Dakota Trace Stops in to talk about her new book! #blogtour

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Hi everyone!  Before we kick this crazy stop off, I’d like to take a second to thank the lovely Ellie Potts for allowing me and my cranky muse hijack her blog for the day.  Ms. Ellie is a veteran recipient of Livvy’s antics and the fact she let us come back….well that’s a miracle. Speaking of muse…where the hell is she?

*looks around*

Well, damn.  I could’ve swore this was supposed to be the next stop on our tour…  *pulls out list*   “Yeah, today’s the 13th.  *narrows eyes*  I definitely shouldn’t have trusted her to keep to our schedule….something must have distracted her again.

“That would be my master.”

*turns to see redhead just behind me*  Wow, Alyce!  I wasn’t expecting you to be here. *flushes*  I swear I’ll deliver on my promise.  Just as soon as I get the rest of the stuff back from Livvy.  IN fact, she was supposed to bring the next item here…and as usual she didn’t pay attention.

“That would be this item, correct?”   *holds up ginger*

Yeah, that’s it.  How did you get it from her?

*arches a brow*  “Like I’m gonna let her bring something so evil into my home. Do you know what Sir would do if he caught a glimpse of this…”

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“Ummm, something tells me it doesn’t have anything to do with food…”

*shudders*   Highly unlikely.  Ever since he read in one of Nicky’s books about ginger being used to…ah…stimulate…certain areas, I’ve had to keep him out of the produce section at the grocery store.  There was no way in hell I was letting your muse in the front door with one.”

Poor thing.  *struggled to hold in my laughter*  But I can totally understand, no one wants something like this….*takes the ginger* …put where the sun don’t shine.  Maybe I should have a talk with him?

*eyes widen*  “No! Don’t do that, he’ll say I’m topping from the bottom again.  And lord knows I don’t want a repeat of what happened last time.”

Too true. *wrapping an arm around her and giving her a brief squeeze* you’re secret is safe with me.   And thanks for bringing to me. It means we’re one step closer to find all the items to make you a delicious pie.

*turns to readers*

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Just in case you missed it, we’re hunting down the items my dang muse stole, so I can make Alyce and her sweet daughter a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving….all you have to do is enter is enter each clue on the rafflecopter thingy below.  And you’ll earn a chance to win a pretty cool prize from me.   A complete signed print set of the Doms of Napa (1-3), a paracord flogger that I’ll be getting back from Livvy, and some pretty sweet swag.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/1884b4e416/

“I’ll be drawing a winner from the entries on the 19th and posting it on my author facebook page.   Now, I’m off to go wrestle away that flogger from my stubborn muse.  *scratches chin*  Did I forget anything?  Oh yeah, I guess I did.  Benevolent Master, will be on sale up throw the 18th, for $2.99 (which is nearly half off of the original $4.99 cover price.)   So clicky here if you want to save, because on the 19th, the price goes back up.  😀

Again a big thank you to Ellie Potts  for allowing me to take over her blog today.  Be sure to catch me and Livvy tomorrow at V.S. Morgan’s blog.

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Sudden End by H.L. LeRoy (Love this series!) #freedownload until July 21st!

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Sudden EndTitle: Sudden End

Author: H.L. LeRoy

Series: The Fountain of the Earth Series (Prequel)

Genre: YA Dystopian

Publisher: Self-Published

Release Date: May 16, 2015

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook

Blurb/Synopsis:

Long before the events depicted in The Fountain of the Earth, the end came. This is how it happened.

Lisa Evans, sixteen, lives with her mom and dad in a cute little town, Rose Vista, California, It’s an idyllic life, except when you reside at the bottom of your high school’s social ladder. Picked on, laughed at, and embarrassed daily, it’s been rough for Lisa. But the next day things are going to change. She has an opportunity to take her life back.

Then catastrophe strikes. In the beginning, everyone thinks that it’s a simple power outage and everything will be back to normal in a week or two.

Instead, the entire world has gone dark, cities have burned, and the jails have emptied. There is sickness, starvation and death everywhere, and each day that goes by, the population shrinks even further.

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I rubbed my knuckles in my eyes. Every time I blinked, they felt like they had gravel in them. I pulled the curtain aside and looked out. The sun had just started peeking over the eastern foothills, streaks of pink coloring the gray.

No one around, just a few stalled cars in the street.  About an hour before, the sound of motorcycles had finally drifted off, disappearing into the distance. Gone, I hoped, for good.

I’d been up with Chrissie all night. The shotgun blast had skimmed her side and peppered her leg with small pellets. I cleaned and dressed it the best I could and finally got her to sleep on the couch with Lily at her feet. I might have felt safe enough to sleep myself if I didn’t have other plans.

 

It had gotten to the point where we had to leave.

But if Dad or Charlie didn’t get back, we were stuck.

I looked out the window again. A few cars sat in driveways, mostly new so they wouldn’t start. A couple of old ones that probably would start, if we had a key.

I slipped on some dark clothes and slung Dad’s shotgun over my shoulder.

“What are you doing?” Chrissie was sitting up a worried expression on her face.

“We’ve got to figure out a way to get out of here,” I said.

She touched her side. “Isn’t it safer to wait for your dad or Charlie?”

“There’s only dried food left. No running water. Nothing works, and there are bodies rotting outside. It’s not healthy.”

Grabbing the doorknob, I paused, watching my hand tremble.

Can I even do this?

Now that it had come down to it, I was scared.

I turned the knob.

“Where are you going?”

“To try and get a car.”

Chrissie grabbed my hand. “It’s not safe.”

“I know, but we can’t stay here.” I stepped out and shut the door. I heard faint sounds far in the distance. A crash or maybe an explosion. Then a couple of gunshots.

Easing my way out to sidewalk, I hid behind a hedge and listened for a few more seconds. Some birds were chirping in the trees but that was about all.

Across the street, was Mrs. Goldman’s home, her old blue and white Ford sitting in the driveway. It would start, I thought, and we could take Mrs. Goldman where she’d be safe.

Broken glass crunched under my feet as I walked out to the middle of the street. Several of the houses that had been burned the night before, were still smoking.  A dark figure at the end of the block lay crumpled on the sidewalk.

At Mrs. Goldman’s, I peeked in the front room window. The house was a mess, like someone had broken in.

I lifted the brass knocker and let it fall. “Mrs. Goldman? It’s Lisa. Are you okay?”

Something thumped inside, and I put my ear to the door.

“Do you need help?”

The deadbolt clicked and the doorknob started to turn.

“Thank goodness you’re okay.”

The door drifted open and a man stood framed by blood splattered across the entryway wall.

He raised a gun and fired at me. I dropped to the ground, rolling behind a planter. Dark blood spattered the concrete in front of me.

He fired again and chips of brick and concrete stung my face. Scrambling backwards, I pointed the shotgun at the door and jerked the trigger.

I felt sick, like I was going throw up, and then I drifted down into darkness.

 

HLLAuthor Information

  1. L. (Holly) LeRoy is an American short story writer and novelist, author of the award winning Street Crimes anthology and the novel The Fountain of the Earth (Nov. 22, 2013), first in a series of young adult adventures. Book two, Heralds of Juno, will be released in 2015. Born in San Jose, California, LeRoy currently resides in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with his family.

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Other Works by H.L. LeRoy

 

Kindle Worlds

(A LT. Jack Daniels/Jillian Varela Mystery)

One Eight Seven  (1)

Can Be Read As a Stand Alone

Remember the Dead (2)

Can Be Read As a Stand Alone

Pooled Blood (3)

Can Be Read As a Stand Alone

The Fountain of the Earth Series

Sudden End (Prequel)

The Fountain of the Earth (Book 1)

Heralds of Juno (Book 2) Coming 2015

Mysteries

Street Crimes

Hollow Point (Coming Soon)

Malibu Blues (Coming Soon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pooled Blood by H.L. LeRoy by H.L. LeRoy Blog Tour!

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pooledTitle: Pooled Blood

Author: H.L. LeRoy

Series: A LT. Jack Daniels/Jillian Varela Mystery (A loosely tied together series. But any of the stories can be read as a standalone.)

Genre: Thriller/Mystery

Publisher: Kindle Worlds

Release Date: May 3, 2015

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook

Blurb/Synopsis:

After barely surviving the horror of the Parkside Strangler, Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels and her friend, P.I. Jillian Varela, decide to head to Cancun for a little well-deserved R&R.

But instead of a relaxing two weeks at a five star, luxury resort, a grisly death lands at their feet, and a young girl is arrested.

It should be simple, but in Mexico, you are guilty until proven innocent. And if the Policia Federal find out what Jack and Jillian are up to, they’ll be spending a long time in less than luxury accommodations.

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I sat in the chair and the girl tilted it back. What a treat. I hadn’t had my hair washed by someone else in years. It might even have been my prom, when Mom paid.

“Close your eyes. You don’t want to get soap in them.”

I shut my eyes. Then I settled into the chair and relaxed.

The music in the background was some kind of classical piano thing. Not normally my cup of tea, but it was relaxing, and I felt myself start to drift off.

The woman’s fingers moved through my hair while she ran warm water over my scalp. With the spray prickling my skin, she squeezed cool shampoo and stroked it into my hair. I could feel my breathing slow and I started to drift away.

“Hi,” I heard her say.

I didn’t hear a response, but she stopped massaging my scalp for a moment.

After a few seconds, she started again.

“Mmmmm. Relaxing.”

I started to shift my position, and she pushed my head back and began to rinse the shampoo out of my hair. After a moment, her hands squeegeed the water off the sides of my head, settling on my throat.

“That felt goo—”

She clamped down on my windpipe shutting off my air.

My eyes flew open. Standing there wasn’t the girl but a man I didn’t recognize.

I kicked and bucked in the chair as he continued to tighten his grip

I pulled a hand free and jammed my thumb in his eye and gouged. He yelped and slapped a hand over his damaged eye. Rolling out of the chair, I hit the linoleum floor and sprinted toward the door. He grabbed me from behind and spun me into the counter. As he bent me back, I kneed him between the legs.

“Ahggh.” His sour breath hit me in the face.

I clawed through the combs and brushes behind me on the counter looking for something, anything to defend myself. My fingers scraped across the handle of a pair of scissors. I kneed him again, and as he bent over I jammed the scissors in his arm. Jerking loose, I ran to the door and out to the street. Shit! My purse was still in the salon, but I had some money in my pocket and flagged down a cab.

I had him drop me at our hotel and called the police from the bell desk. I tried calling Jillian but she didn’t answer.

It only took Garza a couple of minutes to get there.

After I explained what happened, he escorted me back to the salon.

“This is the place.”

A short, stocky woman with black hair shot with gray and brilliant red lipstick stood behind a cash register.

I looked around. Two older women working on two even older women. No girl. No broken glass on the floor.

“Do you speak English?”

“Si, yes.”

“Where is the young girl?”

“Who?”

“The thin girl with the short hair.”

“No one like that works here.”

“She was here not more than an hour ago. I even left my purse here.” I ran to the back of the salon to the row of sinks. “Here. This sink.”

There was no purse, and my jacket was gone from the coat rack.

“We opened at nine. But I didn’t see you.”

“I didn’t see you either.”

She shrugged.

“Are you sure this is the place?” Garza asked. “There are many hair salons.”

Garza didn’t believe me.

“Just take me back to the hotel,” I said.

Now I had another problem. No purse meant no money, no credit cards and . . . worse, no passport or other identification.

Author Information

 

  1. L. (Holly) LeRoy is an award winning, American short story writer and novelist. Born in San Jose, California, LeRoy currently resides in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with his family.

HLLWhen J. A. Konrath approached me with the opportunity to write in Lieutenant Jack Daniels’ world, I jumped at the chance. Since my other works are in the mystery/thriller/action/adventure genres and tell the stories of strong female protagonists confronting impossible situations, I knew it was a perfect fit.

Amazon Publishing has secured licenses from Warner Bros. Television Group’s Alloy Entertainment for Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and The Vampire Diaries; Valiant Entertainment for Archer & Armstrong, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, and X-O Manowar; J. A. Konrath’s Jack Daniels series, Hugh Howey’s Silo Saga; Barry Eisler’s John Rain novels; Blake Crouch’s Wayward Pines series; and The Foreworld Saga by Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, Eric Bear, Joseph Brassey, Nicole Galland, and Cooper Moo. Licenses for more Worlds are on the way.

Author Links

Amazon Author Page

Blog Random Thoughts

Facebook

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Other Works by H.L. LeRoy

Kindle Worlds

(A LT. Jack Daniels/Jillian Varela Mystery)

One Eight Seven  (1)

Can Be Read As a Stand Alone

Remember the Dead (2)

Can Be Read As a Stand Alone

Pooled Blood (3)

Can Be Read As a Stand Alone

The Fountain of the Earth Series

Sudden End (Prequel)

The Fountain of the Earth (Book 1)

Heralds of Juno (Book 2) Coming 2015

Mysteries

Street Crimes

Hollow Point (Coming Soon)

Malibu Blues (Coming Soon)

Dark Skies by Cecily Magnon Blog Tour


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dark skies ebook_coverTitle: Dark Skies

Author: Cecily Magnon

Series: Order of the Anakim (Book 2) Though Amazon List it as Book 3 because of the Prequel to the Series.

Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy/Supernatural /with elements of Romance

Publisher: 12 Angels Publishing

Release Date: Nov 28 2014

Length: 316 Pages

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

Passions are erupting.

Cryptic alliances are forming.

Armies are gathering.

And the fabric between good and evil is slowly tearing open.

 

Time is running out on Elysa and The Order of the Anakim. A gathering gloom hangs heavy over their mystic realm as the demon hordes measure a final deathblow in their age-old struggle. Step by step, the demons murder, capture, and conjure their way to a realm unified by utter darkness. Their ruthless queen Ashtaroth, guided only by ambition and her voracious thirst for carnal pleasures, masterminds their rising tide of evil.

The Order must unify its splintering members to meet the defining challenge of their history… or pass forever into oblivion.

But in a world where magic, warfare, and sinister prophecies rule the day… in the night, vile enemies may seek the warmth in each other’s touch.

At this vital juncture, Elysa’s passion is lured by a wicked voice both arousing and terrifying. If the love between Elysa and Jarron is eternal, it will have to overcome pressures seen and unseen and withstand the crush of an all-out attack by demon forces.

Darkness is bleeding its treachery into our world and Elysa and The Order of the Anakim must find a way to combat the gathering doom.

Dark Skies will sweep legions of fantasy fiction fans into Elysa Amalfi’s thrilling and treacherous world of the supernatural.

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Easily moving across the length of the Golden Gate Bridge, he felt the accelerator sinking toward the floor, the massive engine of the SUV easily accommodating the demand for speed.

He didn’t need to be instructed to accelerate. He understood exactly what she was asking. Anakim lands were protected and as soon as they crossed into their border, they would be safe from the demon’s advance.

Thick fog rolled in, gathering around the vehicle and surrounding it in dark clouds. The windows became wet with condensation, obscuring his view of the path ahead. The vehicle trembled, fishtailing over the slick asphalt, the tires spinning without traction, coasting on the pools of water that came with the fog. “Fuck,” Caleb bit out. “Hang on.”

The condensation around the SUV collected, solidified, then separated into eight humanoid forms — Water Demons. They shrieked an ear-piercing call, rattling the reinforced windows. Caleb’s eyes darted to the rearview mirror. He could see Samantha protectively hunched over Ellie’s father. She had her eyes closed and was rapidly mouthing something as she swayed with the movements of the car.

Two of the demons swung from either side of the car and onto the top of the hood. They pushed their faceless heads into the windshield, drowning the glass in running water. Caleb stomped down on the breaks, lurching the car forward and flinging the demons off the hood.

Caleb tried to drive away, stomping heavily on the gas pedal, making the tires squeal over the pavement. A demon jumped on the hood, the heavy impact popping the back of the SUV up in the air. He heard Samantha let out a small yelp as the SUV landed heavily on the back tires. “Is Will okay?” he called back as he stared at the Water Demon trying to push through the windshield. It was craning its neck to catch a glimpse of the passengers in the back.

“They want Will,” Samantha hissed. She had him completely shielded underneath her body. In the darkness, it would have been difficult to discern another body underneath her, let alone identify who it was.

“Why?” Caleb growled, keeping his eyes on the demon. It had grown, combining with the other demons and forming one huge being with the strength of a rushing river. It started punching at the windshield. “The glass is reinforced, but all it will take is one crack and these bastards will drown us.”

“He’s a threat. They want him dead,” Samantha yelled over the shrieking. The demons were doubling their effort to crack the glass.

His eyes darted toward Isabel. She sat calmly in her seat, but her back was rigid, her head held high. “Caleb, let’s take this battle outside.” It was an order from the High Mother.

“The demons are not affected by any type of weapons. The only thing that has stopped them has been heat; fire from Adam, lighting from Ellie. Nic slowed them down with a huge blast of air, but it was temporary.”

“Let’s see how they react to Earthly powers, shall we?”

 

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Prelude to a StormTitle: Prelude to a Storm

Series: Order of the Anakim (Prequel) Though Amazon List it as Book 1 of the Series.

Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy/Supernatural /with elements of Romance

Publisher: 12 Angels Publishing

Release Date: May 4 2014

Length: 44 Pages

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

Sarah Amalfi and her best friend Samantha are headed to Tijuana looking for some summer fun after their high school graduation… but there’s something far more sinister looming over this road trip than an innocent shopping trip at Tijuana’s famous market place… Warnings from strangers, a vicious attack by a shadowy assailant, a charismatic stranger named Will… What do they want with Sarah? Sarah is forced to consider that there was nothing chance about her meeting with Will, but how can she accept the fantastic possibilities that Will presents to her? A hidden realm within our own, governed by cryptic magic, ancient alliances, demons… and passion beyond her understanding The truth comes hard and fast in this riveting prequel to the romantic supernatural awakening of Gathering Storm!

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Gathering StormTitle: Gathering Storm

Series: Order of the Anakim (Book 1) Though Amazon List it as Book 2 of the Series because of the Prequel.

Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy/Supernatural /with elements of Romance

Publisher: 12 Angels Publishing

Release Date: May 9 2014

Length: 247 Pages

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

Sarah Amalfi and her best friend Samantha are headed to Tijuana looking for some summer fun after their high school graduation… but there’s something far more sinister looming over this road trip than an innocent shopping trip at Tijuana’s famous market place… Warnings from strangers, a vicious attack by a shadowy assailant, a charismatic stranger named Will… What do they want with Sarah? Sarah is forced to consider that there was nothing chance about her meeting with Will, but how can she accept the fantastic possibilities that Will presents to her? A hidden realm within our own, governed by cryptic magic, ancient alliances, demons… and passion beyond her understanding The truth comes hard and fast in this riveting prequel to the romantic supernatural awakening of Gathering Storm!

 

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CMlogo-light-bgCecily Magnon is from the fertile valleys of northern California, where she lives with her husband and kids, and gets inspired by the diversity, beauty, and bounty of the people and of the land around her.

A self-proclaimed nerd girl, Cecily has had a fascination with all topics outside of the norm since she was a little girl. Things of fantasy, magick, sci-fi, the supernatural, and day dreams are the juice that nourishes her imagination and infuse into her writing.

According to Cecily, there is no such thing as “ordinary” when you believe and you see that the everyday is filled with magick.

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Check out http://cecilymagnon.iggylife.com/ it is offering a free PDF Copy of Gathering Storm to Any and All that request it.

Remember the Dead by H.L. LeRoy Blog Tour

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JAKonrathKW_RememberTheDead_FrontFINALTitle: Remember the Dead

Author: H.L. LeRoy

Series: A LT. Jack Daniels/Jillian Varela Mystery (A loosely tied together series. But any of the stories can be read as a standalone.)

Genre: Thriller/Mystery

Publisher: Kindle Worlds

Release Date: Mar 2, 2015

Edition/Formats Available In: eBook

Blurb/Synopsis:

In the world of serial killer hunters, Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels is a legend and well known in every cop shop in America. But when one gruesomely posed body after another are discovered in the middle of Chicago, ambitious politicians and an aggressive press are threatening to derail Jack’s investigation.

And with her partner Herb on an extended second honeymoon in Mexico, it doesn’t look like help is on the horizon.

Then a friend from California, P.I. Jillian Varela, shows up on a job that parallels Jack’s case. Together they pursue the killer into a nightmare world of obsession, torture, and murder where no one may survive.

A dark follow up to the first Jack Daniels/Jillian Varela mystery, ONE EIGHT SEVEN.

 

 

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Ashley looked in the mirror while she brushed on the finishing touches of her smoky night face. Cat eyes and high gloss nude lips. She worked a small round brush and a hair dryer through her blue streaked pixie cut. With a pair of nail scissors, she snipped away a straggle dangling on her forehead. Blowing on her black-painted nails, she spent a minute or two deciding on glitter or rhinestones for the tips.

Rhinestones.

Drenched in a fragrance that smelled like sex, she tugged on an expensive pair of tight-ass jeans and buttoned her silver see-through top. Stepping into a pair of red spikes, she turned in front of the mirror.

Hot.

She slipped on a fur lined bomber jacket and looked out the window. The cab was already waiting. The ride to Chicago from Lake Forest was going to be expensive, but she didn’t care. Daddy was going to pay for it whether he knew it or not.

“Where to?”

“Pink Paradise, but I need to stop first.” She gave him an address in Uptown.

“Your funeral,” the cabby said.

He dropped her on the corner and waited.

The wind had started whipping across the lake, specks of ice picking at her face. Going to snow, she thought. Fortunately, it didn’t take her long to find the same sketchy asshole she’d dealt with before. She bought an eight and rubbed a little on her gums, as she hurried back to the cab.

The cab hissed through the Chicago streets to West Addison where the Pink Paradise sat, gaudy and loud. A wet snow had come, still thin, it spattered the windshield. Puddles in the road reflected the blues, pinks, and purples of neon lights and oil sheen. Slush drizzled off the awning edges, sheeting into the gutter.

She paid the cover, slipped past the crowd, heading straight to the lady’s room where she did a couple of lines on the toilet tank lid.

A little more on her gums, and she took another look in the mirror.

I hope he’s here.

The dance floor writhed with bodies, the rave in full swing. While a shirtless, tatted up DJ worked a constant, steady assault of nosebleed techno, Ashley wove into the crowd.

After an hour, she broke away and headed back to the bathroom for a recharge. On the way out, she felt a light touch on the back of her neck. Turning, she slipped her arms around the man standing there, lights playing across his face.

“You came.”

“Told you I would.” He slipped a blue pill between her lips. “A little helper.”

They danced for a long time, finally taking a moment to grab a beer.

He slipped another pill in her mouth. “Let’s leave.”

Ashley swallowed. “I’m not ready.”

He frowned and reached for her arm.

Author Information

  1. L. (Holly) LeRoy is an award winning, American short story writer and novelist. Born in San Jose, California, LeRoy currently resides in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with his family.

HLLWhen J. A. Konrath approached me with the opportunity to write in Lieutenant Jack Daniels’ world, I jumped at the chance. Since my other works are in the mystery/thriller/action/adventure genres and tell the stories of strong female protagonists confronting impossible situations, I knew it was a perfect fit.

Amazon Publishing has secured licenses from Warner Bros. Television Group’s Alloy Entertainment for Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and The Vampire Diaries; Valiant Entertainment for Archer & Armstrong, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, and X-O Manowar; J. A. Konrath’s Jack Daniels series, Hugh Howey’s Silo Saga; Barry Eisler’s John Rain novels; Blake Crouch’s Wayward Pines series; and The Foreworld Saga by Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, Eric Bear, Joseph Brassey, Nicole Galland, and Cooper Moo. Licenses for more Worlds are on the way.

Author Links

Amazon Author Page

Blog Random Thoughts

Facebook

Goodreads

Twitter

 

Other Works by H.L. LeRoy

Kindle Worlds

(A LT. Jack Daniels/Jillian Varela Mystery)

One Eight Seven  (1)

Can Be Read As a Stand Alone

Remember the Dead (2)

Can Be Read As a Stand Alone

Pooled Blood (3)

Can Be Read As a Stand Alone

The Fountain of the Earth Series

Sudden End (Prequel)

The Fountain of the Earth (Book 1)

Heralds of Juno (Book 2) Coming 2015

Mysteries

Street Crimes

Hollow Point (Coming Soon)

Malibu Blues (Coming Soon)

Sex God by Matthew Armstrong Tour

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Sex GodTitle: Sex God

Author: Matthew Armstrong

Series: Stand Alone

Genre: Erotica

Publisher: Be Your Potential Books

Release Date: Mar 28 2015

Edition/Formats: eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

Short Blurb

Unfulfilled in his marriage and life, Alex Sterling makes an indecent proposal to his wife, Angela, which sets them off on an erotic adventure of self-discovery, revealing dark and repressed parts of themselves. On the verge of losing everything that is most important to him, Alex is a man in early life crisis, playing a high-stakes game and going to extreme measures to save what he values most. Is he going through a mental breakdown or is this some sort of spiritual transformation? He has no idea as his grasp on reality crumbles and all his worst fears are inevitably realized.

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Alex Sterling and his wife Angela are a young couple with two children Tristan and Holly living on the Costa del Sol in Spain. They seem to be the perfect couple with two bright young children, and despite their escalating money worries, they are living an incredible lifestyle on the sunny Mediterranean coast.

But beneath the surface, Alex is unfulfilled in his life and marriage and decides to risk it all by making an indecent proposal to Angela in a last ditch attempt to revive their flat-lining lives. He proposes an open-relationship, which much to his surprise opens a repressed Pandora ’s Box for Angela, a side of her that he has never known — setting them off on an erotic adventure that would make anyone’s head spin and juices flow. It seems to have been a good decision with amongst other intense erotic encounters, it introduces them to BDSM, the swingers’ scene and even finds them on a Russian billionaire’s yacht in a Jacuzzi with the billionaire’s blonde bombshell daughter. Their eyes are opened to the many dimensions of erotic experience two lovers can have, but these experiences are not without their risks.

A turn of unfavourable events manifest, from his kids being expelled from school for a failure to keep up with school fees, to the arrest of the swingers party hosts for secret filming and blackmail. All of this sends Angela into meltdown, blaming and resenting Alex for directing their lives to this point of no return. Alex’s worst fears are then realised as Angela abruptly ups and leaves with the children, moving to Portugal to live with an ex soccer star, old flame from her past — A man of means and a man of power, who Alex feels he is no match for. Alex’s world falls apart around him and a mental breakdown ensues catapulting him on a spiritual pilgrimage as he scrambles to regain his sanity. On this pilgrimage he encounters Lalita an exotic tantra goddess, who he immediately becomes infatuated with and who introduces him to yet another dimension of unity through tantra. She disappears from his life as quick as she entered it and Alex is almost driven crazy once more attempting to find her along the pilgrim’s way.

His pilgrimage offers him much more than he bargained for as he is forced to overcome intense and excruciating physical pain, ego transcendence and a near death experience where instead of running to sure safety, he faces down some wild mountain dogs that have viciously attacked a Japanese pilgrim; and in the process saves her life and becomes revered by her group. He then makes another difficult decision as to whether to return home or remain a pilgrim in the special land, a place and an identity that he has become very much at home with.

Upon arriving home, Alex is overcome and uplifted by two startling and monumental events. First a business partnership from a chance meeting earlier on the billionaire’s yacht, that proposes to put an end to all his money worries for a lifetime. Secondly the surprise return of Angela and the children. Alex is irrevocably changed and transformed from the culmination of the entire adventure, as is Angela, who finally reveals to him the skeletons that were in her closet that had contributed too many of their previous underlying relationship troubles — the truth clearing the way for their future together. But their adventure is far from over. On the contrary it has only just begun.

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“I think that it was a really great thing you did when you suggested the open relationship. So many men would just go off and have affairs, but you freed both of us to be ourselves and experience our own sexuality however we want and with whomever we want. I admire you for that,” Angela says, the sincerity in her voice and admiration in her eyes evident.

I take a deep breath and sigh. “I did, didn’t I?” We sit in silence for a moment as I formulate in my head what I am going to say next.

“So, who is he?” I say, deciding to tread carefully forward.

“Who’s who?” Angela replies.

“The guy that you have been messaging on your phone every day for the past month.”

“How do you know I have been messaging a guy?”

“Angela, I am not stupid. Some nights you have stayed up until 2 a.m. and I can hear your phone bleeping every couple of minutes. I have seen you almost run to see the message when it bleeps, dropping whatever you are doing at the time. The bleep that your phone is making is different from the messaging service that you normally use. It’s obvious, so please just be open with me.”

“Okay, Columbo, you got me. But just remember that it was you who suggested the open relationship. You did this. So you can’t be upset or angry with me for anything. Okay?”

“Angela, I am not upset or angry. I am excited for us. I didn’t expect things to go as they have. I didn’t think that I would have lost my desire to pursue the women I wanted to have sex with, I didn’t think that you would have been so quick off the mark with whatever you have been doing and I didn’t think that my attraction and desire for you would have gone through the roof as it has.”

Angela sighs and looks away. “You’re trying to make me feel bad, aren’t you?”

“No, of course not. I didn’t think that you would be interested in any other guys but I can see a new lease on life in you and I am happy about that. Your excitement and enthusiasm is infectious and to be honest I am really getting off on it.” Angela looks at me; she seems lost for words.

“So tell me about him. Who is this mystery guy you have been messaging every day? Did you sign up to one of those casual dating sites or something?” I say, feigning ignorance.

“Alex…I don ́t want to upset you.”

“Do I look upset? No, I am happy for you and I just want us to be open and honest about everything.

 

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Matthew ArmstrongMatthew Armstrong comes from Irish descent, attending the same grammar school as Oscar Wild — but only for a short while, as he was expelled for speaking his mind and not conforming.

Through two decades of living and travelling in 6 continents, he has gained much life experience and studied many cultures and ways of life along the way.

Originally an Author of non-fiction, covering topics from health, philosophy, relationships, spirituality & human potential, Matthew now finds his inspiration in writing fiction.

His first novel ‘Sex God’ is a ground breaking work that brings a breath of fresh air to the erotica genre and sets a new standard for other authors in this genre to follow.

Matthew lives on the east coast of Spain with his family, and generally spends his days teaching martial arts, writing in cafes and playing on the beach with his son.

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One Eight Seven by H.L. LeRoy Blog Tour

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JAKonrathKW_OneEightSeven_FrontFINALTitle: One Eight Seven

Author: H.L. LeRoy

Series: ALT. Jack Daniels/Jillian Varela Mystery (A loosely tied together series. But any of the stories can be read as a standalone.)

Genre: Thriller/Mystery

Publisher: Kindle Worlds

Release Date: Mar 2, 2015

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Lt. “Jack” Daniels’ mom doesn’t just enjoy guilt trips she buys your ticket, packs your bag, and stamps your passport. Now she has Jack reluctantly heading to San Francisco in an effort to solve the murder of a drag queen superstar.

Teamed up with a tough-as-nails local P.I., Jillian Varela, Jack figures it will be an easy case. But what her mom didn’t tell her was that she would be helping a Mafia don with a long list of enemies.

As the bodies begin to stack up, it becomes obvious that Mom’s “simple job” has turned into something both dangerous and deadly.

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It was three-fifteen in San Francisco making it five-fifteen p.m. in Chicago. Herb would already be down the stairs and headed to his car. That left one person I could call. My erstwhile partner, Harry McGlade, now a third-rate, bordering on worthless P.I. Besides being a major thorn in my side, Harry had sold a stupid TV series, Fatal Autonomy, with a supporting character based on me. The writer had placed the fictional Jack Daniels on the extreme low end of the stupid scale, and the whole thing had damn near ruined my police career.

I decided that I didn’t want to talk to Harry after all, and I started to hang up.

Too late. The phone rang once and he picked up. “Thank God. After the ball gag problem last night, I was worried you wouldn’t call me again.”

“Harry, it’s Jack.”

“Jackie! I thought you were my date from last night. She—”

“Stop! I don’t want to hear about it.”

“Okay. Sure. Hey, I hear you’re in San Francisco consorting with drag queens.”

I’m going to clobber Herb and his big mouth. “I need you to check out a P.I. for me. Name of Jillian Varela, based in San Jose.”

“Give me a second.” I heard Harry tapping on his computer.

Harry whistled. “I’ve got a picture. Get a load of her. She’s hot.”

There was silence for a few seconds. Silence where Harry was involved was never good.

“Harry? What are you doing?”

“I’m—uh . . .”

“Never mind. Forget I even brought it up.”

“Say, can I come out and help you?”

Having Harry come out ranked right up there with removing my eyes with a grapefruit spoon. “No, you can’t come out. Tell me her background.”

“She’s thirty. Her dad and mom escaped from Cuba. They had two daughters, Jillian and Lisa. Jillian joined the Marines, staying two tours as an MP. Um. She became a cop, but only for a couple of years. She quit and opened a gym. She runs her P.I. business out of the back. At least ask her if she needs a partner.”

“Background, McGlade.”

“She’s had success. She solved a child killer cold case. When she caught up to the guy he was trying to snatch a ten year old off the street and she beat the crap out of him before calling the police. Then she got the goods on a skeevy cop taking protection money from an underage prostitute. She also caught a serial killer who’d been active in three states. She fights MMA for fun. She sounds even tougher than you.”

Not likely. “That it?”

“When the two of you team up, you’ll be Jack and Jillian. That’s pretty good, huh?”

“Shut up Harry. Is that it?”

“No. Tell me again why we shouldn’t get married.”

“We’re not the same species?”

“Jackie, you hurt me.”

“It’ll be okay, Harry. You’ll find someone to love, someone who won’t turn you in.”

“Maybe.”

“Goodbye Harry.”

“Wait a minute. Tell your blubbery partner I found his mom on the internet. She looks— ”

I hung up.

Harry’s the guy who asks, “What is that perfume?” right after he farts so everyone takes a deep breath. What an idiot.

I called the number Phil had given me. Jillian answered, directing me to an address on Broadway.

Okay, Jillian Varela. You sound professional, and you’ve been successful. I’ll talk to you, but I’m still going to be on a redeye.

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  1. L. (Holly) LeRoy is an award winning, American short story writer and novelist. Born in San Jose, California, LeRoy currently resides in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with his family.

HLLWhen J. A. Konrath approached me with the opportunity to write in Lieutenant Jack Daniels’ world, I jumped at the chance. Since my other works are in the mystery/thriller/action/adventure genres and tell the stories of strong female protagonists confronting impossible situations, I knew it was a perfect fit.

Amazon Publishing has secured licenses from Warner Bros. Television Group’s Alloy Entertainment for Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and The Vampire Diaries; Valiant Entertainment for Archer & Armstrong, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, and X-O Manowar; J. A. Konrath’s Jack Daniels series, Hugh Howey’s Silo Saga; Barry Eisler’s John Rain novels; Blake Crouch’s Wayward Pines series; and The Foreworld Saga by Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, Eric Bear, Joseph Brassey, Nicole Galland, and Cooper Moo. Licenses for more Worlds are on the way.

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Can Be Read As a Stand Alone

Remember the Dead (2)

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Maris by Isaiyan Morrison Blog Tour!

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00024]Title: Maris

Author: Isaiyan Morrison

Series: The Brotherhood Files (This book can be read on its own however, it is part of The Deamhan Chronicles.)

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Self Published

Release Date: Mar 10 2015

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She gave me her blood, and my life changed forever.

Anastasia. My sire. The only influential figure in my already-fragile life. She did this to me. She caused all the pain and suffering. There was a time I believed I owed her everything. After all, she gave me immortality and the never-ending thirst for the energy contained in the blood of my victims.

But now vampires hunt me and the humans want to use me as their personal weapon. They believe I’m some kind of apotropaic figurine that can damn all Deamhan and force us back into hell where we belong. Me? I just want to live. I just want to be Maris. That way, the only one I can damn is myself.

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Isaiyan Morrison was born and raised in Minnesota. She moved to San Diego, California while in the Navy. After serving four years of active duty, she moved to Los Angeles. After a few years, she moved back to Minnesota where she started to pursue her dream to be an author. Maris is the first novel in The Brotherhood Files and the fourth book which takes place in the Deamhan Universe. She now resides in Texas with her two cats, three pit bull dogs, and four guinea pigs.

 

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I knew my name, Maris, and that my mother worked as a prostitute in a famous brothel located in the Irish slums just outside of London, but I didn’t how I ended up in this unknown location.

Every thought about my mother started off the same. She tried to abort her pregnancy because it interfered with her ‘job.’ After my birth she kept me locked up in the corner of the room in the solid brass baby cradle that one of her clients gave her as payment. She tended to me as least as she could and when I was old enough to walk and understand what exactly was going on, she locked me inside her closet where I remained until sunrise.

With her death from cholera a year ago, I found myself forced to earn my way.  I had only two options: follow in her footsteps or leave the whorehouse to fend for myself. I pissed myself at the thought of trying to survive out there; in the world, all alone. At least I knew that I would have two hot meals, my mother’s old ragged bed, and a room of my own if I stayed.

I made a promise to myself. I would take over my mother’s client list. I would stay as long as I had to. I would save up as much money as I could and eventually leave for greener pastures. I struggled, though, as the years passed. Some of her clients enjoyed me while others couldn’t handle the fact that I, a post-puberty teenager, would submit myself to that line of work. But I did and there were nights that I wished I hadn’t. I had reached the midpoint of my savings goal when my life changed forever. I was almost there. I almost made it.

One night three large men with sharp teeth stormed into my room. I didn’t know who they were or what they wanted with me. One of them grabbed me by the shoulders and pushed me violently against the wall, demanding that I tell him my name. When I answered his question with a question of my own, he smacked me, slicing the left side of my face. That was when things began to go from scary to downright crazy. He placed his mouth over my opened flesh and began to suck the blood from my wound. That was the last thing I remembered before I blacked out and awoke to three individuals—two females and one male—standing over me.

Fire and Ice by Andrew Grey Blog Tour & #giveaway

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FireAndIceTitle: Fire and Ice

Author: Andrew Grey

Series: Carlisle Cops (Book 2)

Genre:  M/M Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: May 2015

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Carter Schunk is a dedicated police officer with a difficult past and a big heart.  When he’s called to a domestic disturbance, he finds a fatally injured woman, and a child, Alex, who is in desperate need of care. Child Services is called, and the last man on earth Carter wants to see walks through the door. Carter had a fling with Donald a year ago and found him as cold as ice since it ended.

Donald (Ice) Ickle has had a hard life he shares with no one, and he’s closed his heart to all. It’s partly to keep himself from getting hurt and partly the way he deals with a job he’s good at, because he does what needs to be done without getting emotionally involved.  When he meets Carter again, he maintains his usual distance, but Carter gets under his skin, and against his better judgment, Donald lets Carter guilt him into taking Alex when there isn’t other foster care available. Carter even offers to help care for the boy.

Donald has a past he doesn’t want to discuss with anyone, least of all Carter, who has his own past he’d just as soon keep to himself. But it’s Alex’s secrets that could either pull them together or rip them apart—secrets the boy isn’t able to tell them and yet could be the key to happiness for all of them.

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“It’s okay,” Carter soothed. He parked the car and hurried around, opened the door, and unhooked Alex from the seat belt. Then he pulled him out of the car and into his arms. He was shaking like a leaf. “There’s nothing to be afraid of.”

Alex looked up at the building and shook in Carter’s arms. A car pulled in behind them, and Donald got out and strode over to where they were standing. “He’s mean,” Alex whispered as Donald stepped closer to them.

“No, he’s not. He’s just—” Carter smiled. “—grumpy.” He tickled Alex slightly, and Alex giggled and wrapped his arms around Carter’s neck.

“I’m professional, not grumpy,” Donald said and walked toward the front door of the hospital.

Carter followed along behind. “He is grumpy,” he said to Alex and walked inside.

Donald was already at the desk, and after a few minutes, he returned and motioned them to the chairs. “We need to wait, but it shouldn’t be long. I used your name as well.”

Carter looked at the woman behind the desk, and she smiled brightly at him. He sighed and sat down. Alex stayed on his lap, and Donald sat next to him. They didn’t talk, but every few minutes Donald shifted nervously. Carter kept his attention on Alex, but every few minutes he couldn’t help taking a peek at Donald in his suit and tie, all buttoned up.

Carter knew the exquisite body that lay hidden under those clothes. He and Donald had… well, they’d had a fling, a one-night stand that had ended up stretching out over an entire weekend a year earlier. It had been hot, sweaty, and Carter had thought well worth repeating as many times as possible, but obviously Icicle hadn’t. As soon as the weekend was over, Carter realized just why everyone referred to him as Ice, because Carter didn’t just get the cold shoulder; he’d had his nuts frozen off completely.

“You can go on through,” a nurse said when she came out to get them. Carter stood and followed her, still carrying Alex.

“I can take him. There’s no need for you to spend your entire evening here with him,” Donald said and carefully reached for Alex. He didn’t try to bite him again, but he most definitely was not happy, and after a few moments, he simply began to cry. Not whimpers, but out and out wailing, with tears of desperation.

“It’s all right. I’ll stay with him. Maybe he’ll calm down.” Alex practically jumped away from Donald and back into Carter’s arms. That seemed to settle things, and they walked together to an examining room.

Carter laid Alex on the bed and hoped he’d stay there. Thankfully it seemed comfortable enough, and Alex stayed still. Carter found the switch and dimmed the lights. Alex yawned, and Carter held his hand. Eventually the little guy fell asleep. “I have no idea how long he’s been awake.”

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Andrew Grey (1)Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.

Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing)  He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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At First Blush by Jeanie Grey Blog Tour #giveaway #blogtour

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At First BlushTitle: At First Blush

Author: Jeanie Grey

Series: Nick & Serran Series (Book 1)

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self Published

Release Date: May 8 2015

Edition/Formats: eBook (May) & Print (June/July)

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“There was no such thing as a soulmate. As for the intense connection…well, it must have been her imagination. There was no man who would instinctively understand her, no man who could read her mind. No man who could turn her on with just a look or a word, no man whose touch would override her reason and turn her into the embodiment of passion. And the sooner she let go of that fantasy completely, the sooner she could approach romantic relationships with a clear head and appreciate what she had instead of pining over everything she imagined she was missing.”

SERRAN WINTERS is determined to let the fantasy of Nick Enfield go. So why does she find herself asking him to dinner while on tour with her latest romance novel? Perhaps it’s because she feels safe in disguise as her pseudonym, Jane Garfield. Besides, it’s only a couple of hours…until a hurricane leaves her stranded at his house for three days.

Despite NICK ENFIELD’s deep hurt and growing bitterness since his divorce, something about the romance author entrances him from the first moment he sees her. But when he discovers she’s married, he’s determined to resist the intense attraction between them in spite of her mixed signals. If only his body’s reaction to her weren’t making it so hard to keep her marital status in mind.

At First Blush is a story about fantasy versus reality in love and romance, the nature of attraction and connection, and the reasons we choose to fight or follow our impulses.

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She’d been right all along; she should never have allowed him to touch her. This went beyond imagination. Beyond fantasy. Beyond anything she’d dreamed possible.

She’d kissed plenty of men in her adult life. Even a couple of women. It was usually a pleasurable experience, sometimes even arousing. But she’d had no idea that a mere kiss could set her whole body on fire and blow all coherent thought from her mind like leaves scattering before a strong wind. She’d never imagined that she had hidden within her an animalistic desire like the one that urged her to grasp his hair or grind her hips. She felt like she was floating and yet her body was heavy with desire too.

How was she supposed to come back from this? How could she ever bear another man’s kiss, knowing that this…this magic was possible? She was spoiled for life.

But then he pulled back for a moment. “Jane,” he said, and it snapped her out of it immediately. She stiffened in his arms and tried to step away, but he held her firmly against him. His solid chest against her yielding one, the heat in his eyes, and the intense awareness of how perfectly their bodies fit together threatened to steal her thoughts away again, and the self-preserving part of her clawed at her to get out now while she still held onto a thread of her sanity.

“Please,” she said, her voice a whisper of desperation. “Please let me go.”

For a moment she thought he wouldn’t. But then he relaxed his arms a fraction, and the expression in his eyes changed. She sensed how hard it was for him to make his fingers unclench from around her waist and take half a step back. As soon as he did, she felt colder and had to resist the urge to follow him, to press her body against him and lose herself in his kiss once more.

Clenching her hands at her sides, Serran managed, “I— I need to go. Now. I need to go back to the hotel.”

Nick’s gaze was burning into her, but then her words seemed to register and his expression changed to one of surprise. “What? But…you can’t go.” His voice was soft, persuasive. He said it as though it were a fact rather than his wish.

She took a deep breath and closed her eyes for a moment, steeling herself against his charm. “No, I have to go. I can’t stay here with you. Please understand—”

“No, I mean you can’t go,” he said, and something in his tone made her pause.

She opened her eyes and looked straight at him.

“Listen,” he said.

She waited for him to go on, but he didn’t. Then she realized he meant listen as in, she was supposed to be listening for some other sound.

That’s when she heard the wind howling around the front porch of the house and realized it was raining hard. She turned her head to look out the window, but it was too dark outside to see.

“Because it’s raining?” she said, her brow furrowing now.

“It’s not just rain, it’s a hurricane.”

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Jeanie Grey writes sophisticated, steamy, unconventional romance and erotica for readers who like to think. A person of relatively simple pleasures, her list of favorite things in life includes dark chocolate, foreign films, Lady Grey tea, men wearing sweaters, and curling up in bed all day with a delicious romance novel. Jeanie is the author of the Lilly Frank trilogy and Crouch and Other Short Stories. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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