#MidWeekTease ~ “She wanted to trust him.” #MWTease #ComingSoon #Romance

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Happy Wednesday Friends! I hope everyone is doing great!

Special thanks to Angelica Dawson for rallying authors together to share teases every week.

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This week’s tease comes from my upcoming Contemporary May/December Erotic Romance, Cover Me.

Here, Leanne has just shared a nice evening with her son’s best friend, Jay, who makes her wish she was at least twenty years younger…

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He led her through the door from the bar to hotel lobby. The quiet as they strode through was peaceful. A few guests and resort staff milled around. Leanne loved the cozy atmosphere of the low lighting, large plush couches and chairs, and the smiles on the staff’s faces.

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“I hope the men you danced with told you how gorgeous you are. That dress is killer on you,” Jay murmured next to her ear.

Leanne’s breath hitched at his words. Stunned, she stared at him, even as he pressed the button for the elevator.

“Are you coming? What floor is your room?”

His voice pulled her from her stupor, and he led her into the elevator, blushing at not realizing he’d even moved. “Oh, thank you. That’s sweet of you. But no, no one mentioned my dress. Sixth floor.”

“They’re idiots,” he complained as he pushed the button for six. “You’re amazing in it.”

Her body heated. Jay’s gaze wandered over her, slow and easy, and lighting with appreciation and—no, she had to be imagining the interest sparking in his eyes. There was no way.

“Don’t be so stunned, Leanne. You’re better looking than any other women.”

She laughed aloud. “You need to get out more and meet new ladies. I’m an old, divorced woman who will retire in the next decade.”

The elevator dinged for her floor, and she exited. After rifling in the side pocket inside her clutch, she withdrew her hotel keycard.

“You’re more than that, Leanne. So much more.” He leaned against the wall, his eyes serious.

“Thank you again. You’ve been so gracious tonight. I can’t thank you enough for it.”

He glanced at her door. “Six-ten. My room is one floor up, right above you. And you’re making tonight sound like a pity date. It wasn’t, I assure you. I’ve loved spending time with you. A lot.”

Hands unsteady, she slid the card into the door access slot. She withdrew it again when the green light blinked, then held the door open with her foot.

“Are we still on for breakfast in the garden tomorrow morning?” he questioned.

It took Leanne a moment to remember mentioning it earlier. As much as she wanted to put distance between them, she equally didn’t want to. “Sounds wonderful. Yes.” She turned and propped the door open with her back. “Meet you in the lobby around eight?”

“I’ll be there.” He smiled, then leaned forward. Leanne sucked in a harsh breath and closed her eyes when his lips brushed a kiss on her cheek. “Good night, gorgeous.” Jay winked, turned, and sauntered down the hall.

Leanne’s heart thudded as she breathed again. The brief smell of men’s cologne and beer filled her senses. Sexy. Attractive. Potent.

Jay.

Damn.

A long sigh escaped her as she stepped into her room and flipped the top lock when the door shut. She toed off her offensive pumps and tossed the clutch onto the side table. Confusion and uncertainty swirled through her. Frowning, she entered the bathroom, pulled on the side zipper, then slid out of her dress.

Jay had to be a practiced and skilled player. He was toying with her, nothing more. She hung up her dress, placed it on the hook behind the door, then stood in front of the full-length mirror.

Men Jay’s age didn’t flirt with her. No man had shown interest in a long time, even before her marriage had fallen apart. Viktor had stopped going to bed with her, usually working late most nights.

She checked her reflection. Red stretch marks marred her skin, but she savored the memories of carrying Beau, of experiencing the impeccable joy of being a mother. Her breasts had suffered little over the years. They didn’t sag to her waist, and it pleased her that lifting weights helped them stay high and firm. Her daily routine involved taking care of herself with good food and an exercise regimen she hated but maintained.

Her stomach was plump but far from imperfect. Her girlfriends commented often that she had the body of a thirty-year-old, not someone who was fifty-three. Biased, since they were her BFFs, but they were still honest with her and showered her with compliments to build her confidence.

But tonight, Jay had her self-esteem standing a hundred feet tall, even if he were only lying.

Her friends were fabulous, but coming from a male perspective meant so much more. She wanted to trust him. For tonight, she did.

It had been too damn long since she felt so present, so alive and visible. Viktor had taken so much of her when he’d walked out the door.

Tonight, Jay had given her a bit of that back.

 

Cover Me Releases December 13th at EvernightPublishing.com

Read more about Cover Me > https://kaceyhammell.com/bookshelf-2/coverme/


 

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Release Blitz ~ Out Now! – A Harmless Little Ruse (The Harmless Series) by Meli Raine (@meliraineauthor) (@cw1985)

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Genre: Romantic Suspense, Political Thriller

 

Description:

She has no idea what she’s doing. Loose cannons never hit their targets.

And they take out plenty of collateral damage.

Four years ago Lindsay experienced the unspeakable right before me, and I couldn’t stop them.

But that’s all changed now.

When her father, Senator Bosworth, contacted me to ask — demand — that I protect her, it was a second chance. A shot at redemption.

An opportunity to right an unspeakable wrong.

Controlling Lindsay as she seeks her revenge on the monsters who hurt her won’t be hard.

Containing my own out-of-control feelings for Lindsay and keeping up this ruse of cold-blooded distance will be.

Even harder than admitting to her what really happened that night four years ago.

It turns out I don’t have to, though.

Someone else did it for me.

And I’ll make sure they regret it.

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 A Harmless Little Ruse is the second in this political thriller/romantic suspense trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine. This series includes:

A Harmless Little Game (Now available)

A Harmless Little Plan (release date December 13, 2016)

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Excerpt:

I wake up to an empty bed.

It’s not mine.

Lindsay’s gone.

I can feel a change in the air. I jump to my feet, instantly alert, blood pumping to arms and legs that are battle-ready. Her bedroom room smells like lavender and beeswax, mingled with the hot scent of sex. I swear her heat still lingers on the sheets. The ceiling fan is still, the room crackling with silence.

I grab my gun belt and —

What the hell?

My weapon is missing.

Gun’s gone.

Lindsay’s gone.

Oh, shit.

She didn’t?

She did.

“Gentian,” I bark as I shove my earpiece in. “Where’s Lilac?” Lilac’s her code name.

“With you,” he responds.

“Negative.”

Dead air.

“Gentian?”

“I don’t know, sir. No one’s seen her. Last we knew, she was locked in her bedroom with you.”

No trace of irony. No hint of teasing. If he had even one whiff of either, he’d have his ass handed to him.

And he knows it.

“She’s gone, Gentian. Find her.”

“Yes, sir.”

The instant flurry of activity in the house matches my organs. They rearrange themselves inside me as I assess the situation, which is pretty fucking simple.

Lindsay stole my gun and ran away.

Doesn’t get much simpler than that.

Last night was the first time in four damn years that I slept. Actual REM sleep. The night those bastards tortured us was the first night of my new life.

A life without sleep.

And last night?

I slept like someone who had finally come home.

“Jesus,” I mutter to myself. “Great job, Drew. She totally snowed you.”

I have to hand it to Lindsay. She fooled me. I believed her act the entire time. She managed to outwit us all.

Damn smart woman.

Damn dangerous, too.

 

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Author Bio:

Meli Raine writes romantic suspense with hot bikers, intense undercover DEA agents, bad boys turned good, and Special Ops heroes — and the women who love them.

Meli rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family.

 

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Spotlight ~ The Tattered Bride by Peri Elizabeth Scott #Contemporary #Mainstream #OneClick @EvernightPub

Childhood traumas lurk deep. Victoria Sparrow knows that. Especially when one’s father rejects one as not being worthy. Her romantic relationships founder, until Logan Doherty. He gives her reason to believe in goodness and true love, and she commits her heart and soul to him.
No longer prey to her damaged, young self, Victoria eagerly looks forward to their upcoming marriage—until she meets Logan at the altar. He informs her the wedding is off before their assembled friends and family, and will not tell her why.
Cast back into the nightmare of rejection, a devastated Victoria undertakes the momentous task of putting her life back together, her trust broken, her worst fears realized.
Meanwhile, Logan is working equally hard to deal with the secretive events that led to that cruel rejection, and then he plans to make it up to his tattered bride. If she will forgive him.
 
 

Excerpt:

The world narrowed to him and her, and a little slice of churning emotions she couldn’t decipher. “You’re calling off the wedding. Our wedding. Now.” Just in case she hadn’t heard him correctly. This had the makings of a horrible, sick joke…

Shoving a hand through his hair, he obviously struggled to meet her stare. His tawny eyes were turbulent. “I am. I … just decided. It’s—”

“What?” Victoria tumbled to it, falling into the abyss of her history. Deep down, she knew why. Too bad he’d only just decided. Now. At this inopportune time. All her issues and stupid insecurities washed over her from wherever they’d been banished to, banished by Logan’s resolute pursuit and sincere belief in her. He’d addressed her fears, made her whole—and now? Now her tender underbelly was exposed—without a shred of armor—for the deathblow. The sublime lovemaking of a mere few hours earlier faded in the face of it.

“I—” Real pain and misery now seemed to burn in his eyes, and despite her terrified anticipation, she wanted to soothe him. Through set lips, he continued, “I don’t have the words to tell you why Victoria. I’m sorry. But the wedding is off.”

Still, she waited, believing he would somehow embellish, give her an explanation that wouldn’t make this about her, but he stood there mutely, now staring someplace over her shoulder. She checked out the direction of that gaze—maybe there was an answer there, but she saw only a watercolor of a pastoral scene. Please.

She let her pride crumble and begged. “Logan. This doesn’t make any sense. We… Only this morning…”

He shook his head and straightened to his full height. “It’s off.”

Deep inside there was an utter certainty that it did indeed make sense. He’d figured her out. Seen to the core of her the way others had. In despair, she gave up the fight to believe in him and their love in response to his firm declaration. The Victoria of her childhood emerged, in blind response, lashing out to hide from the truth.

“Was it the thrill of the chase? And then when you caught me, you became afraid you were settling? That there’s something better around the corner?”

She didn’t want to wait for a response. She had to leave. Now. What would get her past the sideways looks and the knowing stares? The church was full of family and friends—and others who had probably predicted this very moment…

“Victoria. You need to calm down. It’s not like that.”

“Calm. Down?” She was aware her voice was climbing as she talked over him, and the small room, the one where she and Logan would have been closeted to sign the papers finalizing their marriage, wasn’t soundproof. She modulated her tone the very best she could, humiliation and pain squeezing her very being. “What is it like, then, exactly?”

“I can’t say.”

“Tell me.”

He looked away. “I can’t.”

Dropping her beautiful bouquet of red roses, entwined with baby’s breath and white, embossed ribbon on the desk, the air currents disturbed the uncompleted marriage papers. They fluttered, mocking her. She stared up at the face of the man she loved. And faced the realization that she indeed still loved him. That part, at least, hadn’t changed despite the mortification of being dumped at the freaking altar. Love. She thought it was love. Too bad it wasn’t real.

“And I’m supposed to take that and be calm!”

“Yes, calm down.” His face was set in grim determination, his eyes hot. “We’ll … we’ll get through this.”

She narrowed her eyes and leaned into him. What couldn’t she be one of those classy women who took this kind of thing in stride and walked away without making a scene? Maybe she could be. Drawing on a reserve of strength she wasn’t aware she possessed, she said, “I’m calm. Dead calm. So shut up now. I never want to hear your voice again, let alone set eyes on you.”

Squaring her shoulders, she closed off his next attempt to speak. She avoided his outstretched hand and ignored the sudden abject despair written across his handsome features. Was he embarrassed? If he didn’t want a scene, why in hell had he chosen this public place to dump her? Flinging the door open to the main part of the church, she surveyed the people filling the pews. Those congregated there stilled into silence, with only an occasional murmur marring the quiet. Dozens of pairs of eyes looked in their direction. Victoria stepped forward. Classy. She could do this.

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out the Author:

Peri Elizabeth Scott lives in Manitoba, Canada. She recently closed her part-time private practice as a social worker and child play therapist. She and her husband have a seasonal business and pretend to work well together.

Writing for years, mostly short stories and poetry, she has published dark erotica under another pen name and reads everything she can lay her hands on.

http://www.perielizabethscott.com/
https://www.facebook.com/perielizabeth.scott
peribeth@hotmail.ca


New this week at Evernight Publishing (Nov 28 – Dec 2) #Ebooks #Romance @EvernightPub

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Happy Saturday!

I decided to add a new weekly feature to my site starting today. I am a very proud member of the Evernight Publishing family and I wanted to show my support to the company and all the authors by showcasing their new releases each week. Evernight Publishing releases books daily (Mon-Fri).

Click on each book cover for more information. This week’s releases Nov 28-Dec 2

 

Ready for Love by Jules Dixon
Triple R Series #5
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Heat Level: 3
Word Count: 14, 400
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Enspelled by Roberta Winchester
enspelledGenre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Heat Level: 3
Word Count: 71, 935
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Grinding for the Coyote by Serenity Snow
coyote Genre: Alternative (FF) Paranormal Romance
Heat Level: 4
Word Count: 47, 670
Author’s Website

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Owned by the Club by Sam Crescent
crescent Genre: Erotic Contemporary Menage (MFMMMM)
Heat Level: 4
Word Count: 19, 200
Author’s Website

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Race to Redemption by Shari Elder
Green Rising #1
elderGenre: Erotic Sci-Fi Romance
Heat Level: 4
Word Count: 58, 955
Author’s Website

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Happy Shopping! Happy Reading!

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Feature Friday ~ Reine’s Salvation by Elyzabeth M. Valey #PNR #Suspense #Giveaway @ElyzabethLaVey @EvernightPub

Thank you for having me on your blog today with my latest release, Reine’s Salvation (Alpha Protectors I).

The idea for this paranormal-suspense romance began back in 2014 with an anthology call. The anthology never went through and I left the story in the backburner for two years. When I finally picked it up again I realized that there was a lot more to tell.

The characters from the story in 2014 stepped aside and Reine took center stage. He had a story to tell. His life hadn’t been easy. He was a tortured hero with a sleuth of problems. He didn’t think he deserved a happy ending.

However, I just had to prove him wrong, right? *grin*

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He’s the kind of man her mother warned her to steer clear from…

Mystique is happy with her current life, but for years she’s struggled on a path of self-destruction. She knows she shouldn’t get involved with the brooding hunk at the bar, but how can she stay away when his sorrowful gaze is so compelling?

Reine has lost everything: his wife, his friends, his ability to fight, and his identity as an Alpha Protector. There’s nothing left for him except a worldof anger and bitterness. At least, that’s what he believes until he meets an intrepid waitress.

The attraction between them is immediate, but while Reine can’t let go of his past, Mystique is not willing to return to hers. With darkness constantlyclosing in, will they find a way to be together? Or, will Reine’s behavior destroy their future?

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Excerpt:
Reine sighed. “Can we talk about something else?”
“Sure,” she agreed. She observed him for an instant. His eyes were closed. Her gaze traveled across his nose and over to his full lips. Damn it if she didn’t want to kiss him. She lay back
down, trying to still her beating heart. “What would you like to talk about?” she asked.
“How about this insane attraction we’re both feeling?”
 “What?” Mystique squeaked.
“You heard me.”
Mystique shut her eyes as she heard the rustle of his clothes. She didn’t dare open them.
“I haven’t felt so attracted to any woman in over two years, and from what you’ve told me, it’s been a while for you too.”
Eight years, she thought. She’d kept herself away from one-night stands and sex with others in general, afraid she’d become angry and bitter again if things didn’t work out. She played with her toys and enjoyed her body on her own. It had been enough, until Reine.  He was
driving her hormones crazy.
“Well, yes.” She licked her lips.
“Damn it, woman, do you know what that does to me?”
Mystique gasped as Reine’s lips brushed against hers.
 
“It makes me want to devour your mouth,” he whispered.
“I’m sorry,” she said, sounding breathless to her own ears.
“Don’t be. Look at me,” Reine said gruffly.
She opened her eyes and found his face inches away. The intensity of his gaze was like looking into a pool of flaming desire that threatened to consume her.
“I thought—”
“Don’t think. It’ll make it easier.”
She didn’t have time to issue a protest as he lowered his head and kissed her. They both groaned as their lips melded against each other. His teeth snagged on her bottom lip, pulling
slightly and making her body react like a fire alarm at the first hint of smoke. His tongue licked a path across her bottom and upper bow, and she eagerly opened up for him, needing to taste more. Her nipples hardened beneath her top.
Reine pulled her up into a sitting position and smashed his lips against hers. He possessed her mouth with his, not with strength, but with the ability of a man who knew what he was doing.
His tongue delved deep, intertwining with hers. Mystique moaned. Her mind went blank, her senses taking priority over anything else. All she could do was feel the touch of his hand on her back, and the warmth of his mouth against hers.
Breathless, they both pulled back after a few minutes. Her hands trembling, she pushed a few strands of his hair away from his face. Reine kissed her gently. She angled her head and he
explored her mouth at a more leisurely pace.
“You drive me insane,” he whispered.
“This is not normal,” he insisted.
Mystique giggled.
“I want to fuck you,” he groaned into her ear. He brought her hand to his cock. Eagerly, she stroked him over his jeans. Liquid rushed to coat her panties and a dull ache began to throb
between her legs.
“And what are you waiting for?”
“I can’t. Not here. Not after what you’ve told me.”
“What?” She placed a hand on his chest and pushed back. “What do you mean?” 
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About Elyzabeth M. VaLey

Considered weird by normal standards – what is normal anyway?- Elyzabeth M. VaLey enjoys making up songs about mundane things, doodling stars and flowers on any blank
sheet of paper, talking to her Lab whenever he feigns interest and coming up with love stories to make readers dream.

From contemporary to historical or fantasy, she enjoys writing stories about good and evil, love and passion and all that comes
in between happy ever after.
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#MidWeek Tease ~ “…just one taste…” #MWTease #Awakenings

 

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Happy Wednesday Friends! I hope everyone is doing great!

Special thanks to Angelica Dawson for rallying authors together to share teases every week.

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This week’s tease is from the second in my “In the Arms of the Law Series” suspense title, AWAKENINGS.

Here is a little heat between Cole and Alicia…

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Graphic made by Liz @ Liz’s Reading Life Blog

 

Awakenings is available at:
All Amazon Stores
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iBooks
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Kobo Store

 

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Revenant Investigations Box Set Sale by Libby Bishop #Mainstream #PNR #Suspense @LibbyBRomance @EvernightPub

Title: Revenant Investigations
Books 1-3 Bundle
Author: Libby Bishop

November Sale Price of $2.99!!

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***THREE BOOKS IN ONE***

Ghosts of Kingston Cottage (Book One)
Medium and paranormal investigator Arabella Pierce is sent with her crew to Kingston Cottage, a haunted Maine seafarer’s cottage on an isolated island. For this investigation, her boss has stuck them with skeptical reporter Lucas Brown. Though he’s hot as they come, Arabella can’t trust a man whose sole job is to discredit her and the work she does. Not after what happened with the last few skeptics…

All Lucas may want is the truth, but that doesn’t change her feelings towards him. And when the ghosts appear, she and Lucas must work together—in tight quarters—to convince the resident ghosts to move on before a storm strands the entire crew on the island. Can Arabella put aside her prejudices long enough to see what the ghosts are trying to tell her? And if she does, will she and Lucas have a shot at a lifetime?
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Ghosts of Trenton House (Book Two)
Empath and paranormal investigator Lena Tompson is enjoying a night of relaxation when she’s interrupted by a phone call from her boss. She hurries to the office, still in her pajamas, and finds herself face to face with the once love-of-her-life.

Knox Trenton, also an empath, has a problem: his beloved great-grandmother has accidentally conjured the spirit of her dead sister while trying to find the spirit of her dearly departed husband, who died decades earlier. The sisters have fought bitterly since his death.

As the case heats up, so do Lena’s feelings for Knox. She doesn’t know how long she can hold back the tide of emotions, especially when she realizes that Knox has feelings for her as well. She can only hope that trusting him doesn’t tear her apart as deeply as his own family will be torn if they fail to stop the fighting.

Ghosts of Emerald Bay (Book Three)
Kate Briar is enjoying her vacation when her boss calls her to the office about a job. As head researcher for Revenant Investigations—a paranormal investigation team—she’s unsure why he sounds so wary about her taking the case. After all, there’s very few people in Noble, Maine she’d refuse to work with. She’s even more uncertain about his hesitation when he announces that the case is one she’s dreamed of since she was a teenager. That is, until he tells her who she’ll be working with.

Murphy O’Keefe is a well-known legend hunter. He chases the legends of the dead for profit. Kate used to be good friends with him, and they were growing much closer before he betrayed her. She was helping him with a case when she woke up one morning to find all of her research and all of the artifacts she’d found gone—she hasn’t seen him since.

To keep things civil, she offers him a truce, not wanting to spoil the importance of the new case. But she doesn’t realize the turmoil of anger and attraction that truce will ignite. Nor that her fate is directly in the hands of the man that broke her heart.

Buy Links:

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/2fabyxl

Evernight Publishing: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/revenant-investigations-by-libby-bishop/

 

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About the Author

Libby Bishop is a paranormal romance/erotic romance author. She also writes dark fantasy/horror under the name October Weeks.

She loves reading, writing, movies, Lindt dark chocolate, autumn, the SyFy Channel (Haven and Bitten!), and spending time with friends and family. She has one fat, fluffy cat who thinks she’s queen of the house…and really, she is

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