CHERISH

He wasn’t Alexandra’s destiny as he didn’t fit her plan. She was too sassy to see Jason coming. Evelyn Sola is back with CHERISH, the second installment in The Clark Family series. Readers who love the unlucky in love trope will enjoy this diverse, light, and steamy romance.


Alexandra I thought I finally had my life figured out. Fate? Destiny? I know mine. But one afternoon questioned everything I thought I knew. Then it happened. Dr. Jason Dupree crashed into my life. His eyes linger on me longer than they should in polite company. You see, there is nothing polite about him. He’s arrogant and overconfident. His touch? It’s my undoing. I let him know in no uncertain terms that he is not the man for me. He is not my destiny. And his reaction? Totally unexpected.

Jason The things in my life that matter to me? It’s a short list. My career, a handful of family and friends. To call myself unlucky in love would be a gross understatement. Hence my list. It’s how I keep it all figured out. Then one morning, that safe little list collides with my future. Her eyes follow me everywhere, and they see through me like a soul x-ray. But it’s her touch that nearly brings me to my knees. She doesn’t see it, though.

She’s full of denial and sass, and her stares are indignant. She’s a liar too. Telling me she’s interested in another man. My reaction? Let’s just say she never saw it coming.

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“Please, stop staring at me,” she says, her voice strained. She takes another sip of her drink and puts the cup against her neck. I should look away. I can see the color creeping from her neck up to her face. I can see her pulse at the base of her neck. I can practically hear her heart beating in her chest. “Get over yourself. Why don’t you stop looking at me?” I say, finally finding my voice. “I’m not looking at you.” She angrily shoves two pickle slices into her mouth. “Then how do you know I’m looking at you?” I challenge. “Very mature. How old are you? Nine?” She rolls her eyes at me, but she doesn’t look away. Her nostrils flare at the same time she pushes her food away. I don’t bother looking away. I look into her gray eyes before looking down at her mouth. I moan and lick my bottom lip at the sight of her breasts, pressed together underneath a shirt with sunflowers. I bite my bottom lip as I envision sucking one nipple after another. “I’m not interested in you that way.” She says the words while looking straight ahead. “I’m just sitting here waiting on my sister.” “Arrogant,” she throws back at me.

 

About Evelyn Sola

A Boston native, wife, mother, and wine enthusiast. If she’s not writing, thinking about writing, you will find her with a book in her hands. While a new publisher, she’s been writing for years, and she will continue to write for many years to come.

Evelyn is obsessed with assertive and confident men who will stop at nothing to get their woman. Her stories are filled with love, passion, and humor.

She currently lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two daughters.

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Deserted by Cara Dee

Title: Deserted
Author:
Cara Dee
Series:
Auctioned, Book 3
Standalone: No
Genre:
Gay Romance/Romantic Suspense
Tropes:
May to December, Family, Organized Crime, Military, Kidnapping

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Synopsis:

Deserted is the third book in the Auctioned Series, following book 1, Auctioned, and book 2, Stranded.

Gray Nolan had survived a kidnapping where he was supposed to have been auctioned off to the highest bidder. He had also survived being stranded on an island, under siege from a different set of foes, and throughout the hell they’d all endured, their motto had been “Leave no man behind.”

Recovery was different. Gray wanted to be left alone to fight his demons—and to get over the attachment he’d formed for the man who’d saved him more than once. But in a time when darkness threatened to consume him, salvation arrived as he set out to uphold the promise he’d made to a friend. Eight-year-old Jayden stormed into his life, fresh off the streets of Philadelphia, and lit up Gray’s bleak existence.

Darius Quinn had known that Gray was going to close himself in and run away after everything they’d been through. But he was determined to follow and watch over the young man who should have been just a paycheck. Something about Gray prevented Darius from staying in his preferred role of passive observer, and he couldn’t let Gray carry out his last commitment alone.

What started out as a cross-country road trip to guide them home to Washington was quickly turning into a journey with a destination that scared the life out of Darius. He’d never wanted that kind of future before, and now he was gearing up to fight for it.

Excerpt 1

“Malley!”

Gray whipped around toward the entrance of the church and the source of the loud, unmistakably young voice. Could that be Jayden? Hell, it had to be. Those pale brown eyes haunted Gray every night.

The boy stalked down the aisle, aiming for Father O’Malley, and shrugged and smirked when the priest reminded him to keep his voice down in the church. Father O’Malley was amused, and he ruffled the boy’s shaggy hair.

Gray’s heart pounded when he observed the kid. It was Jayden. He had no doubt. Little things came back to him, insignificant mannerisms he hadn’t paid attention to before, but now it was so clear. He remembered how Jonas’s forehead creased and how he’d scratch his shoulder when he was working something out in his head. Jayden was doing the same thing right now. Whatever Father O’Malley said to him made the boy quiet down and think hard.

How did Jayden survive on his own? Gray found himself with a pile of questions that built up quickly. Or rather, the urgency to have them answered increased. Philadelphia couldn’t be an easy city to live in. For chrissakes, the kid was eight.

Gray had avoided one follow-up question for days, though now he couldn’t hold it back any longer. He had to face the reality and come up with a plan to actually help the boy. He did have a place in mind, but what if Jayden didn’t agree? To him, Gray was a complete stranger.

So…what happened next?

Jayden seemed fidgety and restless, and he nodded jerkily when Father O’Malley said something and gestured toward Gray.

Shit. This was it. He was gonna have to tell this little boy he’d lost his only family member.

Gray swallowed hard, struck by a wall of sadness. Jonas was supposed to be here, goddammit. The rage followed so easily. Imagine. Fucking hell. Surviving a whole year with that organization, then getting away, and just when you were granted a taste of freedom…

Jayden walked over to Gray with rapid steps, and he unzipped his coat halfway and pulled off his scarf.

Holy shit, he really looked like his brother. Gray catalogued the traits and couldn’t tear his gaze away. The eyes were the same. More than shape and color; Jayden’s eyes had seen too much too. His face had a bit more roundness to it than Jonas’s had had, but Jayden still had a hint of hardness to his features. His jaw was set, his eyes missed nothing, his shoulders were stiff, and he was white-knuckling that scarf in his hand.

Jayden reached Gray and didn’t hesitate to slump down next to him. “Jonas is dead, right?”

Christ.

Gray cleared his throat, his mind racing to sort his jumbled thoughts. There was no protocol for this kind of thing. Well, there probably was for professionals.

“Yes. I’m sorry,” Gray said quietly.

“Fuck,” Jayden whispered. He nodded once and looked away. Gray heard him sniffle. “I knew it.” Then he growled and kicked the pew in front of them, eliciting a thump that flew through the church. “I knew he was dead.”

“Jayden—” Gray’s heart broke for the kid, and he carefully put a hand on Jayden’s shoulder. “He talked about you a lot. He tried his hardest to come back to you. It was all he wanted.”

Jayden’s chin wrinkled, and he visibly struggled to contain his emotions.

Excerpt 2

“Darius!” That yell came from upstairs, and it had to be Willow. “Is that you?”

It was actually the first time Gray had heard her voice. She’d relied on sign language and notes last time.

“Aye, comin’ up.” Darius nodded toward the stairs.

Willow started talking as if they were already in the same room. “Okay, so I’ve been looking at satellite images of the area, and there’s nothing around for miles. Four point six, to be exact. The closest neighbor, in that sense, is Joshua Tree National Park.”

They were going to find and save Jackie in California, then.

“There’s no place to hide your car,” she went on. “I suggest driving to Twentynine Palms, renting ATVs there, and driving as close as you can once it gets dark. Let me know if you want me to make a reservation at a hotel.”

At that point, they reached the landing of the stairs and entered Willow’s domain.

Gray stayed in the doorway while Darius headed over to his sister. He ruffled her hair and eyed the two computer screens she was using. One of them showed a map.

“Twentynine Palms is out,” he replied.

“Why? Do you even know it?” Willow asked.

Darius inclined his head. “Ry was stationed there for a while before he transferred to Pendleton.” He pointed to the town on the map. “Biggest Marine base in the US right there. Which means we don’t wanna get too close. We can bank on them having intelligence in the area.”

Willow giggled. “Marines… Intelligence…”

Darius barked out a laugh, then bent down to kiss the top of her head. “Remind me to pass that one on to Ryan.”

“Okay, when?” Willow picked up her phone from her desk, having clearly taken Darius’s words literally.

Darius humored her. “Two weeks from now.” Then he refocused on the map and asked her to zoom out. “What else have we got? Can you put the map on one screen and the fucker’s house on the other?”

“Duh.” She did as asked, and Gray took a couple steps toward them to see clearer. “I don’t know. I guess Palm Springs if you wanna go with a bigger town…?”

Darius hummed and folded his arms over his chest, one hand coming up to rub his jaw. “They allow camping at Joshua Tree, don’t they?”

“In the park? I think so.” Willow turned on a third screen and wheeled her chair closer to its keyboard. The other two screens shared a keyboard. “Yeah, there are a lot of raving lunatics going camping in the park. You make reservations beforehand.” She switched from a page with information to another map. “This one’s closest to your destination.”

“But then we gotta cross the Pinto Mountains.” Darius leaned over and tapped the screen. “That one. Can you go to satellite? I wanna see the basin.” The satellite view appeared, revealing big patches of yellow and brownish-green. It was the very definition of desert. Flat deadlands met grassy hills, rock formations, and shrubs. “What’s that, a few klicks between the campsite and his location?”

“Lemme check—” Willow rose from her chair and froze with her green eyes going wide when she spotted Gray.

Fuck. He instantly felt like an intruder.

“Hey.” Darius blocked the view and grasped her shoulders. “Keep going, baby girl. You got this. You were gonna check the distance for me, yeah? Keep going, repeat after me, keep going.” His voice was calm and collected despite the nonstop flow of words.

“Keep,” she gasped.

He nodded her along and rubbed her arms. “Keep going, keep going. You’ve met Gray before. This is work. Focus on your job. Keep going.”

“K-Keep going,” she stammered. She took a few deep breaths. “Keep—keep going.”

“See?” There was a smile in Darius’s voice, and the interaction between the two warmed Gray’s heart. “You got this. Just keep going, Squeezy. Push through. Check the distance for me.”

She gulped and nodded, and she sort of bolted into action. “I’m gonna keep going.” She grabbed a calculator off the end of her desk before returning to her seat. “Distance, distance, distance, keep going. All the fucking words. I can speak. Talk, talk, talk.”

“Fuck yeah, you can.” Darius joined her again, planting his palms on the desk, and he gave her an abundance of tasks, probably to distract her. “If we go through the basin over here, I gotta know how long it takes to get there on an ATV. Then I need to know how busy the sites are at this time of year. I’m guessing it’s the perfect season before it gets too hot.”

She nodded quickly and jotted something on a notepad.

“Can you pull up the buyer’s profile?” Darius asked. “Gray and I are gonna talk for a bit. You ignore us and focus, and you keep mumbling incoherently to yourself.”

Her gaze shot up and sharpened. “I don’t fucking mumble, and I definitely don’t speak incoherently.”

He smirked. “I made you argue, though.”

The man was slick.

“Ugh.” She shoved at him, earning herself a laugh, and basically shooed him off. “Here’s your damn profile.” She pressed a couple keys, maybe a little too hard, and the screen in front of Darius lit up with information and a picture that nearly bowled Gray over. The nausea hit him like a wrecking ball.

He turned his back on the others and pressed a fist to his mouth.

The memories of everything that had transpired on the yacht assaulted him. Jackie’s buyer was a short, stacked man who reminded Gray of an English bulldog. Maybe not as heavyset; it was his face. His cheeks sagged, forcing the corners of his mouth downward. He had the creepiest fucking smile, Gray remembered.

The sick fuck needed to die.

About Cara:

I’m often awkwardly silent or, if the topic interests me, a chronic rambler. In other words, I can discuss writing forever and ever. Fiction, in particular. The love story—while a huge draw and constantly present—is secondary for me, because there’s so much more to writing romance fiction than just making two (or more) people fall in love and have hot sex. There’s a world to build, characters to develop, interests to create, and a topic or two to research thoroughly. Every book is a challenge for me, an opportunity to learn something new, and a puzzle to piece together. I want my characters to come to life, and the only way I know to do that is to give them substance—passions, history, goals, quirks, and strong opinions—and to let them evolve. Additionally, I want my men and women to be relatable. That means allowing room for everyday problems and, for lack of a better word, flaws. My characters will never be perfect.

Wait…this was supposed to be about me, not my writing.

I’m a writey person who loves to write. Always wanderlusting, twitterpating, kinking, and geeking. There’s time for hockey and cupcakes, too. But mostly, I just love to write.

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The Mobbed Up Anthology

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NINE AUTHORS FROM THE TEMPTED AND TANTALIZING AUTHOR EVENT are joining together to bring you this paperback, which is exclusive to #TNTNYC20 and includes nine short stories. Some feature the most notorious crime bosses to even walk the streets. Others center around the soldiers, associates, and enforcers who make the mafia the lethal force it is.

Leave the gun, take the cannolis, and let yourself become mobbed up while these authors take you into the underworld, where danger, sin, and revenge to hand in hand with love.

FEATURING: Angel Rose, Cyndi Faria, Elizabeth Knox, Gwyn McNamee, Janine Infante Bosco, Jeannine Colette, Jennifer Field, M. Merin & Nicole Banks.

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To The Pier & Back By Casey Peeler

Title: To The Pier and Back Author: Casey Peeler Genre: Clean Sweet Romance/Coming of Age/New Adult Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

Soon to be a high school graduate, Josie knows she must escape living under her mother’s roof, but how? Lacrosse hottie and Mr. Responsible, Brett has been living in his family’s beach house for three years and is over the college party life. Together, they discover how the decisions they make today will impact the rest of their lives. Will they make their love last or will it be a weekend fling at the beach?

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Casey Peeler grew up and still lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter. Her first passion is teaching students with special needs. Over the years, she found her way to relax was in a good book.

After reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston her senior year of high school and multiple Nicholas Sparks’ novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading.

When Casey isn’t writing, you can find her listening to country music, spending the day at the lake, being a wife and dance mom, and spending time with friends and family.

Her perfect day consists of water, sand between her toes, a cold beverage, and a great book!

Kiss To Conquer by Anna B. Doe


#TeaserTuesdayKiss To Conquer a brand new enemies-to-lovers NA sports romance by Anna B. Doe is coming on June 5th!
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Against the Rules TR

  AGAINST THE RULES by Isabel Lucero Release Date: June 11th   Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/AgainsttheRulesGR   Preorder Today! Amazon: https://amzn.to/2YSulXh Apple: https://bit.ly/ATRibooks Kobo: https://bit.ly/ATRKobo B&N: https://bit.ly/AgainsttheRulesBN       Blurb: When my brothers all but force me to go out with them the weekend before the school year begins, I don’t expect anything more than a few drinks and some laughs. What happens is better than I could’ve hoped for. I meet a strikingly beautiful woman who’s new in town. Our night starts with us laughing and drinking in the bar, moves to my bed, and ends with her disappearing into the night without any exchange of information. Monday morning, she walks into my calculus class and knocks the breath from my lungs. My one-night stand is now my student. Never one to cross the line and always one to play by the rules, I make sure to tell her nothing more can happen. But as time goes on, I start wanting to erase the line and throw the rule book out the window. Because even though it’s against the rules to be with her, I feel like, with Nova, I can find happiness again. But she deserves more than becoming my dirty little secret.     About the Author: Isabel Lucero is a bestselling author, finding joy in giving readers books for every mood. Born in a small town in New Mexico, Isabel was lucky enough to escape and travel the world thanks to her husband’s career in the Air Force. Her and her husband have three kids and two dogs together, and currently reside in Delaware. When Isabel isn’t on mommy duty or writing her next book, she can be found reading, or in the nearest Target buying things she doesn’t need. Connect w/Isabel: Website: www.isabellucero.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorisabellucero Facebook Group: http://tinyurl.com/oj4turh Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorIsabel Instagram: http://instagram.com/authorisabel Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7152948.Isabel_Lucero Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/isabel-lucero Amazon: https://amzn.to/31nhxWO Newsletter Signup: http://eepurl.com/gg3Fm9  

Stolen: A Sci-Fi Alien Alpha Romance by Alison Aimes

Stolen: A Sci-Fi Alien Alpha Romance by Alison Aimes arrives June 1st! Just keep reading for a sneak peek!

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He’s a half-Martian Warlord. Savage, dominant, and dangerous—and now he’s on the hunt. For her.

Deception is a way of life for desperate thief Aurora Blake. Her sole purpose is to snatch enough jewels to escape her vicious stepfather, the powerful head of the corrupt Earther Corporation.

And the fierce Warlord she frames for her crimes? He’s the last complication she needs.

She never expects to cross his path. Or to burn so hot after watching from the shadows as his rough commands bring exquisite pleasure to another female.

But Aurora’s expectations don’t matter when the Warlord wants her for himself. He won’t stop until he’s claimed her as his obedient mate.

Can she survive whatever he has in store once he discovers she’s stolen far more than his barbarian heart?

Stolen is a sexy, standalone Alpha Alien Romance full of danger, betrayal, love, and the kind of epic steam that will have you flipping the pages fast!

ENJOY THIS EXCERPT:

A sob erupted without warning, the exquisite beauty of the moment punctured by guilt that dragged her downward once more. “I’m so sorry.”

“Shhh, little one. The last thing I want is your tears.” His voice thickened. “Unless they’re rung by my hand. While you’re bent over this bench. Those sweet thighs spread wide. That hungry chanti of yours getting just what it needs.”

She bucked in his hold, white-hot desire slamming through her. Every other sensation—guilt, sadness, uncertainty—burned to ash at his coarse words.

Goddess help her, he was mercurial. Unpredictable. Wild. Just like her.

Circumstances had forced her to be timid, but that wasn’t her true nature. Not at all. At his words, pieces of herself, forced into hiding for so long, awoke and lurched toward the light.

The golden strands shimmered bright as they twined around her chest, thickening and multiplying. “Show me.”

Like the Warlord he was, he didn’t hesitate. Skimming the pad of his fingers over her heaving chest, he slipped his hand beneath the neckline of her gown. His huge hand closed over breast, a claim of exquisite heat.

He rolled her nipple between his thick fingers. Pinched. “Keep your hands on the bench. You’re under my command now.”

About Alison

Alison Aimes is the award-winning author of the sexy sci-fi romance series the Condemned as well as the sizzling contemporary romance Billionaire Bad Boys series.

A romance junkie with a PhD in Modern History, she’s an all over the map kind of woman who has always had a love for dramatic stories and great books, no matter the era. Now, she’s creating her own stories full of intrigue and passion, but always with a happy-ever-after ending.

She lives in Maryland with her husband, two kids, and her dog. When not in front of the computer, she can be found hanging with family and friends, hiking, trying to turn herself into a pretzel through yoga, listening to a fabulous TED talk, or, last but not least, sitting on the couch imagining her characters’ next great adventures.

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Kiss To Conquer by Anna B. Doe


#TeaserTuesday Kiss To Conquer a brand new enemies-to-lovers NA sports romance by Anna B. Doe is coming on June 5th!
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She might have known me before, but the boy whose heart she broke in high school?  He’s long gone.  She made sure of it.
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