Friday, April 4, 2014

Release day Blitz: Absolution by Carlyle Labuschagne

Title: Absolution
Author: Carlyle Labuschagne
Series: The Broken Diaries  (#1)
Genre: SciFi/YA/Dystopian
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Late 2014
Editions/Formats It Will Be Available In: eBook 


Carlyle Labuschagne is a South African Debut Author working her way into the hearts of international readers with her First Young Adult Dystopian Novel “The Broken Destiny. She is not only an author but works as a Sales Rep and Marketing Manager by day. She holds a diploma in creative writing through the writing school at College SA. Loves to swim, fights for the trees, food lover who is driven by her passion for life. Carlyle writes for IU e-magazine India, an inspirational non-profit magazine that aims at inspiring the world through words. The drive behind her author career is healing through words. Carlyle is also the founder of the first annual book drive – Help build a library in Africa project.  “My goal as an Author is to touch people’s lives and help others love their differences and one another.”

A firm believer in - YA Saves!

Places to find Carlyle



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Unbound by Cat Miller Release Day Blitz




Title: Unbound
Author: Cat Miller
Series: The Forbidden Bond Series  (Book 1)
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Vampires
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release Date: April 1 2014
Edition/Formats It Will Be Available In: Audio Book, eBook, Print
Blurb/Synopsis:

 Girl gone wild . . .
College is supposed to be a time of discovery, but Danielle Vaughn never imaged it would be like this: heightened senses, supernatural powers, and a sudden craving for human blood. Dani is a demi-vamp, the daughter of a human psychic and a vampire noble, a living secret kept hidden for twenty-one ears.
As Dani’s heritage manifests itself, her thirst for blood is matched only by her hunger for Chase Diedrick. But as the son of the Vampire Council’s most powerful ruling family, Chase is already promised to another. Dani saw Council politics destroy her mother’s life; she won’t let the same thing happen to her. Besides, there’s no shortage of men who are eager to satisfy her every need, including the alluring vampire Kayden.
Unfortunately, Dani also has no shortage of enemies. Her heightened powers of telepathy and telekinesis attract the attention of a rogue vamp who preys on gifted vampires, absorbing their skills along with their lifeblood. Now, Dani must seek the Council’s help to quickly master her new vampire life . . . or risk losing it.

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I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and now I live not far from my birth place in Perry
Hall, Maryland. I have two teenage daughters and a man that keep me busy when I'm not working full-time as a Certified Medical Coder. I'm an avid reader and I love all genre of romantic fiction from historical to contemporary to paranormal. Sleeping has always been a problem for me so most nights I can be found in the living room reading or writing instead of in bed like the rest of the world. I don't watch television. It's not a conscious decision, it just never occurs to me to turn it on when I have books to read and writing to do. It can actually be a hazard, because I never know what the weather will be until I look outside and I have to rely on my kids and coworkers for local and world news. I love creating the characters you love and love to hate. My characters remind me of people I know and people I wish I had never known.


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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cover Reveal: Ultimate Kill by Kristine Mason


Title: Ultimate Kill
Author: Kristine Mason 
Series: CORE Series or Book 1 Ultimate CORE Trilogy
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Publisher:  Self Published 
Release Date: Mid April 2014
Edition/Formats It Will Be Available In: eBook
Blurb/Synopsis: 
When the past collides with the present, the only way to ensure the future lies in the ultimate kill…
Naomi McCall is a woman of many secrets. Her family has been murdered and she’s been forced into hiding. No one knows her past or her real name, not even the man she loves. 
Jake Tyler, former Marine and the newest recruit to the private criminal investigation agency, CORE, has been in love with a woman who never existed. When he learns about the lies Naomi has weaved, he’s ready to leave her—until an obsessed madman begins sending her explosive messages every hour on the hour.
Innocent people are dying. With their deaths, Naomi’s secrets are revealed and the truth is thrust into the open. All but one. Naomi’s not sure if Jake can handle a truth that will change their lives. But she is certain of one thing—the only way to stop the killer before he takes more lives is to make herself his next victim. 

I didn’t pick up my first romance novel until I was in my late twenties. Immediately hooked, I read a bazillion books before deciding to write one of my own. After the birth of my first son I needed something to keep my mind from turning to mush, and Sesame Street wasn’t cutting it. While that first book will never see the light of day, something good came from writing it. I realized my passion and found a career I love.

When I’m not writing contemporary romances and dark, romantic suspense novels (or reading them!) I’m chasing after my four kids and two neurotic dogs.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Blog Tour: Nightlife London by Travis Luedke





Title: The Nightlife London
Author: Travis Luedke
Series: The Nightlife Series
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance/Vampires
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 23 2013
Edition: eBook with Print Coming Soon
Blurb/Synopsis:

The Nightlife Series is violent, sexy, and occasionally violently sexy.
Vampires Aaron and Michelle prowl the dark, gritty, strip clubs and back alleys of London on the hunt for Michael Jamison, the man who stole Michelle's blood and left her for dead. To assist them, Aaron’s new master, Urvashi, calls in favors from her friends, Russian mercenary werewolves.
Wolves Katya and Ivan, hunters adept at killing rogue vampires, set aside their animosity for Aaron and Michelle to stop Jamison from murdering another woman – he already has one bloodless victim lying in the morgue.
Jamison, ex-special forces, feels his enemies closing in, but he won’t go down without a fight –and like Aaron and Michelle, he also has powerful friends.
Experience the violent, sensual underbelly of Nightlife London, as Aaron and Michelle mix up a wicked blend of sex, chaos, mayhem, and vengeance.
The Nightlife Series novels are Adult Paranormal Romance ~ Urban Fantasy Thriller:
#1 THE NIGHTLIFE NEW YORK
#2 THE NIGHTLIFE LAS VEGAS
#3 THE NIGHTLIFE PARIS
#4 BLOOD SLAVE
#5 THE NIGHTLIFE LONDON                                                                                                       
#6 THE NIGHTLIFE SERIES OMNIBUS (Books 1-4)

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Travis Luedke is a husband, father, and author of Urban Fantasy Thriller, Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction, and Sci-fi. He is currently catching a 3rd degree sunburn in San Antonio, Texas, and loving every minute of it.
As the author of the Nightlife Series novels, Travis lives very vicariously through his writings. He invites you to enjoy his macabre flights of fancy, but be warned: The Nightlife Series is violent, sexy, and occasionally violently sexy.



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Blog ~ Personal
Blog ~ The Nightlife Series
Email ~ twluedke@gmail.com
Facebook Page ~The Nightlife Series
Facebook Page ~ Author

Excerpt
Excerpt 1  --  Chapter 1  (Steamy)

“Fifty quid for a blow, a hundred for a fuck, but for one-twenty I'll take it in the bum.”  The topless dancer shimmied up onto his lap and pushed her warm, full breasts in Aaron’s face.  He remembered reading somewhere that British girls supposedly have larger than average breasts.  This girl lent some credibility to the theory.
Seated near the raised platform and stripper pole in The Rocking Horse strip club in Soho, London, Aaron was truly enjoying his evening.  Then she got serious, planting her hot crotch on the lump in his pants and grinding like a curved chalk atop a pool cue stick.
It had been too long since his last feeding.  Her blood-filled flesh awoke the hunger he had denied for three nights straight.  His mouth filled with razor-edged teeth, aching to be buried in her lush, generous breasts.  She pressed her left breast to his lips, serving herself up, a hot ready meal.
His tongue flickered out and pulled her nipple in between his waiting teeth.  Her quickening pulse pounded through the warm flesh in his mouth as her nipple grew rigid.
God, I want to bite her.  It’ll hurt for only a few seconds.
His teeth dug into her sensitive flesh, deep enough to draw blood.  Luckily, her DD tits were one hundred percent real, no silicone.  Never knew for sure without a taste test.
The strength of his grip on her ass, and the wondrous euphoria of his venom coursing through her blood stream, prevented her from pulling away from the sting of his needle-sharp teeth.  “Bloody hell!  That hurts!”  She squirmed, but tugging only hurt more, and he wasn’t letting go.
Her complaints turned to moans of pleasure.  Her fingers curled into his hair and sealed his mouth tight against her chest.  She ground her crotch on his leg, humping and groaning through her peak.
As she quivered in orgasm on his lap, he released his bite.  One minute precisely, not a second more.  “Shit and butter me muffin.”  She humped on him for a few more seconds, wetting the crotch of his black wool slacks with her juices.
Michelle slid up beside them and slipped her arms around Aaron.  She purred into his ear.  “Information.  Remember?  We need information.”
Impatient brat.  “It’s been three nights.  I have to feed.”  Michelle let go and Aaron stood with the stripper in his arms, his hands clamped possessively around her firm ass.
The curvy woman trapped in his arms, clad in nothing more than fishing line panties, complained.  “I’m not a bloody steak!  You owe me twenty.  Unless you want a suckoff?”
Aaron eyed her warily, but decided to play her game.  “Twenty?  For five minutes?” 
She nodded with a glazed, warm smile. 
He squeezed her ass and whispered in her ear.  “I’ll make it fifty if you answer some questions.”
“Is that all you need?”  She leaned up against him and whispered, “Don’t know whatcha missin’.  I’ll swallow yer tackle whole.”
Michelle glanced towards the strip club security guards then back at him, a look of warning in her eyes.  “Better be quick.  We are gathering attention.”
“Let’s take it in the back.”  Aaron nodded towards the hallway leading to a shadowy area with a series of curtained-off dancing rooms.
“Fifty pounds.  But no more than a few questions, maybe a suck-off.  And no more biting!”  The stripper pointed towards the back hallway like a cop directing traffic.
Far stronger than he looked, Aaron carried her in his arms without so much as a grunt.  She waved the security guards off, and a couple guys seated near the hallway hooted encouragement as Aaron walked past.  “Give her the business!  Get your money’s worth.”
He knew the woman in his arms would gladly give him all the business he wanted.  The scent of her arousal flooded his nostrils.  As he flowed through her thoughts with his telepathic probe, he found her aroused and eager.  She was one argument away from giving it up for free and offering to let him stay in her room overnight.  Some of these London strip clubs doubled as whore-houses.
Cock painfully hard, stripper in a G-string humping on the crotch of his pants as he carried her into the shadowy bowels of the club, his priorities began to shift around.
InformationConcentrate on information.
Beyond the curtain, the black lights cast an eerie pallor on the black upholstered bench in the booth.  She tugged the fabric closed and tied it off for the illusion of privacy.  Secure in their burgundy velvet curtained chamber, Aaron sat down and held her spread eagle on his lap.  “Okay, listen.  I’m looking for a man who might have been here in the past three weeks.”
“Sorry to disappoint, but I don’t have the parts yer lookin’ for.”  She rubbed her parts on his spiked erection, hitting his point while demonstrating hers.
“I’m not looking for your lovely parts.”  He licked a spot of blood off her breast and suppressed the temptation to bite the other one.  That would be dangerous.  Overfeeding led to certain … complications.  “I need to pick your brain.”
He pulled a photo from his jacket pocket and showed her.  “Have you seen him before?  He’s an American, goes by the name of Mike or Michael or even Jamison.”
Three weeks they had been looking for Michael Jamison, the man who stole Michelle’s blood and left her for dead.
Having ingested her blood, he survived a changed man, now a vampire.
While the stripper glanced at Jamison’s photo, she ground her wet mound back and forth over the tip of his tented crotch, an agonizing semicircular massage.  “Nope.  Don’t know him.  Wish I could be of more help.”  She worked herself back up to another orgasm.
He crept through her mind, adept at hiding his presence in her thoughts.  The key to this game was asking the right questions to bring forth the answers he needed.  Janette was her name.  Janette didn’t recognize the photo.  The man who flashed through her mind was one of her Albanian bosses, Reza.  He had bragged to her of a stupid Yank who recently bought an Uzi.  The Yank’s name was Mick or perhaps Mike.
Aaron grinned as Janette worked him over.  “Ah, but you have been helpful.”  He wondered why a man with black market dealings worthy of a prison sentence would tell this woman his secrets.
Janette shuddered with another wet orgasm, humping through her finish.  She smiled wide and then slid off his lap between his legs.  “Let me serve yer right quick.  It’s only fair.”  Though he needed to know more, he couldn’t bring himself to interrupt her when she unzipped him.  “Bollocks – I haven't seen a prick that big in ages!”  She appreciated his size with a smile, and then skillfully swallowed his cock whole.
Aaron threw his head back.  The girl knew her business.
Lips, tongue, hard suction, and a then a little nibbling on the very tip of his cock – she had him going.  Stroking, pumping her hand up and down his shaft, she sucked hard, and then went all the way to his balls, deep throat.  In a shuddering moan, he unloaded into her hot suction.  She earned her money, coaxing every drop she could take.
And she swallowed, a true fellatio artisan.
She wiped her mouth off with an absorbent towel conveniently placed atop the back of the seat, and then cleaned him and zipped him up tidy.  “There you go, pipes cleaned.”  She smiled her lips wet-swollen, and held out her hand for her money.
With a sigh and a lazy groan, he held her gaze.  “But what about Reza?  We need to talk about him for a minute.”
“How did you –”  She gasped and tried to stand, but he shoved her back down to her knees, her face in his crotch.
“Wait a minute, Janette, we’re not finished.  You like your clients to leave happy, don’t you?”
“Are you with ruddy Interpol?  How’d you know my name?  What’d that wanker tell yer?”  Her mind exploded with possibilities, zinging off in all directions.  She knew of Reza’s illicit dealings in drugs and guns.  His whole family was involved, trading back and forth from Albania to all parts of Europe and right here in London.
“Calm down, I don’t work for the police.  I just need to know about Mike, the Yank.  I need to know everything Reza told you about the Yank.”
“Lord, ye’ll have me killed.  You don’t wanna mess with ‘em, not a pretty boy like you.”  A common mistake people made.  Aaron’s young, pale skin belied a nasty truth.  Few suspected that this slim, dark-haired, mild-mannered man disguised a lethal killer capable of slaughter.
But Aaron chose not to be defined by the monster within – most of the time.
“I promise I will not tell a soul.  I just need to know.”  His words sparked a repeat of the same cocaine-hazy recollection in Janette’s mind: Reza bragging about selling an over-priced fully automatic Uzi.  Nothing new.
Shit.  Have to talk to Reza directly.
“I told ya, it’s just Reza’s mouth flappin’.  He loves to talk while I’m on my knees.  He took the Yank for a ride.  Charged him two thousand smackers, triple what the gun was worth.”
The fear in her eyes reflected Janette’s grisly thoughts of what Reza might do to her if he found out she’d spoken of him.
“I understand.”  He hugged her close.  “But you know where Reza lives, don’t you?”
She started to shake in his arms.  “I can’t …”
“Shush.  It’s alright.  You don’t have to say it.”  She had already said enough in her unspoken fears.  Reza was one of many bosses who frequented her bed, part of the family that owned the club.  It was all one big tangled mess of prostitution, drugs, and gun running.
She stood up, avoiding his eyes.  “I’ll take me pay now.”
He handed her a fifty pound note and followed her out to the front.  Michelle approached looking hopeful.  She slid under his arm and whispered, “Une bonne nouvelle?”
“Yes, I have good news.  We need to talk to Urvashi.”
Michelle squinted at him.  Though Michelle and Urvashi weren’t trying to kill each other – yet – the ladies hadn’t meshed together well.
Aaron had once allowed himself to believe he was untouchable, that no human could best him.  As a telepath, faster and stronger than any man, who could possibly threaten him?  A man with a gun, that’s who.  His overconfidence led to mayhem and chaos in Las Vegas.  His foolish pride led to the death and mutilation of his newly wed wife, Anastasia.  And yet again, in Paris, a man with a gun had turned his world inside out and upside down. 
Michelle was lucky to be standing.  She should have died.  She had died.
Mistakes.  Aaron had made a lot of mistakes in the short time he’d been a vampire.  But biting Urvashi, a fallen angel, was perhaps the most ridiculous thing he’d ever done.
The full consequences were still unfolding, and Michelle had grown increasingly agitated over the situation.
“We don’t need her for anything.” she spat venomously.  She hated the fact that Aaron had to answer to Urvashi.
His eyes slanted to the shadows.  Two Albanian thugs were watching them.  Definitely time to go.  Aaron ushered Michelle out the door.
“Look, this is another one of those Vegas situations.  It’s messy, complicated.”  He wished he still had his intimate psychic bond to Michelle.  It would simplify the complexities of this moment.  Sadly, that link had been broken in Paris.  “We need Urvashi’s connections here.  But, the good news is, we have our first lead.”


My Review:

Once I started this book I could not put it down, i had to know what happen next. I Love Aaron and Michelle there both vampires and i love their relationship it keeps growing. Urvashi is a fallen angel who has connection with Aaron.  Then they  meet the two wolves Ivan and Katya. Lets not forget Jamison the man who left Michelle to die and stole her blood to become a vampire. He thinks he is living the life but soon he finds out he really isn't. What will happen when you have Vampires, Wolves, and A Fallen Angel? I recommend this book to people it's an awesome book!!!!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Keep Breathing By. Alexia Purdy Blitz


Title: Keep Breathing
Author: Alexia Purdy
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Adult
Publisher: Lyrical Lit. Press
Release Date: January 15 2014
Blurb/Synopsis:

Seth Kingston is back in town with years of regrets. Regrets for the way he left things with Penny, the hurt he caused her, and the future they could have had together. He had his reasons and now all he wants is to make amends and have a second chance at love.
But Penny wants no part of what he’s offering. She’s accepted that life is hard, love is an illusion, and you can’t trust men. Especially men named Seth Kingston. And yet… he’s so tender with her. He’s patient, and caring.
Is it possible that he’s changed? Can they really try again?
The past has a tendency to embed its vicious talons deep into a heart, never to let go again. Penny has enough tragedy to last lifetimes and isn’t willing to let anyone scale her walls.
Can real love survive anything, even an unforgiving past?



Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada–Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She loves writing paranormal fantasy and poetry and devours books daily. Alexia also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food.


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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Review Howling Heart By: April Bostic





Title: The Howling Heart
Author: April Bostic
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Eternal Press
Release Date: Aug 8 2013
Editions/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Blurb/Synopsis:
Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.
Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv---wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.
Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.


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Author Information

April Bostic is a New Jersey-based, Adult Romance author who enjoys unleashing her creativity and letting her imagination run wild. Her love of romance books inspired her to become not just a reader, but also a writer. In December 2008, she self-published her first novel, a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist entitled "A Rose to the Fallen".
Her first short story, "Right Here, Right Now", released in January 2012, is an erotic romance with a dash of S&M. The following year, she released two more short stories: a romantic urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche entitled "Eros, My Love", and a sexy romantic comedy entitled "Love Addiction".
After five years, she released her second novel, "The Howling Heart" in August 2013, a paranormal romance that delves into the mystical world of werewolves and Norse gods. To end her busiest year in publishing, April will release her fourth short story in December 2013, a historical paranormal romance entitled "A Dark Scandal".


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EXCERPT 1

I stood in the hardware section looking at flashlights, when I suddenly felt someone staring at me. I tried to remain inconspicuous as I glanced to my left without turning my head. At the end of the aisle stood a slender, young man at least six feet tall, wearing a red and black plaid, flannel shirt with cut-off sleeves. Lean muscles flexed on his bicep as he grabbed something off the shelf. His bare arms revealed a tattoo on his right shoulder, but I wasn't close enough to read it.
He must've felt my gaze on him, because he looked over at me. The sun gently kissed his skin with a golden tan, and his full lips spread into a charming grin. He had a clean-shaven, square jaw and sharp cheekbones that would make any woman envious. His sandy blonde hair flowed like waves and curled softly on the ends, brushing his ears and collar. A few, untamed strands fell in his eyes, making his hair appear disheveled. There was no doubt in my mind he was handsome. 
Immediately, a heat wave crashed beneath my skin...and I knew it wasn’t due to the summer weather. I blushed under his steady gaze and looked away in an attempt to ignore him. For some reason, I couldn't control myself. My gaze kept finding his. A smirk played on his lips—the color of a summer peach—and I wondered if they tasted as sweet.


My Review:
Once I started reading this book i could not put it down i had to know what happen next.  Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. But then Her Dad dies and has to return back home to his funeral. Paige decides to keep her fathers cabin that's in the woods so that way she can keep the memories of him. Soon she meets Riley and soon has feelings for him,  and she soon finds out who he really is?? Will she stay or leave when she finds who he really is? If you haven't read this book you need to its awesome. 

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Release Day: Meant For Me By.L.P Dover



Book Information:
Meant for Me by L.P. Dover
(A Second Chances Stand Alone)
Release Date: December 30th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


Synopsis:
After a night of raw passion with the man Claire O’Briene had been secretly admiring for years, she thought their time together had come once and for all. Fate had finally brought them back to each other, but unfortunately nothing had changed. He was still the same man who ran away from relationships. Against his better judgment, Mason Bradley gave in to the temptation and allowed himself one night with the one woman he’d been too afraid to want … too afraid to need.


Six months after leaving Claire and regretting every minute of it, Mason gets called in for an undercover mission that’s not only dangerous, but brings back a past he spent years trying to forget. A past of fighting … of getting in the ring and using his fists to get what he wanted: money, women, and drugs. Now there are fighters turning up dead, and it’s Mason’s job to find out the truth.


Knowing he might not come out of the mission alive, Mason seeks out Claire to tell her how he truly feels, only to find another man competing for her love as well. Fighting is what he’s good at, and for once he will be fighting not only for justice … but for love.




Excerpt:
Chapter Four
Mason


I didn’t realize how much she despised me until the moment I stepped into the doorway and Claire saw me, and I saw the outright venom in her eyes. From that look alone I knew she wouldn’t take me back, but it wasn’t going to stop me from trying. I came here for a reason and I’m not leaving until I do what I told myself I was going to do. I was going to put everything on the line.
As I watched Claire turn her back on me and walk away, I had the deepest urge to handcuff her to a chair and make her listen to me. However, forcing her would only push her away even more. When I handcuffed her to anything it would be out of mere pleasure, not anger. I was determined to get her back. Rushing out of the house, I grabbed Claire’s arm before she could go any further and turned her to face me.
“Let me go, Mason,” she ordered through clenched teeth.
Her body was coiled tighter than a snake, but when I grabbed her other arm and pulled her closer, I could feel the tension in her muscles loosen and she noticed it, too. I wanted to kiss those lips of hers that tasted sweet like honey with the hint of raspberries, and feel her bare skin on my fingers. Seeing her now only reminded me of how stupid I had been to let her go, and now it was too late. Or was it?
“Please give me this chance, Claire,” I murmured in her ear. “There are so many things I need to tell you. I know you’ve moved on to someone else, and it’s kind of obvious with his name plastered all over your body, but I can’t leave here without telling you how I feel.” I paused and took a deep breath. “I’ve missed you, Claire. I missed you the moment you drove away from me at the airport four months ago.”
“Why are you doing this now?” she asked incredulously, pulling her arms out of my grasp and crossing them over her chest.
She stepped back, one small step after another, and the further she moved away the further I could feel her slipping away. A tear slid down her cheek and she wiped it away, whispering, “Things are finally going good for me, Mason. I can’t have you screwing that up.”
Nodding, I lowered my head and blew out a shaky breath. “I understand, and if you’re truly happy then what I have to tell you won’t matter at all. I have to get this out or I may never get the chance again. Claire, I …”
Unfortunately, that was as far as I’d gotten before the sound of Cooper’s truck coming down the long driveway stopped me. Are you fucking kidding me? When am I ever going to catch a break? It was perfect timing on his part, but terrible for mine. Skeptically, he glanced from me to Claire and then settled his gaze on me with a scowl on his face. It was obvious he knew who I was, and if not it was obvious he didn’t care for me. Claire glanced nervously behind her, and I knew my moment to tell her how I felt was lost. Would I get a chance to before I left? I had no clue, but I had to try. Before Cooper could get out of his truck, I stepped closer to Claire and let her see the seriousness in my eyes.
“Meet me tonight,” I muttered quickly. “You know where.”
Past her shoulder I could see Cooper approaching, but she kept her glistening blue eyes my way. If she didn’t agree to meet me tonight there was still the possibility I’d never see her again. Any time I went undercover was dangerous and I always had to accept the probability that it could be the last mission I ever went on. It was the way it worked.
“I’m sorry, Mason, but I can’t. I can’t risk everything just because you show up on my doorstep. If you want my trust or my heart you need to fight for it … you need to earn it. Until you’re willing to do that I don’t want to see you again,” she uttered boldly.
Cooper finally made it to us and put his arm around Claire’s shoulders, pulling her into his side. “Everything okay?” he asked, gazing down at her before turning a lethal glare my way.
Claire wrapped her arms around his waist and nodded, smiling up at him. “Yes, everything’s fine.” Her smile disappeared when she glanced back at me. “I was just telling Mason good-bye.”
With those last words she turned her back on me for the second time today while Cooper stayed behind. We both watched her climb into his truck and shut the door, keeping her gaze on anything but us.
“What are you doing here?” Cooper asked angrily, crossing his arms over his chest. He was a couple of inches taller than me, but height never mattered anyway. We were almost identical as far as body size, but I knew without a doubt I could take him in a fight.
“Not that it’s any of your business,” I replied with a sly grin on my face, “but if you must know I came to visit my cousin.”
Cooper scoffed. “Well, whatever the reasons are you better stay away from Claire. I know who you are and what you did to her. However, I guess I should be happy that you were such an idiot because now I have her and you don’t. So thank you for that.”
“I don’t think you’ll be thanking me when I get her back,” I warned with a smirk on my face. “I let her go once, but it was a mistake I’ll never make again. I’ll fight for her no matter what it takes. You can count on that.”
I was determined to get her back and of that I was certain.



Author Bio:
I am an avid reader that loves my collection of books. Writing has always been a passion of mine and now I am glad that I get to share my passion with the world. I live in North Carolina and I absolutely love being a southern girl. I spent several years in college starting out with a major in Psychology and then switching to dental. I worked in the dental field for eight years and then decided to stay home with my two beautiful girls. I spent the beginning of my reading years reading suspense thrillers, but now I can't get away from the paranormal/fantasy books. I knew ever since then that if I wrote anything it would be in a paranormal aspect. Now that I have started on my passion and began writing, you will not see me go anywhere without a notebook and pen.


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