EXCERPT FROM “DISHONORED”, BY BETHANY-KRIS @bethanykris @indiesagePR

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Caesar wasn’t sitting in his spot for more than two minutes before a girl in a tight, black bodycon dress and sky-high red heels came to deliver his drink. She flashed him a sensual smile as her hand came to rest on her hip. His gaze drifted over her to take her in—she was sexy enough, as far as that went, but nothing stirred him to act.
“Anything else I can help you with?” she asked. “Maverick said to make sure you were pleased.”
Caesar offered the woman a charming smile. “For now, I am. Grazie, bella.”
Her brow lifted at his Italian, and she grinned a bit. Women always did like it when the foreign language came out to play—Caesar never really understood the appeal. He could make a woman come just as well in English as he could in Italian. Who fucking cared what he was actually saying while they were riding his dick?
“Just let me know,” the woman all but purred.
He might.
Not tonight.
All it took was a flick of his hand, and the girl was gone. Maverick had trained his staff well, and the girls were used to being either the center of attention when it came to a patron, or dismissed altogether. Caesar usually fell into the latter category here because there was always something a little more interesting that came along to catch his eye.
Like that right there—damn.
The woman sitting on a couch just across from his had entirely passed his view as he scanned the club, and right then, she seemed entirely oblivious to him as well. Caesar liked that because if nothing else, it gave him the time to peruse her.
And damn, was she a sight to see.
The body-hugging gold dress draped over her shoulders dipped low enough in the front to give him a peek at ample, perky tits, and collarbones that made his dick hard. Yeah, he had a thing for those—liked to bite them, really.
A slit in the skirt of the short dress came up to her thigh, and when she crossed her legs, he swore he saw a flash of bright red lace hiding beneath. God save me. He would have groaned out loud if he were a lesser man, honestly. Anything red or lace was his weakness, and he wasn’t even ashamed to admit it.
Her black fuck-me heels helped to give her long, smooth legs the kind of promise that whispered they would look even better wrapped around his waist or head. Shit, he wasn’t fucking picky—she could even have it both ways, if she wanted.
The woman’s painted red lips and brown-copper curls framed delicate features, soft lips, and wide green eyes. Her gaze was darkened by smoky makeup he suddenly had every dark urge to smudge and ruin, and he wondered what that shade of lipstick she wore might look like when it was a ring at the base of his dick.
Wow, yeah.
He needed to get laid.
By that female right there.
As though she could feel his eyes on her, the woman turned her head from whatever had caught her attention, and her gaze landed directly on Caesar. Those small lips of hers curved in the most wicked way as her green orbs took him in from head to toe. He knew what she was seeing—women usually liked what they looked at when it came to Caesar, and he did aim to fucking please.
Black Armani.
Italian leather loafers.
Gold rings on every finger.
A let-me-fuck-you smile.
Sometimes, he could get them with just that smile of his alone.
Unashamed, the woman kept staring. Caesar lifted a single brow, and then pointed a single finger to the drink in her hand. Something red, by the looks of the little bit left in the glass. Probably sweet, but still enough bite to get her buzzed enough not to taste it. Her stiletto red—the same shade as her lips—fingernails tapped a beat against the glass.
“You want another one of those?” he asked.
Even over the thrumming bass from the music, and the noise of the club, he could tell she had heard him just fine by the way her nose crinkled a bit.
“No, thank you.”
Caesar stiffened at her voice.
Soft, sure.
But silken.
Like the words stroked her lips with each one she spoke, and they probably tasted like sex coming out.
But it wasn’t even that which made him pause. No, it was the hint of the accent in the background of her words—Italian.
“Care to join me?” he asked.
The woman gave him a second look, and then nodded. It wasn’t a blink and a breath in time before she was gracefully standing from her own couch, and crossing to join him on his. He couldn’t help but take in the way her trim waist melted into shapely thighs. All that golden skin of hers looked good enough to fucking eat.
“You looked lonely,” he said to her after she had rested back on his couch. “Couldn’t have a beautiful woman being sad on my watch.”
The woman shrugged. “My husband flaked.”
Oh, Christ.
God was good to him.
He was the worst kind of sinner.
And God still loved him.
At least, for tonight.

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by Bethany-Kris
Publication Date: August 6, 2018
Genres: Adult, Organized Crime, Mafia, Romantic Suspense

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Dishonored Teaser 1SYNOPSIS
Sex is his weapon.
Power is her drug.

Caesar Accardo is gasoline. Mostly harmless while stable, but Aria holds the match to set the dishonored Cosa Nostra prince on fire in more ways than one. And if he burns down everything in his path because of it—so be it.

The problem is … she just wasn’t prepared for all of him.

Aria De Rose is a hurricane. Amazing from afar, but destructive up close. Caesar keeps getting pulled into the Camorra queen’s plans in her effort to gain power, but he’s a better player than she knows.

The thing is … women like her are the reason why rules are meant to be broken.

Philadelphia isn’t ready for game these two are playing—the sacrifices they make might not be worth it in the end, and someone will always lose in a war.

They’re broken, so very vicious, and they are not the good guys. But for every villain in the world, there’s a monster at his back who made him that way.

And monsters like those hide in plain sight.

Note: This is a standalone romance with content that some might find triggering. Be warned, and read with caution.

Dishonored Teaser 3ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.

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RELEASE BLITZ: Hot SEAL Target, by Lynn Raye Harris @givemebooksblog and @LynnRayeHarris

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Title: HOT SEAL Target
A Hostile Operations Team Series Standalone
Author: Lynn Raye Harris
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 7, 2018

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Navy SEAL Adam “Blade” Garrison’s assignment to infiltrate a tech billionaire’s criminal operations just got complicated. His cover: bodyguard for the man’s wife. His problem: Blade knows Quinn Halliday far too well. A sophisticated version of the chubby, shy girl Blade once knew, Quinn brings out all his protective instincts—as well as a few carnal ones that surprise him.

Quinn’s pride in having improved herself has turned bitter. She’s trapped in a relationship with a brutal man who views her as nothing more than a possession. Blade’s unexpected arrival makes her hope for more than a barren existence in a gilded prison. Until tragedy strikes, and Quinn realizes she’s next on the hit list.

Blade will do anything to shield Quinn from danger and keep her safe. But as they draw closer, an enemy works to flush them out. If he succeeds, he’ll put an end to Blade and Quinn’s budding happiness.

Unless Blade and his SEAL Team strike first…

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris burst onto the scene when she won a writing contest held by Harlequin. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former military husband and two crazy cats. Lynn writes about hot military heroes, sizzling international billionaires, and the women who dare to tame them. Her books have been called “exceptional and emotional,” “intense,” and “sizzling.” To date, Lynn’s books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

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Website: http://lynnrayeharris.com

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2973925.Lynn_Raye_Harris

 

MY REVIEW:

Adam “Blade” Garrison is chosen for a specific assignment because of his background. He’s pulled from his SEAL team to work with Ian Black’s mercenary group to infiltrate a suspected criminals business dealings to determine if the new contract with the US military is going to be a case of espionage. His assignment is to be body guard and protector for the wife of a billionaire. The only problem is that Blade was once good friends with this wife when they were in high school. However, she looks very different than she did eight years ago and Blade’s not so sure that he can be impartial to way she is treated by her husband, who only thinks of her as a possession.

Quinn Halliday is resigned to her life as a kept woman by a man who sees her as nothing more than a possession. She just wishes that she could find a way to get out of the marriage and live her life the way she wants to live it. Her chance may come when she is introduced to her new bodyguard. However, she has to pretend that she does not recognize him or he won’t get to stay.

Blade has an assignment to complete, but he now has a new mission, to get Quinn away from her husband who is in very deep with too many criminals to be safe for either of them. He will do whatever he can to keep Quinn safe.

I loved this book and I love the characters in the HOT SEAL Team series. Ian Black is a great character as are all of the SEALs. The characters are all so well rounded and developed and they seem so real. I love that these guys all work so well together and that they can call on each other whenever they need anything, not just as a SEAL Team but as buddies as well. These books always leave me wanting more and this one was no different. I love Alpha males in these books and the women who make them lose their heads so easily and make them so vulnerable. Great book. I give this book a 4.5 star review and look forward to more of the team as well as Ian’s teams books.

RELEASE BLITZ: SOMEBODY TOLD ME (INSPECTOR MARCO #3), BY STEPHEN PULESTON #BOOKREVIEW #CRIMEFICTION #POLICEPROCEDURAL @INSPECTOR_MARCO @BOOKS_N_ALL

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A gangland murder…

When DI John Marco discovers the body of Felix Bevard he knows instantly the killing was a professional hit. But the criminal underworld don’t share secrets easily and with no apparent motive, Marco is forced to delve into Bevard’s murky past to try to find the murderer…

An impossible killer…

As Marco examines Bevard’s past crimes, one name keeps cropping up – notorious gangster Jimmy Walsh. A brutal murderer, Walsh has a motive for killing Bevard and the power to do it, but there’s just one problem – Walsh is already behind bars.
A race against time.

Corruption at the heart of the system seems the only answer. How else could Walsh kill with impunity? But as Marco’s investigation develops, new leads spring from cases once thought closed, and the net closes ever tighter on Walsh. Until Marco’s own family begins to face threats to their life that could jeopardise the whole case.
Now Marco must prove Walsh’s guilt or catch the real killer still be at large, before Marco becomes a victim himself…

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I write crime fiction based in Wales and about Wales. The rural landscape of north Wales provides the backdrop to the Inspector Drake novels. And Cardiff the capital of Wales provides the setting for the Inspector Marco novels set in a modern urban environment.
I love the novels of Raymond Chandler, Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham, Henning Mankell, Val McDermid – the list could go on! And I enjoy watching detective series on the television the recent Hinterland series based near Aberystwyth in Wales was great. One of my favourites is the French series Spiral but The Bridge and Broadchurch and the Rebus series with Ken Stott and Kenneth Branagh in Wallander are great too.

I have been on writing courses at the Welsh Writers Centre in Llanystymdwy, North Wales tutored by Matt Whyman and Marcus Sedgwick as well as crime writing courses with Peter Robinson and Andrew Taylor at the Scottish Writers centre.

 I was born in Anglesey an island off the north Wales coast and after leaving school in Holyhead I went to University in London before training as a solicitor/lawyer. I practised in a small family business doing criminal work in the magistrates and crown courts, divorce and family work.
I still live on Anglesey, North Wales near the beach and the mountains of Snowdonia.

 

MY REVIEW:

DI Marco is a determined detective who will go to any length to find the bad guy. His determination can get him into trouble at times but he will get his guy. His team will stand by him even if they don’t agree with his ways at times.

When Felix Bevard is found murdered in a back room of a restaurant the investigation will lead DI Marco and his team to a previous murder and the main suspect has an alibi that seems to be ironclad. The main suspect has a history with the victim and his associates are involved in more than what everyone is aware of.

DI Marco and his team will go back to a cold case to solve the murder of Felix. This book is full of twists and suspense. The determination of DI Marco and his detective work is beyond reproach and he pours his heart and soul into his job. Although he is now beginning to realize that there is more to life than his job and he wants to spend more time with his son and his parents.

I have enjoyed reading the DI Marco books and I hope there are more to come in the future. He’s a great detective and police officer. He doesn’t cut corners when he’s investigating a crime and he won’t let anyone working on his team or for his team cut corners either. He’s determined to solve his cases and his team works very well together and very hard for DI Marco. They may not always agree with his methods or working all weekend long, but they won’t say anything to DI Marco to contradict him.

I highly recommend these books to anyone who likes crime dramas, police procedural stories, or suspense stories. The twists in this story kept me guessing and trying to find the suspect right along with DI Marco. I give this story a 4.5 star review and hope to read more of Mr. Puleston’s books in the near future.

RELEASE BLITZ: THE LAST VALKYRIE, BY KARINA ESPINOSA @TweetsByKarina @agarcia6510

 

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Title: The Last Valkyrie
Author: Karina Espinosa
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
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Publication Date: August 3rd, 2018
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Raven Romero is a washed up Valkyrie who is unable to return to Valhalla, spending her days in a haze of sex, drugs, and alcohol.
When she is wrongfully accused of murder, Raven has two options: run or clear her name. With a laundry list of enemies, she has no idea who could be framing her. One thing is for sure: they know what she is and they’ll stop at nothing until she’s behind bars or dead.

With no choice but to delve into the supernatural underground she tried so hard to avoid, Raven seeks aid and learns what it means to be human.
The world believes her kind no longer exists, but Raven Romero is The Last Valkyrie.

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Author Bio:

Karina Espinosa is the Urban Fantasy author of the Sins of the Fallen series and the Mackenzie Grey novels. Infatuated with travel, pop culture, and the need to write everything down, she spends much of her days in front of a computer working on her next book, shopping online, and listening to music. With nomadic tendencies, she is currently resting her head in South Florida until the itch to move strikes again. You can usually catch her on Facebook, Instagram and live-tweeting during episodes of Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Orphan Black. Follow her on social media!

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BLOG TOUR: Abby’s Promise, by Rebekah Dodson #JunctionPublishing @Books_N_All

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He walked out of my life eight years ago, and for the first couple of years, I wrote him faithfully.

Then life happened, and we lost track of each other. Now he’s back; appearing one day on campus and sweeping me off my feet. He looks the same—rough stubble on his square jaw, broody brown eyes, thick brows that always lifted when I made him laugh. My Jo-Jo has come home after eight years in Afghanistan.

She looks the same as I remember her in high school, but now she’s all woman—sophisticated, educated, and just as curvy as ever. And now she’s a professor, and I’m falling for her all over again like I did at senior prom. War screwed me up, but every day Abby was my saving grace.

She promised one day she’d never let me go, made me promise I’d come back to her. I’ve come back to claim that promise. There’s just one problem: Abby’s moved on. How will I convince the love of my life that a day never went by without her on my mind?

 

 

Rebekah Dobson author photoAuthor Bio

 Rebekah Dodson is a prolific word weaver of romance, fantasy, and science fiction novels. Her works include the series Postcards from Paris, The Surrogate, The Curse of Lanval series, several stand alone novels, and her upcoming YA novel, Clock City. She has been writing her whole life, with her first published work of historical fiction with 4H Clubs of America at the age of 12, and poetry at the age of 16 with the National Poetry Society. With an extensive academic background including education, history, psychology and English, she currently works as a college professor by day and a writer by night.

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My Review

A story of second chances, love, and old fashioned thinking. A young woman who tried to move on with her life after her best friend and the love of her life leaves her behind. She decides to move on, but her choices could be the end of her.

Abby and Joseph (Jo Jo, Joey) were best friends, but Abby was really in love with Joseph. Too bad he was too young to realize that looks are only skin deep. Joey needed to get away from his father or he would lose himself. Joey has returned now, eight years later and has found that Abby moved on while he was away. He’s finally realized that Abby is the only girl for him.

These two go through a lot of turmoil before they are actually able to get their HEA. They have to deal with Abby’s job, Joey’s narrow minded father, and Abby’s past before they can make a life together. Their passion and love is the only thing that will help them get through everything. Joey needs to figure out his life and where he wants to go and what he wants to do, Abby needs to overcome her past and the narrow mindedness of the people in the small town they live in.

I liked this story and found it to be very real. It’s very well written and it had me cheering Abby on for being such a strong woman who knew her own mind even though she had a lot to overcome from her choices in her past. She is a woman who has a mind of her own and works very hard to prove her worth and her love.

I give this story a 3.5 star review and look forward to reading more by Ms. Dodson. This was my first book by Ms. Dodson, but I will look for more as I like her writing style. I would love to read Randy’s story.

RELEASE BLITZ:Wicked by by M. Malone & Nana Malone @givemebooksblog @minxmalone and @nanamalone

Title: Wicked
Authors: M. Malone & Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 31, 2018

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What could be worse than catching your creepy boss in an inappropriate position? Hearing him say your name…

This day couldn’t get any worse for Bailey.
She just saw her boss Mr. Dent’s extremely unimpressive… dent. A night of drinking with her best friend is exactly what she needs. Hunter is always there for her. The perfect Mr. Nice Guy.

This day couldn’t get any better for Hunter.
He just saw Bailey’s perfect curves soaped up in the shower and all his dreams are coming true. Until she won’t return his calls the next day.

Bailey wants to pretend none of it happened but Hunter just needs one chance to prove their attraction is real. He’s finally going to show her he’s not that…nice.

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NYT & USA Today bestselling author M. Malone lives in
the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and their two sons. She holds a
master’s degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be
scandalized by how she’s using her expensive education.
Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million
ebooks in her two series, THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since
starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella
“Teasing Trent,” her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA
Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.
She’s now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in
her pajamas.
Nana Malone
USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone’s love of all
things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel
she “borrowed” from her cousin.
It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a
precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since.
With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was
only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin,
Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit
as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.