Saturday, October 31, 2015

Proving Ground By Stanalei Fletcher ONLY $.99 Limited Time

 Proving Ground
By Stanalei Fletcher

ONLY $.99 Until November 13th! Grab your copy NOW!

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Screw-ups don’t get second chances. That’s what Caitlin Malone believes when she returns to Oregon after failing her first Northstar Security assignment. When she inadvertently stumbles across a plot to steal deadly pathogens from the bio-lab near her hometown, she sees a chance at redemption. USDA Forest Ranger, John ‘Mac’ MacAlistair, doesn’t want to babysit the motorcycle club holding their annual rally in his national forest. To make matters worse, Caitlin is attending the rally with Mac’s estranged uncle. Having her home again brings up feelings that are better left buried. It’s early September. Any spark will send the dry timber into a raging fire. The terrorists are counting on that distraction to work in their favor. When Caitlin is trapped by the wildfire, her only hope of rescue is pinned on Mac, the man she's tried two years to forget. Before they can share their feelings, Mac and Caitlin must first escape the burning forest and stop the terrorists from releasing the deadly pathogens.





Friday, October 30, 2015

Redemption River FREE TODAY ONLY ~ Men of Mercy Series~ By Lindsay Cross ~ GIVEAWAY


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Men of Mercy Series
By Lindsay Cross
Redemption River (Book 1)
Resurrection River (Book 2)
Reckless River (Book 3)
David: Men of Mercy Novella (Book 4)
Raylan: Men of Mercy Novella (Book 5)



Lindsay is offering a Resurrection River ebook to one lucky commenter. Please leave a comment below. Remember to leave me your email address in case you are the lucky winner.


Redemption River Blurb: 

Hunter James didn’t want or need redemption. 

Until one mission turns his world upside down. 

He left Mercy to fight for his country and escape a broken heart. Years later, he is hard. Cold. A man without mercy.  Part of an elite Task Force, he tracks a brutal terrorist to his home town. And runs into the woman who betrayed him…

 Evangeline Videl was destroyed when Hunter left. Determined to move on, she finds another man, but discovers too late the monster hidden beneath his smooth smile. Struggling to find the conviction to live, Evie finds her life spinning out of control. 

Then Hunter returns…

Forced to band together to find the terrorist before its too late, Hunter and Evie must learn to forgive or risk losing the promise of redemption and their lives…

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Resurrection River Blurb: 


Ranger James accepted his best friend’s death like a good soldier. With guilt. Regret. Vengeance. But a forbidden desire keeps pulling him from his mission…

Desire for his best friend’s widow.

Killed in Action. That’s why Amy Carter’s husband wasn’t coming home. 
A war widow, alone and broke, Amy struggles to revive her family’s crop dusting service to survive. Now she takes to the skies to find escape. Escape from the pain. From the guilt. From the earth-shattering desire for her husband’s best friend. 


Amy and Ranger can’t fight the attraction between them any longer. But one fateful night cleaves their new found love in two...

Can they find the will to fight for true love? Or will an evil so shocking destroy their lives for good?

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Reckless River Blurb:


They say you can’t go home again. Jared Crowe never wanted to. 
Home meant facing memories of abuse and neglect. Of dark closets and evil nightmares. Of his own relatives intent on killing him. But now his brother’s kidnapping forces him to face those demons. Only this time, Jared isn’t a scared little boy. He’s a full-grown Special Forces operative bent on revenge. 

As a little girl, Sparrow Pickney risked her life to free two abused boys. As a grown woman Sparrow needs to earn a place in her adopted family’s business or be forced into a life of degradation. The chance to prove her family loyalty comes when she catches Jared spying on the compound and captures him. 

When Jared sees his captor, he realizes she’s the girl of his dreams and vows to rescue her from a life of poverty. What Jared doesn’t know is Sparrow may not be the savior he remembers…but the one responsible for abducting and torturing his brother. 

Jared is determined to find the truth. But that truth may be more than his heart can take. 



David: Men of Mercy Novella Blurb:

They say love conquers all…but marriage, kids and working undercover is proving that statement false. 

Lori watched helplessly as her husband’s undercover work drew him further and further away. When she discovers all those nights David worked away from home may have been spent with another woman, her calm collected world falls apart. 

David dedicated his life to taking down criminals-by any means necessary. After months of long days and nights, he finally closes the case on the most bloodthirsty drug cartel this side of the Mississippi. Now he can turn his steely determination to gaining back his wife’s love and respect. 

Faced with David’s relentless advances, Lori is helpless to resist. But their rekindled love is threatened when the cartel discovers David’s identity. Now David and Lori must fight for their lives with the same passion as they fought for their love. 




Raylan: Men of Mercy Novella Blurb:

Raylan Wilde lived up to his last name. He spent his youth sowing his oats and living life for the moment. Then he met Amber and after one incredible night, Raylan was ready to give up his wild ways. But then a call from his ex turned his world upside down. Raylan sacrificed his tender new feelings and left town to raise a son he’d never even known existed. 

All the while, dreams of a beautiful brown haired gile haunted his dreams. 

Amber Atkins had given everything to Raylan. Her virginity and her soul. Convinced she could tame the notorious bad boy, she was devastated when he left without a word. 
Now six years later, Raylan has returned to Mercy to convince Amber that they can’t live without each other. But can Amber find the strength to trust again? 

As a stalker grows bolder, Amber’s life is in danger and she’s forced to turn to one man for help – Raylan Wilde. In order to survive, she must trust the man that nearly destroyed her with her body and soul. 




About the author:

Lindsay Cross
Lindsay Cross is the award-winning author of the Men of Mercy series. She is the fun loving mom of two beautiful daughters and one precocious Great Dane. Lindsay is happily married to the man of her dreams – a soldier and veteran. During one of her husband’s deployments from home, writing became her escape and motivation. 

An avid reader since childhood, reading and writing is in her blood. After years of reading, she discovered her true passion – writing. Her alpha military men are damaged, drop-dead gorgeous and determined to win the heart of the woman of their dreams. 



Thursday, October 29, 2015

11 ALPHA DOMS Box Set By Ann Mayburn, DESIREE HOLT, SHOSHANNA EVERS ~ GIVEAWAY

 11 ALPHA DOMS TO ROCK YOUR WORLD

11 ALPHA DOMS Box Set
From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors and more!



Are you ready for 11 alphas that will make you sigh, make your toes curl, and make your panties wet? You won’t be disappointed! We have military, menage, contemporary, and a dash of paranormal romance that will send you right over the edge. Jump into the action and suspense and find out now how these alphas take care of their women!


Blushing Violet By Ann Mayburn

When a shy, curvy submissive meets two amazing Doms who want to win her heart, which one will she choose?

Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo


About Ann Mayburn:

With over forty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she's been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.

From a young Ann has had a love affair with books would read everything she could get her hands on. As Ann grew older, and her hormones kicked in, she discovered bodice ripping Fabio-esque romance novels. They were great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she's never looked back.

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her 'sexy space' and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.

Ann loves to talk with her fans, as long as they realize she's weird, and that sarcasm doesn't translate well via text. 

Connect with Ann: 



DESIREE HOLT:

Desiree Holt has lived a life of excitement that brings the color to her writing. She was a summer fishing guide, a summer field hand where she was one of only three women working, a member of a beginning ski team that skied in competition (and no, no broken bones!). She spent several years in the music business representing every kind of artist from country singer to heavy metal rock bands. For several years she also ran her own public relations agency handling any client that interested her. She is twice a finalist for an EPIC E-Book Ward, a nominee for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, a winner of the first 5 Heart Sweetheart of the Year Award at The Romance Studio, and is published by four different houses. Romance Junkies said of her work: “Desiree Holt is the most amazing erotica author of our time and each story is more fulfilling than the last.”


SELENA BLAKE:

An action movie buff with a penchant for all things supernatural and sexy, New York Times bestselling author Selena Blake combines her love for adventure, travel and romance into sensual contemporary romances and spine-tingling paranormal romance. Selena’s books have been called ‘a steamy escape, and have appeared on NY Times, USA Today, Amazon and AllRomanceEbooks bestseller lists, been nominated for awards, and won contests. When she’s not writing you can find her by the pool soaking up some sun, day dreaming about new characters, and watching the cabana boy (aka her muse), Derek.


TINA DONAHUE:

Tina’s an RWA award-winning, bestselling author who writes hot and humorous romances for Kensington, Samhain, and numerous other publishers. She began writing when she was nine, penning and illustrating a children’s book that she sold to her friends’ parents. Her first book tour! She’s featured in the 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before her writing career, she was the editor of an award–winning Midwestern newspaper and worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company. In addition to being an admitted and unrepentant chocoholic, she’s flown a single-engine plane, rewired an old house using an electricity for dummies book, and has been known to moan like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally whenever she’s eating anything Mexican or Italian.


MONIQUE DUBOIS:

Monique DuBois is a bestselling author who loves creating steamy romance stories about strong women and sexy men that she hopes will keep you up late at night...in more ways than one. Monique can be easily bribed with cupcakes and wine, and she really enjoys long bubble baths and a good book. She also loves to hear from her readers and can be contacted through her website. Monique is well known for her Jet-Setting Escort (A Curvy Girl Erotic Romance) and Romance: Quickies series.


SHOSHANNA EVERS:

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Shoshanna Evers has over twenty-plus romance novels and novellas published, including I Am Not Your Melody, The Enslaved Trilogy, The Tycoon’s Convenient Bride…and Baby, How to Write Hot Sex. Reviewers call her books “fast paced, intense, and sexual,” with “scorching hot romance scenes, (and) beautiful writing.” Sexily “Evers” After…


FELICE FOX:

Felice is a big fan of bluegrass and country music, and a lover of all things wild, woodsy and romantic. She wears bad girl boots and was once mistaken for a roller derby queen. Hold Me Together, the first Cameron Ranch story, was an Amazon #1 bestseller and Hot New Release. It has been described as a “danger to panties everywhere” (Herding Cats & Burning Soup) and “not for the faint of heart” (Fresh Fiction). Her fiction debut, Take Me for Longing, has been an Amazon bestseller since its release in 2012 and her second title, It’s Just Sext, became an instant Amazon #1 bestseller. Felice lives, loves and dreams of the country life from her home in Southern California.


SELENA KITT:

Selena Kitt is a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and award-winning author of erotica and erotic romance fiction. She is one of the highest selling erotic writers in the business with over a million ebooks sold! Her writing embodies everything from the spicy to the scandalous, but watch out-this kitty also has sharp claws and her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths. When she’s not pawing away at her keyboard, Selena runs an innovative publishing company and erotica and erotic romance bookstore and two erotica and erotic romance promotion companies.


KRYSTAL SHANNAN:

Amazon Bestselling Author Krystal Shannan writes stories full of action, snark, magick, and hart-felt emotion. If you are looking for leisurely-paced sweet romance, her books are probably not for you. However, for those looking for a magickal ride filled with adventure, passion, and just a hint of humor. Welcome home.


JAN SPRINGER:

New York Times & USA Today Best Selling Author Jan Springer lives in Ontario, Canada on four acres of secluded wilderness. Jan enjoys gardening, hiking, kayaking, reading and writing. She is a member of the Writers Union of Canada and Romance Writers of America.


CARI QUINN:

USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn wrote her first story—a bible parable—in 2nd grade, much to the delight of the nuns at her Catholic school. Once she saw the warm reception that first tale garnered, she was hooked. Now, she gets to pen sexy romances for a living and routinely counts her lucky stars. When she’s not scribbling furiously, she can usually be found watching men’s college basketball, playing her music way too loud or causing trouble. Sometimes simultaneously.


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Secret Places By Vivian Kay ~ INTERVIEW

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 Secret Places
By Vivian Kay


Interview:

Crystal: Today I am so excited to host Vivian Kay. Welcome Vivian! I'm so happy to have you here today. Would you share a little bit about yourself with us today?

Vivian: I’m a mother, wife, therapist and passionate scrabble lover. I was born in West Africa and currently live in Canada. 

Crystal: Do you have a favorite scene you would like to share with us?

Vivian: Sharing an excerpt from Chapter Twenty-Six of Secret Places.

“He and Ngozi had agreed to meet in the city of Guelph which was about an hour away from home. Before heading to the secluded motel he’d picked out from an Internet search, Sam stopped at an ATM and withdrew some money. There were things he needed to pick up from the grocery store and it was best he didn’t leave a paper trail for Moni to follow. 
At the grocery store, he picked up several bags of Ngozi’s favorite potato chips, a box of chocolate, a bottle of wine and a case of pop before walking toward the family planning aisle. 
The pregnancy scare Ngozi had during the summer had made them cautious for a while before they went back to breaking the swinging group’s cardinal rule. Debo had stressed that the paternity of the children born to members had to be unquestionable.
Sam picked up the box of condoms and headed toward the checkout counter. His next stop was at a barbershop. He intended to arrive at the motel looking his best.
Ngozi’s car was waiting outside the motel when he arrived. He parked beside her, but didn’t walk over to her car. To avoid being seen together, they had agreed he would go in and pay for their room while she would join him later.
The young man at the front desk looked as if he wanted to be somewhere else. His bored expression changed when Sam said he was booking a room for him and his wife. 
“Spending time with the Mrs., eh?”
Sam counted out the payment. “It’s our wedding anniversary.” 
He smirked. “Aww, a romantic weekend. You’re at the right place. We get lots of honeymooners.”
Sam didn’t think peeling paint and a musty interior smell were attractive features. “I can see why,” he said as he signed the receipt. “This place definitely has the Taj Mahal Palace vibe.”
“You wouldn’t be the first person to connect those dots. That would be Mr. and Mrs. Smith, right?”
Smart aleck. Sam gave him a tight-lipped smile. “No. It’s actually Mr. and Mrs. Jones.”
“Right, right.” He lifted a key from a hook on the wall behind him. “Room 12A. You can’t miss it. I’ll send the one and only Mrs. Jones up when she arrives.”
Mumbling some derogatory words under his breath, Sam headed toward the stairwell after he was told the elevator was temporarily out of service. He hoped the weekend would be worth all this hassle.”

Crystal: Where did you come up with the idea for your book title?

Vivian: The title came from the bible. Jeremiah 23:24;
 “Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.”

Crystal: What are you currently working on?

Vivian: I’m in the early stages of writing my second novel. It explores what happens when a good deed surrogacy goes wrong.

Crystal: Do you have any special routine that you follow when you are writing?

Vivian: I usually play music in the background. However, I can write anywhere if needed. 

Crystal: Did you have to do a lot of research this book or any other?

Vivian: I had to visit some websites to get an understanding of what happens at a swingers club.

Crystal:Who are some of your favorite authors that you like to read?

Vivian: Michelle Simpson, Gillian Flynn and Lawrence Hill

Crystal: Is there a genre you haven't written that you would like to try?

Vivian: I’ll love to write a psychological thriller.






About the book

coverAfter many years of happiness, Moni Badmus's marriage is falling apart. Unwilling to lose her only child, a self-proclaimed daddy’s girl, to her husband in a custody settlement she goes along with his suggestion of an unconventional marriage intervention. Will Moni’s fear of losing what she holds dear take her to dark places she never imagined she would go?
Sam Badmus has lost his thirst for the things of God. For a while, his extramarital activities seemed to be a cure for his unsatisfying home life. But soon his risky behavior exacts a steep price and Sam has to turn to the God he left behind to save his family and maybe even his life.
Debo Ajala and his wife Adele are living the golden life or so it seems. Debo is a respected church deacon and Adele, a mother to their four adorable sons. Their lives couldn’t be better, that is until Adele’s feelings for another member of their church surface. Adele’s confession unleashes a series of events that Debo never expected. He escapes his troubled life by accepting a pastoral position in a city on the other side of Canada, but soon his twisted past catches up with him.
In this emotionally charged tale of sacrifice, temptation, and redemption, two couples learn sin has consequences and there is no place they can hide from the presence of God.

Genre: Christian Fiction

Buy Links:

Amazon | Author's Website 

About the Author


vivian_head_shotVivian Kay is a debut Christian author whose faith stories are woven around the themes of human fallibility, divine encounters and God's redemptive power. When she is not writing or daydreaming about writing, you’ll find her playing simultaneous games of online scrabble or snuggling up with a good book. A wife and mother, Vivian lives in a quiet corner of Canada’s banana belt.




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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Secrets to a Gentleman's Heart by Samantha Grace ~ Uncle Charlie's Angels #1 ~ REVIEW

Secrets to a Gentleman's Heart is only the second book I have had the chance to read by Samantha Grace and I'm hooked! Ms. Grace has a writing style that reaches out to grab my attention and then holds me spellbound by her fabulous storyline and creative characters. 

Regina Darlington is a fun yet serious young lady that will do anything to protect her family. She has the skills to kick rear end and then ask questions later. I admired this young lady quickly. She is what I would have wanted to be like if I had been around in that era. She's smart, has a huge heart, and is incredibly brave.  She is determined not to marry. She wants to make sure she is always there to take care of Uncle Charles and Great Aunt Beatrice.

 Xavier Vistoire  is a handsome gentleman that has been through the mill and back again. Even after all he has been through he's kind, caring, and loves his family. He will do anything to protect his sister and her family.  He is in a horrible situation that is not of his own making. 

Regina and Xavier met under extremely interesting circumstance. Once they get to know each other they discover that there is more than just their extreme attraction drawing them together. 

I loved how Xavier sets out to court Regina and that he includes her family in their courtship. How is not possible to adore a guy when he is not only sweet to Regina but also is kind and caring of her great aunt and her sisters. 

Speaking of Aunt Beatrice, I loved this lady. She knows how to put someone in their place but in a way that is all her own style. She loves her nieces and had a quirky personality that you just have to adore. 

Secrets to a Gentleman's Heart is jam packed with mystery, drama, suspense, intrigue, romance, family, and all the wonderful things that make for a fabulous story. I know that I can not wait to see what Ms. Grace has in store for the rest of this series. I will be impatiently awaiting the release of book two. I can't wait to see what The Darlington sisters are up to next and what Uncle Charles has been doing that has kept him away from his precious nieces for so long.

If you are looking for a historical romance that is going to have you clinging to edge of your seat with bated breathe while you wait to see what the next twist is going to reveal then you really should pick up Secrets to a Gentleman's Heart. 

I was given the opportunity to read this great story so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you on Secrets to a Gentleman's Heart. 

Amazon Buy Link:

 Secrets to a Gentleman's Heart

Lies Ripped Open by Steve McHugh ~ GIVEAWAY


Lies Ripped Open
by Steve McHugh


Steve McHugh will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner during the tour. Please use the RaffleCopter below to enter. Remember you may increase your chances of winning by visiting the tour stops. Those locations may be found here.


BLURB:

Over a hundred years have passed since a group of violent killers went on the rampage, murdering innocent victims for fun. But even back then, sorcerer Nate Garrett, aka Hellequin, knew there was more to it than simple savage pleasure—souls were being stolen.

Nate’s discovery of the souls’ use, and of those supporting the group’s plan, made him question everything he believed.

Now the group Nate thought long dead is back. Violent, angry, and hell-bent on revenge, they have Hellequin firmly in their sights. And if he won’t come willingly, they’ll take those closest to him first.

The battle begins again.

BUY LINKS:

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EXCERPT:

I glanced past Grayson at the orange and black Fiat Panda on my drive. It was the newer version of the car, so it no longer looked like the world’s ugliest box. Instead it appeared like someone had taken a bigger car and squashed it. Then added chrome in an effort to make people forget it about the rest of it. In short, it wasn’t what I’d have called a looker. “Is that yours?”

“It’s my work car. You’d be surprised how easy it is to damage your car, working with injured werewolves and the like.”

“You want to follow me, so I can pretend I don’t know you? Or do you just want to take my car? I’ll drop you back here after.”

“It’s a very good car.”

“Okay, but it’s also a Fiat Panda.”

Grayson held my gaze for a short time. “You’re a bit of car snob, aren’t you?”

I nodded and clicked the button on the garage door opener. One of the three doors slowly moved up, revealing a Jaguar F-Type R, in British racing green. Otherwise known as dark green. It looked how a sports car should look: sleek, sophisticated, and sexy. Everything about it was as close to perfection as a car could be. It helped that it drove like a dream, as if the wide grille on the front of the car ate the road as it went.

I turned to Grayson as we reached the garage and he saw the Jaguar in all its glory. “Yes, I’m a bit of a car snob when given the option. You want to go out in your Panda, or in this?”

Grayson glanced over at his small car, and then back to the Jag. “Is it fast?”
I unlocked the car and we both got in, where I turned the engine on and allowed the sound of the V8 to wash over us. “Is it fast?” I asked. “A bit.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Steve’s been writing from an early age, his first completed story was done in an English lesson. Unfortunately, after the teacher read it, he had to have a chat with the head of the year about the violent content and bad language. The follow up ‘One boy and his frog’ was less concerning to his teachers and got him an A.
It wasn’t for another decade that he would start work on a full-length novel that was publishable, the results of which was the action-packed Urban Fantasy, Crimes Against Magic.

Steve McHugh lives in Southampton on the south coast of England with his wife and three young daughters. When not writing or spending time with his kids, he enjoys watching movies, reading books and comics, and playing video games.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hellequinchronicles
Twitter: https://twitter.com/StevejMchugh
Website: http://stevejmchugh.wordpress.com/




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Never Surrender By Rosie Miles ~ GIVEAWAY

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Never Surrender
By Rosie Miles

Release Date: 10/19/2015




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Never Surrender-500x750About the book:  Police officer Maggie Sinclair prides herself on her independence. She doesn't need anyone, especially her ex-lover. Working undercover to expose a prostitution ring, Maggie rescues two teenaged girls—but blows her cover in the process. Now she's in deep, and the only person who can help her is the last man she wants to call...

Detective Quinn Keller remembers Maggie telling him Hell would freeze over before she needed him. He offered her everything, and she rejected him. Now he has the opportunity to show Maggie they're stronger as a team—even as their attraction becomes increasingly hotter. But this passion won't just bring them together or tear them apart...it could get them both killed.

Book Links:

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About the Author: 

 Rosie Miles has always been fascinated by cops. If she didn’t hate guns with such passion, she would have joined the force. Instead she writes about the cop behind the badge and the loves that challenge them.

She enjoys overseas travel but relishes the road trips she takes with her forever man, to different destinations throughout Australia, looking for settings for her next story.

Married with three adult children, Rosie believes that: Life is to be lived, You never stop learning, and you never, ever, give up on your dreams.

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Excerpt:

Dew, frigid and stinging, seeped through her jacket and into the Polo shirt beneath. Even her jeans felt sodden.

Had they seen her in that brief flash of light? Move. She dragged herself through the grass commando-style, hoping like crazy the darkness would camouflage the trail her body left.

A car progressed slowly down the road. It stopped. A door slammed. Dogs barked.

Maggie’s breath stuck in her throat. Fear, like a thick, suffocating cloak, smothered her. Was this what it felt like to be an animal stuck in a trap, just waiting for something or someone else to decide how its life was going to end?

Two nights ago, she’d believed she’d outsmarted Conrad and his associates. So, are you going to lie here, face down, and allow them to decide your fate? Not friggin’ likely. Quinn’s earlier words bolstered her. You’re tough, smart, and resilient. I’d back you anytime. The noose of panic choking her loosened a little.

Maggie burrowed her face into the cold, damp grass hoping it would help her gather her composure. She drew a slow, deep breath. Think. Keep Angel safe. Nothing else matters. Another deep breath and her head began to clear.

Dogs still barked, but Maggie listened intently for the sound of footsteps. Nothing. Was she going mad? Was it Paulie and his off-siders who were driving the car, or was it just Mr. and Mrs. Average getting home late after a night on the town? She tilted her head to the side. No one.

The lights of another vehicle coming around the corner dazzled her. It stopped further down the road. Had they called reinforcements?

She wasn’t waiting to find out. Angel would be at the playground. No one followed when she left the street van, so time to move. Her body refused to obey. Then she heard it. That buzzing sound. Damn, they’d activated the lighting system. No wonder they hadn’t come looking for her. The blue glow from the lights confirmed it. There were only minutes until the lights were warmed enough to illuminate the entire oval.

Not daring to stand, Maggie crawled as fast as her arms and legs would allow. When the grass became coarser, Maggie lifted her head. She was at the swing park.

From a crouched position, she observed the area. Swings, a slippery slide, and further along, a skate bowl. At the opposite end of the field stood the silhouetted clubhouse.

She swiped her tongue across her dry lips. “Angel?” she stuttered in a husky whisper.

“Here.”

Maggie stood upright and bolted toward the half pipe.



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The Lock By KT Grant ~ Dark Paths Series ~ Spotlight


The Lock
Book 3, Dark Paths Series
By KT Grant



Release Date: December 14, 2015!!


The dark path continues for Erika and Max as secrets unfold and threaten to destroy all they hold dear…

Erika Walsh’s every dream has come true. She’s received both critical and public acclaim for her best-selling erotic romance, and has chosen the magnetic millionaire and BDSM club owner Maxwell Crawford as the keeper of her heart. Although, her former crush Chris Milton still refuses to accept her decision. As she plans her wedding to Max, she’s confronted with his past and the many secrets he’s kept under lock and key –for good reason.

When Max’s older brother, Daniel, a big Hollywood producer falls ill, Erika and Max rush to Los Angeles to help him recover. Max is shocked to find Daniel has become the victim of a blackmailer who seeks revenge against the brothers. Max must confront the loathsome Abraham Rovner, a former
classmate from high school, who has never forgiven him for breaking off their relationship.

Abraham brings out Max’s lurking deviant nature, which sends him to a dark place in his mind. Erika must find the strength to help her lover purge his demons, even though it may come at a major cost for them both.

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Book 1  -  The Gate

A chance encounter between a successful author and a billionaire owner of an underground BDSM club, leads to the most pivotal relationship of their lives…

Erika Walsh has carried a torch for Christopher Milton, heir to her father’s publishing empire for years. After one steamy make out session she begins to wonder if it might develop into something more. But when M. L. Crawford, better known as Max, her father’s publishing rival, seeks her out at a society event, she’s drawn to his magnetic charisma and powerful demeanor. Their verbal bantering and innuendo laced overtones stir feelings she never knew existed, and soon Erika is consumed with knowing the real man under Max’s restrained public fa├žade.

Erika’s sweet nature and naivety excites Max to near madness. He wants to trainher in the art of seduction and make her succumb to his every wish and command…as his perfect submissive. Yet, Christopher is determined to keep Erika from becoming the latest victim of Max’s sinister sexual hungers. He knows all too well what Max hides in his black soul and will stop at nothing to reveal all of Max’s secrets in order to protect the one thing he holds dear above all else- Erika.

Max’s dark desires scare yet arouse Erika, as he opens her eyes to a new bold world full of passion and ecstasy she never imagined until him. But the biggest question remains: Is Erika’s craving for Max just an illusion that transpires behind the walls of The Gate?




Book 2  -  The Key

The seductive world of The Gate continues with The Key...

Erika has reinvented herself as an author of erotic romance under the pseudonym, Lily Fredericks. After her eight month sabbatical in New Orleans, she’s returning to Manhattan to promote her new book. Chris is handling her book tour and wants Erika to give him another chance. She’s forgiven Chris, but Max is always in her thoughts. Sick of waiting for Erika to come to her senses, Max takes matters into his own hands. He’ll go to New Orleans to claim her before it’s too late.

With Erika back in Manhattan, both Chris and Max try to seduce her in the hopes she’ll choose one of them. As both men battle for her heart, a woman from Max’s past reappears, bent on revenge. Chris will ruin Max anyway he can in order to make Erika his own. However, Max has something up his sleeve to insure he’s the victor, but not without a price—Erika’s soul.

Can Erika choose between a man who seeks to possess and a man who can’t live without her?

About the Author:

KT Grant is a self-proclaimed eccentric redhead who not only loves to read a wide variety of romances, but also loves writing it. Under her alter-ego, she is a well-known book blogger who doesn’t shy away from voicing her opinion. A proud native of New Jersey, KT is multi-published and writes Gay, Lesbian and Straight romance.

KT has been a top ten best-selling author at Amazon, as well as being a
multiple All Romance Ebooks best seller and a Night Owl Reviews Top Author Pick. KT is also About.com’s Romance Novel Expert and
Columnist.

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