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In The Black by Cynthia Rayne

Title: In The Black
Series: Black Star Security Series
Author: Cynthia Rayne
Genre: Romance
Publication Date: May 21, 2018 
A Hero's Scars
Former Navy SEAL, Quentin Zane, was battle-scarred long before he joined the military. As a child, his father put him through hell. One terrible night, he lost everything. Since then, the only bright spot in his life has been Ellie King. And he'll stop at nothing to protect her, even if it means unleashing the blackness within. 
Broken but determined
After many false starts, Ellie finally left her abusive boyfriend and fled to her brother's place. But her ex is hatching a plan to kill innocent people, and she has to stop him.
With Zane's help, she'll put him behind bars. Ellie's known her big brother's best friend for years, but she's never truly seen Zane before. Will they stop a madman from killing? And will they heal each other's wounds?

 


Cynthia Rayne is the USA TODAY bestselling author of the Black Star Security Series, the Lone Star Mobster Series and the Four Horsemen MC Series. While Cynthia was born and raised a damn Yankee in Ohio, her parents hail from Dixie, and she grew up on homemade buttermilk biscuits and southern wisdom. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, reading way too many romance novels, and drinking a truly obscene amount of coffee.

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Not Marriage Material by Violet Paige

 

Author Name: Violet Paige
Genre: Contemp Romance
Release Date: 5/16

 

 BOOK ONE Tick-tock…that’s the sound of my biological clock.   I have a plan to have a baby on my own, But one night with my old high school crush changes everything. Professional athlete. Player. Billionaire. I don’t care. There’s nothing I want more than a baby, and he’s ready to give me exactly what I want. There’s just one tiny catch.   Jeremy: If I want to inherit the family fortune I need a wife and a baby. No one said anything about love. Let’s make this simple. Evie is gorgeous, single, and our chemistry lights the sheets on fire. I’ll make her my wife. She’ll have our kid. Only I never expect to want more of her. Now I spend the nights making sure my name’s on her lips and her naked body is next to mine. We have to convince everyone this marriage is real, but what if the tables turn on me? What if there’s nothing fake about us? I’m the man meant to keep this family together, and I’ll do whatever it takes to prove it to her. BOOK 2 It’s official…I’m a fake wife in a fake marriage. But we’re going to have a baby, And nothing is more real than that.   Jeremy I swore things would be simple. No strings. No love. But on our honeymoon, we barely come up for air, and that’s when I realize Evie is my wife in every way. I can’t get enough of her. I don’t want to. Now she’s having my baby. I’m not sure I can be the man she needs me to be. But I swear, I’ll do what it takes to keep our new family together.

 


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USA Today Bestselling Author, Violet Paige, is a wine and coffee-loving mama who loves sports and writes about the delicious men on and off the field. When she's not writing, you can find her baking and spending time at the beach with her family. Open a book, raise the score and enjoy the men of Violet Paige.

 

Intoxicated By You by Kristin Mayer

Title: Intoxicated By You
Series: An Exposed Hearts Novel Standalone
Author: Kristin Mayer
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 21, 2018
He'd been mine—until I made the biggest mistake of my life.
I thought if I put enough time and distance between us, my heart could forget him.
I thought wrong.
Drake Foster owns my heart, my entire being. He always will.
As the pieces of what happened to us begin to fall into place, I realize our relationship had been sabotaged.
We'd​ been pawns​ in a game neither of us knew we were playing, and our relationship was the price we paid.
Now, we must find our way together ​before it's too late.

Drake shifted his hold on me as he climbed the stairs, which brought my thoughts back to the oh-so-familiar feeling of being in his arms. Goose bumps formed along my skin where he touched me. Two years apart from him had done nothing but amp up my desire for him.
He paused at the door. “Why are you nervous, Lex?”
Lex. He was the only one who ever called me Lex, and it still did things to me—made me feel like I was still his.
Outside his door, we stared into each other’s eyes. “You know why I’m nervous. It’s been two years since we saw each other, spoke to each other.”
“Don’t be. I’m still just me. The same man I was two years ago.”
Not according to Dad.
Regret surged through me, and I blinked a few times. “Yes, of course. I figured facing a large crowd would be awkward after what I did. I deserve it if you hate me.”
It was too much; I had to break eye contact. If he hated me, I wouldn’t be able to stand it. Why does it feel so right to be near him? In just mere minutes, my world felt fuller than it had for the last two years. This was why I had to cut off all communication. Drake Foster consumed me.
Shifting his hold on me, he was able to open the door without putting me down. I’d forgotten how strong he was. “I could never hate you.” The softness in his voice brought me up short, and I blinked several times to clear my thoughts. Gently, he set me down. “Let me get the first aid kit. It’s in my room.”
“Thanks.”
My body instantly missed his touch. If only I could be back in his arms. He deserved to know what happened two years ago. But the knowledge that my dad hadn’t approved of him might hurt him more. Drake had loved my dad. They’d been close. Which was why my father’s last letter telling me to end things with Drake had gutted me. How could I even consider spending the rest of my life with a man my father didn’t approve of? When I’d first read the letter, I hadn’t been myself. I’d felt like a stranger in my own skin. And now that I was in Drake’s presence again, I felt doubt at my father’s words for the first time.
Did I make the wrong choice?
I shook my head and tried to get my thoughts straight. Drake’s place was just as I remembered—masculine. The furniture was solid wood—handmade by Drake’s father, Ike. Things were tidy-ish, as usual. The shirt he wore yesterday was on the back of the couch where he probably removed it to watch TV. A lone beer bottle sat on the table. I had so many memories of us here together—cuddled on the couch as we watched a scary movie, making love by the fireplace, celebrating when I’d been accepted into college with a nearly full scholarship.
It had taken me three years to save up enough money to go to college to study nursing at twenty-one. The scholarship supplemented my savings so I hadn’t needed a loan. It had been a blessing. Being a nurse had been my dream since I was a little girl.
Drake reappeared in the doorway and paused while our eyes met. Time had been good to him, and he looked fit as ever. His T-shirt hugged his muscles and showed off how broad he was.
With a quick shake of his head, he snapped out of it and brought the first aid kit to me. Quickly, I set to work cleaning the cut and putting a Band-Aid over it. “Good as new. Thanks, Drake.”
“Anytime.”
A few moments passed as we stared at each other. I knew I should leave, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I wanted more time.
Finally, Drake said, “Mom told me about the clinic.”
The mention of his parents caused pain to shoot through me. I missed them so much. Weakly, I smiled. “Yes, Skagway is going to finally have a doctor. Hollis is amazing.”
Something shifted within Drake, and he expelled a breath, taking a few steps back while raking his fingers through his hair. “It’s a good thing you’re doing.”
My throat grew thick. “Thanks. Maybe Dad… well, you know.”
He grabbed my hand, and the fierce protectiveness I always associated with Drake came rushing back. “I know. He’d be proud.”

I had made a terrible mistake leaving Drake Foster.
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Kristin Mayer is a wife and proud mother. Since an early age, she has always enjoyed reading and writing. While visiting her father one weekend, he suggested that she should take up writing again. With family and a career, she didn’t give it a lot of thought, until a story entered her mind and wouldn’t leave. 
At the beginning of 2013, she decided to sit down and write it all down, but she kept it to herself. One sentence developed into two, and before she knew it, she had the makings of a novel. Kristin tries to live life to the fullest during every moment. She loves to travel, meet new people, and mark items off of her bucket list. She loves to hear from her readers by email at kristinmayerwrites@gmail.com, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKristinMayer/ , on Twitter @author_Kristin, and on Instagram at kristin.mayer . Visit her at https://www.authorkristinmayer.com/
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