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Avowed By Alicia Taylor & Natalie Townson Blog Tour & Denise’s Review 2/27/15

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Three years ago I vowed revenge. Now I’m married with secrets, desperate to get past them.

I set out to destroy the man I thought ruined my life. I never saw it coming when he turned out to be the love I couldn’t live without.

Damon was my target, now I’m determined to keep him.

Will he be able to get past my confessions, and forgive my actions? Will I be able to forgive his? We’ve come too far to lose it all now. It’s time to fight for us, fight for our happiness.

Not every story is as it seems but it’s time to avow our sins.

Both of us.
 
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Denise’s Review 5 stars *****
Damon and Ella are still on that roller coaster with all the up’s and downs and emotions are running high between the two of them ..
You will be in surprise in the third and final part !!
come and read all the secret that are reveal in the final book ..
well down Natalie and Alicia ..
Sorry I don’t like to leave spoilers

 

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Natalie Townson is 33, a mother of one beautiful little boy and lives in Gloucester in the UK with her husband.

Corrupted is her debut novel that is a book one of the manipulation trilogy, that she co-writes with Alicia Taylor. She is currently working on book two of the series which is nearly completed.

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Alicia Taylor was born and raised in the East Midlands town of Derby, England, where she lives with her family and mass of animals – she’s a huge family and animal lover.

Writing powerful love stories and creating Alpha males with a dash of darkness has become a passion of mine, and I have many stories and characters swirling in my head that I can’t wait to share with you all. Is it weird to have so many voices in my head? I’m not crazy, I promise… maybe a little bit.
 
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Redemption By Alyson Raynes Blog Tour & Donna’s Review & Rafflecopter giveaway 5/1/14

 

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Title: Redemption

Book 3 in The Fixer Series

Author: Alyson Raynes

Genre: Suspenseful Romance/Erotica 

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synopsis

Dylan Prescott is a man who knows what he wants and will stop at nothing to keep the woman he loves safe. Living a privileged life has afforded the Prescott family many luxuries–until one of the family’s deepest, darkest secrets is revealed.

Alone and fighting for his life in a Russian hospital, Dylan realizes he is in way over his head. Unsure of how to sever his ties with those who are most corrupt, he begins plotting a new way to help people and finally become the man he knew he was always destined to be.

Brooke Prescott has been missing for nine months. Unsure of who–or where– she is, she must fight to remember and find her way back to those who love her the most.

Will Brooke remember Dylan, or have recent events changed her so much that she will walk away and never look back? Or can Dylan be strong enough for the both of them? Can he learn to be the driving force to their redemption?

“They say if you get a second chance in life, you should take it. Sometimes that is easier said than done, especially when you’re the one that has caused all the pain.”

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“Princess,
I have to go.  You heard Nurse Ratchet over there barking her
orders,” I said, holding my stomach as I leaned in and kissed her
hand.  “I love you.  Don’t ever forget that, Brooke.”
“Nothing
but diamonds.  Right, Cowboy?” she asked as I was being wheeled
away. 
“That’s
right, Princess.  Nothing but diamonds.”
She
remembered.  I couldn’t believe it, but she remembered.  It was what
I’d said to her after she had made her promise to me.  It would forever be
etched in my heart: her words, her confession of her love to me.
“You’re
perfect,” she said, placing her lips on mine. “I love you more than anything in
this world.  I will give you whatever you want, whatever you need.
 That is my promise to you, Dylan.”

She had looked so damn beautiful sprawled out before me,
completely naked.  I couldn’t help myself when it came to her.  That
night, I surprised her by introducing toys into our sex play, and then told
her, I wanted to fuck her while she was wearing diamonds and nothing
else.  Of all the things to remember…she remembered me making love to
her.
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4 stars ****


As this one starts Dylan has been seriously wounded by his father before he manages to kill him. This is definitely one book you need to read the first two parts of The Fixer series to understand where this story is at. Brooke has been recsued from her captures. She has been gone almost a year and a lot has happened to her during her captivity. When she learns Dylan is serious and she thinks he has died, she has a mental breakdown. They are trying to get her off all the drugs she has been given to alter her mind and she slowly starts to remember things. She really still has a hate for what her father has done to her and his part in her kidnapping and she wants revenge. Dylan slowly starts to recover and he gets to see Brooke. She feels better since she knows he is not dead. It is a long recovery for both of them. Dylan thinks he can help Brooke with her mental problems and he takes her home and she locks herself in the bathroom and slams her fists into the mirror. Dylan breaks in and they call 911 and take her back to the hospital. He knows she needs more help than his. This is good as Dylan tries to help Brooke and she has her own plan for revenge. Read this series

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about the author

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Alyson enjoys bringing characters to life and has been writing since she was a little girl. Her first published book was in elementary school where it was put on display in the library for others to read. Alyson’s love for books is what compels her to write and create new worlds of her own for others to enjoy. She enjoys writing everything from erotica to suspense thrillers. Fixer of Deceit is the first book in the Fixer Series, which is both an erotic romance and suspense thriller.

A Colorado native, Alyson loves to travel. She has visited Ireland, Mexico and most of the United States. Her favorite vacation hideaway is Hawaii. She has a love for the ocean and enjoys swimming with sea turtles in the wild. Alyson is a former accountant who has traded in her abacus for a full-time writing career.

She has been happily married for twenty-one years to her high school sweetheart and is the proud mother of two. Her love of quilting keeps her busy in the winter months when she isn’t writing. Alyson’s favorite past time is spending time with her family, watching football and laughing together.

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Confessions of a City Girl LA by Juliette Sobanet & Review &Rafflecopter giveaway 4/23/14

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Book: Confessions of a City Girl LA

Author: Juliette Sobanet

Tour Organized by: Indie Sage, LLC

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Synopsis:

 

In their efforts to start a family, talented DC photographer Natasha Taylor and her professor husband have plunged headfirst into the stressful world of fertility treatments, scheduled sex, and IVF-induced debt. When an opportunity arises to sell a gallery left to Natasha by her late mother, Natasha hopes the sale could dig the couple out of financial ruin, give them one last shot at a baby, and save their crumbling marriage.

But when her husband walks out on her and doesn’t show up to her most important exhibit, an intense encounter with the alluring Nicholas Reyes—a once-famous photographer turned investor—leaves Natasha questioning everything she believed she wanted for her life.

Nicholas offers to buy the gallery…on one condition: Natasha must join him for a decadent weekend in Los Angeles, where he will give her the career opportunity of a lifetime and one unforgettable Hollywood night.

How harmless could one night be?

As it turns out, one night with the disarming Nicholas Reyes has the power to unravel Natasha’s tightly-wound world and awaken her in ways she never could have imagined.

Chapter 5 Excerpt:

An hour and a half later, I am feeling more vibrant, alive, and excited about life than I have felt in years. I’ve showered alone in Nicholas’ stylish penthouse suite at the W Hotel, put on a splash of make-up—okay, perhaps more than a splash—and slipped on a slinky black cocktail dress and tall pink stilettos.

As I ride the chic elevator down to the lobby where I’m meeting Nicholas before our night out on the town, I steal a quick glance in the mirror, not recognizing the woman staring back at me.

She certainly doesn’t look like a woman who has just lived through her third failed IVF attempt, a woman who has spent hours crying alone on the bathroom floor over the loss of a child who has yet to exist, or a woman whose husband hasn’t taken her out on a real date in over two years.

No, this woman looks confident, strong, sexy…happy even.

Like a woman who knows what she wants.

I bottle up the confidence I haven’t felt in so long and carry it with me as I strut through the glitzy lobby, past a crew of photographers and wannabe stars, and down a set of red velvet stairs. Nicholas is standing beneath a dazzling crystal chandelier, tilting his head to the side and shooting me a bold, deadly grin—the kind of grin that makes a woman want to do things she’s never done before.

He slides a hand around my waist, and I know the minute he’s touched me that the damaged, lost soul who lives underneath this dolled-up exterior is a long way away. Perhaps just for tonight, I won’t even acknowledge her existence.

Nicholas leans into my ear, whispering, “I’m going to have to keep you close tonight; otherwise, you’ll be stolen away from me in seconds. You look ravishing, Natasha.” Then he steps back to take me in once more, shaking his head. “My God.”

Nicholas has surely been out with women who are younger, more glamorous, and hotter than me. Women who are much more comfortable in their skin than I am. But I stop myself from saying as much, because what he has just said to me—no matter how overtly bold it may have been—is the nicest thing a man has said to me in years.

And by the way he cannot take his eyes off me, I can tell that he actually means it. None of the budding actresses with legs for miles and four-inch heels strutting past are even getting a sideways glance from this man.

A girl could get used to this.

I suppress the nervous giggle that wants to escape and instead place a smooth hand on his arm. “Where are you taking me tonight, Casanova?”

“Dinner first, then cocktails, dancing, and a little burlesque. Sound good?”

I can hardly contain my excitement at the thought of a real night out on the town—or over the fact that Nicholas has planned all of this in advance just for me. I’m tempted to pinch myself to see if I’m dreaming, but instead I smile and say, “Perfect.”

With a hand on my back, he escorts me out of the hotel, into the warm Los Angeles evening. Two stretch limos line the driveway of the W while a group of twenty-something blondes in absurdly tight dresses smoke cigarettes and let out obnoxious high-pitched laughs. The typical Hollywood vibe of trashy meets money hasn’t changed since I was a young girl, following my own celebrity mother around town. But I am unfazed by it all tonight, simply happy to be with Nicholas, no matter where we are.

Raoul is waiting for us with the black town car, and just as I am about to slip into the backseat with Nicholas, the lamplight above catches on my wedding ring. The diamond which has been a permanent fixture on my left ring finger for the past ten years glints and sparkles, making me remember Ethan and the days when we were so in love.

It feels so far away, a distant memory that has been covered up by years of heartbreak.

Nicolas slides up behind me, placing a soft hand on my shoulder. “Everything okay?”

I glance back, finding a genuine look of concern in those gorgeous eyes of his.

This would be the moment to call it off. To tell him I can’t take the night any further. That I’m still technically married, and while I’m almost positive my husband has been seeking pleasure elsewhere, that doesn’t mean I should spend the night with another man…even if it means losing the sale of the gallery, and the financial relief that this could provide.

But with the heat of Nicholas’ chest pressing into my back, the warmth of his breath on my skin…I realize that while I know logically how wrong this is, something about tonight—something about him—feels so right. More right than anything in my life has felt in a long, long time.

I smile boldly at Nicholas. “Yes, everything’s fine.”

I slide into the car, knowing that I am taking a step in a dangerous direction.

But I also know that I won’t turn back now; I want to go wherever Nicholas is taking me.

 

my review 4 stars ****

 

I have to admit I really did like this short story. Natasha had a promising dance career until a stupid act turns the dance world against her. She goes to college and takes up photography. She has been married to Ethan for ten years. They have unsuccessfully been trying for a child, however Ethan really doesn’t want any children. Natasha’s mother was a very famous actress and dancer and she is very ill now and dying. Natasha’s mother gives her a art gallery with the stipulation that she has to have a show of all the pictures she has taken of her mother over the years. She agrees to her terms. She has the show and it is a success, but she also decides she needs to sell the gallery to pay off her fertility bills and her home. After the show is over a man approaches her about buying the gallery. He will with the stipulation that she comes to LA and stays with him so he can take her out on the town. His name is Nicholas and he is good looking and charming. Ethan has been cheating on her for years, so she takes him up on this deal. They both wind up getting more in the deal than they bargained for. This is a good read

 

 

About the Author

Juliette Sobanet

Juliette Sobanet earned a B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.A. from New York University in France, living and studying in both Lyon and Paris. She worked as a French professor before turning a new page in her career, penning romantic women’s fiction with a French twist. Today she lives in San Diego, where she devotes her time to writing, eating chocolate, and dreaming about her next trip to France. Visit Juliette’s website at http://www.juliettesobanet.com

 

 

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Spicy by Lexi Buchanan blog tour & reviews & Rafflecopter giveaway 3/30/14

Title: Spicy (#2 Bad Boy Rockers – Also a StandAlone)
Author: Lexi Buchanan
Genre: Erotica
Publication Date: February 4th, 2014

Because of screwing up with Callie, during the summer, I’m drowning my sorrows with drink and women…or that’s what I’m trying to do, but it isn’t working. Every time I close my eyes all I see is Callie, her long flowing blonde locks, her slim curvy body with legs that go on for miles and breasts that make my mouth water. She’s become my weakness and I have no idea how to make amends for my past sin…

It’s been weeks since Reece left me without a backwards glance, and I’m an idiot because I’m finding it difficult to move on and forget him. It doesn’t help that my best friend, Thalia, is engaged to his best friend, Phoenix. But tonight I intend to change all that and maybe do a little flirting with another guy and see where it leads…and who knows, it might even make the pain in my ass realize what he’s missing…

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Denise’s Review  4 stars ****

Reece was not sure how to handled a couple things !!!
Callie was one of them .. What he did and the way he
treated her was so unfairly .. But Reece did do a turn
around but hey being a couple is not easy for some..
This was a great addition to the series I could not put it down
until I finished it .. There was a lot of steamy sex !!!

I was born in Bolton, Lancashire within the United Kingdom, where I lived, and worked at the University of Bolton. In 2010, I moved to Ireland with my husband, four kids and pack of animals.

We are now settled in a lovely town, in County Cavan. The kids love their schools, once they get there that is.

My eldest daughter, is on the Irish Junior Archery Team, and spends her time training. At least she does when her dad can get her off her ipad, reading or listening to music.

I’m part of the book review blog, Book Addict Mumma and have two wonderful new friends in Kristy Louise Garbutt and Skye Burling-Briggs.

My kindle is loaded with too many books to mention, as I absolutely love to read when I have the chance.

My all time high would be to stand at the foot of Mount Everest in the Himalayas.

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Wilde Riders by Savannah Young Review Blitz & Rafflecopter giveaway 3/22/14

Wilde Riders

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Donna’s Review 5 stars*****

Loved the book and can’t wait to see what happens to the other three brothers. This story centers on Cooper Wilde. He is a up and coming wall street advisor. He has a plan for his life. He is rising up the scale to make a million by thirty. He owns a BMW. He has returned home to New Jersey from New York to help his brothers in the family bar, they are in trouble since their fathers death six months before. His brothers, Jake, Tucker, and Hunter with him also have a band together. Enter, Riley Smith. She is also from New York and is an up and coming personal in a big bank. She is in New Jersey to check out Haystackers, the bar that the Wildes’ own. She is tired of dating the wall street type of man. She is attracted to Cooper thinking he is from New Jersey and not an executive. He decides if he is to have a chance with Riley he needs to not let her know about his real job. This is a cute romance and I know you will enjoy it

 

wilde ridersBook Title: Wilde Riders
Author: Savannah Young
Genre: Romance
Release Date: February 11. 2014
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Synopsis

FOUR WILDE BROTHERS…ONE WILDE COUNTRY BAND

WILDE RIDERS is the first novel in a spicy new contemporary romance series about four sexy brothers, their small-town bar and their local country band. WILDE RIDERS can be read as a STAND ALONE NOVEL or as part of the SERIES.

Cooper Wilde spent his entire adolescence counting the days until he could escape rural northwest New Jersey. Now at 26, he can’t believe he’s coming back. But his late father’s bar, Haymakers, is in financial trouble and his older brother, Jake, has asked for Cooper’s help.

Riley Smith, 25, is fresh out of her Ivy League MBA program and wants to make an impression on her employer, H & C Bank. Her first solo assignment is a fraud investigation on a business loan they made to Haymakers.

Even though Old Town is less than 90 minutes from New York City, Riley feels like she’s stepped into another world in this remote, one-bar town. Riley can’t wait to do her business and get back to the city as quickly as her sports car will take her…until she meets Cooper Wilde. He’s not like the other guys in this rural town and Riley feels inexplicably attracted to him.

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The drive into New Jersey is exhausting. My only saving grace is that most of the traffic is going into the city instead of out of the city like I am. You’ve got to love those bridge and tunnel guys. I wouldn’t date one but I have a little bit of respect for them. The commute into Manhattan turns a nine hour work day into an eleven hour one, if you’re lucky. I can feel my stomach start to knot as I get further away from the city and further away from civilization. Pretty soon I’ll be in the sticks surrounded by woods and farmland. I can almost smell the manure that will no doubt take days to completely rid from my nasal passages. I pray that I don’t run into any animals, especially cows, which are huge, smelly and completely freak me out. The only live animals I ever care to see have to fit comfortably in a handbag, like a Chihuahua or Teacup Poodle, for example.

I have an appointment with a man named Jake Wilde. He asked me to come early, before the place opens at noon, so he could give me his full attention. I try to imagine what someone named Jake Wilde would look like and all I can come up with is an old gunslinger like Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven.

As I pull into Old Town the place looks exactly like I thought it would. The buildings in the town square are old and I image the place hasn’t changed much in the last hundred years or so.

Haymakers is just past the town square, down the hill from the deli, next to the gas station. Those were the exact directions I was given, in those words. I take that to mean the town only has one gas station and one deli.

When I pull into the parking lot, there’s only one other vehicle sitting there. It’s an old beat-up Dodge Ram. Nothing like fitting the country bumpkin stereotype like a glove. I have a brief moment of panic and wonder if it’s safe to park my BMW in the dirt lot. Then I remind myself where I am. Who is going to mess with it in the middle of the day? A stray deer from the woods out back? The only thing I probably have to worry about is it getting dusty.

I take in a deep breath. I have to be thankful there’s no manure smell yet. The quicker you do this, I remind myself, the quicker you can get back to the lovely asphalt jungle you call home.

I’m hit with a gust of wind as soon as I get out of my car. How is it possible that Old Town is even windier than lower Manhattan? I didn’t think I’d ever find a place windier than Wall Street. Even the Windy City didn’t seem this windy when I had business in Chicago.

When I enter the bar, I try to smooth down my thick hair, which I know is probably a complete mess from the gust. I’m surprised by the homey feel of the place. How could someone like me possibly feel at home in a country bar? Even if I was wearing jeans and cowboy boots, if I even owned jeans and cowboy boots, I wouldn’t fit in at a place like this.

I hear someone clear his throat and I turn to see a guy about my age, mid-twenties, standing next to me. I can’t help my surprise when I see he’s wearing khakis and a polo shirt, like he just stepped off of a golf course. He looks as out of place in this country bar as I feel.

“Are you Jake Wilde?” I ask.

The guy gives me the faintest hint of a smile but it’s almost as if it pains him to give that much. His deep brown eyes look even more distressed and I can’t help but wonder what’s behind those sad eyes.

He rakes his fingers through his thick dark hair. “A little windy out, isn’t it?”

My hand automatically goes to my hair and I try to casually flatten it down again. I imagine I must look like I just stepped out of a wind tunnel.

“Your hair looks fine,” the guy tries to assure me. But he’s got that hint of a smile on his face again and it makes me wonder if he’s lying just to make me feel better.

“I’m Cooper Wilde,” the guy says as he offers a hand.

I don’t know why I suddenly feel nervous about shaking it. It’s a business meeting. That’s what people do. But the way this guy is looking at me gives me the feeling that he might be interested in more than just business.

But I’m not, I remind myself. Not only because I’ve all but sworn off men, I’m here to do a job. I’ve been working for H & C Bank for two years and this is my first solo assignment as a lead investigator. If I continue to do well, I’ll be well on my way to becoming a Vice President before I turn thirty. I don’t need a man to throw me off my career trajectory. And definitely not some guy in a country bar in rural New Jersey.

I take his hand and give it a quick shake but I can’t bring my-self to look into his smoldering eyes again. “I’m Riley Smith.”

“I figured that,” Cooper says.

“Why is that?”

That hint of a smile has returned to his face again. “We don’t often get women in business suits in the bar.”

I’m not sure why I’m suddenly overcome with the urge to get a real smile out of Cooper Wilde. I don’t know even know the guy but it somehow seems important. I get the feeling he hasn’t really smiled in a while and it’s long overdue.

Not that I’ve had much occasion for real smiles myself lately.

“My brother will be here in a minute or two. He’s just printing a few documents from the computer. Purchase orders and receipts.”

I nod and look around the place. From the outside, I thought it was going to be a dive but the place actually has character. I can tell the wooden bar is old, and it looks hand carved, as do the barstools. There’s a large stage area that looks new. That’s one of the expenses I was charged with investigating. I try to image what the place looks like filled with patrons watching a local band play on a Friday night.

“Ms. Smith?” I hear a deeper male voice say.

I look up to see another guy approaching. He also looks around my age, mid-twenties, but he looks more like what I’d expect inside a country bar. He’s wearing a white button down shirt with jeans and cowboy boots. His hair is lighter than Cooper’s and his face is rounder, more boyish, but there’s definitely a family resemblance between these two guys. They’re both about the same height, around six feet, with athletic builds, like they play sports.

“I’m Jake Wilde,” the lighter haired guy says.

I try not to laugh as I look at Jake. He’s young, attractive and nothing like Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven. So much for my speculation about his name.

I notice Jake has papers in his hands. “Maybe we should have a seat at one of the tables.” He motions to a table closest to us.

“Would you like something to drink?” he asks. Jake has one thing that Cooper doesn’t. An absolutely killer smile. It’s the kind of smile that can probably get any girl into bed in a matter of minutes. Well, any girl except me. I no longer fall for guys with smiles like that. It hurts too much the next morning when they say they’ll call you, and give you that smile, and you know they’re lying and you’ll never hear from them again.

“I’ll take some water,” I reply.

Jake actually winks at me before he turns to head towards the bar. The guy knows how to charm people I’ll give him credit for that.

I notice Cooper now has the papers in his hand. Without saying anything, he sits down and I follow.

“I think this is everything you’ll need as far as the fraud investigation is concerned. We’ve got purchase orders for all of the improvements as well as receipts for the completed work. You’re sitting at one of the new tables right now. And you can see the new stage from here. I’d be happy to take you up to the new roof, if you’d like to see it.”

Cooper pushes the stack of papers toward me. I quickly thumb through them. I’ll make a few phone calls when I get back into the city to verify everything and cover my butt. At first glance, though, everything looks clean. It doesn’t seem like a case of fraud, more likely poor bookkeeping.

“The loan hasn’t been paid in months,” I say even though that’s not really my department. I’m here only for the fraud investigation. They’ll be dealing with someone else regarding the default on the loan.

“I know,” Cooper says, and I can see more darkness over-shadow his already dark eyes. “I’m going to try and fix that.”

Jake comes back with three bottles of water. “Bottle okay or would you like a glass?” he asks.

“Bottle is fine,” I say.

Jake sets the bottles down on the table and takes the seat right next to me. I’m a little taken aback by how much space he commands. And not just because of his size. It’s his energy—his being—that’s so large.

“So what did I miss?” Jake asks.

Cooper eyes his brother and I can see there’s a little bit of animosity between them. Or at least there is on Cooper’s part. Jake seems kind of oblivious to it.

Cooper rubs his temple and says, “I was just telling Miss Smith that we’re willing to cooperate with her investigation in any way we can. I’ve given her all of the documents she’ll need.”

“Great,” Jake says. He gives me another one of his charming smiles then looks at me like he’s undressing me with his eyes.

I reflexively pull my suit jacket tighter even though I’m revealing nothing. I’m wearing a conservative button-down banker’s suit but I still feel like Jake can see through it somehow.

“I’ll look at the papers more closely when I get back to the city. I assume these are copies I can take with me?”

“Of course,” Cooper replies. The guy is all business. It’s in sharp contrast to his brother who seems more like a non-stop-party kind of guy.

“Did you decide if you want to see the roof?” Cooper asks.

When Jake laughs, Cooper glares at him.

“What?” Jake says. “If that’s supposed to be a pick up line, you’ve got a lot of work to do.”

“It’s not a pick-up line,” Cooper says through clenched teeth.

Still grinning, Jake asks, “You’re really going to show her the roof?”

“It’s not necessary,” I state. The last place I want to be is in the middle of these two guys’ drama. There’s obviously a lot more going on than just showing me the roof.

Jake leans close to me and I catch a whiff of his cologne. It’s a spicy and masculine. “Why don’t you let me show you the new stage we had built?”

I can feel the heat radiating from his muscular body and I’m quickly reminded by my body’s reaction that I haven’t had sex in over six months.

I gulp. “That’s not necessary.”

I can feel several beads of sweat roll down my forehead. I’m getting hot, and it’s not because of the temperature of the room has changed. It’s Jake’s closeness to me.

I jump from my chair. “I have everything I need.” I feel like waving the papers in front of my face like a fan but I refrain. I just need to get out of the bar and away from Jake. Then I’ll be fine.

That’s what I tell myself anyway.

Cooper rises from the table and gives me an odd look. I wish I could figure out what it would take to make the guy smile but I can’t stay next to Jake a minute longer. He’s like catnip and I’m the cat. I need to escape and get some fresh air.

“Thank you both for your cooperation,” I say.

“You’ll let us know if you need anything else?” Cooper asks.

“I will. It was a pleasure meeting you.” I put out my hand for Cooper to shake.

This time, when he touches me, I make a point of looking into his eyes. They seem to have gotten even darker and deeper in just the last few minutes and that makes me even more curious about him.

Business, I remind myself. You’re here for business and then it’s back to the city.

“It was nice meeting you, too,” Cooper says and once again, he only gives me the hint of a smile.

When Jake clears his throat, it breaks the moment between me and Cooper. I’m embarrassed that I lost control. I’m supposed to be a professional.

I noticed Jake has his hand out and I realize he wants me to shake it. The last thing I want is to do is touch Jake. I don’t want to get caught up in his charismatic web like a fly.

I give him a ridiculous wave instead and I feel like an idiot when he frowns.

“I’d better get going,” I say as I turn and make my way toward the door.

When I look back at the two brothers, they’re both staring at me. I don’t know why that makes me so nervous. I don’t plan on ever seeing either one of them again.

When I’m finally outside, I take in a deep breath of what I think will be fresh air and instead, I’m assaulted by the small of cow manure.

Great. Just great.

I hop into my car and turn the air conditioning up as high as it will go. I take in another deep breath and try to get the stench of cow dung out of my nasal passages. I can’t believe I’m shaking. I’m not sure if it’s because of Cooper or Jake. Maybe it’s a little of both. But I’m definitely rattled.

I just need to get out of Old Town and get back to the city, I tell myself. Then things will get back to normal.

As I put the car into reverse and begin to pull out of my parking space, I keep thinking: I just need to get out of here and get back to the city.

When I step on the accelerator to go forward, I drive right into an old Chevy pick-up truck that’s headed straight for me.

Meet the Author

Romance novelist Savannah Young grew up in rural northwest New Jersey in a place very similar to the fictional Old Town, which is featured in her books. When she’s not at her computer creating spicy stories, Savannah is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds

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Dr. Talia
Maris had lived her entire life as a freak—a too tall, too plain, too odd a
woman who sees and senses the presence of otherworldly entities.  A total recluse, Talia spends all of her time
on her research, living a contented, quiet life with only her loyal feline
companion for company.  Until that sedate
existence comes crashing down around her when she starts being pursued by demon
Evils.  And if there’s one thing she
hates…it’s demons.  She ditches every one
of them until Sentinel demon, Drew Winston, finally wins the game of pursuit by
trapping her with a deceitful, underhanded trick.  Not only is she infuriated by Drew’s stunt,
but when he tells her she’s his mate, Talia wonders if the too handsome, too
tall, too sexy Sentinel demon needs some serious psychological help.  All she wants is to get rid of Drew as
quickly as possible! But the stubborn Irishman isn’t budging, and her
resistance slowly crumbles as she gets pulled deeper and deeper into the world
of the Sentinels by the relentless attempts of the Evils to capture her.  And what is she supposed to do with Drew
Winston, a Sentinel demon who would do anything, even sacrificing his own life,
to protect her? 
There are
two things Drew Winston loves about his life: being a billionaire Sentinel
demon and food.  He loves having
everything he wants, and he’s perfectly happy slaying Evils and rescuing unsuspecting
humans, until the irritating Dr. Talia Maris evades him one time too many.  Yeah…sure…maybe he was a little devious in the method he used to finally meet her
face-to-face, but he ends up being the one who is actually surprised when he
discovers the elusive woman is actually his mate.  Worse yet, she’s being pursued by ancient
Evils, and it brings every protective instinct he has to the surface, making
him want to kill anything that might hurt Talia.  Maybe Drew had never wanted or expected a mate
of his own, but once he has Talia in his grasp, he’s determined to keep her
safe and make her want to stay with him forever.
 
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 “I’m not
bringing you back,” Drew informed her casually.
“You’re being pursued by Evils, and you’re not safe here.  I have no idea why they’re after you, but
they obviously are.  You’ll stay with
me.  You’re my mate, and that’s something
we have to work out.” 
“It doesn’t mean we have to do
anything about it.  You could find
someone else.”  Strangely, that thought
didn’t sit well with her at all, and she felt a sharp, proprietary instinct as
she said the words, a jolt of negative reaction to her own statement fluttering
in her belly.  She didn’t want him to
find anyone else. 
“There is no one else, Talia.  A Sentinel has one mate.  Period.
There isn’t anyone else for me but you.”
He turned to her, his eyes turbulent and stormy.  “It isn’t a choice, and you have no idea how
I feel right now.” 
“How do you feel?”  Talia wasn’t sure why she asked.  She could see the truth on his face.  Gone were all traces of his earlier humor,
the carefree look replaced with the expression of a predator that had found its
prey. 
Pressing
her back against the arm of the sofa, his body imprisoned her, enthralling her
with the heat radiating in waves from his muscular form.  “Like a demon,” he answered hoarsely, his
eyes dropping possessively to her mouth.
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The first book In The Sentinel Demon Series, a paranormal romance by NY Times and USA Today bestselling author J.S. Scott.

27 year old Kat Larson is haunted by demons. Literally. And how was she to know that there was more than one type of demon? The Evils want to destroy her soul, while billionaire Sentinel demon, Zachary Winston, claims that he wants to protect her. Kat opts for Zach’s protection…but it doesn’t come without a price. It requires a demon bargain…and what he suggests surprises poor Kat almost as much as the fact that demons really do exist. Why would the handsome billionaire want to make such an agreement with a curvy, plain redheaded woman like her?

Billionaire Zachary Winston has a mission and it’s one that he vows to complete. As a Sentinel demon, his task is to protect Kat from the Evils that will corrupt her soul. His only problem is that she is his “radiant,” the one woman who can lighten the darkness of his demon existence and be his eternal mate. Zach has to fight an internal war between man and demon as he protects Kat, not quite sure which one will win. He’s one part demon, one part man, but they both yearn for Kat’s lush, full figured body and kind, compassionate heart. As Zach becomes more and more enchanted with Kat, he’s hoping she can learn to love a lonely man/demon that’s only slightly wicked.

This paranormal romance contains graphic language, steamy love scenes, and lovable alpha males that also happen to be mythological demons.

Denise’s Review 5 stars *****

Kat Larson made a deal with an evil Demon to make
sure her nephew would live she was getting read to spend a week
with the evil demon until Zachary Winston swoop in and offer
her a deal with him for a week ..Zachary Winston is a Sentinel Demon
with he watches out for humans who has good souls but he does have some
evil in him .. Zach And Kat spend a week together and the sparks fly !!!
This a great read you can read in a cold night to warm you up .. Loved it
can’t wait until the next one…

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J.S. Scott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy romance. She’s an avid reader of all types of books and literature. Writing what she loves to read, J.S. Scott writes both contemporary erotic romance stories and paranormal romance erotics. They almost always feature an Alpha Male and have a happily ever after because she just can’t seem to write them any other way!

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Vanessa and Shane are getting divorced after four years of marriage. Vanessa has been separated from Shane for eight months. Shane cheated on Vanessa several times and she has a real trust issue, plus he verbally abused her during their marriage. He was always telling her she was ugly and worthless and no one would want her and everyone would always cheat on her. One day on a run in the park she got knocked off her feet by a handsome basketball player. He bent down and helped her up and instantly say how beautiful she was. He walked her to her car and took her to lunch and then she showed him around the city. He was smitten. He knew she wasn’t divorced yet so he backed off a few weeks before trying to find her. He shows up at school a month later to have gym class with her fifth grade students. They start seeing each other, but with all of Vanessa’s baggage he proceeds with caution. Join them on their off and on again relationship. This is a short read but it is good

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Vanessa Smith has her heart guarded. She’s been married to a man that sleeps around and has made her think she’s ugly and undeserving. Everything changes when she is knocked down by the famous basketball player, Jackson Berrios. A friendship ensues and everything she thought she knew about men turns out to be wrong.

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