WILD RIDE By Julie Ann Walker
Book Nine in the Black Knights Inc. series
The hero we’ve all been waiting for…
Ethan “Ozzie” Sykes
Former Navy SEAL
Underground operator for Black Knights Inc., the covert government defense firm disguised as a custom motorcycle shop.
In a black-on-black international mission that went seriously sideways, Ozzie was badly injured—now he’s stuck at BKI headquarters in Chicago, champing at the bit to get out into the field again. To his disgust, he’s tasked with distracting Chicago Tribune ace reporter Samantha Tate, who’s been trying to dig up the dirt on BKI for years. Turns out Samantha’s beauty, intelligence and sense of humor are a seriously big distraction, and Ozzie’s losing his desire to keep her at bay.
Ozzie’s tired of hiding, and Samantha may be the best-and worst—person to share his secrets with…
“A nail-biter from start to finish”. —Publishers Weekly for Too Hard to Handle
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Bio: Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Julie grew up in a house full of women – she has three older sisters. As you can imagine, there was no lack of drama… or romance. Her mother enrolled her in a book club as soon as she began to read and it was the small spark that ignited her voracious appetite for the written word. Because of Julie’s early immersion in literature, she found writing came quite naturally. In high school, she won multiple writing contests and was the proud senior editor of The Tiger’s Tale – her school newspaper. During her college years, however, she longed for a challenge. “Reading and writing felt like second nature to me, so I looked for a way to flex my mental muscles,” she recalls. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree, Julie began teaching advanced high school mathematics. “I loved working with the students and facing the challenges of the classroom, but I longed for the occasional snow day when I could race to the local book store, buy two or three new novels, and curl up in front of the fire to read.” It wasn’t until a fortuitous move to Chicago that Julie once more returned to her first passion. “Thankfully, my husband – my own personal hero – encouraged my decision to write full time.” Now Julie lives on beautiful Lake Shore Drive with a view that sometimes competes with her deadlines. When she’s not writing, she enjoys camping, hiking, cycling, cooking, travel, and…reading, of course!
The Good Girl In My Bed
Dangerous Desires Series, Book 2
The second worst thing I’ve ever done… Fall in love with Veronica Underwood. The worst thing I’ve ever done… Tell her.
The Good Girl In My Bed from award-winning erotic romance author Lexxie Couper is the second book in her Dangerous Desire series. Discover if a dangerous man and the woman he loves can survive the secrets of his past in this thrilling tale of danger, intrigue, and blazing passion.
She’s too good for me.
Ronnie is my dream. My fantasy. The good girl next door. I did everything I could to make certain she never knew just how dark the life I led was. I did even more to make certain nothing ever happened to her.
And then the violent darkness of my existence crashed into hers and both our lives changed. I couldn’t imagine we’d be together, but we are. And life is wonderful.
Until my past finds us, and Ronnie is in danger. Again.
I would kill to keep her safe. I would die to make sure she’s out of harm’s way.
And it seems I just might have to.
The good girl in my bed is worth it though.
Hell is going to look inviting by the time I’m done.
This erotic contemporary romance contains adult themes and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Lucas is intense on all levels. The bad boy with a damn good heart. Possessive and demanding in all the right ways. His protectiveness is unstoppable with it comes to Ronnie. I totally loved him.
Ronnie is sassy, fun and feisty. She challenges Lucas on every level and I love it. She see what beyond the surface. She will stand up for herself and make you laugh. She strong and willing to stand beside a damn good man is a crazy world.
Lexxie Couper continues Lucas and Ronnie’s, from The Bad Boy Next Door, story with humor, heart pounding action and intense, raw passion. This one is hot enough to make your toes curl. A quick read read full of heat and suspense. I really enjoyed Ronnie and Lucas. They keep each other their toes and have a lot of hot fun while doing it. Their chemistry is amazing. Ronnie and Lucas complement each other so well. They are a fun couple that you can’t help but to love. Lexxie Couper showed off her amazing writing skills once again within the pages of The Girl In My Bed.
A complementary copy of this title was provided for an honest review.
The Santinis: Vol 2
Release Date: July 1, 2016
Series: The Santinis, Bundle Two
Series Tagline: Born for Sin, but Made for Love.
Main Genre: Family Saga Military Romance
The volume includes books 6, 7, and 8 in the series and is on sale for .99 for a limited
time. Regular retail price: 5.99.
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A Santini In Love
Genre: Military Romance/Romantic Suspense
She was the last woman standing.
Madison Baker was born and bred to be a Marine. When a roadside bomb ends her
first deployment—not to mention her career—she is left to pick up the pieces of what is
left of her life. She’s returned to Oceanside to regroup and move on. It doesn’t mean
she’s ready for a relationship, even if a particular Santini has different plans.
Love happens when you least expect it.
When he first met Madison back at the Academy, Dante Santini is sure the woman was
put on the earth to irritate him. She’s prickly and mouthy. She always thinks she’s right.
Worse—she almost always is. She hasn’t really changed over the years. One
disagreement ends up with them lip locked and very nearly falling into bed, Dante
discovers he might need to rethink his first impression.
When Madison is convinced she witnesses a murder, the only person who believes her
is Dante. Together, they sift through the meager evidence, trying to unearth the secrets
someone is trying to hide. Neither one of them expecting it would draw them closer—or
that a killer is hell bent on making sure those secrets stay buried.
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Falling for a Santini
Genre: Military Romance/Romantic Suspense
A crush that turned into love.
Being the only girl in a family with five Santini brothers was never easy on Elena Santini.
She always tried to be faster and smarter to make sure they always took her seriously.
They were always trying to tell her what to do, and worse, who she could date. That’s
why falling for her oldest brother’s best friend wasn’t smart especially when he treats
her like a sister. That is, until she gets him alone in her apartment one night.
NCIS agent Jethro Thomas, known to everyone as JT, has always played it smart.
When his admiration turned to attraction a few years ago, he started avoiding Elena. A
guy wasn’t supposed to have those kinds of thoughts about his best friend’s little sister.
After returning from an undercover assignment, and about to go on another one, he
can’t seem to resist the temptation. One night with her and he knows he’s lost, but he
JT returns from the assignment with a few more scars, both physical and emotional–but
he survived for one reason. He’s ready to start a new life with Elena, but a dark cloud
hangs over the new love. When small incidents evolve into near death accidents, JT
realizes someone from his past is ready to destroy his happiness, even harm Elena to
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One Night with a Santini
Genre: Military Romance
He was searching for something that was missing from his life.
Brando Santini is headed to New Orleans to blow off some steam with a few of his
buddies. The respite from his life as a Marine doesn’t really seem to do the trick until he
runs into his college crush, Kaitlin Fitzpatrick. After a little dancing and a few drinks,
they end up in bed together and Brando knows she’s the one for him.
One night will never be enough.
Kaitlin never forgot Brando. She never would have thought the sexy nerd would have
remembered her. More than that, she definitely didn’t expect he would be interested in
seducing her. Their time in New Orleans is intense but much too short. The memories of
his lovemaking leave her counting the days until she sees him again.
A complication neither of them expected.
By the time Brando arrives in Maryland, Kaitlin suspects that their one night together
has left them with more than memories. When Brando insists on marriage, she refuses
on the grounds he doesn’t love her. But what Kaitlin doesn’t understand is that when a
Santini wants to prove his love, nothing will stand in his way—not her five brothers, his
own annoying family, or even the woman he adores.
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From an early age, Melissa loved to read. First, it was the books her mother read to her including her two favorites, Winnie the Pooh and the Beatrix Potter books. She cut her preteen teeth on Trixie Belden and read and reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird in middle school. It wasn’t until she was in college that she tried to write her first stories, which were full of angst and pain, and really not that fun to read or write. After trying several different genres, she found romance in a Linda Howard book. Since the publication of her first book in 2004, Melissa has had close to sixty romances published. She writes in genres from historical suspense to modern day erotic romance to futuristics and paranormals. Included in those releases is the bestselling Harmless series. In 2011, Melissa branched out into self-publishing with A Little Harmless Submission and the popular military spinoff, Infatuation: A Little Harmless Military Romance. Along the way she has garnered an epic nomination, a multitude of reviewer’s recommended reads, over five Capa nods from TRS, thirteen nominations for AAD Bookies, and made the USA Today bestseller list in 2013 with The Santinis. Since she spent her childhood as a military brat, Melissa swore never to marry military. But, as we all know, Fate has her way with mortals. After twenty years as an AF spouse, she and husband, a long with their brats, both human and canine, are now happy they get to pick where they live. She lives in the middle of wine and horse country in Virginia and shops for million dollar homes in Hawaii.
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Task Force: Hawaii, Book 3
May 31, 2016
She might trust him with her life but she’s not too sure she can trust him with her heart.
Charity Edwards has never been a woman who liked to compromise–not at work and definitely not in her personal life. So, when TJ Callahan appears on the scene as their FBI liaison, she decides to take a chance on the slow talking Texan.
TJ doesn’t like undercover work, but thanks to an old case, he has been tasked to do just that. He uses his position to infiltrate TFH to investigate Charity, a woman well-known for her hacking skills. His almost instant attraction he has to Charity makes it impossible not to blur the lines and he soon finds himself falling for the impossible woman.
When his assignment is revealed, Charity wants nothing to do with him, but she has no choice. Thanks to TJ’s investigation, Charity’s life is in jeopardy and he will do anything to protect her–even if it means sacrificing himself.
Melissa Schroeder nails romantic suspense.
Charity is a live in the moment, intelligent and caring woman. Fun and straightforward. A geek through and through. She’s a fun spitfire, that you want on your side. TJ was born into geekdom, making him destined for the life. He’s kind of quiet, laid back and good at what he does. He’s caring and kind with just enough alpha to make you more than want him.
A suspense plot that keeps your brain moving with chemistry and personality that keeps you moving through the pages. Constant Craving shines with what Melissa does best. Characters with depth and quirks that make the read fun along with the suspense. Steamy passion and amazing chemistry that make the pages sizzle. Constant Craving is everything that I love about Melissa’s work. She draws you in, keeps you there, and makes you want more. Along with trying to figure out a way to life the good life in Hawaii.
Constant Craving like the other books in the Task Force Hawaii series is my new favorite of Melissa’s work.
An advanced reader’s copy was provided for an honest review.
I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.
Sons of Sangue Series, Book 4
Self Published: February 23, 2016
Vampire MC member Anton “Rogue” Balan, aka Blondy, has turned his back on the powerful Sons of Sangue, betraying the brotherhood he once considered his family. Or so his vampire brethren think. Changing his appearance, his persona, and signing up with rival gang, the Devils, Rogue has gone deep undercover to catch the La Paz Cartel’s kingpin. Having lost a woman he once thought he would spend eternity with, Rogue now feels he has nothing left to lose . . . that is until a temptation named Kimber James invades his dangerous world.
Strait-laced Kimber has a problem and his name is Anton Balan. After an impulsive night of passion with him more than a year ago, the small-town librarian still has the hots for the sexy biker next door. She can’t deny her desire for Anton, even though she suspects he’s hiding a secret even darker than his affiliation with an outlaw MC. As for Rogue, no matter how much he tries to refuse the scorching need he has for Kimber—as much as his duty depends on it—he’s powerless to deny his rising feelings for her. And when a blindside by an enemy he once trusted puts Kimber’s life at risk, Rogue’s tarnished honor is put to the ultimate test.
Anton “Rogue” Balan, also known as Blondie, has just become my new favorite of the Son. The sweet Alpha vampire, as I like to call him, is as sexy and build as the Road King he rides. Sweet, kind and caring Anton makes you melt in more ways than one. Don’t let that fool you, the man can take you faster than the blink of an eye. Internal struggles, mimicking betrayal and longing have changed Anton. Even in what could be called his darkest hour his loyalty, devotion, and selflessness never waver from his true home.
Kimber is a girl next door type with personally and spunk. Putting her in a class all her own. A good and sweet woman who can stand her ground. Kimber is as straight laced as they come, however she does have this sultry and playful side that you don’t see on the surface. She’s a fun and extremely likable character.
Patricia Rasey’s fourth installment of the Son of Sangue series, Rogue, has just become my favorite of the series. Sorry Gypsy! Anton has upped the game! Action pack and emotionally driven, Patricia Rasey once again has readers hanging on for dear life while going at breakneck speeds. The stench of betrayal thickens the air, danger is to close to home, secrets unfold as the bonds of Brotherhood are tested to the core. Chemistry, compassion, passion and lust have infused a desire for things that should not be. Making wants and needs walk a fine line in the Sons dangerous world. And that’s just the beginning. Sexual tension, suspense and extreme loyalty make the foundation for a fast paced story with a twisty plot that pull you in and keeps the pages turning to the wee hours of the morning. Fantastic storytelling with the perfect balance of romance and suspense, Ms. Rasey delivers a damn fine book.
As a huge fan of the Sons of Sangue series, I recommend that you read the stories in order to fully benefit the this amazing world she has created. Rogue is a highly recommended book as is the entire Sons of Sangue series.
A complementary copy of this title was provided by the author.
Delta Force Heroes, Book 1
As a flight attendant, Rayne Jackson is used to cancellations, but she never dreamed her latest would lead to a whirlwind tour of London with a handsome stranger…or a life-altering night in his bed. One evening is all the enigmatic man can give her, and Rayne greedily takes it, despite suspecting it will never be enough.
Heading home after another extreme mission, Keane “Ghost” Bryson hadn’t planned to seduce someone during his layover, but Rayne is too sweet to resist. Being a Delta Force member means lying to protect his identity, which is unfortunate, considering Rayne seems made for Ghost, right down to the tattoo on her back. For the first time in his life, regret fills him as he slips away the following morning.
Both are shocked when, months later, they meet again—under the worst possible circumstances. Seems fate has given them a second chance…if they can survive the terrorist situation they’re in. If Rayne can forgive Ghost his lies. And if Ghost can trust Rayne to be strong enough to endure the secrets and uncertainty that come with loving a Delta Force soldier.
** Rescuing Rayne is the 1st book in the Delta Force Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.
Ghost is one of those Alpha men you can’t help but to enjoy his presence , even if he’s stubborn and hard headed. The man is walking sex. He’s loyal, a leader and true brother. Humor and passion make Ghost a man to hold on tight to.
Rayne seems to always have some kind of excitement going on. Never a boring moment with her. She’s a strong, confident and witty woman. Her humor and awesome come back will leave a smile on your face while reading.
Susan Stoker once again captivates readers with damn fine writing, well developed characters, and a plot that keeps you going. Rescuing Rayne is a romance, laced edge of your seat read, that you don’t see coming. A excellent balance of suspense and passion. Ms. Stoker starts the Delta Force Heroes series with a bang.
A complementary copy of this title was provided by the author/publisher for an honest review. Receiving a complimentary copy does not affect the outcome of this were here.
Protecting the Future
SEAL of Protection Series, Book 8
An unforgiving desert, perilous mountain terrain, a rising body count and insurgents on the hunt…all of this and more stands between the SEALs completing their mission and returning home to their women, left to bravely deal with fears of their own stateside.
Sometimes a mission is more than one team can handle. With a little help from newfound friends, the SEALS won’t stop until they’ve won the day. Failure is not an option.
** Protecting the Future is the 8th and final book in the Seal of Protection Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.
Susan Stoker overwhelms readers in the best way with the conclusion to her Seal Of Protection Series, Protecting the Future.
This was a book you didn’t just read, you felt it. Passion, joy, worry, friendship, faith and hope grip your heart as you hold your breath with the turn of the page. As the Seal Team heads out for their lasted mission Ms. Stoker reminds readers of why all the men fight for what they do and women who stand beside them.
An overwhelming good book. Drama, passion and danger keep the story moving. While love, anticipation and family give the reader all things we love in a romance. Ms. Stoker’s intricately written words take the reader into the story. Making it more of an experience than a read.
A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Task Force Hawaii, book 1
Publish Date: Oct. 12, 2015
Join Melissa Schroeder for a new Harmless spinoff series filled with suspense, hot men, and breathtaking romance.
TASK FORCE HAWAII
Even paradise has a dark side…
Working with local, state, and federal agencies, the men and women of TASK FORCE HAWAII work on cases ranging from bank heists to terrorism. A diverse team filled with ex-military, law enforcement, medical, and technical support, they are Hawaii’s last defense against the worst criminals.
Resisting her might just kill him.
Former Army Special Forces Officer Martin “Del” Delano has enough on his hands chasing a serial killer and heading up TASK FORCE HAWAII. He definitely doesn’t need the distraction of Emma Mitchell. From the moment they meet, she knocks him off his feet, literally. Unfortunately, she’s the best person to have on the team to make the connections to help them catch their killer.
A temptation she can’t ignore.
For Emma, it’s hard to ignore the lure of a man like him. Tats, muscles and his Harley cause her to have more than a few fantasies about Del. He’d never be interested in a geek like her, but she can’t resist toying with him. When she pushes the teasing too far, she ends up in his bed. She convinces herself she can handle it until the moment he steals her heart.
A killer obsessed.
Del can’t help falling for the quirky genius. She’s smart, funny and there’s a sweet vulnerable side to her that only he can see. As Emma gets more involved with the investigation, she becomes the target of the psychopath. When the danger escalates, Del promises to do anything to save the woman who not only captured his heart but also his soul.
Seductive Reasoning is a fast paced, character driven book that keep you on the edge of your seat. The plot keeps you on the move and guessing, while quirky, sassy and witty characters draw you in for the ride. Del and Emma’s attraction and chemistry is off the charts that creates a lovely sexual tension. The secondary cast of characters demand the same attention as Del and Emma. Intriguing readers to want their stories as well. Passion and personality are two thing I have come to expect from every Melissa Schroeder book I read, she has never failed me.
Melissa Schroeder once again has captivated this reader with a perfect balance of page turning suspense and steamy romance. There is no genre of romance that Mel can’t nail. Seductive Reasoning, in my opinion is her best work to date and a perfect romantic suspense read.