Bride, hates peas and believes wine goes with everything.


Sharla Lovelace 

Sharla Lovelace is the bestselling, award-winning author of sexy small-town love stories, including the exciting new Heart Of The Storm series. She's proud to say she lives in Southeast Texas with her retired husband, a tricked-out golf cart, and two crazy dogs.


Veronica Forand
A Golden Pen winner in romantic suspense, Veronica Forand is an attorney and a novelist. An avid traveler, she loves to roam across continents with her husband and kids in pursuit of skiing, scuba diving, and finding the perfect piece of chocolate.


Virginia Nelson

Virginia Nelson is the USA Today Bestselling author of The Penthouse Prince.


Christine Glover

Christine Glover is a Linda Howard Award of Excellence winner and the author of sensual, sizzling, and emotional romances. When she's not writing you can find her cooking gourmet food and desperately seeking a corkscrew.


Michelle Major

Michelle Major is the best selling, award winning author of over a dozen sweet and sexy contemporary romances.


Carmen Falcone
Carmen Falcone writes sexy, edgy, emotional romance. She's addicted to happy endings, sunshine and Ryan Gosling.


Tonya Burrows

RITA-nominated author Tonya Burrows spends her days drinking coffee and writing about sexy military men while indulging the whims of her two spoiled dogs and a ginormous cat. Originally from a small town in Western New York, she suffers from a bad case of wanderlust and usually ends up moving someplace new every few years—luckily her animals are excellent travel buddies.

Jodi Linton

Jodi Linton writes sexy westerns and edgy contemporary romances. She loves cocky heroes and has a cowboy boot addiction.

Jennie Marts

USA TODAY Best-selling author Jennie Marts loves to make readers laugh as she weaves stories filled with love, friendship, and intrigue. She’s addicted to Diet Coke, adores Cheetos, and believes you can’t have too many books, shoes, or friends.

T.J. Kline

T.J. Kline writes sexy, contemporary romance that will make you laugh, cry and feel all the emotions in between. When she's not writing you can find her laughing hysterically with her family or chasing around her menagerie of animals in Northern California.

Codi Gary

Codi Gary writes contemporary romances with laughs, grand-gestures, and blush-worthy moments. She loves swoon-worthy heroes and has a major Hulu addiction.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

When We Touch: a Whiskey Creek novella

When We Touch

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Author: Brenda Novak 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
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You’re invited to a wedding in Whiskey Creek, Heart of the Gold Country

Unfortunately, it’s the wrong wedding. Olivia Arnold is arranging the festivities—and it’s the hardest thing she’s ever done. Because she should be marrying Kyle Houseman. They were together for more than a year…. But her jealous sister, Noelle, stole him away—and now she’s pregnant.

All their friends in Whiskey Creek know as well as Olivia does that Kyle’s making a mistake. His stepbrother, Brandon, knows it, too. But Kyle’s determined to go through with it, for his child’s sake.

Olivia’s devastated, but surprisingly Brandon—the black sheep of the family—is there to provide comfort and consolation. The intensity between them, both physical and emotional, shows Olivia that maybe Kyle wasn’t the right man for her…

But is Brandon?
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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Summer's Destiny: an erotic vampire novella




Title: Summer’s Destiny

Author: Ariel Marie

Cover Designer: Ariel Marie

Releasing: March 12, 2016


Genre: Vampire Erotic Romance


Synopsis



The hunters came in the middle of the night. Killing every vampire in sight. Their screams still haunted her. Summer Rayne was one of the lucky vampires to escape the massacre. She did what every other vampire had been doing for the past decade— she ran. She ran as fast and far away as she could, not knowing that destiny would lead her to her future.



He failed his people. Vampire king Ryan Valerian lived in his own personal hell for years. Vampires were no longer the top of the food chain— they were now the hunted.  The hunters wanted to eliminate the vampire race, killing them as they hunted them down. Ryan did as other vampires did— he ran. He remained hidden until destiny presented him a small curvy vampire that blew into his life like a hurricane.



Their meeting was destined. Their love was instant. Their chemistry sizzled. Summer was convinced that the vampires would once again rise but would her love be enough to convince Ryan to be the king he was destined to be?




Finding an unconscious female on his private property was odd. Having to fight an animalistic attraction to the unconscious female left Ryan Valerian speechless. Soon the curvy vampire would turn the missing vampire king on his ass.





Sneak Peek



“It’s okay,” he said, his dark eyes remained on her as she stood to make her way to him. “My blood will give you back the strength you need and more.”

Summer trembled on the inside. She knew that she needed blood from the starving pains she experienced in her abdomen. She knelt at his feet as he offered her the sustenance that they both knew she needed.

She was still in awe that it was the long-lost king that was her rescuer. It had been ten years since he was last seen. Everyone knew of the Valerians and their role in leading the vampires. He was the last of his family and in order to save their race, he would need to come out of hiding.

He presented his wrist as her gums burned from her fangs descending. She gripped his wrist and brought it to her lips. Her incisors pierced his flesh, taking in his coppery nourishment. The taste of his blood was sweeter than regular blood and gave her an instant power rush.

Her body flushed as she swallowed his royal blood. Her breaths came in rapid succession as she continued to feed from him. The pains disappeared, her head no longer ached, and the small lump at the base of her neck was no longer present, as her body finished the healing process. She sat up on her knees, gripping his wrist tighter as the need to consume him filled her.

“That’s enough, Summer,” he gasped, sitting back into his chair. He pulled his arm away, leaving her wanting more.

She gasped for breath, trying to get control of herself. He may have healed all of her aches and bruises, but now, she was left still very much aroused with a pulsating pussy that was aching for release. She gripped his leg as her eyes traveled up his body, finding that he was just as shaken as she was.



Copyright © 2016 by Ariel Marie

No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without written permission from the author, except for the use of brief quotations in a book review.


Review by pearls
A short story about how finding your other half can not only complete you, but also make you stronger.  Once together, they stop running and stand ready to take on the world.  Filled in vampire universe, along with a backstory, this could be the start of something big. 


About the author




                Ariel Marie fell in love with books at an early age. She can remember her first favorite book. She read the book so many times that it fell apart and she was devastated! Fast-forward thirty years later, Ariel now writes books she hopes readers will fall in love with and read over and over. Paranormal romance is her favorite genre. Who doesn’t love Shifters, Witches, Faes and all the other paranormals? She just loves writing about couple’s first meeting, the magnetism of when their eyes first meet and the first kiss! Her favorite part of writing paranormals is creating the world that the characters live in. 









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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Deepest Kiss

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From New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner comes a tantalizing ebook novella starring fan favorites Damien Stark and his wife, Nikki Fairchild. Deepest Kiss follows the couple from their island resort to their home in Los Angeles, and introduces Dallas Sykes, the seductive bad boy in the newest Stark International Novel, Dirtiest Secret—the first book in a new trilogy of the S.I.N. series.

Includes a special preview of J. Kenner’s provocative new novel, Dirtiest Secret!



My love for Damien Stark runs deep, and my need for his touch runs even deeper. He’s my shelter in this world, my light when everything seems dark, and all it takes is one kiss for my body to come alive.

Yet no matter where we go, our secrets threaten to surface. Someone dangerous from my past is back to stir up trouble, and now it feels like there’s nowhere I can hide.

I know Damien will always protect me, that our fierce desire will give us strength. In his arms I find safe harbor—and the sweetest release.

 

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EXCERPT

 

“You wouldn’t,” I say, though I can’t keep the genuine worry out of my voice.

“Wouldn’t I?”

I shake my head, trying to appear more certain than I feel.

“Why not?”

“Because that wouldn’t just punish me. It would torture you, too.”

“It would,” he agrees. “And while I’m not usually averse to self-sacrifice for a good cause--and,” he adds as his eyes skim over my body, “you are a very good cause--tonight I have something else in mind. Take off your jeans, baby. Take off everything and get on the floor. I want you at my mercy.”

“I’m always at your mercy,” I say as I begin to comply, and from the gleam in his eyes, it’s clear that he knows it.

“You are,” he says, a softness sneaking in to dull the sharp edge of his voice. “As much as I’m at yours. But I’ve been thinking about you all day, hot and naked and wet for me. And tonight I’m taking what I want. And baby? I promise you’re going to enjoy it.”

I’m on the floor now, my clothes abandoned, and I whimper a little as his words caress me, making my nipples peak and my clit throb. I have absolutely no doubt he’s right. But enjoy is to mild a term. Whatever he has planned, I’m going to fucking love it.

“Roll over and get on your knees,” he demands as he unbuttons his shirt, then tosses it aside.

I do as he says, then look over my shoulder to see him, looking magnificent with his broad shoulders and tight abs. He’s strong and lean and hard, and there’s no question that he used to be an elite athlete. I don’t care about tennis at the moment, though. On the contrary, right then all I want to do is taste every delicious inch of him.

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J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres. Though known primarily for her award-winning and internationally bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 internationally, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, "chicklit" suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit. JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a "flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations" and by RT Bookclub for having "cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swopn for him." A four time finalist for Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy).

 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Controlling Interest: an erotic romance novella


Welcome to the release event of "Controlling Interest" by Francesca Hawley.  This is an erotic romance novella.


BOOK DESCRIPTION


It's hard to keep things strictly business when the naturally submissive Mozelle “Mouse” Vincent challenges Torin Stuart at every turn and he finds there's more at stake than a controlling interest in the exclusive BDSM club they now share. Because love is the ultimate prize in their power exchange.

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Copyright © FRANCESCA HAWLEY, 2011, 2016

She looked beyond Mouse and smiled. “Perfect. He’s right on time for once.”
“He who?”
“Torin.”
“Oh my God…” Mouse shivered and ducked her head, adjusting her mask to make sure her face was completely covered.
Mistress Zarah surveyed her. “Oh, now that’s just not fair. I bet you creamed your panties, didn’t you?”
“Mistress, could you please keep your voice down?” Mouse hissed, heat filling her cheeks.
Zarah chuckled. “Oh, I don’t think so. But for your sake, I suggest you don’t speak much when he comes over here or he might recognize your voice.” She turned her head to look behind Mouse. “Ah, Torin. How are you, dear?”
He came around Mouse and gave Zarah a brief hug and a kiss on the cheek. “Well enough, considering.”
“It’s such a loss. We’ll miss Regine terribly, you know that, don’t you?”
“I do. Thank you.” Torin turned and looked Mouse over from head to toe. “Very nice. Is she yours?”
“No, darling. A guest who wants to explore the dark side.”
“As a submissive or is she a Domme in training?”
“Submissive.”
Tor turned the full force of his gaze on her. Their eyes met briefly before she dropped her gaze to his shoes. Please let him not recognize her. Please.
“Yes, definitely a submissive,” he purred. He lifted his hand and paused, glancing at Zarah. “May I?”
“The choice is hers.”
“Do you have a name?” He asked, brushing a strand of hair off her forehead. Normally, she kept her bushy hair pinned severely back, but the letter that arrived with the clothes ordered her to let it fall around her face naturally.
She glanced at Mistress Zarah, begging for help. Zarah smiled. “Her name is Minnie.”
“Minnie? Unusual.”
“That’s her name tonight. Who knows? Her name tomorrow might be Mickey.”
Mouse glared at Zarah, who just laughed.
“Do you want to play with me, Minnie?”
Mouse’s eyes flew to Tor’s. Did he know? Surely not. And what the hell did he mean by play?
“Play?” she squeaked. Damn it. Why did she always have to squeak like a mouse when she was anxious? At least Tor was unfamiliar with her nervous habit because by the time they’d met, Regine had worked the squeak right out of her.
He chuckled, his fingers trailed along the bare skin of her arm from her shoulder to her wrist. Gently, he encircled her wrist and rubbed the vulnerable skin there with his forefinger.
“Yes, Miss Squeak. Play. That means you and I go someplace private and I give you a spanking you’ll never forget. A spanking that will have you begging for more.”
Mouse couldn’t catch her breath as he lightly ran his fingertips up to her elbow. He leaned close and brushed his lips along the edge of her ear. She jerked when his tongue flicked against her lobe.
“Sensitive, aren’t you?” he murmured.
“Yes.”
“Yes, Sir.”
“Oh sorry. Yes, Sir.” Her voice was barely a whisper.
He chuckled in her ear. His hand moved from her elbow to her waist while he tormented her by trailing the fingers of his other hand from her wrist to her shoulder. Then he brushed a finger along her shoulder and up along her neck. Mouse couldn’t stop the shiver that coursed through her at his touch.
“You haven’t answered my question. Would you like to play with me?”
She closed her eyes at his purr. God, she wanted him. But what was she letting herself in for if she agreed to this? She opened her eyes and she saw Mistress Zarah grinning at her.

“The choice is yours. What do you want?”


ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Francesca Hawley



Hi. I’m Francesca Hawley and I’m a fat chick. A woman with dangerous curves just like my heroines.

Many people don’t like the word, “fat” but I do because it’s the truth and I’ve learned to own it. I am a fat chick and I always will be. When I first began to read romance, the heroines were all thin. I kept wondering, where were the fat heroines? I wanted to read about a fat chick who loved herself—or at least learned to love herself—and a hot alpha hero who liked her jiggly bits just the way they were. 

Since I didn’t find many big girls to read about, I decided to write about them, so Francesca Hawley – author of Romance with Dangerous Curves was born.

In a Francesca Hawley romance, my readers will find authentic, sensual, fat heroines who love and are loved by their intense, passionate, and seductive Alpha heroes. I hope you enjoy their dangerous curves just as much as their hunky heroes do.


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Monday, December 21, 2015

The Promise of Surrender in 1001 Dark Nights

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WE are so excited to bring you the Review/Excerpt Tour for THE PROMISE OF SURRENDER by Liliana Hart! THE PROMISE OF SURRENDER is a novella in Liliana’s The MacKenzie Family Series brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. It is due to be released on December 15, 2015! Grab your copy of this sexy novella today!

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Zeke fits into the MacKenzie family as the childhood friend who came to visit and has returned to town to run an undercover investigation. He's also there to reclaim the one that got away.  You don't have to have read the series to read this novella, but you will need to read more to see how the investigation turns out.  The focus of this piece is the set-up of the re-union.  Mia is a wonderfully strong heroine who will let you dig your own grave and then gladly push you into it.  The sparks between these two are hot, the only question is whether she can believe Zeke is back for good.  All Alpha, the surrender of this headstrong woman is the sweetest homecoming he can ask for. 

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Mia Russo spent ten years working undercover, entrenched in the dregs of society before handing in her shield. Opening her own pawn shop is a piece of cake in comparison. All she needs is the bad attitude she developed on the streets and the shotgun under her counter to keep law and order. Until the day Zeke McBride walks into her shop.

Zeke knows Mia has every right not to trust him. He was the one who chose the next op instead of her. And all he can hope is that somewhere under the snarl and cynicism is a woman who can forgive. Because whether she trusts him or not, they’re going to have to work together to bring down the gang that’s decided Mia is their next target.

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EXCERPT



Mia had learned early on that the best course of action was to stay off his radar, so she headed toward the back room where the pool tables were located. She passed Jana Metcalfe along the way. Jana had been a waitress at Duffey’s since long before Mia had moved there. She was pleasantly plump and somewhere in her mid to late thirties, and she always had a wide and infectious smile.

“Is the pool table taken?” Mia asked her.

“A group just cleared out. It’s all yours.” She gathered empties from a table, balancing the tray and making it look effortless. “It’s good to see Zeke back in town,” she said, conversationally. “Almost didn’t recognize him. He looks a lot different than he did at nineteen.” She winked and chuckled. “He spent a lot of summers here. Lord, he and those MacKenzies got into some trouble. I’m surprised Duffey even lets any of them in the door.”

“He must not be too mad,” Mia said. “They’re talking to each other.”

“That’s because Duffey is still trying to get Zeke to pay for some damages. Duffey just likes to complain. He’ll overcharge Zeke for the beers and then he’ll feel like he’s gotten away with something. Let me give you a tip. When you’re ready to order anything else, come find me. I’ll make sure your ticket is right.”

Mia shook her head and smiled. “Thanks, I appreciate it.”

“Hey, you guys have had a rough week. Duffey should be giving you the beer.” Jana stretched her neck out to the side to look around the corner toward Duffey. “Don’t tell him I said that. That man’s never given away a thing in his life.”

“Why do you work for him?”

“I’m his granddaughter.” Jana winked and smiled again, and then hefted the tray onto her shoulder and headed toward the kitchen.

Mia already felt the tension draining from her shoulders. Zeke had been right. It was nice to get out. They’d been cooped up at the shop or her apartment all week. It had been nothing but work and worry.

She headed to the far back of the restaurant and took the little hallway to the left. It was a private room they sometimes used for bachelor parties, but it was the only area big enough for the pool table. She tossed her leather jacket over a chair and went to check the cues. And then she racked the balls and waited for Zeke to arrive. Spot her a couple balls her ass.

About Liliana Hart:
Liliana Hart - author picLiliana Hart is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author in both the mystery and romance genres. After starting her first novel her freshman year of college, she immediately became addicted to writing and knew she’d found what she was meant to do with her life. She has no idea why she majored in music. Liliana is an avid reader and a believer in all things romance. Her books are filled with witty dialogue, steamy sex, and the all-important happily-ever-afters her romantic soul craves. Since self-publishing in June of 2011, she’s sold more than 1.2 million ebooks all over the world.  

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