I spent years running from my past. Then, when my past comes knocking in the form of dark, delicious sin, I find myself caught up in a man I shouldn’t. My son's uncle. A dangerous biker. Not to mention, an overbearing Alpha male.
Hunter is everything I need to escape from, yet I find myself wanting to stay. I know I shouldn't let myself or my son care for him, but I can't help wondering if maybe he's the one who can finally save me from my past.
The plan was simple. Find my nephew, bring him home, and raise him in the Black Angels like my brother would have wanted. But things never go as planned, like my nephew’s mother. My brother’s one-night stand.
Mallory is spicy and sweet; one second she is mouthing off to me, and the next, she is moaning my name. The longer I’m with her, the harder she is to ignore. But she is hiding something while desperate to escape me, though I have her in my grasp. I will find out what she is hiding, and when I do, she will have nowhere left to run.
Writing books had been a big part of my life for many years; whether it was writing in secret notebooks during class, writing amateur novels or posting stories online, I surrounded myself with it.
Of course, it has its up and downs, but I've never once thought that writing wasn't for me.
Because of that, I can share the worlds I discover in my head with the outside world, and although that might sound crazy to some, it's fine by me. So long as I can do what I love, I'm happy.
And every person who's happy as a result of my writing is a bonus for which, I'm forever grateful for.
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Publication Date: February 3, 2017
I run a popular dating and relationship blog in San Diego. People think I’ll spill their secrets all over social media—and that’s probably true. One mention from me can make you the hottest commodity in town or sink your social life. I protect my friends, but others sometimes end up as clickbait.
My newest column is all about the most undateable men in San Diego. Between my own experiences and those of my friends, I have plenty to choose from. Want to know if Carter King, the heir to King Communications with gorgeous abs and a persistent personality, makes the list or ends up in my bed? Read on to find out…
COURTING SANDY EGGO
posted by Courtney Sanders
FAST FIVE: WHY MY STORY IS WORTH READING
5. You could use a laugh.
4. There’s a guy named Axel.
3. Abs and beaches.
2. Sex. Lots of sex.
1. Carter King may be my next headline.
Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2jQjqXg
PRE-ORDER TODAY FOR .99 CENTS
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2k4L8jv
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2jJABtj
About Lisa Suzanne
Lisa Suzanne is a romance author who resides in Arizona with her husband and baby boy. She’s a part-time college instructor and former high school English teacher. When she's not cuddling baby Mason, she can be found working on her latest book or watching reruns of Friends.
Follow Lisa Suzanne
Today we have the blog tour for Ruthless by Gina L. Maxwell! Check out this fantastic sexy romance and grab your copy now!\n \n\n \n
People call me Ruthless for a reason. Whether I’m in the court room or in the bedroom, my reputation is well-earned. I’m either working hard, working out, or working my way into some woman's panties. But none of them share my particular kink, and I walk away feeling unsatisfied. Until I met her. She’s a friend of a friend, which makes her off-limits in my book. But then temptation had me by the balls and I had her up against a wall. She literally fucked my world off its axis, but it can’t happen again. My plan was avoidance, but that got blown to shit when my firm hired her as a new junior attorney. Now I’m her boss, and I’m supposed to act like I don’t want to bend her over my desk every five minutes. But I’ve never held myself back with anything before, so consequences be damned. It’s time to take what I want and show her how damn good it feels...to be ruthless.
Dream cast for Ruthless
More often than not, I choose my inspiration for the characters after I write the book. I already have the picture in my head of what the characters look like and then I scour Google Images for their likeness. This is the hard way of doing things, but I have a long-standing tradition of doing things ass-backwards, so it’s really par for the course.
I needed Addison to be a knockout with pale blond hair and striking eyes, and I found her fairly quickly. Victoria Secret model, Candice Swanepoel, is the perfect combination of sultry and strength.
As for Roman “Ruthless” Reeves, he was a bit harder for me to decide on. I had a couple of different models in mind that I wished I could fuse together to create the perfect Roman. But ultimately, I think model Andrei Andrei has the perfect physique and face. He screams dominance and rugged refinement. I can easily picture him dressed up and clean-shaven as Roman the lawyer during the day and mussed up and raw as Ruthless the stripper playboy at night.
The only flaw in my choice is that Andrei has no ink and Roman has lots of tattoos. So we just need to use our imagination a little in that department. ;)
As for the rest of the cast: Roman’s and Addie’s best friends, Chance and Jane, are conveniently shown in this one picture (that I found on Pinterest) as Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman in Thor.
And lastly, we have the remaining two friends and members of the main Playboys 4 Hire group, Austin Massey and Liam O’Donnell.
Austin is “played” by the super handsome, All-American boy David Fisher.
About Gina L. Maxwell:Gina L. Maxwell is a full-time writer, wife, and mother living in the upper Midwest, despite her scathing hatred of snow and cold weather. An avid romance novel addict, she began writing as an alternate way of enjoying the romance stories she loves to read. Her debut novel, Seducing Cinderella, hit both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists in less than four weeks, and she’s been living her newfound dream ever since. When she’s not reading or writing steamy romance novels, she spends her time losing at Scrabble (and every other game) to her high school sweetheart, doing her best to hang out with their teenagers before they fly the coop, and dreaming about her move to sunny Florida once they do.
Connect with Gina:Author Website: www.ginalmaxwell.com Author Twitter: @Gina_L_Maxwell Author Facebook: www.facebook.com/ginalmaxwell Author Street Team/Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/themaxwellmob Author Instagram: www.instagram.com/ginalmaxwell Author Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ginalmaxwell Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6446604.Gina_L_Maxwell Newsletter: http://bit.ly/GLMnewsletter
Enter Gina’s Giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway
The highly anticipated third book in Katie McGarryâs Thunder Road Series is being released today! LONG WAY HOME is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance being published by Harlequin Teen! Grab your copy of the next book in this emotionally charged series, and donât miss Violet and Chevyâs story!
LONG WAY HOME Synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving.
Itâs the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows itâs up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the clubâincluding Chevy, the boy sheâs known and loved her whole life.
But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, sheâs forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.
Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trustedâand if sheâs strong enough to be the one person to save them all.
Amazon | Kobo | BAM | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | IndieBound
"An intoxicating and unforgettable story that kept me glued to the page."
âKami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on Walk the Edge
The instructions of the English homework I didnât do hangs out from the top of my folder: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both.
Story of my life.
According to my football coach, I chose wrongly on the two crap paths I had to face last week. I just ran into Coach on the way to English, and he ripped into me for my sorry decision-making skills when it came to me choosing to stand up for the Reign of Terror Motorcycle Club instead of a member of my football team.
I didnât just get my ass chewed out, his tirade made me late for English with no tardy note. Which is great since my English teacher hates late students like I hate riding my motorcycle in forty degree weather while it rains.
I round the corner, then peek through the small window on the door of my class. Ms. Whitlock stands in front of her desk in her patented white button-down shirt, gray pencil skirt, and dark-rimmed glasses. From the back row, my best friend Razor meets my eyes and shakes his head. Damn. That means sheâs in one of her moods where sheâs refusing to let anyone in.
Iâm not a tail-tucked-between-my-legs type of guy, but this lady is one of the few who can reduce me to begging. If she doesnât let me in, then sheâll mark me as absent, the front office will think I skipped, and that means I wonât be able to play at tonightâs football game.
The window rattles when I knock. The entire class turns their heads in my direction, but Ms. Whitlock doesnât. The muscles in my neck tighten. She is one of the hardest core people I know and my grandfather is the president of a motorcycle club. That says something.
She starts for the white board and I knock on the door again. This time, Ms. Whitlock does look my way and she grants me the type of glare reserved for people who kick puppies. I got it. Iâm late. Iâm the scum of humanity, so let my ass in so I can play football.
Thereâs this guy in my club, Pigpen. Heâs about the same age as Ms. Whitlock, late twenties, and heâs a walking hard-on for this woman even though she would never give him the time of day. He practically runs into walls when sheâs around because heâs too focused on checking her out. I donât see gorgeousâall I see is seriously pissed off and the person standing between me and playing.
Ms. Whitlock points at the clock over her desk. Sheâs telling me I can wait. If Iâm lucky, sheâll open the door after the quiz that Iâll receive a zero on. If Iâm not so lucky, she wonât open the door at all.
Two pathetic paths and I could only travel one. Nowhere in that stupid poem did it mention there was good and bad to both paths and that sometimes itâs best not to choose, but to set up camp at the fork and do nothing at all.
I slam my hand into the nearest locker, almost relishing the sting.
A glance across the hallway and I freeze. Doesnât matter how many times I see her in a day, she still manages to take my breath away.
Donât Miss the First Two Titles in the Thunder Road Series! Grab your copies today!
Lucca was made the underboss, being what nightmares are made of.
Chloe was scarred by her past, learning too young that nightmares are real.
He has waited long enough to claim her soul, but he must take it from the devil first.
Her soul might have been better off claimed by the devil.
The only way to save her from her past is to delve into his.
The world as she knows it will come crashing down.
I’m the fucking boogieman.
I’m just a fucking freak.
Amazon US I Amazon UK
Hey! My name is Sarah Brianne and after living for twenty-two years the characters in my head told me enough was enough and I have finally put pen to paper (or is it finger to keyboard?) to tell their stories. Since I was a little girl I have watched every chick flick I could get my hands on, then when I became older I discovered a whole new world of romance novels. To me there is nothing better then a tale of true love and those are the stories that have inspired me to write. Like everything else in my life I have put my own spin on two lovers destined to be together.
Forged in Desire, an all-new sexy standalone from Brenda Jackson is live!!!
Forged in Desire by Brenda Jackson Publication Date: January 31st, 2017 Publisher: HQN Books Genre: Contemporary Romance
Strong enough to protect her. Bold enough to love her.
When good girl Margo Connelly becomes Lamar "Striker" Jennings's latest assignment, she knows she's in trouble. And not just because he's been hired to protect her from an underworld criminal. The reformed bad boy's appeal is breaching all her defenses, and as the threats against her increase, Margo isn't sure which is more dangerous: the gangster targeting her, or the far too alluring protector tempting her to let loose.
Though Striker's now living on the right side of the law, he's convinced his troubled past keeps Margo out of his league. But physical chemistry explodes into full-blown passion when they go on the run together. Surrendering to desire could be a deadly distraction—or finally prove that he's the only man qualified to keep her safe, and win her love.
Add to GoodReads: https://goo.gl/uYihxn
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2jc39Ok
Amazon UK: https://goo.gl/rqExwF
Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/2il0hKX
Google Play: https://goo.gl/PmNqsV
About the AuthorBrenda Jackson, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over 100 novels and novellas, was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Jacksonville University. She married her high school sweetheart, Gerald, and they have two sons, Gerald Jr. and Brandon, ages thirty-six and thirty-four, respectively. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Her professional writing career began in 1995 with the release of her first book, Tonight and Forever. Since then she has written over 100 titles, which includes a made-for-television movie by BET, One Special Moment as well as the movie, Truly Everlasting. She was a 2012 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Fiction for her book, A Silken Thread; and was named Romance Writers of America’s Nora Robert’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient for 2012.
If you would like to know more about Brenda Jackson, follow her here:
Stay up to date on Brenda’s latest news! Subscribe to her Newsletter today!
Sign up here: https://goo.gl/RkCqCn
Today is the release day and trailer reveal for HEARTBREAKER by Stacey Kennedy! Check out the gorgeous trailer and grab your copy today!
Author: Stacey Kennedy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
About Heartbreaker:Handcuffs aren’t just part of their job in this sizzling new standalone novel by USA Today bestselling author, Stacey Kennedy. Veteran cop, Maddox Hunt, is all about the job. Sure, there are women—lots of women, truth be told—but there’s no one special. Until a one-night stand from his past, rookie Joss O’Neil is assigned to his division. Suddenly, all he can think about is her. The scent of her. The taste of her. Fresh out of field training, Joss has thrown herself into her job, determined to kick-start her career. And while police work has its thrills, her gorgeous new boss is what really gets her pulse pounding. Too bad he’s nothing but a distraction. Especially since he’s as devastatingly handsome as she remembers, and his sexy smile arrests her heart. Now that Joss is back in Maddox’s life, he has a plan: satisfy her fantasies and fulfill his every dark desire. Nothing is off limits. Her pleasure is the endgame . . . but even the best-laid plans have a way of falling apart. Despite his best attempts to keep his distance and have things remain only about the pleasure, Maddox soon finds himself breaking the only law he’s set for himself. Don’t fall in love.
Exclusive Trailer Reveal:
About the Author:STACEY KENNEDY is the USA Today bestselling author of the Dirty Little Secrets and Club Sin series. She writes deeply emotional romances about powerful men and the wild women who tame them. When she’s not writing sensual stories, she spends her time in southwestern Ontario with her real life hero, her husband, their two young children, and her other babies: a mini labradoodle named Jax and a chocolate labrador named Murphy. Stacey is a proud chocolate, television show, Urban Barn, and wine addict. She likes her heroes in her books like she likes her coffee . . . strong and hot! Stacey’s Website: http://www.staceykennedy.com/ Newsletter: http://www.staceykennedy.com/newsletter/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/@Stacey_Kennedy Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorstaceykennedy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kennedy.stacey/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kennedy5702/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3473046.Stacey_Kennedy
Enter Stacey’s Giveaway:a Rafflecopter giveaway
The next book in Toni Anderson's bestselling Cold Justice series, COLD SECRETS, is available now! Romantic suspense lovers do not want to miss this one.
About COLD SECRETSWhen an international ring of sex traffickers kidnaps an eight-year-old girl in Boston, FBI Agent Lucas Randall heads undercover. But his rescue operation goes disastrously wrong and Lucas barely escapes with his life. Now the ruthless traffickers are hunting him down, along with everyone else who threatens their operation. Computer expert Ashley Chen joined the FBI to fight against evil in the world—evil she experienced firsthand. She has mad skills, and deadly secrets, and once she starts working with Lucas, she also has big trouble, because after years of pushing people away, she’s falling for the guy. The feeling is more than mutual, but as Ashley intensifies her online pursuit of the trafficking ring, her traumatic past collides with her present and suddenly Lucas can’t tell which side she’s on. And as the case escalates into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, it turns out Ashley isn’t the only one with something to hide. If neither can trust the other with their secrets, how can they trust each other with their hearts?
Get your hands on a copy of COLD SECRETS now:
Read an excerpt from COLD SECRETS:She walked toward him and he forced himself not to move. She was only a few inches shorter than he was which was a change from the women he usually dated. Her hands rested on his chest as she eased up to kiss him. Her mouth was soft and sweet, and tasted like bourbon. He wanted to unwrap that shirt from her body and drag her off to bed. But it didn’t matter how long it had been, this was a really bad idea. As she was about to pull away, he cupped her face and took the kiss deeper, feeling the surprise, followed by the searing heat of her response. Her breathing hitched as her tongue met his. He fitted her more closely against him, his calloused fingers rough against the slippery satin of her blouse. Her arms wound around his neck and her hands sank into the hair at his nape. She was hot—body, face, mouth. His body begged him not to pull away, not to stop, but he did it anyway, and stared down into her pretty eyes. “What was that for?” he asked gruffly. “Curiosity.” Her lips were reddened from their kiss. Her honey skin held a flush of scarlet. “I wanted to see if you tasted as good as you looked.” His throat grew tight. “What’s the verdict?” She pulled away and walked over to where she’d dumped her laptop and coat. Picked them up. He made himself stand very still as she walked away. Made himself accept that the kiss had been enough. She opened the door and looked over her shoulder. “Better.” Then she closed the door, severing the connection. And he knew a kiss was never going to be enough.
About Toni AndersonNew York Times and USA Today international bestselling author, Toni Anderson, writes dark, gritty Romantic Suspense novels that have hit #1 in Barnes & Noble's Nook store, the Top 10 in Amazon and Kobo stores, and the Top 50 in iBooks. Her novels have won many awards. A former Marine Biologist from Britain, she inexplicably ended up in the geographical center of North America, about as far from the ocean as it is possible to get. She now lives in the Canadian prairies with her Irish husband and two children and spends most of her time complaining about the weather. Toni has no explanation for her oft-times dark imagination, and only hopes the romance makes up for it. She's addicted to reading, dogs, tea, and chocolate. If you want to know when Toni's next book will be out, visit her website (http://www.toniandersonauthor.com) and sign up for her newsletter. If you want to read other fascinating stories about life in a city that, during winter, is sometimes colder than Mars, friend her on Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/toniannanderson).
We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch for 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Nine, brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. Introducing Discovery authors Melanie Harlow and Lili Valente, the Bundle contains 6 novellas, including novellas from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Carrie Ann Ryan, Heather Graham, Jennifer Probst, and Christopher Rice! Grab your copy of this incredible bundle today!
About 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Nine:
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Carrie Ann Ryan, Heather Graham, Jennifer Probst, Christopher Rice, and introducing Melanie Harlow and Lili Valente.
Six Dark Tales. Six Sensual Stories. Six Page Turners.
Hidden Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan Hailey Monroe knows the world isn’t always fair, but she’s picked herself up from the ashes before. Sloane Gordon lived through the worst kinds of hell yet the temptation next door sends him to another level. He’s kept his distance but when she comes to him with a proposition, he’ll do everything in his power to protect her.
Blood on the Bayou by Heather Graham When a family friend receives a message from the Blood Bayou killer—It's your turn to pay, blood on the bayou—he comes to Danni Cafferty for help. Cafferty and Quinn soon realize that a gruesome local history is being repeated. They find themselves in a fight to save not just a friend, but, perhaps, their very own lives.
Searching for Mine by Jennifer Probst Connor Dunkle knows what he wants in a woman, and it’s the three B’s. Beauty. Body. Boobs. Other women need not apply. Ella Blake is a single mom and a professor at the local Verily college. When sparks fly, neither of them are ready to face their true feelings, but will love teach them the ultimate lesson of all?
Dance of Desire by Christopher Rice From New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice, comes a steamy, emotional tale of forbidden romance between a woman struggling to get her life on its feet and the gorgeous cowboy her father kept her from marrying years before.
Some Sort of Happy by Melanie Harlow Skylar Nixon. She’s even more beautiful than I remember. Ten years ago she was an impossible dream, and now she’s right here in front of me, offering everything I ever wanted. But happiness never lasts, not for someone like me. Sebastian Pryce. He’s the most complicated, frustrating, beautiful man I’ve ever met, and my body craves his with a hunger I’ve never known. My heart is his completely. Why won’t he let me in?
Magnificent Bastard by Lili Valente Face it, ladies: love sucks and then you cry…while your ex rides off into the sunset banging your best friend. But why let a break-up end in tears when it can end with sweet revenge? Enter Magnificent Bastard Consulting and me, chief executive bastard. With the help of my virtual assistant, I’ve built an empire giving broken-hearted women the vengeance they deserve, while keeping myself far from the front lines of the heart. Until my virtual assistant shows up on my real doorstep for the first time, begging for a Magnificent Bastard intervention of her own.
Every Dark Nights tale is breathtakingly sexy and magically romantic.
Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CAN | Amazon AU
About the 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Nine Authors-
About Carrie Ann Ryan: New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born. Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon. Heather Graham has always been an avid reader, from classics to sci-fi, mystery, horror, thriller, romance, and all kinds of non-fiction. She’s fairly certain that her mom’s deliciously crazy family–arriving in the US a bit before her birth from Ireland–gave her the love of storytelling. She started out in theater and commercials, but once her children began to arrive, she stayed home and gave writing a try. She’s incredibly grateful to be doing what she’s doing for a living. Heather belongs to MWA, RWA, Sisters in Crime, HWA, and ITW, and has the recipient of the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, a Silver Bullet for charitable works, and this year, she will receive the Thriller Master title from ITW. She has over 200 novels in print, and has been published in 22 languages. Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again. She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean. She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012, and spent 26 weeks on the New York Times. Her work has been translated in over a dozen countries, sold over a million copies, and was dubbed a “romance phenom” by Kirkus Reviews. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team on her website. Sign up for her newsletter for a chance to win a gift card each month and receive exclusive material and giveaways. Christopher Rice became the first author to make his erotic romance debut part of the 1,001 DARK NIGHTS series. THE FLAME: A Desire Exchange Novella kicked off a steamy new series set in New Orleans, featuring magical candles and a sexy new breed of supernatural beings, The Radiants, who are devoted to helping heroes and heroines realize their heart’s desire. THE FLAME earned accolades from some of the biggest names in erotic romance and was quickly followed up by THE SURRENDER GATE: A Desire Exchange Novel, available from Evil Eye Concepts as a Blue Box Special. Aside from authoring eight works of dark suspense, Christopher is also the co-host and executive producer of THE DINNER PARTY SHOW WITH CHRISTOPHER RICE & ERIC SHAW QUINN, all the episodes of which can be downloaded at TheDinnerPartyShow.com and from iTunes. Make sure you’re subscribed to The Dinner Party Show’s You Tube channel to receive their newest content in 2016. Photography credit: NANCY ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY Melanie Harlow likes her heels high, her martini dry, and her history with the naughty bits left in. She’s the author of AFTER WE FALL, MAN CANDY, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series (contemporary romance), the FRENCHED series (contemporary romance) and the SPEAK EASY duet (historical romance). She writes from her home outside of Detroit, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and one insane rabbit. Lili Valente writes both naughty things and funny things (that are also naughty). She has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale. These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.
A tragic accident in the middle of an immobilizing blizzard joins Gavin Fletcher and Chloe Cabot, uniting two tarnished souls on a life-changing journey that defies the odds of their haunting pasts in BLEMISHED, the new novel by Amazon bestselling author of erotic romance Juliet Braddock.
Beautiful and imaginative, Chloe struggles to survive the daily grind of life in Chicago. An artist who never dared to explore her dreams, she takes pride in her independence and fends for herself at all costs.
A young advertising executive whoâs rising fast within the industry, Gavin has built an ordered and precise life, but heâs much more lonesome than heâll ever admit.
Both exist in worlds veiled in secrecy.
On the surface, Gavinâs life exudes perfection. Heâs building his own thriving business, but beneath that slick exterior, heâs hiding the truth about his enigmatic lifestyle.
Chloe, on the other hand, has been dealt a rough hand in life. As details of her heart-wrenching past emerge, she fears she might lose Gavin for good.
Together, though, they discover solace in each otherâs arms. While Chloe blossoms as Gavinâs submissive under his tough but tender tutelage, she wonders if he might just be the one to break the faÃ§ade of fear that surrounded her heart.
Just as emotion transforms them from reluctant strangers into unlikely but enduring lovers, heartbreak strikes their relationship again, forcing an unforeseen reversal of roles.
Amazon bestselling author Juliet Braddockâs first efforts in creative writing came long before she learned to put crayon to paper. In fact, she began spinning stories in her head nearly as soon as she could form complete sentences. As long as she can remember, sheâd always created sagas about imaginary friends, family members and pop culture icons, and kept everyone around her entertained with her wittyâbut often very tallâtales.
For her sixth Christmas, Julietâs mother got her a childâs typewriter to preserve all of those creative thoughts filling her head, but she quickly switched to ball point pens and notebooks when the ribbon ran dry.
Most of Julietâs early attempts at writing romance focused on members of Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet or young leading men on Broadway. However, as she matured as a writer, she decided that it was just as much fun to create her own romantic heroes and heroines.
At an early age, she also developed a love for big cities, and the tallest of skyscrapers were never high enough for her. Julietâs wanderlust would eventually lure her to New York, a city she often visited during her formative years, and her love affair with Manhattan began. Sheâd promised herself that one day she would return for good.
Julietâs passion for writing and for big cities converged, and after graduating with a degree in Journalism, she decided to set out on a journey to find her heartâ¦just where sheâd left it.
A week after her college graduation, Juliet made the big move from a small town to New York City, where she has made her home ever since.
In between building a career in communications and writing on the side, sheâs indulged in international travel, theater and art. A wine and food buff, sheâs by no means a connoisseur, but she can give a few good restaurant recommendations if youâre in the city.
âThereâs something so inspiring about living in a city like New York thatâs so rich in culture and so very vibrant. Every neighborhood has its own story to tell,â Juliet says. âI often do my best plotting on the subway, just observing the lives unfolding around me. New York truly has a billion stories nestled between the skyscrapers.â
A proud Manhattanite, Juliet couldnât live anywhere elseâexcept for Paris, perhapsâand is a gushing cat-mom to a Russian Blue mix who was rescued as a kitten from the streets of Brooklyn.