Monday, October 20, 2014

'Mercenary Instinct' by Ruby Lionsdrake


Blurb:

Skulking around in the ruins on a planet swarming with treasure hunters, slavers, and bounty hunters isn’t good for one’s health. But Ankari Markovich needs a few archaeological samples for her latest business venture, a venture that might prove lucrative enough to move her family off the impoverished planet where she grew up. Unfortunately, she has no sooner collected her samples than she’s captured by a band of brawny mercenaries. The captain might be handsome, but he’s intent on turning her over to some finance lord who has, for reasons unknown, put a bounty on her head, a ridiculously large one at that. If she can’t figure out a way to escape before she’s delivered to the lord’s home world, she could be forced into a life of indentured servitude—or worse.

Captain Viktor Mandrake doesn’t usually take on piddling bounty hunting gigs, but when his intelligence officer informs him of a criminal on a nearby planet, he decides it wouldn’t hurt to take a shuttle down to collect the woman. But Ankari Markovich is trouble from the start, nearly eluding his elite forces, then fighting and tricking his people left and right. He finds himself admiring her spirit, but according to her warrant, she’s a criminal. The safest thing is to keep her in the brig and ignore her until she can be handed off to the man who wants her.

But the situation grows more complicated when other bounty hunters show up, wanting to claim Ankari for themselves. Thanks to this woman, Viktor’s ship is in danger, his crew members are going missing, and he’s fighting enemies he never asked for in a jungle in the middle of a hurricane. He’s either going to strangle Ankari… or fall in love. Either scenario could get him killed.

Mercenary Instinct is a full-length, stand-alone novel of 90,000 words. It is part of the “Mandrake Company” series of science fiction romance stories and is recommended for readers who enjoy space-based adventure (such as Firefly) and steamy love stories (in the style of Linnea Sinclair).

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

'Holly's Crush: The Trilogy' Bree Dahlia


This is the Holly’s Crush Trilogy containing all three New Adult novellas in the series:

Holly’s Crush
Holly’s Crushed
Holly’s Crushed Out


** Warning! Contains graphic language and explicit sexual content. Adults only! **

Holly’s Crush

Holly Greene is a girl with a plan. She leaves everything behind to make a whole new life, one that does not include her ex-fiancé.
Her goal is to focus on quality alone time, make some friends, and explore her new city. She wants to revel in her youth and freedom. The last thing she needs to think about is another man, especially one with smoky grey eyes and a perfect ass.

When Holly meets her smokin’ hot neighbor, it throws her off course. Constant fantasies are not part of the deal. 

Will she be able to make her body shut-up long enough to do what her head is telling her?

** Warning! This lighthearted 11,000 word novelette contains runaway cucumbers, a trip to the porn shop, false fire alarms, and explicit content. **

Holly’s Crushed

Holly’s hot new neighbor has a problem. He’s starting to get bored with all the sexy, gorgeous women who want in his pants. Either he’s getting sick, or he’s getting too old – what else could it be?
Meanwhile, Holly finds herself becoming even more jealous and neurotic than usual, obsessing about the sexy, gorgeous women (sluts) trying to get in those pants.

She wants to be the one in there.

Between her new friends, Amy (self-proclaimed love psychic), Lexi (self-proclaimed nympho), and her drool-worthy neighbor, Holly knows her new life will be anything but dull.

When she reluctantly agrees to throw a birthday party for Lexi, she assumes everything’s under control. After a surprise guest arrives, Holly soon discovers it’s not. Will she be able to make it through the night without losing it?

** Warning! This lighthearted 13,000 word novelette contains bed-hopping women, vibrators, soaked white t-shirts, and a misunderstanding not very conducive for a HEA ending. **

Holly’s Crushed Out

Holly wants the past to stay in the past. She left her ex-fiancé for a reason, and she doesn’t need him sliming his way back into her life.
And when a double-date spoils and turns Holly into an idiot (her words), she also wants to forget the present.

Oh yeah, she wants her mouth-watering neighbor to ravish her too.
Sometimes you get want you want, and sometimes you don’t.

After an unexpected bit of news, Holly finds herself desperate to find a date for a dreaded upcoming wedding. She ignores the obvious solution to her dilemma, choosing to live in denial instead.
After too many unexplained coincidences, she soon discovers fate has other plans for her.

Will Holly continue to ignore all the signs right in front of her or will she finally get her happy ending?

** Warning! This lighthearted 25,000 word novella contains overindulgences, sucky wedding showers, pompous exes, serendipity, and a night to remember. **

Read an excerpt:
“Hot damn!”

Holly put her tongue back in her mouth and wanted to look away. She wasn’t trying to attract attention to herself, but it was hard not to stare.

He was the embodiment of perfection – if such a thing existed, it would belong to him. The man walking down the hall towards her possessed dark hair – just long enough to run her fingers through - and smoky grey eyes, strong jaw. Rugged. Masculine. And God, those lips…

Never mind the orgasm-inspiring lips; it was his body that made her take pause. Oh Lord, that body. He wore jeans and a black t-shirt that showed off every defined muscle; such basic clothing, but on him it looked nothing short of amazing. The vision was forever engraved into her brain – her own personal Etch-a-Sketch drawing.

He was simply…delicious.

Holly stood in front of her apartment door, rooted to the spot, knowing it was late and that she needed to get inside. Instead, she continued to watch as he made his way closer and closer just before turning to the unit directly across from her. He was on his phone and seemed preoccupied; otherwise she would have never given herself the opportunity to gawk so openly. Her body buzzed. This ideal specimen lived here.

Once he was safely inside and out of her sight, she allowed herself to take a deep breath and tried very hard to ignore the sparks flying every which way throughout her system. There was so much electricity; she was convinced her hair looked like a balloon had been rubbed across her head.

“Damn,” Holly muttered again as she went into her apartment. After dropping her keys on the table, she immediately went to pour herself a big glass of wine. She plopped down on the couch and grabbed the remote, ready to watch some mindless TV, but her thoughts kept wandering back to the guy she had just seen. Holly had only been living in her new apartment for a week, and this was the first time she’d ever laid eyes on him, desperately hoping it wouldn’t be the last. Never had there been a man to have such an immediate effect on her before and to say that it confused her was an understatement. She didn’t need lust to derail her now, not after everything she’d been through to get to this place.

A man is the reason I left to make a fresh start, and I certainly don’t need to be thinking of a new one right now.

Holly looked around the space she now called home; it was all hers and nothing could have made her happier. It was far from a palace but based on her satisfaction, it may have well been. She abandoned the remote for some music, hoping it would be more conducive for unwinding, and settled in for the evening. It had been a long day at work and even though it was Friday night, there was nowhere else she’d rather be.

Sipping her wine, she sat back and let her mind drift over everything that had brought her to this point. It felt exhilarating to be starting a whole new life, one that did not include her ex-fiancé Brian. After three years dating, and another three long years living together, she had finally come to the conclusion she just couldn’t do it anymore. They had seemed compatible enough; they rarely argued, so that wasn’t the problem. There was just something about him she couldn’t put her finger on. He was well-liked, generous (to an extent), and God knows he had more money than he knew what to do with. He also could be arrogant at times, and he had this way of making her feel she was not quite good enough without ever saying a word. On top of all that, she didn’t feel any passion with him. When she began having panic attacks over the thought of spending the rest of her life with him, she knew she had to get out. Once the decision was final, and as soon as she was able, she moved out of their place. She didn’t expect a scene from him and that’s exactly what she got. No tearful good-byes or begging her to stay, but he was vain enough to tell her she would never find anyone better than him and that she’d regret her decision sooner rather than later.

She seriously doubted that.

The wine was starting to make her eyes droop, so she placed the half-empty glass on the kitchen counter and went into her bedroom. Holly lay down on her bed and closed her eyes. She was so happy, so full of possibilities that came with having a brand new job, living in a brand new city, having a brand new life that was all her own. She wanted to savor the experience of being alone for awhile and was definitely not ready to be distracted by another man, no matter how fine his ass looked in those jeans. If only her body would shut-up and do what her mind was telling her, she might be able to follow that plan.

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Author Bio:

Bree Dahlia resides in the Midwest, a place known for its steamy summers and bitterly cold winters.

A fan of the sultry heat, she can be found playing outdoors until the temperature drops. Once the cold hits, she spends her time reading or writing next to the fireplace with a hot drink in her hand.

Specializing in strong spirited women and the hot alpha males who love them, her stories range from lighthearted romances to sizzling erotica, with many shades in between.

Love in real life does not always have a happy ending, but that is what her psyche craves and what is most often reflected in her stories.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

'Violca's Dragon (Dragon Ruby Series)' by Leilani Love


Violca’s Dragon
by Leilani Lane

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BLURB:

Violca knows life can change instantly. Her parents died suddenly, leaving her to raise four younger sisters and keep them safe ~ even from the golden-eyed stranger.

Chase knows the Grey sisters possibly hold the key to his fate. He is determined to to get close, protect them and bring them to his Dragon King. What Violca doesn't know is that once a dragon decides he wants something, there is no stopping him from getting it.

Read an excerpt:
Opening the door, she steps onto the patio and smiles at Eryk. Her eyes are drawn to some movement behind him and she looks up to see Chase walking in from the woods. He is wearing his pants low on his hips and no shirt. Her breath catches as she notices his rippling muscles and the light traces of a six pack on his abs. When her eyes finally roam up to his face, she feels her cheeks heat up. His self-satisfied smile tells her he saw her checking him out.

Eryk clears his throat. “Good morning.”

Violca swears she must be beet red. She smiles at Eryk. “Morning, I just wanted to invite you guys in for eggs and sausage.”

Scott peaks his head out of the tent. “Did you say sausage?”

“Yep, do you want to join us?”

“Hell yeah,” Scott replies, crawling out from the tent.

Violca’s eyes widen. Scott is also in only a pair of jeans, no shirt, and Violca smiles thinking Linda and the girls would be mad to find out that she is the first to see him with his shirt off. She hears a growl and turns to see Chase watching her. “Be careful, I think there is an animal close by,” she says, wondering where that sound came from. “It shouldn’t be too much longer.”

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Leilani Love is a proud mother of two very active boys. A military wife she loves getting to meet new people wherever they move. She loves to read books crossing many genres. Her love affair with dragons started when she was young and one day dreams of having her own dragon and black panther.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

'Hell's Bounty' by Kayden Claremont


Hell’s Bounty
by Kayden Claremont

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BLURB:

Raven Hart, a succubus bounty hunter for Hell, is on a hunt. With her query in sight, she hits a brick wall, or rather the very hard chest of a giant sexy man. She might have lost the prize for now, but she's a winner when the hottie wants to get physical.

Marcus Dionysius, a Nephilim working for Heaven, has one mission—to prevent Hell’s beauty from stealing souls meant for the higher plane. But he soon realizes he’s met his sexual match. She’s naughty enough to tempt his senses, but her innocence means he can’t walk away when she needs him most.

Working together to discover who’s snatching souls from Heaven, they realize the true danger is falling in love.

Read an excerpt:
Raven looked over at him. “Marcus, this is the coroner, Doctor Hill. Doc, this is my new partner, Detective Marcus Dionysius.”

Marcus extended his hand to the doctor, but he just paced back and forth, ignoring the proffered handshake. “Oh, my dear, you shouldn’t see this.”

“Doc, I’m a detective. There isn’t much I haven’t seen.” Raven’s no-nonsense tone had no effect on the doctor. “No, dear, not this time.” He took her by the elbow and led her a few feet away from the body. Shaking his head, he continued, “This time it’s too personal. You don’t need to see this.” He pointed at the body on the ground. “It’s Stephen, my dear.”

Marcus watched shock flash across her face for a moment before she got control again. She wasn’t expecting to see her late partner. She hadn’t done this, but that didn’t clear her of the other attacks.

The captain was sleazy. Everyone in heaven and hell knew it. And everyone thought that because Raven worked so closely with him, she was part of his plan. Marcus hoped the sexy succubus wasn’t connected with hell’s mess. He moved closer to the body.

Doctor Hill glanced at him and stopped talking.

Clearing his throat, Marcus said softly to Raven, “I’ll handle this if you’re not up to it. The captain can assign another detective to work the case with me.”

Raven looked up at him, anger flaring in her eyes as she answered, “What do you think I am? Some fragile female who can’t do her job?”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kayden loves sexy, well-crafted stories of lust and love. Her sensuous style drives the characters in lustful romps.

Her paranormal erotic novella, Hell’s Bounty is published by The Wild Rose Press.

She is a member of Sisters in Crime International; Sisters in Crime Toronto; Sisters in Crime Toronto Executive; Romance Writers of America, Toronto Romance Writers.

When she’s not at her day job she’s crafting more tales of love or spending time with her husband and children.

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Email at: KaydenClaremont@bell.net
Blog: KaydenClaremont@wordpress.com

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Catch a new thriller with Paul Kyriazi's books

Looking for a new thriller? Check out author Paul Kyriazi. Many of these also come with a free audio book download with purchase on Kindle. Click on a book cover for more information!


CIA agent James McKnight has three problems...amnesia...the Mafia ...and his addiction to the ultimate woman. Can he trust her?

Includes a free link to download the 3.7 hr. audio-book narrated by Frank Sinatra Jr. Performed by Robert Culp, Nancy Kwan, David Hedison, Henry Silva Alan Young, Gary Lockwood, Edd Byrnes, Don Stroud, H.M. Wynant & Barbara Leigh.

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Thirty-eight year old Julia Rodriguez loves her young boyfriend, Robert. He loves living the high life with her. But when her money runs out and the glamorous trips end, he walks out on her. Soon after, Julia runs into her old friend Vicki Hawkins, who's now dealing blackjack in Las Vegas. Vicki also needs money and has a plan to scam a casino, so she invites Julia to go partners with her. The two women descend into a terrorizing situation where Julia's dubious past survival skills are put to the test.

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My Casino Caper, (also included as a novella) happened in 1977 when EDD Kookie' BYRNES, (Grease, 77 Sunset Strip) won three million dollars in Las Vegas. Immediately, he was stalked by a thug for his winnings. In this memoir, Edd finally reveals what actually happened.

Justice is Mine, by Paul Kyriazi, concerns a bizarre Hollywood studio accident that leads a man to a mysterious woman. In Wicked Players, also by Kyriazi, two women team up to scam a casino blackjack game.

Included in this 3 novella book, is a free download of the 77 min. audio-book My Casino Caper, performed by Edd Byrnes, Alan Young, David Hedison, Michael Callan and Henry Silva.

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Changing lives since 1998, this is the original course taught at The Learning Annex & SpyFest, now expanded & updated for 2012. With 354 pages of information to upgrade all areas of your life.

Chapters include: Re-invent Yourself, Bond Symbols for Change, Your Base of Operations, Your Appearance, The Bond Personality, Bond and His Cash, Your Bond Car, Bond Girls, Resort Hotels, Bond on the Job, Casino Gambling, Your Mission, Upgrading Your Image, The Greatest Adventure, The Ultimate Secret of Women, & much more.

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About the author:

Paul Kyriazi has directed 22 movie stars in his six feature films and five full-cast audio-books; including Rod Taylor, Robert Culp, Adam West, Russ Tamblyn & George Chakiris. He has a BA in Film from San Francisco State University. He wrote and directed the movie 'Omega Cop' starring Adam 'Batman' West. The audio-book productions of his novels have film-quality sound effects and music, making them 'audio-movies' of sorts.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

'Amelia's Agenda (A Neighborly Affair #2)' by Linda Davis


Description:

David Allen's obsession with Amelia Harding is out of control. Even as he tries to pull away, he begins to see her everywhere. He senses something isn't right with the college student, and as their relationship turns into a risky game of domination and submission, he wonders whether he can really trust her. His feelings become justified as he discovers that Amelia is harboring her own dark secret, and he may be her only hope at salvation. But as David's preoccupation with Amelia continues to grow, he begins to realize that he's willing to risk everything to protect her.

The only question, is she willing to accept his help at all?

Approximate Length 5,800 words (a short story)


Excerpt: 

David had a full day of teaching at the university beginning the next morning. He brought his lunch out to the student quad as he did most days on campus. He loved looking at the students going by and sees how this small version of a city thrived during the day. As he was finishing his lunch he noticed a tall blonde woman with short hair and a very short skirt she is Amelia’s fiends who accompanied her to David’s class the other day. She is holding hands with a tall man with brown hair and a muscular chest. Amelia’s friend was in fit shape as could be seen by her muscular legs and arms. But she is still feminine and all women. The man is more muscular and probably played football. David looked them with his eyes as the couple walked through campus toward the dorms. Suddenly they stopped and when they thought they were out of sight the man started to kiss the woman passionately and his hands started to explore her body starting with her breasts. 

This sight intrigued David. He wondered if they were on their way back to her dorm or his dorm for some mid-afternoon sex. The voyeur in him could not help himself and he started to get up and move toward the couple with the remains of his lunch in tow. David is very careful not to tag to close to the couple as to tip them off but close enough so he knew where they were going and he would not lose them in the maze of dorm rooms. 

Finally they stopped at a building in the far corner of the campus it was secluded and out of the way a perfect place to meet. The couple went into the building after a moment of fitting a key into the lock. David was at least one building behind them, using the building as cover. He started to think that this was stupid he probably would not be able to see them and there was no way he would be able to get into the dorm building even if he is a professor at the university. Then David saw movement in one of the first floor dorm rooms. He saw that the couple he had been following was in the room. He could not believe his luck it was the perfect dorm room for a voyeur. David looked around, he could not see anyone. The busy campus scene that he has been in the middle of had disappeared as he followed this couple to their dorm room. He slowly approached the dorm building where the couple was housed. David began to stealthily approach the window of the dorm room. David noticed that the window did not have a shade. As he slowly approached the window to look inside he suddenly jumped back. A woman’s buttocks smashed into the window being squeezed by the window. The couple had already started their activities. Of course the couple did not notice David they were busy with each other. 


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Author Bio

Linda Davis - (1979 - ) Linda was born in Long Beach, California where she lived throughout her childhood. Linda left California for Chicago attending the University of Chicago for undergraduate work. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, Hugh Davis and her three Children. Linda has always been a writer, writing plays during her time at college. Linda wrote three plays while pursing her undergraduate degree. Her plays were known for her sexual themes and edgy characters. Linda enjoys writing erotic romance because it transport her to a world very different from the world she lives in. Linda loves creating character that are so free in expressing her sexuality. She hopes that her audience becomes transport to this world by reading her stories.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

'McKnight's Memory' by Paul Kyrizai


Blurb:

CIA agent James McKnight has three problems....amnesia...the Mafia...and an addiction to the ultimate woman. Can he trust her?

Read an excerpt:
McKnight picked up a table lamp and threw it against the wall.

The crash made Carla spin around. “What?” She saw McKnight standing there in a silent rage. “Jim.....what's wrong?....What's happened?”

“Somebody just tried to kill me at the mall.”

“Oh my God.....Are you all right?”

“If it hadn't been for some security guard, I'd be dead right now.”

Carla studied McKnight’s angered face. “I'm sorry.....,” she said.

“….But it started me thinking....thinking about you,” McKnight continued.

“What?....What about?”

“I've been thinking that for the last two days you've been healthy....extremely healthy....day and night. Then when I decide to go out, suddenly you have a headache.”

“So?....So what?” she said, now getting defensive.

“Maybe you're part of what's been happening to me, all of which is bad. Maybe you're part of the Masenetti organization.” 
Carla stood silent, holding in her temper. 
“Maybe you made a phone call when I left here,” McKnight continued. “A phone call to get me killed. So just answer me straight, are you working for whoever is trying to kill me.”

“What a God damned stupid question to ask a woman who's been climbing in and out of your bed for the last three months. I think you’re becoming paranoid as hell.”

“I might be paranoid,” he said, pulling back his anger a tad. “I'll give you that. But somebody wants me dead. And somebody tipped off the killer that I was going to the mall. And you know what? I think it was you.” McKnight pulled out his pistol and held it at hip level aiming at her. 
Carla took a step back. “Oh, my God. What's the gun for?”

“What do you think, Carla?” McKnight raised up the gun and aimed at Carla’s chest. 
“Don't point that at me....Jim....stop....”

McKnight pulled the trigger and fired.

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About the author:

Paul Kyriazi has directed 22 movie stars in his six feature films and five full-cast audio-books; including Rod Taylor, Robert Culp, Adam West, Russ Tamblyn & George Chakiris. He has a BA in Film from San Francisco State University. He wrote and directed the movie 'Omega Cop' starring Adam 'Batman' West. The audio-book productions of his novels have film-quality sound effects and music, making them 'audio-movies' of sorts.