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Queen of Schnapps

Queen of Schnapps 2.jpgTITLE: Queen of Shnapps

AUTHOR: Tina DC Hayes

PUBLISHER: Bison Publisher, LLC.

IMPRINT: Edge

RELEASE DATE: March 15th

To say Judith Webster is quirky would be an understatement . . . turns out she’s an alcoholic serial killer hell-bent on getting everything her heart desires.

 

She hates her job at Gas ‘N Go, but works to fund life’s necessities: gambling, eBay, and her schnapps collection. When a hunky Irish actor joins the cast of her favorite soap opera, Judith’s new goal in life is to meet and marry Evan Gallagher. Her husband will just have to deal with it.

Nobody would ever guess Judith is insane, that she duct tapes her cat inside a goldfish-shaped bed from hell, or how mad she gets when Harry Qualls struts down the street with his mailman purse. Her biggest secret, however, is the way she deals with people stupid enough to piss her off. On her shit list is a dangerous place to be, but she’s taking names.

 

She hasn’t been held accountable for her crimes before, but a girl can never be too careful.

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About the Author

Tina DC Hayes writes sassy Southern suspense. She lives down a little country road in western Kentucky with her husband and four children. A few pampered pooches and two parrots keep her company while they stand guard against writer’s block. Currently up to her elbows in diapers, she’s an expert at 4 a.m. bottle feedings and Patty Cake.

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Blog Tour…..Becoming

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Gay.

Confused.

Unsure.

Lost.

Lily was all of the above.  She spent her entire life fighting the person she truly was inside.  Lily waged a war on her reflection, hating the things she saw that no one else could.  She refused to accept that she was different in hopes that one day, things would change, that she would be normal.  And it wasn’t until Cambria Miller came into her life, that she started to realize that loving yourself, let you see the beauty in the imperfections.

Cambria let the world see what they wanted; the social butterfly, the logical girl, the one everyone relied on.  But no one saw what was underneath it all; the loneliness, the depression, the hurt that was caused by losing the one you love.  Since the death of her girlfriend, Cambria refused to move forward, letting herself live in a world filled with memories of what she had lost.  But the day Lily became apart of the equation, that all stopped.  The lines she had set blurred until all she could see what the girl she wanted so desperately, despite the fear, the memories, and the shattered heart.

As they come together on the broken path, supporting each other in the journey of discovery; the prospects of their future shatters in a tangled web of lies.  Cambria and Lily are faced with the destruction of Cambria’s past, leaving them wondering if they bond they had was strong enough to survive.

Becoming is part of the Limitless standalone series.  Each book can be read individually, but it is encouraged to read them in order to gain the best experience.

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A year shy of graduating from Georgetown University, Ella Wallace feels like she is losing direction. Having carved her own path through life, rejecting her family’s elitist influences, the last thing she wants is to waste time and prove her parents right. A happenstance summer-long program abroad offers the perfect opportunity to immerse herself in volunteer work, finding richness in family and purpose she has never experienced before.

Prince Rajaa bin Ammaar is returning home to Jordan from Georgetown University. His intent is to spearhead a refugee program meant to bring peace to his country. Amidst threats of civil war and revolt, Raj stands for his convictions, even when they challenge his family and the very culture he is preordained to uphold.

A chance encounter at a crowded party in D.C. brought Ella and Raj together for one fleeting moment – two people never thought to meet again. But it’s not until their diverse worlds collide in Jordan that they realize the power of their connection. With the refugee program as their reuniting bond, they must cross the stars and defy their clashing cultures to protect their forbidden love.

 

With the culturally rich Jordanian backdrop, Cross the Stars will take you on a journey into the  geographical and cultural Middle East, the resilience of people amidst turbulent civil unrest, the parallel unrest of two lovers’ clashing fates,  and the diversity they must challenge with every breath to keep their love alive.

 

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Having always been passionate about the written word, Venessa Kimball embarked on writing what would become her debut novel, Piercing the Fold: a young adult urban fantasy series in 2010, with a 2012 release with Crushing Hearts Black Butterfly Publishing. She has also written the Teen contemporary romance series, the Evan series.

Venessa also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name V. Angelika. When Venessa is not writing, she is keeping active with her husband and three children, chauffeuring said children to extracurricular activities, catching a movie with her hubby, and staying up way too late reading.

 

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A Sinful Education

HRasinfuleducation-1.jpgA Sinful Education by Layna Pimentel

Series: Pleasure Garden Follies, Book Two

Release Date: March 7, 2016

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books

Genre: Erotic Historical Romance

Tour Dates: March 7, 2016

Lord Charles Avonlea has evaded marriage over the last year, but his mother is determined to find him a wife. Far from consenting to any of her choices, he sets his sights on the one woman unavailable to him, his best friend’s younger sister. With no regard for the law or her impending nuptials, he is determined to make Lady Emily Thompson his bride. The only trouble is, he’s stumbled upon dangerous information and hopes he can get to her before it’s too late.

Stunned and dismayed at discovering the arrangement between her mother and the Duke of Downsbury, Lady Emily Thompson searches for a way to break the marriage pact with the duke. She longs to be with the only man who indulges her curiosity, yet finds herself in the middle of a scandal that will crush her dreams forever.

Will she find a way to get out of marrying the duke, or will she find herself in the same predicament as the previous duchess?

 

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Excerpt One:

Life was unpredictable, much like a fire. A slight breeze could whoosh in and wreak mayhem. And that mayhem, at present, was called Mother.

She entered the parlor, gossiping away with his aunt.

He stood, holding out a chair for first one and then the other at the small round table facing the front yard. The sky was still quite dark and dreary, but the rain seemed to have stopped for the time being.

When he sat, his butler poured the ladies some tea and a port for Avonlea. “Will that be all, sir?”

He nodded, though he was tempted to find some excuse to keep the man in the room with him.

The butler left the parlor, closing the doors behind him.

“So, ladies, how can I entertain you this evening? I imagine it won’t be over a game of whist.”

“You, young man, are remiss in your duties. We expect an announcement by the end of the season. We are tired of waiting, and…and if you do not choose a wife this season, we will arrange to have your inheritance amended.” His mother glared daggers at him, a cold and empty gaze that penetrated to his soul. He knew in that instant she meant every word and would not hesitate in wielding what power she had left as a dowager countess.

He downed the contents of his glass as if they were his last. Avonlea preferred to enjoy the sweetness of the deep purple tones of the liquor, but it seemed the conversation would end up making him crazed. Every muscle from his neck down tensed to a frightfully uncomfortable level. Christ. She cannot be serious? “Mama, Aunt Agatha, I do not take threats well. I understand you mean well, but I am not ready to take on a wife.”

“Who said one has to be ready? You marry, and then you carry on with your affairs of the estate. Besides, what are you waiting for? Love? ’Tis a female inclination, not a man’s. And hear me now—I do not threaten the inevitable. I simply remind of what’s to come, if no action is made.”
Avonlea supposed his inheritance could be amended, but that would take months, even years. And who exactly does she think I will lose my estate to? Hmm.
There was always his cousin, Albert, who was presently taking up residence in his expansive manor in Scotland. Would the man really trouble himself in coming so far? Besides, while Albert made his own riches at gambling whenever he sought out the tables, his family’s fortune afforded him the security and comforts of the privacy he required upon his return to England. Perhaps it was best not to tempt fate.
His mother set her teacup down with a clatter. “There are a handful of young ladies I have my eye on. Would you take care in paying attention? I will only mention their names once, and I will begin arranging for some informal meetings.”

Avonlea’s innards twisted and gnarled with anxiety. Would fate be so cruel to make him go through this again? The painful memories were too much to even give thought to in the presence of his mother and aunt. At least the woman had suggestions. Though, he could not wait to hear what prizes she had to offer. “What if I had my own list of women I was considering?”

 

Excerpt Two:

Emily gently closed her chamber door and swept down the hall, pausing outside of his room. The glow of the fireplace danced across the floor under the door, but all was silent. Perhaps he was reading from the privacy of the curtained platform bed or standing in the window, basking in the view the west side of the manor offered.

She quietly opened his door and closed it behind her.
No one stirred, nor made a sound.
She took a step forward, parting her lips to call for him.
A soft moan caught her attention and uncertainty crept up her spine. She should not have proceeded, but went on to appease her curiosity. Stealing further into the room, she paused in the corner.

She caught sight of his lordship through the break of the curtains. Charles’ eyes were closed, chest exposed as his hand moved beneath the sheet barely covering his waist. Lord, he’s a sight to watch, but what exactly is he doing?

Emily moved closer, but could not make head or tails of his motions. That is, until he called out, “Emily.”

He moaned, then kicked off his sheets.

Good heavens, the sight of him was impressive. Dark, curly hair dusted his chest. His muscles so refined that the creases begged her to touch them. Dampness settled between her thighs again. What the hell is wrong with me? Did he just moan out my name?

She could see clearly now as he stroked his manhood.
Emily gasped and stepped back, bumping into a chair. Drats!

Avonlea opened his eyes.
She lost all sense of what she had stumbled upon. She should not have been there, no matter how glorious or how beautiful he looked with his eyes closed, or how impressive his body appeared. She would land straight in purgatory for this sin and many others, but she stood at the edge of the platform still.

Charles reached for the sheet to cover himself, as he should, but Emily could not help but feel disappointed at the act of modesty. “You should not be here, young lady. What sort of devil are you, for sneaking upon a bachelor’s room as such?”

 

About the Author:

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Layna discovered her love of reading at an early age. She’s a bestselling author at All Romance eBooks, and multi-published author of historical, paranormal and contemporary erotic romances. When she isn’t devouring salacious romance novels or writing, she enjoys losing herself in researching ancient history and mythology, weaponry, and hiking. She lives in Northern Ontario, with her husband and two daughters.

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Little Black Break

Genres: Romance, Erotic, Contemporary
LITTLE BLACK BREAK
 
My name’s Sebastian Black, and my life as I know it is over. My little black book days were numbered the minute I met Rosslyn. She became my one and only and lightened my dark soul.
 
But now my past is threatening my future—threatening the woman I love. I’ll do whatever it takes to protect her. Even if I have to lie—pretend to cheat—I need her to leave my world and remain safe.
 
Breaking her heart is killing me, but I refuse to let my old sins destroy the only good in my life.
 
If you love her, let her go. If you’re dangerous like me, pray she stays away. I won’t let her get caught in the crossfire. No matter who I have to break.
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“Sebastian says touch yourself.” His husky voice brushed the side of my neck, sending chills to my toes. “Slide your fingers into your sweet pussy so I can suck them clean.”
 
I melted beneath him, my thighs widening automatically as my wandering fingers rolled over my clit. Sensation moved over me and my body tensed. Sebastian was the king of foreplay, leaving me wet and ready—throbbing so hard I thought I’d die if he didn’t put me out of my misery.
 
“Please, Sebastian. Give me what I want,” I begged.
 
All this time together and he was still able to make me beg for his touch—make me breathe his name until he soothed the sweet ache he’d built between my thighs.
 
“Ah, come on, Mrs. Black. How do you expect me to hold out when you beg so sweetly?”
 
“I’m not Mrs. Black yet, Mr. Black,” I teased.
 
Sebastian had officially proposed the night I graduated from Tech with my Associate’s in Criminal Justice. He’d offered to pay for an expensive four-year college, but I was determined to do things on my own, which meant Tech it was. And with my past and the many years I’d spent needing justice for the murder of my parents, criminal justice made sense.
 
His proposal was unexpected since everyone who knew Sebastian knew he wasn’t the marrying kind. Even I was shocked when he dropped to one knee in the middle of our bedroom and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him.
 
I’d had some champagne at the celebratory dinner after my graduation ceremony, and I wasn’t sure I’d heard him correctly, but then he looked up at me with pure adoration and I knew—I just knew—I never wanted to be away from him. I’d never love another man the way I loved Sebastian, and no other man would ever love me the way he did.
 
 
 
I said yes, and we spent the rest of the night making love.
 
It was beautiful.
 
Perfection.
 
Everything Sebastian embodied.
 
That was a week ago, and his look of adoration still lingered in his expression, but as he looked down at me, it was a raw, unadulterated need that filled his clear blue eyes.
 
His grin was dark and dangerous as he pulled my fingers from my trembling body and sucked the glistening moisture from their length—his tongue flicking at the tips. Desire struck me deep and I bit into my lip to control the animalistic growl that crawled up the back of my throat.
 
Dark, damp hair fell over his scorching blue eyes and I brushed it away with my free hand, losing my fingers in its thickness. My hips lifted from the plush mattress, begging on their own for his length.
 
He chuckled, the sound rich and exotic as it rumbled across my skin.
 
“Official or not, you’re mine, Rosslyn. You’ve been mine since the first time I laid eyes on you. Do you understand?”
 
His thick cock massaged my entrance soothing the ache briefly as he teased me in return. With his skin beneath my nails, I dug my fingers deep into his flesh as I tried to pull his body into mine.
 
“Now, Sebastian. I need you,” I breathed.
 
“No, beautiful, not until you give me what I want.”
 
I knew what he wanted, but like him, I liked to make him beg for it. It was why we worked.
 
Push and pull.
 
Give and take.
 
I was able to hook Sebastian Black because I wasn’t afraid to fight him—to make him quake with want, quiver with need. We drove each other crazy, and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. Still, I pressed my lips together, holding out for a little longer.
 
He pushed against me harder, my insides burning for his intrusion.
 
“Fuck,” he rumbled. “Say it, Rosslyn. Tell me what I want to hear and I’ll give you what you want. I’ll give you what you want all night long, baby.”
 
I lifted my hips to draw him in, but he pulled back letting the cool air rush between us.
 
“Give me what I want and I’ll tell you what you want to hear,” I countered.
 
Again, he snickered; the evident strain in his voice letting me know I was close to winning.
 
His body was stiff above me, his biceps trembling from holding up his weight and his hips shaking against my core. I could see the defeat in his eyes as he licked his lips and his breath quickened. He was incredibly sexy all the time, but nothing beat Sebastian in the heat of the moment—the seconds before he climbed into me and set both our bodies aflame.
 
And then he shifted and filled me.
 
Deep.
 
Thick.
 
Stretching me so completely I mewed in appreciation.
 
He closed his eyes against the pleasure, and we sighed in unison at the sweet relief.
 
“Is this what you want, dirty girl? You want my cock deep inside you?” His breathing was erratic; his eyes steeled in preparation for taking me hard and fast the way I liked it.
 
I nodded as I internally celebrated winning our little game of tug-of-war.
 
“Say it, Rosslyn.” He pulled back and pushed into me—hard and swift—deeper and deeper with each thrust. It felt amazing.
 
He felt wonderful.
 
“Fuck, you feel incredible,” he growled. “I’ll never get over how perfect you feel. So tight—so wet—wrapped around my cock.”
 
My toes dug into the mattress as desire worked its way from my hips and into my stomach. I loved the way Sebastian talked to me—especially during sex. It was an aphrodisiac for my senses, and it made me feel powerful. It made me feel wanted—like he could never get enough of me, which was good considering I knew I’d never get enough of him.
 
“Say it, baby. I need to hear it.”
 
I loved it when he begged—the strain in his voice fulfilling me emotionally while his body pleasured me physically. The tension in his voice thick and ready to snap. He wanted me—he needed me to soothe his ache the way he was soothing mine.
 
It was physical, but it was also mental.
 
Emotionally, Sebastian needed more. He needed me to reach inside his mind and soothe him in a way I couldn’t with my body. Spiritually, he needed depth. To know that I was latching on to him and never leaving his side. All his life he’d been left. Put on the side of the road and never collected. I’d always known how broken he was, but I also knew it was my job to keep him together.
 
I opened my mouth to say the words he longed to hear, to give him the relief he was giving me, but he plowed into my center once more and the words melted on my tongue leaving a pleasured moan in their stead.
 
“Say it, Rosslyn,” he demanded.
 
He was getting louder, his body stronger—faster—ruthless.
 
I was lost in a sea of baby blue as he stared down at me with determination. Sweat dotted his brow, threatening to drip onto my flaming skin. I dug my fingernails into the flesh of his firm ass, making him growl. He quickened, taking my body with passion—slamming into me—pushing me to the head of the bed and to the brink of release.
 
“I can’t … I can’t say it,” I stuttered.
 
Confusion swept over his expression. “Why not?”
 
And then I smiled because I knew I’d officially won our little game. It wasn’t often that I won in our little game of wits and foreplay, but I’d held out regardless of the intensity of his movements—the passion in his eyes—the pleasure that flowed through me so completely.
 
I’d won.
 
“Because you didn’t say Sebastian says.”
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Check out the #cover for Flash Point (Kilgore Fire Series #2) by Lani Lynn Vale!  Be sure to #preorder your copy of this new #RomanticSuspense novel today!  #ComingSoon release day is June 2, 2016!

 

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Masen Crisfield fell in love with Booth Jones when she was sixteen years old. Booth was the love of her life. The rock she needed to get her through the day. Then she rips his heart out while he’s deployed, leaving him wondering just what he’d done to warrant something so severe as a breakup that neither of them wanted.

 

Stubbornness is their middle name, and ten long years pass before either one of them try to breach the gap.

 

Circumstances force Booth to come home, and within an hour of him being back in his hometown, there she is. Right back in the forefront of his mind where he knows she shouldn’t be.

 

The day he starts his first civilian job at Kilgore Fire Department, his worst fear of seeing Masen is realized. And not only does he see her, but he sees her with another man. A fellow firefighter that he has to trust with his life.

 

It soon becomes apparent that they are both still just as much in love with each other now as they were the moment they met. But there’s a problem. Booth’s married, and Masen’s in a committed relationship.

 

They fight the pull with everything they have, but they’re both about to learn the true meaning of flash point as the two of their lives crash together. Their love consuming everything in its path.

 

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I stared in horror at the rain that started to drip slowly from the sky.

I looked at the Jeep, then contemplated just trying to make it home.

But then the sky opened up once again, leaving me no choice but to throw the groceries into the backseat and start putting the soft top on once again.

Like déjà vu, though, Booth showed at the perfect time and started to help me, not saying a word to me as he did.

And this time, he didn’t even smile at me.

He just finished what he was doing, and started to turn to leave.

And I just…snapped.

“I don’t really know how many times I’m going to have to tell you I’m sorry before you believe it!” I screamed.  “My sister was bleeding out of her freakin’ eyes!  I was scared and missing you.  And I reacted badly to you calling to tell me you couldn’t make it home.  So kill me.  I’m a girl.  Girl’s overreact.”

I was crying by the time I’d finished that statement.

The earth shifted, thunder boomed, but Booth was silent.

I looked up at the man that’d just officially broken my heart, ripped it out and tore it to pieces right in front of me.

He wasn’t crying like me but he also wasn’t happy, either.

He was looking at me like he’d never seen me before.

“And you never tried.  You threw us away,” I finished on a harsh whisper.

And some sort of dam broke, and I had Booth back.

Maybe not forever.

Probably only until I stopped sobbing.

But he was mine.

For a few short minutes, at least.

Hard arms wrapped around me and I struggled to get away, but Booth wouldn’t let me go.

He held on tighter, making a cage out of his arms, preventing me from leaving.  Or falling.

“Shhh,” he said softly into my hair.  “Shhh.”

I didn’t ‘shh.”

In fact, I was pretty loud if the looks I was getting from passerby’s was any indication.

I don’t know how long we stood there.  Minutes.  Seconds.

But he never let me go.

Not for long, long moments.

He got me into my Jeep, the passenger side, and walked around to the front.

Then he was in and driving away from the grocery store parking lot without another word while I sat in the seat beside him, soaked and crying.

He took me to his parents’ house again, coming around the car and helping me out.

I trudged after him to the front porch and opened it without using a key.

He gestured me inside as he stripped off his shirt and tossed it on the ground next to our feet.

Then he turned to me.

“I was a dick,” he said.  “You called me right before a mission so I had to go,” he answered.  “Then I nearly died, and I thought maybe it would be better not to come back.  Maybe I’d die over there, and I wouldn’t have to leave you behind.”

I sobbed harder.

His arms went back around me.

The cries tore out of my body so hard that my entire frame shook with the force.

Booth absorbed them into himself, burying his face into the back of my neck and holding on for dear life as the last eight years of torment poured out of my body in a huge, sickening torrent.

“I nearly died eight more times that deployment,” he said softly.  “Five of which I actually took a bullet to the body at some point.”

“You stole that away from me,” I whispered.

“I didn’t want you to have it,” he said just as softly.

I opened my eyes and looked down at the muscled forearm that was strapped around my upper torso.

There were no tattoos on this part of his body.

I leaned forward and rested my face against his wrist, feeling the pound of his heart that matched the racing of mine.

“You tore me apart,” I whispered to him.

“I didn’t break you.  Don’t you know I was saving you?” he countered, his voice a low rasp that played along my skin like a feather.

“No,” I denied.

“Yes,” he said.  “If you’d have been with me, you’d have spent all of your time worrying, wondering if this deployment would’ve been the one that took me away for real.

“Honey, I didn’t live a good life.  I risked it, time after time, to get many brothers out of the fire.  Off the brink of death,” he said.

I shook my head in denial.

“Booth,” I said, turning around to stare up at his eyes.  Those captivating orbs that had the power to grip me by the heart and hold on for dear life.  “You’ve had me since you left.  I’ve never not been with you.  I’ve always been yours.  Through these last eight years.  Through thick and thin.  Through you getting married. I was never not yours.”

 

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Shock Advised (Kilgore Fire Series #1)

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: April 6, 2016

 

Blurb:

Taima, a.k.a. Tai, is the last person people come to for help. He’s the fuck up…the bad boy…the guy that only looks out for himself.

 

Which couldn’t be further from the truth.

 

He’s fought hard to become the man he is today.  He’s a hero in the public’s eye. A firefighter that the young all the way to the old turn to for help at the lowest point in their lives.

 

What people don’t know, though, is that he’s no hero. He’s the reason his sister is dead, and he’ll spend the rest of his life trying to right that wrong.

 

Then one split second decision has him coming face to face with Mia Darling.  The woman changes his life, making him reevaluate everything he thought he had figured out, and showing him the tenderness he never knew he needed.

 

Just like always, though, his luck runs out.

 

When the smoke settles, Mia’s gone, and Tai realizes there’s no way he can live the rest of his life without her. He’ll show her just how hard a bad boy will fight to get his woman back, and he’s not opposed to fighting dirty.

 

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