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Release Blitz: The Hail You Say by Lani Lynn Vale

Today we have the release blitz for THE HAIL YOU SAY by Lani Lynn Vale! Check it out and get your copy today!

 

Title: THE HAIL YOU SAY
Series: Hail Raisers
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Release Day: January 11th
Photographer: Furiousfotog
Model: Stu Reardon

About THE HAIL YOU SAY

Get out!
He yelled those words at the love of his life twelve years ago, and to this day, Reed Hail regrets them. He’s always been the type of person to speak before he thinks, and apologies have never come easy.
It’s been over a decade since she was his, and he stubbornly thinks that he can keep on living without her.
He couldn’t be more wrong.
The last thing he needs is her vagina anywhere near his exam table. But nobody ever asks him what he wants.
Maybe he should’ve gone into the auto-recovery business after all.
I hate you.
Krisney Shaw would take those words back in a heartbeat if she could. In fact, she would take back everything.
Never meeting him would be the perfect place to start. The memory of Reed Hail haunts her—morning, noon, and night.
Then, to add insult to injury, she has to see him being happy while she’s breaking a little more inside every single day.
Reed Hail is her worst nightmare because she’s constantly reminded of exactly what she’s missing—the other half of her soul.
Just when she thinks things can’t get worse, she’s sees his sexy, bearded face over the top of her paper gown, and she’s lost all over again.
Don’t ever let me go.
Both Reed and Krisney are determined to avoid each other. They do a great job of it, too…not.
One ill-timed gynecological exam changes everything. One single second in time shows Reed what he’s missing—literally and figuratively—and suddenly he’s back at square one.
The only problem with being back at square one? He won’t be able to leave her a second time.
Especially since the first time around he didn’t have a child with her to consider.

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Excerpt

Routine. Just routine.
Yeah, right.
I knew this was going to be bad. I knew that I was about to do one of the stupidest things in the world.
Yet, that didn’t stop me from entering the infirmary.
Every year we were required to see the doctor for an annual health evaluation. Mine was due two months ago, and I’d purposefully gotten out of it.
I’d tried to get out of this one, too. However, my superior looked at me, grinned that evil grin of hers, and told me in no uncertain terms if I didn’t do it, I’d be relegated to desk duty for the foreseeable future.
She knew I hated desk duty.
Talking to people wasn’t my forte.
And now I was here.
Going into the one place that I knew I shouldn’t be going.
The clinic in town was normally off limits.
The clinic near the base had an older than dirt male doctor that I was fairly sure was a pervert who kept working because he didn’t get to see pussy that young anymore.
However, knowing that the old doc was off on the weekends, and Reed volunteered there for all the ladies that didn’t want to risk it with the pervert doc, led me to where I was today.
Where I knew he was.
Shit. Damn. Fuck.
I’d gone to Germany to get away from him. He’d been assigned to the same base within a month of my arrival.
It might’ve been a coincidence, but I knew it probably wasn’t.
He did it on purpose. Just to watch me squirm.
I swung open the glass door, waved at the secretary who I knew but whose name I couldn’t remember, and signed in.
“He’s running about thirty minutes behind,” the secretary said as she took my information. “I’ll tell the ladies that you’re here, though. You can go on back. The nurse will put you in a room.”
Of course he was, because the motherfucker liked to talk.
Fucker.
Asshole.
I walked back, met the nurse, and she guided me into a room.
“Here’s the paper gown. You can go ahead and change here behind the screen.” The nurse smiled. “The part goes in the front.”
I refrained from flipping her off.
I knew which fucking part went in the front. I wasn’t a dumbass.
“Thanks,” I muttered.
I waited until she was completely out of the room before I changed, making sure the screen was completely covering every square inch of my body before I stripped my shirt off.
My pants went next, then my bra, and my underwear.
After slipping on the stupid gown—part in front—I folded the clothes precisely in on themselves, making sure that my underwear and bra were neatly tucked into my shirt before rolling my pants around the shirt.
I did not want him to see my underthings.
No sir-ree.
He was already going to see my breasts and vagina today. I didn’t want him to see that I wore the sexy underthings for some stupid reason.
Growling to myself, I picked up my phone and blasted off a text to my best friend.
She was probably asleep, but she’d answer when she woke up.
Somebody needed to be witness to this train wreck.
Might as well be Hennessy.

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About Lani Lynn Vale


Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

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Release Day Blast: Wild Kisses by Skye Jordan

Meet the Author:

Skye’s New York Times bestselling novels are all about enjoying that little wild streak we all have, but probably don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we usually don’t get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, playing naughty and maybe even acting a little wicked. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance. And, yes, even love, because Skye is ultimately a romantic at heart and a happily ever after kinda gal. Skye also writes romantic suspense as Joan Swan, weaving fast paced novels of passion, danger and suspense.

Skye is a California native recently transplanted to the East Coast and living in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington DC with her husband of 25 years. She has two grown daughters in college in Colorado and Oregon. In her free time she loves rowing on the Potomac. She’s always learning, attending courses and seminars in art and history and cooking.

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About the Book:

 

Newly divorced, Avery Hart returns home to Wildwood eager to take on her dream opportunity and transform her family’s dive bar into her own bakery. The contractor for hire isn’t just a master with his hands—he’s big, built, and wears a tool belt like nobody’s business. Despite being an ex-con, Trace Hutton is irresistible. Too bad he’d never go for someone as inexperienced as Avery.

Trace needs to focus on the job at hand, not daydream about smearing icing all over the sexy baker…and licking it off. This job is the key to getting his construction company back on its feet after his time in prison. Besides, no one deserves a fresh start more than Avery, and she certainly won’t get that with him.

After a delectable night of passion (and pie), Trace craves something more. But he’ll be damned if he’ll let his checkered past crush her dreams. And as Avery starts to realize how Trace fulfills more than just her physical needs, she struggles with whether to let her history decide her future, or explore the wild new possibilities of forever…

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Giveaway: Signed copy of LICK by Kylie Scott! 

Happy New Year!  Here’s hoping for a wonderful and fabulous 2017!

 

Let’s start the year off with an awesome giveaway! Woot Woot!!!
The lovely Kylie Scott has graciously offered one signed copy of the full-size Australian edition of LICK.

The first book of the Stage Dive Series!  This giveaway WILL be open worldwide.
If you have not had the pleasure of reading Ms. Scott’s Stage Dive Series, I highly recommend doing so.  I devoured LICK in just under 3 hours. Talk about one hell of a one sit read. David and Eve will make you laugh and feel.  You will just have to read it for yourselves.

Now to enter this giveaway.

Please follow the link below for the rafflecopter. There are several ways for you to be able to enter. There’s a free entry, a share option and more.  Giveaway will run through midnight Saturday, January 7, 2017. This giveaway is open to anyone anywhere. The winner will be contacted via email.  Good luck and Happy New Year!
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Read in Comfort Giveaway! 

Hello Reader friends,

Today we are going to talk about my third favorite obsession. LuLaRoe!!! Lu La what you say.

 

LuLaRoe is an amazingly soft, comfortable and fun clothing that makes you feel amazing. From leggings to dresses to cardigans there is something every lady will fall in love with. Lots of colors and styles to jazz up your wardrobe. An array of versatile pieces that allow you to go from a casual look to dressy with just a few accessories.

 

 

A wonderful family whom I have the honor of being friends with, who are also fellow book lovers, are our newest LuLaRoe consultants. Woot woot! I am beyond excited for them on this wonderful adventure they have embarked on. Swing by Cruzin With LuLaRoe’s facebook page, say Hello, check it out and give her page a like(this will get you an entry for our giveaway)! You never know she just may have your unicorn.

 

 

 

We have a pretty awesome giveaway for you today. Cruzin with LuLaRoe and I are offering one commenter what I’m calling the Read in Comfort giveaway!

The prize will include one mystery pair of LuLaRoe leggings in your size(OS or TC) from Cruzin With LuLaRoe, coffee from Deana’s favorite coffee shop and 2 books from the Coffee Books Life giveaway shelf! Woot, woot.

Please follow the rafflecopter link to enter our giveaway! We have several ways for you to earn entries. Visiting our facebook pages, adding friend and commenting! Giveaway is open to residents of the United States only. Winner will be chosen at random. No purchase is necessary for entry.

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Release Day Review: Sketch by Laramie Briscoe

 

My name is Devin, but everybody calls me Sketch. I opened my own tattoo shop two years ago, and I’ve finally gotten to the point where I’m going to be able to give my wife everything she’s ever wanted. I’m going to be able to take time off and spend a day a week with her. In fact, tonight, I stopped and grabbed some wine, got her flowers, and those chocolates she likes. 


 

What I wasn’t prepared for was to be met at the front door by her carrying her sh*t out.
She loves me, but she’s not in love with me anymore. What kind of bulls*it excuse is that? I’ve left her alone too often, I’ve been completely focused on one goal, and apparently she’s sick of waiting.
So here I stand. Half the man I was, p*ssed as f*ck, because while I was busy making a better life for us, she was under the impression I was leaving her lonely. I know one day she’ll see what I’ve been doing has been for us, and when that day comes… She can damn well come crawling back to me.

 

 
A Tattoo Artist – A Husband – An Alpha Male Who
Makes No Excuses


 

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5 Stars

 

I had the wonderful fortune of being introduced to Ms. Briscoe’s work by a fellow reader and friend who I trust when she says need to read this. Through the journey of her stories I have gotten to see Ms. Briscoe grow tremendously as a writer. In a little under two years she has made her way into one of my favorite authors spots. With her latest work, Ms. Briscoe has truly stepped to a new level that far exceeds any expectations I have come to develop in her work.

 

Sketch is raw, real and deep. This is a book that hits close to home in a big way. Falling in love is the easy part, maintaining it is where it gets real.  Ms. Briscoe hits it right on with Sketch.  Relationships are filled with emotion, both good and bad. Communication is the key to keeping everything level, and as relationships are filled with emotion, both good and bad. Highs and lows.  It’s how the couple communicates to get through it.  Sketch and Nina’s story is so real it gave me chills as I was reading, and had me looking back on my own feelings in my ten year running relationship.  There is no way you will not feel something while reading Sketch. And you will be proud to say #IGOTSKETCHED!

 

Sketch is Ms. Briscoe’s best work. Her voice as a writer is shining through creating magic with her words.  A five star read and a top read for 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin’ Country Series.
Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She’s been called “a very young Maya Banks” (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being “sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart”.
When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

 

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Every day during release week you will find a new giveaway on Laramie’s facebook page. Be sure to hop over and enter to win any one of the amazing prizes she will be giving away!
 
 
 

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ARC Review: Designed for Murder by Avery Flynn

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Designed for Murder (Killer Style 4) by Avery Flynn

 

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Date of Publication: November 10, 2015

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Blurb

 

This book can be read as a standalone!

Devastated after he discovers the woman he loved and his partner in the role-playing game, Magic

Battledome, was a psychotic killer, Maltese Security’s resident computer genius, SciFi fan and geek-

about-town Carlos Castillo retreats into his work. Tossing aside all ties to the Magic Battledome

community, he eats, sleeps and breaths investigations. He’s determined to prove to the rest of the

team—and himself—that he’s not all book smart and street stupid. He pleads for a case and finally gets

one the boss thinks is right up his alley. Someone is targeting a Live Action Role Playing (LARP) Magic

Battledome team, delivering vicious beatings before robbing them of their costumes. To solve the case,

Carlos has to dive back into the world he’d abandoned.

Mika Ito loves creativity in all its forms. As a textile designer and a LARPer, she combines her two

favorite things by creating costumes for her fellow Magic Battledome elves. But when someone starts

targeting her fellow LARPers and the police don’t seem to be much help, she hires Maltese Security to

solve the case. If a reformed sinner is the most devoted, then a former LARPer is the most rudely

dismissive and Carlos Castillo fits the bill. But when they discover that the material she’s been using for

the costumes has been soaked in liquid cocaine by someone in her supply chain, they must work

together to solve the case. Especially now that the bad guy is doing whatever it takes to retrieve the

tainted material—including having lethal designs on Mika’s life.

 

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4 Stars
Mika is a bright, talented and creative woman. Head strong and independent. She may be a geeky girl but she’s got spunk and sassy. She’s not the kind of girl to back down or give up.
Carlos is the geek turned tough guy.  Alpha and totally hot with an underlying sweet and passionate side that makes you melt.  His stubborn streak makes you laugh and kind of want to smack him at times.
A lost bet and a dance set the stage for a full on dive into some of the sexiest geekdom I have ever read.  Chemistry, passion, a bit of mystery and suspense have the reader racing through the pages.  Unexpected twists, undeniable attraction and very likable characters will have you never looking at LARPing the same again. Prepare to laugh until it hurts with Designed for Murder.  Sexy, snarky and fast paced, Avery Flynn created the geek girl dream read!


About Avery Flynn

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Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately

hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long

before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she

turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That

worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write

about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-

given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to

stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

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Rebecca Grace Allen’s His Contract Release with Giveaway

His Contract by Rebecca Grace Allen

 

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Date of Publication: November 10, 2015

Blurb

 

Lawyers know when to play by the rules…and when to break them.

Harvard law professor Jack Archer once balanced his professional life with the private world of

dominance, surrender, and trust he shared with his wife. Since cancer stole her a year ago, finding love

again—her final wish for him—is the furthest thing from his mind. From his empty house to the

classroom, grief follows his every move. Until he meets a young woman with shadows in her eyes even

darker than his own.

Once a shining star at law school, Lilly Sterling’s dreams died when the Dom she trusted left her

heartbroken and lost. She’s starting fresh in a new city as a paralegal, but meeting Jack reawakens all her

old demons—and her lingering desires.

Jack offers to become Lilly’s mentor for both the courtroom and the playroom, but tells himself it’s

not a relationship. Their carefully worded contract guarantees that. But when their trial agreement

starts heating up, both Jack and Lilly must decide what will tip the scales: the letter of the law…or

love?

Warning: All rise for a book that contains a wounded submissive and a Dominant who wants to

retrain her while retaining control of his heart. Discovery phase may involve spankings, bondage, edging,

and blindfolds. Is it hot? You be the judge.

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About Rebecca Grace Allen

Rebecca Grace Allen writes kinky new adult and hot contemporary BDSM romance. She holds a

Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison, as

well as a Master of Science in Elementary Education, both of which seemed like good ideas at the time.

After stumbling through careers in entertainment, publishing, law and teaching, she’s returned to her

first love: writing. A self-admitted caffeine addict and gym rat, she currently lives in upstate New York

with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish. – See more at:

http://www.rebeccagraceallen.com/about

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Q and A with Mysti Parker ~giveaway~

321No Place Like Home

(Tallenmere #4)

Mysti Parker

Release Date: Oct. 24

eBook Length: 277 pages

Publisher: Melange Books

An irreversible curse, an impossible mission. Can she catch The Tyger before it’s too late?

Set in the fantasy world of Tallenmere, this story continues the saga of this tumultuous era with Mirabelle Hearton, who played a supporting role in Hearts in Exile (Book #3). It’s also the beginning of a new turn in the series called Tallenmere Unleashed. Starting here, each book is more intense, more graphic, and much hotter than its predecessors. This is not a book for youngsters or those who enjoy light romance. You’ve been warned!

In Port Valor, it’s dangerous to be different. Especially for sixteen-year-old Mirabelle Hearton, whose psychic abilities could put her entire family in danger. To protect them, she left the city and her childhood sweetheart, Lysander Devlin, behind to live a life of servitude in Leogard’s Temple. Ten years later, someone discovered her mind-bending talents and forced her to send an innocent woman into exile.  As punishment for her crimes, she must return to Port Valor to seek out a dangerous mercenary called The Tyger. He’s already threatened the lives of her family and is rumored to have killed countless others for the right price.

Mirabelle’s time is running out. She has two months to bring the Tyger to justice or succumb to an excruciating death from an irreversible curse. As frightening as her mission is, facing Lysander again may be the greatest challenge of her life. Despite their difficult reunion, she and Lysander must band together to face an evil force that could sap the very souls from everyone they love. Mirabelle must also make a choice—catch The Tyger and redeem her sins, or give into feelings long buried and risk losing everything.

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About the Author:

 

parkerMysti Parker is a wife, mom, author, and shameless chocoholic. She is the author of the Tallenmere standalone fantasy romance series, including the award-winning Hearts in Exile. Her first award-winning historical romance, A Time for Everything, was published in July 2015. Mysti’s other romantic tales include The Roche Hotel romantic comedy series and contemporary novellas co-written with author MJ Post. Her short writings have appeared in the anthologies Hearts of Tomorrow, Christmas Lites, Christmas Lites II, Christmas Lites IV, The Darwin Murders, Tasteful Murders and EveryDayFiction.

Other writing pursuits include serving as a class mentor in Writers Village University’s seven week online course, F2K. She has also published two children’s books (Quentin’s Problem & Fuzzy Buzzy’s Treasure) under the name Misty Baker.
When she’s not writing fiction, Mysti works as freelance editor and copywriter. She also reviews books for SQ Magazine, an online specfic publication. She resides in Buckner, KY with her husband, three children and too many pets.

 

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Thank you very much to Mysti Parker for stopping by and answering some of my crazy, want to know question. 

No Place Like Home was a equine romance read.  Ms. Parker is giving away the first 3 book of her Tallenmere Series.

Follow the link after the Q&A!

No Place Like Home is so much more than a paranormal read. The feel of this book go from steam punk, with some touches of historical, mixing a taste of Sci-Fi, containing fantasy world building in one romance book. Was this intentional or how the story developed?

Kinda both actually. I’d gotten into enjoying steampunk from authors like Ren Garcia and Zoe Archer between the last book and this one, so I challenged myself to add some steampunk elements. I think the diehard “punks” would call those elements clockwork with all of Lysander’s gears and gadgets, but that was fun and it did develop into more than I first thought it would.

 

Lysander character development and evolution is as amazing, as the fierce creature he becomes. What surprised you the most about him through his journey?

Probably the most surprising aspect of his development was how he became what he is, because originally I had a very different beginning for him. Then I had a contest where I asked readers to come up with a new villain’s name for the book. Harker Stone was the winning name, but he needed a really strong role to support the female villain, who is undoubtedly one very disturbed woman. So, his and Lysander’s stories became intertwined, and Harker became the one responsible for Lysander’s transformation. It ended up being a much better idea than the original plan!

 

The under water scenes were some of my favorite totally unexpected surprises of No Place Like Home. From the writers point of view, what was your favorite scene to write?

I’m glad you enjoyed those! They were some of my favorite scenes as well. The mer-people actually came about because of a challenge issued by author Tori L. Ridgewood. While promoting Hearts in Exile (book 3) I posed the question: What fantasy creature or type of character would you like to see in the next Tallenmere novel? Tori challenged me to write a mermaid into the next book. So I took her up on it with “Ladyfish,” who you meet early in the story. Ladyfish’s story grew into quite a tale (heehee) with a whole new race and underwater city of Ustamer that intersects quite swimmingly (I’m full of puns) with Lysander and Mira’s story. It really stretched my creative side, writing yet another new realm in Tallenmere. I can’t wait to take readers along with me to discover more!

 

Giveaway:

First 3 books of the Tallenmere series!

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The Tallenmere Series:

A Ranger’s Tale

Serenya’s Song

Hearts in Exile

Tallenmere Unleashed:

No Place Like Home

The Menagerie (coming ??)

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Ranae Rose’s South Island PD~DARK BLUE~Series Release Blitz/Giveaway

South Island PD Series Release Week Blitz

DARK BLUE

 

 If Belle is going to get a speeding ticket, it might as well be written by the hottest cop South Island has ever seen. But Officer Jackson Calder isn’t just a daydream in blue, he’s the first man she ever slept with, and the only one she doesn’t regret.

One routine traffic stop, and Jackson’s past is back to haunt him in the most bittersweet way imaginable. Too good for him and too good to forget, Belle became a fantasy after she left the island. Now that she’s home for good in the Lowcountry, she’s a living, breathing temptation he can’t resist.

He was her first, but that was just the beginning. It’s being the last that counts.

Book 1 in the South Island PD Series.

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ABOUT RANAE: I write what I know and love: adult romance with blue-collar heroes and real-life flavor. Tattoos, handcuffs and men in uniform are a few of my favorite things, and it shows in my thirty+ published books.

 

I live in the South with my man in uniform, who I married for the entertainment value. Just kidding – it was the handcuffs true love. So far, our happily ever after includes a couple kids, German Shepherd dogs and a mutual appreciation of timely ‘that’s what she said’ jokes.

 

When I’m not writing, I love reading, good coffee, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and whatever outdoor adventures I can find.

 

I also love hearing from readers, so don’t be shy!

 

Connect with me via:

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FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ranae.rose.33

 

INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/ranae_rose/

 

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Ranae_Rose

 


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Review: Obscured by Tara Sue Me

Obscured by Tara Sue Me

Date of Publication: October 12, 2015

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From Tara Sue Me writing as Cat Waters:

There’s the truth you know….

At age 16, Athena Hamilton traded her body for survival when a powerful Vegas hotelier and pimp lured her into his world. Ten years of turning tricks has taught her to trust no one and feel nothing. Yet a chance meeting with a childhood crush sparks hope for something more.

The truth you believe…

There’s no way Isaiah Martin could want her. He’s a pastor. Too good. Too pure. But when she learns her days are numbered, she runs into the safety of his arms and trusts his promise of protection.

And the truth you never imagined…

The aftermath of a tragic accident and a bitter betrayal leaves her destitute and alone. The one man she shouldn’t trust offers her a chance to escape. But when good and evil collide, what do you do when the truth is Obscured?

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About Tara Sue Me

Tara Sue Me wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. It would be twenty years before she picked up her pen to write the second.

After completing several clean romances, she decided to try her hand at something spicier and started The Submissive. What began as a writing exercise quickly took on a life of its own. An avid reader of all types of fiction, she soon discovered she enjoyed writing a variety as well.

Tara lives in the Southeastern United States with her family, two dogs, and a cat.

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Chapter One

The day I meet Isaiah Martin for the second time, I am running late. I pride myself on my punctuality, not to mention that my clients demand it, and I’m not paying attention to my surroundings.

I look at my watch again. Five minutes after. Shit. I scurry through the hotel lobby, making a beeline to the elevators. If luck happens to be on my side, I won’t have to wait, but the elevators in the largest hotel in Las Vegas are notoriously slow.

Will the stairs be quicker? I glance over my shoulder. The stairwell is located on the other side of the large open atrium. With my client’s room on the thirtieth floor, the elevator is faster, even if I have to wait. I turn back to the elevators.

And run right into a man standing in my path, overcorrect, and twist my ankle.

“Excuse me, ma’am,” he says in a soft, cultured Southern accent, reaching out a hand to steady me. “You okay?”

“Damn it!” My ankle throbs so much I’m not sure I can walk. I gingerly put my weight on the hurt ankle and curse again at the pain.

Suck it up, Athena. This is nothing. Think about what’ll happen if you don’t make it upstairs in the next few minutes.

“Ma’am?” Mr. Southern Gentleman repeats.

“I’m fine.” I tentatively move my foot side to side. “Just give me a minute.”

“Why don’t you come sit down and let me take a look at that ankle?”

“You a doctor?” Odds are Odds are he’s just your standard pervert wanting the chance to run his hand up my leg. Even if he is a doctor, I’m not about to let him put his hands on me. Not a wise thing to do, since it’s almost a certainty Mike will find out.

“No, ma’am,” he says. “But I think you may need to rest that ankle just a bit.”

“Really, I’m fine.” I put my full weight on the ankle and nearly fall over as the pain sparks up my leg. “Ow. Ow. Ow.Hell.”

He doesn’t speak again, but takes me by the arm and leads me to a bench near the elevators. His head drops down and he runs a finger along my anklebone. Pokes and prods me. “I don’t think anything’s broken, but you should probably stay off your feet for the next little bit.”

“Easy for you to say,” I snap. “You’re obviously not the one running late.”

He looks up and our eyes meet.

Warm caramel eyes. His thick, black hair is long overdue for a haircut and curls up the tiniest bit at his neck. His firm lips give way to a perfect “O” of surprise at the exact moment I recognize him.

“Athena?”

“Isaiah?”

He embraces me with a crushing hug. “Imagine seeing you here. How are you?”

My spine goes rigid, and I don’t return the hug. “I’m….I’m fine,” I stutter while my eyes dart around the lobby, trying to see if anyone’s watching me.

“I can’t believe it’s you.” He is oblivious to my discomfort. “Are you in town for long?”

I force myself to stop scanning the area and focus on Isaiah instead. A cold chill runs down my spine as I take in his handsome features. The last twelve years have treated him well. No longer is he the awkward teenage boy plagued by acne and thick glasses. He’s grown into the handsome man I always knew lay beneath the surface.

He looks at me in expectation. What did he ask?

I fiddle with the hem of my skirt. It rests just above the knee. “I live here.”

 

review

4 Stars

This book is one crazy ride. And nothing like I thought it would be when I started reading.

Athena is trapped in a dark cycle that repeated itself every day for ten years. When a friend from the past stumbles upon Athena’s world of darkness turns to danger. Trust in not something she can afford to give. The lines of friend and foe cross leaving confusion in its wake. And yet this woman finds the strength and courage to keep fighting a battle that shatters her heart and hopes.

I was truly amazed at not only this story, the depth of the writing is amazing.  The flashback with current happening put the reader in tune with Athena. Emotional, heart breaking and raw. This one was truly heart clenching. I felt the despair, hope and pain. And loved the real heart felt passion that comes through in the end. A great raw story.

deana
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