Friday, June 29, 2018

COVER REVEAL: This Time by Amy Reece


THIS TIME by Amy Reece releases July 10th! 

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DeLuca Family Series #4 

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Nina Braden’s twin brother is dead, and her childhood crush is back in her life.

Sexy firefighter Seamus DeLuca was Neal’s best friend. He and Nina shared a forbidden kiss at seventeen, but life has kept them apart. 

Her brother’s death brings them together, close enough to tempt them both. But something is…off about the way Neal died, and neither she nor Seamus can let it go. The police say it’s suicide, but there’s an encrypted video in his financial documents, and his fiancĂ©e is acting strangely…

Nina feels like there’s a clue just outside her grasp that will make the mystery of her twin’s death fall into place. But the mystery of her own heart may be harder to solve…

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MEET THE AUTHOR:
Amy Reece lives in Albuquerque, NM, with her husband and family. She loves to read and travel and has an unhealthy addiction to dogs. She believes red wine and coffee are the elixirs of life and lead to great inspiration. She is the author of The Seeker Series (YA paranormal) and The Way to Her Heart (YA Romantic Suspense).




Thursday, June 28, 2018

NEW RELEASE: Warning: Part Three by A.D. Justice


WARNING: PART THREE by A.D. Justice is LIVE on Amazon for only 99cents!


Just when I thought I had everything figured out, life blew up in my face without warning. The missing pieces of the puzzle weren’t clear, and the stakes were too high to merely hope for the best. 

Absolute facts I’d believed my entire life turned out to be lies and the truth was harder to accept than the family ever realized. Protecting my loved ones was my only priority. Any threat had to be eliminated—no matter the consequences.

How deep did the treachery go? Only one way to find out.

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MEET THE AUTHOR:
A.D. Justice is the USA Today bestselling author of the Steele Security Series (Wicked Games, Wicked Ties, Wicked Nights, Wicked Intentions), the Crazy Series (Crazy Maybe, Crazy Baby), the Dominic Powers series (Her Dom, Her Dom’s Lesson), the Immortal Obsessions series (Immortal Envy) and two stand-alone books, Just One Summer and Intent.

When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her own alpha male character in their north Georgia mountain home. She is also an avid reader of romance novels, a master at procrastination, a chocolate sommelier, a twister of words, and speaks fluent sarcasm. An avid animal lover, A.D. Justice has three horses, two dogs, and one cat.

While the primary focus of her books have been romantic suspense, she has plans to expand into different sub-genres of romance. Stay tuned to read what she has in store for you!


EXCERPT REVEAL: Truth & Consequences by Fiona Keane


TRUTH & CONSEQUENCES by Fiona Keane releases July 3rd from Limitless Publishing!

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Boston Latte Series #2 / Romantic Suspense


It all started with his suit, my dress, and a ring.

From there, our road together was paved with nothing but secrets and deceit. But together we managed to expose the lies…the truth was uncovered.

Now, the pieces fit. I can feel them finally start to align…but at what cost?

Our past has already been stolen from us, and now our future hangs in the balance as well. There’s a bigger power at play, and it’s closer than we ever could have imagined.

Everything Julian and I share is at risk because—unfortunately for us—every truth has its consequences.
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My hands roamed his injured, glorious body, reaching for his face and pulling his mouth toward mine. Beat, heart. He tasted of mint, coffee, and heaven. The flavor devoured my taste buds in one small lick of his bottom lip as it protruded for my teeth to biteJulian. He is so...I couldn’t let myself ponder just how long I would allow myself to kiss him.


It was wrong to want that, to want him. It didn’t matter—my heart needed him. Him. But why? My lips were on his, again, and it was the only place they desired to be. His hands roamed, inching beneath the fabric of my thermal top, his fingers gentle and soft on my skin.

Julian’s touch radiated its burn with an endless shiver through me, leaving my skin pulsating at the mere sensation of his fingertips against my flesh. If he calls me babby” one more time, I might lose it.

I reached for his mouth, that dangerous weapon, and squeezed his cheeks between the fingers of my right hand, pursing his pout for me to devour in the greedy hunger rumbling through me, my thirst quenched only when tasting his mouth. Fucking Julian Molloy. I hate him. No, I don’t. I want him. More. Than. Anything. Ever.

His hands continued their seductive assault, gliding along my body in their delicate torture as our tongues collided in an aggressive display of dominance and desire. Julian grasped my jaw and cocked it to the side with forceful need as his tongue discovered and consumed the sensitive skin of my neck, biting and licking his way along, sending ripples of delight through my skin. It felt too real, too familiar, the sense of Julian’s possession, his security. Despite my anger and confusion, he was comfort. There was no betrayal, no confusion. It was Julian. He was home. I shivered beneath the bite of his teeth against my clavicle, the goosebumps radiating across my skin.

His hands lowered, gliding along my arms to grasp my waist before he lifted me atop the counter, despite injury. It didn’t matter—we were both damaged, both desperate. My legs were quick to wrap around him in need, and my calves spared no mercy, wasting no time to pull his waist against me, my hands greedily lifting along his muscular back until I could hold his shoulders, pressing his warm, bare chest against mine.


MEET FIONA KEANE:
Fueled by coffee and rainy days, shelves of books consuming her home in the Pacific Northwest, and a vivid imagination, Fiona writes about love because she believes the world needs more of it. She could spend eternity lost in a story, taken into someone’s thoughts while she is left lingering there long after the pages have turned. Fiona works to meld themes in the current world and spin them into stories of longing, determination, and hope. Her characters are relatable and relevant, as they battle their own fictional version of existence.



OTHER BOOKS BY FIONA KEANE

FOUNDLINGS SERIES (Books must be read in order.)

NOWHERE GIRL, BOOK 1

EVERYWHERE UNRAVELED, BOOK 2

SOMEWHERE BOUND, BOOK 3

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

NOW LIVE: Honor by Andi Jaxon & AJ Alexander


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Logan has been running from a death bed promise for years, but he’s finally decided to face his fears and claim his forever. Now all he has to do is convince her to take another chance on love.

Katie buried her husband and made peace with never finding a love that strong again. But when a smooth talking cowboy asks her to dance, fireworks explode, leaving them both desperate for more. 

However, their happiness is darkened by a secret – the secret of who he really is.





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Meet The Authors: 
Andi Jaxon
Raised all over the country, I'm an interesting mix of East Coast meets West Coast with a little bit of Southern thrown in, just for good measure. I married a sexy man in uniform who let me spawn and am now raising a mutinous army of hell raisers that I created myself, all while he defends our country. I drink too much coffee until it's late enough to drink too much wine and am sexually frustrated for your freedom. If you see me online, I'm probably sitting in a closet, hiding from my kids.

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AJ Alexander
Fluent in sarcasm, Supernatural, and song lyrics, I like talking to people and finding what makes them tick, though that probably has to do with the Psychology degree. I’m up before the sun because my kids don’t sleep, chugging tea and coffee to keep my eyes open and my brain semi functional. Being married to a man in uniform means I’ve lived a lot of places, survived seeing my husband for half the amount of time I’ve been married, and spent a lot of time raising my kids alone. 

I love to write messed up psychos with lots of angst, happily ever afters that have to be worked for. Women with sass and backbone, men with a twisted hero complex and the need to control are my favorite to read as well as write. 



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EXCERPT REVEAL: A Chance at L.O.V.E. by K.L. Myers


A CHANCE AT L.O.V.E. by K.L. Myers releases July 2nd!

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What happens when two different worlds collide?

I wasn't looking for love when I met her.

I thought she'd own me for a night. Little did I know she'd end up owning my heart for a lifetime.

Lincoln Oliver Vincent Eastwick (AKA L.O.V.E.) has no intentions of ever being in a committed relationship, but that doesn't mean he won't provide one spectacular date to the lucky winner of a masked bachelor auction for a good cause.

Dr. Lillian Olivia Vicci (AKA L.O.V.) has two things in common with Lincoln: Their initials and no intentions of settling down. But when her best friend wins the date of a lifetime at an anonymous bachelor auction using Lillian's paddle, all bets are off.

It only took one night to bond two hearts together, and one family to rip them apart.

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The front door opens, and a slightly disheveled Lillian stands there in surprise. Her mahogany hair atop her head isn’t perfect. She’s in yoga pants and a tank top, braless, and breathtakingly beautiful. If I thought she was magnificent in the dress she picked out months ago on our date, I was wrong. This version of her is heart-stoppingly beautiful, so it’s a good thing she’s a cardiologist.

“Wh-what are you doing here, Linc?” Her eyes flash between excitement and skiddishness. Like a rabbit who is afraid to be caught in a trap but excited to go after the carrot.

“You’ve been avoiding me, Doc. This time, I’m not letting you avoid me.” I push my way past her, then I slam the door behind me. Before I know it, my animal instincts take over, pressing her back against the door and consuming her lips with mine. At first, she fights the kiss, but I can feel the moment she gives in. Her arms wrap around my neck, her hand pulling at my hair as she returns the harshness of the kiss. I bite her bottom lip, tugging it between my teeth only to let go when her mouth opens. My tongue plunges into her mouth, twining with hers in a desperate attempt to claim her as mine and show her who’s boss. Our teeth collide as her own desire to be my equal kicks in. When we finally break apart, we are both breathless.

This novella is a part of the Bid On Love Series
Book 1: Souled by KL Shandwick: https://amzn.to/2JbJ3Ca 
Book 2: Going, Going Gone by Samantha A. Cole: https://amzn.to/2HlUQIn
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** Book 4: A Chance at L.O.V.E. by KL Myers (Coming July 2nd) **
Book 5: For Her Amusement by Heather Anne (Coming July 16th) 
Book 6: Stab at Love by Kristine Mason (Coming July 30th) 
Book 7: Bidding on the Bodyguard by Kristi Avalon (Coming August 13th)
 Book 8: Afraid of Love by Annelise Reynolds (Coming August 27th)


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MEET THE AUTHOR:
K.L. Myers was born in West Berlin, Germany while her father was stationed there. She spent her childhood moving from continent to continent finally landing permanently in Colorado when her father retired. Eventually, K.L. moved to "hell", aka Arizona where she resides with her husband & their fur babies. She has 2 grown daughters & 3 grandchildren.

KL has a passion for reading and writing hot romance when she isn't juggling family & a full-time executive job.

Her books & novellas show a pension for a bad boy with a heart of gold. Coupling her bad boys with strong, independent women who don't need rescuing, and just maybe a taste of naughty redemption! Her characters will pull you in & leave you satiated, yet panting for more, More, MORE!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

TEASER CAMPAIGN: Whiskey Rebellion by Leaona Luxx


WHISKEY REBELLION by Leaona Luxx is releasing this July!

Lies & Whiskey Duet #2

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When Lachlan Daly forced himself into my life, I fought like hell to keep him at a distance. 

He invaded every part of my being with his rugged good looks and charm.

I wish I would’ve known the secrets and lies that laid behind those whiskey-colored eyes.

Because the minute I let him in, betrayal wasn’t far behind.

Between his deception and his brother’s lies, I’m not sure who I fell in love with.

I can’t decide if we’re worth the fight or if it was ever love at all.

One thing I do know—it’s time for a rebellion. 

There’s something to be said for shots of whiskey—straight.

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MEET THE AUTHOR:
Leaona, also known as Lea, lives with her husband, Lu in southern WV. A mother of three sons and mother in law to three amazing woman. She enjoys spending time with her furbabies, Kaylea (cat) and Frankie (beagle), watching Carolina Panthers and Marshall University Football, reading, writing, gardening, crafts, NASCAR, TWD, HGTV, hot rods, and surf fishing.

Lea was inspired to write while she raised her family, never dreaming one day, she would be published. While loving all genres of books, Lea writes redeeming contemporary romance that are gritty and true to life. She draws from her life and loves to create her characters from everyday situations, proving everyone can be redeemed. 

Leaona (Lee-aw-na) released her first book in June 2016 upon the encouragement of her father, who passed away before seeing her dream come true. The Cove Series was followed by Highway 17 Series, all are standalone family sagas and intertwine.



Monday, June 25, 2018

COVER REVEAL + PRE-ORDER: Toxic by HJ Bellus & Kathy Coopmans


TOXIC by HJ Bellus & Kathy Coopmans releases July 9th!
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I’m toxic. She’s pure. I can’t stay away. 

I saved a life by taking another. It throttled me into a vortex of endless darkness with booze and sex as my only solace. 

Until her. 

Maria Richards brought light back into my life even through my drunken haze. For weeks, I treated her like trash. Felt guilty as hell the moment I left her bed and breakfast. 

Life has a funny way of bringing back your past sins. A second chance with Maria stumbles in my path. It’s time to right my wrongs and be the man I burn to be. 

I’ve never believed in redemption, and now it’s my only hope.


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EXCERPT REVEAL: HONOR by Andi Jaxon & AJ Alexander


HONOR by Andi Jaxon & AJ Alexander releases June 27th!

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Logan has been running from a death bed promise for years, but he’s finally decided to face his fears and claim his forever. Now all he has to do is convince her to take another chance on love.

Katie buried her husband and made peace with never finding a love that strong again. But when a smooth talking cowboy asks her to dance, fireworks explode, leaving them both desperate for more. 

However, their happiness is darkened by a secret – the secret of who he really is.


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Excerpt Reveal


CHAPTER ONE

LOGAN

Have you ever been chased by a ghost? Well, I have been running from one for the last four years. However, unlike most ghosts, this one has been chasing me toward something, or should I say someone, not away from them.

“Corpsman! We need the Corpsman!”

That’s my queue. I go running from behind the brush. This isn’t my first brush with death this tour, and I’m sure it won't be my last.

I finally reach my team, yes team. I am not just any Corpsman, I belong to the Naval SWCC Team 5. I thought I was tough shit, but little did I know, I didn’t know shit.

“Cowboy, It’s Cruise. He’s been hit pretty bad.”

Fuck, anyone but Cruise. You see, Cruise is my best friend and the husband to the love of my life. I don't have time for that story right now, I’ve gotta save this fucker's life. Not just for him, but for our girl.

“What the fuck, Cruise?! Your call sign wasn’t enough to make the ladies drop their panties? You had to go and get shot up, so you have some badass scars to add to the package?”

I try to make jokes, but man, there is a lot of fucking blood. I hear all the guys in the background trying to reassure him, telling him that he’s going to be alright and make it home to Katie.

“Make room, assholes! I need to work. Hot Hands, grab that tourniquet and wrap it around the top of his leg, we need to stop the bleeding. Stop staring at him like he’s gonna die. We’re all gonna get out of here and share a beer. Get your lazy ass over here and put some pressure on the wound. Someone find a fucking ETA on our EVAC. We should have been out of here already. What the fuck are they waiting for?”

I keep working on Cruise with the team’s help when Kasper grabs my shoulder to get my attention.

“I don’t want to hear a fucking thing unless it’s good news.”

Kasper gives me one of his shit-eating grins, “Well then, listen up, ETA is 2 minutes or less.”

“It’s about goddamn time! Let's prep Cruise for transport.”

I keep shouting orders to all the guys and eventually, we get him all strapped in and ready for transport. As the transport is landing, Cruise grabs my hand.

“Cowboy…” Cruise whispers.

“Cruise, I need to get your dumb ass onto this chopper and back to Katie. Save your strength.”

“Logan. Listen to me.”

Fuck, I hate when he uses my name. He thinks he’s going to die, I WILL NOT let that happen.

“Ryan, whatever you’re going to say, save it. You are not going to die, I won't let it happen. You will be back with Katie, showing all the ladies your scars in no time.” I try to chuckle, but I know he sees right through me.

“Alright, you win, but if for some reason I don’t. You better go and get our girl, you hear me? I would never trust her with anyone but you.”

They say you’ll know when it’s your time to go, well Ryan knew. He didn’t even make it off the chopper. I want to say I got off that chopper and did exactly what my best friend asked, but I did the exact opposite. I walked right into the CO’s office and asked for a transfer. I've been running from Ryan’s last wish, and the love of my life, ever since.

Now you’re all probably thinking ‘what asshole falls in love with his best friend’s wife’? Before you decide to tar and feather me, listen to the story. Ryan and I met when we entered BUDs training to become Navy SEALs. We both knew we wanted to join the Navy, so we joined right out of high school. We also happened to have the aptitude for the SEALs, so of course, we wanted to have the prestige that goes with it, not to mention the ladies.

We’re all given call signs at some point, mine was Cowboy given my southern twang, the need to call every female Darlin, and I wear a cowboy hat. Ol’ Ryan was called Cruise because he was a smooth operator with the ladies. In all honesty, all he had to do was smile, and they were begging him. Sometimes fighting to let him get into their pants, that is, except Katie.

We met Katie while we were at Jump School in San Diego, CA. She was born and raised there. She’s 5’4 with gorgeous blonde hair, grass green eyes, and curves for days. Yes, curves, she’s not a toothpick that I could clean my teeth with. She had meat on her bones, so I know that when I stick my dick in her pussy, I won’t bruise my hips. God, how I would dream about sinking between the dripping folds of her pussy and how she would taste if I ever got my mouth on her, but Katie only had eyes for Cruise. So, like any real man, I let my friend have his girl. After training, I tried to fuck her out of my system. However, I discovered no matter whose pussy I was in, I imagined it was Katie. So eventually, I concluded that I would just wait it out. Either I will find someone else to love, or my hand and I will become better acquainted.

Like any best friend, Ryan knew, but he never gave me a hard time about it. He respected my need to stay away, and I respected their relationship. I kept in touch with Ryan via email and letters when we were on rotations, but I just couldn't bring myself to see them together. However, after a few years, I was finally assigned to the same unit as good ol’ Cruise. I don't know if it was fate or if he was just tired of me hiding from him.

So just like that day, he has chased me back. There is no hiding any longer, destiny had me by the balls so to speak. After volunteering for every mission possible I had no choice but to come back to San Diego.

Now, here I am, drinking a beer at our favorite hangout, The Mission, finally ready to claim our girl. I haven’t seen Katie in almost eight years. I’ll be surprised if she remembers me, I hope she doesn’t because I shouldn’t look anything like the snot nose kid she met all those years ago.

“There she is,” I say to my buddy Charlie as I take a swig of my beer.

“Holy shit, you weren’t lying, she is a BIG girl.”

“Charlie. If you didn’t save my life a time or two, I would kill you right now.” I growl, “If I ever hear those goddamn words come out of your mouth again, I will break your face. Do you understand me, boy?”

I don’t have to yell. Charlie knows I’m serious. God, she is just as gorgeous as she was back then. There’s a sadness in her eyes now that wasn’t there before, but I’ll make that go away. Ryan gave me a job to do, and I plan to do it if it’s that last thing I do.

I chug the last of my beer and throw some money down on the table. I wink at Charlie and the rest of the guys, “Don’t wait up boys. I’m going to get my forever.”

CHAPTER TWO

KATIE

“Thank the stars it’s finally Friday!” I say as I hop into my car.

I point my car toward The Mission, not even bothering to stop at home to change clothes. It’s been a long week, and all I want is a cold beer and some good music. Miserably aware that I should probably be headed to the gym instead of the bar, but I don't care. I need something to take the edge off. It’s been one hell of a week, overtime every day, usual bullying bullshit at work, insomnia, the shit never ends. Gotta love working in Payroll the week paychecks process.

Home Sweet Home.

I snag a stool at the bar and holler for Jimmy to grab me my usual. I swear no one else works here but him. He lived and breathed the Navy SEALs for most of his life, and now he lives and breathes this bar.

Jimmy grabs me a Coors from behind the bar. “Haven’t seen you around in a while, what’s new?”

“Same shit, different day. You know how it goes,” I tell him with a sad smirk while hunching over so I can rest my elbows on top of the bar.

“Would you do me the honor of sharing a dance with me?”

I turn around to see who the owner of that sexy bass is talking too, and I come face to face with a sexy, clean-cut cowboy, with medium brown hair and dark blue eyes. His shirt is open at the collar showing a tan, strong chest, and forearms, basically, he looks just like sex on a stick.

“I’m sorry, are you talking to me?” I’m seriously confused, he can’t be talking to me.

With a sexy tilt of mouth, he says, “Yes, ma’am.”

And the sexy cowboy holds his hand out to me.

There is no way he is serious about this. A guy like him cannot possibly want to dance with me, the fat chick. I look down at his hand and then look around him waiting for his buddies to jump out and start laughing.

He bends over slightly so he can look me in the eyes and says, with a smirk, “I don’t bite, often.”

I’m sure he notices my hesitation, but I can’t shake the feeling that this is a setup. Against my better judgment, I place my hand in his, and he pulls me onto the dance floor. He steps in close, places one hand on my lower back, wraps my other hand in his, and holds it up against his chest.

“Care to tell me your name, darlin’?”

“Wanna tell me yours first?”

“You can call me Cowboy, everybody does.”

“Uhh, I’m Katie,” I stammer, I never stammer.

For some reason, it's hard to think past how good it feels to be pressed up against him, and his intoxicating smell of sea salt and leather invade all my senses.

“Did your friends dare you to dance with me or something?”

Cowboy stops mid-step to stare at me flabbergasted.

“Why would you think that?”

“Look at me. I have no business being in the same room with you, much less dancing this closely.”

I drop my gaze toward the floor to hide the tears threatening to fall.

It really has been a long week, I should have just gone home.

Cowboy drops my hand and lifts my chin,

“Katie, you are a beautiful woman. Any man should be proud to lead you across the dance floor.”

He uses his thumb to wipe away the tears that have begun to trickle slowly down my cheeks and then leans in to give me a gentle kiss on my forehead before attempting to continue our dance.

Can I just crawl under a rock and DIE right here?

“I’m sorry, I guess I'm more tired than I thought. I should go, thank you for the dance.”

I turn around to leave, but he’s quicker than I anticipated. He wraps both arms around my waist and pulls me tightly to his chest.

“Katie, if you tell me the name of the man that made you feel unworthy, I will gladly rearrange his face...”

I can tell by the anger I see flash in his dark blue eyes and the tension that begins to radiate from his body, that he honestly means what he said.

“It's not one person specifically, but a lifetime of the same lesson being hammered into my head,” I whisper.

As I stare into his eyes, I can’t help but feel like I know him from somewhere.

With his hand still on my chin, Cowboy lowers his head to kiss me, and kiss me he does. I feel this kiss all the way down to my bones. It’s been a long time since any man has kissed me like this, not since Ryan died, and I am beginning to feel those deep-rooted desires that I thought were lost to me forever. It isn’t until I feel him pushing against my aching center that I realize he has wrapped my leg around his waist. I begin to grind my aching pussy into his hard cock, and we both groan with pleasure. Suddenly, I remember that we are standing in the middle of the local bar, so with herculean effort, I manage to pull myself away from him. Cowboy notices my shift and releases my leg to the ground.

“I’m sorry, Katie. I forgot where I was. How about that dance?” He cocks one eyebrow at me.

I burst out with a loud “HA!” at his apology. I can't remember when I have ever held a man’s attention, except for Ryan’s, long enough for him to forget where he is. I am a size 16, on a good day, I’m not the type of girl men lust after, much less damn near fuck in the middle of the dance floor.

“Did I say something funny, darlin’?”

He looks confused. He must not be used to woman laughing at him. Well, he’s being funny now.

The door opens, and some tall busty blonde walks in, turning every head in the bar, including Cowboys’. The new girl looks around and catches Cowboys’ eye. She gives him the patented “come hither” smile before walking to the bar. I better make my escape before I embarrass myself any further. I exhale loudly.

“You see, that is the kind of girl that men kiss and forget everything else around them. Not girls like me.”

I feel the tension return to Cowboy’s body as I attempt to pull away from him again, he takes a firm grip of my hands and wraps his arm tightly around my lower back, pulling me closer to him and fixing his intense eyes on mine.

“What I see when I look at that girl, is someone who needs to eat a bacon cheeseburger. She is looking for a plaything to beg at her feet. Neither one of those things interests me. You, on the other hand, are the most beautiful creature I have ever laid eyes on. You have curves that I want to explore with my tongue. I’m betting I can have an intelligent conversation with you while drinking a beer and eating. Yes, eating food, not that healthy shit ladies try to pass off as food nowadays.”

This man seriously wants to make me cry like a baby, I can’t help but stare up at him with a mixture of fear, hope, and longing. The last time I felt those things I was about 40 pounds lighter, and I was staring down into Ryan’s eyes as he was kneeling in front of me, asking me to marry him. I never thought I would be feeling these things again, is this alright or is this too soon? I don't have time to contemplate all these questions before Cowboy grabs my hands and rests them on his chest once again. I can feel my hands trembling, and I’m sure he can too, but he doesn't comment on it.

“Will you come with me, Katie? Get a cup of coffee or dinner? Anything?”

“Maybe another time. Thank you for making me feel like I'm not invisible.”

For the first time, in well forever, I’m not the wallflower watching her friends have fun and enjoy life. I’m out here on the dance floor living life to its fullest. Cowboy helped me be the girl I have always wanted to be, even if it was only for tonight. This time when I step back, he lets me go.

“Yeah, maybe,” he says with a sad smile. “It won't be for a while though, I'm a SEAL and only have a few days of liberty before training.”

“Oh.”

Not again.

I can feel the terror, pain, and heartbreak all over again. However, the one surprising emotion I feel is sadness.

“I'm sorry, I can't see you again. Ever.”

“That's a real shame, sweetheart, because I would really like to see a whole lot more of you.”

He has got to be fucking kidding me! If he thinks he can give the big girl some attention and get a quickie, he has another thing coming. I can’t decide if I want to slap him or kiss him right now. I am going to settle for giving him a piece of my mind.

“Listen here, big boy, I am not some floozy that fucks random guys she meets at the bar. I'm not going to be some notch on your bedpost, a story to tell your boys, or a quick blow before a mission. If you're looking for a wet hole to stick your dick in, I suggest looking elsewhere. Start the conversation with ‘I'm a SEAL’ and watch those panties drop. The blonde at the bar looks interested.”

I quickly turn and head back to the bar. Jimmy is standing there with a shit-eating grin on his face.

“I don't want to hear a goddamn word. I will get you next time, I only had one beer.”

Jimmy chuckles in response, “Your beer is on me.”

He hands me my purse and jacket as I head out the door. I can hear Cowboy’s buddies laughing hysterically at one of the pool tables as the door swings shut behind me. Thank god the door swings shut before the tears start to fall.

Meet The Authors: 
Andi Jaxon
Raised all over the country, I'm an interesting mix of East Coast meets West Coast with a little bit of Southern thrown in, just for good measure. I married a sexy man in uniform who let me spawn and am now raising a mutinous army of hell raisers that I created myself, all while he defends our country. I drink too much coffee until it's late enough to drink too much wine and am sexually frustrated for your freedom. If you see me online, I'm probably sitting in a closet, hiding from my kids.

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AJ Alexander
Fluent in sarcasm, Supernatural, and song lyrics, I like talking to people and finding what makes them tick, though that probably has to do with the Psychology degree. I’m up before the sun because my kids don’t sleep, chugging tea and coffee to keep my eyes open and my brain semi functional. Being married to a man in uniform means I’ve lived a lot of places, survived seeing my husband for half the amount of time I’ve been married, and spent a lot of time raising my kids alone. 

I love to write messed up psychos with lots of angst, happily ever afters that have to be worked for. Women with sass and backbone, men with a twisted hero complex and the need to control are my favorite to read as well as write. 



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WATCH OVER - BOOK #1
Melanie Blythe has a house, a career, and a cat. She doesn’t need a man.

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Hugh DeLuca wants to settle down and start a family. But the only woman he wants—the one he can’t get out of his mind—doesn’t seem the family type.

She’s Christine Hart, a tough-as-nails police detective, and she happens to be investigating a mob murder at one of his construction sites.

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Isabelle DeLuca is capable of juggling her family obligations and her career as co-owner of DeLuca Construction. What she can’t do is reveal the huge secret hidden in her past—not even to her best friend or her own mother.

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Amy Reece lives in Albuquerque, NM, with her husband and family. She loves to read and travel and has an unhealthy addiction to dogs. She believes red wine and coffee are the elixirs of life and lead to great inspiration. She is the author of The Seeker Series (YA paranormal) and The Way to Her Heart (YA Romantic Suspense).