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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Secret by Susan Saxx


The Secret
A Real Men Series Prequel
Novella
by Best-selling
Author S
usan Saxx


Genre: Contemporary Romance  


A
once in a lifetime Hawaiian vacation...
...what
could go wrong?

Dare
is crazy about Abby. But he struggles with his feelings, knowing he
can never match the lifestyle she was born into.
But
when he takes her on an exotic vacation to Hawaii and his plans to
personally pamper her fall apart, his love for her is tested in ways
that surprise even him.
READER
NOTE
:
This book is a short prequel to REAL DEEP, Book #2 in the REAL MEN
series. It is not required to understand the story in Real Deep. It
can be read and enjoyed as a standalone and does not end with a
cliffhanger.



Reviews:
“…a
delightful prequel novella”


Susan
Saxx writes with both heart and honesty and The Secret is a great
addition to  the wonderful 'Real Men' series.”






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The
Real Men Series


Come
on a Journey.

Meet the band of military reservists from Jack’s
Bay, Northern Ontario, and Terrence Point Mountain, British Columbia,
as well as the strong women they fall in love with. 

Brothers,
with an unbreakable bond, living in two very different parts of
Canada.

Yet family, brotherhood and love...are the same.




Readers
say:
I
absolutely love this series!”
~ 5 STARS, Amazon
Reviewer
But
mostly there’s a lot of heart, tons of deep friendship, and the
kind  of loyalty and trust that you can’t find just anywhere.
Oh, and men—did I mention this place was full of testosterone? Yep.
Sounds like paradise to me. I’ll be back to Jack’s Bay!”
~ 5 STARS, Amazon
Reviewer






Bestselling Author
Susan Saxx's REAL MEN are waiting...
...for YOU.






Check
out the series here!


Hi
there! I'm SO glad we've connected!


I
write books set in the small towns and big cities of Canada. Right
now I'm writing the Real Men series - first installment set in Jack's
Bay, northern Ontario - a place I <3 font="" much="" so="">


My
heroes and heroines haven't had an easy time of it. But they take
what life dishes out, and somehow, with grit, determination and heart
- especially heart - they transform it into gold. Their gold.


Their
stories - like life! - range from sweet to sexy, contemporary to
suspenseful.


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Interaction
your thing? Come hang with me at Saxxy Reads, on FB. I promise - the
water's always fine!


And
welcome...to Jack's Bay, northern Ontario, to the upcoming sister
series in B.C., and to the rancher (#1), the tormented dark-net
genius (#5), the 'hit rock-bottom' ex-Seal (#4), and the ex-star
hockey player (Coming Dec. 2018) - all military reservists, and the
passionate, heroic women they fall for.


REAL
MEN is the series - get to know them all at www.susansaxx.com.





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Shelter for Tory by Nicole Flockton blitz


Shelter for Tory
Nicole Flockton
(Station 7: Crew 5)
Publication date: July 14th 2020
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

Tory Chapman wants what every girl dreams of: the love of a man who would walk through fire for her. Unfortunately, her shyness, as well as being a total brainiac are not the winning formula to find Mr. Right. But she does have a knack for locating Mr. Wrong, and this time he turns out to be a cocky firefighter with a killer Australian accent.

Shane “Mick” Hall loves working with the San Antonio Fire Dept., but with his contract ending and no signs of an extension, he has to make some big decisions. San Antonio is home to him now and the last thing he wants to do is go back to Australia. With his life up in the air, he doesn’t have time to start a serious relationship. No matter how right it feels.

Thrown together to organize a joint fundraiser, Mick and Tory spend a lot of time together. Soon they can’t deny the intense attraction burning inside of them. When trouble comes knocking at Tory’s door, Mick will do everything to keep her safe. But will it be enough?

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EXCERPT:

Over by the grill chatting were Driftwood, Chief, Taco and…she paused and squinted. Standing with them was a man she didn’t recognize. It was strange considering she’d been friends with the guys from Station 7 for ages, ever since Sophie and Chief got together. Then again, at most of the social gatherings where she could’ve met him she’d sequestered herself away from the crowd. Or she’d found a reason not to attend. Those reasons were becoming harder and harder to come up with, hence why she was now standing in Quinn’s backyard.

From her vantage point, she could make out that he had to be a fire fighter too. His shoulders were wide and looked like he’d be able to squat while holding a tree truck across them without breaking a sweat. His shirt sleeves were so tight around his biceps it was a surprise they weren’t ripping Hulk style. His shoulders tapered down in the classic swimmer’s reverse triangle, and his legs were just as impressive as his shoulders.

The guy was built, and if he came barreling into a burning house to rescue her, she wouldn’t turn down his help.

He threw his head back and laughed at something Taco said and a spark of desire billowed to life in her belly.

What the hell? A guy laughing had never turned her on before. She was drinking lemonade, so alcohol couldn’t be blamed for this immediate response to the stranger’s laugh.

As much as she wanted to step out of her comfort zone, that guy had danger and trouble written all over him. He looked like a guy who had a large personality and the woman who was his perfect match, wouldn’t be a wallflower like her. She needed to stay as far away from him as possible.

Hmm. But he was fine to look at.

Perhaps going inside again would be better for her. Maybe she could see if Beth was there somewhere.

Unfortunately the message wasn’t travelling down from her synapses in her brain to her feet. They remained glued to the spot and her attention remained locked on the group of men.

As if he was aware of her scrutiny, the mystery man looked up and their gazes connected. For years she’d doubted what she’d read in her favorite romance books, where the characters both claimed the world stopped spinning the second their eyes clashed. That they were captivated by just a single glance.

Well right this second, Tory had no idea what was going on around her. Her attention was focused on this hulk of a man and he seemed to be having the same reaction.



Author Bio:

USA Today Bestselling author Nicole Flockton writes sexy contemporary romances, seducing you one kiss at a time as you turn the pages. Nicole likes nothing better than taking characters and creating unique situations where they fight to find their true love.

On her first school report her teacher noted "Nicole likes to tell her own stories". It wasn’t until after the birth of her first child and after having fun on a romance community forum that she finally decided to take the plunge and write a book.

Apart from writing Nicole is busy looking after her very own hero – her wonderfully supportive husband, and two fabulous kids. She also enjoys watching sports and, of course, reading.

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Null and Void by Susan Copperfield blitz


Null and Void
Susan Copperfield
(Royal States #2)
Publication date: November 15th 2017
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy

Born without magic, Mackenzie Little has few prospects. In a futile attempt to break her out of the null caste, her mother ropes her into participating in a charity auction, where anything can be bought with enough money.

She never expected her ex-boss would buy her company, but for one day, she lives a fairy tale.

Nine months later, despite their precautions, Mackenzie’s little miracle is born.

Armed with Texas pride and New York viciousness, Mackenzie must fight through hell or high water to protect her family of two from a society obsessed with the magic they lack.

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EXCERPT:

If I adhered to popular belief, every living thing possessed a spark of magic. The trick was discovering that spark and coaxing it to life.

I wanted to find the bastard responsible for propagating that load of drivel and knee him in the groin so hard his descendants felt it while his ancestors rolled in their graves. Giving nulls like me false hope only made life more difficult. Without magic to ease the way, I needed pointless, wishful thinking like I needed an extra hole in my head.

The extra hole would put me out of my misery, and some days, the thought of escaping the incessant prejudice appealed. I always came back to my senses, and when I did, I became even more bitter about my lot in life.

If I had possessed a spark of magic, I would’ve used it to light a fire under my boss’s ass so he’d get back to work instead of hovering over my shoulder watching me plug numbers into a spreadsheet. What use was magic if I couldn’t do something productive with it? I’d already lost three hours of my day to someone else’s accounting error, and no magic on Earth could tap into a computer and force it to spill its secrets.

Magic could work with technology, but for whatever reason I couldn’t fathom, no one had figured out how to use magic to populate spreadsheets. Sitting straighter, I kept my gaze locked on my monitor to maintain the illusion of productivity. “Can I help you with something, sir?”

“I couldn’t help but notice you’re doing Abigail’s job, Mackenzie Little.”

I twitched at the mention of the woman, who often served as my supervisor when my boss, one Dylan Mason, didn’t feel like dealing with me. I really wanted to know why he always insisted on calling me by my full name. One day, when I tired of having a job, I’d tell him exactly what I thought of him and his obnoxious ways. I’d also give him an earful about the failings of his precious executive secretary.

I kept working and forced a smile. “She asked for help with a report as she has a very busy day today.”

Liar, liar, pants on fire. By help, I meant fix. By asked, I meant demanded. Abigail thanked no one, especially not a worthless null like me, even when I busted my ass making sure she didn’t lose her job. If I had had a single spark of magic, I would’ve started fires to watch them burn.

Most people didn’t want fire as their element; firebugs were as common as dirt, ranked low on the talent totem, and had a reputation of being dangerous without true benefit.

If it meant being something other than a null, I would’ve embraced even the weakest flame.

To cover my growing agitation over my lot in life, I hunted for the nefarious errors in Abigail’s formulas, making my boss cool his heels.

His impatient sigh pleased me.

“I see,” he muttered, hovering over my shoulder and watching me do his secretary’s work.

If I had possessed the power, I would’ve considered damning Dylan to the darkest corner of hell I could find. Ignoring his presence tested my patience, but unlike him, I showed no sign of my annoyance.

Within a few minutes, I found the problem: Abigail liked taking shortcuts and often forgot—or refused—to double-check her work. One corrected formula later, I emailed her the report.

I returned to the daily grind, checking the output of scripts for the marketing department so they could build the reports people like Dylan would use to make deals with other companies—or swindle clients out of their money. My boss continued to hover, leaning forward until I caught glimpses of him out of the corner of my eye.

Were all men such children? Why did such a handsome man have to be so insufferable?

For the sake of my peace of mind, it was a good thing Dylan irritated me so much, else I’d spend every night fantasizing about stripping him out of his shirt.



Author Bio:

Susan Copperfield is the royal romance, urban fantasy loving alter ego of award-winning & USA Today bestselling novelist RJ Blain.

Under the super not-so-secret identity of Susan, the Royal States of America is explored, where the work of sixteen founding royal families preserved the United States from destruction and civil war when magic swept over the world.

In the Royal States, life, love, and magic always finds a way.

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Diamonds in the Rough by Charmaine Pauls



Title: Diamonds in the Rough

A Diamond Magnate Novel

Series: Diamonds are Forever Trilogy #2
Author: Charmaine Pauls


Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: July 14, 2020





Blurb


Girls like
me, we know how to survive.
We each
have our own little ways, but we acquire those skills at the same tender age.

If you ask
me how many times a person can die, I’ll tell you many times. As many times as
a man stabs you in the stomach with betrayal and wrings out your heart with
lies.

Girls like
me, we live.
We don’t
get a choice.
We step
over the cliff and fall.
Eat, sleep,
die, and repeat.

(Diamonds
in the Rough
is Book 2 of the Diamonds are Forever Trilogy and ends
on a cliffhanger. Book 1, Diamonds in
the Dust
, must be read to follow the story. Book 3, Diamonds are
Forever,
which concludes the story, will be released on 15 September 2020.)









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Author Bio

Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained
a degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a
diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising,
communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing
has always been an integral part of her professions.



After relocating to Chile with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to
write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published over twenty novels since 2011, as
well as several short stories and articles. Two of her shorts have been
selected by the International Literary Society for an anthology from across the
African continent.



When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine
currently lives in France with her husband and children. Their household is a
linguistic mélange of Afrikaans, English, French and Spanish.


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Along For The Ride By Casey Peeler







Title: Along For The Ride 
Author: Casey Peeler 
Genre: Sweet Romance/ Coming of Age/ New Adult 
Release Date: July 14, 2020 



Belle Montgomery is a small town Carolina girl who is destined for the country music stage. She leaves her simple life, family, and friends behind to open for the one and only country music megastar, Jake Bryant.
With a break in their tour, sparks are bound to fly when Jake visits the small Podunk town of Lattimore. That is until Belle's long-time friend Chase McSwain makes his feelings known.
But after an adventurous weekend, it’s time to hit the road. Who will leave town with Belle? Will sparks fly between Belle and Jake, or will Chase find a way to extinguish them before they start?
**Along for the Ride is a full-length novel inspired by Our Song; A Country Music Novella by Casey Peeler**


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Casey Peeler grew up and still lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter. Her first passion is teaching students with special needs. Over the years, she found her way to relax was in a good book.
After reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston her senior year of high school and multiple Nicholas Sparks’ novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading.
When Casey isn’t writing, you can find her listening to country music, spending the day at the lake, being a wife and dance mom, and spending time with friends and family.
Her perfect day consists of water, sand between her toes, a cold beverage, and a great book!





Beauty is the Beast by D James McGee



Thriller/Action/Adventure
Date Published: July 15
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
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It’s 1985. Lady Laura Lacy of Britewood is beautiful and graceful, a
celebrity in her own right. She is cousin to Her Majesty The Queen, and her
father is the well-respected Earl of Britewood, honorary commander of the
Army’s elite reserve special forces unit. Laura seemingly has it all.
She should be happy.
However, due to unspeakable acts committed against her as a child,
she’s developed a blood lust for revenge. Secretly trained by her
father’s regiment in the arts of war, Laura begins to target men who
prey on the innocent and helpless. As her skills sharpen, Laura becomes a
formidable force against evil.
That’s when she uncovers a transatlantic child trafficking ring led
by an elite group within British society. With the help of commanding
officer and police inspector Billy Smythe, her mysterious family attorney
Arthur Mosely, and an unorthodox group of American allies, Laura sets out on
a vengeance-fueled quest to stop them. She is determined to save as many
innocents as she can.
It’s a mission that will put her very life and sanity at stake,
making her question everything she’s ever believed in. But to make
things right, Beauty must become the Beast.


Excerpt
Chapter 1
Friday, November 22, 1985
Leeds Central Train Station
 
It was late in the afternoon, four-zero-eight to be exact. Leeds Central
Train Station was a hub of activity. Commuters rushed on and off carriages,
shoving others in the process. Loudspeakers chimed and calmly announced
arrival and departure times. The odour of fumes, the chugging of
engines—a cacophony of sounds and smells crowded the senses. The
excitement of the weekend filled the air.
She carefully stepped off the train onto the platform. She wasn’t
used to the cheap, shiny, black, knee-high boots she’d chosen for the
evening. She hurried with the crowd to the exit of the station, tugging on
her clothes as she walked. Nothing she wore was comfortable. Her black
fishnet stockings chafed the skin behind her knees, and her tight
black-leather miniskirt prevented her legs from walking with her regular
stride.
The sun was about to set, and as she stepped outside into the frigid air,
she realized that the white, torn T-shirt—covered by the blue
Levi’s denim jacket she was wearing—was a poor choice. Her only
saving grace from the cold was the heavy blonde wig that she’d
purchased, like everything else she was wearing, from everyone’s
favourite thrift shop, Oxfam. She pulled her jacket closed and held it
together with her right hand, as she slung the grotesque, pink worn handbag
over her left shoulder. She rolled her shoulders forwards and shivered,
pulled the large, circular sunglasses from her face, and stuffed them into
her bag. Hopefully no one would recognize her; after all, she was famous for
her thick, dark eyebrows and exquisite, sapphire eyes. She hoped that the
heavy purple eye shadow and exaggerated pink blush would do the trick.
She rushed to the nearest taxi and slammed the door as she slid into the
back seat. “Drop me at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance,
love,” she said, hoping her thick Yorkshire accent would be accepted
as legitimate.
“Not a chance, darling,” the driver replied, shaking his head
slowly as he looked back at her. She held out a crisp twenty-pound note. He
snatched it from her without a second thought. “It’s your
funeral, love!” he said.
 
 About the Author

Domnic “DJames” McGee was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire. A
sickly child, he was raised in a council estate to a single mother. At
school, he was a poor student and failed dismally.
He developed a passion for martial arts, so in his teens, he moved to
Ireland where he trained full-time while working in menial jobs to
survive.
A chance encounter then gave him the opportunity to work as an Executive
Protection Agent for some of the most influential figures in European
society.
He came to the US in 2001 to further his studies of martial arts. He
decided to stay and earned his citizenship by serving in an Army infantry
unit and later with a reserve Military Police unit.
He currently lives in Huntington Beach, where he works as an Executive
Protection Agent and trains and writes as much as he can.
 
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Paralleled Bond by Stephanie Hansen



Altered Helix series – Novella 3
YA survival fiction
Date Published: 7/14/20
Publisher: Hypothesis Productions

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When the only option left means losing someone you love, you have no
options. How could you, how could you save one person you care about, when
doing so would harm another? What if they weren’t even letting you
choose but choosing for you? You’d have to intervene without letting
them know, right?
To be an Altered Helix and put others in danger is the new reality for
Austria. Luckily someone’s there to catch her when she falls, Josh,
and fall she does, in love that is. While witnessing her family being put in
danger, Austria’s haunted house family grows. Now that Austria has
found a way to defeat Mutant Altered Helixes after her, a dangerous stream
of events occur to those around her. Just when the family has finally come
together, could they be ruined?
The amazing conclusion to the Altered Helix series, Paralleled Bond
displays the results when polar opposites come together for the greater
good.


About the Author

Stephanie Hansen's short story, Break Time, and poetry has been featured in
Mind's Eye literary magazine. The Kansas Writers Association published her
short story, Existing Forces, appointing her as a noted author. She has held
a deep passion for writing since early childhood, but a brush with death
caused her to allow it to grow. She's part of an SCBWI critique group in
Lawrence, KS and two local book clubs. She attends many writers' conferences
including the Writing Day Workshops, New York Pitch, Penned Con, New
Letters, All Write Now, Show Me Writers Master Class, BEA, and Nebraska
Writers Guild conference as well as Book Fairs and Comic-Cons. She is a
member of the deaf and hard of hearing community.

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