Rain Storm by Susana Mohel #NewRelease #Romance @InkSlingerPR @SMohel


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About RAINSTORM

People say when you’re dying your entire life passes before your eyes.
But it is not my time.
I’m not about to take my final breath.
Although it feels like the end of my life.
The blue folder sits, stamped with bold black letters.
Laughing at me. Mocking my marriage. Targeting my dream.
All is going away, imploding. The future I’ve envisioned becoming just debris.
The man I love requesting a divorce.
Making me collapse.
Drowning in an ocean of pain and confusion, I refuse to let this end my life.
This is hard, but I’m stronger.
The rainstorm is hitting me full force, but I’ll stand.
After all, I’m the woman who owns the sunshine.

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Excerpt

 

“Hey…” He smiled, as a fresh strawberry margarita magically appeared in front of me, and although my jaw was already practically on the floor because of those glimpses of him I’d been stealing, they were nothing compared to having him so close. Those eyes, blue as the flames burning my skin. Scorching me. Branding my soul.

But still, this had to stop. It was ridiculous, and not at all how I should be reacting to a random stranger. He’d probably just recognized me and was a little starstruck. It happened occasionally, one of the penalties of being a minor TV celebrity.

I straightened my shoulders as I turned to cut him off, because if he was under the impression that I was some kind of a bimbo he was so, so wrong.

“Thank you, but I’m not interested, and as you can see I already have my own drink,” was all I could muster up. Although I was pretty sure he already knew who I was, he made no mention of it.

Bring it on.

His full lips curved in a smirk. I turned to look at Mandy Sue, who was staring at us like a hawk. A stunned one, I should add.

He said something in Mandy’s ear and she almost choked, her gray eyes as wide as saucers.

“What is it you want?” I asked, shaking my head at my friend’s reaction to whatever he’d said. “Who are you?”

“Just a random guy,” he replied with a smile, and my own faded.

Just a random guy, I thought while gazing at him. No, that was not true. A random guy would not look like that. There was nothing random about him. How his Henley T-shirt fit him and how I wanted to draw a road on his skin going south…

There was nothing random about the way my body reacted to his presence, alienating all my senses. Those eyes watching me so intensely as if they knew all the secrets of my body… and my soul.

There was nothing random about the way I trembled when his hand touched my shoulder softly, warming my skin; proclaiming that I was his and at the same time announcing to the world that he was mine.

There was definitely nothing random about the way he made me feel.

He was gorgeous in a panty-dropping way. More than that, some earth-shattering vibration was coming to me through the space separating us.

No, there was nothing random about him. About us.

“I’m Chase,” he stated confidently, his stare not dropping, not even slightly. Clearly, he was the kind of man who knew what he wanted. “Chase Holland.”

He’d set the course.

His determination like a spell between us.

He wasn’t even attempting to hide his intentions, no acting like a wolf in sheep’s clothing for him.

He was a hunter. The chaser. And clearly, he wanted me as his prey.

“And she’s Roselynn,” my friend offered on my behalf, even though I was right there, wondering where there was a hot potato to shove in her mouth when I needed it.

 

 

About SUSANA MOHEL

Author, wife, and mother of a girl and a puppy. I love the happily ever after. Believer & dreamer. I live in my own world, sipping Ginger Ale and lime. I’m always plotting my next book, coloring pages, and reading.

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A Teaspoon of Trouble by @ShirleyJump #Romance #BookReview


Type-A chef Carolyn Henderson has walked away from her job at a trendy NYC restaurant after an abrupt family tragedy. Now, as a guardian to her four-year-old niece, Emma, and a very disobedient mutt – kids and dogs are so not her skill set – moving back to Marietta, Montana seems the best temporary option. But when confronted by her parents’ declining health, Carolyn has to face reality. And she’s going to need some serious help. So who better to ask than Matthew West, a blast from her high school past… and as hunky and helpful as ever.

Vet – and very eligible, if reluctant, Bachelor – Matthew West can’t believe his luck when his high school crush stumbles through his door. Dogs, kids, and gorgeous damsels in distress. Carolyn needs help with the pup, and he needs help whipping up delicious concoctions for the Bachelor Bake-Off. So she wants to make a deal: dog obedience lessons for cooking tips… but Matthew wants to broker quite a bit more…

Biography

When she’s not writing books, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump competes in triathlons, mostly because all that training lets her justify mid-day naps and a second slice of chocolate cake. She’s published more than 60 books in 24 languages, although she’s too geographically challenged to find any of those countries on a map.

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My Review

When chef Carolyn Henderson receives the fateful phone call about her sister’s death, she is shocked to learn she is now the legal guardian to a precocious four-year-old and a rambunctious puppy- neither of which fit into her busy lifestyle. Thinking she can talk her parents into keeping Emma, Carolyn returns to her childhood home of Marietta, Montana and runs into the one person she’d hoped to avoid- her ex-boyfriend.

Veterinarian Matthew West can’t understand how he let himself get talked into participating in a bake-off fundraising event and soon realizes he’s going to need help if he doesn’t want to look like an idiot in front of the entire town.

Serendipity occurs when he runs into his -the-one-who-got-away girlfriend, Carolyn, and they strike a bargain to help each other- no strings attached.

Will these two star-crossed lovers receive a second chance to bake up a forever romance?

Favorite Line

The Bake-Off was part of what Matt loved about Marietta—how the town worked like a big hug—

A Teaspoon of Trouble- Shirley Jump

This was an enjoyable read. I liked the interactions with Emma and the boisterous puppy and hoped Matthew would win his girl.

I give A Teaspoon of Trouble 4 lovely kisses

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Mob Tracker Series by @MimiBarbour #Suspense #amreading #mgtab


Sweet Retaliation

Mob Tracker Series Book 1

by Mimi Barbour

Genre: Romantic Suspense
A virgin librarian with hot-chick potential, the conflicts in her story won’t let you put the book down. Be prepared for an all-nighter…
She watches the mob kill her twin and is too frozen with fear to stop them. How can she live with that cowardice eating away at her self-respect? Revenge claws at her sheltered existence until she can’t breathe. Though she’s naïve, she isn’t stupid. When she finds a stash of loot in her brother’s gym locker, she has the means.
Now all she needs is the guts to make every one of those low-life gang members pay.
People might think detectives are hard-assed cops with no home life, but Trace McGuire has a dying mom he loves fiercely. Already stressed over his personal problems, he takes a bullet for a virgin beauty hiding while mobsters shoot her brother.
This chick draws out every protective instinct he thought had disintegrated over years on the job and he becomes invested – in her hot body, her plans for retaliation and her fighting spirit.
Helpless, he watches her enter the seedy underworld that’ll eat her alive.
Then he sees her fight.
And wonders if they’ll survive her.
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Sweet Justice

Mob Tracker Series Book 2

 

Cassidy Santino is closing in on the mobsters who murdered her brother and there’s no way she’s giving up her quest for revenge. She’s working at a seedy bar where the gang members hang out so she can dig up information that might lead to finding his killers. When jealous hookers and sleazy barmaids try forcing her to leave, she fights back. For the love of an old rascal who owns the neighborhood gym, she helps train his protégé in the boxing ring. For her sanity, she clings to her relationship with the one man who makes life worth living..
Detective Trace McGuire loses his mother, the person who’s meant everything to him until Cassidy Santino explodes into his life. This chick’s got him so tied up that he’s willing to shirk responsibilities in his job and cut her slack for interfering in his investigation. But, when Cassidy keeps putting herself in danger from the lunatic who owns the bar where she works. That’s where he draws the line. He’s determined to protect her, even if she fights him every damn inch of the way. And man… can this girl fight!

Sweet Resolution

Mob Tracker Series Book 3

 

Cass is determined to find the female who was there the night the gang murdered her brother. If the missing woman turns out to be the killer, then she has to pay. Walking the nightly tightrope at the bar where she’s employed, staying out of the clutches of the she-devil boss who wants her, and dealing with the L.A. scumbag who’s taken a dislike to her, the battles are constant. One thing she can’t bear to lose – the affections of the detective whose patience with her stubbornness is fragile. When he’s taken hostage, life goes into an even deeper spiral of conflicts and tension.
Detective Trace McGuire can’t bear to watch the love of his life being sucked into the darkness and dysfunction of the Lipstick Club where she bartends. He wants her free of the nightmare and goes to great lengths to make it happen. But when they take him prisoner, how can he help her?
How can he help himself?

Sweet Endings

Mob Tracker Series Book 4

 

The challenges that Cassi faces in this last book are enormous. Trace has been kidnapped, and every passing day destroys her hope that he’s alive.
The US Featherweight Champion seeks revenge in a rematch that Cassi refuses to even talk about. But she worries how her rejection will affect Arlene and Rusty.
The female witness of her brother’s murder is still at large. Always in the back of Cassi’s mind is the craving to learn the truth and finally get her revenge.
The Vegas mob she works for is entangled in a gang war, and patrons of the Lipstick Club become even more dysfunctional. She’s forced to hide from the crazy-assed, she-devil gang boss who wants her and is closing in.
All Cassi yearns for is that Trace will soon come back to her – alive.
Trace faces his imprisonment with an intense determination to break free – but how? His cell is impregnable. Every waking moment, he’s filled with the need to get back to Cassi. Though the girl fights like a hellion, she’s as soft-hearted as an angel, and he can’t stand the thought that he might die before ever seeing her again. Visualizing her world of turmoil and danger, he won’t give up.
How can he?
She needs him…

Sweet Faith

Mob Tracker Series Book 5

Hooker turned nanny, Faith Whitely, known to her johns as Sunshine, has struggled to be a decent person all her life. And her options were never the same as the good girls in town. Growing up with a sick mother and limited resources, she does the best she can until a man she loves dies in a violent, intolerable situation where she blames herself. Then her world crumbles into drugs and self-hate. She’s saved by the sound of a baby’s cry, an unmanageable child who she bonds with and then needs as much as she wants his daddy.
Any luck Steven Corella has with the women in his life has been all bad. Sensitive, a man who works in a job unsuited to his inner nature, he manages to fool the world. When he finds he’s to become a daddy, the tough-guy personality he’s been portraying all along turns real. He hardens his heart and hides behind thick walls of protection he’s carefully erected. And then Sunshine enters his world, and nothing makes sense anymore.

Sweet Leni

Mob Tracker Series Book 6

 

Leni Santino’s happy life turns upside down from five words uttered carelessly, “Sergio Mandalas killed your cousin.”
Stunned speechless, her heart closes and the hard facade she’d warn in the past returns. Everything she loves becomes meaningless.
While her wonderful Mani, the man who gave up his future for her, died senselessly, how can she carry on, knowing his killer walks free?
When her long-lost mother, a woman she’d never met, appears to warn her that a blackmailer has found out the family secret, everything spins unbearably out of control.
Detective Mike Kowalski loves the spirited boxing chick in every way a man can idolize his woman. But he feels her slipping away. With the help of their friends, he tries to keep her safe. In the end, the choices were hers to make. All he could do was stand by and watch…
And be ready to pick up the pieces.
Mimi is an incredibly busy NYT and USA Today award-winning, best-selling author who has seven series to her credit. The Vicarage Bench Series – Spirit/Time -Travel tales that have a surprising twist / The Angels with Attitude Series – Angels Love Romance / The Elvis Series – Make an Elvis song a book / Vegas Series – 6 books full of romantic suspense, humor and gritty conflicts / and… the fast-paced, edgy, humorous, romantic suspense, Undercover FBI Series /The Holiday Heatwarmer Series – puppies become cupids. And the latest, explosive Mob Tracker Series – six books full of conflicts and characters you’ll hate to leave.
Mimi lives on the East coast of Vancouver Island with her husband and writes her various romances with tongue in cheek and a mad glint in her eye. She’s been known to say: “If I can steal a booklover’s attention away from their every-day grind, absorb them into a fantasy love story, and make them care about the ending, then I’ve done my job.”
**1st place prize of the 2015 – Chanticleer Reviews – Clue Awards. Special Agent Francesca
**A TOUCH OF PASSION, has just become the 2016 WINNER of The Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Awards.
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The Falling of Stars by @Traci_Finlay #Suspense #Reading @jennw23


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“Forget having to lock your doors, predators are right at your fingertips—in the bedrooms of our children. The Falling of Stars is a terrifying revelation of the dangers lurking online, and a must-read in this age of technology. — Willow Aster, USA Today bestselling author

The Falling of Stars, an all-new intriguing psychological thriller from Traci Finlay, is available now!

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When a high school freshman commits suicide, everyone at Liberty School of Excellence is shocked—especially Eve Hunter, who is not only the English teacher at Liberty, but also a friend of the victim’s family. Although devastated, Eve is prepared to offer her love and support.

But when the grieving mother discloses her theory that her son was secretly bullied to death at school, Eve is conflicted. Not at a prestigious school like Liberty, Eve is certain. Regardless, she agrees to do some underground (and possibly illegal) investigating—even if that means risking her career. After all, the pain of losing a child trumps that of losing a job.

Eve isn’t the only one delving into secrets. Her son, Malik Hunter, is a sophomore at Liberty whose perfect life is a perfect lie. Behind his good looks, straight A’s, and the facemask of his football helmet, Malik battles a crippling depression. But someone sees through it all. Someone who reaches out to him on LibertyNet, the school’s online intranet. Someone who seems to know Malik better than he knows himself. Someone evil.

Eve believes a cyberbully may be lurking in the dark realms of LibertyNet.

Malik knows there is.

Unless anybody in this household is willing to reveal their secrets, someone could end up falling over the edge … literally.

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MALIK

 

She stares at my lips and says, “Tell me a secret.” She’s smiling, even though she’s hiding behind her cup. I can tell because her eyes are twinkling.

I lean back in my chair. “What kind of secret?”

She shrugs and sets her cup down. “Everyone knows everything about you, Malik. Your life’s an open book. We know your parents, everything you do on campus, which cheerleader you date, what you eat for lunch … tell me something no one knows.”

I tug on my bottom lip as I stare at her. “I don’t want to play football anymore,” I say before realizing what a stupid idea this is.

Her jaw drops and she glances around, like she’s scared someone might’ve heard. “Malik, did you say what I think you just said?”

I nod.

“You—but you’re like, the best football player ever. You’re gonna get a scholarship! What would your dad say? Oh my gosh, he’d die. Your teammates would die! The entire school would go under.”

I hold up a hand, laughing nervously. “Okay, okay. See why I didn’t want to say anything? You’ve just described the apocalypse.”

“But why? Don’t you love football?”

I nod as a leaf flutters from the tree onto the table. “Do you have any idea how much pressure I’m under, twenty-four, seven?” I glance at her as I pick at the leaf. “So many people rely on me for so much, and … I just want to relax sometimes, you know? Just be a kid and fuck around. Take off the pressure, just do my own thing.”

“Well, what is your own thing? What would you be doing instead?”

“I don’t know, anything. I don’t want to be associated with something so severely, you know? I mean, you hear my name and you immediately think ‘football.’ I’m not allowed to be human. To make mistakes. I gotta be like a soldier, on guard at all times. And I take a lotta heat if other people fuck up, too. I—it’s just—”

I stop and look at her, and she’s assessing me. I can’t believe I just spoke all these words aloud. To another person. What have I done?

 

 

About Traci

Traci Finlay grew up in the Midwest and transplanted to Florida for college. She received a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts with a minor in English, met and married the love of her life and moved to Miami, where she currently lives with her husband, two sons, and two smart-mouthed dogs.

Growing up, she loved reading books, but had a particular passion for mysteries. Throughout her adulthood, she’s taken many writing courses and written three psychological thrillers she plans to publish soon.

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Wearing the Greek Millionaire’s Ring by @JenniferFaye34 #Romance #Bookish @HarlequinBooks @PrismBookTours



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Wearing the Greek Millionaire’s Ring
(Greek Island Brides #3)
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
September 1st 2019 by Harlequin Romance

A convenient engagement…

An inconvenient attraction!

In this Greek Island Brides story, widow Stasia Marinakos is learning to enjoy life again aboard a Mediterranean cruise. Her chemistry with gorgeous Greek tycoon Roberto Carrass is a pleasant surprise—until she’s mistaken for his fiancée! Nevertheless, the guarded bachelor asks Stasia to continue the charade to stop his family from matchmaking. As their attraction grows, their fake romance feels ever more real…but what will happen when the vacation ends?

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She glanced down at her now bare finger.

 

She was on her own. Each step had taken time. Some steps were big and some were tiny. Each of them had pulled on her heartstrings.

 

“I… I worry about you.” Xander’s voice cut through her thoughts.

 

“I know you do.” And she knew it wasn’t easy for him to admit it. Xander had always held his feelings close to his chest. “And I appreciate it. But it’s okay. I’m okay.”

 

“So you’re on the ship?”

 

She nodded, and then, realizing he couldn’t see her, she said, “Yes, I am.”

 

“Good. Now watch out for any smooth-talking men. Don’t fall for their lines. Tell them to push off or else your big brother will take care of them—”

 

“Xander, I’m not in school anymore. I’m a grown woman. I can take care of myself.”

 

Her brother sighed. “I know.”

 

“But you worry.”

 

“Is that a bad thing?”

 

“No.” How could she reprimand him when she’d done something similar when he’d hooked up with Lea? Stasia had posed as a potential buyer of Infinity Island in order to find out if Lea was a gold digger. In the end, Stasia had learned that Lea had a heart of gold. “But you have to trust me. I can take care of myself.”

 

“If you need anything, I’m only a phone call away.”

 

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Finding love that lasts to infinity!

All marriages that take place on renowned wedding destination Infinity Island are guaranteed to last forever!

And the picturesque Greek island is about to weave its magic for friends Lea, Popi and Stasia. They dream of finding their own happy-ever-afters… And they’re about to meet three billionaires who will sweep them off their feet—and down the aisle!

About the Author

Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.

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Self-care. What if…


Kathryn Jane​ poses an interesting question on the Sisterhood of Suspense​ #blog today. Stop by and share your thoughts, we’d love to hear from you 🙂

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by Kathryn Jane

Something we all, yep ALL, need to pay attention to no matter what our circumstances, is self-care.

We live in a world brimming with information, watching bad news from around the world, and being exposed to a great deal of negativity minute by minute. In some ways this is good as we can see that in the grand scheme of things, a roof over our heads and food on our tables puts us among the fortunate.

Still, there is pressure. Pressure to be the best we can be at our jobs, and within our families. Employers and family need us, depend on us in every possible way. We can’t let them down. But apparently, we are letting ourselves down.

We stay late at work without extra pay, we stay up long past bedtime doing laundry, and we get up earlier than the rest so we can prep…

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Grit by Elizabeth Hunter #NewRelease #Romance @jennw23 @ehunterwrites


GRIT, an all-new standalone, friends-to-lovers
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He’s been patient; she’s been busy.
Patience is running out.

Melissa Oxford is a widow with a ranch, an orange grove, a goat-obsessed ten-year-old, and not enough time. She doesn’t have time to make friends. She doesn’t have time to stop and chat, and she definitely does not have time for a boyfriend.
Which is fine, because Cary Nakamura is far from being a boy. Cary’s the man who helped Melissa plant her trees. The friend who keeps offering advice, even when she’s is too stubborn to take it.

He’s also the man who kissed Melissa in broad daylight on a sidewalk in Metlin, California, smack in the face of God and everyone.

But while Melissa may spend a little too long dreaming about Cary from a distance, she knows the kind of passion he promises is more than she can handle.

She just doesn’t have the time.

But sometimes, no matter how busy you are, life makes you stop. It pulls you up short and makes you see things a little more clearly. Things like…

The people you can count on.
The dreams you keep pushing away.
And the passion that can’t be denied.

GRIT is a stand-alone, friends-to-lovers romance in the Love Stories on 7th and Main series by Elizabeth Hunter, author of INK.

 

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Till I Found You by Michelle Fernandez #NewRelease #RomSuspense @XpressoReads


Till I Found You
Michelle Fernandez
Publication date: September 3rd 2019
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

Former Navy SEAL, Julian “Booker” Cruz, joined an elite security ops agency with one goal in mind: to forget his past. With the overload of work, there’s no time for romance, nor does he want it. His rule—don’t mix business with pleasure. Until one assignment puts that rule to the test. Chloe Channing is not to discover his undercover role as her protective detail from an unknown psychopath. But as their days pass together in tropical paradise, it becomes difficult to keep his desire from compromising everything. Including her safety.

All Chloe wants is to remember, but so much of her memory was lost after her assailant left her unconscious. On a summer trip with friends at her family’s estate in the Bahamas, she yearns for the quiet respite from a previous heartbreak and her tortured nightmares. She never expects a man like Julian to help her find emotional peace and physical healing. But as she falls deeper, her flashbacks slowly come together, and they include glimpses of one handsome, mysterious, yet all-too-familiar face: Julian’s.

Is Chloe’s mind playing tricks on her again… or has she met this man before?

Even if Julian could let go and risk it all, could he ever forgive himself enough to fall in love again?

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Julian wanted to rewind the clock.

Go back to the hilltop where they last made love in the rain. Or go back even further, to the day they first met. Maybe

things would be so different now. The one woman who had helped him with his brokenness, healed the deep scars of his heart and awakened his dark soul now needed to be fixed.

Agony.

The only thing Julian felt was pure hopelessness and he wanted to jump off the ledge. The lead of guilt weighed down his stomach and fire raged within him. His blood-soaked cargo pants and dried blood on his hands were reminders of the fucked-up rescue and recovery that had gone completely wrong.

Waiting.

That’s all he could do. Time had no place within the sterile white walls of the hospital. Minutes felt like hours and hours felt like an eternity. Julian paced the laminate floors of the long corridor as the blur of nurses that passed by him started to make him dizzy.

Julian’s boots moved him into the waiting room. He leaned against the doorjamb and scanned the room. Sam’s head lowered, face in his hands as Sage’s arm comforted him. Ezra and Olinda, their foreheads touching, embraced one another for support and comfort.

Guilt stirred in his chest when his eyes met Phoebe’s. Julian swal‐ lowed the lump in his throat and slightly shook his head, sending her unspoken apologies.

Phoebe rose from her chair and put her arms around him. She pulled back slightly and framed his face, wiped a tear that escaped his eye.

“This isn’t your fault,” Phoebe said, her red-rimmed eyes filled with tears.

He shut his eyes. “I fucked up, Phoebe.”

“Hey, look at me. Chloe is the strongest person I know.” Phoebe choked back a sob. They stared at each other for a beat until a soft smile pulled at Phoebe’s lips. “I need you to be strong for her.”

“I can’t lose her… I just found her.”

A momentary silence overlaid the small waiting room. Julian anticipated the doctor’s forthcoming final words. Even now, they tore at him like bear claws shredding his skin. He reached in his pocket, pulled out the turtle charm necklace he had picked up from the shed before getting in the ambulance. Julian stared at the trinket for a moment, hating the lump forming in his throat and the tears blurring his vision. He so badly wanted to see Chloe.

Parallel images collided of Amber and Chloe, knocking his breath loose. The doctor’s words that came out… ‘I’m so sorry for your loss’ hammered his heart when they couldn’t save Amber.

He prayed he wouldn’t hear those same words again. He sent up a silent prayer hoping for some kind of sign that Chloe was going to come out of this.

He needed to remind himself to breathe, to stay strong for her. But it was almost impossible when the woman he loved more than his own life was fighting for her very own. His head pounded as images of her brittle body, the bang of the gun firing one last time, then Chloe falling to the ground—all played in a loop, over and over.

Julian put the necklace back in his front pocket. “Don’t you dare die on me, Chloe,” Julian whispered to himself, letting out a deep breath he didn’t realize he’d held in his lungs.


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Michelle is a wife, mother and an avid reader of multi-genres. She’s always been passionate about reading and impressed by the influence it has on people. Which is why she started writing in the first place. Romance suspense is her most favorite genre. The damsel heroine and the alpha gentleman hero are who she writes about. It started as a hobby. One chapter turned into ten, then a novel was born. Making up worlds and characters for readers to fall in love with, is the most rewarding for her. May her words give you the ‘feels’ and may it be an unputdownable book!

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~ Dick Turpin


Read a chilling excerpt from Roberta Eaton Cheadle’s Through the Nethergate.

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The myth of Dick Turpin

Fiction writer, Harrison Ainsworth, glamourised thief and highway man, Dick Turpin, in his 1834 novel, Rookwood. The novel is set in England in 1737 at a manor house called Rookwood Place and the plot revolves around the mysterious death of the owner, Piers Rookwood, and the subsequent rivalry for inheritance of the property between his two sons.

During the course of the story, Dick Turpin, a highway man, is introduced at the manor under the pseudonym Palmer. During his stay, Palmer makes a bet with one of the other house guests that he can capture Dick Turpin. He is eventually forced to escape upon his horse, Black Bess. The horse, although fast enough to stay ahead of all the other horses, eventually collapses and dies from the stress of the escape.

In the novel, Ainsworth describes Turpin as galloping north in the dark: “His blood…

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The Rancher’s Family by @BarbaraWDaille #NewRelease #Romance @HarlequinBooks


Cover original The Rancher's Family

 

Thanks for sharing my new release, Jacquie!

I love this cover!!

 

Book Blurb:

 

“Are you my new mommy?”

She certainly hopes so…

After a devastating loss, Cara Leonetti’s dreams of a husband and children are on hold. But Cowboy Creek’s local matchmaker thinks otherwise! And Cara finds herself unexpectedly entangled in the day-to-day family chaos of widower Wes Daniels and his two small children. She’s falling hard, but the strong, silent rancher doesn’t trust in love. Can Cara put her own fears aside and show Wes that they’re stronger together?

 

 

Excerpt from The Rancher’s Family:

When Cara closed the laptop, Wes reached out to help her to her feet. Though her hand was small, her grip was strong. Her fingers, slim and warm, fit perfectly in his.

 

Part of him wanted to keep holding on. The sane part of him made him release her hand the minute she stood upright.

 

“Thanks.” She spent a while putting the computer on the dresser, settling it just so and fiddling with the lid—all unnecessarily, as far as he could see. Finally, she said, “I have to confess.”

 

That explained the delaying tactics. He waited.

 

“I’d have made even better progress if I hadn’t been online most of the afternoon.”

 

“Don’t tell me. You’re an internet shopper?”

 

“No.”

 

“A closet gamer?”

 

“No, not that.”

 

“Addicted to hanging out outline?”

 

“Not that, either. I’m looking for a job.”

 

“Sounds like you have one—with Andi.” He expected her to laugh or at least smile. Wrong again. Her expression suddenly turned solemn.

 

“No, that’s just temporary. I really need to get back home.”

 

Yet another thing he knew about her—where she lived. “What’s the attraction in Phoenix?”

 

Now she grinned. “Oh…the heat, the saguaros, the local petting zoo. Just think of all the animals Mark could find there to inspire his drawings. Where does he get his interest in art, anyhow?”

 

Nice. With one quick question—and that stunning grin—she had deftly turned the conversation away from a topic she evidently wanted to avoid. Unfortunately, she had also led them to one he didn’t want to discuss.

 

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About Barbara:

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate.  Sign up for her newsletter to keep up with the latest in her writing life:  https://barbarawhitedaille.com/newsletter.

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about JUDGE #RSsos #RomSuspense


Excellent lines with the theme JUDGE on the Sisterhood of Suspense​ #blog today!

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about JUDGE

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His mother, the best judge of character her knew, trusted Jil.

Marsha West


This quiet time between the moon’s sleep and the sun’s awakening was Etienne’s favorite part of the day. Few people were out, and no one was around to judge.

Sharon Wray


Olga’s anger had burned. She’d acted like judge and jury without giving Maggie the benefit of a doubt. It hurt.

Jacquie Biggar


It felt so good to spill her demons on someone who wouldn’t judge her for the hatred she felt for her ex. She sobbed into the crook of his neck.

Claire Gem


Knowing Adele, she had judged the information to be either irrelevant or too embarrassing to share.

Joanne Guidoccio


He shook his head with an amused expression. “Against…

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