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review 2019-04-16 11:00
Release Day Review! Darkness Returns (Guardians of Eternity #13) Alexandra Ivy!



Welcome, Readers! Today I am celebrating Alexandra Ivy's Book Birthday and the return of the Guardians of Eternity series! Enjoy and don't forget to add Darkness Returns to you shelves!





More powerful than ever, the Guardians of Eternity are facing their greatest challenge yet: a war within their ranks. Their future is in the hands of one rebel vampire, who must choose between loyalty and love . . .

Blessed with an even more compelling allure than most vampires, Chiron has made a fortune in the human world, creating an empire of resorts and casinos. Since the betrayal and imprisonment of his master, he has existed outside the order of the Guardians, trusting no one. But now, the new vampire king has given him a peace offering: a scroll that could free his master. Following the relic’s magic leads him to a demon hotel deep in the Everglades, a lush paradise owned by a mysterious and

mesmerizing woman . . .

As far as Lilah knows, she’s lived her entire life within the confines of her enchanted estate. Memories of her own past are elusive and cloaked in shadows. Even Chiron can’t figure out exactly what she is, and if her intoxicating beauty is his destiny or an illusion drawing him ever closer to his demise—or perhaps to an even more tormenting choice, between his master and his mate . . .



He has existed outside the order of the Guardians and trusts no one but Chiron has created an empire of resorts and casinos. Using the peace offering given him by the new vampire king, he sets out on a quest to find and free his master, only he never expected to find a lush paradise owned by a mysterious and mesmerizing woman.


Chiron and Lilah are two very strong, alluring characters that easily compel readers to read their story which is full of some powerful electrical chemistry and scorching passions. The romance is on the sweet side but has a few obstacles that stand in the way Chiron’s mating which causes quite a bit of intense emotional turmoil especially since Chiron’s quest is reminding Lilah just what her life is missing.


This potent and exciting plot is full of suspense, action, romance and unexpected twists that grabs the readers by their imaginations and hold them hostage as the actions that take place in this fast paced plot promise to bring about some challenging events to come for the Guardian world. The author has brought back her creative and fascinating world full of vampires, shifters and magic and added some wonderful new elements and intriguing new plot that puts the future of the Guardians in the hands of one rebel vampire who must choose between loyalty and love. While the story concludes with a happy for now ending, it also provides an intriguing set up for the continuing story that is ensures readers have to know what will happen next. Oops, I didn’t mention that Levet is back and up to his usual – finding heaps of trouble and causing readers to LOL.


Author's Book Page -



Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42365677-darkness-returns


BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/darkness-returns-alexandra-ivy/book,14003272


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Darkness Returns is the 13th book in the Guardians of Eternity series!


They are the Guardians of Eternity, and are embroiled in an epic battle for survival. They are as dangerous as they are sensual—and their lustful appetites are legendary...


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/40933-guardians-of-eternity


Author - https://alexandraivy.com/books/main.php?displaytype=series_cover#eternity




1 When Darkness Comes
2 Embrace the Darkness
3 Darkness Everlasting
4 Darkness Revealed
5 Darkness Unleashed
6 Beyond the Darkness
7 Devoured By Darkness
7.5 Taken By Darkness
7.6 Darkness Eternal
8 Bound By Darkness
8.5 Where Darkness Lives
9 Fear the Darkness
9.5 Levet
10 Darkness Avenged
11 Hunt the Darkness
11.5 A Very Levet Christmas
12 When Darkness Ends
13 Darkness Returns


Preorder links for books below can be found at



#14 Beware the Darkness (August 20, 2019)

#15 Conquer the Darkness (December 10. 2019)




AVAILABLE in print or ebook


Kindle: https://amzn.to/2EjcPTB

Nook: http://bit.ly/2AbnICB

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2CdKT0O

Apple Books: https://apple.co/2yAjId2

Google Play: http://bit.ly/2r9iySo

Kensington - https://www.kensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/37412




I'm not exactly sure when I fell in love with books. Probably on my mother's knee listening to her read Dr. Seuss to me. I do remember that I was barely old enough to cross the street by myself when I discovered the delights of the local library.

Could anything be more wonderful than spending summer days surrounded by stacks of Nancy Drew mysteries? Over the years I fell in love with Victoria Holt, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and J.R.R. Tolkien just to name a few. I read poetry, essays, biographies, and plays. In fact, I read anything I could get my hands on.

Years later (no, I'm not admitting how many) I'm still an avid reader, and my tastes are still as varied as they were in my youth, which I suppose helps to explain why I enjoy writing regency historicals under the name of Deborah Raleigh, as well as my contemporary paranormals as Alexandra Ivy. For now that is enough to keep me busy, but who knows what the future might hold!


I do have a few other loves in my life besides reading and writing, the most important being my unbelievably patient husband, David, and my two sons, Chance and Alexander. Without their constant support and belief in me, I never could have been able to follow my dreams. They are truly my heroes.


Website - http://www.alexandraivy.com/


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/40881.Alexandra_Ivy


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/alexandraivyfanpage


Twitter - https://twitter.com/AlexandraIvy


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/alexandra-ivy





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review 2019-04-11 10:55
Review! Texas Lightning (Lone Star #1) Gerry Bartlett!



Hello again, Readers! Today we are exploring the first book in Gerry Bartletts Lone Star series! Enjoy and don't forget to add Texas Lightning to your shelves!






A million-dollar idea. A city girl in the country. And a man who brings out her wild side…


Anna Delaney is thrilled to leave Boston for Austin, Texas, when her small tech company is bought out by a conglomerate. Born into a family of over-protective brothers, this is her chance at true independence—and a name-making professional breakthrough.


Even when gorgeous billionaire rancher King Sanders forms a one-man welcoming committee, Anna insists that she doesn’t need a tour guide—or another bodyguard. But after she narrowly escapes a kidnapping attempt, she can’t say no to King spiriting her away to someplace safe…and very private.

Someone wants the valuable software Anna’s developing, and King is determined to keep her safe until the culprit is caught. The hunky cowboy lights her up brighter than the Lone Star sky at night, but neither one of them is prepared for just how wild Texas can get—and just how hard they’re willing to fight to stay together…




Born into a family of over-protective brothers, Anna Delaney finally has a chance at true independence when her a conglomerate buys out her small tech company and she moves to Austin Texas. Someone wants the valuable software Anna’s developing and King Sanders is determined to keep her safe even if she insists that she doesn’t need another bodyguard. Neither Anna nor King is prepared for just how wild Texas can get or just how hard they’re willing to fight to stay together…


An accidental meeting starts this thrilling story off in a romantic way that has readers sighing over ‘knights on white horses’ and then they can only sigh some more as these strong, vivid characters fight to stay together. The romance between King and Anna is delightfully sweet and full of magnetic chemistry that has sparks flying in every direction while the relationship has a few obstacles and some emotional turmoil for the most part this romance is in the right place and right time to turn into that everlasting kind of love.


The fast pace of this story keeps readers glued to the pages as it builds thrilling suspense up to heart pounding proportions and readers can’t help but become caught up in all the excitement as the bad guys try their best to steal Anna’s million dollar idea. With some surprising twists, a cave full of bats and an enemy with some serious delusions, there is never a dull moment to be found in this thrilling Lone Star romance that sets hearts aflame.





Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38525167-texas-lightning


BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/texas-lightning-gerry-bartlett/book,14002404


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/texas-lightning-by-gerry-bartlett


Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1043775


Romance.io - https://www.romance.io/books/5bd8137601dbc864fb936cf0/texas-lightning-lone-star-gerry-bartlett


GBooks - https://books.google.com/books?id=XmpKDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=gerry+bartlett+texas+lightning&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiX2ZORxbDhAhUGca0KHUtqDGMQ6AEIKjAA






Texas Lightning is the 1st book in the Lone Star series


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/258842-lone-star



1 Texas Lightning


1 Texas Trouble (June 4, 2019)
2 Texas Reckless (soon)





AVAILABLE in print or ebook


Kensington - https://www.kensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/36931


Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/s/?field-keywords=9781516107155


iBooks - http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781516107155


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Gerry’s a native Texan and lives halfway between Houston and Galveston with her rescue whippet, Jet. Pictured with her is her late wonder dog, a Bedlington Terrier named Belle.


When she started writing, she was still teaching and used the pseudonym Lynn McKay. You can probably still find her historical and two romantic suspense books for a penny on-line. Now that she’s no longer in the classroom and discovered the fun of writing about vampires, she uses her real name. Too bad some people think Gerry is a boy's name or short for Geraldine. No, it's not. Really.

She's still writing her Real Vampires series but is back to romantic suspense and contemporaries writing for Kensington. Her Texas Heat series starts in Houston, her home town. Then watch for Texas Lightning, the first in her Lone Star Suspense series set in Austin where she went to the University of Texas. She loves the hill country there and brought some of her favorite characters from the Texas Heat series to Austin for the fast-paced suspense in the three books in that series.


You can check out Gerry’s website at gerrybartlett.com to find her blog and articles for writers. Her Perils of Publishing gives the scoop on what happens once "the call" comes. Oh, did you think it would be all roses and champagne? Well, of course it is.


When Gerry's not writing, she's treasure hunting for her antiques business in Galveston. Her favorite finds? Vintage purses and jewelry. It's a struggle not to keep it all. You can find out when she works there on one of her two Facebook pages. She loves to meet readers. Be sure to sign up for her newsletter for the latest info about her books at http://ymlp.com/xgeyeewwgmgw



Website - http://www.gerrybartlett.com/


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gerry-Bartlett/213300905382286


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/gerry-bartlett






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review 2019-01-24 11:00
Blog Tour & Giveaway with Excerpt & New Release Review! Crave the Heat (The Smokejumpers #2) Marnee Blake!





Hello, Readers! Today, I am joining the Crave the Heat Tour and sharing it with you along with a bit about the 1st book in The Smokejumpers series by Marnee Blake as well! Enjoy and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!








The Smokejumpers #2
by Marnee Blake
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pub Date: 1/15/2019

Smokejumper Dak Parrish has come home to Oregon to fight fires—and to mend fences with his family. He left the Warm Springs Tribal Reservation after feuding with his father. Now, with tribal lands threatened by an arsonist, Dak gets a chance to make amends by acting as a liaison between the reservation and the forest service criminal investigator—a woman who sparks a surprising and hungry flame in him.


After a trauma on the east coast, Heidi Sinclair left DC to start fresh as a criminal investigator in Oregon. But her first serious investigation provides one stubborn obstacle after another—including an arrogant firefighter she suspects knows more than he's saying. Though she tries to battle her attraction to Dak, it’s too late. As they track down the arsonist, someone will do whatever it takes to keep old secrets buried, even if it turns everything Heidi and Dak have fought for to ashes . . .




Dak Parrish has come home to Oregon to fight fires and hopefully mend his relationship with his family. Criminal investigator, Heidi Sinclair wants a fresh start but her first investigation in Oregon provides one stubborn obstacle in the form of an arrogant firefighter.


Heidi and Dak are strong, bold characters that are easily identified with and readers easily become caught up in their story. The chemistry between Heidi and Dak sizzles with lots of fiery heat and the romance burns at a slow pace that builds to combustible proportions as Heidi does her best to fight their attraction. Lots of emotional turmoil peppers this story throughout and keeps readers and characters on tender hooks as Heidi tries to overcome the trauma of her past and Dak tries to mend the broken family fences.


The plot is suspenseful and fast paced with lots of intriguing mystery that keeps readers glued to the pages with surprising twists and old secrets that add to the tension building suspense. The characters and their situation is what really makes this story and grabs readers’ by their imagination with those old secrets adding tension to the relationship and in the investigation. Once again, the author provides well written words that paints vivid imagery that captures the imagination and brings the story and the wonderful characters to life.






Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41811284-crave-the-heat

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/crave-the-heat-by-marnee-blake


Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1033568

Romance.io - https://www.romance.io/books/5c08cbd501dbc864fb95a259/crave-the-heat-marnee-blake

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BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/crave-the-heat-marnee-blake/book,13991863






Crave the Heat is the 2nd book in the Smokejumpers series!


They’re the most elite firefighters in the world–smokejumpers. They’re the first to respond when a wildfire is too isolated for firefighters to access, parachuting in to fight the flames. They know what it means to endanger their lives.

Yet the greatest risk might be to their hearts…


Author - http://marneeblake.com/the-smokejumpers/


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/239196-the-smokejumpers


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L6MCV7Z?ref=series_rw_dp_labf




1 Tempt the Flames
2 Crave the Heat


3 Risk the Burn ( August 27, 2019)






AVAILABLE in print or ebook


Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Crave-Heat-Smokejumpers-Book-2-ebook/dp/B07DSZWR2G


iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/crave-the-heat/id1399986176?mt=11


B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/crave-the-heat-marnee-blake/1128931158


GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Marnee_Blake_Crave_the_Heat?id=4qdgDwAAQBAJ


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The Smokejumpers #1


Meg Buchanan is determined to prove she didn’t get the trainer job in Redmond, Oregon’s rookie smokejumper class because of her family’s long history as firefighters there—or out of pity. But if teaching one of her own brothers isn’t challenging enough, Lance Roberts is in the new class of recruits. Once her brother’s best friend, and her first, unrequited crush, he’s also the son of the man responsible for her dad’s death. Lance is stunned to realize that this confident redhead is the stubborn girl he once dreamed about. There’s no way he can fall for her now. He needs to focus all his attention on his training—and discovering the truth about the long-ago fire that killed both of their fathers. But as the undeniable heat between them threatens to ignite, someone attempts to put an end to Lance’s amateur sleuthing—and his life…




Review Info


See my 4 Star review of Tempt the Flames at


The full blog post here: http://stormyvixen.booklikes.com/post/1793095/tempttheflamesrevtour






Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39975473-tempt-the-flames

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/tempt-the-flames-by-marnee-blake


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AVAILABLE in print or ebook

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Tempt-Flames-Smokejumpers-Marnee-Blake-ebook/dp/B078LJTYTF


iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/tempt-the-flames/id1329275586?mt=11


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Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/tempt-the-flames






$20 Amazon


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My nose has been buried in a book my entire life. My mother would catch me, flashlight in hand, hiding under the covers to “finish this chapter.” A lifelong reader herself, she’d usually sigh, mutter something about how I’d ruin my eyes reading in the dark, and then leave me to it.


After all, she often stayed up past bedtime reading, too. She couldn’t judge.

For me, books are magic, so earning a BA in English Literature from Dickinson College was a perfect fit. It wasn’t a big jump from studying literature to teaching it, and I spent a few years as a high school English teacher.


When my first son was born, I finally got serious about putting fingers to keyboard, and I haven’t looked back since.


I have been humbled to be a finalist of both RWA’s prestigious RITA® and Golden Heart® contests. My writing has been awarded the Daphne du Maurier award, the PRISM award, and the Golden Leaf award. I am represented by the amazing Helen Breitwieser at Cornerstone Literary Agency.


And my first born? I caught him recently, up way past his bedtime, trying to hide the book he’d snuck into bed. I sighed and mumbled something about how he’d ruin his eyes reading in the dark.


Then, I walked away, grinning. After all, like my mother before me, I can’t judge.



Website - http://www.marneeblake.com/


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMarneeBlake


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Blog Tour & Giveaway with Guest Post! Reckless Deceptions (Dallas After Dark #3) Karen Rock!






Readers, Today, Karen Rock is joining us to tell us all about her upcoming release –Reckless Deceptions – the 3rd romantic suspense in her Dallas After Dark series. And I am so excited (jumping up down, here), she’s also going to tell readers which actors she things would do the characters of Reckless Deceptions proud! Let’s get started! Oh, Yeah, don’t forget to enter the giveaway!










Reckless Deceptions 
by Karen Rock 
(Dallas After Dark) 
Publication date: December 18th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense


Erica Keeley has always been willing to break the rules to catch a criminal, until her unorthodox tactics get her booted from the CIA and betrayed by the man she trusted. Now, gone rogue to stop a terrorist group, she’s working undercover at Dallas’s top male strip and burlesque club, dancing alongside sexy, sculpted men. Not that any of her co-workers give her the adrenaline rush she got from her former life. Erica hits the jackpot when she overhears her targets discussing a homegrown terrorist plot. But her last shot at redemption means getting up close and personal with her traitorous ex.
Control is what CIA officer Ryan Arnell values above all things. Yet he was irresistibly drawn to Erica’s impulsive, uninhibited nature in the field—and in bed—until her bull-headed tactics risked the agency’s mission. Teaming up to stop a deadly attack, he’s falling again for this spontaneous, high-octane woman. And with Erica’s ties to the terrorists proving closer than either of them expected, the riskiest mission of all might be this second chance at love . . .
“A highly entertaining and cohesive suspense novel with an emotionally satisfying romance that will keep readers glued to the page.” — RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Dangerous Moves





Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41948073-reckless-deceptions


BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/reckless-deceptions-by-karen-rock


Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1030459





Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/series/233615-dallas-after-dark




1 Dangerous Moves
2 Deadly Games
3 Reckless Deceptions





COMING in print or ebook DECEMBER 18, 2018


Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Uaz69Z


B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/reckless-deceptions-karen-rock/1128298306?ean=9781516106141


iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/reckless-deceptions/id1363685647?mt=11


Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/reckless-deceptions






Today, Karen Rock is going to give us the scoop on which actors she thinks would best portray the characters in Reckless Deceptions if the book were to be made into a movie!



I would LIVE for a Gal Gadot and Chris Pine reunion since I’ve watched WONDER WOMAN five times and counting. What’s more, I think these two would be absolutely perfect for RECKLESS DECEPTIONS’s heroine and heroine... although Gal would have to die her hair red...which of course she’d pull off!


Gal would be perfect to play the part of rogue, ex-CIA agent Erica Keely. Gal is beautiful, like Erica, as she was crowned Miss Israel when she turned 18. She’s also a strong woman who can fight just as hard as a man when needed, like Erica.

Gal’s experience serving for two years in the Israeli Army will make the fight scenes were Erica goes head to head with terrorists authentic. We’ll believe she’s an experienced and ruthless former intelligence agent. Additionally, like Erica, Gal speaks multiple languages which will help make the scenes where Erica interrogates terrorists seem real. Gal’s athleticism will help her perform Aerial Silks at Dallas After Dark, Erica’s cover to help her get close to the men she suspects are conspiring to pull off the deadliest, mass casualty terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 911. Finally, Gal’s work in the Fast and Furious franchise means she can handle the high-speed car chase scenes in RECKLESS DECEPTIONS. Erica Keely doesn’t need superpowers to be one badass kick-butt heroine and Gal Gadot is the best woman for the role!


Chris Pine is one of those leading men that can easily switch from action-hero to romantic leading man, which is exactly the kind of actor I’d want to play my tough, by-the-books CIA agent Ryan Arnell. Ryan’s got a lot on his plate when he returns from Syria to his hometown- Dallas- to say his goodbyes to his terminally ill, estranged father. He’s been told his ex, Erica Keely, has a tip on a possible terrorist plot and he has no choice but to work with her to thwart the impending attack, dredging up old emotions he’d rather not face. Ryan grew up with a critical father who drilled in him that showing emotions, even love, were signs of weakness and shameful. Because of this, Ryan has a hard time opening up and sharing his feelings except when it comes to Erica who somehow sees right through him and gets to him like no other woman. Erica helps Ryan to come to terms with losing a parent who never showed him love and helps him make a profound, unexpected and life-changing connection with his father before it’s too late. Chris Pine can show this range of emotion, the pathos of losing a parent who may or may not have loved you, of reconnecting with an ex who may or may break your heart again, and a second chance to stop a terrorist group who slipped through his fingers before with deadly results- a tragedy he’s never stopped blaming himself for failing to prevent. Ryan’s expertise with guns, martial arts, bombs, interrogation and high-speed chases means only an action-hero like Chris Pine’s could pull off this tough guy with a passionate, and romantic heart. Oh- and did I mention how hot he is?! Ryan all the way.


Now that we’ve put this into the universe- please let it happen!



What exciting choices you’ve made Karen, I do believe you have added to my excitement about reading this book - ooh I can’t wait! How about you, readers? Are you excited? What do you think of the actors above?




Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)


$50 Amazon gift card







Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet & spicy—at least when it comes to her writing! The author of YA and adult contemporary books writes spicy suspense and small-town romances. A big believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers smiling. Karen is an avid reader and baker who loves having the Adirondack Park as her backyard, where she lives with her husband and daughter who make her life complete.



Website - http://www.karenrock.com/index.html


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6761362.Karen_Rock


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/karenrockwrites


Twitter - https://twitter.com/KarenRock5












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Book Tour & Giveaway with Excerpts! Out of Mind (Maximum Exposure #2) Kendall Talbot!






Out of Mind
Maximum Exposure Book 2
by Kendall Talbot
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Adventure

A love frozen in time . . .

Holly knew the romantic helicopter ride up to the remote peak of Whisky Mountain was a bad idea. But she never expected it to snatch her fiancé from her—or destroy her life. A few fiery seconds turn a postcard-perfect morning in the Canadian Rockies into a snowy hell, thirteen thousand feet above sea level. And in the midst of grief and agony, Holly catches sight of a scene in the ice that will haunt her until she can return and discover the truth.
Oliver Nelson could see the stranger had a mystery inside her. The scars on her face, the pain in her eyes, the insistence that he teach her completely alone—no one needs to learn rock climbing, or so he thought. But the more he gets to know her, the more he admires her drive, her ingenuity, and that little edge of recklessness. If she can trust him with her story, he’s ready to follow her wherever her heart takes her. 
But nature’s deadly beauty isn’t the only danger waiting for them on Whisky Mountain. To survive, Oliver and Holly will have to move fast—and think faster . . .





Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40197751-out-of-mind

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Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1029878






Out of Reach
Maximum Exposure Book 1



In a place where a city can be lost hundreds of years . . . they can still find each other.
Lily saw the temple of Agulinta on television: a vast stone structure swallowed by the Yucatan jungle, rediscovered only now after hundreds of years. So why did the papers she found after her father’s death show the same mysterious carvings that puzzled archaeologists at Agulinta? Her search for answers pulls her to Mexico’s southern border, where the journey to the lost temple will take her through jungle and mountain, over waters home to crocodiles and drug runners, and into uncomfortably close quarters with a man whose need to wander has become a way of life . . .
Australian Carter Logan’s work as a nature photographer has given him the excuse he needs to roam wherever his restless feet take him. But in all the time he’s traveled, he’s never been drawn to anyone the way he is to this determined, cagey young American. Lily’s perseverance through dirt, sweat, and danger to the heart of the ancient temple fires through him. But when the two of them are left alone and stranded in a vicious wilderness, their connection might prove the difference between life and death . . . if the secrets of the past don’t come between them first.







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Chapter 1


From the moment Holly climbed into the helicopter, a sense of foreboding plagued every thought. Three times in her life she’d had a premonition about death. Each time it’d come true. But she wouldn’t say anything. Not when Milton, her new fiancé, had paid so much money for this exclusive trip. And especially not when he’d looked like an excited teenager when he’d first spied the chopper at the ski resort. Holly forced her brain to focus on the mountain scenery around her, rather than the tendrils of dread inching up her spine.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity was supposed to be fun. But the buffering wind and shuddering windows made it so far from fun she could barely breathe. According to the pilot, a private picnic on the west
summit of one of Canada’s highest peaks had never been done before. But Milton had charmed the man with both his expert persuasion skills and his generosity with money. So much so that the pilot simply couldn’t refuse.

Twelve thousand dollars had been his tipping point. For that, not only did they get a private helicopter, but the pilot also provided expensive champagne, a gourmet feast, and a folding table and three chairs, ready to be set up wherever they wanted.

Milton was capable of convincing anyone to do anything. Her being on Whiskey Mountain was a testament to that. She never did anything that even hinted at danger.

Death had a way of following her. Her brother died as a three-week-old baby. Her father went to work one day and never came home. Her best friend died in a freak accident that’d perplexed all the authorities. Even her one and only pet didn’t make it past puppy stage. And Holly was only twenty-four years old. Based on that average, one death every five or so years, she was due again. She smacked the disturbing statistic away and wiped her sweating palms on her ski pants.

Shielding her eyes from the sun, she looked up at the mountain peak. The snowcapped granite wall jutted skyward like an enormous shark fin. It was an interesting color, like the rocks were gilded in copper.

She wondered if that’s why it’d been named Whiskey Mountain. With each foot they rose, it appeared to grow wider and higher, and the very tip glistened like a diamond.

The helicopter shot over the ski resort’s highest cable car station, leaving behind the last signs of civilization. The lump of dread, deep in the pit of her stomach, hit a whole new level. The white terrain stretched as far as she could see. Even the trees had given up trying to live here.

When Holly had suggested to Milton that they take a vacation, she’d envisaged lying in hammocks on a deserted beach, sipping fancy drinks out of coconuts. Not this. Not high in the mountains where snow and ice blanketed every surface. Cold weather seeped into her bones. Her mother said it was because she didn’t eat enough. Her fiancé said it was because she didn’t eat meat. Ever since their first date, two years ago, Milton had been trying to coax her off her strict vegetarian diet.

“Having fun?” Milton beamed at her. His eyes were hidden behind mirrored glasses, but she could picture the dazzle of excitement in his brown irises that she’d come to love.

Swallowing a bitter taste in her mouth, she decided to dodge his question. “It’s magnificent.” The last thing she’d do was voice her fear, not when he looked to be enjoying it so much. And especially not in front of Milton’s son, who’d commandeered the front seat next to the pilot. Kane had visited more countries in his seventeen years than Holly had dreamed of.

He hated Holly…and had made it his mission to tell her so at every opportunity. He blamed her for breaking up his parents’ marriage. She hadn’t. Their marriage was fractured long before Milton strolled into the coffee shop where she worked.

Holly had suggested to Milton that a vacation would be the perfect opportunity for Kane to get to know her better. She was desperate to prove to Milton’s son that she was worthy of his father’s love. At least,
that’d been her plan.





Lily Bennett reached into the satchel at her side and placed her hand on the leather-bound journal that had triggered her traveling more than three thousand miles out of her comfort zone.

She’d already memorized everything inside its weathered pages.
Especially her late father’s sketch of the unusual temple she’d been shocked to see on CNN six weeks ago. According to the news report, the newly discovered, three-thousand-year-old Agulinta Temple had been hidden for centuries—literally consumed by the Mexican jungle.

Yet, somehow her father knew it existed.

The temptation to open the journal again was powerful . . . too powerful.
She pulled it from her satchel and flicked over the yellowed pages, stopping on his drawing of a hollowed-out circular statue, like a giant donut. Around the face of the structure, pictographs appeared to tell a story. CNN had shown footage of a statue at Agulinta Temple exactly like this. Exactly.

A branch with enormous elephant-ear-sized leaves swiped the side of the taxi, brushing the elbow she’d leaned out the door. It was hard to know what was worse—the hot air seeping through the car vents or the humid air blowing in through the window. Shifting on the cracked vinyl seat, she tugged her cotton dress over her knees, hoping for a slight breeze up her skirt, but it was pointless.

She cleared her throat. “How much farther?”

The taxi driver looked at her in the mirror and smiled, showing off his chipped front tooth. “Not long.”

That’s what he’d said an hour ago.

Her mind drifted back to the horror written on her mother’s face when they’d opened the beat-up old suitcase they’d discovered in her father’s shed after he’d passed away. Lily thought she’d known her father well, until that moment.

Alongside the leather-bound journal, they’d also found a collection of black-and-white photos. The implications behind the pictures further shattered her mother’s already broken heart. His sudden death meant their future was forever changed; however, the mysterious items they’d found in that case, changed their past too.

For nearly a year, she’d watched her mother’s slide into a grieving darkness, dragging Lily and her brothers along with her. Lily had feared the secrets her father had taken to his grave were destined to remain unsolved.

Until CNN revealed Agulinta Temple to the world.

From the moment she’d seen that news report and heard the archaeologist’s declaration that the unusual shape of the ancient statue was one of a kind, she’d made it her mission to come down to Mexico and see Agulinta for herself. She needed answers. As did her mother. It’d been a whirlwind couple of weeks, and she still couldn’t believe she was here.

Lily took a tissue from her satchel and dabbed it across her neck and chest before using it to soak up the sweat under her armpits. The driver snuck a glance at her, but when she met his gaze, he quickly looked away. She was used to that. With six older brothers, and overprotective parents, she’d felt the eyes of someone watching her whole life. It was like living in a snow globe, and when things tipped upside-down, they’d all be watching to see how she’d handle it.

That wasn’t how she’d ended up here, though. Traveling to the middle of the Mexican jungle had been her decision. She’d listened to everyone’s objections, fielding calls from every member of her family and her girlfriends.

Her boss had put his foot down, proclaiming the trip too dangerous for a woman like her, which made her even more determined. Taking her new position with More to Explore was a stepping-stone for her career. It had also relocated her from Montana, where she’d grown up under the wings of her abundant family, and into her own dinky little apartment in Seattle.

Defying them all, she’d taken unpaid leave to make this journey from Seattle to the jungles of Mexico. Once she’d proved her decision was final, her boss, being the dirtbag he was, had added a caveat: If she did write a story, and if it was any good, the magazine would publish it.

Everybody thought she was crazy.

Maybe she was.

But this was something she had to do. For her mother’s sake. And her own. People had been controlling her all her life. It was time to show everyone that Lily had grown up.




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Kendall Talbot is the author of the Maximum Exposure series, and many other action/adventure stories. A thrill seeker, hopeless romantic, and award-winning author of stories that’ll have your heart thumping from action-packed suspense and steamy bedroom scenes, she lives in Brisbane, Australia with her very own hero and a fluffy little dog who specializes in hijacking her writing time. Meanwhile, Kendall’s two sons are off making their own adventures—look out world.



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