Release Blitz: Hard to Serve by Laura Kaye

Hard To Serve - RDL banner

 

 

We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch for Laura Kaye’s HARD TO SERVE! Brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights, HARD TO SERVE is a standalone novella in her Hard Ink Series that also introduces her upcoming Blasphemy Series. Check out the note and excerpt from Laura below and grab your copy of this steamy novella today!

 

 

Domineering lover kisses his sexy submissive in loft interior

 

So many readers asked for more stories in my bestselling Hard Ink series, and I’m so excited to be able to give you just that in my new, super sexy HARD TO SERVE! HARD TO SERVE is an edgy stand-alone love story about a Baltimore police detective whose red-hot BDSM relationship with a new submissive seems like the perfect distraction from a trumped-up investigation against him until he learns that the woman is his boss’s daughter. Talk about sparks flying! I had so much fun writing this book, and I can’t wait for everyone to read it! And if you enjoy it, you might like to check out the whole Hard Ink series, now complete! Happy reading!

Excerpt:

Mia found herself alone with a kinda pissed-off looking Master Kyler. He wore angry well. As in, the harshness of the set of his jaw and the tight press of his lips and the narrow cut of his eyes—they were all hot, especially coming from a Dom. But she didn’t understand it.

“Um. Hello, Sir,” she finally said when he didn’t say anything.

“Mia,” he said, his gaze raking over her. “You look absolutely stunning tonight.” His voice was like gravel, rough and strained.

“Thank you. Are you okay, Sir?” she asked.

He shook his head. “I don’t…I don’t know.”

“Do you want to sit and talk?” Mia asked, concern for him flooding her.

Suddenly, Kyler pinned her to the cool wall. He braced his hands on either side of her head, and he was erect against her belly. She wanted to drop into a crouch and take him into her mouth. “Do you want vulgar honesty or watered-down politeness?” he asked.

The promise of those words made her core clench with need. “Vulgar honesty.”

He nailed her with a blue-eyed stare. “I don’t want to sit and talk. I want to fuck. Hard. I want to be aggressive. Maybe I even want to be a little mean.”

Mia’s heart was suddenly a runaway train in her chest. Because, sign her up! She let out a shaky breath. “That sounds…like someone’s going to have a good night,” she managed.

Kyler dropped his head to her shoulder on a groan. He knocked his forehead against the bone there once, twice.

“Did I say the wrong thing?” she asked. Because he was totally confusing her.

“That’s the thing, Mia. I don’t know.” He lifted his gaze to hers again.

“How can I help?” she asked.

For a moment, he closed his eyes and inhaled deeply, and when he opened them, it was like he’d centered himself and made some kind of resolution. “Are you game for what I just described?” He fingered the chunky silver-and-gold choker she wore around her neck.

Heat swept over her, her body already answering, already preparing. “Yes, Sir. I am.”

He gave a tight nod and backed up a step. “Let me show you the room I have in mind.” Taking her hand, he led her down the long hallway that shot off the side of the nave. She wasn’t sure if this was still part of the church building or something else, but she didn’t have long to wonder before Kyler stopped at a door and keyed in a code.

Lights came on as the door opened, and Kyler guided her inside with his hand at the small of her back.

Just the room’s theme turned Mia on. Concrete floor. Cinder-block walls with peeling paint. Light thrown from bare light bulbs surrounded by little cages. An iron cot bed with only a white fitted sheet. Rusted metal cabinet at the side that undoubtedly held a variety of toys and supplies. It looked like a basement or a warehouse—a place where a woman in a beautiful cocktail dress had no business being. A role started taking shape in her mind.

“Do you see where my head is tonight, Mia?” Master Kyler asked, his body almost rigid with tension.

God, she was going to enjoy helping him work out whatever had him so wound up. “Yes, Sir.”

 

 

https://s3.amazonaws.com/embed.animoto.com/play.html?w=swf/production/vp1&e=1466126374&f=F316FiZbjyxHiFj7xCedWA&d=0&m=p&r=360p&volume=100&start_res=360p&i=m&asset_domain=s3-p.animoto.com&animoto_domain=animoto.com&options=autostart

 

 

HARD TO SERVE - cover

About HARD TO SERVE:

To protect and serve is all Detective Kyler Vance ever wanted to do, so when Internal Affairs investigates him as part of the new police commissioner’s bid to oust corruption, everything is on the line. Which makes meeting a smart, gorgeous submissive at an exclusive play club the perfect distraction…

The director of the city’s hottest art gallery, Mia Breslin’s career is golden. Now if only she could find a man to dominate her nights and set her body—and her heart—on fire. When a scorching scene with a hard-bodied, brooding Dom at Blasphemy promises just that, Mia is lured to serve Kyler again and again.

As their relationship burns hotter, Kyler runs into Mia at work and learns that he’s been dominating the daughter of the hard-ass boss who has it in for him. Now Kyler must choose between life-long duty and forbidden desire before Mia finds another who’s not so hard to serve.

Buy on Amazon

Download the Free Kindle App

Join the Hard to Serve FB Party on June 28!

 

 

Hard To Serve - RDL Teaser 2

Announcing a New Erotic Romance Series from Laura Kaye…

BLASPHEMY – the club first introduced in Hard to Serve

From the ruins of an abandoned church comes Baltimore’s hottest and most exclusive BDSM club. Twelve Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy…

Bound to Submit is coming September 13, 2016

 

PRE-ORDER BOUND TO SUBMIT

Amazon | Barnes & Noble (Coming Soon) | iBooks | Kobo

 

 

Laura Kaye - author picAbout Laura Kaye:

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty-five books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

 

 

 

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Newsletter SignUp| HARD TO SERVE on Goodreads

 

 

Hard To Serve - Available Now

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

 

InkSlinger blogger banner

Advertisements

Release Day Blitz: Jackson (Sexy Bastards #4) by Eve Jagger

 

 

 

Title: Jackson
Series: Sexy Bastard #4
Author: Eve Jagger
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
 Release Date: June 29, 2016
Blurb

I thought I knew what I wanted.The perfect life, the perfect wife.

And then I met Skylar.

Turns out what I wanted wasn’t what I needed.

She’s spontaneous, beautifully chaotic. She’s an irresistible storm about to let loose. She dances like a firecracker and finds the sexiest ways to get in trouble. She breaks into buildings and knows all of Atlanta’s best taco trucks. She doesn’t check the boxes on my list–she blows my list out of the water.

I thought I knew what I wanted, but now all I want is her.

But our lives are so different. She’s chasing adventure and determined to never settle down. I’m climbing the ladder to success, setting the groundwork for my ambition and the family that I hope to build. When our worlds come together, will they fit together or will they clash?

*JACKSON can be read as a STANDALONE or as a companion to the Sexy Bastards: Hard, Cash and Knox. *

 My Review:🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Jackson is a fantastic, captivating read.  It’ll keep you coming back for more, whether he’s your 1st foray into the Sexy Bastards series, or your 4th.  Or, maybe your 2nd because you haven’t had a chance to check out Cash and Knox (raises hand).
Skylar is our heroine, and a real wild child.  She’s done a bit of everything and been just about everywhere.  She believes in living life to the fullest, like there’s no tomorrow.  And her free-spirit ways draw in Jackson’s attention.  Jackson, who’s straight-laced and makes check lists and plans for the future according to a schedule of what he thinks is the traditional life.  He lives for tomorrow, is always working for it.  But Sky brings out his reckless streak even as he offers her stability.
Of course, there’s secrets and struggles and more steamy scenes than you’ll know what to do with as yet another Sexy Bastard meets his match.
Eagerly awaiting Parker’s story here!  Check the SBs out!
Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK
Also Available
AMAZON US / UK
AMAZON US / UK
AMAZON US / UK
AMAZON US / UK
Author Bio

 

Eve Jagger is the USA Today bestselling author of the Sexy Bastards series. A native of Georgia and a true southern girl at heart, she’s a stay at home mom to two kids, and married to a sexy man who doesn’t mind being used as research for those naughty scenes.Eve cut her teeth writing in high school and college, but it wasn’t until recently that she got the itch to write a full length novel. She loves complex, emotionally-charged characters and wild, sexy leading men. HARD, CASH, and A NIGHT WITH KNOX are available now.

Eve loves to talk and meet people on social media, so be sure and touch base with her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/evejaggerbooks or Twitter https://twitter.com/evejwrites.

Author Links
Giveaway

Blog Tour: Dirty Sexy Cuffed by Erika Wilde & Carly Phillips

CUFFED BT BANNER  (1).jpg

Dirty Sexy Cuffed by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde
Series: Dirty Sexy #3
Release Date: June 21, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

“Scintillatingly sexy. Phillips and Wilde deliver a sinfully hot story you won’t soon forget!” K. Bromberg, NY Times Bestselling Author

“The love story Phillips and Wilde crafted was rare, dipped in a reality so natural and organic it held my heart from the very first page.”
Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

 

CUFFED cover

 

Synopsis:

Are you ready to get Cuffed?

As a cop, Levi Kincaid is all about discipline and control . . .in the bedroom, and out of it, and he’s always been very careful about choosing women who abide by his rules.

Hot sex and intense pleasure?

No problem.

Emotional commitment and forever promises?

No way.

But he never anticipates falling for a blue eyed angel who makes him want to cuff her to his bed and do dirty, sexy things to her. And that control of his? It doesn’t stand a chance against Sarah Robins, the one woman he can’t resist . . .

 

Excerpt:

“When are you going to face the fact that this chick just isn’t into you?”

Levi Kincaid glanced across the dark interior of the unmarked SUV to his partner, Nick Catalano, who was alternating his attention between navigating the road and making sure Levi saw his smart-ass smirk. It wasn’t the first time his friend had given Levi shit about his request to stop by Circle K on their way back to the station after their shift ended.

For the past two months they’d been assigned to the DUI Strike Force in the area, which made stopping by the mart convenient. Seeing and flirting with Sarah Robins was just an added bonus.

“She’s totally into me, so that’s not the issue,” Levi refuted confidently, not at all bothered by Nick’s ribbing. There were many times he’d caught the tempting way Sarah looked at him when she didn’t think he was aware of her. And there was no mistaking the attraction between them she was so determined to fight. He just hadn’t figured out why yet. But he would.

“Then what’s the problem?” Nick persisted—this from a man who was all about instant gratification when it came to women, while Levi was more . . . selective.

“I’m not sure yet,” he replied honestly.

Truthfully, he was having a hell of a time getting past that wariness of hers, which only made him more curious about who Sarah Robins was— and where she’d come from. Admittedly, his interest in her had nothing to do with him being an inquisitive cop, and everything to do with him wanting her, in a deeper way than any female had gotten to him before. He just had to get her on the same page as him.

Levi wasn’t normally the type of guy who’d continue to pursue a woman who’d already turned him down half a dozen times. A smart man would have cut his losses after the first rejection, but from the moment he’d looked into Sarah’s sweet, soulful blue eyes, he’d felt a connection that only seemed to grow stronger every time he saw her.

And he certainly didn’t miss the irony of that realization, when he was a man adept at maintaining strict control of his emotions—in all aspects of his life.

“This is a shit part of town,” Nick said, stating the obvious, which brought Levi’s thoughts back to the present. “As soon as we’re off this DUI task force, I don’t want to drive through this part of Englewood unless it’s for a call, so close the deal with Sarah already.”

“Winning a woman over takes time, Catalano,” Levi said easily—especially one as wary as Sarah. “Though that’s something I wouldn’t expect you to understand.”

“Hell, no,” he agreed with a quick, player’s grin. “That’s too much fucking work when there are plenty of women who take one look at this uniform and are instantly willing and eager to bend over and drop their panties. Trust me, getting laid, and regularly, is not an issue for me.”

Levi had plenty of offers; he was just more particular about his bed partners. He didn’t do one night stands, but he didn’t do long term committed, either. The few women he’d dated and allowed into his private life were looking for the same thing he was—a mutually satisfying physical relationship without any emotional involvement. More importantly, they were willing to let him be in control during all aspects of sex.

And Sarah, from everything he’d learned so far, didn’t strike him as the type looking for long term either. Which made his pursuit easier for him to justify … and live with.

Arriving at the Circle K, Nick turned the SUV into the deserted lot. He drove past the gas station area and stopped in front of the convenience store instead of parking the vehicle.

“I noticed the back tire was low at the DUI check point,” Nick said, explaining why he hadn’t pulled into one of the many empty spaces in front of the mart like he normally did. “While you run inside and do your thing, I’m going to drive around back and fill the tire up with air. I’ll meet you out front when you’re done.”

“Sounds good.” Levi released his seat belt and opened the door. “You want anything?”

Nick grinned. “Yeah, I’ll take a root beer and a Snicker’s bar.”

“You got it.” Levi hopped out of the truck, and while his partner drove off and disappeared behind the building, he headed toward the store.

Out of years of habit, he glanced around the area, looking for anything, or anyone, who might be out of place. Especially in this part of town. But it was a quiet evening, and there weren’t any other cars or people around, which wasn’t unusual for a late Tuesday night. He walked into the store, and to his immediate left was the main counter and two registers. Sarah was sitting on a stool reading a magazine, and as soon as she heard someone enter, she looked up.

Her bored expression immediately transformed to one of pleasure as a genuine, happy-to-see-him smile curved her soft, lush mouth, which never failed to make him think about slowly licking his tongue across that full lower lip before kissing her, or how that mouth would feel sliding down the length of his cock as she looked up at him from a kneeling position on the floor at his feet.

Heat and desire mingled in his belly, and lower, as he strolled toward the counter. Yeah, he’d stored up five long week’s worth of the hottest, most sinful fantasies of Sarah, in some of the most erotic scenarios he could imagine. Those dirty thoughts had come in handy when he’d lain in bed, hard and aching and needing relief. With his hand wrapped tight around his dick, those decadent visions playing through his mind never failed to alleviate his lust.

But the relief was always temporary. He wanted the real thing. He wanted Sarah, her body soft and warm beneath his, and her willing to give herself over to him in all the ways he desired. And that kind of trust took time. And patience. Both of which he had in abundance.

Add to you TBR on Goodreads

CUFFED AN
Enter a caption

My Review:🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Dirty Sexy Cuffed is a thrilling read and an amazing installment of the Dirty Sexy series.  We’ve seen Clay’s and Mason’s HEAs with the women who are perfect for them, all the while Levi seems to live like a monk, only observing.  But now we get to see Levi let loose.  And boy was it worth the wait *fans self*.

In Dirty Sexy Cuffed, we meet Sarah Robins, who works at a convenience store.  A convenience store where a certain sexy as hell police officer has made a point to visit for about 5 weeks, about as long as Sarah’s been working there.  They make a habit a flirting but going nowhere with it.  Until the night it does.  Take one sexy cop with control issues, one woman on the run who’s never quite felt she belongs, and add in one armed robbery and one secret that just might tear them apart before they really get started and mix until frothy.  Throw in plenty of dirty sexy steamy scenes, and one secret Sinner, and you’ve got one epic love story set to the ticking of an anxious clock.

Read about Levi and Sarah today!  It isn’t necessary to read the rest of the series first, but I highly recommend them all.  As a series and as individuals.  Be on the look-out for Dirty Sexy Sinner soon!  And you’ll find out who the Sinner is at the end of Cuffed.

Buy Links:

Amazon / Amazon Universal /
Paperback / iBooks / B&N / Kobo / GooglePlay

 

Check out the other Dirty Sexy books!

Each can be read as a Standalone

Dirty Sexy Saint
Amazon US / Amazon UK / iBooks / B&N / Kobo / Google Play

 

Dirty Sexy Inked
Amazon US / Amazon UK / iBooks / B&N / KOBO / Google Play

 

 

Meet Carly Phillips:

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

Sign up for Carly’s Newsletter.
Sign up for Blog and Website updates.
Sign up for Text Updates of New Releases.
Friend Carly on Facebook.
Hang out at Carly’s Corner! (Hot guys & giveaways!)
Instagram / Twitter / Website

 

Meet Erika Wilde:

Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers.

Sign up for Erika’s Newsletter.
Join Erika’s Private Fan Page – Books & Exclusive Giveaways!
Friend Erika on Facebook.
Twitter / Website

GIVEAWAY!
Enter to win a Signed Paperback and Swag Pack

 

 

Series Re-Reveal: Briarwood Academy by Isla Madden-Mills

briar crest banner

Re-Reveal! New Name! New covers!

Welcome to Briarwood Academy where love can be a little bad, a lot wicked, and sometimes twisted.

FOUR RED-HOT BOOKS about the BAD, WICKED and TWISTED characters of Briarwood Academy, featuring a dirty-talking gym owner, a football player, a sexy rock star, and a British bad boy.

ALL BOOKS ARE ON SALE and FREE ON Kindle Unlimited!

Very Bad Things (Book One)

very bad things cover

ONLY $0.99 (Standalone)

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/28XHrd6

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2928nc2

Blurb

Leaving behind her mansion and Jimmy Choos, Nora Blakely becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex.

Then she meets her soulmate, but he doesn’t want her.

Sexy gym owner Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love…until Nora shows up with her list of bad things. He resists the pull of their sizzling connection, hung up on their age difference.

leo teaser

Very Wicked Beginnings

very wicked beginnings cover

(Dovey and Cuba–prequel novella)

ONLY $0.99

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/298pLcW

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/28VL91T

Blurb

When wicked ballerina Dovey Beckham meets football star Cuba Hudson, she didn’t plan on having her heart shattered into a million pieces. He’s the bad boy with a dark past, and when he falls for Dovey, he knows she can’t be part of his future.

 

Very Wicked Things

(Dovey and Cuba)

very wicked things

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/28YfFJ3

Amazon UK ONLY $0.99: http://amzn.to/28VMLsO

Blurb

Dovey Beckham is a ballerina from the wrong side of the tracks. Cuba “Hollywood” Hudson is a wealthy football player with fast cars and even faster girlfriends.

Their passion is electric, their connection deep, but once in a lifetime kind of love doesn’t come easy, especially when dirty money, past sins, and old flames come calling.

cuba

Very Twisted Things

(Standalone- Violet and Sebastian)

very twisted things

ONLY $0.99!

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/28XK6Dy

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/28VNnOS

Blurb

Violet St. Johns is a talented violinist hiding out in a Hollywood mansion, struggling to forget the devastation of her parent’s sudden death.

Vital Rejects front man Sebastian Tate sees the elusive girl in the mansion next door playing her violin nude, and they begin an erotic game of spying.

When they finally come face-to-face, sparks fly and clothes comes off. But giving his heart to a girl isn’t Sebastian’s plan; falling for a guy who craves attention isn’t Violet’s.

sebastian

About the Author

ilsa madden bio

Wall Street Journal best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She’s addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding heroes in books. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, and Instagram.

She has a degree in English and a Master’s in Education.

When she’s not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets, paints old furniture, and eats her weight in sushi.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads | Instagram

Order of her books and Amazon page

Amazon Page: http://amzn.to/28YqMm8

VERY BAD THINGS

Designer: Luminos Graphic House

Photography:Michael Stokes

Model: Leon Scott

VERY WICKED BEGINNINGS

VERY WICKED THINGS

Designer: Luminos Graphic House

Photography: Michael Stokes

Model: Attila Toth

VERY TWISTED THINGS

Designer: Luminos Graphic House

Photography: Michael Stokes

Model: Mike Thurstson

The British are HERE!  

DIRTY ENGLISH

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1VMSen6

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1G7I4vq

Are you ready for Filthy English?

Add to your TBR for a July 11th release here: http://bit.ly/28MpTlk

GIVEAWAY

$25 Amazon Gift Card

Share link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/MDk5NjRmMDM5ZDM4YTBjYWM0YzAyYzM0NGI2ODRhOjg2MA==/?

 

Release Day Blitz: Slow Grind by Eva Spencer

 

 

 

Title: Slow Grind
Series: Men of Mornington #1
Author: Eva Spencer
Genre: Romance
 Release Date: June 28, 2016

 

Blurb
Only the good die young. It’s a phrase I wish never existed.

Best mates shouldn’t get cancer, especially terminal at twenty-seven. And experimental treatments shouldn’t cost a hundred grand. But sometimes life just fucking sucked.

Then I got an idea to raise the cash. If a woman could strip her way through uni, we could strip our way to a cure, right? We were attractive Aussie guys, and with the help of Max’s kid sister, we could nail the choreography.

I hadn’t seen Aubrey since she was twelve. She’d gone from a pig-tailed, freckled tomboy into the sexiest chick I think I’d ever met. I made a promise to Max to steer clear, but when she was choreographing our routines …

The Men of Mornington were going to heat things up, and things just got a whole lot hotter..

 

Purchase Links

 

AMAZON US / UK

 

Excerpt
“I’ve invited Drew and the guys around tonight for drinks, okay?”I stand at Max’s bedroom door and peer inside. I can just make out the shape of his body on his bed. He rolls over and switches on his lamp, squinting up at me and wiping the sleep from his eyes.

After a few days of making sure this plan can actually work, Drew and I are ready to let the others in on it. I’m nervous, because I have no idea how they’re going to react. Especially Max. But, at the end of the day I know this will work. It has to.

“How long have I been asleep?” he mumbles, struggling to sit up. I walk over to help him, but he waves me off. “I’m okay, Aubs.”

I hang back as much as it kills me to watch him fight to do something that’s so normal for the rest of us, my fingers fidgeting in front of me. He hates it when I try to help him, but I do it without even thinking—it’s my second nature, I think. I just want to make things as easy as I can for him. I did even when he wasn’t sick. I guess I got the nurture and he got the nature. Nope, that’s a lie, he got the nurture too. A pair of peas on a pod, I guess.

“Only a few hours. I wanted to let you rest as long as you were able,” I say, answering his question. “Mom said you were having trouble sleeping through the night, but then I thought you might be hungry, so I’ve made soup. Mom also said you can usually handle that on your stomach when you’re not feeling well. Is that okay?”

“You’re cooking is enough to kill any appetite I have. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” he chuckles. I glower at him, but it’s nice to hear him laugh again, even if it is at my expense and even if it is a little morbid. How do you tell a guy with a body that’s giving out on him that it’s too soon to be making death jokes? I suppose you can’t, can you?

He stands up and I hand him his robe, consciously making sure I don’t try to help him. He follows me out to the kitchen, where the aroma of chicken soup fills the air. He wanders over to the trash and picks up an empty can, laughing and shaking his head.

“Opening a can and heating it doesn’t exactly qualify as cooking,” he says.

“Yeah, well, it’s my kind of cooking,” I respond defensively, snatching the can off him. I toss it back in the bin and set two bowls on the counter. “Go and sit down,” I order.

I pour the steaming soup straight from the pot into two bowls and carry them over to where he’s sitting, placing one in front of him, the other on the opposite side. He obliges, and I wait to take my seat until he’s taken his.

“You better have given me the one with more,” he teases. I smile, my mind going back to our childhood when we used to fight over which drink had more in it, or who got the bigger slice of cake. I remember our dad complaining because for a very long time I even had to have the blue cup because Max had a blue cup. Then, as I grew older, everything became a competition; who finished dinner first, who got to sit in the front seat. Still, as I sit with the soup, I find myself wondering if I can finish before Max, so for the first time I can actually win. It’s hard being ten and being in competition with a teenage boy—they can eat enough for ten men and still have room to steal the dessert.

“Remember the time when you stole the ice cream from the freezer, and when Mom realized one was missing, she refused to let us have another until one of us owned up to it?” Max chuckles and takes a small sip of the broth, leaving the noodles and small chunks of chicken behind in the bowl.

I laugh and roll my eyes. “It’s been twelve years. You can own up to it now,” I say. “I was so pissed at you for making me miss out. You could have at least taken one for me. You knew she wouldn’t let either of us have any until we fessed up.”

“It wasn’t me!” he laughs and holds his hands up in surrender. “I was sure it was you.”

“Even back then, me and mom fought all the time. I wouldn’t dare risk having her unleash her special, sophisticated brand of crazy on me,” I scoff. Max has no reason to lie to me after all this time, so the more I think, the more my mind wanders, then realization hits. “Wasn’t Drew there that day? In the afternoon?”

Max nods, confused, and then breaks out into a smile. “That sneaky little bugger. That bastard owes us ice cream.”

“I’ll make sure he follows through,” I giggle. “You know how I feel about my desserts.”

 

Author Bio
Eva Spencer, a combination of Ashley Suzanne and Missy Johnson. Independently, we have over 30 novels, and have decided to write our co-written works under one pen name to make it easier for all of you to follow!!! We love new readers and can’t wait to chat with you!
Author Links
TWITTER

MAILING LIST  

 

Giveaway

Release Day Blitz: Dark Mafia Prince by Annika Martin

DMP_SBPR_RELEASEBLITZ_BANNER

Dark Mafia Prince by New York Times bestselling author, Annika Martin is LIVE!

DarkMafiaPrince-hires

Blurb:

Aleksio
Don’t look at me like that. So trusting.
Like you think I’m not a monster.
Like I won’t wrap your hair in my fist and bend you to my will.
Like I won’t sacrifice you, piece by piece, to save my brother.
I’m the most dangerous enemy you’ll ever have because every time you look at me, you see somebody good. That friend who died.
And when you look at me like that, I die again.

Mira
I spent years making myself invisible.
A good girl, apart from the noise.
Then you came back, beautiful and deadly in your Armani suit.
Don’t look at me like you still know me, you say.
But I remember your smile and those sunny days.
Before they lowered your small casket into the ground.
Before they told us the prince was dead.

DMP-NOWLIVE2

Kindle: http://amzn.to/2934GBU
iBooks: http://apple.co/28WBWJe
Google: http://bit.ly/2962PLk
Kobo: http://annikamartinbooks.com/dark-mafia-prince/
Nook: http://annikamartinbooks.com/dark-mafia-prince/

DMP-TEASER1

ADD TO GOODREADS

DMP-Claim

About the Author:

Annika Martin is a NYT bestselling author who enjoys writing dirty stories about dangerous criminals! She loves helping animals and kicking snow clumps off the bottom of cars around the streets of Minneapolis, and in her spare time she writes as the RITA award-winning author Carolyn Crane.

REASONABLE

Connect with Annika:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Newsletter | Dirty quote newsletter

LOVEHURTS

Release Blitz: From Titans by Mary Ting

 

untitled

The Titans possess power more than anyone anticipated, and Cronus is hungry for revenge after his own children locked him up in Tartarus.

 

No one is safe. Not even the humans. Visit the world of Descendant Prophecies in FROM TITANS by Mary Ting…

Mary-Ting-From-Titans-eBook-JPG

 

About FROM TITANS

 

Everyone is searching for Mason.  Zeus sent Hermes, and the Oracles have used their magic, with no success. A sparkle of hope arises when Eris, the goddess of Chaos, sends an invitation to her wedding engagement party. She’s holding Mason hostage, and Skylar and her friends only need permission to enter Eris’s world to rescue him.  At the party, Eris gives them one condition: In exchange for Mason, they must travel to the Land of Reverse and bring back the bottle of gold water King Midas used to wash himself free of his gift. Further chaos follows when Eris not only sets up a hunt in the Labyrinth of Crete, but makes a bargain with the Titans she rescued.  The Titans possess power more than anyone anticipated, and Cronus is hungry for revenge after his own children locked him up in Tartarus. No one is safe. Not even the humans.

 

Book trailer: http://bit.ly/1VFM79g

 

On Sale in Digital: June 24, 2016

Amazon UK | Amazon US | Barnes & Noble 

 

 Add FROM TITANS to your TBR pile on Goodreads!

CELEBRATE THE RELEASE WITH A GIVEAWAY!

1 Grand Prize: $25 Giftcard to Amazon + Print Set of Entire Descendant Prophecies Series + Signed Bookplates

2 Runner-Ups: Digital Edition of Any Backlist Title from M. Clarke or Mary Ting

https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js

 

Giveaway Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/b050ef29244/?

 

Excerpt:

“Cron-ass!” I roared in pain when the moving earth tossed me aside, grinding my shoulder against the pebbled road.

“His name is Cronus.” She grunted and landed flat on her stomach while I bounced on my back almost on top of her.

“It’s Cronass now,” I groaned.

Dust lingered around us. The clouds above spun. I closed my eyes in defeat and listened to Eris’s rampage.

“You’re going to get it, Cronus. You want Zeus? You’re going to have to work for it. I have plans for you. One will come out alive and the other one will die, or maybe both of you will die and I will rule the human world.” Her pitch rose and her laughter shrieked in madness.

Cronus was far too gone to hear any of Eris’s threats. I wished I were far gone too.

 

Check out the entire Descendant Prophecies series!

 

About FROM GODS (Descendant Prophecies Book 1)

ggkey-phq222hxnl7_frontcover

***2013 InD’Tale RONE Award Finalist for YA****  Did you just see a flash of lightning across the sky on a clear sunny day?  Don’t blame Mother Nature.  Skylar Rome can’t wait to spend her last summer before college with her cousin, Kayla. Everything changes when they meet the Grand brothers. Skylar is sure she should stay away from Mason Grand, but their attraction is undeniable. Then Skylar’s life erupts into turmoil. She steps into a world where descendants of ancient gods have super powers, evil beings chase her, and questions arise about her own identity. She is running out of time and running for her life, while trying to unravel the mystery of what they want from her.  Forced into a battle set into motion long before she was born, will Skylar find the answers she seeks, or will she die trying?

Order this title at these online retailers:

Amazon US Amazon UK | Amazon Audio 

 

About FROM DEITIES (Descendant Prophecies Book 2)

Mary-Ting-From-Deities-eBook-JPG

A mysterious stranger enters Skylar’s inner circle, destroying her precarious peace. She begins college amid new secrets, emerging powers, fresh dangers, and a potential stepfather.  In New Olympus, a hidden dwelling place for descendants of the gods, she finally gets answers. But can she trust them? Skylar and the Grand family must work together with these descendants to discover the key to their rescue from the evolving, evil vultures of Hades.  As the threat increases, Skylar must learn to control her newfound powers and decide who to trust before it’s too late.

Order this title at these online retailers:

Amazon US Amazon UK | Amazon Audio

 

About FROM ORIGINS (Descendant Prophecies Book 3)

Mary-Ting-From-Origins-eBook-JPG-updated

Faced with an impossible choice, Skylar and the other descendants embark on a deadly quest to the underworld to confront Hades, who has been plotting to kill them all.     They discover the ancient gods are not dead, as once believed, but are instead held captive in a secret location. In order to save the world from destruction at the hands of Hephaestus, the descendants must rescue their ancestors, the gods of Olympus.     Skylar learns more about her bloodline and her powers, but there is a heavy price to pay. The darkest forces known to man are about to return to reclaim their stolen kingdom.

Order this title at these online retailers:

Amazon US Amazon UK

 mary-ting1

Author Bio:

International Bestselling, Award-Winning, Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Connect with Mary:

Facebook | Twitter | Website | Amazon | Newsletter |

Instagram | Pintrest | Goodreads