Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Literary Addicts October 1-15 Book Blog Hop #prizes

Hi Readers! Welcome to my stop of the Literary Addicts Book Hop. Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter for awesome prizes, including one paperback copy of my opposites attract romance, Whole Latte Love.

51 bloggers are each offering a book-related prize, in addition to the Grand Prize which includes Amazon gift cards, as well as some of Literary Addicts favorite books!! So start hopping and get some great leads for Fall reading.

Investment banking intern Carina Chen doesn’t need any distractions—especially the sexy, guitar-playing barista she rooms with for the summer. 

Free spirit Dylan Jewell appreciates the delightful universe of women who vie for his attention. His goal in life is to do good, make happy coffee, and help the homeless. 

When Carina moves in, she insists on rules of conduct to quell her instant attraction to Dylan. But when her boss asks her to turn Dylan into a businessman, she can’t think of a reason not to take advantage of his hospitality. 

Their chemistry is white hot, but Dylan refuses to play Carina’s game, unable to understand how he can fall in love with a woman who puts profits in front of people. When Carina realizes Dylan isn’t budging, she risks all to gain a single night with him. Will her gambit backfire or will Dylan discover Carina’s true heart before she runs away with his? 

Set in Berkeley, California, Whole Latte Love is an opposites-attract romance mixing bluesy rock music, hot, steamy love scenes, and financial shenanigans. 

Steamy love scenes and language. Suitable for readers 18+.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

#bloggers Please sign up for my Claiming Carlos Release Day Blitz! @AyalaRachelle

A quick note. I'm gearing up to get Claiming Carlos (Book #2 Sanchez Sisters) published in October. If anyone wants to help me with a release day blitz, please sign up here. There will be teasers and excerpts as well as a review opportunity. Thanks!
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Claiming Carlos will release Oct 22, 2014, and it is currently available for pre-order. I'm really excited about Choco and Carlos's story. Lots of laughs, family feuds and secrets, and cooking disasters. But when it gets hot in the kitchen, it burns. A foodie romance at heart!

Enjoyed Taming Romeo (Sanchez Sisters Book #1)? Then you know bossy big sister Choco. See what antics she gets into in Claiming Carlos. SPECIAL PRE-ORDER price: 99c [available at Amazon (US IN UK DE FR ES IT JP BR CA MX AU), Barnes & Noble NookApple iTunesSmashwords]
Choco Sanchez is stuck in a rut. She’s never hit a softball and has been friends forever with Carlos Lopez, the head cook at her family’s Filipino restaurant. When flashy restaurant consultant Johnny Dee hits her with a pitch, she falls head over heels and gets a makeover.
Carlos Lopez is not about to lose one for the home team. Johnny launches a full scale change on the menu, and Carlos sends him straight into the dumpster. Claiming Choco’s heart proves more difficult, especially when her secrets threaten to doom their love. But never underestimate a man who can cook hot, spicy, and steamy, and we ain’t talking just food.
"The chemistry is oh-so-there!" - Say Medina
If you haven't read Taming Romeo yet, now's a good time to get it for 99c
Paperback: Createspace Amazon
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Evie Sanchez is recovering from heartbreak by working at her parents’ Filipino restaurant when in walks Romeo Garcia, the boy she left behind. Only now, he’s a hot movie star surrounded by gorgeous actresses and adoring fans.
Bad boy Romeo Garcia never understood why Evie stood him up at the prom. When he rescues her from a flying coconut in the dumpster, he is determined to dig into her heart for the reason. Their mutual attraction and unresolved feelings ignite in a scintillating night of daring sex, and Romeo shows Evie what she’ll miss the rest of her life if she walks away again.
Evie lands a part as Romeo’s co-star and falls into her role, totally in love. He plays his part, too, with his romantic gestures and skillful lovemaking. But is the fantasy real or revenge? Evie and Romeo are about to discover if their buried feelings will explode in pure delight or utter disaster.
Taming Romeo is a contemporary romance featuring family secrets, delicious food, and hot, steamy loves scenes.
Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+.
“Second chance love is always the sweetest.” – Jessica Cassidy
“Sexy and funny, a unique take on love reignited.” – Racquel Reck

Monday, September 22, 2014

Unforgettable Men from Rachelle Ayala #amreading #book #boyfriends

“What makes an unforgettable lover?” by Rachelle Ayala

How many book boyfriends do you have? Be honest now: two, five, ten, more than twenty? Ha, ha, I have to admit I love them all. But instead of me telling you about my book boyfriends, I’m going to let the heroines tell you in their own words.

First up is Jessica Song from Playing the Rookie: A #Played Novella. Here’s what she says about Jay Pak Ahn.

Sexy eyes, confidence, and daring. I love a man who knows what he wants and doesn’t hesitate to get it. He wants me, tells me, and then shows me. Oh boy, does he show me, over and over and over again.

Excerpt from Playing the Rookie

“I’m the man to help you figure it all out. Let’s get comfortable.”

Why does my body instantly ignite at the thought of getting horizontal with Jay? I lick the drool from my lips and finish the rest of my drink. The stout hearty taste of the dark beer mixed with the crisp bite of apples reaches into my dark heart, stirring it with a flood of desires—fantasies I dare not admit even to myself.

Jay raises the volume of the stereo. A bluesy jazz song plays. Enfolding me into his arms, he swings me around the room, his busy hands caressing me, skillfully arousing every inch of my hot, horny body.

But tonight it’s more than that. There’s a gentleness about him, loving, taking his time. His fingers stroke and pet me, deep, warm caresses, nothing harsh or groping. And when his lips take mine he moves languidly, flowing with the music, a steady, sweet rhythm. We drift to the edge of the bed and float onto it like falling leaves. His lips, tongue, and fingers leave nothing untouched, undressing me as if I were made of delicate flower petals.

Ella Kennedy from Played by Love: A #Played Novella on hero Jaden Sloup.

He may seem like a geek, but under the covers, watch out! They always say a goalie has good hands, but Jaden, he’s good everywhere!

Excerpt from Played by Love

Jaden kissed her forehead, caressing the back of her neck and shoulders, felt the tension in her spine. Gently, he placed her head on the bath pillow and wiped the water from her face with his thumbs.

Taking a long match, he lit the candles stuck on ornate candleholders around the bathroom as well as the ones floating in bowls on the wide surround.

She was more beautiful under the lambent lighting, exquisite as fine porcelain. Her blue eyes shone like deep ocean waters, and a pink flush brushed her skin with color.

He spread liquid soap over a washcloth and slid it lovingly around her neck, over her shoulders, easing the tension. Taking her hand, he kissed each finger and rubbed her palm against his face. He smoothed the washcloth around her forearms, working his way past her elbows.

She sucked in a sizzling breath when he grazed the side of her breast and he froze, worried he’d triggered a bad memory. But she placed her hand on his and guided the cloth up to her chest.

Emboldened, he played the washcloth around the globes of her breasts and teased her nipples, pretty as pink rose petals. He couldn’t help kissing them when she arched her back, lifting them above the surface of the water.

“That feels so good,” she moaned, her fingers tickling the back of his neck.

Evie Sánchez has some choice words to say about her Romeo from Taming Romeo

Romeo’s arrogant. He knows he’s good, and then some. Who else can shake me to the boots and melt me with a kiss? Sometimes I’m so frustrated I want to bonk him on the head, but then he gets me in the shower, the hot tub, and on his bike. Did I mention his bike and the motor between his legs? Yow! Tankslapper!!!

Excerpt from Taming Romeo

He lays his head on one of the king size pillows and cradles it, his eyes intent, but calm.

“What do you intend to do?” I crawl to his side, my dress shielding my breasts.

A grin slowly stretches his face. “I’m going to show you what you’re going to miss for the rest of your comfortable life. I’m going to completely and utterly ruin you for Eric and any other man who thinks he’s going to fulfill your dreams. Say the word, Evie, and I’ll make you forget how you can possibly exist without me.”

“Arrogant, aren’t you? And what if I tell you to walk?”

He flexes his arms and puts his hands behind his head, looking up at the ceiling. “I think you already know what you’ll be walking away from.”

And who can forget panty-melting Zach Spencer from Knowing Vera?

From Shirtless Daily
Vera certainly can’t, and neither can I. Here are her thoughts on him.

Zach was never really a bad boy. Sure, girls love him and he’s like honey to a bee. And he’s got that deadly smile and the deep blue eyes. Zach’s a survivor. What I most admire about him is his determination. Even losing a leg doesn’t keep Zach from being a hero. My hero.

Excerpt from Knowing Vera

Heat flashes through my chest and swirls through my abdomen. His scent, spicy and smoky, lights a raging fire between my legs. Every nerve on my body aches that sweet, languorous ache, the primitive, gut-level need of a woman for her man. Mine, because everything he does shows me he loves me; and everything I am belongs only to him.

We roll on the soft sand and I’m on top of him when we come up for air. The moon reflects in his deep blue eyes, and we’re both breathing hard. This. Time. Is. Different. Not lust, but more—much, much more.

His expression is so intense it burns me, piercing through my heart. He’s just as afraid as I am. I have to show him how precious he is, how willing I am to risk everything for him.

“Zach.” I press my hands on his firm chest. “I am devoted to you. I want to be the one.”

“You already are.”

And finally, everyone’s favorite barista and bad boy do-gooder, Dylan Jewell from Whole Latte Love

Carina? Please say a few words.
He’s changed my life. I’ve never met a guy with a bigger heart. He even took care of his ex-girlfriend’s tarantula and bearded dragon. He’s always picking up strays and I’m so glad he picked me up. Dylan and love just go together.

Excerpt from Whole Latte Love

“I don’t scare easily.” Carina marched toward her old room where she’d left her work clothes. She made a show of yawning.

Dylan framed himself at her door. “Don’t close your eyes, because I’m going for the shower if you aren’t.”

He snugged his shirt over his shoulders and threw it across the room. Palming the back of his head, he tightened his abdominal muscles and rolled his hips.

Carina covered her mouth and backed into her bed, her eyes glued to the bulge below his waist.

“Like what you see?” He rubbed his chest and sides while prowling toward her. His focus intent on his prey, he slipped one finger under his waistband. “Let’s see how brave you really are. Shall I drop the shorts?”

There you have it, unforgettable heroes and why I love all my book boyfriends.

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NOTE: ALL my fiction books are 99c at Amazon for the month of October

Friday, September 19, 2014

#NewRelease BEHIND THE ALTAR by P. C. Zick #contemporary #romance

Title: Behind the Alter: Behind the Love Trilogy (Book 1)
Author: P.C. Zick
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 16, 2014



Forbidden Love - Book #1 in the Behind the Love Series by P.C. Zick

Leah Bryant’s life satisfies all her needs. Her engagement to Jacob Davis, minister of the Sunshine Christian Church, gives her the security she requires after living in a car during her teenage years. She runs a food kitchen out of the church for homeless vets who are living on the banks of Deer River. All is perfect until the day her future mother-in-law Geraldine tells her the church is shutting down the kitchen, and Dean”"Jacob’s brother”"rides his Harley into her heart. Leah’s world begins to crumble as she falls into Dean’s muscular and tattooed arms. Dean, who’s been away from his home for ten years, finds himself irresistibly drawn in by Leah’s natural beauty and genuine goodness. As they fight to stay away from one another, Leah and Dean keep finding ways to be together. The more they fight the attraction, the harder it is to stay apart. Will Leah go ahead and marry Jacob despite Dean’s haunting her every thought? Will Dean exact the revenge he came home to hand out? And will Geraldine manage to keep control over the church, Jacob, and Leah? It will all be determined in Behind the Altar, a romantic story of forbidden love.

˃˃˃ Homeless vets, deranged mothers, and a tattoo artist collide in this story of true love

How can the sweet and innocent Leah make sure her fight to feed the homeless in the small town of Victory, Florida, is successful? The arrival of Dean, her fiance's brother, confuses the matter even more as the two are uncontrollably attracted to one another.

Can love really conquer all? Dean and Leah are about to find out.


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

#CoverReveal THE NEXT CONTESTANT by Dani Evans #newadult #romance

It’s a contest only Jax and his fraternity brothers are
playing. Whoever scores the most points wins the game.

Kimber’s a feisty young woman enjoying life.
No plans for finding Mr. Right. Not when Mr. All
Wrong left her in a world of deceit and crushed her spirit.

Jax is the epitome of men. His striking good looks turn
heads. Lots of them. He walks past Kimber in a cloud of
sex and arrogance, and he’s slowly dragging her in to his

This wasn’t a part of Kimber’s strategy—she hadn’t
planned on him and struggles to pull back, away from his
striking distance, the kiss of death.

It’s a game of command and docility.
He’s gaining control.
She’s falling prey.

When stakes are high and Jax is at the top, will he let it
all go for Kimber? Because choosing Kimber will end his
game and he’ll certainly fail if he drops out now. And if
he backs out, will Kimber still want him when she learns
the dirty little fraternity secret?
Kimber’s thrown a towel on the ground and she’s lying there, naked. Eyes closed, cheeks flush, wet strands of hair sprawled out to the sides… but that’s not what’s holding me here. I unbutton my jeans and release my full on erection, pre c*m and all. Slowly stroking myself, I watch her squirt clear liquid—probably KY—down her slit. Her raised knees are bent and she spreads them wide, her naked self, right there for my eyes to take in. I smother my gasp. She’s all sexy and smooth, not a lick of hair on her pussy. I can only imagine how she tastes. I want to lick her, finger her, and then f*ck her. She begins rubbing her cl*t softly, slowly… then picking up the pace. She grunts a little and then moans. I grind my hips, thrusting and pumping my cock harder wishing I were inside of her. Kimber raises her hips, her middle finger sliding down her folds and she dips it inside. I lose it and cum on the spot. F*ck. I need to get out of here.

Excerpt 2:
“C’mon, Jax. Afraid to tap this wetness? Afraid to get yourself soaked?” She swoops down and splashes ice-cold water at me. I march after her and she knows, knows she’s in trouble now. She turns around and starts to run. God. Her ass. I want to bite it. I want to do all kinds of nasty with her and her sweet little ass. When she’s a good distance away from me, I go into a full sprint and catch up to her. It doesn’t take long before I’ve got my arms wrapped around her and I’m taking her down at the edge of the waves lapping at the shoreline. We’re both panting and smirking. “You think I’m afraid to get wet?” “It might mess up your perfectly messy hair,” she says as she reaches both hands up and brushes her fingers along my scalp. I push in between her legs and press my erection against her, then grind into her, hard. “Baby, there’s only one wet thing I want to tap into, and it isn’t the ocean.” I lean down, bite her pert nipple through the fabric of her top, and slide my hand down her side to cup her ass. I can’t help it if my fingers slip under the flimsy fabric and wander toward the crease. Once my finger hits that tight little rim, she jerks her hips up.
Meet the Author, Dani Evans:
Dani Evan studies Romance-ology where she travels abroad many fictitious places and lives in the hearts of countless heroines and heroes. She experiences the greatest love stories, heartbreaks, high levels of angst, and scorching seductions. All adventures have been, thus far, rather… orgasmic! She hopes her characters will bring the same joy to the romance community as so many Indie and traditionally published authors have given her. Reading enlightens all of our worlds and is the greatest escape from the daily stresses of life.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Christmas novella by Rachelle Ayala available for Beta Reading

Hello Awesome Friends, I've been busier than a proverbial bee, but have I got an early Christmas treat for you. I've been invited to join a Christmas Boxed Set to be released later this year. My entry, A Father For Christmas, is ready for beta reading. What is beta reading? It's reading a revised and partially edited draft and giving me your reactions and feedback to help me deliver the best story possible. Readers are the best help, and I love to hear from you. [It's 40,000 words, a short, quick read. Sweet with no onscreen sex. Rating: PG]

A Father for Christmas - (Holiday Romance)
Single mother Kelly Kennedy can't afford lavish gifts for her four-year-old daughter, Bree. Homeless veteran Tyler Manning doesn't believe he deserves a Merry Christmas. 

When Bree asks Santa for a father and picks Tyler, both Tyler and Kelly vow to keep Bree from being hurt while fighting their feelings for each other.

Tyler struggles with frightening flashbacks that scare Kelly. Meanwhile, Kelly's criminal past threatens her chance for happiness. Tyler and Kelly must believe in the power of love to give Bree her best Christmas ever.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

#NewRelease BOXED SET of KILLER ROMANCES #romanticsuspense #greatdeal #99cents

Killer Romances

10 Dark, Deadly, and Delicious Novels 

On Sale for 99 cents for a limited time! 

Ten of today's hottest romantic suspense authors have joined forces to bring you an amazing boxed set of ten full-length novels--all for one low price! Romance, mystery, and thrills abound in these dark, deadly, and delicious tales of lethally sexy heroes and the women who bring them to their knees. Love bad boys? We've got 'em. Love good guys? We've got them too! There's something for everyone who picks up this red-hot bundle. Ready to dive in?



Join the KILLER ROMANCES authors for their LAUNCH DAY PARTY! The authors and a slew of their sassy friends will be celebrating the release, September 15th, 16th, and 17th, 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM (EASTERN TIME).

One lucky winner will receive a KINDLE FIRE. Prizes Galore, Q&A, Authors, Readers, Books, and FUN! So what are you waiting for? Come join us and have a blast!

Dana Delamar REVENGE (Blood and Honor, #1)

37 reviews 4.5/5 stars

Mafia don Enrico Lucchesi struggles to preserve a fragile truce with the Andretti family. But when Kate Andretti flees from her abusive husband, Enrico won’t leave her in jeopardy. Can he save her without reigniting the bloody feud between the families?

*** Revenge was a double-finalist (Romantic Suspense and Best First Book) in the 2013 Booksellers' Best Awards! *** 

Website: http://www.danadelamar.com/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanaDelamar

Tallulah Grace Cliffs of Starsdale
11 reviews 4.9/5 stars

Seeking a fresh start after her mother’s death, Chelsea Bates lands in the picturesque town of Starsdale, California. Nestled amid the peaks of the High Sierras, Starsdale defines the term ‘small town’ with well-meaning residents who always seem to know everyone’s business.

The one thing no one knew, couldn’t have predicted, was the evil lurking beneath the surface of Chelsea’s ex-fiancé. Preston Beecher follows her to Starsdale with the intentions of taking everything she owns, including her life. Will Preston destroy her dreams before they begin, or will bonds forged in a small mountain town be the pathway to her future?

Bestselling Author Sandy Loyd Deadly Misconceptions
48 reviews 4.4/5 stars 

PI Lucy Maddox joins forces with nemesis, Jack Finnegan, to find her mentor, a reporter who’s gone missing. It soon becomes apparent they’re being followed. And after a couple of harrowing near-misses that are too coincidental to be accidental, they increase their efforts. The chase leads to a ring of high school girls whose behavior could only be characterized as bullying. When they uncover the games those few cruel girls are playing, Jack and Lucy, realize they’ve fallen victim to Deadly Misconceptions and now struggle to stay alive.

Kristine Mason Shadow of Perception (Book 2 CORE Shadow Trilogy)
27 reviews 4.6/5 stars

When an investigative reporter receives an unmarked envelope containing a postcard ordering her to watch the enclosed DVD...or someone else dies, she turns to the criminal investigation agency CORE for help. But that help comes with a catch. Her former lover is assigned to the case. And as more DVDs arrive, they not only find themselves knee-deep in a twisted investigation, but forced to deal with their past and the love they’d tried to deny.

USA Today Bestselling Author Dale Mayer Haunted by Death (By Death Series Book 2)

11 review 4.6/5 stars

Death haunts anthropologist Meg Pearce… In her last summer before college, an innocent camping trip ended in a friend’s disappearance…and destroyed her life. She lost everything. Her innocence. Her plans for her future. Her best friend and lover. Seventeen years later, she returns reluctantly to the same area, hoping to move on. But a gruesome discovery sends her reeling back to that dark time.

Detective Chad Ingram has spent the last seventeen years trying to solve the mystery of that camping trip so he too can regain his life…and the lost love of his life.

Only death isn’t done shaking up their lives…and this time they are in the crossfire.

USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Pierce Blind Her With Bliss, Book 1 of the Dangerous Affairs Series
147 reviews 3.9/5 stars

She's trying to find herself. He's attempting to hide. Together they'll discover a truth that threatens them both...

Investigating the death of her best friend, accountant, JULIE TILLING, discovers a world of adult nightclubs and Internet intrigue. When shock jock DAMON COREY rocks her world in a wild night of lust, she wonders if she's found love...or the key to solving a murder.

Chantel Rhondeau Love & Deception (Agents in Love - Book 1)

11 reviews 4.7/5 stars

Nick Kendall is a secret agent sent to infiltrate a suspected terrorist organization. Despite his best intentions, he falls hopelessly in love with Carlie Hollis, an alleged key player of the group. Though he knows it's wrong, Nick struggles with his feelings versus what is right.

Everything changes when he receives new orders-kill the target. Will he follow those orders…or become hunted himself?

K.T. Roberts The Last Witness
82 reviews 4.2/5 stars

NYPD detectives Tate Kensington and Zachary Gerard are convinced one killer is at work, but proving it seems an impossible feat until a pre-teen prank blows the case wide open.

Both detectives have their own pasts to haunt them - Tate's ex-flame is now her boss, and Zach's estranged father is counsel for the defense. Complicating things even more are death threats, witnesses going AWOL, and an increasing attraction neither of them can continue to deny. Can the pair put away a killer on a paper-thin case? Or will their disappearing Jane Doe prove to be...THE LAST WITNESS...

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Award-winning Author H.D. Thomson Shrouded in Darkness – Book 1

32 reviews 4/5 stars

Winner of the Ready-Set-Go Peninsula RWA Contest
Finalist in the Suzannah North Louisiana RWA Contest
1st place in Peninsula RWA Chapter’s Contest
Two-time Golden Heart Finalist Author

Jake Preston is on borrowed time. If he doesn’t stumble upon a miracle and soon, he’ll end up dead. And even if he does, he still might end up dead with a clever killer hounding his heels. He believes that the one miracle and antidote to save him is in Margot Davenport’s house, across the country and miles away from Boston. Somewhere locked in her home is the key to reversing an experiment that is killing him. 

Susan Vaughan Primal Obsession

40 reviews 4.3/5 stars

Maine Guide Sam Kincaid needs to prove he can overcome the loss of his baseball career and succeed at something. Investigative reporter Annie Wylde intends to use the wilderness canoe expedition to study her notes on her friend’s killer. She banters with Sam but rebuffs his advances, considering him just another egotistical jock. But when Annie realizes the killer has followed her into the woods, she learns there's more to Sam than testosterone and dimples. And Sam faces the challenge of his life to keep Annie safe and defeat the Hunter.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Dark Sentinels Prequel by Dariel Raye #paranormal

Sometimes a girl has to go the extra mile to capture the man she loves, especially when she’s a sentinel wolf shifter from Washington State with no possible mates for miles. Orphaned in childhood, Dr. Syreena Adler learned at an early age to depend on her twin brother, Sable, and herself, but phone conversations with a Georgia sentinel she’s never seen spark unexpected desire. 

Southern red wolf sentinel Cord Velasquez has spent his life atoning for the death of his entire family. He wants a life with Syreena, but when she surprises him with an impromptu visit, the realization of his greatest fear seems inevitable...losing someone else he loves.

About the Author

Dariel loves books, animals, and all things paranormal. Dariel
has written articles for The News Item of Mobile, and Black Health
of Atlanta. A classically trained pianist and vocalist with a
degree in piano and vocal performance and a master’s in counseling psychology,
she completed studies for a Ph.D. with the exception of her dissertation, and
finally stopped due to kidney failure/dialysis.

She is presently writing a shifter romance series, “Dark Sentinels,”  two Nephilim series, “The Alerians” and “Children of Cain,” several erotic romances inspired by blog flashes, a new
serial for her newsletter, “A and D’s B and B,” and a contemporary, “Fiona.” Lives
with a very spoiled Dobie/Coonhound and a passel of black cats.

To learn more about Dariel and her books and be the first to find out about her blog posts, visit her blog, her WP site, subscribe to her daily newspaper, and join her newsletter.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

#NewRelease BURST INTO FLAME by Lyssa Layne #romance #firemen

Title: Burst Into Flame
Series: Burning Lovesick, Book 2
Author: Lyssa Layne
Genre: Romance
Release: September 10, 2014
Word Count: 51,000

Cover Artist: Jesk Krita from Taurus Designs
Amazon Paperback: TBA

“In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”
-Albert Schweitzer

For Dr. Katy Garrity, life is a whirlwind, and the New York Fire Department is the heart of the storm. After claiming so many people she loved, including her own husband, Katy is left adrift, trying to keep up with a busy career, a baby son, and her loving extended family.

Her only anchor is Jesse O'Neil, her late husband's best friend. The charming former playboy has put his entire life on hold to care for Katy and her son.

It's inevitable that sparks will flare between them, but all of life seems to be conspiring to keep them apart. Especially Katy's own heart, which shies away from trusting another firefighter.

Will the flames of passion burst into a lifetime of love? Or will secrets burn away their connection, causing Dr. Garrity to be burned again?

Riding back to the house after dinner, Jesse’s hand rested high on her leg. He rubbed it back and forth making Katy excited about what was in store for them when they got home. Jesse nodded toward her without taking his eyes off the road. “I really like that dress.”

She spread her legs slightly as his hand moved inside her thigh. “I’ll be sure to wear it again for you.”

Jesse pushed her legs further apart. “I’d like that,” he said and grinned, “but I think I’d like it off you better.” He pulled her left leg onto the bench seat, her dress riding the rest of the way up her legs gathering around her hips. They were at a stoplight. Jesse glanced over and grinned. “No panties? What were you expecting tonight?”

She smirked and raised her eyebrow. “Probably the same as you.”

He ran his index finger between her legs lightly. She closed her eyes and leaned her head against the cool glass. He moved his finger parting her. Her heart beat faster and she bit her lip. He slid one finger inside and pulled it out.

He smiled as the light turned green. “Already wet, huh?”

She nodded and breathlessly mumbled, “You have that effect on me.”

He continued driving as he put his finger back inside her moving it slowly in and out. He started rubbing his thumb against her as his finger worked. She slowly moved her hips against his hand. He glanced over as he drove, watching her get excited by his handiwork. He slipped another finger inside her. She gasped as he did and he grinned happily. He debated between continuing with his hand or pulling over to give her the real deal.

She grabbed his hand, but not to stop him. Her breathing was rapid and he knew she’d be finished before he found a place to stop. He picked up the pace, moving his fingers faster. He knew she was on the verge. She was so close when her pager went off and she reached for her purse.

“No, no, baby. Let it go,” he begged her.

She shook her head, opening her purse and pulling out her pager. His hands still working fast, desperate to get her off. She read the number and started to sit up. He tried to stop her, but she pushed his hand out.

“Take me to the hospital, Charley’s on her way.”

Jesse sighed and pulled a quick U-turn. She leaned over and kissed his cheek. “Rain check?”

He nodded, as though he had a choice. This was his payback for keeping his secret from her. He hoped one day soon, he’d be able to tell her.

About the Author
Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.

You can visit Lyssa’s writing blog at http://www.lyssalayne.wordpress.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @layne_lyssa or check out her Facebook page at Lyssa Layne

Don’t forget to add Love is a Fire to your bookshelf on Goodreads!

Title: Love is a Fire
Series: Burning Lovesick, Book 1
Release: May 28, 2014
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KLSLF8W
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-is-a-fire-lyssa-layne/1119627466?ean=2940149385003
Amazon Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1499719914

“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn your house down, you can never tell.” –Joan Crawford

Dr. Katy Malone has sworn off love after losing those she loves most in her life including her father, a member of the FDNY. She has decided to spend her time focusing on her medical research. Her ex-fiancé, and fellow doctor, isn’t ready to give up on loving her though.

Firefighter Nick Garrity is on a search for the future Mrs. Garrity. As he pushes thirty, with no prospects in sight, he’s afraid he’ll never find her. A devoted member of FDNY, he loves the thrill of his job and the satisfaction it brings him. He strives to teach the proby firefighter the ropes and pass on his passion to him.

When the proby tries to impress the guys on the crew, he ends up in the care of Dr. Katy Malone. One look at Dr. Malone and Nick knows he’s found his future wife, but can he convince her to love again?

Don’t forget to add Love is a Fire to your bookshelf on Goodreads!

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