Title: Sweet Dreams
Author: Stacey Keith
In a little town in the heart of Texas, the same old story can turn into happily ever after . . .
On any given day, Maggie Roby has cake batter on her sleeve, flour where the blush supposedly goes, and sore feet from standing since dawn. For her sister’s wedding day, she’s added a side of heartache. Maggie’s failed marriage taught her that love is a lie and commitment a mistake, and it was an expensive lesson. But with her bakery thriving and her life simplified to work, family, and knitting for her pug, Maggie thinks she’s bought some peace. Until Jake Sutton walks in and she realizes she isn’t safe from desire at all . . .
Jake has model-perfect looks and about a billion dollars to throw around, but Maggie also sees the same never-say-die grit she prizes in herself. The attraction between them is hotter than her oven in July. But when Jake decides to restore the old Art Deco movie theater right around the corner from her bakery, she worries that temptation is a little too close for comfort. And the added ingredient of a man from her past only complicates the mix. This time nothing less than true love will do. If she can learn to listen to her heart, she just may be able to have her cake and eat it too.
Award-winning author Stacey Keith doesn’t own a television, but reads compulsively—and would, in fact, go stark raving bonkers without books, most of which are crammed into every corner of the house. She lives with her jazz musician boyfriend in Civita Castellana, a medieval village in Italy that sits atop a cliff, and she spends her days writing in a nearby abandoned 12th century church. But the two things she is most proud of are her ability to cook pasta alla matriciana without burning down the kitchen and swearing volubly in Italian with all the appropriate hand gestures.
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He got up off the pickled oak hardwood floor and wandered in his stockinged feet over to the granite breakfast bar dividing the living room from the well-appointed chef’s kitchen. The majority of the apartment was still a work in progress, but he’d made sure to complete the most important rooms first—kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom. The rest of the place still needed work. The living room walls were nothing but bare drywall, as were the walls in the guest bedroom. The floors needed another sanding, polishing and sealing, and everything needed to be painted.
“It smells incredible in here,” he said, resting his forearms on the cool granite countertop and watching as Lucy flitted back and forth between burners on his stove, humming softly as she worked. “What makes this goulash of yours so special?”
She gave him a coy glance over her shoulder, those full lips of hers curving into a small smile and giving him all sorts of naughty ideas. “Ciekawość to pierwszy stopień do piekła.”
“What does that mean?”
“Curiosity is the first step to hell.” Her wink made him grin. She was teasing him. And damn if he didn’t like it. Too much.
“Well, I’m in big trouble then.” Ben slid onto the stool beside Pavlov and bent to scratch him behind his floppy ears. The dog seemed to have warmed to him and though he’d never planned to have a pet around, the company was kind of nice.
She swallowed hard, the tiny movement drawing his attention to the softness of her skin and the pale column of her throat. He could see the tiny, rapid pulse beating at the base of her neck and battled the insane urge to dip his head down and run his tongue over the sensitive spot.
Lucy gave a slight nod, her eyes wide and her breath held.
Lips compressed, he cursed under his breath and backed away to the opposite side of the elevator. Fuck. This whole attraction he had for her was getting way too far out of hand. It was starting to mess with his concentration and his work. That was completely unacceptable. It was completely wrong on so many levels.
Yet, the tightness in his body and the blood now rushing to his cock said otherwise.
The elevator jerked to a halt and the doors slid open and Ben hurried out into the hallway like he had a lit Molotov cocktail shoved up his ass. He didn’t even check to see if Lucy followed. Right now he needed to get his head on straight and his libido under control. Right now, his family was depending on him as never before to get this mission done and recover that money. And family came first. Always.
Title: Her Russian Fixer (Volkov Brothers Book One)
Author: Leslie North
Genre: Romantic Suspense
The line between right and wrong blurs when a ruthless Russian becomes her dark protector.
Benedikt Volkov grew up in Chicago, but his family’s ties to the Russian Mafia run deep. So when his godfather, Pyotr Mishin, steals millions from the Bratva, it’s up to Ben to find him or his family will be forced to pay back the money. However, his careful plans are quickly complicated when an impulsive brunette forces him to become her unlikely hero. Ben hates surprises, and uncontrollable Lucy with her luscious red lips is a distraction that could get them all killed. But with an unexpected connection to his godfather, she may be the key to securing his family’s future.
Lucy Paprocki may be reckless and disorganized, but she finds a new focus when her world is turned upside down. She’s determined to find her real father, Pyotr Mishin—a man she didn’t know existed until recently—and Ben Volkov may be her best chance. One look at his tattooed skin, muscled bulk, and penetrating stare, and Lucy knows Ben is Bratva. The mafia man may be hugely intimidating and wound tighter than a string, but Lucy will have to trust him if she wants to discover the truth about where she comes from.
With danger lurking behind every door, passion quickly ignites between impulsive Lucy and methodical Ben. They may just be using one another to get what they want, but what if all they really need is each other?
Leslie North is the pen name for a critically-acclaimed author of women’s contemporary romance and fiction. The anonymity gives her the perfect opportunity to paint with her full artistic palette, especially in the romance and erotic fantasy genres.
The truth of the matter is she loves her fictional persona, Leslie North, more than her normal, day-to-day persona! Her bestselling books focus on strong characters and particularly women who aren’t afraid to challenge an alpha male. Inspired after years of travel, her stories are set all over the world, from the tough streets of Russia to the beautiful beaches of the middle east.
Leslie fell in love with romance when she first picked up a scrappy, dog-eared romance book from her local library. She began writing soon after and the rest, as they say, was history. She now lives in a cozy cottage on the British coast and enjoys taking long walks with her two Dalmatians, George and Fergie.
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A good story is far more than a recounting of he said, and she said. It’s more than the action and events that form the arc of the story. A good story is all that, but without good subtext, the story never achieves its true potential.
Within our characters, underneath their dialogue, lurks conflict, anger, rivalry, desire, or pride. Joy, pleasure, fear–as the author, we know those emotions are there, but conveying them without beating the reader over the head is where artistry comes into play. The subtext is the hidden story, the hints and allegations; the secret reasoning. It is the content that supports the dialogue and gives private purpose to the personal events.
These are implicit ideas and emotions. These thoughts and feelings may or may not be verbalized, as subtext is most often shown as the unspoken thoughts and motives of characters — what they really…
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Lynda Filler makes her home in sexy, sultry Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and writes the JET Kindle World novellas, fiction in the Contemporary Romantic and Suspense genres, Urban Poetry, and non-fiction. She’s been accused of writing autobiographical stories, but so far no can get her to admit it! She’s been writing her whole life but only started publishing fiction in 2015 with the encouragement of NYT/USA Bestselling author Russell Blake of the popular JET series. When she’s not in Mexico, she travels to the Pacific Northwest or Paris, France to visit her children. She loves to hear from her fans on Facebook where you can find book news, crazy fun quotes, and photographs of both Mexico and Lynda’s travels.
Lie to Me: an exposé on sex for money is a new Contemporary Fiction book released Nov. 24, 2017.
5 STARS: “a spellbinding story that explores the psychology of sex in a way that defies Coelho’s Eleven Minutes. Lie to Me is insanely captivating, entertaining and exciting. It’s the kind of book that entertains readers while forcing them to review their sense of reality. A must-read!” R. Dzemo. Readers’ Favorite 5 STARS
LOVE The Beat Goes On is her first Biography/Inspirational/motivational non-fiction novel chosen Book of the Month October 2017:
When your cardiologist tells you to “Get your affairs in order, your heart condition is incurable,” what do you do?
“Lynda Filler’s story is one of intuition and spirit. I was so inspired by Lynda’s story and found myself furiously highlighting and rereading.”
JET: Reborn (Kindle Worlds Novella) (JET World Book 5)
by Lynda Filler
Genre: Thriller & Suspense/Action & Adventure/Crime
In JET-REBORN, the lethal Mossad Assassin of Russell Blake’s NYT and USA Bestselling series JET hides out in South Africa for a change of face. She makes a decision to finally retreat from the violence of her world and put her four-year-old daughter Hannah first in her life. Restless after six months of retirement in Paris, France, Raven easily enlists her help in a personal matter for the British Royal family. What appears to be an uncomplicated assignment quickly turns into a violent game of revenge.
From the shark-infested ocean off the coast of Cape Town to the dangerous waters of the Persian Gulf in Doha, Qatar, Lynda Filler gives us JET at her most lethal.
Lie To Me: an exposé on sex for money
by Lynda Filler
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Contemporary Fiction/Thriller & Suspense/Romance
How many lives have been ruined for the pleasure of an orgasm?
Forty-something Layla Duncan, a women’s magazine writer, has a dangerous obsession with men who sell steamy sexual encounters to vacationing women in Puerto Vallarta. She infiltrates the underworld of male prostitution, interviews several men and begins to write a mesmerizing exposé of their lives.
Before long the lines between Layla’s personal life and professional assignment become blurred, and she finds herself questioning her value system in a titillating yet disturbing way.
Sparks fly one night when she takes a break from her writing and meets the sensual twenty-something Mateo at a local nightclub. The charismatic yet quiet young Mexican man seems oblivious to his powerful sexual aura but is immediately turned on by Layla. The one-night-stand turns into sporadic hook-ups, while two emotionally damaged lovers long for something neither can put into words.
Lynda Filler has once again delivered a fast-paced, sexy and sometimes gut-wrenching page-turner that will unnerve you and leave you breathless.
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After the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, the NTAs and now the Oscars, it seems only appropriate to give some recognition to another form of entertainment: READING!
So, here’s my nod to Award Season, with my own specially-crafted statue:
BOOK LOVER’S UNION: RECOMMENDED BOOKS STACK
or the BLU:RBS, as I affectionately call it 😉
Now, before anyone takes this at all seriously, it’s a fun post designed to show off my books and those of my author buddies. No nominations or voting took place. It’s just for laughs 🙂
Let’s get started:
The BLU:RB statuette for best cover goes to: FORBIDDEN COLOURS
What if your memories were not your memories? What if the drug hailed as a cure became a curse and ultimately your destruction?
Midori Yates works for pharmaceutical giant KLD. The launch of new drug Centoria has revolutionised the treatment of amnesia, with outstanding results. Trials exploring its use…
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All my books are 99¢!
Hi, all! I’ve decided to mix things up and go Amazon-only for a while. It’ll be at LEAST three months before I’ll sell on other platforms again, so I decided to throw a big price-drop party for you!