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Book Tour & Giveaway with Excerpt & Review! No Cowboys No Angles (Mystery Angel Romance #1) Petie McCarty!

 

 

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Hello READERS! Today we have Petie McCarty joining us to tell us all about her the first book in her new romantic suspense series – No Cowboys No Angels! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

 

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

 


No Cowboys No Angels
The Mystery Angel Romances Book 1
by Petie McCarty
Genre: Romantic Suspense


Kellen Brand's inheritance turns out to be a whopper—one dilapidated farm in West Virginia and one guardian angel!

 

Since Kellen is convinced no sane woman would choose to live in Riverside, she vows to sell her farm and quick. Her handsome neighbor Luke Kenyon must block the farm sale or risk exposure of his family's secrets. While Kellen has located one potential buyer, she faces a town full of objectors. Someone is trying to frighten her off, and Luke is forced to step in and rescue her more than once.

 

Unfortunately, Kellen can't seem to stay out of trouble. She stumbles onto a clandestine hazardous-waste-dumping operation next to her farm, and she prays Luke has one more rescue up his sleeve. It's her only hope of staying alive.

Unless her mother really did leave her a guardian angel …


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This mystery romance keeps readers in suspense regarding the romance and the mysterious angels all the way through the steady to fast paced plot. The characters are strong, compelling and easily draw readers into their story which is a pretty rocky romance as this relationship starts off on the wrong foot. The heroine and hero both have some communication issues and the heroine is a bit hard to relate to in some circumstances because she has such contradicting traits. On one hand some of her issues are easily understood and her motivations make sense but then in regards to others they aren’t really clear but the she keep readers interested in what’s happening. The sparks flying between Luke and Kellan keeps the relationship on the edge as readers can never guess whether those sparks are going to lead to another clash of wills or a steamy kiss.

 

The suspense of the relationship also builds due to another suitor for Kellan, one she has a past with and is still close to. The danger and excitement of the story comes from some unscrupulous characters that won’t hesitate to do violence and a mean spirited sheriff. Readers are kept guessing whether there really is a guardian angel and just who he or she is. While some of the events that happen during the excitement and danger of the story is a little on the predictable side, the story is most entertaining and during all the revelations made toward the end of the story readers will want to read the next intriguing mystery in the series.

 

 

 

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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42766475-no-cowboys-no-angels

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/no-cowboys-no-angels-the-mystery-angel-romances-book-1-by-petie-mccarty

 


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No Cowboys No Angels is the 1st book in the Mystery Angel Romance series.


Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/series/160471-mystery-angel-romances

 

 


2 No Angels for Christmas (April 2019)
3 The Angel and the SEAL (June 2019)


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EXCERPT 1


The frigid water closed in over Kellen, and she lashed out with both arms to force her head above the surface for a desperate breath. Her hiking boots would sign her death warrant. They already felt like concrete blocks. She had only minutes, maybe seconds, to keep herself afloat. She thrashed again, and this time her face barely cleared the water’s surface. She was ready and screamed with all her might.


Icy water filled her eyes, and her arms stroked har to keep her mouth above the water long enough to grab a precious lungful of air. She scissored her legs to help her dwindling buoyancy, but the physical act was so difficult with the boots on, her muscles screamed with the effort.


How many more times can I get a breath? Two, maybe three?


Her arm muscles strained in revolt as she scissored her legs again. She plummeted farther after each thrust, and her best effort barely pushed her mouth and nose above the surface. She didn’t scream again. There was no one around to hear, and she couldn’t spare the strength. Less than a minute had passed since she’d hit the freezing water.


Downward she stroked her arms hard, but the heavy flannel shirt dragged against the motion. She opened her eyes to see the surface, and at the peak of her thrust, her lips were still underwater. She tried to scissor her legs, but she had nothing left. She feared she would sink and flailed both arms upward. Death hovered at her shoulder, near as the blackest of shadows beneath the dock, tangible enough that she could reach out and touch the darkness. Another stroke downward, and she jerked her head back, ready to grab a breath. She could see a blurred shadow moving overhead. Hope buoyed her efforts to escape from the frigid arms of the river drawing her down, and she forced her way to the surface.


A huge hand plunged into the icy water and grabbed her right arm. Kellen felt her body straining toward the surface. The second her mouth was exposed to the air, she gasped for a breath. A cough wracked her frame and threatened the tenuous hold of the mighty hand on her arm. She sunk back down, her eyes filled with water, and her vision blurred. She knew she weighed a ton—with the soaked clothing and boots—and panicked thinking the hand couldn’t hold on. Yet she was dragged higher until another hand grabbed the back of her shirt, and her body careened up and sideways onto the deck. The mighty hands released her, and she clutched at the wooden planks to be sure she was far enough from the precipice to the icy water. She heaved two successive gasps, and a hard sob wracked her frame.


Two strong arms tugged her upright. She blinked rapidly to clear her blurred vision and saw Luke’s face, his dark eyes wide. Nothing had ever looked so good to her in all her life. With another hard sob, she threw herself into his arms and broke into tears. The brush with death shattered all her resolve and kindled emotions buried in the deepest recesses of her heart.


He yanked her roughly to him and clutched her tight to his chest, mumbling soothing words into her ear. His warmth seeped into her, and she clung to him like her lifeline, digging her fingers into his back, unwilling to let go and unable to stop crying.


“I almost d-drowned,” she stuttered, her face buried against his warm and now soaked chest.


“Good Lord, I know,” he rumbled and crushed her even tighter against him.


“If you had been a minute later,” she wheezed and tried to look up at him.


“Don’t even think that!”
She flinched and leaned back. His gaze looked hard and unyielding.


“Just be glad I got here in time,” he whispered harshly, and his eyes went black as onyx. He cupped her cheeks, lowered his mouth, and gently brushed his lips against hers.


The sizzle of heat shot straight to her heart and warmed her from the inside out. All she could manage was a nod. His kiss twisted all her wild emotions into a spinning vortex, allowing her only to react without thought, and she leaned in to kiss him again.

 

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Petie spent a large part of her career working at Walt Disney World -- "The Most Magical Place on Earth" -- where she enjoyed working in the land of fairy tales by day and creating her own romantic fairy tales by night, including her new series, The Cinderella Romances. She eventually said good-bye to her "day" job to write her stories full-time. These days Petie spends her time writing sequels to her regency time travel series, Lords in Time, and her cozy-mystery-with-a-dash-of-romantic-suspense series, the Mystery Angel Romances.

 

Petie shares her home on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee with her horticulturist husband, a spoiled-rotten English Springer spaniel addicted to pimento-stuffed green olives, and a noisy Nanday conure named Sassy who made a cameo appearance in Angel to the Rescue.

 

 

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Book Tour & Giveaway with Excerpt! Dressing Mr. Dalton by Charlotte Byrd!

 

 

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Hello READERS! Join me today as I welcome Charlotte Byrd back for another visit! Today she is going to share the news of her newest contemporary romance, Dressing Mr. Dalton! Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway!

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

 

 

Dressing Mr. Dalton
by Charlotte Byrd
Genre: Contemporary Romance


“Women who color their own hair do not go out with movie stars!”

 

So, what am I doing going on a date with him?

 

I’m a wardrobe stylist with a resume full of fake job experience (when my resume was accurate no one wanted to hire me). I drive a crappy car and I have $37.58 in my bank account.

 

He is People’s Sexiest Man Alive who lives in a beach house (read: mansion) in Malibu.


We are all wrong for each other for a number of reasons. The main one being: I hate everything about him.

 

Finn Dalton is arrogant, cocky, and self-involved.

 

He thinks he’s God’s gift to women and the fact that he has bedded almost every available (and unavailable) woman in Hollywood supports that theory.

 

I hate him…so what am I doing here? Why do I keep saying yes?

 

Yes, to a date. Yes, to a kiss. Yes, to this.

 

And what happens when the one person who is all wrong is the only one who’s right?

 

**This is a standalone contemporary romance.


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AVAILABLE in print or ebook

 

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“Oh, that’s right.” I take a deep breath. “I was just wondering…why you ask me here?”

 

Finn puts the water down and takes a few steps closer to me.

 

For some unknown reason, I take a step back.
“What are you doing?” I ask.


He doesn’t say a word.

Instead, he takes another step closer to me.

Now, my back is all the way against the door of the pantry.

He’s standing as close to me as we stood when we were dancing.

I can feel him breathing with my body.

 

“I like you, Chloe,” he says very slowly and deliberately.

 

I bite my lower lip.

 

He takes his hand and runs his fingers along my neck.

 

I close my eyes.

 

I feel his finger along my lower lip.

 

As if it were possible, he pushes himself even closer to me.

 

When I open my eyes, I see him closing his.

 

His eyelashes are long and delicate, and his face is completely relaxed.

 

Ever so lightly, his lips touch mine.

 

Almost without my consent, my mouth starts to move along with his. His lips are soft and powerful, pushing against mine. At first, he’s gentle.


He takes his time.

 

His tongue slowly makes its way and finds mine, but then our dance gains strength.

 

He buries his hands in my hair, cradling my head, maneuvering as he sees fit.

 

It’s as if he takes full possession of me, and I let him.

 

I want him to.

 

It feels good not to be in control for once.

 

For a few moments, the rest of the world ceases to exist.

 

There’s only Finn and me, and as long as our lips remain locked, nothing else matters.

 

But then he pulls away.

 

He looks into my eyes, and I remember that there’s a whole other world out there.

Perhaps, what we have is fleeting and delicate and can disappear at any moment.

 

“I’ve wanted to do that for a long time,” Finn says.

 

“Really?”

 

“Yes. Ever since I first saw you.”

 

I smile. “I doubt that.”

 

“Oh, yeah?”

 

“The first time you saw me, I spilled orange juice all over you and you freaked out. Remember?”


His face flushes.

 

Wait, what is that?

 

“Are you blushing?” I ask. “I was just joking.”


“That was not my finest moment. I’m sorry.”

 

I shrug. “It’s okay. I shouldn’t have brought it up.”

 

For a moment, both of us seem at a loss as to what to do next.

 

This isn’t like in a movie.

 

People in movies start kissing, then fall into bed together.

 

But to get to bed, you have to walk through 3,000 square feet of house, and the transition is a little bit less fluid.

 

I look up at him.

 

His eyes are twinkling again, and he’s smiling his crooked smile at me.

 

“You’re a good kisser,” I say.

 

“So are you.”

 

I nod.

 

He leans closer to me again.

He was never more than a step away, but now we’re breathing the same air again.


This time, I make the move.

 

I want to shut the whole world out again.

 

I reach up to him and run my fingers over his smooth lips.

 

His breathing speeds up, catching me off guard.

 

I thought he’d be such a natural at this (getting girls into bed), but he looks nervous. Is that really him or is it just my imagination?

 

I run my fingers over his lips from one side to another.

 

I pull his lower lip down, feeling the soft, moist flesh on the inside.

 

I look up at him.

 

His eyes meet mine and we each dare each other to look away first.

 

I find a new source of courage, coming like a secret spring from somewhere deep inside of me.

 

Unlike our first kiss, the passion of this moment is like a smoldering coal, glowing in the aftermath of a fire.

 

Hot, but quiet.

 

I run my fingers over the outline of his face.

 

I push back the loose strands of hair that keep falling into his eyes.


His hair is soft and welcoming to my touch.

 

I linger around his ear and slowly make my way to his earlobe.

 

Then it hits me.

 

Touch is an amazing sense.

 

The sensation is completely different, depending on how hard I touch. Pressing too hard makes me feel the underlying strength of the thing that I’m pressing against, but touching something slowly and deliberately, produces a whole new sensation.

 

The kind that sends goose bumps up my arms.

 

I must’ve known this all along, but this is the first time I’m consciously experiencing it.

 

I run my fingers along his neck.

 

I’m sure that he shaved not long ago, but a few stubborn hairs are already making a resurgence.

 

“You feel nice,” I say.

 

He opens his eyes and meets mine.

 

“I can’t stand your teasing anymore,” he says and presses his lips onto mine again.

 

I’m swept away by his passion.

 

I kiss him back, burying my hands in his hair.

 

I feel his fingers running up and down my back.

 

He squeezes my shoulders over and over again.

 

He pushes me against the pantry door again, and it makes a noise as our bodies slam into it over and over.

 

My knees start to buckle.

 

I feel myself going limp and slowly slide down to the floor.

 

He follows me.

 

Suddenly, we’re both on our knees.

 

A moment later, I’m lying on the floor and he’s on top of me.


We’re moving as one.

 

We’re dancing to the same silent rhythm.

 

Then, something feels off.

 

I’m not sure where it comes from, but suddenly, I feel queasy. Perhaps, it’s from the surge of adrenaline that rushes through my body.

 

“Um, Finn,” I say, pushing him away from me.

 

He sits up.

 

“I feel sick,” I manage to say.

 

And then I throw up.

 

All over his tile floor.


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$20 Amazon

 

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Charlotte Byrd is the bestselling author of many contemporary romance novels. She lives in Southern California with her husband, son, and a crazy toy Australian Shepherd. She loves books, hot weather and crystal blue waters.

 


Website - http://www.charlotte-byrd.com/

 

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Book Blitz - Shopping For A Baby’s First Christmas

 

Shopping for a Baby’s First Christmas

By: Julia Kent

(Shopping, #15)

Publication date: December 6th 2018
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance

 

My mother wants all her kids and grandkids to spend Christmas Eve at her house and wake up on Christmas morning together.

 

Sounds reasonable, right?

And it would be.

If it weren’t my mother.

 

My husband, Declan, is protesting any involvement, though he’s openly intrigued by the idea of claiming his territory by suggesting we have sex in my childhood bed.

 

And by ‘suggest,’ I mean make a series of really hot offers that make me whimper when I have to say no.

 

Wait – why am I saying no again?

 

Mom has turned her house into a Christmas showcase that makes Frankenmuth look like the picked-over clearance rack at Target on December 26. You know those crazy people on Etsy who make felted gnomes out of belly button lint and use … a certain kind of hair… to make thatched roofs on little decorative elf homes?

 

Those people are saner than my mother.

 

There is no force of nature stronger — and more emotionally volatile — than a fifty-something grandmother determined to create holiday memories.

 

Wait a minute. Maybe there is.

 

My husband.

 

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“Mmmmm,” I hear myself purring as I open my eyes in the big king-size bed at our Victorian B&B here in the Berkshires. A bed that I can stretch out in, because I smell coffee from afar and Dec isn’t between the sheets.

 

Neither is our seven-month-old daughter, Ellie.

 

I have the entire bed to myself. I might be married to a billionaire, but when you’re the mother of a clingy baby, this right here is true luxury.

 

A whiff of cinnamon accompanies that coffee and now I wonder if I’m dreaming. My naked body rolls against the high-thread-count Egyptian cotton and my legs are smooth. As I stretch, I realize my nipples are free. No one is touching me.

 

This must be a dream.

 

In real life, there would be a baby babbling “Da da da da da” in tones that either mean happiness, terror, hunger, or plain old pay-attention-to-me-now-because-I-am-the-center-of-the-universe, you-underling.

 

But not now.

 

In real life, there are always busy fingers exploring my ears and pulling my earrings and poking into my my mouth when I try to talk on the phone.

 

And in real life, little teeth bite down, hard, when my milk runs out.

 

So I must be dreaming, because as I open my eyes, a handsome, hot, endlessly naked man is smiling at me, hair tousled over his forehead as he holds two steaming mugs of coffee and says in a low, happy voice, “You’re up!”

 

 

 

Author Bio:

 

Gillian has a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering but prefers to spend her time on happily ever after. She writes the kind of stories she loves to read—the hotter the better!

 

When Gillian’s not pounding away on the keyboard, she can be found surfing the couch indulging in her latest reality tv fixation, baking something ridiculously tasty (and horrible for her waist line) or snuggling with her husband.

 

Home is currently in the wilds of Nevada with her amazing husband, ridiculously cute kiddo, and goofy dog.

 

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Book Tour & Giveaway with Excerpt & Guest Post! Beyond Earth Series (Books 1 & 2) Talia Jager!

 

 

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ABOUT THE BOOKS

 

 

Without Hesitation
Beyond Earth Book 1
by Talia Jager
Genre: NA LGBT SciFi Romance


Without Hesitation is set a thousand years in the future. Earth has become a wasteland. Humans traveled into space to colonize other suitable planets. Labels and stereotypes are a thing of the past and gender and sexual identity are as fluid as love as humans strive to survive. Here we meet Everleigh, the commander of her ship named Nirvana. She is under the control of an evil madman, Caspar, who keeps her family captive. He sends her to Valinor to abduct the Empress Akacia. When she arrives, she is taken back by Akacia’s beauty and when the Empress fights back, Everleigh realizes she has met her match.

 

**This book is an LGBTQ story with a female/female relationship.**


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Painted Skies
Beyond Earth Book 2

 


Akacia and Everleigh have been apart for almost an earthmonth. Both still reeling from recent events, they try to get their lives back on track. They soon find out an evil from their past has resurfaced and their lives and home planet Valinor are in danger. Side-by-side once again, they find themselves fighting for love, peace, and their homes.

 

**This is an LGBT story with a female/female relationship.**


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~Without Hesitation~

 

 

**FREE at all retailers!!**

 

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~Painted Skies~

 

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Without Hesitation is in two POVs: Everleigh, Commander of the spacecraft Nirvana, and Akacia, Empress of the planet, Valinor.

 

 

1)
Everleigh’s POV:


My eyes searched the room and when my eyes land on her, my breath caught. She was even more beautiful in this setting. Her blonde hair was braided to the side. A small, delicate crown sat on her head. Those stunning blue eyes of hers were outlined in the same hue as the form-fitting, blue and silver outfit she wore. It seemed to be some sort of armor, but it was one that hugged her every dip, curve, and slope.


Stop thinking of her like that. She was a target. That’s it. That’s all.

 

 

2)
Akacia’s POV:


Without such much as a gasp she sat up with a wild look in her eyes and looked around the room frantically. I stayed in the chair watching as she looked around and then down at her wound. Finally, her golden eyes found mine.


“Empress.”


“I’m here,” I answered, going to her side. “It’s good you’re awake. Are you in any pain?”


Her eyes searched mine, like she was looking for an answer for a question that I didn’t ask. She shook her head. A slight grimace on her face was the only sign she was in pain. “You fixed me.”


“Your injuries weren’t that bad.”


“Thanks.”


“You can thank me by returning me to my planet,” was my firm response.
“I saved your life, too. Shouldn’t we be even?”


She was right, though I wasn’t giving in. I just needed some time to figure out how to get back home. “I am the Empress. My people depend on me.
Can I at least call and tell them I’m alive?”


“Fine, but you cannot tell them where you are.”


“And where am I?”


She held my eyes. “The Nirvana.”


I knew the name, Nirvana. It was a ship of criminals that were wanted by the Authority for a long list of crimes including stealing and murder. I swallowed hard. What in the universe did the Nirvana want with me? My heart pounded, and I took deep breaths to calm myself down. Don’t show fear. Get word to Valinor. Bristow can figure out where I am. “Your reputation precedes you.”


“Then you know just how lethal we are.” She shifted like she was uncomfortable. “Let’s get to the bridge.”


“You should rest.” I didn’t know why I was still concerned about her wellbeing, but I was.

 

 

3)
Akacia’s POV:


“Oh, bugger!” she muttered from her dressing room.


“What?”


“I’m stuck.” She giggled. “I’m going to find the sales lady to help.”


“No! I’ll help. Open your door.”


A few seconds passed before I heard the lock click. She opened the door and I walked in and locked it behind me.


“Zipper’s stuck.” She moved her hair so I could see.


I struggled with the zipper for a minute before working it loose. I pulled it down exposing the intricate tattoos down her back. “Wow…”


Pink flamed her cheeks. “Phases of our moon, Oro.”


I trailed my fingers down her back and she shuddered. It took everything in me not to lean in and kiss her. Our eyes met in the mirror. Her blue eyes were wide with curiosity and bright with anticipation. She tilted her head to the side just enough to expose the long line of her neck and that made my heart speed out of control. I closed the small space between us and let my lips touch her skin. Her breath hitched. She was so warm, so soft, and so perfect.


My lips trailed soft kisses up to her ear, she trembled and let out a low moan. I circled her waist with one arm to steady her. My heart felt like it was going to jump out of my body. Every inch of my skin warmed.


Akacia turned so that we were face to face and her hand came up to cup my cheek. I rested my hands on her waist. Her gaze darted from my eyes to my lips. She muttered something about hesitation and then her soft, supple lips were on mine.


It was my turn to be surprised. Nobody had ever been so bold, but I was only startled for a beat before I seized her lips and deepened the kiss.
When Akacia pulled away the tiniest of moans escaped my mouth. A smile played on her lips that I swear tasted like honey. She tangled her hands in my hair at the back of my neck.


There was a knock on the door. “Do you need help?”


Akacia giggled and I answered, “No. Just another minute.”

 

 

4)
Everleigh’s POV:

 

I stood quietly for a moment just thinking about the kiss that we just shared. She was so beautiful and I felt different when I was with her. So alive. I wanted to hold her and keep her safe. I wanted to get to know who she was and make her happy. Why did it have to be her? The Empress that Caspar wanted so badly. Why did I have to fall for her?


As we walked down the corridor, I asked, “What was that thing you said back in the dressing room?”


Her eyes narrowed for a minute before they widened. “Without hesitation. It’s a motto. To live life without hesitation.”

 

 

5)
Everleigh’s POV:

 

 

The planet got bigger and bigger and we rushed toward it far too quickly. Reality hit me as we entered the planet’s gravitational pull. We were going to crash. I couldn’t land, but I slowed the speed of the ship and brought up our shields hoping they’d protect us a little from the heat of entry, maybe even the crash.


We came in fast and I braced myself against the controls.
As we slammed into the ground, my head hit the control panel and blackness surrounded me.

 

 

6)
Akacia’s POV:

 

Caspar grabbed me and held my head under the water. I thrashed trying to get free. My lungs were burning. I couldn’t breathe.

I sat straight up, gasping for breath.


“You’re safe,” Everleigh said from her crouched position in front of me. “You’re having a nightmare.”


Turning to her, I could see the water in her eyes, shimmering in the moonlight, and my stupid heart clenched, thankful that she was here with me. The fear I felt in my dream didn’t leave me though. My chest tightened, and I felt like I couldn’t catch my breath. I was warm, and my head felt all fuzzy as the fear tightened its hold on me. He’d find me. He’d capture me again. I’d never be safe. My heart took off at a gallop and I yanked on my shirt.


I didn’t realize she wasn’t in front of me anymore until I felt her behind me. She scooted up right against my body and put her arm around me. “I’ve got you. You’re safe.”


I hated that her arms made me feel safe. I hated that my heart slowed the longer she held me. I hated that my eyes closed and I fell back to sleep in her arms.

 


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What do you do to unwind and relax?


This happens so rarely, I’m not sure I can answer it. My life is busy. There isn’t much time to relax. Writing is definitely one of the ways I can unwind. Just let my thoughts flow freely out on paper (or screen). It doesn’t have to be the story I’m working on. It can be anything. Also, depending on the mood I’m in when I need to relax affects what I write. When I’m angry, I might calm myself by writing a fight scene. It gets my anger out, I calm down, and relax. If I’m happy, I might write a love scene and find myself dreaming of how it happens.


Other ways I like to calm down are hot showers or sitting in hot tubs, but not a regular tub. For some reason normal baths bore me. Music helps me too. Whether I’m mad and need to play a song really loud and sing at the top of my lungs or just want to chill and listen to something calmer, music feeds my soul and helps me relax.


Of course, I’d be amiss to leave out reading and watching TV. With reading, I enjoy finding myself in another world, pretending to be someone else, and not having any of the worries I usually have. With watching TV, it can be a mindless fun activity to just plop down on the couch and get immersed into a storyline that way.


I enjoy unwinding and relaxing to all these activities, but like I said, it rarely happens for me. Life is busy and I wish I had more time to relax, but it scares me to say that because soon enough I’ll be too old to do anything and I’ll be wishing to be busy again.

 

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Talia is no stranger to labels and judgment. She has slowly been developing her voice for those who need help speaking up. She believes that someday labels will be a thing of the past, that sexuality will be fluid, love will be love, and mental illness will be handled with love and care. Talia is an author with fifteen books published including: Damaged: Natalie’s Story, Teagan’s Story: Her Battle With Epilepsy, If I Die Young, Secret Bloodline, Lost and Found, The Gifted Teens Series, The Between Worlds Series and The Beyond Earth Series. When she’s not writing, she enjoys hiking red rocks or sitting on the beach with a Kindle in her hands and her toes in the ocean.

 

 

 

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Black Edge
Black Edge Series Book 1
by Charlotte Byrd
Genre: NA Dark Contemporary Romance


I don’t belong here.

I’m in way over my head. But I have debts to pay.

They call my name. The spotlight is on. The auction starts.

Mr. Black is the highest bidder. He’s dark, rich, and powerful. He likes to play games.

The only rule is there are no rules.

But it’s just one night.

What’s the worst that can happen?


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Black Rules
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We don’t belong together.

I should have never seen him again after our first night together. But I crave him.

I’m addicted to him. He is my dark pleasure.

Mr. Black is Aiden. Aiden is Mr. Black. Two sides of the same person. Aiden is kind and sweet.Mr. Black is demanding and rule-oriented.

When he invites me back to his yacht, I can’t say no.

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I’m supposed to be his. But then everything goes wrong….


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Black Bounds
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I don’t belong with her.

Born into darkness, life made me a cynic incapable of love.

But then Ellie waltzed in. Innocent, optimistic, kind.

She’s the opposite of what I deserve.

I bought her, but she she stole my heart.

Now my business is going up in flames.

I have only one chance to make it right.

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I don’t cheat on her. There’s no one else.

It’s worse than that. Much worse.

Can we survive this?


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They can take everything from me, but they can’t take her.

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“What kind of contract?”

“A contract that will make you mine.”

This time she’s going to do everything...


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Is this the end of us?

I found a woman I can’t live without.

We’ve been through so much. We’ve had our set backs. But our love is stronger than ever.

We are survivors.

But when they take her from me at the altar, right before she is to become my wife, everything breaks.
I will do anything to free her. I will do anything to make her mine for good.

But is that enough? And what if it's not?


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~Black Contract~

 

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~Black Limit~

 

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Caroline and I both sit there for a few minutes debating whether we should really go through with this.

 

Honestly, I don't know.

 

On one hand, it seems insane.

 

An auction.

 

A sex auction, in this day and age.

 

We’re women.

 

We’re supposed to be liberated and free.

 

We can have sex with anyone we choose.

 

On the other hand, being liberated and free also means that I’m free to participate in an auction if I want.

 

Right?

 

Would this really make me a prostitute?

 

Or do you get some sort of one-night pass?

 

I mean, I’ve had a one night stand before after a really nice dinner.

 

How exactly would this be any different?

 

 

 

I wait on the bed breathing very fast for what feels like forever. My fingers nervously fidget and run along edge of my restraints. I can’t see the robe that I’m wearing, but I know it’s the sexiest thing I’ve ever worn for a man. Plus, the feathers feel very soft and comfortable. It’s like I’m wrapped in luxury.

 

Waiting is pure torture. There’s room in the mask for my eyes to open freely without my eyelashes touching the fabric, but all I see is blackness around me. How long do I have to wait like this? My thoughts keep going back to the amount of money that the mysterious Mr. Black paid for me. $250,000. That’s a lot of money. I wonder what kind of night he is expecting from all of this. To tell you the truth, I’m not the most exciting girl in bed. I’m actually quite boring. I don't like to do a lot and I’m not a huge fan of being on top. When I’m on top, I can never relax enough to actually orgasm.

 

The door swings open. I exhale and inhale deeply, trying to compose myself. My body suddenly gets really cold and really hot at the same time. My hormones must be going nuts. I hear the footsteps approaching the bed.

 

“Hello?” I ask, not able to bear the anticipation much longer.


“Good evening,” he says after a moment. His voice is smooth, and deep, and has a kind of oak quality to it. He doesn’t sound very old, but then again, what do I know about voices?

 

“Are you Mr. Black?” I ask.

 

“Yes, I am,” he says slowly. “But you may call me Sir.”

 

“Just sir?” I ask.

 

“Yes, just sir.”

 

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Charlotte Byrd is the bestselling author of many contemporary romance novels. She lives in Southern California with her husband, son, and a crazy toy Australian Shepherd. She loves books, hot weather and crystal blue waters.

 

 

 

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