Think Out Loud: Before and After

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Think Out Loud is a weekly Thursday meme created and hosted by Think Books

Think Out Loud promotes thinking outside of the box and to get bloggers to break out of the blogging bubble. You can use this feature to post things you ordinarily would not post. For example, if you usually post book reviews, step outside of that pattern. Post a funny story, a rant, a cool pic or video, ANYTHING… Consider it a free for all. And consider it as a time to do WHATEVER YOU WANT!

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Welcome back go another TOL.

So, I totally forgot that today was the day I was supposed to post for TOL. It has been tough getting back to how it was before my trip.

I think I’m over my jet leg (?) but I found that I worked better in England. Like the time difference there worked to my advantage. When it’s morning there it’s night time here back at home. And me being a night owl at home worked so well over there. Having a 6 hour difference, when I was over there I was up and awake at 6am while it would have been around midnight back home. So when I returned I was up and awake at 3am which was horrible because I also had to return to work. But then if I were back in England it would have been 9am and I would have been up and roaming the streets of whichever town I was in.

Such sadness….

But anyways, I had a great time and here are some sights I saw through the lens of my camera.

Buckingham Palace, London

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Apsley House, London

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The Wellington Arch, London

While I was touring the Arch I got to climb to the top and watch the Queen’s Life Guards march down the street to do their changing of the guards at the Palace. It was Amazing!

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Parliament House (Big Ben)         Westminster Abbey

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Victoria and Albert Museum

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Around London, Mayfair, and St. James street

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White’s (the oldest and most exclusive gentleman’s club in London)

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Burlington House and The Royal Academy, Piccadilly London

 

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Tower of London, London

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These red Poppies are all hand made ceramics and made by volunteers in the memories of 888,246 British and commonwealth lives lots during WWII. This is to remember its 100th anniversary in November.  888,246 poppies will fill the moat at the Tower of London by November since its creation in June. It’s currently at 300,000 poppies. To learn more check out their site and buy a poppy or help donate —> Tower of London Remembers

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Dover Castle and the White Cliffs of Dover, Dover

The castle sits atop of the cliffs! Amazing right!

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Royal Pavilion (King George the fourth’s “pleasure house”), Brighton

The exterior design was inspired by the Mughals of India, but the interior, yeah totally not what you would expect. It’s all Chinese inspired; red, gold, dragons, bamboo furniture imitations, and scrolls. Plus Chinese bobble head dolls that nods. How fascinated I was when I saw it but also how very, awkward it made me feel.

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Stratfield Saye House, Stratfield Saye

This was where the Duke of Wellington lived. It’s also the location which holds and house the Funeral Car that carried the Duke’s body to St. James Church for his last seeing. This is also the land on which the Duke’s trusted war horse, Copenhagen (whom the Duke road and fought with at the infamous Battle of Waterloo), is buried when he died.

 

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Highclere Castle (a.k.a Downton Abbey), Hampshire

 

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Basildon Park (a.k.a Netherfield Park in Pride and Prejudice version with Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen), Reading

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Windsor Castle, Windsor-Berkshire

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Eton College, Eton-Berkshire

An English independent boarding school for boys, entering at the age of 12 and finishing at 18.

See those footings on the wall? Well I saw them while I was walking near the school and its boarding walls. They were outside of the school wall, which indicates that some boys have been sneaking out and back in during the late night hours~ Who knows how long these have been here!

And look, it’s the boys! I was lucky enough to have been surrounded by the Eton boys when I was heading back to my hotel when they were getting out of class. It was a very masculine sight, like they were all escorting me back to my room. LOL

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Frogmore House, Windsor-Berkshire

This is where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are buried. Queen Victoria’s mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, the Duchess of Kent, is also buried here. The Round Mausoleum that you see is the Duchess of Kent’s and the bridge that crosses over to the other side is Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s Mausoleum, which we couldn’t visit but I tried to get a good picture of it.

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New book by Sara Jane Stone: Caught in the Act is on SALE!!!!

The second book in steamy “Independence Falls” series from

contemporary romance writer Sara Jane Stone.

 

CAUGHT IN THE ACT

Book Two: Independence Falls

Sara Jane Stone

Falling for his rivals’ little sister could cost him everything …

No one writes about passionate and forbidden love quite like Sara Jane Stone. Readers that loved the series’ first installment, Full Exposure, will not be able to resist this sexy follow up. The Independence Falls gang is back in Caught in the Act (Avon Impulse | on-sale September 16th, 2014 | ISBN: 9780062337597) and the romantic and sexual tension is higher than ever. This time, the book focuses on Liam Trulane, brother of Georgia Trulane, the first book’s female lead.

For Liam, failure is not an option. He is determined to win a place in Katie Summers’ life before she leaves Independence Falls for good. But first, he needs to make amends for the last time they got down and dirty.

Only problem? His professional success hinges on striking a deal to buy Katie’s family business. And after Liam’s relationship with their Katie went south years ago, the Summers brothers are more enemy than friend. If both parties agree to set the past aside, they can close the deal. But when Katie welcomes him back into her bed, Liam risks everything to make Katie his.

After Liam betrayed her trust, Katie Summers will do anything to keep him from walking away with the family business. She decides to seduce Liam, knowing that when her brothers find out, they will back off from the deal. And she’ll finally have her revenge. But when her plan spirals out of control, Katie learns that payback might come at too high a price…

Caught in the Act features many of the same characters you grew to love in Full Exposure. Sara Jane Stone once again proves that romance can be exciting anywhere—even in a small town like Independence Falls.

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About the Author:

Sara Jane StoneAfter several years on the other side of the publishing industry, Sara Jane Stone bid goodbye to her sales career to pursue her dream—writing romance novels. Sara Jane currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children and a lazy Burmese cat. Visit her online at www.sarajanestone.com or find her on Facebook at Sara Jane Stone.

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Praise for Full Exposure:

“This very hot and sexy book is a steaming read with an excellent story line . . . COMMAND PERFORMANCE is my first by Sara Jane Stone, but not the last!

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“The steamy side of this couple will definitely keep readers turning the pages.

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Pre-order Spanish Nights Book 1: a Jinn’s Seduction by Valerie Twombly

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Spanish Nights, A Jinn’s Seduction

Release Date: September 24, 2014
Publisher: Valerie Twombly

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Release Date: September 24, 2014

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 After a bitter divorce from her cheating husband, Makayla searches for her muse in the remote hills of Spain. When she flings open the door of her villa, she finds it in the form of intense blue eyes and a killer body attached to a thick Spanish accent.

Armand has lost everything. His magic and his freedom are taken when an evil curse is placed on the Jinn, bounding him to earth. With only his immortality and ability for seduction, he sets his sights on the dark haired newcomer in town.

What begins as desire in the steamy nights of Spain, quickly leads to something more meaningful. However, when evil emerges from the shadows, Makayla learns she must choose between her mortality and Armand’s…

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Release Day Blitz: Love, Always by Yessi Smith

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 Oh my gosh!!! Don’t you just love this super sexy cover!!! Swoon~

Any who, Welcome to the release day of Yessi Smith’s new book!

~Love, Always~

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Author: Yessi Smith
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Releasing: Fall 2014

Synopsis:

**This book is intended for a mature reading audience and isn’t suitable for readers under the age of 17.**

In love with a man on the brinks of greatness, Dee has her life figured out. The love they share is comparable only to the love they feel when they find out Dee is pregnant. Josh and Dee welcome their future together with eagerness as they plan a wedding, baby, and the upcoming tour for Josh’s band Wasted Circle. Big things are finally happening.

During Wasted Circle’s first big show, tragedy strikes leaving Dee alone. The life her and Josh planned for ends up being nothing but desolate promises. Unable to watch his best friend’s girlfriend drown under her own despair any longer, Adam steps in to help Dee cope with her loss and the upcoming birth of her baby. Adam is patient, kind and unrelenting. He stands by her side, never faltering despite his growing desire to be more than Dee’s supportive shoulder and the idea that he is betraying Josh. He refuses to give up on Dee and remains loyally by her side even when she admits herself into a psychiatric ward and he is left to father Josh and Dee’s baby.

But even sweet and sturdy Adam has his limits.

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Adam kneels down beside me and hands me his phone after hitting play. I look at the screen and feel my lips tug when I see his face flash onto the screen.
“This is for you, Dee,” Adam says from the phone so I look back at him and he grins so I turn my attention back to the phone.
I watch him walk through the grocery store and only stops when he finds a young male associate; poor kid is probably in his late teens and has no idea what Adam is up to. I have no idea what Adam is up to but I feel for the kid because Adam can be Hands on stomach - LA WDdownright devious.
“Excuse me,” Adam calls out and the boy turns his attention to Adam. “Do you know where I can find nipple butter?”
The camera shakes a little but I see the boy look around. “What kind of butter?”
“Nipple butter.”
The boy laughs. “Say that again.”
“Nipple butter.” The camera shifts and I see a blurry Adam run his finger in circles over his nipples. “You know, for your nipples.”
The boy laughs again and I feel my body shake in laughter as well. “For your nipples?”
“Well not mine.” I look back at Adam and find him watching me. He’s so sweet and cute.
“I don’t know what nipple butter is, man.” The boy looks around the store but I can see he’s laughing.
“Can you find out?” Adam asks, leaving no room for him to say no.
“Uh, yea.”
I lean my body against Adam and chuckle as the camera follows Adam’s paces throughout the aisle. After a long time, the boy returns and shows Adam where to find it.
I see Adam’s hand hold up the cream and wiggle it in front of the camera. “My nipples thank you.”
I lose it. I very literally lose it as I start to shake from laughter. I feel Adam laugh with me and for just a moment I forget that I’m sad.

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About the Author:

Yessi SmithI’m a Hispanic living in South Florida with my redneck husband from Texas and our “half breed” son, who is actually the reason I started writing again after years of celibacy. My son loves stories, but not the kind you can read in an existing book. No, he’d rather make up a story, complete with our own illustrations. So, thank you, Son, for igniting a flame I had let go out.
I also live with two dogs: a neurotic Border Collie we call Nitro and a midget Rottweiler named Nisa.
I have always found my sanctuary at the beach and in music and writing. I wish I could write rhymes so I could become a famous rapper, but rhyming is completely

lost on me. My son surpassed me in the rhyming game by the time he was four. This is something I am very proud of.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s in Human Resource Management. I have held several jobs, from picking up dog poop to upper management positions. And now I am hoping to leave the business world behind so I can live full time in a world that does not exist until I place my fingers on a keyboard and bring them to fruition.
I published my first book Life’s A Cappella last year.

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Think Out Loud: Still here but not really….

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Think Out Loud is a weekly Thursday meme created and hosted by Think Books

Think Out Loud promotes thinking outside of the box and to get bloggers to break out of the blogging bubble. You can use this feature to post things you ordinarily would not post. For example, if you usually post book reviews, step outside of that pattern. Post a funny story, a rant, a cool pic or video, ANYTHING… Consider it a free for all. And consider it as a time to do WHATEVER YOU WANT!

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Welcome back go another TOL.

So, I’ve been here and there but still not really here since I’m still in England but I am here somewhere.

But anyways, I’ve been in England for a week now and super love it! I think I can really live here. I enjoy taking the Tube, their underground subway system in London, I’m an absolute pro at it from day one. I super love the small towns out in the coastal countryside, even if I dislike beaches and the sun I love the smallness of them, and they don’t have sand here, gasps shocking right? And then the countryside itself is just pleasant and quiet with the open landscapes, Love~ See, I’ve always known I would love England.

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Anyways, super excited to be going to tour Highclere Castle, a.k.a Downton Abbey, and Basildon Park, a.k.a Netherfield Park in the Keira Knightly and Matthew Macfadyen version of Pride and Prejudice. Ahhhhhh~ =D

 

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New Release from Sarah Ballance: Forsaken (Romantic Suspense)

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A new Sarah Ballance book is out!!!

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Her past is back to haunt her—and this time, it’s got a gun.

When Gage Lawton finds his brother shot to death on his back porch, every shred of evidence points to one person: Gage’s ex-lover, Riley Beckett. The only gun in town that fires a bullet of that caliber belongs to her.

Certain the shooting is payback for his part in the loss of her parents, he abandons his promise to stay out of her life and confronts her, his rage backed up with a revolver. Yet when she steps through the door, all thoughts of revenge burn to ashes.

A year after Riley unwillingly walked away from Gage, she enters her home to find him sitting in the dark, gun pointed at her head. One look into those achingly familiar blue eyes reminds her how wrong she was to let him go. But now there’s more standing…

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Book Blitz: Spanish Nights by Valerie Twombly

Spanish Nights by Valerie Twombly Pre-Order Blitz September 6

Now signing up blogs for a one day pre-order blitz for Spanish Nights by Valerie Twombly. The blitz will include a giveaway. ARCs will also be available for review, if interested. (Book Release is set for September 24) All blogs that sign up will participate. Any questions, please contact Nicole @ Books N Pearls nicmariebooks@gmail.com

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Debut Release Day for Finding the Dragon by Josette Reuel

Debut Release for Author Josette Reuel

 

Finding the Dragon

(Dásreach Novel 1)

by Josette Reuel

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: September 8, 2014

Synopsis:

Kai Darrow is a dragon shifter and the next leader of the Dásreach Council – that is if he and the other twelve members of the Thirteen can find their mates. Years of frustration push Kai to take action and with a little luck and finesse maybe he can find the woman of his destiny.

Alvena Anderson prefers books over people, yet she still craves love and adventure. In a rut, a trip with her Book Worm friends is just what she needs – until unexplained accidents, a Psychic reading, and a tattooed hottie from the plane make her want to run home.

Unbeknownst to the Thirteen a darkness is working against them, preventing possible mates from coming into contact with them. Working in the shadows and using human pawns, the darkness has set its sights on Alvena and her friends.

Can she accept her real life hero before it’s too late?

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There is also going to be a pre-release day party being held at Facebook on the 7th of September

Facebook Event Scheduled for 9/7/2014:

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Finding the Dragon Excerpt:

Finding the Dragon, from Chapter 15 © Josette Reuel

The following excerpt is part of Chapter 15 and occurs right after Kai, Charlie, and Malkum tell Alvena and her friends about the Dásreach.

Kai turned to Alvena and pulled her to him, he held her face between his large hands.

“I look at you and I see my world, Alvena.”

“You don’t even know me Kai.” Alvena breathed.

“All I want is to get to know you, to protect you, to hold you, to kiss you.” He stroked his fingers along her jaw. His gaze was glued to her mouth as she nibbled her lip. “Can I kiss you Alvena?” His voice was full of need.

“Yes.” She whispered.

Kai moved his hand to the nape of Alvena’s neck, stroking his thumb back and forth where her hair ended. He felt like an uncontrollable storm was rushing through him. He did not want to overwhelm her, but he wasn’t sure how long he could fight his need to take her. Possess her.

Kai used all of his restraint and lightly brushed his lips against hers. Her lips were just as he remembered them from the night before. He moved his hand to hold her head in place.

“Open for me Alvena.” He growled as he swiped his tongue across her lips. On her gasp he plunged deep inside her mouth. Her taste drove him on. When he felt Alvena’s tongue against his own, tentatively sliding along his, Kai’s control snapped. The fire raged. Kai needed this woman more than air, which was probably for the best, since he didn’t plan to come up for any for a very long time. He felt Alvena’s arms come up around his shoulders. Her fingers twisted into his hair. He finally pulled back from her, gasping for breath, he looked down into her eyes as he cradled her head in his palm. He glanced around and saw the shed. He slowly walked her backwards until her back hit the wall on the side facing away from the house.

As he came back in for another kiss, one hand holding her head in place, he slowly began to stroke his free hand up and down her side. Feeling her curves. So full. So luscious. He would eat her alive if she would only let him.

Need. Her. Right. Now. He reluctantly pulled his lips from hers. Alvena made a noise of disappointment. But, he had to ask, he had to know.

“Alvena, can you accept me, lass? Can you accept that you’re my mate and live your life with me?” Kai asked.

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Al looked into his eyes, she wanted to say yes, but this had to be crazy. Spirit guides, shapeshifters, and destined mates. As quick as it was, as little time as they’d had, she already felt something for Kai. But it’s got to be lust, right? The only time she’d really gotten to talk to him, to get to know him, was on the plane. If what he was saying was true, then he had hidden so much of himself. Who is the real Kai? What is the reality? My god, this is so much like one of my books. Al broke her gaze away from his eyes, then reached over and pinched herself.

“What are you doing lass?” Kai chuckled.

“This can’t be real Kai. I’m 35 years old. I’m average. And I’m so single that becoming a nun is a possibility. There is no way that a gorgeous man could be a paranormal creature from a romance novel and want me.”

“Oh, love, you are way more than average and I’m way more than a romance hero.”

His lips crashed down on hers for a quick kiss, before continuing, “Just give us a chance Alvena. Let my friends and I figure out who is after our mates and I will give you as much time as I can to get to know that this is real. I want you with a strength that I’ve never felt. Even growing up Dásreach, I never knew it could be like this… promise that you’ll give me time to show you.” Kai pleaded before kissing her again.

Al tugged at Kai’s hair to get him to pull back. Her lungs were desperate for air. Even as her body demanded that she let him continue. As she struggled to take in deep breaths of air, she looked into his eyes. It wasn’t rational, but she wanted to promise him anything. Her body was fighting her brain. Lust versus logic. Because, Al couldn’t believe that it was her heart struggling to be heard. It couldn’t be love.

“Kai, I…”

Before she could answer, a loud boom shook the earth. Shouts and gunshots sounded from the front of the house. Kai immediately looked around and grabbed Al’s hand. He drug her towards the back door. Kai was going so fast that Al couldn’t quite keep her balance, she tripped over the growth of grass and weeds on the ground. Without his tight grip pulling her along behind him, she surely would have face planted several times.

When they finally reached the back porch a man dressed all in black came around the corner. He aimed the biggest gun Al had ever seen at her and Kai.

What happened next, occurred so fast that Al wasn’t sure that she was seeing what she was seeing. It felt like it all happened in a split second. One minute Kai was holding her hand, the next he pushed her against the side of the house, stepped away from her and shifted. Al watched as the man she was just wrapped in a passionate embrace with became the dragon he said he could become. But, dragons were fictional characters. How could he be a dragon? How could he…

A gorgeous dragon stood in front of her. His green and blue scales glinting in the sunlight of the early morning. The sight was mesmerizing and Al watched the large head move to look at the man with the gun, who was stopped cold, disbelief on his face. A wing came down around her, pulling her in close to the dragon’s body, shielding her. Oh. My. God! It’s true. She was either in a coma living a dream or she had a dragon shifter who wanted to be her mate.

 

Giveaway:

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About the Author:

Josette Reuel spent many years in the corporate world writing stuffy computer software manuals, until one day a shape shifting dragon kidnapped her and drug her off to be his destined mate… as the words flowed on to the page, she realized that it was time to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a published author.

An avid reader from her earliest memories, Josette enjoys many genres; however her current passion is anything Romance. Her love of Fantasy and the Paranormal tends to come out in all of her writing with strong alpha shapeshifters.

Finding the Dragon is her debut novel in the Dásreach Council series.

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PreOrder Blitz : Spanish Nights by Valerie Twombly

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Oh my Gosh!!!!!

I can’t believe this is a totally new series by Valerie Twombly!!!

Don’t you just love the cover?

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So am going to be reading this!

 

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Spanish Nights: A Jinn’s Seduction

Book 1

Release Date: September 24, 2014

by Valerie Twombly

Paranormal Romance

 Synopsis:

After a bitter divorce from her cheating husband, Makayla searches for her muse in the remote hills of Spain. When she flings open the door of her villa, she finds it in the form of intense blue eyes and a killer body attached to a thick Spanish accent.

Armand has lost everything. His magic and his freedom are taken when an evil curse is placed on the Jinn, bounding him to earth. With only his immortality and ability for seduction, he sets his sights on the dark haired newcomer in town.

What begins as desire in the steamy nights of Spain, quickly leads to something more meaningful. However, when evil emerges from the shadows, Makayla learns she must choose between her mortality and Armand’s freedom.

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Makayla had been positive Armand was going to kiss her. Instead he’d set her aside and almost seemed angry that she had trusted him. Their ride back to the mainland had been quiet and almost tense. What had caused the sudden change? The kiss on the cheek? Everything had certainly gone to hell after that, but she could have sworn he wanted her.

She brushed the hair from her face. What did she know about men anyway? It had been two years since her last relationship and it had failed. She had failed. The entire idea was a mistake and she should just chalk it up to a lesson learned and move on. Tears stung her eyes. She thought she saw something good and decent in Armand. Even if only for a one-night stand, she thought he would have catered to her every need, giving her something her past relationships always lacked. Maybe she should just hire the deed done. Women did it all the time now and why not? Their sexual urges were the same as a man’s, only the rules were different.

Half an hour later, they were back at the dock and Armand helped her off the boat.

“I’ll escort you home.”

Really? She pursed her lips. “I’m sure you have lots to do. I can see myself home. Thank you again for a nice day.” She spun and started to walk away, but he was on her heels.

“I wasn’t asking.” He moved in beside her.

Kayla kept her gaze ahead. She could feel the heat rising up her neck. “Suit yourself.” If he wanted to walk with her then fine, but she refused to converse with him. The mixed signals he kept sending were making her dizzy. He went from seductive to demanding to angry with god-knows-what. The confusion running through her brain gave her a headache.

Ten silent minutes later, she finally reached her front door. She slipped the key into the lock and turned the handle. The door opened to reveal a darkened room and she could hardly wait to escape back into it. She wondered if the entire trip was a waste. Good manners had her turning around to face the sexy man who’d towered beside her all day.

“Thank you again. It was lovely.”

His hands gripped her upper arms and his body pinned her against the doorjamb. His lips crashed down on hers. Bruising. Demanding. His tongue pushed passed and swept into her mouth. He tasted of danger and sin and she wanted to swallow him whole. Every lean hard muscle of his chest pushed into her breasts causing them to ache. Her nipples pebbled against her bathing suit and begged to have his hot tongue glide across them. His erection, thick and hard, pressed into her belly. She wanted to touch him, but with her arms pinned at her side she could do nothing except remind herself to breathe.

He consumed her.

Armand nipped her bottom lip then pulled away causing her to moan. Even in the dusk of the evening, she could see the desire in his eyes. It burned her soul.

Querida, never trust a strange man again. I will be your one exception,” he whispered. “Do you understand?”

She swallowed. Her throat parched from the inferno brewing inside her like a wicked storm. “Y—Yes.”

“Good.” He released her then backed away. “Go inside now. I’ll pick you up tomorrow evening for dinner.”

“O—Okay.”

Kayla stepped past the entry and closed the door behind her. She leaned against the cool wood both to quench the fire that raged within and for support. She brought her fingers to her swollen lips and could almost feel him still pressing against her.

“What the hell just happened?”

Her legs were like Jell-O and her heart raced. She hadn’t expected him to kiss her. Not after the way things had ended. Even in her surprise, her body couldn’t help but respond. She had never been kissed like that before. It had been raw. His heat had seeped through her skin igniting something deep inside her.

“So that’s what it’s like? Holy hell.” She pushed herself off the door and walked across the living room on wobbly legs. She needed a cold shower. Ice cold to be exact.

 

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Other books by Valerie

(Guardians series)

Eternal Flame (Guardians, #1)    Fatal Desire (Guardians #2)

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Amazon Heat (Demon Heat #1)    Emerald Fire (Demon Heat #2)

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valerie twomblyAs a child, Valerie would often get into trouble for peeking at her mother’s favorite TV show, Dark Shadows. She can still hear her mother saying, “It will give you nightmares.” She was right of course, but that did not stop Valerie from watching. As an adult, her love of the fanged creatures never waned. She would watch any vampire movie she could find.

Being a true romantic, Valerie was thrilled when she discovered the genre of paranormal romance. Her first read was one of Lara Adrian’s, Midnight Breed Series and from there she was hooked.

Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper. When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.

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Just Released! THE HIGHLAND SPY by Victoria Roberts

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My Highland SpyTitle:My Highland Spy
Author: Victoria Roberts
Genre: Historical Medieval Romance
Story Setting: London, Scottish Highlands, 1609
Pages: 320
Published by: Sourcebooks Casablanca (September 2, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
ASIN: B00KM5F82S

About the Story: Lady Ravenna Walsingham, a spy, follows in her father and uncle’s steps, working for the Crown. Sometimes, she wishes she wasn’t a spy. This particular mission was one such case. But go where the King sends her, she must. Disguised as a governess, she travels to Scotland to spy on Laird Ruairi Sutherland with the ruse that the King is sending her to tutor his son in English because he hadn’t sent his son to England to learn the King’s tongue. The King sent her to see if the lairds in Scotland were plotting for war with England. And frankly, he wanted to make an example of this particular laird.

Once arrived she…

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