Guest Post by Judy Serrano, Author of First Blood: Beef Cake Recipe

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Beef Cake Recipe

2 cans of alpha male
3 pounds of pure muscle
1 bag of blood
1 tsp. of stubbornness
1 stalk of passion
3 tablespoons of emotionally unavailable
2 teaspoons of betrayal
1 tsp. of danger
5 pounds of oh my God!

Mix alpha male, pure muscle, blood, stubbornness, and passion, with emotionally unavailable. Add betrayal, danger, and oh my God, and beat with a fork. Mix together and season to taste. It can be hot to taste, so be careful, you can burn easily. Pour into 11×9 pan and bake 20 minutes. Feeds enough to satisfy any hungry woman.

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Diamond never asked to be a vampire. Unfortunately for her, her transition requires her to have her first blood given to her by a full-blooded, male vampire. Her father takes her to Dante, the kingpin of the vampire mafia, who is a close and old friend of the family, to do the job. After much resistance, Dante accepts and their worlds are turned upside down. Dante unexpectedly links to Diamond, causing a connection that appears to be unbreakable. The only known cure for vampirism is when a vampire links to the soul of a human: the soul that once belonged to them.

Diamond is discovered to have a special and unique bloodline, which makes her extremely valuable to the vampire species. As more and more vampires become aware of her gift, the race is on to see who can gain control of her first. With her first blood gone, her new love hovering, and a rival gang hanging in the midst, it is all Diamond can do to stay safe. Will her link to Dante save her, or put her in more danger than she can handle. Sometimes true love is worth the risk.

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Judy Serrano graduated from Texas A&M University, Commerce with a BA in English. She is a substitute teacher at her children’s school district and teaches developmental writing at a local college. She is also a freelance writer for certain on-line periodicals and does editing for indie authors. She is the author of The Easter’s Lilly Series, The Linked Series, and The Ivy Vines, Visions Series.

Although she is originally from New York, she currently resides in Texas with her husband, four children, (all boys) and five dogs. She is also a singer/songwriter in her spare time.

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Sibling Rivalry: A Guest Post by Mary Jo Burke, Author of Spicing Up Trouble

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I have one older sister and four older brothers. I lovingly refer to them as my mother’s other children. Who was her favorite? Me and I dare them to deny it. Case closed. In my family, it was all about competing for face and air time with my parents. Both are deceased and I still wonder who thought we should go on without some semblance of adult supervision.

As far as sibling rivalry goes, my parents outlawed it. They squabbled with their siblings and didn’t want it to continue in their household. When we fought, we had to be quiet about it or get a lecture from a parent. A favorite line was “Who’s your best friend?” implying we children all cherished our time together. Being asked this question after a scream fest with my brother, I responded to my mother, “Your idiot son.” I got back at him by marrying one of his friends. Or was that his revenge on me? After twenty-six years of wedded bliss, it has yet to be determined.

I believe my siblings molded my personality more than my parents. The glint in my eye and chip on my shoulder are remnants from years of teasing about being the baby of the family. My oldest brother, his birthday is this week so I won’t mention his faults, still introduces me to people as his baby sister. When bullying came up at school, I used my other brother’s penchant for picking on me. Next time we saw him, my daughter demanded he apologize for being mean to me. She’s currently my favorite child. My brother was stunned by the accusation and denied it. Luckily, my other four witnesses were there to remind him.

We are close and woe to anyone to upsets one of us. My father believed family was a fortress where you were safe and loved. As always, he was right.

I was his favorite too.

In Spicing Up Trouble, Alexia Hale’s career and love life are major discussions point for her older sisters.

What about your siblings: good or bad influence on your life?

Here’s an excerpt from Spicing Up Trouble:

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“Good things come in threes,” I said.

“Yeah like musketeers and stooges,” Eleanor said.

“Don’t forget caballeros,” Irene added. “Wait, I thought death came in threes.”

“Only in Hollywood,” Eleanor replied.

The silent sister had let life pass her by—until now.

“I have a few announcements to make. First, I submitted my resume to Single Chicago and have an interview next week,” I said.

“You will be touting your favorite sister’s bar,” Irene said.

“And your beautiful sister’s boutique,” Eleanor chimed.

“No promises, but if I’m hired, I’ll steer someone to write an article or five for each of you. Second, the sommelier at the Bergen has agreed to work on the Thanksgiving menu at the newspaper’s blog with me.”

“What if you get the job at the magazine?” Irene asked.

“Then she can write a guest article. I’m going to mention it at my interview. I can deliver big names.”

“Sweetie, is the sommelier acquainted with Single Chicago’s more risqué serving dishes?” Eleanor asked, sipping her wine.

“Like the pasty chef’s quarterly column?” Irene asked with a giggle.

“You mean pastry chef,” I said.

“Honey, if you write for Single Chicago you better line up a few pasty experts too. There are some racy suggestions for weekend activities. Remember ‘Wrap it in Whipped Cream?’ I tried it on what’s his name,” Irene said.

“Charles. Whatever happened to him?” Eleanor asked.

“You have a fabulous memory. He married a stripper/dominatrix. I awakened a buried need in him to be humiliated,” Irene said as she picked her glass for a toast.

“The effect you have on most men,” Eleanor added as she tapped Irene’s glass to hers.

“Don’t sell yourself short, dear. Many of your exes have yet to recover,” Irene said.

“Excuse me again,” I said.

“Sorry, Sweetie, but you should know by now not to give us airtime,” Eleanor said.

“She’s right, honey. Now please continue,” Irene said as she filled the wineglasses.

I knew they were reptiles or amphibians; they inhaled through their noses, exhaled, and talked at the same time. It explained so much.

“Thank you. Shelley Carpenter, the art critic, left the newspaper and had been lined up to interview Benjamin Cobb,” I said.

“The reclusive, gorgeous, single, famous artist, Benjamin Nance Cobb?” Eleanor asked.

“He has been the modern art world for the last fifteen years. Tall, moody, and richer than all the Kardashians and Jenners,” Irene said.

“How do you get to see him? He doesn’t speak to the press or on the record to any other living soul,” Eleanor said as she leaned toward me.

“I’m going to model for him,” I said.

“What?” they yelled in unison.

The other patrons swiveled around and stared.

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Spicing Up Trouble

Mary Jo Burke

Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy

Gemma Halliday Publishing, 332 pages

Alexia Hale works as a test kitchen writer for the Chicago News. But she gets her big break toward reporting “real” news when she’s given the opportunity to interview the world renowned artist, Benjamin Nance Cobb.

The catch: to get it, Alexia has to pose as a nude model for Ben. What begins as an awkward assignment quickly turns into a real friendship…and possibly more. But when a photograph of Alexia is leaked to the press, their private life suddenly becomes very public. Ben’s father isn’t pleased, Alexia’s sisters are shocked, and now she’s being hounded by the press.

Dating a celebrity has its challenges and rewards. The only question is, which one will outweigh the other?

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Long before DVDs, Mary Jo saw Gone with the Wind in the theater. She was ten. The story never left her. She read the book three times. She saw the movie every time it was re-released. GWTWwill be seventy-five years old this year and is her favorite movie. She would only make a minor change: Leave Ashley to Melanie and hold on tight to Rhett. Her writing sprung from reading, watching, and always wanting to edit.  Mary Jo was born in Chicago and has never strayed far from home. She majored in Accounting and received her MBA in Finance. She worked in the investment and banking businesses.

Mary Jo is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Chicago North RWA, and Windy City RWA.

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Cover Reveal: Cinderella’s Shoes, by Shonna Slayton

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Release Date: 10/06/15
Entangled Teen
Summary from Goodreads:
The war may be over, but Kate Allen’s life is still in upheaval. Not only has she discovered
that Cinderella was real, but now she’s been made Keeper of the Wardrobe, her
sole responsibility to protect Cinderella’s magical dresses from the greed of
the evil stepsisters’ modern descendants. 
But Cinderella’s dresses are just the beginning. It turns out that the priceless glass slippers
might actually exist, too, and they could hold the power to reunite lost loved
ones like her father—missing in action since World War II ended. As Kate and
her boyfriend, Johnny, embark on an adventure from New York to Italy and Poland
in search of the mysterious slippers, they will be tested in ways they never
imagined.
Because when you harness Cinderella’s magic, danger and evil are sure to follow…

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SHONNA SLAYTON is the author of the YA novels Cinderella’s Dress, (Summer 2014) and Cinderella’s Shoes (Fall 2015) published by Entangled Teen. She finds
inspiration in reading vintage diaries written by teens, who despite using
different slang, sound a lot like teenagers today. When not writing, Shonna
enjoys amaretto lattes and spending time with her husband and children in
Arizona.
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Spotlight On: The Empire, by Elizabeth Lang

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All Adrian Stannis wanted was a quiet corner of the galaxy where he could work on his beloved scientific experiments, but unfortunately, he was born into a world at war, where his people are struggling for survival against a vastly superior alien invasion force and he is a genius who was trained for the very thing he hates, the creation of deadly weapons.

Not to mention, he appears to have been genetically mated to a telepath by his government and he doesn’t find her…uninteresting. In fact, she appears quite intelligent.

So what will happen to this solitary man when his peace is shattered in every way possible and there is nowhere left to run?

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Adrian, Kali and Adrian’s personal assistant, Bryce are finally free of the oppressive Empire. They hide on a planet called, Orasis, a tech-4 world on the Outer Rim whose only usefulness is a low-grade source of Tri-Iridium ore. Not the kind of place to find the most advanced weapons scientist in the galaxy. Things go well, relatively, and Adrian and Kali finally have time to develop the relationship they didn’t think possible. Adrian and Bryce even start up their own fix-it business.

Then a stranger arrives on the planet.

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About the author:

Elizabeth Lang is first and foremost, a geek with the obligatory love of science fiction and fantasy. She spent most of her life in the computer industry designing computer systems for world domination the mundane industry of life insurance, which is surprisingly, not as exciting as it sounds.

Now she creates enchanted worlds of magic, explores the human condition in the light of future technology and civilizations, and dreams about world domination. Or at least, some of her characters do.

Her first book, The Empire was fortunate enough to be a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and she has never looked back.

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Paranormal Love Wednesdays Blog Hop ~ Skin Deep ~ NTRWA Great Expectations Winner!

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Welcome to this week’s Paranormal Love Wednesdays Blog Hop, where authors share snippets of their published books or works in progress. This week, I’m sharing another snippet from Skin Deep, which (as of yesterday) has been named first in the Specialized Romance Category of the North Texas RWA Great Expectations Contest! (See? I even have a nifty picture to prove it! 🙂 )

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My heart stuttered and my arms and legs went numb. “What do you mean?”

He smiled wider, and this time I saw that his canine teeth were a little elongated and far too sharp. “You don’t want anyone to know you’re a shapeshifter.”

It was the first time anyone other than my parents had said the word. I took a deep breath to call his bluff, but his next words left me frozen in place.

“Because if anyone here knew what you were,” he said, “they’d want me to do my duty. And technically, my job is to kill you.”
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Margo Bond Collins is the author of urban fantasy, contemporary romance, and paranormal mysteries. She has published a number of novels, including Sanguinary, Taming the Country Star, Legally Undead, Waking Up Dead, and Fairy, Texas. She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, and several spoiled pets. Although writing fiction is her first love, she also teaches college-level English courses online. She enjoys reading romance and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, monsters, cowboys, and villains, and the strong women who love them—and sometimes fight them.

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Review ~ Her Immortal Viking, by Adele Downs

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – Her Immortal Viking
AUTHOR – Adele Downs
GENRE – Contemporary with Fantasy Elements
PUBLICATION DATE – 2/24/2015
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 28,000
PUBLISHER – Boroughs Publishing Group

BOOK SYNOPSIS

HER IMMORTAL VIKING by Adele Downs
Viking Warrior. Immortal Slave. Freed by Love.
An original contemporary fairy tale inspired by Norse mythology

Penny pleads for divine intervention from overwork and mountainous debt one desperate, lonely night. She sings songs of praise, chants like a yogi, and rubs her belly like Buddha until the crystal charm on her navel shimmers, hoping to draw the attention of someone up there.

From the place between heaven and earth, in the west beyond the seas, an immortal hears Penny’s cries. Once a fearless Viking warrior, Gunnar has been cast into eternal servitude by an angry god and made a Light Elf. While Penny sleeps, he comes to earth from Alfheim for a single night to complete her tasks. When she awakens and confronts him, the handsome immortal kisses her, sparking a night of forbidden passion. By dawn, the couple has fallen in love.

Dark forces target Penny, seeking revenge for Gunnar’s earthly misdeeds. To protect his mortal lover, Gunnar takes up his sword to defend her. Though his strength and courage are unmatched, it might be the power of Gunnar and Penny’s love that saves them both.

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I’ve been a fan of Adele Downs’ work for a while now, and I’ve been a fan of paranormal romance for even longer. Put the two together and the result is utterly delightful. As usual, Downs’ characters are fully realized and complex. Penny (an amusingly appropriate name for a woman who is drowning-in-debt) always chooses the loser…until she calls on divine intervention (of any kind)—and gets it! I’m reminded a little of Jude Deveraux’s early romances with paranormal elements (like Wishes or A Knight in Shining Armor). Nonetheless, one of the things I like best about this work is its originality—an immortal Viking sentenced to eternal servitude for a crime he didn’t commit can show up in the night and wash my dishes anytime! Downs’ clever mash-up of Viking elements and contemporary romance (and oh, the hot, hot Viking!) make this novella an absolute winner.

I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

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He smoothed her hair and rubbed a thick tendril between his thumb and forefinger. “I am Gunnar.” He pronounced the name Goo-nar.

An emblem of the sun, surrounded by a circle, had been branded on the back of his powerful hand. Penny touched the scar while he held a length of her hair, recognizing Freyr’s sacred insignia from her textbooks. “The pain must have been excruciating.” Without thinking, she lifted the old wound to her mouth and laid kisses along its perimeter before pressing a kiss to the icon inside.

Tremors vibrated across her lips when they touched the ancient symbol and her body tingled with the contact. The brand grew warm and then hot against her mouth, though it did not burn. She ran her tongue over the thick scars to erase the heat, and then licked the center, finishing with a tiny swirl.

Gunnar’s gasp of surprise was the last thing she expected when she lifted her head. He released her hair and drew away.

“I’m sorry. I don’t know what got into me. Have I offended you?” She’d always been popular with men, and comfortable around them, but her behavior with Gunnar was bold, even for her. She sat up. “Am I under some kind of spell?”

Gunnar shook his head. “I used my powers to heal you, but your free will remains intact.”

She searched his face for clues about what to do next, because desire shone behind the wary expression in his eyes. Something else shone there, too. Gratitude. Penny waited for Gunnar’s reply without letting go of his disfigured hand.

He said, “Kindness isn’t something I’m used to finding. Perhaps you’d be less inclined toward compassion if you knew what I’d done to deserve this brand of servitude.”

She reached out and draped an arm around his neck to bring him closer. Their gazes locked and held. Gunnar’s eyes were like pools of ice blue water that pulled her in and down.

Her breathing slowed while the sound of her heartbeat rushed blood through her ears. “I am Penelope. And if you’re from Alfheim, I know who and what you are. I just don’t understand why you’re here.” How could she deserve his rare, benevolent gifts? She was just an ordinary woman from an ordinary town, barely scraping by.

His warm breath grazed her cheek in shallow rushes, lifting goose bumps across her skin. His wide, firm mouth smelled of sweet ground parsley and fresh-picked mint. “Sometimes we get what we need, simply because we ask. That’s the beauty and power of the unexpected.”

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Adele Downs writes best-selling contemporary romance inside the office of her rural Pennsylvania home. She is a former journalist, published in newspapers and magazines inside the USA, UK, and Caribbean.

Adele is an active member of Romance Writers of America and her local RWA chapter where she serves as a past-president. She has written several articles for RWR magazine (Romance Writers Report) and has presented workshops for writers.

When Adele isn’t working on her current project, she can be found riding in her convertible or reading a book on the nearest beach.

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Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Blog Hop ~ Lucky Bundle!

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Welcome to the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop! For this hop, I’m giving away a Lucky Bundle: ebook copies of my novels Legally UndeadFairy, Texas and Waking Up Dead! So check out the books below, enter to win, then HOP to the other blogs for more entries!

 

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A reluctant vampire hunter, stalking New York City as only a scorned bride can.

Elle Dupree has her life all figured out: first a wedding, then her Ph.D., then swank faculty parties where she’ll serve wine and cheese and introduce people to her husband the lawyer.

But those plans disintegrate when she walks in on a vampire sucking the blood from her fiancé, Greg. Horrified, she screams and runs—not away from the vampire, but toward it, brandishing a wooden letter opener.

As she slams the improvised stake into the vampire’s heart, a team of black-clad men bursts into the apartment. Turning to face them, Elle realizes Greg’s body is gone—and her perfect life falls apart.
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Fairy, Texas. A small town like any other. Laney Harris didn’t want to live there. When her mother remarried and moved them to a town where a date meant hanging out at the Sonic, Laney figured that “boring” would have a whole new meaning. A new stepsister who despised her and a high school where she was the only topic of gossip were bad enough. But when she met the school counselor (and his terminal bad breath), she grew suspicious. Especially since he had wings that only she could see. And then there were Josh and Mason, two gorgeous glimmering-eyed classmates whose interest in her might not be for the reasons she hoped. Not to mention that dead guy she nearly tripped over in gym class. She was right. Boring took on an entirely new dimension in Fairy, Texas.
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When Callie Taylor died, she expected to go to heaven—or maybe hell. Instead, when she was murdered in Dallas by some jerk with a knife and a bad-mommy complex, she went to Alabama. Now she’s seen another murder, and she can’t just let it go; she must find a way to make sure the police figure out who really killed Molly McClatchy before an innocent man goes to prison, all the while trying to determine how and why she woke up dead in Alabama.

 

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Spotlight On: Slumber, by Christy Sloat

Title: Slumber

Author: Christy Sloat

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Not all princesses get their happily ever after…

They tell me I killed my boyfriend Phillip in cold blood. I stabbed him twenty one times. I’m only seventeen years old, and I am serving life in Spindle Ridge Asylum for the Criminally Insane.

I don’t remember killing him, so it’s really hard to believe I’m capable of murder. In fact I don’t remember anything before I came to Spindle Ridge, not even my boyfriend.

I can only grasp onto my realistic dreams while the madness of the asylum threatens to pull me under. I dream I’m a beautiful princess and there is an evil faerie named Maleficent who is bent on my destruction. The dreams are the closest thing I have to memories of my life, except they aren’t real.

I’m crazy. I’m not a princess.

They’re the mad illusions of an irrational teenage girl, right?

They’ve assigned me a new doctor, and she says I can trust her, and that she’ll help me see the truth of who I really am.

When she arrived she brought a new patient, Sawyer, who is everything Spindle Ridge isn’t: exciting, mysterious and beautiful. He promises he’s here to rescue me. Trusting either of them frightens me.

Could it be possible that my dreams are more than just the imaginings of a delusional girl? Could they be truth?

 
I woke in the
middle of the night hearing screams fill the air. This was not uncommon at all,
but tonight I wasn’t expecting it. Normally when Adele’s meds are changed, she
wakes screaming that she can’t sleep. Adele’s room is across from mine. She is roughly
in her twenties and I never learned how she ended up here. I try not to talk to
the other patients. I don’t know why it is, but I don’t fit in with these
people. To them I’m the murderer and they tend to think less of me. That’s
fine. I am what they say I am. That’s why I’m here, right?
 They told me I stabbed my boyfriend, Phillip,
but I don’t remember doing it. I actually don’t remember Phillip at all. No
recollection of having been in a relationship either. I must have killed him or
else I wouldn’t be in Spindle Ridge.
Dr. Altman
says that I have to believe that I did it or we will never get anywhere. I’ll
admit it’s hard to believe that these hands could stab a person twenty times.
No matter how I imagined it, it is always hard to believe. 
I sat up
listening hard for the screams. When they came again I noticed they were not
female, they were male. The screams were deeper and reached a longer distance
than Adele’s cries ever could. I wondered if the whole building could hear him.
I pulled my
covers up over my neck and covered my face. I just wanted to sleep and fall
back into the dream I was having. It was beautiful, and if I had my way, I
would stay there forever.
 Wait!
 I sat up fast. Closing my eyes, I tried to
remember the dream to the last second. It wasn’t the same dream as the one’s
prior. This dream was different! This dream was me and a boy.
I never
dreamt of anyone but my parents and the evil woman. The dream’s soft lullaby
came back to me as I remembered where I was.
The smell of
fresh grass came across my senses.
The sky so
blue as I lay on a blanket. I rolled over and saw the face of a boy. He was
everything that Spindle Ridge wasn’t; he was beautiful. He had long, shaggy,
but not unruly, hair that touched his collar. When he smiled at me, he looked
like a boy in love. In love with me.
“Get up you
lazy sack!”
I opened my
eyes and was pulled back into the now. I was forced to leave the dream behind
as I was being pulled out of bed by two nurses.
 

Christy Sloat is a SoCal born girl who resides in New Jersey currently with her husband, two daughters and Sophie her Chihuahua. Christy has embraced the love of reading and writing since her youth and was inspired by her grandmother’s loving support. Christy passes that love of reading, writing, and creativity to her daughters, family, and friends. When you do not find Christy within the pages of a book you can find her being mommy, wife, crafter, and dear friend. She loves adventurous journeys with her friends and can be known to get lost inside a bookstore. Be sure to venture into her Past Lives Series, The Visitor’s Series, and watch for many more exciting things to come.

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Spotlight On: Summer Confessions

Summer Confessions
Release Date: 03/10/15
YA Contemporary
Untold Press
162 pages
Summary from Goodreads:
Macy Diaz has managed childhood friend Jeb Porter’s crush for years. However, his infatuation turns to obsession, even putting a kid in the hospital just for hitting on her. In the past, Macy brushed it off, explained his bizarre acts away. But now she harbors a secret. She’s in love…with Jeb’s sister, Rachel.
By some miracle, Rachel loves Macy back, and despite the small minds polluting their sleepy southern town, they’re sticking together. Unfortunately, making sure Jeb never grows suspicious proves harder every day—until everything falls apart.

As a sick, unstable Jeb starts to threaten all Macy values, she is reminded of what has always been perfectly clear. Macy belongs to him, only him, and he won’t let her go. Ever.

If only Macy could’ve loved Jeb, she wouldn’t have to worry about surviving him now.

Excerpt

“All right, here goes nothing.” She hopped off the rock to stand right in front of me. “You remember, after I told you, that Bubba didn’t want to see me again?”

“Yeah, and I gave him a what-for and threatened to tell Jeb if he didn’t apologize.”

She laughed a little and brushed her hair back, her fingers still shaking. “I remember. He was so scared. But he had no reason to apologize.”

“Ah, yes, he did.”

“No. He didn’t break up with me. I broke up with him.”

“Okay, I know you’re going somewhere with this, but…”

“Yes, just listen.” She took a slow breath. “After we–you know–it felt…wrong. Not wrong like ‘we shouldn’t be having sex’ wrong, but like wrong, you know?”

Impatient was too soft a word for what I felt at that moment. “No, I don’t know ’cause I never had sex before.”

“Well, I didn’t know why either up until a few months ago.” Another tear dripped from her left eye.

I jumped off the rock before I could convince myself not to and hugged her. “You can tell me anything, Rachel. I won’t tell.”

She hugged me back and buried her face in my neck. “Promise you won’t hate me.”

“Now that’s a promise I know I can keep.”

“It was wrong ’cause he wasn’t…you.”

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Born in Pennsylvania, Lynn spent most of her childhood, especially during math class, daydreaming. Today, she spends an obscene amount of time in her head, only now she writes down all the cool stuff.
With a degree in English Literature, Lynn used college as an excuse to read for four years straight. She lives in the Pocono Mountains with her husband, raising the four most incredible human beings on the planet. She writes young adult novels, both fantasy and contemporary.
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Winter’s Wolf 
(Tales of the Harker Pack #3)
By Tara Lain
Blurb:
Winter Thane was raised on the two cardinal rules of werewolf existence: don’t reveal yourself to humans under penalty of death, and there’s no such thing as a gay werewolf. It’s no surprise when his father drags him from his wild life in remote Canada back to Connecticut to meet his old pack in hopes it will persuade Winter to abandon his love of sex with human males. Of course Dad’s hopes are dashed when they come face-to-face with the gay werewolves in the Harker pack.
Winter takes one look at FBI agent, Matt Partridge, and decides bird is his favorite food. Partridge is embroiled in an investigation into drug dealing and the death of a fellow agent. He can’t let himself get distracted by the young, platinum-haired beast, but then Winter proves invaluable in the search for clues, a move that winds them both up in chains and facing imminent death. Winter quickly learns his father’s motives are questionable, the pack alphas are a bunch of pussies, humans aren’t quite what they seem, and nothing in the forests of Connecticut is pure except love.

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Walk slowly. Look casual. Matt left the way he’d come—out the back door. When his feet hit dirt, he jogged away from the club and ducked behind the shed that had been built on the edge of the forest.
Going to die. Heart can’t beat this hard and survive.
He leaned against the shed and gasped for breath, but his cock had grown to the size of a monster, stealing all his oxygen. Think. What the fuck are you doing? No reasonable human being could believe that Winter Thane wanted Matt Partridge, so there had to be an ulterior motive. The dude had asked the marshal about him. For all Matt knew, Winter could be involved in the disappearance of the agent. Maybe he wanted to discredit Matt or—maybe he had something to do with the weird wolf stories. Jesus, the only man he’d ever seen who looked more like a wolf than Cole Harker had to be Winter Thane. Those eyes. Even his teeth were sharp. All the better to eat you with. He closed his eyes and banged his head against the metal siding. Those teeth scraping his cock—
“Dreaming of me?”
Matt’s eyes flew open. “Shit! How did you get here?”
He looked over his shoulder. “Like you said. Out the front, around the side.”
“But I didn’t hear you.”
He grinned. Oh yes, those teeth glistened. “I’m sneaky.”
Matt took a breath, pushed away from the shed, and walked a couple of steps toward the trees. Need distance. “Look. I don’t mean to lead you on, but I’m with the FBI and this isn’t a good idea—”
The hand that gripped his shoulder must have been iron. In one move, Winter grabbed him, pulled him against a body so hard and hot it penetrated Matt’s jacket on contact, hauled Matt’s head back, and covered his mouth in a devouring kiss.
Tongue. Teeth. Perfection.
Winter held Matt’s head both hard and gentle, like he wanted to control him but didn’t want to hurt him. Oh God, so nice. He tasted like beer and smelled like—what? Musky and clean at the same time, like Matt’s dog Buster when he was freshly washed. Man, he wanted to bury his nose in Winter’s neck like he did with Buster.
Winter reduced the speed and intensity of the kiss from fast food to a gourmet meal. He licked and nibbled, tasted and savored, his tongue a finely tuned instrument exploring every cranny of Matt’s mouth. He’d never been so completely kissed. So much so that even the screaming pressure of his cock couldn’t make him want Winter to move on. Matt twined his arms around Winter’s neck. Standing only six feet, he couldn’t get his cock to meet Winter’s, but the prod of that big rod against his belly made him want to beg. He pulled his mouth away an inch. “I should arrest you for carrying a lethal weapon.”
Tales of the Harker Pack Series

 

        
About the Author

Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 23. Her best­selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft.
She lives with her soul­mate husband and her soul­mate dog in Laguna Beach, California, a pretty seaside town where she sets a lot of her books. Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!

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