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New Release - Restless Rancher

 

 

If you like bad-boy heroes, western settings, and a sexy, sassy heroine you will love Jennifer Ryan's newest Wild Rose Ranch book! Perfect for fans of Diana Palmer, Linda Lael Miller, and Jodi Thomas.

 

One minute down-on-his-luck rancher Austin Hubbard slept soundly, the next, a sassy spitfire dumped a pitcher of water on his head and woke him up—in more ways than one. Hired to help him rebuild his ranch, Sonya Tucker ends up helping him put the tattered pieces of his life back together. The capable, all-business accountant is on a mission to get the ranch up and running, but can he convince the temptingly beautiful woman to take a chance on him?

 

Sonya was dismayed that Austin had lost it all: money, family, respectability. Things she—who’d been raised by her mother at Nevada’s notorious brothel Wild Rose Ranch—only dreamed about. But working with the long, lean cowboy shows her that Austin is honorable to his core. Together they slowly grow to see what the love between them might bring.

 

But then Austin’s powder keg of a family feud explodes, exposing long-buried secrets, and threatening their new-found love…

 

 

About the Book:

 

Restless Rancher by Jennifer Ryan

Series: Wild Rose Ranch

Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Avon Books

Publication Date: November 12, 2019

 

Purchase Your Copy Today!


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RESTLESS RANCHER

A Wild Rose Ranch Novel

Copyright © 2019 by Jennifer Ryan



CHAPTER ONE

 

Austin stood in front of the small mirror he’d hung on the stable wall and drew the razor down his jaw, scraping away shaving cream and two days’ worth of whiskers. He rinsed the blade in a bowl of lukewarm water, ran it down the last section, then wiped his face clean with a damp towel. His hair could use a trim. A comb would do it a hell of a lot of good. Eyedrops would erase the red from his eyes. But not even the four ibuprofen he’d taken an hour ago could eradicate the headache raging through his skull.

 

Until two weeks ago, his sleepless nights occurred courtesy of a bottle of whiskey. But he’d put the bottle down and was on the cusp of piecing his shattered life back together.

 

One of those broken pieces from his past walked in through the barn door that hung off-kilter on one hinge like a drunk propped against a bar.

 

He’d been that guy. But not anymore.

 

“Lookin’ good, Austin honey.” Kelly’s voice evoked a lot of memories. Not all of them good.

 

Her gaze swept over his chest, down his abs, and landed on the button on his jeans.

 

“You are a sight to behold.” Her tongue swept over her red painted lips. For a split second he remembered how those lips used to wrap around his cock.

 

But not anymore.

 

Lust turned to resentment and set his back teeth to grinding.

 

Wearing a pair of worn jeans barely hanging on his skinny hips and nothing else, he felt naked under her lascivious gaze. He’d lost some weight these last many months drinking and living hand to mouth, hoping he came up with enough money to pay for groceries.

 

Yes, he’d been humbled, going from living large with money overflowing his bank account to scraping by. He’d taken any odd job he could find without his father finding out and retaliating against the person who’d graciously hired him. Most everyone in these parts wouldn’t dare cross Walter Hubbard. Not when most of them did business with Hubbard Ranch or worked for Blue Mining. Those few brave souls who hired him did so because they wanted to take Austin down a peg or two.

 

After his grandfather died and left Austin this ranch, his father fired him from the family business and kicked him out of his home. His father wanted the ranch with a passion and vengeance Austin never saw coming.

 

But he held on. The ranch was the one thing that was still his, though the money ran out and so did Kelly. This dump wasn’t the home Kelly imagined they’d live in after getting married. She expected the same kind of life he’d lived at his father’s place, Hubbard Ranch, where the good life and their future seemed so easy to imagine.

 

Here at his grandfather’s dilapidated place, you needed a fantastical imagination to see its potential.

 

He also needed an investor willing to take a chance on someone who’d hit rock bottom but dreamed big.

 

He still had a few people who believed in him, like his best friend Noah’s girlfriend, Roxy, who thought he could make this place great again. She was an amazing woman with a huge heart and an even bigger bank account. He didn’t know what he’d done to deserve it, but Roxy wanted to partner with him and turn this pile of dirt and rotten wood back into a modern working ranch.

 

Kelly had walked away because she didn’t believe in the dream or him.

 

She never gave him a chance to turn this place into what she wanted. What he’d promised her. Abandoned by his girlfriend and disowned by his father in a matter of weeks, beaten down by his father sabotaging his chances for work, yeah, he’d given up and slowly drowned in a bottle and his going-nowhere life.

 

“What are you doing here? Last time we spoke, you said you’d never step foot on this shit pile again.”

 

Kelly pasted on a pretty pout, not an ounce of regret in her eyes about what she’d said to him. “I wanted to see how you’re doing. Can’t I come by to check on a friend?”

 

“You think we’re friends?” When he lost everything, he found out just how many friends he truly had, and she wasn’t one of the few who stuck by him.

 

“Don’t be like that. How can you still be angry at me? I wanted you. I wanted a ranch and family of our own. You refused to see that this place wasn’t going to be our place. All I wanted you to do was sell it and give your father what he wanted. Put a stop to your feud. We could have bought a new home, got married, and had the life we wanted. It was stupid to hold on to this place out of spite and nostalgia. It’s just a piece of land.”

 

That last part struck him like a gut punch. “To you. Not to me.” They’d had this same argument dozens upon dozens of times. “My father took away everything from me because he wanted to take the one thing that actually belongs to me. This land belonged to my mother’s father, and his father before him. I won’t sell it.”

 

“Everyone knows you don’t have the money to save it.” The pity look pissed him off.

 

“He’s made sure of that.” Bitterness filled his words and every fiber of his being.

 

“So you lose it to him anyway. It’s useless and stubborn to keep holding on to something when it’s already lost.”

 

He didn’t want her or his father to know about his new partnership with Roxy. Let them find out when the work finally began and he had his operation up and running. He’d show Kelly, his father, everyone that he could rise from the ashes and rebuild this place. He had the skill, the drive, and the money if Roxy came through the way she’d promised.

 

“Did you get dressed up and come all the way out here just to call me names and tell me how stupid I am again?”

 

He appreciated her sexy legs sticking out the bottom of that flouncy white skirt and the way her breasts rose above the low-cut dark blue top. He’d bought her the brown boots with the embossed roses on the sides when he’d had money to burn. Her blond hair was curled into thick rings and was tousled to look like she’d just been tumbled good in bed.

He’d messed up her perfectly styled hair and wrinkled her clothes in all sorts of ways when they were together. He wondered if she’d come here to rekindle the old fire. Before his brain had time to process what a bad idea that was, she stepped up close, wrapped her arms around his neck, pressed her soft breasts against his bare chest, and kissed him with a slow sexy sweep of her tongue along his bottom lip.

 

She knew how to tempt him. He’d been living in a sexual drought for a good long while now. So he didn’t move and enjoyed the brief moment of feeling desirable and wanted.

She’d burned him in the past, so had many others, and a subtle alert went off in his mind.

 

She kept her body plastered to his and leaned back to look at him. “What’s wrong, honey? You never used to hesitate to take what you wanted.” She nudged her belly against his neglected, but eagerly growing dick.

 

He was always ready to bed a beautiful woman, but something didn’t feel right.

Kelly had never been this . . . calculated.

 

Why come back now?

 

Nothing had changed in his life or with his circumstances.

 

Unless she’d found out about Roxy partnering with him. But he hadn’t told anyone, and Roxy wanted to keep things quiet. She didn’t need everyone else in town gossiping about how she used the money she earned from the notorious Wild Rose Ranch brothel she owned outside of Vegas.

 

“Why are you here now? I’m still broke and you still don’t want to live here.”

 

She leaned in and kissed him again. He tried not to get sucked in by her familiar scent and lush curves pressed against him.

 

“This hasn’t changed. I want you. You want me.”

 

His body wanted the release and relief, but the passion and need he once felt for her didn’t rise up and drive him to fill his hands with her soft breasts and thrust his aching cock into her welcoming heat.

 

Her hand slid over his hard stomach, dipped into his jeans, and ran down the length of him. She gripped him in her hand and stroked up and down, her mouth planting hot, wet, openmouthed kisses down his neck and over his chest. “You know you want more.”

 

She hooked her leg around his hip and used her free hand to take his and slide it up her thigh and under her skirt to her bare bottom. All that silky skin at his fingertips made him grab a handful of ass and press her closer.

 

She undid his jeans and freed him. “That’s it. Give it to me.”

 

His body wanted to give her a good hard fucking right here, standing up in the dusty barn. But his mind started adding things up. One and one still equaled two, but her and him doing this right here, right now didn’t add up to anything good happening after the deed was done.

 

She never showed up to any of their dates with no panties and I-can-paint-your-dick-red lips. She flirted but never took an aggressive lead with him for sex. He’d had to talk her into making love on a picnic blanket under a tree on a secluded spot on the ranch. She’d been afraid someone would see them.

 

All this shot through his mind and his hands went to her hips as one final thought blared in his brain. She always, always insisted on a condom because she didn’t want to have children until they were good and married. So a split second before she encased him in her slick core, he set her away and zipped his jeans.

 

“What the hell is going on here?” His mind identified the clues, but he didn’t see the whole picture.

 

“Why did you stop?” Her cheeks flushed pink. She took a step toward him, her hand reaching for his neck.

 

He sidestepped before she backed him into the wall and faced her, standing just out of her reach.

 

Her gaze dropped to his thick erection, then back up to his face. “You still want me.”

 

“My dick’s not broke the way I am. I don’t have a dime to my name. Seems to me, you cared more about that than fucking me anymore, so why don’t you tell me why you’re all of a sudden all hot and bothered over me to the point you haven’t insisted I wear a condom.”

 

“I’m on the pill.”

 

“Bullshit. We had this talk a long time ago. You can’t use the pill because it messes up your system so bad. Try again.”

 

She huffed out a breath and flipped her long blond hair over her shoulder with a careless flick of her hand. “I can’t believe you remember that.”

 

“Important talks like that kind of stick with you, especially when you made it clear no kids before marriage.”

 

She pressed her lips together and eyed him before the stiffness left her shoulders and they slumped. “I want to get pregnant.” Her lips tilted into a lopsided frown. “We want a baby.”

 

We.” For the first time, he saw the diamond ring on her finger. How he’d missed the dime-sized rock, he didn’t know. He’d been too stunned to see her and distracted by her attempted seduction to take in the details that had helped set off that alarm in his mind.

 

“I’ve been seeing someone. He’s good to me. He loves me and wants to give me everything I ever wanted.” Her eyes pleaded with him to understand. Like it wasn’t personal she loved someone else now.

 

Despite what happened between them, he wanted her to be happy. “If that’s the case, why the hell are you here cheating on your fiancé?” His stomach soured with the thought of touching someone else’s woman. He didn’t do those kinds of things. He believed in being faithful and telling the truth, even when it hurt and meant the end if you wanted out.

 

“He wants another child but he had a vasectomy years ago. He had it reversed but the doctors told him his low sperm count would make it difficult to conceive a baby. We talked about alternative ways to get pregnant and he encouraged me to see you.”

IVF. Surrogacy. Sperm donor. Adoption. Take your pick of available options. But send your fiancée to another man?

 

No man who truly loved his woman would share her with another man.

 

That alert he got earlier turned into a full-on alarm in his head. His chest tightened with a weight he didn’t want to carry because he suspected where this was going and he didn’t want to believe it. It couldn’t be true.

 

“Why me?”

 

We have a history. I always thought we’d make beautiful babies. We’re not together, and things for you haven’t exactly worked out the way you wanted. I’m ovulating. I thought we’d have one last good time.”

 

“And what? You’d never tell me about the baby?” Every breath made him ache more.

 

“With the way your life is now, you can’t take on that responsibility or financial burden.”

 

He didn’t know this callous, calculating woman.

 

“My fiancé and I would love and care for the baby. He’d want for nothing.” She moved closer and put her hand on his chest. “Please, Austin. You know how much I want this.”

 

He slapped her hand away. His heart thrashed in his chest and his mind screamed, No. This could not be happening. It couldn’t be as bad as it appeared. But he had to know the full truth and what she’d planned to keep from him as long as she could before it all came out. Because secrets like this always came out.

 

“Who put that ring on your finger?” His mind screamed, You don’t want to know.

 

Her gaze dropped to his boots. “We’ve kept our relationship quiet.”

 

He pointed to her hand. “Astronauts can see that ring from space. You really think you’re being discreet?”

 

“Austin, who I’m with doesn’t change the fact this is what I want. You don’t have to take responsibility for the child. Ten minutes and your work is done.” A plea filled her eyes. “I know that sounds insensitive, but men get women pregnant all the time and don’t have anything to do with the child.”

 

She sounded like a lunatic.

 

“And you think I’m that kind of man.” It hurt that someone would believe that about him.

 

“I want a baby, Austin. This is the most expedient way to get one. You and I care about each other, which makes this easier. You’re a good guy. You want me to be happy. So please, help me have a baby.”

 

Despite what she thought of him and the hurtful words, though she really had no idea how much they stung, he did want her to have everything. Maybe some guys would see the upside of having sex with a beautiful woman and walking away. But he would never turn his back on a child the way his father had turned his back on him. That she didn’t see that hurt more.

 

“No.”

 

Surprise filled her eyes, but his rejection didn’t squash her determination. “I’ll pay you.”

The desperate words slammed into him with the force of a knife plunging into his chest.

 

“Not only no, but fuck you. I’m not some stud for hire.” The thought sickened him.

For the first time, he understood how Roxy felt when people accused her of being a prostitute.

 

“Ten thousand dollars.” She clasped her hands in front of her like she prayed he’d accept. But her desperation spoke of more than her desire to have a child.

 

She needed him to say yes.

 

He wouldn’t play Kelly’s whore for any amount of money. And he wondered, like the ring, where she got that kind of cash. “Who is your fiancé?”

 

She shook her head and backed up a step, too afraid to tell him.

 

And that’s when the rage exploded inside him as fast as the truth lit up his mind.

He shot forward, tilted her chin up with the tip of his finger, and made her look at him.

 

“Who is it? Say it,” he dared her.

 

Tears filled her eyes. Her gaze strayed over his shoulder and she whispered, “Your father.” Those two words blasted through his mind and constricted his chest. He couldn’t breathe for trying to contain the fury burning inside him.

 

Before he lost his head, he released Kelly and turned his back on her.

 

His own father had taken up with his ex-girlfriend and wanted Austin to sire a child that he’d raise. The thought turned his stomach and sent bile to the back of his throat.

 

Over my dead body.

 

“He wants my child.” He spit out the vile words.

 

“You two are so stubborn. You won’t sell. He refuses to leave his estate or the companies to anyone but family.”

 

“So long as that family isn’t me.”

 

“Do you blame him?”

 

Austin spun around to face her. “Yes! Why do I have to bend and give up what’s mine? Why do I have to do what he says because he demands it? Why can’t I have what’s mine and make something of it? I busted my ass working for him. I did everything he wanted from the time I was a child to running the operations. But this one thing he can’t let go of. Why?”

 

Kelly held her hands out and let them drop to the sides of her thighs. “I don’t know. I tried to change his mind, but he won’t let it go.”

 

“Instead, he doubles down on humiliating me by seducing my ex-girlfriend, then sends her here to fuck me for my baby. He hasn’t taken enough, he wants my child, too!” Anger stung his throat as those ridiculous words burst out his mouth.

 

“The child would be his grandson. He’d get everything.”

 

“And that’s all that matters. You get what you want. He gets what he wants. What about what I fucking want?” He yelled so loudly he was sure the rickety rafters overhead vibrated with his rage the way his whole body shook with it. “I would never—EVER!—give up my child. Anyone who thinks that of me doesn’t know the real me. And that includes you.” He took a menacing step toward her, his body rigid and begging for a fight it wouldn’t get. “How could you come here with his ring on your finger and think I’d ever want to touch you, let alone have a baby with you? I don’t even want to look at you. Get out.”

 

She reached for him again, but he stepped back. The thought of her ever touching him again sent a shiver of revulsion through him.

 

“Get out!”

 

This time he was sure his fury would bring down the roof.

 

She spun on the heels of the boots he’d bought her, her skirt flaring out, showing off a lot of thigh. She’d come here hoping he’d knock her up without a second thought and she’d walk out with his child and raise it with his father.

 

He didn’t think Kelly or his father could hurt him more than they had when they abandoned him, but this twisted deception they’d tried to pull over on him hit hard and cut deep.

 

He waited for the sound of her car to fade before he walked out of the barn and headed for his pathetic bed on the porch of the hoarder house he couldn’t stand to go in and the bottle he’d left under the cot and hadn’t touched in two weeks.

 

He needed a drink.

 

Or ten.

 

There might not be enough whiskey in Montana to make him forget what just happened.

 

His life couldn’t get any worse than this. Right?

 

 

 

Tour Wide Giveaway:

 

To celebrate the release of RESTLESS RANCHER by Jennifer Ryan, we’re giving away one paperback copy of Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Ryan!

 

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to US shipping addresses only. One winner will receive a paperback copy of Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Ryan. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Avon Romance.  Giveaway ends 11/30/2019 @ 11:59pm EST. Avon Romance will send the winning copy out to the winner directly.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

 

 

About Jennifer Ryan:

JENNIFER RYAN is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted, McBride, and Montana Men series. She writes suspenseful contemporary romances with outrageous plot twists, deeply emotional love stories, high stakes and higher drama. Her stories are filled with love, family, friendship, and the happily-ever- after we all hope to find. Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.

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Blog Tour w/Review - Wrapped Up In You

It’s love. Trust me.

 

After a lifetime on the move, Ivy Snow is an expert in all things temporary—schools, friends, and way too many Mr. Wrongs. Now that she owns a successful taco truck in San Francisco and an apartment to call home, Ivy’s reinvented life is on solid ground. And she’s guarded against anything that can rock it. Like the realities of a past she’s worked hard to cover up. And especially Kel O’Donnell. Too hot not to set off alarms, he screams temporary. If only his whispers weren’t so delightfully naughty and irresistible.

 

Kel, an Idaho sheriff and ranch owner, is on vacay, but Ivy’s a spicy reason to give his short-term plans a second thought. Best of all, she’s a tonic for his untrusting heart, burned once and still in repair. But when Ivy’s past intrudes on a perfect romance, Kel fears that everything she’s told him has been a perfect lie. Now, if only Ivy’s willing to share, Kel will fight for a true love story.

 

About the Book:

 

Wrapped Up In You by Jill Shalvis

 

Series: Heartbreaker Bay

Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Avon Books

Publication Date: September 24, 2019

 

Purchase Your Copy Today!


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Excerpt:

 

“I’m the law.”

 

“The law can be dirty,” she said.

 

“True.” He let a teasing smile come into his voice. “And I can be very dirty, but only off duty, and only if you ask real nice.”

 

She laughed out loud at that, the sound both soft and musical. “Okay, I’ll give this to you—you’re funny. And maybe also sexy as hell, but this isn’t happening.”

 

Sexy as hell? He’d take that any day of the week. “We’re just talking.”

 

“Uh huh,” she said dryly. “But when men talk, they think they’re flirting, and to them flirting leads to everything else, which is always a disappointment. And if I wanted to be disappointed,” she said, “I could just go inside and watch The Bachelor.”

 

“How do you know I’d disappoint?”

 

“You’re a man, aren’t you?”

 

 

 

 

 

Wrapped Up in You (Heartbreaker Bay, #8)Wrapped Up in You by Jill Shalvis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book #8, in the Heartbreaker Bay series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. To avoid spoilers, and to greater understand the series, I recommend reading this in order.

Ivy has never been able to really count on anyone. She is finally building a home for herself and her business. Now with feelings creeping in for someone who will not be staying, she is starting to feel vulnerable again.

Kel has issues of trust on his own. Feeling like Ivy is hiding something is hindering what could be a new relationship for them both. Can they move beyond the past and create of future together?

This book felt truly like a slow burn. The heat is there and each chapter stokes the flames until finally you know the fire is coming. I loved the banter among the characters. I also enjoyed a peek into the previous characters from this series we all love.


***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

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Tour Wide Giveaway:

To celebrate the release of WRAPPED UP IN YOU by Jill Shalvis, we’re giving away one paperback copy of Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to US shipping addresses only. One winner will receive a paperback copy of Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis.  This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR. Giveaway ends 10/7/2019 @ 11:59pm EST.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER! 

 

 

About Jill Shalvis:

New York Times bestselling author JILL SHALVIS lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

 

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads  |  Amazon

 

 

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Blog Tour w/Review - Wrapped Up In You

It’s love. Trust me.

 

After a lifetime on the move, Ivy Snow is an expert in all things temporary—schools, friends, and way too many Mr. Wrongs. Now that she owns a successful taco truck in San Francisco and an apartment to call home, Ivy’s reinvented life is on solid ground. And she’s guarded against anything that can rock it. Like the realities of a past she’s worked hard to cover up. And especially Kel O’Donnell. Too hot not to set off alarms, he screams temporary. If only his whispers weren’t so delightfully naughty and irresistible.

 

Kel, an Idaho sheriff and ranch owner, is on vacay, but Ivy’s a spicy reason to give his short-term plans a second thought. Best of all, she’s a tonic for his untrusting heart, burned once and still in repair. But when Ivy’s past intrudes on a perfect romance, Kel fears that everything she’s told him has been a perfect lie. Now, if only Ivy’s willing to share, Kel will fight for a true love story.

 

 

About the Book: 

 

Wrapped Up In You by Jill Shalvis

Series: Heartbreaker Bay

Genre: Adult , Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Avon Books

Publication Date: September 24, 2019

 

Purchase Your Copy Today!


Amazon  |  Avon Romance  |  Barnes & NobleGoogle Play  |  iBooks

 

 

Excerpt:

 

“I’m the law.”

 

“The law can be dirty,” she said.

 

“True.” He let a teasing smile come into his voice. “And I can be very dirty, but only off duty, and only if you ask real nice.”

 

She laughed out loud at that, the sound both soft and musical. “Okay, I’ll give this to you—you’re funny. And maybe also sexy as hell, but this isn’t happening.”

 

Sexy as hell? He’d take that any day of the week. “We’re just talking.”

 

“Uh huh,” she said dryly. “But when men talk, they think they’re flirting, and to them flirting leads to everything else, which is always a disappointment. And if I wanted to be disappointed,” she said, “I could just go inside and watch The Bachelor.”

 

“How do you know I’d disappoint?”

 

“You’re a man, aren’t you?”

 

 

Tour Wide Giveaway:

To celebrate the release of WRAPPED UP IN YOU by Jill Shalvis, we’re giving away one paperback copy of Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to US shipping addresses only. One winner will receive a paperback copy of Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis.  This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR. Giveaway ends 10/7/2019 @ 11:59pm EST.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER! 

 

 

About Jill Shalvis:

New York Times bestselling author JILL SHALVIS lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

 

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads  |  Amazon

 

 

This promotion is brought to you by Pure Textuality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blog Tour - Beast's Beauty

A beauty stolen from Earth.

Gifted to an alien Beast.

Can love set them both free?

 

Amelia:

 

Abducted by aliens and taken to their ship, my best friend and I are desperate to escape and return to Earth. I'm tossed into a cell with a reptilian alien and told I must satisfy him or they'll hurt my friend. I never thought giving in to his needs might satisfy my own...

Then they put me with a new beast and say we're going to compete in a deadly game called the Rampage. Alien Hunger Games anyone?

 

The beast is snarly and ferocious, and he could rip me apart with his tusks and claws. Yet in his eyes, I sense something vulnerable. Lonely. With hints of something I found with the other alien.

 

I'll do whatever I can to soothe the beast and convince him to help me win the Rampage. Because losing means death.

 

Jrecatoa:

 

I was once a man, a Krakarian warrior.

That's all gone now. Hidden beneath this abominable exterior, far more Beast than man. Not only in appearance, either; because the scent and the sight of this female does things to me. Things that surely no man would ever feel.

Of course, I've wanted women before. Had women before.

But I've never needed them like this.

She's awoken my Hunger.

 

But maybe that's just as well--without the fury of the Hunger, neither of us has any chance of surviving the Rampage.

 

Beast's Beauty is book one in our new Scifi Alien Abduction Romance Series, Fractured Fairytales & Mangled Myths. Look for Book two, Minotaur's Mate, releasing soon!

Our alien romance series guarantees hot males, fierce women, steamy, on-the-page romance, and a satisfying happily-ever-after. Each book features new characters and can be read as a standalone though they may be more fun if read in order.

 

 

 

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Beast’s Beauty by Christina Wilder & Laney Kaye

Series: Fractured Fairytales & Mangled Myths

Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Independent

Publication Date: September 20, 2019

 

 

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BEAST’S BEAUTY
A Fractured Fairytales & Mangled Myths Novel
© 2019 Christina Wilder & Laney Kaye


CHAPTER ONE

Amelia

 

Funny how music could turn out to be prophetic. Maybe not immediately, but eventually…

 

“Starfall is moonfall,” Lily and I sang out together as I drove through the night. The miles clipped beneath my vehicle in a long, black strip stretching toward the horizon, punctuated by a yellow stripe down the center. With too much of the night left to travel, we hoped to make it through the desert and then to our home in northern California by morning. Just in time to crash, sleep twenty-four hours, then get up and go to work the next day. 

 

“Stars align. The world collides,” I shouted, my hand drumming on the steering wheel as I tapped into my inner rock star. Without the voice, because I couldn’t sing for crap.

 

After shoving her long blonde hair up into a hasty ponytail, Lily cricked her neck and pointed out the windshield, toward the sky. “The world’s…” Her voice trailed off with a squeak. She leaned forward in the passenger seat as far as the seatbelt would let her.

 

“Hey, what’s that?” 

 

Clutching the steering wheel to pull myself closer to the glass, I eased my foot off the accelerator and strained to see what she was talking about. Stars peppered the indigo night, and I easily picked out the familiar constellations of Hercules and Draco. 

 

Plus, the brightest object I’d ever seen hovering above and to the right of us. A glowing yellow ball. Not tiny like something you’d throw for a dog to fetch but big, the size of the silver globe at Epcot. From what I could see from here, that is. 

 

Was it a meteor? Though, being stationary, that idea didn’t feel right. 

 

“I gotta see.” Lily tapped my arm. “Pull over. Pull over. I want to get out. Look at the light.” She pointed again. “It’s aliens.” Her voice took on a fake, creeped-out tone. Eyes widening as she grinned at me, she hummed the music from the Twilight Zone. 

 

“Oh!” I said, getting into the mood she’d set. “They’ve come to abduct us and take us to their spaceship where they’ll…” I shivered through my laughter.

 

“Please no anal probes,” Lily said, and we snickered together.

 

“Nothing like that,” I said. “They’ll extract our DNA before returning us to Earth completely unaware of what happened. We’ll wake in the car with a headache and bad breath, wondering why the hell we decided to sleep by the road.”

 

She frowned. “Why bad breath?”

 

I shrugged. “Maybe we’re forced to eat alien food while we’re up there and it’s garlicky?”

 

She chuckled as I put on my blinker to indicate I was pulling onto the rough shoulder. Not that there was anyone around to care if I didn’t signal my intentions. But I was known as the Safety Queen. I avoided danger. 

 

No harm in stopping a moment to see what was going on. We needed to stretch our legs anyway.

 

As I came to a stop and shifted the vehicle into park, Lily unbuckled. “Come on,” she said, reaching for the door handle. “I want to see what it is!”

 

The thought of trooping through the desert at night made goosebumps pepper my skin. Most of the time, I played it safe and remained on pavement. Nothing dangerous there other than slimy dudes telling me to smile. “There could be snakes out there. Scorpions.” I wasn’t making this up. “Other creepy desert creatures.”

 

“Noooo,” Lily said in awe. “Snakes and scorpions in a desert?” She popped open her door and thrust her feet out, totally fearless. “Don’t worry about it. It’s nighttime. They’re probably curled up under rocks, asleep.”

 

Did desert creatures ever sleep? 

 

Grumbling good-naturedly about how we were going to wind up in trouble, I opened my door and stepped outside. Cool air greeted me, the heat of the day having fled hours ago. I lifted my long hair off my neck and let the light breeze drift down the back of my shirt. Puffing, I fanned the front of my tee. Lily insisted ice ran through her veins and had turned on the car’s heat the second the sun set. I’d been roasting for ages.

 

As I strode around the back of my car, the pavement radiated warmth up through my sneakers, toasting the soles of my feet. “Hey. Wait for me.” 

 

“I’m going pee while we’re here,” she said. Standing on the white line marking the edge of the road, she fumbled with her shorts’ waistband. “You need to go, too.”

 

“Don’t have to,” I whined.

 

“But we agreed that we’d always pee at the same time,” Lily said, hauling down her shorts. Tissues in one hand, she held the material to the side with the other while squatting and jutting her butt out. “Then we won’t need to stop ten thousand times.”

 

I lifted my eyebrows. “You want to go here? You could poke your butt with a cactus.” 

 

“Nothing wrong with doing it as nature intended. Besides, you’ve seen my worldly charms before.”

 

Since we shared an apartment, I had. “Still.”

 

“Your snake friends won’t care,” she added.

 

I snorted as I passed her, trooping down the sandy gravel sloping away from the road, my shoes crunching on small sticks and rocks. Thicker vegetation brushed against the calves of my jeans but I wasn’t too worried about running into a snake or a scorpion. There must be a better place for them to hang out other than beside a road.

 

I’d only gone about twenty feet from the car when a sense of unease made me stop abruptly. Too dark to see, I stumbled over a root or rock or something, almost falling on the ground. 

 

“My God,” Lily squeaked out behind me, horror and amazement rising in her voice.

 

“What?” I asked, peering around. Dusky hills rolled away ahead of us interspersed with random scruffy shrubs. Fortunately, no snakes I could see so far. “False alarm? Our aliens fled the scene?”

 

“It’s…it’s…” Head tipped back, she stared up with creases deepening on her pretty face. Her hand fluttered against her chest. “Something’s…”

 

I looked up, expecting to find who-knows-what. Perhaps an oddly placed streetlight? Or a cell tower with a light on top.

 

The enormous, glowing ball far above us pulsed and flickering red and blue lights flared in a rolling circle around the outside of the large object. A low rumble shook the ground, and the glowing thing grew larger as if it came closer.

 

Chills tripped down my spine and every hair on my arms stood on end.

 

Before I could shout run, a long beam of light shot from the ball, in our direction. It hit the ground about five feet away without making a sound, not even stirring up a puff of soil. Wide, the ray pulsated like the ball had seconds ago. Something—no, multiple somethings—slowly solidified in the beam.

 

 

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About Christina Wilder:

CHRISTINA WILDER writes books featuring cocky-beta heroes (is that a thing?) and kick-ass heroines who find love together in strange and exotic places. She lives in the wilds of New England, where turkeys and deer on the front lawn are a regular thing. She's a member of RWA. 

 

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About Laney Kaye:

HEROES, HEART, & HEAT

A professional counselor, Laney messes with heads by day and imaginations by night. Living in the wilds of Australia -- okay, not so much the wilds, as in a country town -- her property is inhabited by a generous mix of bitey, stingy, poisonous, and furry varieties of Australian wildlife, as evidenced by her twitter feed.

LANEY KAYE writes steamy contemporary, light fantasy and edgy Outback Noir (dark thrillers with a strong romantic element). Under her "real" name, she also pens award winning young adult and women's fiction titles.

 

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Blog Tour & Giveaway with Excerpt! The Trouble with Vampires (Argeneau #29) Lynsay Sands!

 

 

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Hello Readers! Today I am shining the spotlight on the Argeneau series with Lynsay Sands' newest vampire romance! Enjoy and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

 

 

 

 

The Trouble With Vampires by Lynsay Sands
Series Argeneau Series
Genre Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher Avon Books
Publication Date April 23, 2019


For close to three thousand years the imposing, impossibly handsome Santo Notte has fought in armies across the world and battled his own, more personal enemies. Of all the places he might expect to encounter his life mate, a quiet corner of upstate New York doesn’t seem likely. But as soon as he makes contact with history professor Petronella Stone, while hunting down a suspected rogue immortal, he knows that she will be the greatest adventure of his eternal life.

He expects her to be surprised, confused, even overwhelmed. What he doesn’t expect is that Pet has a secret history of her own. There’s no mistaking the mind-blowing, mutual pleasure they share. But as Pet struggles to protect her nephew from a danger lurking too close to home, Santo realizes there’s another threat to her safety—him. And claiming their passionate future will be impossible until he leaves his past behind, forever…

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1 A Quick Bite
2 Love Bites
3 Single White Vampire
4 Tall, Dark & Hungry
5 A Bite To Remember
6 Bite Me If You Can
7 The Accidental Vampire
8 Vampires Are Forever
9 Vampire, Interrupted
10 The Rouge Hunter
11 The Immortal Hunter
12 The Renegade Hunter
12.5 Bitten By Cupid (anthology)
13 Born To Bite
14 Hungry For You
15 The Reluctant Vampire
15.5 The Bite Before Christmas (anthology)
16 Under A Vampire Moon
17 Lady Is A Vamp
18 Immortal Ever After
19 The One Lucky Vampire
20 Vampire Most Wanted
21 The Immortal Who Loved Me
22 About A Vampire
23 Runaway Vampire
24 Immortal Nights
25 Immortal Unchained
26 Immortally Yours
27 Twice Bitten
28 Vampires Like It Hot
29 The Trouble With Vampires


 

 

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Normally, a comment like that would have annoyed Pet and she would have told him she didn’t need his protection. But Pet knew what immortals could do and . . . she was afraid.

 

“Pet?”

 

Her gaze had drifted down to his chest while she thought. Pet lifted her eyes now to meet his and blinked when she noted the silver growing in the black of his irises . . . like mercury in a thermometer expanded when the temperature rose. It was absolutely beautiful, she thought, and then realized his eyes were coming closer.

 

His head was slowly lowering . . . as if he intended to kiss her. She recognized that, and had plenty of time to rebuff him, but didn’t. She was curious, so she lifted her head to him and let her eyes drift closed, and then his mouth was on hers.

 


 

 

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LYNSAY SANDS is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there’s occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus. Please visit her on the web at www.lynsaysands.net.

 

 

 


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