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Lola’s Money Book By Rosanna Rae

Book Description:

Lola French is stunned when she wins millions on the Lottery, and she is sure all her dreams are about to come true. However, right from the start, before she even claims her winnings, things begin to change and she separates abruptly and acrimoniously from the man she has been living with.

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Lola’s colleagues are initially pleased for her, but eventually begin to resent her new status. One of them, Tom, whom she really likes, asks her out; but he does it on the day that news of her win spreads through the office and she sadly turns him down. She decides to leave her job as a Financial Adviser in Edinburgh and explore the limitless possibilities of her new lifestyle.

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When Lola and her mother excitedly set off on a Mediterranean cruise, it’s not long before they both meet men they are interested in. However, their holiday of a lifetime catapults them into a life-changing sequence of dramatic and terrifying events that neither of them will ever forget. When she has to return to reality, Lola unexpectedly finds herself involved with Tom again! But the storm clouds are looming overhead, and as the recent past catches up with her and forces her to confront violence and danger once more, Lola risks losing Tom forever.

I rated this book 5 *****’s 

Love is better than millions 

Gosh! I would be ecstatic if I won a million dollars. I  could use the winning money to pay off all my bills which includes credit cards, cars and mortgage. I would then open an education funds for kids, shared money to my relatives and close friends donate to charities, open a new account and when everything is settled down, will fly to the Philippines and take care of my Mom’s needs. Can you imagine if you win 8 millions pounds? Gosh! that is more money than US dollars. 

Lola is lucky to win that huge amount. I am so grateful that she shared her blessings with her Mom. I will do the same, you know. She also prioritize her Mom’s plan to experience going in the cruise as one of her biggest dreams. These ladies fulfilled that dreams and even meet men and made their hearts fall and out of love. My only regret is, Lola does not use her mind to fall in-love with Carlo, that guy is wicked. 

Lola’s Money is a little suspense but full of love and life. I cannot put this book down. I even buy myself reading glasses so I can finished reading at night. I want to know how Tom will sweep Lola’s feet up in the ground. The attraction between these two is undeniable. They might had past relationships but the feelings for each other remains inside their hearts. 

Love is better than millions for Lola and Tom. I am so glad that despite experiencing heart aches, Tom is willing to patch up with Lola. It is the best decision he made and save the lives of Lola, her Mom and her groom to be. 

I highly recommend this book if you love romance and suspense. 

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Author’s Bio:

Rosanna Rae is married with three grown-up sons and lives in Livingston, Scotland. She has a B.A. (Open) in Social Science subjects and also took a writing course with The Writers Bureau some years ago. She spent 16 years at home raising her family and then returned to full-time secretarial employment in Edinburgh.

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Rosanna has wanted to write fiction since she was ten years of age, after reading an abridged version of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. She is delighted to be now fulfilling that early ambition.

‘Lola’s Money’ is the author’s fifth novel; she is currently writing her sixth book.

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How Long I’ve Been Writing

by Rosanna Rae

When I was a child, my sisters and I used to make up stories at night when we were lying in bed. The stories were normally along the lines of some form of wish fulfilment. I always enjoyed reading books and being told stories, and I thought to myself, “One day I’m going to write a book.’ I used to keep a diary and this made me aware of the fact that I enjoyed putting my thoughts down on paper. It was therapeutic and satisfying.

I first started writing an actual story when I was in High School, in my early teens. I began to compose a storyline that was based on one of those wish fulfilment themes. It was about a young girl who goes to live in the countryside and gets to meet new friends and ride ponies etc. I think I wrote about three chapters, but it wasn’t long before my school friends noticed that I always seemed to be writing things and wanted to know what I was scribbling about. One day, one of them grabbed my notebook and started reading it. I was quite distressed when she refused to give it back to me. Then she showed it around to other people and they all kept asking me what was going to happen next in the story and how the book would end. I got exasperated with them for pestering me, especially as I had no idea how the story would progress or how it would end. So I told them I was never going to finish it – and I never did!

I didn’t do any writing again until I did an Open University course while I was bringing up my family. I think I enjoyed the actual process of producing my course assignments as much as I enjoyed the course work itself (sociology and psychology); and my tutors would often say that they liked my writing style, which was encouraging. The ambition to write a book resurfaced, but you need to experience the ups and downs of life and meet a variety of different people before you can come up with a good idea that would be substantial enough to sustain an entire novel. When I finally decided to take a writing course, I produced a practice synopsis using a story that had been forming in my head for a long time, and then I went straight into writing my first book.

I have been writing novels for ten years now. I have produced five books during that time and am currently working on my sixth.

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What do you do when you do not have internet connection while camping

As a bookworm myself, it is hard if I cannot finished reading a book that I started. I needed to finish the story especially the ones that I need to review. Camping and surrounded with beautiful mountains, my internet connection is lost.

Enjoying a quite moment while watching Fifty Shades Of Grey

Enjoying a quite moment while watching Fifty Shades Of Grey

I am an early riser and my family are still sleeping so as our fury girls. I cannot read finish reading a book. I am glad that I bring my laptop with me while camping. I also bring a couple of DVD movies so I can watch. I brought Fifty Shades Of Grey just the DVD but not the Blu-Ray which is my favorite. It helps me fix my Mr. Grey while everybody is snoozing.

How about you? What do you do when you do not have internet connection while camping and your family is snoozing?

 

Autumn Rising Book by Seth King

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Title: Autumn Rising

Author: Seth King

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::Synopsis::

Autumn Mahal and Hank Basara know they should stay away from each other. Both recovering from the loss of a mutual friend, and each bearing scars of their own, they know their love would look like a worn cliché, a trite romance novel for teens, some crappy made-for-TV movie languishing on your great aunt’s DVR. But as summer gives way to September and flirtation leads to something deeper, they learn there are some types of love you cannot run from, no matter how hard you try to flee.

Hilarious, heartbreaking and hopeful, Autumn Rising is a novella about the happiness we ruin for ourselves, the truths we can’t hide with a filter, and that elusive and victorious moment when we let love rush in and carry us to the sky. In a world of constant TMI, prepare to feel a story worth sharing – a story that will stay with you long after the summer fades to autumn.

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I rated this book 5 *****’s 

This book feels like a true story to me

I so LOVED this book so much. This book feels like a true story to me. Autumn is one funny but dramatic girl. She is so down to earth. My kind of friend that I want to hang out and get to know. 

The book is so emotional. I forget how many times I cried. My best “Me” time when we went camping and without internet connection. It is hard to put the book down. Healing takes process especially when losing your best friend in life. Autumn has ups and downs and am glad that Hank gives her time to be herself. True love will come back if you really meant for each other. 

Hank is so patience and has a heart of golf. He is my hero. I wish I read Summer story first than Autumn. This book is about the true meaning of friendship and true love. I have goose bumps when I read this book. My hats off to Mr. Seth King for this amazing story. I know that cancer is a very deadly disease. Some survived and some did not. What a wonderful story this is. 

I highly recommend it to those people who is a fighter and still fighting for cancer. Do not give up and soon the cure will be here soon. Every cancer patient will survive I hope in the future. 

 

Autumn Rising Teaser 1

A woman wearing a long skirt, with long blonde hair, is dancing and spinning, while silhouetted against the evening sky

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:: Author Bio ::

Seth King is a twenty-six-year-old American author. He enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and spending time with his family.

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:: Other Books by Seth King ::

::: Synopsis :::

The Summer Remains

Publication Date: February 14, 2015

*This is a full-length standalone romance*

Twenty-four-year-old Summer Johnson knows two things. The first is that due to a quickly worsening medical condition, she faces a risky surgery in three months’ time that may or may not end in her death. The second is that she would like to fall in love before then.

As spring sinks into her namesake season on the Florida coastline, Summer plays the odds and downloads a new dating app – and after one intriguing message from a beautiful surfer named Cooper Nichols, it becomes clear that the story of what may be her last few months under the sun is about to be completely revised. All she has to do now is write something worth reading.

Tender, honest, devastating and triumphant, The Summer Remains explores a very human battle being waged in a very digital age: the search for a love that will outlast this temporary borrowing of bones. In an era when many feel compelled to share and re-share anything about everything, prepare to feel a love so special, you will want to hug it close and make it yours forever.

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The Goode Fight

Publication Date: October 12, 2014

:: Synopsis ::

THE THRILLING, EXPLOSIVE, AND PROVOCATIVE DEBUT FROM NEW ADULT ROMANCE AUTHOR SETH KING

In a stage of life when everything seems daunting, the fight to find love can still be the scariest thing of all – but in college senior Taylor Haney’s case, it may have just become downright deadly.

I’m bad – but I don’t want to be bad anymore.

In fact, leaving my Nashville life behind and swearing off love forever was the only thing keeping me from falling back into my old ways and fucking up again, and I was doing pretty well at pretending to be good – until I met Taylor Haney, that is.

Now I can think of nothing but Taylor. Her shy smile…the way she fidgets with her hands when she gets nervous…the sounds she makes when I tie her to my bedposts and go to town on her…the way I get a glimpse of eternity when I look into her hazel eyes…

And that little lovey feeling is the worst thing of all, because it means I’m breaking all my old rules now – and that means nobody is safe. Especially Taylor.

Because the last girl I fell in love with is currently lying in Brentwood Cemetery.

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Mrs. Robinson

Publication Date: November 24, 2014

::: Synopsis :::

How far would you go to save someone you love? And how far would you go to get revenge on a loved one who betrayed you?

Ben Bradley is a twenty-year-old student and aspiring MMA fighter with a dead-end day job and a desperate need for cash to help his disabled sister out of a tight spot. Grace Robinson is a lonely forty-something D.C. housewife who spends her time reading about red rooms of pain while her husband busies himself with the office interns. And with the arrival of a controversial new app called Hookd that matches attractive young men with powerful women willing to pay for their companionship, Ben and Grace soon find incredibly appealing – and risky – solutions to their problems.

With Hookd, Ben can easily make the money to save his beloved sister, while Grace can get back at her cheating husband and spice up her quiet nights with the kind of hot, anonymous sex she only reads about in books. All they have to do now is get over their moral hang-ups and press download…

And then hope Grace’s vindictive husband, Congressman Richard Robinson, stays in the dark once Mrs. Robinson’s affair explodes into something more passionate and erotic than she could have ever imagined.

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Illusive Book By Nina Levine Release Day

BOOK SIX IN THE BESTSELLING STORM MC SERIES by Nina Levine is LIVE!!! Check out this steamy excerpt, pick up your copy and don’t forget to enter the giveaway! Happy Release Day!
Illusive (Storm MC Series) by Nina Levine
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He’s been burnt by love.
  
Griff Hawkins keeps his pain locked away and the ghosts of his past buried even deeper. Three years ago, he chose the Storm MC as his family and accepted the ways of their violent world. These days, he lives his life with one rule – don’t get attached to anyone but his club.
She longs to be loved.
Sophia Barnes aches to know real love, and lives her life with arms wide open, ready to embrace the possibilities that come her way.
When Griff’s past is exposed and his place in the club is jeopardised, he fights for his family the only way he knows how, regardless of the consequences.  That is, until he meets the woman who brings him to his knees, giving him something to lose.
Can they teach each other to leave the sins of the past behind or will Griff’s demons dictate their future?

I rate this book 5 *****’s 

Illusive is very hot, passionate and emotional

My very first time to read Ms. Nina Levine’s book and oh my! I am in for a very delicious treat. Griff and Sophia drives me crazy in a very good way. They are both funny and bangs their head constantly with each other. I am so in-love with these love birds. 

Illusive also is very passionate and hotness overload. I change my panty liner twice while reading this book. You are one naughty author Ms. Nina. I LOVED it. 

This book also is very emotional. You might prepare a Kleenex just in case you need one or two. It will rip your heart apart. The loss of their parents in a different way is dramatic. 

There is also full of love. I LOVED Josie so much and so as Magan. Both Griff and Sophia deserved the love they ever wanted. 

This book is suspense as well. It might cause your heart leap a bit. 

I highly recommended this book to everybody who loves hotness overload, passion, suspense and family. Thank you Ms. Nina Levine for giving me a chance to read the ARC of Illusive. I am very thrilled. I am a new fan. 

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EXCERPT

His strokes were slow and rhythmic, designed to work a woman to a crazed state. I should know because he was slowly taking me there. He didn’t want me to come yet, but that was getting harder and harder with each new round of pleasure. Each time a wave crashed over me, my muscles threatened to let my body collapse onto the bed. I wasn’t sure how much longer I could hold myself up.

And not to reach out and touch him? That was a whole other level of how-the-fuck-will-I-make-it-through-this?

He pushed another finger inside so I now had two delivering me heaven. I writhed under his touch, my muscles seriously beginning to tire. My eyes squeezed close and my fingers curled into a ball, wanting desperately to cling to something, but unable to latch onto anything the way they were tied. The orgasm that continually tried to shatter me, moved dangerously close until it reached the point where I thought I could no longer fight it.

“Griff, I can’t…I can’t do this anymore.” I panted as my muscles gave way and my body dropped to the bed.

His fingers left me, and in what felt like a split second, he had me flipped onto my stomach, and he’d moved so his knees were on the bed, either side of my legs. One of his hands landed on the bed beside me while he placed the other one on my back. He growled into my ear, “Do you know what happens when you don’t obey me, Sophia?”
My breathing had turned into pants and my muscles were screaming at me, all while my pussy pulsed with need. “No,” I managed to get out, even though I struggled to form a thought while my mind tried to deal with all my senses at once.

“When you don’t do as I say, I get to punish you, in any way I want.”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Levine, is an Aussie author who writes stories about alpha men and the strong, independent women they love.
When she isn’t creating with words, she loves to create with paint and paper. Often though, she can be found curled up with a good book and some chocolate. 
I love to chat with the readers of my book so please visit me or contact me here:

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Twenty-One (21) by Clarissa Wild‏‎ Cover Reveal

 

Title: Twenty-One (21)
Author: Clarissa Wild
Publication Date: October 7th, 2015

Genre: Dark Romance (18+)

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25143793-twenty-one

Synopsis

21 years

On her 21st birthday she’s taken. Collected by a rich family as an unpaid debt. Her body sold. Her mind his.

21 weeks

For 21 weeks she carried a burden no girl should ever have to carry. Now she loses her freedom to a man born to destroy her.

21 days

His name: Angel DeLuca. His mission: to break her in 21 days before she sees through his lies. But she won’t give up without a fight.

21 minutes

It takes only 21 minutes for their lives to be forever entwined.

21 seconds

21 seconds to spill. Time is running out.

Secrets ruin them … but not all truths are worth the price.

This is a STANDALONE Dark Romance novel. WARNING: contains explicit situations, dubious consent, graphic violence, drug abuse, and other disturbing content.

Exclusive preorder on: iBooks
Excerpt:
(Copyright 2015 Clarissa Wild. Unedited. Subject to change.)
Day 1
Sky
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never-ending darkness shrouds me, the surrounding void like space, swallowing me whole. Eyes open or eyes shut, it doesn’t make a difference to the vast emptiness around me. It seeps into my bones like poison, clouding my mind from the memories that I had.
Where am I?
My body feels cold, and my limbs solid, like they’re not mine. I notice myself breathing, however. The only thing I hear is the steady, rhythmic beating of my heart. The only sound in this dark hole. Thud, thud … thud.
For a moment I doubt my own existence.
Who am I, even?
A drop of water falling onto a surface pulls me back into reality. I’m here, but how?
My fingers tighten and relax in an attempt to regain control. My muscles feel stiff, but slowly the sensation is returning to the tips of my fingers, giving me a small bit of hope that I might find out what happened to me.
With slow movements, I let my hand slide only a few inches, but it’s enough to determine that I’m lying on a concrete floor. My head begins to hurt and every passing second the pain increases. I move my fingers to my head and touch the back of my scalp. The searing pain stops me and tells me I’m wounded.
When I touch my face I gasp. There is a bag over my head with a hole near my mouth and nose through which I can breathe. For a second, I contemplate removing it, but then I realize they might be watching me.
A buzz moves through my body, bringing life back to my limbs. And even though I’m regaining my sense of touch, my vision is still impaired. However, my eyes feel fine as I touch them, so it must be the lack of light.
I push my elbows underneath me and lean up. A sudden queasiness overtakes me, causing me to buckle and heave. I puke on the floor beside me, which surprises me, because I hardly ever puke.
I tally up the sensations that I’m feeling. Nausea, loss of motor skills, buzzing nerves, botched memory … it all leads to one conclusion: I was drugged.
Stabilizing myself on the floor, I focus on regaining control over my body before moving again. This place is unfamiliar to me, and I dig into my mind to find clues as to how I ended up here. The pain that’s slowly creeping to the surface of my skin distracts me, but I still manage to catch a glimpse of a memory in the back of my mind.
Men with black masks and fire weapons dragging me out of a room. A cloth with a sharp odor pushed against my mouth. Drowsiness engulfing me. A big SUV, also black, doors sliding to the side. A blow to the back of my head. All lights went out.
My skin pricks with anxiety, and I shiver to shake off the fear. It doesn’t help, because I know deep down that there is more to come.
There is one question in my mind that can’t help but repeat itself. Why me?
This is the single question every victim of abduction asks.
Except, I already know the answer.
It was only a matter of time before they came for me.
My papa once told me that goodness always comes at a price. Now more than ever, do I realize the truth in his words. However, I don’t regret making the decision for even a second.
Now, I’m here in a darkness so deep it consumes me whole.
And still the light of rebellion sparks inside my heart, fueling a fire I haven’t felt before. An uncontrollable need to defy whoever is keeping me here.
But I will wait. Lying in the cold, harsh, emptiness of this space, I will await my captor’s arrival and take whatever he’s going to give me. Punishment. Pain. I’ll endure it all.
Because that’s what a good person does when they’ve made their choice.
They bear the burden of their choice, because it’s the only thing they can do.
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I don’t know how many hours pass before a noise wakes me. I can’t remember when and how I fell asleep, but I must’ve been very tired from the ordeal. A metallic door is slid open, a crack of light splitting through the opening. The burlap bag over my head makes it difficult to see, but when I narrow my eyes and focus I can still determine where I am.
Only now do I see how small my cell really is.
The vast emptiness I thought would overwhelm me, turns out to be not much more than a bedroom-sized cell. A quick look at the walls reveals iron rings of all shapes and sizes, used to hook a chain around and snare whoever needs to be contained and subdued.
In other words; me.
Squinting, I watch as a man steps inside, and I focus solely on his presence. Even though the door is open, and freedom is luring me on the other side, I stay put and watch. No matter how much I’d try, I’d never be able to flee. Not like this, with my muscles weak and my body aching. There are probably a bunch of guards waiting outside, wondering whether I’m going to try anything.
So I won’t. I’ll sit right here on this cold, hard concrete, observing my captor as he walks into the room with a certain aloofness. His feet are bold, his body brawny, his face hiding behind a Guy Fawkes mask. If I weren’t so scared, I would’ve pondered why he chose that specific mask to conceal his identity, but now is not that time.
His footsteps sound more like sand scraping off a harsh surface as he circles
around me like a snake ready to attack its prey. The door is left open like a silent seducer, a tool to entice me to run. I look up at my captor, giving him a deadly stare, and even though I can’t see him, I know he can feel the determination in me.
I won’t let myself be tempted to flee like a wounded deer.
Not when I know that this is merely a distraction, like a lollypop being dangled in front of a child while the adult knows full well he’s never going to give it to the child, and the child knows he can never reach far enough to grasp it.
I refuse to be that child.
My captor walks some more, and then returns to the door to close it.
His experiment failed.
I control my emotions.
He doesn’t know who he’s up against.
In the darkness I hear him come closer, the only sound being his steady breath and soft steps. He’s still testing me. Seeing if I’ll give in to the fear. Alone with him, the predator, in a cage filled with blackness. But I’m not afraid of the dark.
My soul has already been tainted and defiled. Nothing he does can hurt me. I already went past the breaking point once … and I survived.
“Up.”
The sound of his voice suddenly breaking through the façade makes me take in a breath. It’s familiar and yet so unknown, the way he speaks to me with full authority, resoluteness resounding in every spoken letter, even if there are few.
I crawl up from the ground, slowly, steadily, maintaining my posture. My aching back and pounding head won’t stop me from attempting to keep my dignity as I stand up straight and stare ahead.
My captor’s steps are everywhere, resounding in the darkness like echoes that disappear into the night. He’s confusing me, and I try not to concentrate on the sound, but on my own heartbeat instead.
Suddenly, he’s right in front of me, and the air is sucked out of my lungs. I struggle not to let my breath come out in short gasps, but I won’t let his tactics work on me.
His breathing sounds like that of a bull, short and loud, as if he’s readying for charge.
But he doesn’t move. He just stands there, gazing at me.
“Do you know where you are?” he asks with a low, gruff voice that brings goose bumps to my body.
I compose myself before I answer. “No.”
“Good.”
I can hear a faint smile behind that word, but the second my eyebrows move, he puts his hands on my chest and shoves me. I fall down backwards on the hard floor, bruising my groin.
After a while, he says. “Do you know why you’re here?”
I don’t answer. I refuse to. Why would I? He is only here to intimidate and hurt me. There’s no benefit for me in answering his questions. As a matter of fact, I think he owes me some answers instead.
“Why am I here?” I ask.
He’s silent for a few seconds, and then a smug laugh is dulled by the mask.
“Bold. I like that.”
“Who are you?” I ask, putting emphasis on every word as if they’re the last that’ll come from my mouth.
He muffles another laugh. “Who am I? I am the man who will break you.”
I shake my head, still lying on the floor as if I’m taunting him. Maybe I am. I want him to speak, and for that to happen, I have to be the one asking the questions, not the other way around.
“Where am I?”
“Where you belong,” he growls, and then he takes a step forward, grabs my arm, and pulls me up from the floor.
“Why—”
Smack. His hand hits my cheek, silencing me.
“You do not talk unless spoken to.”
My head is still to the right, as I refuse to look at him. I will not bow to his violence. If he hits me, my body will remain rigid, unmoving. Not an inch of pain will exude from me.
“You may be wondering why you’re here, but you’re forgetting the most important question. What have you done to be here?”
My lip quivers, so I force it to stop. I can’t show weakness. Not now, not ever.
He grabs my chin. “You don’t seem to remember, so let me refresh your memory,” he says. “You stole something. It’s time to give it back. You have twenty-one days to come up with an answer.” He pulls me closer with a pinch. “Lie and I’ll know. Do you understand?”
I nod while blankly staring at his mask. If I’m to obey to survive, I’ll do just that, but no one can take away my pride.
He let’s go of my chin and pushes me away. “It’s time for you to pay back what you owe.”
Fear ripples through my veins. “Pay what back?” I say, taking a step forward.
He shoves me so hard my back hits the wall and the air is ripped from my chest. I sink to my knees against it.
“Don’t think I will go easy on you. Just because I know about you, doesn’t mean I won’t rip you apart if you don’t tell me the truth.”
“What truth?” I gasp. “What do you know about me?”
He turns around, but waits, standing still in the darkness with only the sound of ragged breaths filling the room.
“You tell me,” he says, his voice softer than before, almost as if he himself doesn’t know the reason.
Frowning, I look up at him, and for some reason the way he cracks his knuckles feels so familiar.
But then the feeling immediately disappears as he starts walking toward the door.
“Wait, you haven’t told me why I’m here yet. How am I supposed to know what to tell you?”
I can hear him knock on the door. Then there’s a pause. “Oh … you’ll now soon enough.”
The forewarning brings chills to my skin.
The door opens with a squeak and in comes the blinding light again. It’s so bright, my captor’s clothes almost look pale as snow. But then I realize that’s only because I haven’t seen light in such a long time … and I won’t be seeing it any time soon.
The last words he speaks remain with me for the rest of the day, echoing in my mind over and over again. “Welcome to your own personal hell.”
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Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, and Stalker. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire’s Bet series, and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.


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One Night in Barcelona Book By Mary T. Bradford

A weekend in Barcelona is what Natasha Gordon needs to help rid her life of her now ex-boyfriend. The mix of sunshine and wine, all shared with a sexy Spanish waiter goes a long way to easing her broken heart. What she hadn’t planned on was falling for Carlos, who is not just the waiter but owns the café. Doing her best to ignore her lustful hot thoughts towards him, Natasha fails and gives in to what she believes is no strings attached sex. But after twenty four hours together, is she in love and has she got a future with Carlos?

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I rated this book 5 *****’s 

Ámame más Carlos

I first knew about Barcelona when I watched The Bachelorette in Jillian’s season. I fall in-love with the city. I wish I can visit this beautiful city of Love.

I even loved Barcelona more when I was given a chance to read an ARC of One Night in Barcelona. Oh my!
Ámame más Carlos. He is one hunk and very romantic guy. The attraction between Natasha and Carlos from the start is so intense and undeniable.

This book is hard to put it down. I finished reading it for few hours. The passion is very hot. Natasha is healing her broken heart from Victor and spent a vacation in Barcelona. She’s from Ireland.

One night in Barcelona with Carlos is what she needed the most. The situation in her life is change forever with just one night. I hope there is another book of these two. You will fall in-love with Natasha and Carlos and learned more about the beautiful city of Barcelona. If you love romance and travel, this book is perfect for you to rad and unwind while enjoying your vacation.

You can clicked One Night In Barcelona in Amazon and also in GoodReads. You also learn more about Ms. Mary T. Bradford latest books update in her Facebook page.

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The Way We Rise Release Blitz By Cassia Leo

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The Way We Rise is now available! This is the sequel to The Way We Break, which is on sale right now for $2.99!

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The highly anticipated conclusion to the USA Today bestselling Story of Us series.

With Liam’s fate no longer in the balance, Rory and Houston are poised on the precipice of a life-altering decision. When Rory’s father arrives in California to comfort Rory and make amends, Houston finds the decision becomes much easier to make.

When Houston suggests they take a break Rory thinks he must be joking. But he’s not. And his timing couldn’t be worse.

With Houston and Rory vowing to keep their new friendship strictly outside of the bedroom, their friends and family seize the opportunity to draw out the torture and surprises. Ensuring that Houston and Rory’s story has an ending they’ll never forget.

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Heart Dancing Book By Kathryn Eriksen

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What if your heart stops dancing?

Brian, his wife Christine and their 14 year-old daughter, Savanna, are a typical American family. Their lives begin to unravel when a dark secret from their past threatens to destroy them. Divorce seems imminent unless they discover a miracle.

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Savanna refuses to stand by and watch her family self-destruct. A mysterious young woman and her dog show Savanna how to look past the physical and see the spiritual side of her situation. A leap of faith and willingness to change her perspective gives Savanna a new view of her life, her values and her purpose.

But can the adults give up their stories about the past that are tearing them apart?

Brimming with inspiration, transformation and empowering messages, “Heart Dancing” is life changing. It also introduces the 4 step process called Story Alchemy, which is used to transform the stories that threaten the Hartt’s peace and happiness.

As you cheer on the individual choices made by Brian, Christine and Savanna Hartt, you will also reflect on your own stories that keep you playing small.

Heart Dancing – It’s the Only Way to Live!

I rated this book 5 *****’s

Wow! Heart Of Dancing is really a very inspirational book

This book is so amazing. There is an inspirational quotes on each chapters. It gives you an idea what the chapter is all about.  I LOVED reading each chapters.

The book sounds so real to me. I know that it is fiction. Marital problems are so common. Divorced is one of them. It is harder for the kids to learn that their parents are no longer together. I know it is hurt and not easy for a child. There is no best decision in keeping the marriage together when both couple are not happy being together.

This book is amazing. You will get inspired to face each problems you have as a married couple, separated or single parents. I know that with God and our prayers, whatever problem you have has answers. You just need to open your hearts and your heart will dance from joy and enjoy life in a new beginning.  

I highly recommend this book. Miracles do happen when you open your hearts. 

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Kathryn Eriksen is known as the “Story Alchemist.” She has touched many people with her inspirational books, blog and articles about living your best life. A lawyer by training, she transformed her own life story from anger and frustration to love, joy and peace through the use of the same techniques that she shares in “Heart Dancing.”
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The Quote that Started it All

By Kathryn Eriksen
I love inspiring quotes from thoughtful, brilliant people. To compress life’s truths into one or two sentences is a work of art. I marvel at the perspective that cuts through the crust of life to the meat.  

But can one quote spark a book?

In my case, one famous sentence started me on the journey to write my first inspirational fictional story. The words of this quote, on their surface, are so mundane and ordinary that it is easy to miss the depth of their truth.

Until you understand what the author was sharing. That new awareness opens up places inside of you that you never knew existed. And once that awareness is awakened, you will never look at your life in the same way again.

By now, you are ready to read the quote. You are probably wondering what it says that could have such a profound impact on me. Will it have the same impact on you?

The only way to find out is to skip down, to the end of this article, and read the quote.

Are you back? Good. Let’s try a quick experiment and then I will explain why the quote had such an impact on me. Please take a moment and read the following 3 steps, then actually do them:

  • Stop looking at your screen and take a deep breath or two;
  • Repeat the quote in your mind as you slowly scan objects or people around you;
  • Land on one object and see how many different meanings you can give to it.

Now, remember the object you chose and the different meanings you gave to it. How do those meanings (or stories) change when you consider that someone with a different background or country may look at that same object from a totally diverse viewpoint?

For example, my dog is curled under my feet right now, as I am typing this article. To me, he is my faithful friend, the one who loves me no matter what. But when I change the perspective, my dog could be seen as a threat to someone who was bitten by a dog in childhood. They have a different story about dogs, and they see through the lens of their story. The object (dog) never changed, but the meaning given to the object was affected by the perceiver’s story.

Heart Dancing: A Story Alchemy Adventure is my way to teach this concept (and so much more). It is a story…about stories.  It gently leads the reader through the impact of stories and shows how to change them through the simple Story Alchemy process. As you transform your limiting stories from lead to gold, you begin to hear the music of your heart and return to dancing through life.  

This is the twelve word quote that started my heart dancing:

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau

Keep looking for your stories about the people, places and things in your life. Decide whether you are telling yourself a story from the past and whether it is still true. If it isn’t, Story Alchemy can help. Please visit my website at www.KathrynEriksen.com and sign up for my emails. I will share my Story Alchemy ebook. Who knows – it might just change your life!

Kathryn Eriksen is known as the “Story Alchemist,” because she discovered a process that transforms limiting stories from lead to gold. A successful attorney for 23 years, she moved away from the practice of law to discover how to become the next, greatest version of herself. She is passionate about teaching others how to dance with life. Through her books, newsletters, radio show and blog posts, Kathryn shares the beauty, joy and love that are by-products of Heart Dancing. Learn more by visiting www.KathrynEriksen.com or www.HeartDancingNow.com.

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Fever (A Ballroom Romance #1) Book By Tonya Plank

Rory’s once promising ballet career was destroyed by family tragedy and illness. She turned her life around and became a lawyer. Now at the start of her legal career, she lacks passion in her work and self-confidence in her abilities. But when she meets gorgeous, mysterious Russian ballroom dancer, Sasha, at a firm holiday party, her passions for life and dance are immediately rekindled.

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Since leaving his Siberian family as a child, Sasha’s life ambition has been to be world ballroom champion, a path he was destined for until his former partner pulled the plug on their partnership. She went on to win the world title, leaving him, without a partner equal in ability, forever in second place. The instant he lays eyes on Rory, he recognizes the depth of her passion and talent, and falls hard for her in more ways than one.

But she also reminds him of great pain from his past. He must not only overcome his own demons but convince her to leave her demanding law career, and all that she has worked for in her adult life, to train with him full-time in order for their partnership – both on and off the dance floor – to work.

This is part one in a continuing three-book series.

I rated this book 4 ****’s 

Ambition can be reach when you are determined

I LOVED how passionate Rory is to learn more about ballroom dancing. She is one very ambitious girl. It is only her way to release the stress from work and from her boyfriend too who does not support her passion. I really admire her determination.

I want more of her and Sasha. I LOVED this two. I know they have connection with each other. I LOVED their flirtations while practice. It is not enough for me.

This story will help us learn more about ballroom dancing and how hard the steps are. You will also learn the dirty side of the judges. I hate Luna and Cheryl. I know Rory is way better than these two bad girls. I cannot wait for Rory to show to these dirty girls that she has the talent and ability to shine as a dancer.

I cannot wait to read the second book. Please Ms. Tanya, I want to read passion between Rory and Sasha in the second book.

About the author.

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Tonya Plank grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, but spent most of her adult life in New York, working as a criminal appeals attorney. After she’d had enough of that, she moved back out West to focus on writing. She currently lives in Southern California and writes contemporary romance and women’s fiction.

While working as a lawyer, Tonya developed a passion for ballroom dancing, which rekindled her childhood love of ballet. For several years, she wrote a dance blog, Swan Lake Samba Girl, journaling her experiences learning to ballroom dance, and reviewing various ballet and modern dance performances in NYC.

Tonya’s first novel, Swallow, an edgy chick-lit comedy about a lawyer with the psychosomatic disorder, Globus Hystericus, won gold medals in the Independent Publisher and Living Now Book Awards and was a finalist in the ForeWord Book of the Year and National Indie Excellence Awards.

When not writing, Tonya loves taking road trips with her rescue dog, Sofia, shopping for clothes used in movies at It’s A Wrap in Burbank, devouring Mexican food and Cadillac margaritas, sweating to dance-based workouts, curling up with her cats and a good novel, and, of course, watching dance performances of all kinds. Her favorite places on earth are Lincoln Center in New York, the Pacific Coast Highway from Laguna Beach to San Francisco, and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.

By the way, you can click the book in Amazon.  You can also follow the author in her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and GoodReads.

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Kidnapped in Paradise Bok by Deborah Brown


In the Florida Keys, trouble is brewing along with the coffee. Friends Madison Westin and Fabiana Merceau search for the mastermind behind gruesome warnings showing up on their doorstep. Fab’s infamous new partner and Madison’s reappearing ex-husband complicate matters in this sexy and humorous action-adventure, the seventh installment of the Paradise series.

Can they slip the bonds of protective custody and solve the mystery before they are Kidnapped in Paradise?

Kidnapped in Paradise, is the seventh novel in Deborah Brown’s Paradise series, which can be also read as a stand alone book.

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“I loved it. Couldn’t stop reading; real page turner! Would highly recommend. Can’t wait for the next book in the series!” 
 
“Deborah Brown has done it again. The whole crew of South Florida lunatics are flying in every direction in this, the seventh book of the Paradise series.” 
 
“I love the characters with their attitudes and personalities not always agreeing it is a great read!I hope there is more to come can’t wait to see what these two cook up next! Definitely two thumbs up Deborah Brown!”  above reviews from Amazon

 

About the Author


I’ve been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; writing poetry, short stories, a romance novel secretly stashed under the bed and sappy love letters. Fiction should be fun. I wanted to create the perfect beach book, to make the reader laugh, cry and cheer… and then run out and tell their friends about it.

My love of reading began when I was seven, the day I opened the cover of my first Mrs. Piggle Wiggle book. Mrs. P gave lessons to other children in how to behave and to me I learned to love the written word. I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.

I rated this book 5 *****’s 

The best read for me for the Paradise Florida keys Mystery Series.

Dickie and Raul are the heroes for me in Kidnapped in Paradise. Thanks God for these two or else Madison and Fabiana are dead by now. The most suspense read for me as well. I so LOVED this series. I hope that this is not the last book. I am dying to read if Madison and Fabiana married both of their hot guys.

Madison and Fabiana are the bravest girls I ever read in a character. My hats off to these two trouble makers and best friends. Theis is never a dull moment while reading this book. I admit my heart is beating so fast while reading this book. I think Ms. Deborah Brown saved the best for this series. I highly recommend the whole series if you like to read romance with a twist.

This book is hard to put it down. I spent sleepless night. I could rate it more than 5 stars if I want too.

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