Apr 04

Fierce Protector by Janine Kane

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Zach Norcross is an ex-Navy Seal who left service after being wounded. He returned to his home in Texas to make a life as a civilian. He meets a newcomer to their sleepy little town named Eva. He is immediately intrigued by her, and when she finds herself in trouble he is determined to protect her.

I liked Zach; after all what is not to like about a sexy hero? He is an honorable man, down to earth, and he is intelligent. In other words, he is the total package. Eva Montgomery has not had an easy life. What I admired about her is that she takes charge of her life to make it better.

 

I had mixed feelings about Fierce Protector. I liked the story’s setting in a quiet Texas town. Kane did a very good job of establishing very personal relationships between the characters. Their interactions felt very realistic. Even though there was a good plot, and interesting storyline the pace of the book seemed to drag a little. Although my feelings were mixed on this particular book I am not writing of the series, because I do see great potential. With that being said I will gladly read more from Kane.

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(amazon.com)

Publication Date: May 28, 2014

Ex-Navy SEAL, Zachary Norcross, is a wounded man. Not only is he recovering from injuries suffered in an explosion on a frigid mountain in Afghanistan that killed his comrade, he’s also struggling to get over the shock of his wife leaving him for another man. Following his discharge, Zack settles back in his rural Texas hometown where he begins to put the shattered pieces of his life back together.

Evaline Montgomery is a woman on the run from a dark past. She pulled up stakes in the dead of night, leaving Chicago and a world of danger and suspicion behind her for good. Eva doesn’t stop until she reaches Texas, where she stays with childhood friends in the hopes of making a fresh start once and for all.

Things are off to a good start after Eva accepts a job making pastries at the local cafe. Zack is settling in, too, painstakingly restoring his family’s estate to its former glory when he’s not training and competing in the local MMA circuit. When Zack and Eva are introduced by mutual friends, they form an immediate connection and the sparks kindle a heat they can’t deny.

Apr 04

Rock Hard (Rock Kiss #2) by Nalini Signh

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Gabriel Bishop was a great success on the rugby field until an injury forced him out of the sport. He now proves to be successful in business. He loves the challenge of taking a floundering company and making it prosper. His latest acquisition needs a lot of work, but he discovers a valuable employee in Charlotte Baird and promotes her to his PA. He is attracted to the shy and fragile woman, but she just appears to want to run from him. When he learns of her horrific past he wants her more than ever, but the tough alpha male will have to change his game plan if he wants to win the prize.

Gabriel is the total package, brawn and brains. In his business he has to be a hard ass. He can also be a bit possessive, gruff, and overbearing (which earns him the moniker T-Rex from Charlotte), but he also shows a loving, patient, and compassionate side. Charlotte tries to make herself invisible, and sticks to what is safe. The only person who really sees who she is is her best friend Molly. An abusive relationship left her fractured, but as she gets to know Gabriel he begins to bring her out of her shell and closer to the woman she wants to be.

Singh hit it out of the park with Rock Hard. She brings her readers drama, romance, and a bit of humor as well. The characters are well developed, and it hard to put the book down when you emerge yourself into the lives of Gabriel and Charlotte. Rock Hard is the second book of Rock Kiss series, and in my opinion the best of the two. It was hard to let go of the characters when the last page was read. I am excited to see what Singh brings us in the next book, and I hope we haven’t seen the last of Gabriel and Charlotte!

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(amazon.com)
Publication Date: March 10, 2015

In New York Times Bestselling author Nalini Singh’s newest contemporary romance, passion ignites between a gorgeous, sinfully sexy man who built himself up from nothing and a shy woman who has a terrible secret in her past…

Wealthy businessman Gabriel Bishop rules the boardroom with the same determination and ruthlessness that made him a rock star on the rugby field. He knows what he wants, and he’ll go after it no-holds-barred.

And what he wants is Charlotte Baird.

Charlotte knows she’s a mouse. Emotionally scarred and painfully shy, she just wants to do her job and remain as invisible as possible. But the new CEO–a brilliant, broad-shouldered T-Rex of a man who growls and storms through the office, leaving carnage in his wake–clearly has other plans. Plans that may be equal parts business and bedroom.

If Charlotte intends to survive this battle of wits and hearts, the mouse will have to learn to wrangle the T-Rex. Game on.

Apr 04

The Lily Trilogy by Vivian Winslow

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The Lily Trilogy (The Gilded Flower Series Books 1 – 3)

Gilded Lily

Lily Baron is crushed when she walks in on her fiancé Jack having sex with her sister the night before their wedding. Heartbroken, and needing to get away from the elite social circles she belongs to she decides to go on her Rio honeymoon alone to pull herself together.

When I started reading about Lily I initially didn’t connect with her character at all. She struck me as a socialite who was just worried about what everyone thought, and was devoid of any real personality. I am happy to say my opinion of her changed as she spent time in Rio. She began to show some strength and independence which made her character much more attractive.

Winslow is writing a character that is on a path to self-discovery. In Gilded Lily it is a discovery of her sensual side. When she begins a short affair with a married man named Gustavo, she finds a side to herself she didn’t know existed.  It seems like Lily is on her way to making bigger discoveries. As a reader I am anxious to see her take charge of her life and challenge what is expected of her. This is a short read, and to me it is a setup for bigger things. I enjoyed the story so far, but I am more excited to see where Winslow takes it next.

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Calla Lily

Lily has taken over at the helm of the family business since her father’s stroke. The business is struggling a little, and there is the possibility of a takeover on the horizon. What takes her off guard is the man who wants to buy her out.

I was impressed with the way that Lily threw herself into the family business to help her father; it showed the strength of her character. On the romantic front she is in shambles. Gustavo has reentered her life and turned it upside down. I find myself rooting for Lily in hopes that she finds what she is looking for in life.

There were some twists and turns in this book thanks to Winslow. She was easily able to display the turmoil that Lily was going through. Lily steps up to run the business, but I think she is unsure if that is what she wants to do in life. Romantically her relationship with Gustavo is on equally shakable ground. There is no doubt they have feelings toward each other, but I have to question whether he is good for her. Once again readers are left at the edge of the cliff wondering what is in store for Lily.

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Tiger Lily

Lily has weathered the storm of a hostile company takeover, but she has come out of it a little battered. She takes time out with her sister and best friend to vacation, gather herself and figure out what comes next. Her relaxing time away changes when she comes face to face with the handsome man who turned her down a short time ago.

Lily is finally starting to take control of her life and getting rid of all the things that are hindering her. Every time we encounter Lily she isn’t changing who she is at the core, but she is moving forward and learning who she is and what she needs to be happy. I love the fact that this character is resilient.

I was so excited to see how things turned out for Lily, but there were times I was really afraid she would compromise who she was deep down inside. I must admit Winslow really kept me guessing until the end! I was surprised at how much I ended up connecting to Lily’s character throughout the series. There was drama, heat, and excitement in this series, but what really drew me was Lily’s transformation. In the end that is what kept me coming back for more. I loved how things turned out for Lily, and now I must say my attention has turned to Dahlia. Lily has found what she was looking for, but will her twin find happiness? I look forward to seeing more from Winslow very soon!

3.5 Stars

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(amazon.com)

Publication Date: August 23, 2014

THE COMPLETE LILY TRILOGY OF THE GILDED FLOWER SERIES — Contains all three books: Gilded Lily, Calla Lily, and Tiger Lily.

“THIS trilogy made my Summer! It was a perfect, erotic and exotic escape . . . Whether you’re stuck at home working this summer or out on vacation AT a beach, this is a perfect, steamy, page-turning read! 5 stars!” – Booknatics

“. . . perfect read if you are looking for something short, fun, hot, and steamy. I have enjoyed the Gilded Flower series and I am hooked.” – Book Happiness

“This series is a must read and is a great contender for the Brit Nanny Reads Best Reads 2014!” – Brit Nanny Reads

Gilded Lily (Book 1)- After catching her fiancé Jack in bed with her sister the day before her wedding, New York socialite Lily Baron escapes to Rio, her honeymoon destination—alone. There, Marcelo, the dark and sexy hotel masseur, releases a heated passion Lily had never experienced with Jack. When Lily meets handsome and powerful Brazillionaire Gustavo de Lima, she can hardly resist him. There’s just one problem. He’s married. In this uber-sensual city, will Lily’s reluctance to be with a married man, in light of her own fiancé’s betrayal, give way to her burning desire for Gustavo?

Calla Lily (Book 2) – Having experienced a profound personal and sexual awakening during her solo honeymoon to Brazil, New York socialite Lily Baron rushes back to New York upon hearing the news that her father has fallen ill. Now, Lily must take the helm of the Baron Media empire and fend off a high-stakes hostile takeover attempt. With the fate of the company hanging in the balance, will Lily be able to resist the advances of the luring, unwanted suitor in the boardroom as well as the bedroom? Things get steamy in this highly anticipated sequel to Gilded Lily.

Tiger Lily (Book 3) – Weary from battling a hostile takeover attempt of her family’s company, Lily seeks a distraction in Todd, an erstwhile bartender with a large trust fund and magical tongue. Meanwhile, a connection seems to be developing between Lily and Alejandro, a wealthy and gorgeous Cuban-American, whose brother, Rodrigo, is dating Lily’s twin sister, Dahlia. When Alejandro unexpectedly rebuffs Lily one night, she is deeply dismayed. But, after seeing Alejandro’s picture with a gorgeous Latina model in the gossip pages, Lily thinks it wasn’t just a misunderstanding. When the sisters and brothers reunite in Aspen for a ski weekend, will Lily’s heart remain frozen or will the fire between her and Alejandro rekindle and melt away the ice?

DON’T MISS THE DAHLIA TRILOGY OF THE GILDED FLOWER SERIES. ALL THREE BOOKS (BLUE DAHLIA, BLACK DAHLIA AND RED DAHLIA) NOW AVAILABLE.

ALSO AVAILABLE – WILD VIOLET AND HIDDEN VIOLET, THE FIRST TWO BOOKS OF THE VIOLET TRILOGY OF THE GILDED FLOWER SERIES. COMING SOON – TRUE VIOLET, THE FINAL INSTALLMENT OF THE VIOLET TRILOGY OF THE GILDED FLOWER SERIES

Mar 23

Blog Tour: Stolen Hearts by Andrea R. Cooper

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Andrea R. Cooper

Genre: Contemporary Romance Suspense

Publisher: SilverTree Publishing

Date of Publication: February 14, 2015

ASIN: B00TKW9Y4W

Number of pages: 265
Word Count: 65,000

Tagline: She stole a cop’s heart… will this thief pay for her crime?

Book Description:

Crystal was raised as a thief, bent on revenge. She uses her talents to target the corporation that destroyed her family and her innocence.

When a handsome undercover cop enters her life, Crystal worries she’ll be caught before her mission can be completed – or lose her heart to the one man she can’t trust.

Kade lost his partner in Texas and is looking for a fresh start in the NYPD. Catching the thief whose been targeting the Westridge Corp. will help his transfer become permanent.

Will Kade discover the truth, or will he blame Crystal for stealing his heart?

Available at Amazon

Excerpt:

Crystal shimmied down the drainpipe with her trophies tucked inside her backpack and computer files loaded onto her USB, hung around her neck disguised as a locket. This was too easy. Not like the Warren job where the COO kept changing the menu and supervised their catering to ensure they had followed the strict rules of kashrut.

She landed on the concrete with a thump, then removed her mask. Usually she worked at night when the catering gig didn’t provide the necessary cover, but she had a date this evening.

A blind date.

Her sister’s fiancée had called earlier that day to let them know his cousin from Texas would join them for dinner and would Crystal come along? As far as Crystal was concerned, it was the closest thing she’d come to as a real date in a long time. She’d take it.

Thankfully, her catering appointment with Westridge canceled yesterday. While she enjoyed cooking, it was only a cover for her and her sister’s illegal activities. What she excelled at was computers, but having a career in that field, now, would be too suspicious. Her IT skills far exceeded a Level One Help Desk worker. She despised working for Westridge, the man who had her mother killed and her dad thrown into jail, but catering was the easiest way into her target’s homes without suspicion. And she refused to pose as a cleaning lady and scrub their filth.

Years ago, Dad found what he thought was a series of accounting errors. For his honesty trying to help Westridge correct the problem, he was thrown in jail to rot. Westridge and his company framed her dad for embezzlement and sharing confidential information with preferred suppliers to obtain favors. Now she and her sister were halfway toward exonerating him and exposing Westridge and his corporate crimes. To see the look on Joshua Westridge’s face when he was convicted would make all her and her sister’s sacrifices worth it.

Thunder boomed as she weaved through alleys, stinking of rotting food and urine. She barely made it to her car before thunder rumbled.

Crystal checked the time on the dashboard, almost seven. No time to waste. Paul and his cousin, Kade, were picking up her and her sister at seven-thirty. Her car hummed to life as she stashed her backpack behind her seat. The stolen cash, including a recently purchased blood diamond necklace, lay inside. Hopefully the money and necklace would throw off Westridge’s Sales Manager to the fact that computer information had been the real prize. And hopefully, they wouldn’t discover the truth until it was too late. For now, another piece of the puzzle to exonerate their dad and lock Westridge away lay on her chest inside her locket.

She whipped into traffic and hit the wipers as fat drops of rain slapped against the windshield. Great. Ahead, a red light flickered as taxis and cars lined up behind it. She debated taking Ninth, but decided against it. Construction was still ongoing and traffic would be worse than this.

Maybe squeezing in a job before dinner wasn’t such a great idea.

About the Author:andrea

Andrea writes fantasy, paranormal, historical, and contemporary romance suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories involve creating vibrant characters for her and her friends, then acting out their adventures. She traded in Nancy Drew books for Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie novels at the age of ten.

The love of her life showed her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times circumstances or others try to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with two sons and a daughter.

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Mar 23

Stolen Hearts by Andrea R. Cooper

stolenCrystal and her sister have been collecting evidence to bring their parents murderers to justice, and their means are shady. They have been training, and working as thieves with the help of a couple of men they call “Uncles.” Crystal’s sister has a relationship with a cop, and this is in itself an issue, but when Chrystal meets Kade it can put everything she has worked for in jeopardy.

I understand Crystal’s motivation in doing what she does. I think if I was in her shoes there isn’t much I wouldn’t do to get closure for my family. The fact she is a thief doesn’t bother me in the least. Kade is working undercover to solve the string of thefts. Psychologically he is damaged, and needs a new start.  When he is essentially set up on a blind date with Crystal he is immediately attracted to her, but I was curious to see what would happen between them when it was revealed who they really are.

Cooper’s story has a really exciting premise. A thief and a cop fall for each other.  That is going to bring about a lot of conflicting, emotion, and drama on its own. I like the way Cooper made it about more than stealing. This is deeply personal for the two women. It is about justice, and clearing their family’s good name. I was hoping for a little more chemistry between Crystal and Kade. I was feeling the attraction, but I thought there could have been more intensity between them.  Over all I did like the read and I would read more by Cooper in the future.

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(amazon.com)

Publication Date: February 12, 2015

Crystal has spent her entire life training to be a thief in order to find evidence against the man who had her parents murdered. In her pursuit of justice she’s had to give up her identity, her name, and any chance at love. When Crystal is forced on a blind date with the cop who is investigating her, she plays a dangerous game of hearts that could land her in a prison cell.

Kade is in search of a new life, after losing his partner. He’s taken a new job, in a new city, and met a new girl. In order to keep his fresh start, he will have to catch an elusive thief targeting one of the largest corporations in the country. Desperate to forget the failures of his past, Kade has no intention of failing.

But secrets can’t be hidden forever.

Mar 22

Cover Reveal: Craving Cameo by TL Reeve

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That’s Erotica is happy to be part of the cover reveal for TL Reeve’s Craving Cameo! If you want to learn more check out the blurb for this upcoming release!

Blurb:

The daughter of the Sentinels pack and MC Alpha, Cameo Cruz moved across country to escape her pack—and the wolf she can never have. Making a new life, she embraced her freedom and went to school. One partying night with her best friend shatters her bubble of safety, and she’s forced to do the one thing she swore she never would…ask for help.

Quade Rainwater lives for his pack and the life the Sentinels Alpha gave him when he took him in. He’d do anything for them, even cut himself off from the she-wolf he’s loved for as long as he’s known her. When all hell breaks loose and someone puts a bounty on his girl, Quade will cross the country to protect her. Unfortunately for him, he’s the last person she wants to see.

All he has to do is keep her safe from the bounty hunters, the locals, and himself….

Author Bio:

TL Reeve, a mulit-published author with Decadent Publishing, Cobblestone Press and Evernight Publishing, was born out of a love of family and a bond that became unbreakable. Living in the south, TL misses Los Angeles and will one day return to the beaches of Southern California to ride the waves at Huntington Beach. When not writing something hot and sexy, TL can be found curled up with a good book, or working on homework with a cute little pixie.

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Feb 16

Craving Talon: 69 Bottles #2 by Zoey Derrick

eBook_69Bottles_LRGZoey Derrick continues her 69 Bottles tour in the second book, Craving Talon. The first book introduced us to the sexy trio of Talon, Addison, and Kyle and had me addicted in the first 10 pages. These characters will get into your system and have you either blushing or fanning your heated cheeks when they are behind closed doors. Craving Talon can’t be categorized as a M/F/M menage. No, you see Zoey Derrick steps outside the box in this story, hell she destroyed the box and I couldn’t be more happy about it. If you’re expecting the typical menage story of two sexy men with the pretty lady between them, well, you’re in for a surprise. Even with the extremely hot level of the sex in this book, it is all done in a tasteful and almost romantic way. There is such an emotional connection between Talon, Kyle, and Addison that the sex, while amazing, takes a back seat. It’s rare that I find a series with characters that stay with me long after I finish reading and 69 Bottles has done that and more. It’s not only the main characters, but the supporting characters, the other band members, that have me thinking of the story and where Zoey will take them all once the tour is over.

If you like sexy rockers, panty melting menages, with a creepy stalker thrown in for an added bonus, you won’t want to miss Craving Talon. If you haven’t read the first book in the series Claiming Addison, you have to read it first, but you’ll want to jump right into Craving Talon as soon as you’re done. I can’t wait to get my hands on the 3rd book in the series Redeeming Kyle.

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About the Book:

The story picks up as 69 Bottles continues their tour, riding a surge of success thanks to an impromptu duet between Talon and Addison.

It’s a crazy turn of life for Addison Beltrand, who’s always lived to work and worked to live. Now, everything is shifted upside down—and that’s not a bad thing. Stepping on the 69 Bottles tour bus has banished the heartache of her past, and feels like a rocking new beginning.

Talon Carver and Kyle Black couldn’t agree more. The band’s lead singer and manager are falling hard for the beautiful rock chick, and will do anything to keep her in their bed—and between their bodies—forever.

The trio’s blissful bubble is popped by a danger nobody has anticipated. The band’s security team, always watchful for fan attacks on the members, isn’t prepared for what happens to Addison during this leg of the tour. Will Kyle and Talon be able to help save Addison? Or will her fear force her to pack her bags and return to LA?

Everything hinges on her decision…

Two men. One woman. A rock band. A tour bus. One Wild Ride…

****Content Warning****

Sexy, naked, bisexual rock stars…and a lot more…

This book contains, but is not limited to the following sexual content – reader discretion is advised – hot sex between two men and one woman. M/M/F, M/F/M, M/F, F/M and M/M sexual content. There are no boundaries when these three crash together, as long as you’re over 18 years of age.

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Feb 13

Kiss Me Kate (English Brothers #6) by Katy Regnery


Kate English recently moved to Philadelphia to work as a lawyer in the family business. A business deal brings her face to face with Etienne Rousseau, the one who crushed her heart many years ago. Now she needs closure so she can let him go, but Etienne may have other ideas.

Kate is young, beautiful, and intelligent. She is a relatable character in that she has insecurities about decisions she makes, and insecurities about body image. I may not be able to relate coming from a wealthy family, and attending charity balls, but when you strip that away, Kate is like every other woman. I must admit when Etienne made an appearance in Stratton’s book I did not like him, not even a little bit. I don’t want to give anything away, but first impressions can be flawed.

I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Kate’s book. I couldn’t help but think how she would compete with the five gorgeous English brothers. I should have never doubted Ms. Regnery, because Kiss Me Kate went far beyond anything I could have expected. The story of Kate and Etienne is tragic and yet beautiful. I would consider the English Brothers Series contemporary romance. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so if you want to curl up with a romantic series that will make you swoon you don’t need to look any further!


4.5 Stars

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Publication Date: February 13, 2015

Note: All of The English Brothers books can be enjoyed as standalone novels.

Kiss Me Kate is the sixth of six books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome English brothers (and one lovely cousin!) who are all on the look-out for love.

Kate English, cousin to the beguiling English Brothers, has relocated to Philadelphia and now works with her cousins at English & Company. The problem with moving to Philly? It was where Kate met her first love, Etienne Rousseau. Since the move, Kate can’t seem shake the painful memories of a romance that broke her heart.

Etienne Rousseau, neighbor and arch-enemy of the English family, is recently single and has every intention of enjoying his newly-minted bachelor-status. That is…until his brother inks a deal with English & Company, forcing Etienne to work with his one-time lover, Kate English. Though he wants to hate the girl who once destroyed his life, he can’t deny the fierce attraction or hide the deep tenderness he still feels for Kate.

With vibrant flashbacks of their passionate, teenage love affair making it impossible to ignore their unresolved history, Kate and Etienne will commit to unraveling the secrets of their heartbreaking past to make way for a breathtaking future.

Feb 11

Release Day Promo: Hidden Violet by Vivian Winslow

 


HIDDEN VIOLET
Vivian Winslow


The Vi Trilogy, #2


The Gilded Flower Series, #8


Genre: Erotic Romance



SYNOPSIS

 
With her hidden past about to be exposed, Vi turns to her
longtime friend and confidant, Thomas Squires, for help. Yet, they may just
risk exposing their feelings for each other in the process. When Lily’s engagement
to Alejandro is threatened by ex-lover Gustavo, Vi is forced to come clean with
her best friend and possibly destroy the lives of those she loves. Now that her
secrets are no longer hidden, Vi faces the most difficult challenge yet—how to
build a new life for herself outside of the shadows.


 
 
EXCERPT
 
Chapter 29
Vi takes a few
deep breaths. She never prepared herself for the moment when she’d have to
confess everything to her friends. Keeping secrets seemed natural for her, a
form of self-protection, at least that’s how she saw it. As her life began to
unravel, she couldn’t help but wonder if she had lived more openly, more
honestly, whether she would’ve been able to avoid the trap that comes with
leading a double life. What she didn’t foresee is that the price you pay for
living such a life is that you cheat yourself and those who love you out of
knowing you fully. Yet Vi can’t regret any of this. It’s done. All she can do
now is seek forgiveness.
“I don’t know
where to begin,” she says, leaning her arms on her legs, looking sincerely at
Lily.
“Begin with how
you got started in the business,” Lily says firmly.
“I knew a guy who
did it.”
“That’s too vague.
What’s his name?”
“Andrés Costas.”
“Wait, I know that
name,” Dahlia interjects.
Vi nods, “I’m sure
you do.”
Lily pauses. “You
were at NYU?”
Vi nods. “He was
in a dance class I was taking the summer before senior year.”
“And he just said,
‘hey you wanna be my pimp?’” Lily replies sarcastically.
Vi gives her a
warning look. “Not like that. I never pimped him out. We started hanging out
for a while. You might even say we dated.”
“You had a secret
boyfriend?” Dahlia asks.
“Boyfriend is a
stretch. We couldn’t be exclusive, but we kind of were. I wasn’t seeing anybody
while we were together.”
“How long was
that?” Lily grills.
“About six
months.” Vi looks up at the ceiling, realizing how bad it all sounds when she’s
saying it out loud. “But it wasn’t like we were dating like you and Jack were.
We just hung out at my place, or went out occasionally to some local bar. It
was easy and nice to have a friend.”
“And have you had
any boyfriends since?”
“That’s
irrelevant.” Vi grows defensive. “It has no bearing on what’s going on now.”
“I beg to differ,”
Lily argues. “You’re supposed to reveal what you’ve been keeping from me.”
“No boyfriends,”
Vi says flatly.
“Except Thomas,”
Dahlia butts in.
Her friend gives
her a warning look.
“What about
Thomas?” Lily asks curiously.
“Nothing!” Vi
replies, becoming frustrated by the turn in the conversation. “Aren’t we
supposed to be discussing other things?”
“Thomas is someone
else we only learned about this year.”
“And you’ve known
each other a long time,” Dahlia adds. “He’s so in love with you, he doesn’t
even bother hiding it when I bring it up.”
“You talk about me
to him?” Vi is incredulous.
Dahlia shrugs her
shoulder and feigns innocence. “Just briefly. I can tell the way you get all
flushed and excited when he comes up that you feel something too.”
Vi shakes her
head. “It’s not the same. We’ve known one another since we were young. That’s
all. It would never work between us.”
“Why not?”
Vi runs her
fingers along the armrest of her chair. “We’ve seen each other at our worst.”
Lily and Dahlia
both begin to speak, but Vi holds up her finger. “Wait. I know some say that’s
a good thing, but for us, it’s why we’d fail. I’m too jaded, and war broke him.
I’m not going to fool myself into thinking our love could save us.”
“Oh my god, you
just said it!” Dahlia squeals.
Vi looks away. “It
was merely an expression.”
Lily scoffs.
“Lying to yourself isn’t going to make the feelings go away.”

Jan 19

TL Reeve’s The Bodyguard and the Dom Cover Reveal!!

10935878_1438296146460372_681042078_oI’m always excited for a new TL Reeve book to hit my greedy little hands and while I have to wait for this one still, I can at least celebrate the cover reveal of her next hit

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TL REEVE
 Decadent Publishing: 1NS
Coming February 2015

Thomas Kenner, owner of Kenner & Kenner Security and Teishutsu, a private BDSM club in the hills of Los Angeles has it all, except for Katarina Lopez, submissive and one of his best damn body guards. As a Sadist, he craves a masochist to match his needs, but when his Latin bombshell rebuffs his advances, he’s left wanting a woman who doesn’t crave him. Destined to banish her from his thoughts, he sets up a date with the infamous Madam Eve and 1 Night Stand.

Katarina Lopez didn’t intimidate easily. When it came to her job, she was focused and completely sure of herself. Until she came to work for the ex-Special Forces-Sadistic Dom, Thomas Kenner. The Dom—and her boss—was completely imposing and sex personified. But, there was no way she’d ever fit his masochistic mold. Letting him down would mean the end of her career, and any chance she may have to submit to the man who’d held her heart from the minute she met him. Unless….

With the help of Madam Eve, both will try to obtain what their heart’s desire, but will one night be enough?

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TL Reeve was born out of a love of family and a bond that became unbreakable. Living in the south, TL misses Los Angeles and will one day return to the beaches of Southern California to ride the waves at Huntington Beach. When not writing something hot and sexy, TL can be found curled up with a good book, or working on homework with a cute little pixie.​

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