Friday, February 13, 2015

New Release: The Sicarii: Hired Gun Serials (1-4)

The Sicarii series
Hired Gun Serials 1-4
by AJ Bennett and Julia Crane
February 13, 2015

Tall, dark, and sexy as hell, Thorne Hollow knows the power he holds over the opposite sex and how to use it. Cast out by the gods thousands of years ago, he roams the earth working as an assassin for The Sicarii, a secret society who protects humans from all of the things that go bump in the night. One night stands are his way of life ... until he meets a mysterious woman whose intriguing power compels him to uncover more about her and the strange magic she wields. Completed Hired Gun Serial.


A.J. Bennett lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and bulldog. She's addicted to coffee, popcorn and books. Becoming an author has been a lifelong dream, and she's extremely excited about her debut novel Now or Never.


Julia Crane is the author of the Keegan’s Chronicles, IFICS. She has a bachelors degree in criminal justice. Julia has believed in magical creatures since the day her grandmother first told her an Irish tale. Growing up her mother greatly encouraged reading and using your imagination. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sotlight: Roping Two Frogs by Scarlett Jade

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Laura Monroe moved to Texas for a job advertising the fledgling Cowboy Denim Company owned by brothers Beau and Heath Dawson. But nothing was going like it was supposed to. She didn’t plan on Heath being an angry, broken veteran that irritated her. Nor did she expect that Beau would be the sweet balm that soothed her. Falling in love with one brother was impossible. Falling in love with them both was out of the question…or so she thought. A woman both men once loved tried to break up their happiness. Laura ran away because she refused to be anyone’s second choice. A heartfelt letter called her back to the ranch a couple months later, and she found that she had not one but two surprises in store for the brothers. Roping one frog into happily ever after was hard enough for a girl to do, but capturing two men up in love’s lasso was nearly impossible. Is happily ever after in the cards?

 **Content Warning: This book contains adult language and situations, including m/f/m situations. Recommeded for 18+**
Beau’s brow crinkled, and he shook his head. “Don’t run her off, Heath.” 
“I ain’t gonna do that. She wants me, Beau,” Heath retorted cockily. 
“I most certainly do not want you!” Laura shrieked, stomping one small foot in the dirt. “How dare you talk about me like I’m not even here?” 
“Princess, you kissed me back. Your little wet, hot tongue tangled with mine. Deny it all you want to.” Heath chuckled. 
Laura’s face went into full flame, and she rolled her eyes. “Go to hell.” 
“I’m already there, sweetheart.” His eyes darkened and his face went taut. 
Beau cleared his throat. “Stop it, Heath. Laura, I apologize for my oaf of a brother.” 
“I ain’t sorry.” Heath smirked, and Laura fought the urge to slap the cocky grin off his perfectly formed lips. 
“I accept your apology, Beau. Obviously Heath was dropped on his head as a child.” 
“Hey!” Heath yelled. 
“Look, guys, we’re losing prime light here,” Bob interjected. 
Laura flounced away, back to the house. “Do what you want. I’m going to the house.” 
She wrapped her arms around herself and nibbled at her bottom lip. Heath’s kiss was unnerving, delicious, and wrong, all at the same time. Why in the hell did he kiss me? Oh my God, it felt so good. She closed her eyes for a fraction of a second, savoring the memory of his mouth on hers.Her foot went into a dip in the path and her eyes jerked wide as she fell forward, her elbows catching the brunt of her weight. A sickening pain ricocheted up from her ankle, and she cried out. Pushing herself back to sitting, she gripped her throbbing leg. Stupid girl! You’ve twisted your ankle thinking about that jerk. Good job! 
Within the space of thirty seconds, Heath and Beau were beside her. “You okay, Laura?” Beau asked gently. 
She shook her head, not even caring that her mascara was running down her face right along with her tears. “No.” 
“Where are you hurt?” Heath asked. 
“M-my ankle!” she hiccupped. 
“I’ll carry you to the house.” Heath insisted, and before she could tell him no, that she was way too big for all that, she was caught up in his arms. 
“Heath, you shouldn’t be carrying her!” Beau argued. 
“Shut up. I made her run off being a dick, so I’m carrying her.” Laura could see that she was hurting him. His jaw was tight, and the muscles there played with each step he took. 
“Put me down,” she sniffled. “I’m fat.” 
“Shut up. You’re not fat. You’re beautiful, and I’m a jerk,” he ground out. Laura gasped. 
“You think I’m beautiful?” 
“It’s what I said, ain’t it?” Heath growled. 
Beau sighed behind them. “Let me carry her. You’re going to mess up your leg too, then I’ll be stuck babying both of you.” 
“Shut up, Beau. I’ve got her. You’re not touching her.” Laura shivered at the gruff words. Why is he being so testy about Beau carrying me? What the hell? The progress to the house was slow, but Laura didn’t mind being held in Heath’s arms. He was still damp from being squirted with the hose and the heat radiating off his body was wonderful. Her ankle still throbbed, but it was nothing compared to the throb building in other areas of her body. 
“Come on, Heath, pass her over,” Beau argued. 
Heath’s grip on her grew tighter. “I said no. She’s mine.” 
“Um, I’m not yours,” Laura piped up. 
“Keep telling yourself that, princess,” Heath murmured. 
Beau sighed. “All right, caveman, but if you want Cowboy Denim to work, you better not run her off.” 
“Don’t worry.” Heath insisted. He carried her up the porch, and she pushed at his chest. 
“Let me down.” 
“What? No, you have to get upstairs,” Heath argued. 
“Yeah, and you’re shaking all over, you can’t get me up those stairs. I’m heavy, and I’m hurting you.” 
“I can get you up the stairs, dammit.” Heath insisted, pushing through the front door and placing his foot on the bottom step. 
“No. I’ll put my arm around your neck, and you can help support me up the stairs if you insist, but you’re not carrying me.” Laura squirmed in his arms and tried to extract herself from his grasp. 
“Fine, damn stubborn woman.” Heath slid her down his body, and Laura did not miss one ripple or divot of his muscles. Oh my God! She flushed hot and tried to step back from his beautiful body. She wavered on her good foot, unable to put weight down on the other. “This is all unnecessary. I can make it upstairs.” 
“Why, and deny me the pleasure of you blushing hot? It’s okay, Laura, I know I’m sexy. You’re just so cute when you’re all flustered.” 
“Oh good God, I can’t take any more of this,” Beau groaned. “While you two flirt and figure out the pecking order, I’m gonna call doc to come look at that ankle. Heath, don’t do too much and mess yourself up.” Laura watched Beau storm off down the hall. 
“What’s his problem?” 
“Ah, I think he might’ve had the hots for you. I claimed you first.” Heath explained. 
“Um, I’m not claimed by anyone.” 
“That’s what Kelsey used to say too. You remind me of her. I haven’t figured out if that’s a good thing or not. Regardless, your ankle is hurt, and you need to go upstairs. Now, I guess it’s your choice, do you want my brother, or do you want me?” Heath’s hazel eyes had gone dark, and Laura swallowed nervously, her gaze darting away from him. 
“Right now I don’t want either of you.” 
“Okay, princess, whatever gets you through the day. Come on, put your arm around me and let’s get you upstairs.” Laura rolled her eyes and put her arm around Heath’s broad shoulder. He took on most of her weight as they slowly traversed the staircase. Both were panting and shaking by the time they made it to the top, and Laura chuckled. 
“We’re out of shape.” 
“Your shape is just fine, Laura.”
About Scarlett Jade
Scarlett Jade is just a small town Southern girl who is now a Northern transplant. She was always found from a young age with her brow furrowed, scribbling words on paper. Now that she is grown, life isn't much different, she still scribbles words, but mostly on the computer! She is married to the man of her dreams, her real life knight in shining armor and Prince Charming. She has one son who is the apple of her eye and she homeschools year round. You can typically find her playing in the dirt with her son or snuggled on the couch with her dog Peanut, reading a good book. She loves chocolate, thinks coffee should be a religion, and loves to make people laugh with her quirky sense of humor. She is bold, brazen, and even been told she's ballsy, but she doesn't mind, she takes it in stride. She has a huge passion for all things paranormal and has a penchant for spicy love stories that leave you turning the pages and dying to slide between the sheets of her next book!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Spotlight: The Last Surprise (Soul's Desire Series Book 3) by Emily A. Lawrence

The Last Surprise 

Soul’s Desire Series Book 3

Emily A. Lawrence

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When faced with the irrefutable proof she’d been waiting for, Ellie Benton had to make the most important decision of her life—leaving. Ellie chose to start over in Paris, leaving her broken heart behind with her childhood friend and the only man she’d ever loved—Tyler Stuart. But even with the huge distance separating them, Ellie couldn’t escape him in her dreams. When Tyler walked back into her life and proved to her that everything she “thought” she knew was a lie, Ellie couldn’t resist the strong pull that had always existed between them. Just when it seemed they had it all—friendship, love, and most importantly, each other—challenges neither of them had anticipated threw them into a battle for their own survival.

  *Content Warning: intended for mature audiences 18+
I barely had time to turn and see Tyler was walking up behind me before his arms snaked around my waist. His hot breath blew down my neck, and I shivered as his chest pressed against my back. 
“I see you’re all done in here.” He kissed me on my cheek, his mouth warm against my still cold face. “Mmm, you’ve been outside...without me.” His lips were soft and tender as they brushed along my jaw line. I relaxed into him and enjoyed every bit of affection he manifested toward me. Since he’d been back all of my pain and burdens seemed much lighter. I knew right then I could withstand anything the future held for me as long as he was by my side. 
“You were asleep.” I managed, distracted by the bulge pressing into my lower back. “And I needed some air.” 
“You think too much, El...” he replied as one of his hands slipped down to the outside of my thigh. “Let me help you relax a little. What do you say?” Sliding his hand back to my waist again, he guided me to turn around to face him. 
I nodded, keeping my eyes on him. As I looked into his deep pools of green, everything else seemed to fade into insignificance around us. They were beautiful and they trapped me there. “What’s this?” I asked tenderly when I eventually found my voice, as I lightly traced my fingers up and down the length of his arousal. I loved how his expression darkened whenever I touched him there, his hunger coming through clearly. 
He raised his hand and moved it slowly up my back before tangling his fingers in my hair. His other arm wound tighter around me and pulled me closer until there was no gap between us. “Oh, I think you very well know what that is, kitty.” 
Him using the pet name he’d chosen for me when we were kids made me swoon. It always brought back the happy memories of our childhood together. Whether he realized it or not, just hearing it made me feel that much closer to him and sparked my need for intimacy. 
I had no idea for how long we stayed like that before he started to inch his mouth closer to mine. All I knew was that however long it was, it wasn’t long enough. I wanted to live in that moment forever—just me and him—with nothing and no one to hinder those precious moments we shared. 
Holding my breath in anticipation of feeling that sensual contact, I planted my hand on his cheek, closing the distance between us, and then—I was lost. Tyler’s mouth ground against mine and my palms began to sweat as the temperature in the room started to climb. When he parted his lips, his hot tongue poked out to trace my bottom lip before it slipped into my mouth to tangle with mine in a searing, tantalizing kiss that left me hungry for more. In that moment we could have been anywhere—outside in the freezing cold, in the middle of a stampede of wild animals or a crowded interstate at rush hour—I didn’t care. So long as he kept kissing me. 
A needy whimper left my lips when he broke the kiss a couple of minutes later, and I tilted my head back to capture his eyes. He was smiling that mischievous smile again as he looked down at me, and I instantly knew he was up to something. 
“Enough now,” he said, taking a step back, though his voice was husky and thick with lust. 
My sultry, heavy-lidded eyes bugged out in response to his actions and words. “What?” 
“I think I’m going to save my energy for tomorrow night.” His grin turned up a notch. 
“Tomorrow night? What are you talking about?” I shifted from foot to foot, needing to appease the storm that had started deep within my core. 
“You’ll have to wait and see.” He laughed, watching me amused. 
“Oh, great job, buddy! Turn me on and then leave me like this.” I pouted. “I thought you were going to help me relax?” 
“Hmm...maybe a bubble bath with help?” He suggested playfully. 
I blinked a couple of times and nodded in agreement, even though every nerve in my body was screaming for the opposite. I wanted him to put that fire out, not a damn bath, but I wasn’t going to let him know that. “Your loss,” I said as I sashayed toward the bathroom. 
Tyler was hot on my trail, so I swiveled around, hands on my hips. “May I join you?” He chuckled under his breath. “Nice try, Ty. Get out!” I laughed, shutting the door in his face. “I love you!” he called through the closed door, and I melted against it, my smile so big it made my cheeks hurt.

Author bio:

Emily A. Lawrence lives in Transylvania with her family, hence her love for anything paranormal. Her passion for writing began in high school, and she hasn't stopped since. Having her family's support, and encouraged by friends and fellow authors, she pursued her dream of becoming a published author, landing her first contract in 2013. Emily loves immersing herself in the worlds she creates and giving life to characters readers can identify themselves with. Usually, she writes contemporary romance in three heat levels: sweet, sensual, and erotic. However, she plans to try her hand at other genres, too, such as paranormal or mystery. When she's not writing, she enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures, new sceneries, food, meeting new people, or simply reading a good book.  
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Spotlight: Freak of Nature (IFICS Book 1) by Julia Crane

Freak of Nature
IFICS Book 1
Julia Crane 

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When seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn checked the box, she never suspected she’d have her life–and her body–stolen from her. She awakens one day in a secret laboratory to discover that her body is now half-robot and is forced to hide her own secret: that she still has human emotions and a human mind. If the scientists who made her find out, they’ll erase what remains of who she was.

Kaitlyn finds an unlikely ally in Lucas, a handsome, brilliant scientist who can’t get over the guilt he feels knowing she was once a vibrant, beautiful young woman. He never expected a science project to affect him the way she does. As he tries to help her rediscover her past, he finds himself falling for the brave girl struggling to find her place and acceptance between the human and computer worlds.

*For mature teens due to some sexual content.  

Author Bio:

Julia Crane dreamt of elves and teen androids long before she captured them and put them on paper. She's written and released over fifteen young adult and new adult titles over the past two and a half years. From science fiction adventures to succubus, Julia's fresh voice is easy to read and imaginative. Widely known for her Keegan's Chronicles series and IFICS series, and she has hit numerous best selling list on Amazon.

Julia is represented by Rachel Marks of the Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency

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