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Sunday, May 9, 2021

New Release - ZAXE'S RULE by N.J. Walters

 


Zaxe’s Rule

Assassins of Gravas, Book 4

By 

N.J. Walters







Blurb

A professional assassin, Zaxe’s job is to kill his target—Helldrick—and get out. This final mission will repay his debt to the king of Gravas and allow him to finally claim his freedom. The job should be simple, but then he crosses paths with Jamaeh Jerman, the daughter of his target.

Being a mixed-race bastard, Jamaeh’s life has never been easy, but she’s carved out a living as a trader. Her entire life, she’s protected her brother. Now he’s missing and Helldrick is to blame. Her goal is to find her brother and bring him home.

She and Zaxe join forces, each with their own agenda. Danger and secrets from the past threaten to come between them, while their sizzling attraction further complicates the situation. Will mistrust drive them apart or will love save them both?


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B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/zaxes-rule-n-j-walters/1139128903

Evernight Publishing: https://www.evernightpublishing.com/zaxes-rule-by-n-j-walters/


Teaser

Her vantage point gave her the perfect view. The area was small and comfortable, but the stranger dominated it simply by his presence.

 His hood was down, displaying a thick crop of black silky hair. Even though it was cut short, there was still a hint of a wave in it. His sunshades were tucked into the neck of his shirt, allowing her to get her first good look at every inch of his face. And what a face it was. Strong was the word that came to mind. His chin was square, cheekbones heavy slashes, forehead high and wide. It gave him an almost austere appearance, as though life had honed him to a very sharp edge.

 Sitting cross-legged on one of the oversize pillows the locals used as seats, he appeared quite at home. The pottery teacup looked tiny and fragile in his big hand. Though at rest, he reminded her of a wild cat, every muscle coiled and ready to spring at any given moment.

 He wasn’t handsome, in the traditional sense, but he was compelling. Wild and strong and dangerous.



About the Author

N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.


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Friday, May 7, 2021

COWBOY'S MATCH by Lexi Post Only 99¢ for a Limited Time

 

COWBOYS MATCH (Poker Flat #2) ebook by Lexi Post is on sale for 99¢ for the month of May. What's not to like about a cowboy firefighter? Well, he may jump to conclusions when all the evidence has not been gathered yet.

Two Hearts, Two Fires...and a thousand questions keeping them apart.

Cowboy Cole Hatcher became a firefighter to support his horse rescue ranch. He never dreamed it would lead him back to his first love, but a fire at the Poker Flat Nudist Resort lands him face-to-face with Lacey Winters. She may have started the fire that ended their relationship, but the sight of her reignites his long-buried feelings.

Lacey is shocked the hunky firefighter is the same man who dumped her eight years ago. Cole burned her in the past when he failed to stand by her, and she’s determined not to let him back into her heart. But everything about the new Cole is just too hot to resist. He melts her defenses, sweeping her away into a night of passion only to rip open old wounds.

Determined to prove who set the Poker Flat fire and the original fire that destroyed their relationship, Cole investigates both, unearthing ugly truths that reveal even more damage. Now, he's not sure he can catch the arsonist or the heart of the woman he never stopped loving.

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Excerpt:

A third explosion rocked the ground and he spun in time to see a gust of wind pick up the roiling flames and throw them toward his men. He pressed the button on his radio. “Fall back!”

One man stumbled backward, catching his foot on the old barn wood and lost his grip on the hose. The other firefighter struggled with it before he went down too.

“Fuck.” Cole sprinted to his men, pulling them back by their coats as the flames licked at their boots. The barn wood caught, feeding the fire.

Once his men were out of harm’s way, he tackled the flailing line. A loose hose was a danger in its own right.

“Lieutenant, do you want us on the wood pile?” The question came through his radio.

Cole slammed his body onto the hose before replying, “Negative. Keep that curtain up.”

The two firefighters that had been blown down regained their feet and grabbed the hose. “Thanks, Lieutenant.”

He released his hold. “Pull back and soak that pile. If the wind shifts again, I don’t want the barn catching.”

The men nodded.

Cole turned around and strode back to the engine. The two women were still there. This wasn’t a movie. Didn’t they have any common sense?

After checking with Mason to be sure the water pressure was steady, he approached his audience, irritation growing at the petite stature of the blonde. Someone so delicate didn’t belong at a working fire, but like the owner, at least she had clothes on. “Ladies, you need to get back.” He pointed to the rise the golf carts had congregated on earlier.

The blonde smiled. “Selma sent over churros and iced tea for your men in case they need something.”

Cole’s blood froze. That voice. He studied the woman and his heart stumbled inside his chest. Her shapely figure proved she’d grown into a delectably curvy woman as he’d always expected she would, but her face was almost the same, just more refined. “Lacey Winters?”

Her brows furrowed and her button nose wrinkled as she peered back at him. Had he really changed so much in eight years? Yeah, probably. He’d been a bean pole last he’d seen her…the night he broke it off with her.

She gave up trying to figure out who he was. “I’m sorry. Do I know you?”

He should let it go. No need to dredge up the past. He had a fire to control.

His pulse went into overdrive. Another fire. It couldn’t be coincidence. He scowled at her. “You should. I’m Cole, Cole Hatcher.”

Even in the reflection of the flames, her face turned pasty white and he kicked himself for revealing his identity. All he needed now was a fainting woman to contend with.

“You two know each other?” The other woman leaned on one hip, her concern for Lacey evident in the look she gave him.

At the owner’s voice, Lacey recovered her color. Actually, her face changed from white to an angry flush in a matter of seconds. It reminded him of a flashover.

“Not that I want to know him.” Lacey handed the tray over to the owner and stepped up to him. She poked her index finger into his chest. Hard. “So, Cole Hatcher. Are you going to accuse me of setting this fire? After all, I’m here, on the same property. It’s not like you need evidence or anything. Feel free to assume the worst. I’m sure it helps to justify the way you treated me.” She pulled back as if touching him made her feel sick. “Good luck with that.” Turning on her heel, she stalked off, her hips swaying enticingly until he remembered where he was and who he was looking at.

“So you’re the one who broke her heart.” The owner studied him briefly then set the tray on the ground and followed after Lacey.

Shit.



About Lexi:

Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of romance inspired by the classics. She spent years in higher education taking and teaching courses about the classical literature she loved. From Edgar Allan Poe's short story “The Masque of the Red Death” to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, she's read, studied, and taught wonderful classics.

But Lexi's first love is romance novels so she married her two first loves, romance and the classics. From hot paranormals to sizzling cowboys to hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides a sensuous experience with a “whole lotta story.”

Lexi is living her own happily ever after with her husband and her two cats in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend, loves bright colors, and you will never see her without a hat.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Two Stories At Once?

 


         Hello, gentle readers! Hope you are all well and staying safe!
Well, it’s a beautiful day here in Phoenix! I’m loving the weather right now. Not too hot yet. I used to be the girl who said anything over 80 is too hot, but here it is, hovering at around 89 degrees and it’s not too bad. Of course, I’m in the house in the air conditioning! Mornings, however, are lovely! I like sitting outside just as the sun is lighting up the sky (it’s only for a few minutes, but it’s enough to get the brain functioning to start writing…that, and coffee!).
Speaking of writing…I’m trying something new. I’m actually working on two manuscripts at one time, going back and forth, working on one one day then the other the next day. Not sure if this is going to work, but it’s worth a try. Have I gotten confused? Not so far, but there’s always a possibility. Why am I doing this? Quite simply, both stories are in my head…yes, at the same time. It’s almost like I’m switching the channel on the television. Words and scenes from one story one minute, then flip the channel, and it’s the other story. Not sure why it’s happening like this, but it is so my only choice, instead of trying to completely shut off one story (what if it doesn’t come back?) and just go with the other, I’m trying both. Is this the definition of insanity? Do other authors do this? Struggle with it? I’m sure they do.
On a side note, here’s something I realized today….I have been writing on this blogsite since 2010! Actually, I was a little shocked to realize that. It doesn’t seem that long. What surprised me more than anything else is that I have so much to say! 
That’s all for me. Time to start cutting up my veggies and making my salads for the week then make dinner (simple fare tonight, I’m making another of my mother’s favorites…baked macaroni. I probably shouldn’t. It’s high in carbs and I’m doing the low carb thing, but I’ve been craving it for weeks now and just couldn’t resist anymore).
Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!
Marie

Sunday, May 2, 2021

New Release - RESCUING MOIRA by Ellie Masters



Rescuing Moira

Guardian Hostage Rescue Specialists, Book 3


By

Ellie Masters

 





Blurb ~

MOIRA
I’ve been to Hell and back,
And back again.
It's a never-ending cycle for me.
Every time I think the worst is over,
I get knocked right back down again.
I grew up on the streets. I've been traded in and out of men's beds,
I thought that was my lowest moment, but I was wrong.
I was taken from one hell and sold into another.

I'm calloused, hardened, and hopeless.
But when Griff swoops in,
More than once,
To protect me, save me, rescue me,
One thing is certain:
He’ll never stop saving me.
He’s my Guardian angel,

One I can't live without.


GRIFF
I'd go to Hell and back to save her,
Knock anyone down who gets in my way.
I did it once. I’ll do it again.
I’ll do it as many times as it takes.
She's strong, bold, and beautiful,
Yet vulnerable, sensitive, and perfect.
She deserves the best in life,
Except the hand she's been dealt.
I need her, love her, crave her,
And I'll do anything to keep Moira safe.


Rescuing Moira is a fast-paced, steamy, contemporary, military, romantic suspense that will tug at your heartstrings and leave your heart racing.

If you love over the top protective military men that like to take charge, steamy couples, and happily ever afters, Rescuing Moira is for you.

Rescuing Moira is book 3 in the Guardian HRS series. All books are contemporary standalone, steamy military romances, with a protective, arrogant, male heros and the smart, feisty heroine who steals his heart.

Each couple has their own Happily Ever After (HEA). Grab your copy today and let the binge-reading begin!


Buy Link ~ 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P2V61P8











Author Bio ~

Ellie writes the kind of heart-stopping, pulse-pounding, can't-stop-reading romance filled with all your sexy, swoon-worthy, alpha men. They have to be, because the heroines Ellie writes are strong women with take charge attitudes.

International, bestselling, multi-genre author, Ellie writes the stories she loves to read. Dark romance lover? Sweet contemporary romance? How about a romantic suspense to whet your appetite? Ellie writes it all. Don't wait any longer, your next book boyfriend is waiting for you.

Born in the South, raised under the Hawaiian sun, Ellie has traveled the globe while in service to her country. The love of her life, her amazing husband, is her number one fan and biggest supporter. And yes! He's read every word she's written.


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Friday, April 30, 2021

Veronica Reviews ~ HIGHLAND WARRIOR by Heather McCollum

 


Highland Warrior


(Sons of Sinclair, Book 2)


by


Heather McCollum








★★★★★

5 Stars


Historical Romance






“I love you.  I need you to know that.  I could not imagine the pain of dying without being able to tell you what I have only now discovered in my heart.”


 Joshua Sinclair was War incarnate, the second Horseman of the Apocalypse…at least that was what his father raised him to believe.  Growing restless, Joshua leaves his home and Clan Sinclair behind to seek out those in need of his talents to train men for battle.  But this fierce warrior’s world is about to turn on its axis when he stumbles upon a Norse beauty and queen of her people who offers him a night of pleasure that in turn becomes a temptation to help break her people free from the tyranny of the Stewarts. 


When setting out to teach the tactics of war, Joshua has met his match in the fair Kara Flett.  But when her life is put in jeopardy, there is no fiercer foe than a highlander’s sword and his thirst for vengeance, and if that highlander just happens to be one of the fabled Horseman, let it be known there is no force on earth that will deter the mighty Joshua Sinclair from protecting what is his…“He had never seen anything so beautiful before in his life.  He would battle a million wars to keep them safe, or sail a thousand seas to take them to safety, or build a hundred castles to protect them.”


*Happy Dancing* Oh dear Reader, I am sooooo excited that Heather McCollum has returned to her Sons of Sinclair series!  These four brothers have been raised by their father believing they are nonother than the four Horseman of the Apocalypse, and each of their stories thus far has matched the hero with a lover that is off the charts in chemistry and offers them a happily ever after they never dared dreamed to receive.  


“Love was risky.  It could tear one apart, but it could also build one into a mountain of strength.  It made life sweeter, brighter, and so worth living.”

 

While this is the second in the series, it is written well enough to be read standalone with no cliffhangers.  If you are a fan of highland romances, I can’t recommend this author enough!  Loved loved loved Joshua’s story and sooooo looking forward to the next installment!


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Veronica



**I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own. **




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