Aurora’s Cowboy Daddy

Ranch Rescue Book 1

Western Romance, Contemporary

Date Published: September 30, 2020

Publisher: Blushing Books

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Holt Coleman runs the Rescue Ranch with his five brothers. A project initiated by their parents and supported by the entire family. They rescue abused women, and abused horses. Two very different ventures with more similarities than expected, both are suffering from past trauma and have lost the ability to trust. Currently, the ranch needs a new house mother to welcome and assist the women who are seeking safety here. When convicted murderer Aurora Bickman applies Holt’s intrigued by her application and her past. When he meets her he knows he has to have her, as an employee, as a lover and as her daddy.

Aurora Bickman was released from prison early given her good behavior and prison overcrowding. Most people thought she didn’t serve long enough but they also didn’t know her sentence began shortly after she married her deceased husband. Feeling as though she’s imposed on her best friend’s hospitality long enough, and even though she’s scared beyond belief, she is ready to start her life over on her terms. Surprised she has an interview and worried she’ll be rejected, she pushes the feelings aside and takes a chance at the Rescue Ranch. When she sees the gorgeous ranch and meets the handsome Holt Coleman, she feels as if her dreams have a chance to come true. In more ways than one.

This is book one in the Rescue Ranch series and can be enjoyed independently.

Publisher’s Note: This sexy, Daddy Dom, cowboy romance contains elements of danger, adventure, mystery, sensual themes and power exchange and is intended for adults only. If any of these offend you, please do not purchase.


The delicious smell of trees hit Aurora square in the face as she stepped out of her borrowed car. It was the incredible smell of spring in the Texas Panhandle. There was the mixture of just mowed grass, wildflowers, and horses.

She glanced around. No one came out of the large ranch-style house to greet her. The house was huge, with a wrap-around porch on both the bottom and top level. Both of them were decorated with plants and flowers, and so many rocking chairs that Aurora didn’t even stop to count.

A picture of sitting here after dinner, reading a book and enjoying some iced tea made her smile. But then again most things made her smile lately. She’d spent six months in prison, and had been on parole another two and a half years, but not able to set foot out of Rainwater County near Dallas until two months ago. Now she was free, and jobless. The house in front of her wasn’t something she would be able to afford. But if they gave her the job she was here to interview for, then maybe she would be able to sit here and enjoy her tea at night.

She snorted in derision as she slammed her door. She’d interviewed for so many jobs over the last few months, and none of them had gone well. When potential employers heard she was a convicted murderer they usually thanked her for coming and said they’d get back to her. They never did.

For this job she’d talked to Holt Coleman on the phone. His voice had been deep and reassuring and he’d asked her to drive to Bookman Springs, about one hundred miles southeast of Amarillo. It was almost two hundred miles from where she was bedding with friends outside Dallas. Since it was so far she made sure there would be no surprises.

“Just so you know, I’m a convicted murderer,” she said.

“Don’t worry about getting a hotel room in town,” he’d said as an answer. “We have lots of room here for you at the ranch. You can stay here and have dinner with us and meet my brothers, too.”

She’d been so shocked at his response she had almost dropped the phone. “Did you hear what I said?”

“Convicted murderer, yeah, I heard. Please be here around two tomorrow.”

Aurora pulled her phone from her pocket and checked the time; ten minutes after two. She put it back in her pocket and walked toward the front door. Before she could mount the stairs the screen door flew open and a handsome cowboy stepped out.

“Hello, darling! Welcome to the Rescue Ranch.” He hurried down the stairs and held out his hand. “Austin Coleman, at your service.”

Aurora laughed as she shook his hand. “Aurora Bickman. I’m here to see Holt.”

“Yeah, about that.”

Aurora’s heart fell. Her words from last night had obviously set in, and Holt didn’t want to see her. The jerk had let her drive all this way. She tried to pull back her hand, but Austin held it tight.

“Holt is out helping to settle a new filly. I’m supposed to offer you tea and tell you he’ll be here as soon as possible.” He finally let go of her hand. “So come in the house, we’ll fix a drink, and well, I’m sorry to say, you’ll have to wait.”

He turned and went up the stairs as fast as he’d come down them. Aurora guessed his age to be around twenty-five or so. He had the screen door open before she reached the top. She went inside to see an immaculate house full of wooden furniture and walls decorated with western art. The far wall was floor to ceiling glass, with French doors in the middle that were open, letting the smell that had greeted her outside float in.

“Beautiful,” she said.

“Mom and Dad designed it,” Austin said. “Their room is downstairs, and the six of us have rooms upstairs.”

“Six of you?” Aurora asked. “And your parents live here, too?”

“They use this as their permanent address, but right now they are living out of an RV, traveling the nation. We haven’t seen them in forever.” He took a step and then turned back around. “And yes, six of us: Holt, Hawkins, the triplets Reed, Kyle, Wyatt, and then me. I’m the baby.”

“Which is why you got stuck with me,” she said.

“I volunteered,” Austin said. “It’s my night to cook dinner, and I need the time to put steaks in to marinade and let them soak up the flavor. I make a great steak. You’re going to love it.” He waved his hand around the room. “Take a gander, and I’ll get you that tea. Sweet? Or unsweet?”

“Sweet, please,” she said.

“Good girl,” he said with a smile before he headed to the left and disappeared through a doorway. “Make yourself at home,” he called out.

Aurora took advantage of her alone time to examine the room. Near the glass walls there was a staircase that disappeared up to the second floor. There was also a hallway on the other side of the room. In between the two was a large fireplace that showed signs of being used in the last few days. She wanted to explore, to see what was at the top of the stairs, to see what was down the hallway.

But like a good little inmate she stayed exactly where she was; she was so used to being told where to go, and when to go, that she had problems thinking for herself.

“What are you doing?”

Aurora looked to where Austin stood, two glasses of tea in his hand.

“Waiting for you to come back,” she said.

He smiled, then said, “Have a seat.”


“There’s lots of them here,” he said, moving his hand in the direction of the two sofas and several chairs sitting in the middle of the room.

Aurora took a seat in a large wingback chair. She accepted the glass of tea he offered her before he sat down on one of the sofas.

“You a Texas girl?” he asked.

“Born and raised in Lubbock,” she said.

“Ah, the dust bowl capital of Texas,” he said, right before he drained his tea.

Aurora took a sip from hers. It was cold, sweet, and delicious. “Where were you born?” she asked.

“All six of us were born here in Bookman Springs.” He crossed his legs. “Our parents have always been big on supporting local businesses, which includes doctors and the hospital here.”

“Do all six of you work at the ranch?” she asked.

“Yup.” He stood. “Need more tea?”

Since there was barely a sip missing from her glass, Aurora shook her head.

He turned to leave and then said, “Oh, looks like you’re saved from me.”

Aurora stood and turned toward the windows Austin was looking through. A large man was dismounting a horse. He tied the reins around a hitch, then started up the stairs, taking them two at a time. He took his hat off as he strode through the door, and Aurora thought her heart would stop.

He was, without a doubt, the most handsome man she’d ever seen. She imagined him to be in his late thirties. He had dark, close-cropped hair and several days of dark stubble, mixed with a little gray, on his chin. He wore a denim button down shirt, jeans, and chaps.

“Aurora,” he said as he stuck out his hand. “Forgive my rudeness, and welcome to the Rescue Ranch. I’m Holt Coleman.”

“Thank you,” she managed to say. She shook his hand and could have sworn she felt a jolt of electricity from his touch.

“Well, I’m going to go work on dinner,” Austin said. He started to leave, but stopped when his brother asked him to bring another glass of tea—no, make that a pitcher—to the back deck. “Sure, sure,” Austin said. “At your service.”

When he was gone, Holt chuckled. “Austin feels put upon because he’s the youngest. Come on, let’s go outside and we can talk.” He put his hat on the coffee table, then indicated she should precede him out the French doors.

There was one table on the deck. Holt hurried over and held out a chair for her. Aurora sat down, shivering a bit when he touched her shoulders as he pushed the chair toward the table.

“We work as hard as we can to keep to a schedule here, but sometimes things happen unexpectedly.” He sat down next to her. “We had to rescue a filly this morning from up near Borger. We left the house at four, and got back around eleven. She was anxious, so Kyle, Hawk, and I were getting her settled.”

“An abused horse?” she asked.

“Yes, starved and beaten.” She could hear the anger in his voice. “If the sheriff there hadn’t already arrested the guy I would have busted his lip.”

“That’s awful,” she said. “Was he arrested for animal cruelty?”

“For that and for doing the same thing to his wife,” Holt said.

Austin appeared and placed a tray on the table. “I added cookies.” He mock curtsied and then went back in the house.

“Like I said, he thinks he’s put upon.” Holt poured himself a glass of tea. “So, tell me about yourself. But before you begin, don’t tell me about why you were in prison. I want you to tell all of us tonight at supper. It’s best for everyone to hear that story firsthand.”

“All right,” she said. “Um, born and raised in Lubbock. I’m single. I have no brothers and sisters. My parents don’t talk to me because I’m an embarrassment to them. I have a few friends who stuck by me through the whole ordeal.”

Oh, and my late husband’s brother wants to kill me. She kept that part to herself.

“I can’t even get a job at a convenience store.” Her hands shook as she took a sip from her tea. “I-I…” She knew she should be honest, but she didn’t know how much to tell him. “I’ve lived with Dana and Jake since I got out of prison. They’re being very generous with me, but I know they want their lives back. I’ve been there two and a half years. That’s a long time to have someone in your house.” She cleared her throat. “I had some money, and I’ve been helping with utilities and food and the like, but it’s almost gone now.”

“Where did you get the money?” he asked.

“I had an aunt who died while I was in prison. She left her estate to me.” Aurora stared into her glass. “I was named after her. She was my mother’s sister, and she hated Mom for abandoning me. It wasn’t a lot of money, but it helped more than you would know.”

Tears built up in her eyes and she wished she could blink them away. When they fell down her cheeks she was surprised when he patted her hand.

“I can only imagine how hard it’s been on you,” he said. But he didn’t keep on the subject of her family. Instead he turned to business. “I need to talk to you about this job.”

Aurora sniffled. She could tell from the sound of his voice he was about to deliver bad news, and that meant she was going to be unemployed when she drove back home tomorrow.

“You’ve been totally honest with me, and I haven’t done the same with you.”

Aurora turned her gaze toward him. His look was gentle, yet she could see hesitation there.

“I told you we needed someone to be a sort of den mother, but it’s not for us.”

She looked at him in confusion. “Austin said your parents were doing the RV thing.”

“Yes,” he said.

“If you want me to help with the horses, I don’t know that much about them.”

He took a healthy swig of his tea before he said, “How are you with abused women?”



About the Author

Melinda Barron loves to explore Egyptian tombs and temples, discover Mayan ruins, play in castles towers, and explore new cities and countries. She generally does it all from the comfort of her home by opening a book.

Melinda loves to lose herself between the pages of a book. The only thing she loves more is creating stories from the wonderful heroes and heroines that haunt her dreams and crowd her head. She believes love is for everyone, not just those who are a size 2. Her books are full of magic, suspense and love, in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

Mel currently lives in the Texas Panhandle, with two cats, and a file stuffed with new ideas to keep her typing fingers busy, and your heart engaged.

She also writes as Maura McMann.

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The Boy and the Lake

Family Saga Fiction. Literary Fiction

Date Published: October 7th, 2020

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Haunted by his discovery of a beloved neighbor’s body floating lifeless in the lake where he’s fishing, 16-year-old Benjamin Baum is convinced she was murdered despite her death being deemed an accident.  While those around him tire of his fixation on finding a supposed killer, Ben’s alienation leads to drinking and the reader begins to wonder if he’s a reliable narrator. The plot takes a shocking twist, revealing the terrifying reality that things are not what they seem—that, beneath a façade of prosperity and contentment, darkness lurks. 

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Adam Pelzman was born on an Army base in Seattle, spent his childhood in northern New Jersey, and moved to New York City as a teenager. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Russian studies major, and then received a law degree from UCLA.  His varied career has included work as an attorney, private investigator, software executive, investor and writer.  He is the author of Troika, published in 2014 by Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam. He lives on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and is currently editing his third book with another nearly completed.


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Addictive by K E Osborn

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Title: Addictive

Series: The Houston Defiance MC Series 

Author: K E Osborn

Genre: MC Romance

Release Day: October 26, 2020

Photographer/Designer: Reggie Deanching

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My past was destructive.
It haunts my dreams. 
The moment I embraced my addiction, I knew my life would change dramatically. 

As the VP of the Houston Defiance MC, my job is to stand tall. Contain the demons clawing from the inside, begging to escape from within. But when I embrace my bloodlust, nothing can tame my wrath.

Zero took me in as part of his family – a bond unbreakable.
I should care about the no-touch rules.
And the fact they are in place on his sister. 

But the draw to Prinie is addictive, destructive, exhilarating.
And I am all too aware that I’m dangerous.
She needs to see that too.

Her brother loathes the idea of us. Honestly, I put up a fight too.
But maybe fighting my addiction to her is impossible?
When chaos strikes the club, we’ll turn to each other.
But chaos can just as easily rip us both to shreds. 

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With a flair for all things creative, International Bestselling Author K E Osborn, is drawn to the written word. Exciting worlds and characters flow through her veins, coming to life on the page as she laughs, cries, and becomes enveloped in the storyline right along with you. She’s entirely at home when writing sassy heroines and alpha males that rise from the ashes of their pasts.

K E Osborn comforts herself with tea and Netflix, after all, who doesn’t love a good binge?

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The Camorra Chronicles by Cora Reilly

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Fabiano was raised to follow in his father’s footsteps as Consigliere of the Chicago Outfit – until the man abandons him. Left to fend for himself, Fabiano is forced to fight for a place in the mafia world. As a ruthless street fighter, he quickly earns his place as the new Enforcer of the Las Vegas Camorra – a man to fear. Leona wants to build a decent life for herself, away from her drug-addicted mother. But soon she catches the attention of a dangerous man – Fabiano Scuderi. Staying out of trouble and living a normal life are near impossible with a man like him. Leona knows she needs to avoid Fabiano, but men like him aren’t easy to shake off. They always get what they want. Fabiano cares about only one thing: the Camorra. But his attraction to Leona soon puts his unwavering loyalty to the test. Is Leona worth risking everything he’s fought for, and ultimately his life? #CamorraAudio-4
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Love, Lacey Donovan by Jill Brashear

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Love, Lacey Donovan by Jill Brashear releases on October 15th!
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Book boyfriends are better.

My book boyfriends go with me everywhere. I prefer them tall, dark, and handsome, but I don’t discriminate. They sweep me off my feet and are always there when I need them—in my purse, in my car, and even in my bathtub. 

Book boyfriends may not be real, but at least they won’t break my heart… or get another girl pregnant. 

I don’t do relationships. I get one whiff and run in the opposite direction. It took me seven years to mend my broken heart, and I’m not about to hand it over again. 

That’s why I can’t fall for Beckett. With his Clark Kent glasses and brooding stare, he’s a superhero in disguise. And his superpower? Melting panties with a single glance.

The problem is, Beckett wants to win my heart. His genius mind and washboard abs are a tempting combination, but I’ll never fall in love again. 

Even though I want Beckett between the sheets, I plan to keep my boyfriends between the pages, where I can close the book when things get ugly and a happy ending is guaranteed. My heart wants nothing to do with Beckett.

Now if only I could get him off my mind…

Don’t miss out on this small-town romance set in Mossy Oak, North Carolina, where you’re sure to meet your next book boyfriend.


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Smokey’s Distraction by Chiah Wilder

Title: Smokey’s Distraction
Series: Insurgents Motorcycle Club
Author: Chiah Wilder
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: October 7, 2020

A woman threatened by her past. An outlaw biker bent on keeping her safe. Does he hold the key to igniting her passion?

Smokey can’t quit the one-night-stand lifestyle of his rugged Rocky Mountain motorcycle club. Used to smooth whiskey and easy women, he’s stunned when a drop-dead gorgeous stranger at his local bar rejects his advances. Unable to get her luscious body out of his mind, the rough rider hits a pothole when the sexy woman steps into his office as his new employee. 

Marketing expert Ashley Callahan can’t stop looking over her shoulder after her testimony landed her ex-boss in prison for embezzlement. Determined to reclaim her life and career, she keeps her men at arm’s length. But she’s surprised by her feelings for her hunky new employer, and does her best to hide the sparks of their flirty introduction.

Torn between his freedom and falling in love, Smokey never expected the alluring city girl could steal his heart. And when Ashley finally finds proof that someone’s hunting her down, she’s terrified their sizzling chemistry could be short-lived.

Can Smokey and Ashley survive a stalker’s deadly revenge and ride off into the sunset?

Smokey’s Distraction is the fifteenth book in the steamy Insurgent’s Motorcycle Club Romance suspense series. If you like tough-as-nails bikers, strong women, and passionate encounters, then you’ll adore Chiah Wilder’s heart-stopping adventure.

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Chiah Wilder is the author of the successful Insurgents MC series. Chiah’s love of bad boys has inspired her Insurgents series. She loves an alpha male whose softer side is brought out by a passionate, spirited woman. Steamy, biker romances with rough, sexy bad boys are her guilty pleasure along with brownies, cheddar cheese, and movie marathons. She is busy writing her next book in the series. Chiah would love to hear from you. You can contact her at: chiahwilder@gmail.com Visit her on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorChiahWilder/ Join the Chiah Wilder Newsletter to get the scoop on new releases, previews, free short stories, and a whole lot of other exciting goodies: http://eepurl.com/bACCL1 Happy Reading!



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Wish You Once More by Julie Archer

Title: Wish You Once More
Series: Wish You #2
Author: Julie Archer
Genre: Rock Star Romance
Release Date: October 7, 2020


The more you love someone, the more you hurt them… 


Mat Redmond chose his career over me. He broke my heart. I vowed never to let him back in. 

Until he shows up in the last place I expect him to. 

Old memories and feelings come back to haunt me and I can’t push them away. Then Mat abandons me a second time and I’m not sure I can forgive him again. 


Bree Sheridan was my first love. And I broke her heart. I hurt her with my choices, and I vowed never to do it again. 

Except I did, and I regret every single moment. 

But when my family needs me, I have to come back home to look after them. If I make another wrong choice this time, I’ll lose Bree forever. 

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I stared directly into her eyes, losing myself in those icy blue pools, the same as I always had. “I miss this.” My finger swirled around, pointing at the drinks, the joint, then finally at Bree. “I miss you.” 
Her lips parted, forming a silent gasp. She blinked fast, her eyelashes brushing her cheeks. “What about Ellie?” 
“What about her?” 
“Aren’t you and her, you know, together?” Bree twisted a strand of blue hair around her finger, something she always did when nerves overcame her. 
Slowly, I shook my head. “She may have her own fashion brand, be effortlessly gorgeous and best friends with a supermodel, but—” 
“Oh, she’s absolutely perfect then.” Her shoulders sagged and she dropped deeper into the sofa cushions. 
“She doesn’t have paint on her fingernails, or a Disney princess plaster protecting a cut on her knuckle.” I took Bree’s hand in mine, my thumb caressing the two things I’d mentioned. “Or a glorious wild streak of blue, which I’ve always loved.” My other hand stroked her hair, where her own was still entangled. 
I watched Bree’s breath hitch at my words, as the realisation sank in. 
Ellie was nothing compared to Bree. 
I wanted to erase four years of hurt. Four years of hooking up with random women who meant nothing. Because all I wanted was right here in front of me.



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Wraith by Franca Storm

RELEASE BLITZ Title: Wraith Series: Iron Kings MC #1 Author: Franca Storm Genre: MC Romance Release Date: October 7, 2020 BLURB Cold. Dark. Dangerous. I’m a ghost, living off the grid, never getting involved. Until the President of the Iron Kings MC comes calling. My oldest friend. My brother-in-arms. I’m pulled back in to protect his daughter. But the mission quickly turns personal. She tempts me, drawing me too close. I need to stay away. I’m a dangerous monster. I’ll ruin her. But I’m drawn further into the world of the Iron Kings MC. The promise of brotherhood and a fresh start seems too good to pass up. She can’t stay away and neither can I. Her light cuts through my dark. She’s everything I didn’t know I’d been looking for. But, can a damaged bastard like me really find peace? GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55083853-wraith PURCHASE LINKS US: https://amzn.to/3naflOr UK: https://amzn.to/30orci0 CA: https://amzn.to/3cL8zd7 AU: https://amzn.to/3ijkwI0 Free in Kindle Unlimited EXCERPT I’d wanted to devour every inch of her, lay her down, spread her open to me and fuck her with my tongue until she was coming apart around me. Just the thought of sinking inside her, her walls squeezing my cock so fucking tight while those sweet moans she’d made last night sounded in my ears, almost had me coming down the shower drain. But I couldn’t. I wouldn’t. I’d told her she was safe here. My home was her sanctuary. It was even more than just her father’s orders to protect her. She had an uncanny ability of awakening some sort of white knight complex in me. Knight? I was more like the villain who would sully everything good in her if I allowed her to get any closer to me, either physically or emotionally. The most confounding thing about all of it was that she wasn’t even my usual type. She was so innocent. So soft. Her kindness and her determination to help me and try to ease my pain was something I wasn’t used to. No one showed concern for me. Not that I wanted anyone to. I couldn’t afford to be that openly intimate with anyone. It was just that I had no idea how to handle it. People didn’t give a fuck about me. Hell, most didn’t really consider me human. More like a stone-cold robot, or the devil, himself, above it all. I could only hope that last night had put her off pushing it any further. The last thing she needed was to get mixed up with the likes of me. I was a dangerous man. A twisted man. It was who I’d always be. That much had been made clear to me after what I’d dealt out yesterday to those enforcers. Some things couldn’t be taken back. Especially the things I’d done, the atrocities I’d committed. Once that depth of darkness crept into your soul, no amount of redeeming light could get it out. I was a lost cause. Fuck. COMING SOON #2 Spartan – Releasing November 18 US: https://amzn.to/2GlTfYe UK: https://amzn.to/3l1oneC CA: https://amzn.to/3ifHZK5 AU: https://amzn.to/33kIRsK #3 Deviant – Releasing January 13 US: https://amzn.to/2EXF8Ia UK: https://amzn.to/3nfIfMR CA: https://amzn.to/3lc8hyL AU: https://amzn.to/33uhpsM #4 Anarchy – Releasing March 10 US: https://amzn.to/3cVghS3 UK: https://amzn.to/36r7LZM CA: https://amzn.to/3ng8gfc AU: https://amzn.to/2F5894Y AUTHOR BIO Succumb to a Bad Boy. Franca writes stories about bad-boy alpha males and the tough women who turn their worlds upside down. She is best known for her motorcycle romance series, BLACK THORNS. When she’s not writing, Franca enjoys watching action movies and binging on great TV series. Spending time with her lovable lab, hiking, and listening to hard rock, are her passions. AUTHOR LINKS Website: https://francastorm.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/francastormauthor Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Franca-Storm/e/B00J89IYXE Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8087476.Franca_Storm Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/francastorm Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/franca-storm #BRVL


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Loki’s Luck by Monique Moreau

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To punish himself for his baby brother’s death, Loki is determined to live a life of abstinence – no partying, no women, no fun of any kind. He stays focused by throwing his energy into managing his MC’s gym. But when he’s roped into teaching a self-defense class, the supervisor threatens his self-control. She’s an annoying little pixie that loves butting into his business, but Loki still finds his gaze lingering on her curves.

As a social worker, Abby’s calling is to help troubled souls, and she’s never met anyone more broken than Loki. Determined to heal him, no matter what it takes, she offers him a deal: he can have her – any way he wants – if only he’ll share stories of his past with her. Whatever it takes for her to uncover the truth, she’s game.

But when Loki’s enemies hurt Abby in order to get to him, the biker revs up for a long-overdue fight. And he’ll have to convince Abby she’s safer by his side or risk losing all of the progress they made.

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Her brows notched together, and her bow-shaped lips pursed in an adorable pout of frustration. “What does this mean?”

“Doesn’t have to mean anything.”

She visibly winced and he clamped his lips together. Her spine snapped straight and rigid and stuttered out, “I-I see.”

Rising, he adjusted his cock to give it a modicum of relief. He reached for her jaw, but she flinched away from his touch. “I wasn’t using you.” He had to make sure she understood that much, at least.

Her eyes flashed. “Oh, I think that’s exactly what you were doing. Your ego got the best of you when you saw one of your friends flirting with me.”

His buzz popped like a balloon. Gripping her chin, he said, “Not true.”

Abby jerked away from him. Avoiding his direct gaze, she demanded, “Then, explain.”

“Babe, I don’t fuck women.”

Her eyes snapped to his. “Men? Why would you go down on me if you’re into men?”

“Not into men, either. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I haven’t touched a woman in three years. Not a one. I haven’t touched myself in that amount of time either. That should tell you the power you have over me with that sexy, tight body of yours and that even tastier pussy. You’re one hell of a temptation, I’ll give you that much.”

“Three years,” she repeated. Her hand drifted down and settled on the outline of his cock.

“Want me to—”

Clasping her hand, he dragged it off him. “No.”

Her brows drew close together, her lashes batting quickly. “But, why?”

He shook his head once. “Not your business. It happened, but it can’t happen again.”

“Why not?” she huffed, squeezing hard one more time before slipping her hand off him.

“Because it can’t.”

“Fine, then I’ll find someone else to take care of my needs.”

She was goading, but his stomach roiled at the thought of Whistle, or any man, on his knees with his nose in the pussy that he’d just made come. His hand captured her jaw, not painful but enough to make his point, while his eyes locked on hers. “Not a brother. Or any man I know. I’m warning you, Abby. I can’t be with you, but I will hurt any man who touches you. Don’t play me. I can be a jealous, vindictive son of a bitch when I want. I’m a Pandora’s box you don’t want pried open. Leave it be.”

About Monique

Growing up in New York City, I used to walk the hot pavements in the melting heat of the long summers, and dream. Uptown to downtown, eastside to the westside, and underground to catch a subway racing out into the boroughs.

During my wanderings, my magic pencil spun out fantasies full of romance, with first meetings, heartbreaks, and reunions. Sometimes my boy crush (unrequited, of course) starred as the hero.

I grew up, and after a stint in art school, became a lawyer ‘cuz a woman’s got to make a living. I came from parents who fled to France as refugees, and as an attorney, I dedicated my work to helping survivors of trauma and persecution.

I believe in them. In their grit, in their determination to hold on, to pull through and, somehow, someway, to keep themselves intact, body and soul.
Perhaps that is why I am drawn to writing stories of men and women who live through heart-rending pain, desperate yearnings and, ultimately, reach a place of redemption.

For a long time, I fought the urge to veer off the expected, safe path until I couldn’t go on unless I took a chance and made a change. I began to write, stopped, and began again. Finally, I gave in and here I am.

Come join me on my journey…

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