Forty-year-old, hard bitten, foul-mouthed, homicide detective, Hiro Santos, suspects the owner of the art studio committed the gory killing. Too bad. There are other things he’d like to do to the gorgeous young man than book him for murder. Worse, his sexy suspect is certifiable. The nutcase claims he’s some kind of high wizard from an alternate reality and needs Hiro’s help to save their worlds.
While the striking Sable Campion appears a youthful twenty-five, he’s endured over two-hundred lonely years as guardian of the portal between Everlight and Elysium. None of those centuries offered him any experience finding a vicious killer. That’s where Hiro Santos comes in; but convincing the virile detective to trust Sable will take all his persuasive skills…and perhaps a bit of magic.
The magic they find in each other’s arms will rock each of their realities.
About the Authors
Patricia A. Knight is the pen name for an eternal romantic who lives in Dallas, Texas surrounded by her horses, dogs and the best man on the face of the earth – oh yeah, and the most enormous bullfrogs you will ever see. Word to the wise: don’t swim in the pool after dark.
Kris Michaels is the alter ego of a happily married wife and mother who loves to write erotic romance with a twist of military flavor.
A chance meeting and immediate friendship with an established author propelled Kris into a world where her lifelong fantasy of publishing romance novels came true! Her vivid imagination and erotic fantasies evolved into the Kings of Guardian Series now under contract to be published with Troll River Publishing.
Kris believes in meeting life head on…as long as there is an ample supply of coffee, whiskey and wine! She believes love makes this crazy life worthwhile. When she isn’t writing Kris enjoys a busy life with her husband, the cop, and her two wonderful sons.
DIRTY WORK by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert is now live!
A brand new romantic standalone you won’t want to miss!
Politics have never been so dirty…
From authors Chelle Bliss and Brenda Rothert comes a smoldering standalone enemies to lovers romance that will, ahem…check all your boxes.
I hate him. Jude Titan is everything that’s wrong with the male sex: cocky, domineering and loaded with swagger. Oh, and did I mention he’s a Republican? Yeah, the guy’s so conservative he leans to the right when walking. And lucky me, I’m running against him for Senate. But I’ve got plenty of fight in me. A golden boy war hero opponent with a smile that leaves melted panties in its wake? Bring. It. On.
Damn, she’s sexy. Reagan Preston intrigues me from the moment I lay eyes on her. And speaking of laying…I want between those thighs. But I want to make her burn for me first. Every debate and stolen moment is foreplay for us. She claims she hates me, but her body tells a different story. I plan to win this election, but I also want to win the sharp, fiery Democrat who captures my attention like no woman ever has. Politics is filthy, just like all the things I want to do to Reagan Preston.
I rated this book 5 *****’s
The only politics I am addicted to
I hate politics except reading Dirty Works. It is exciting, fun and oh so intense. Jude can win my vote in a heartbeat. He has good looks at the same time he carry his heart on his sleeve. Reagan on the other hand grew up with politics. it runs on her blood. This girl not only has the looks as well but the intelligent that a woman carries.
Politics is dirty and so as this book in a very exciting way. It tackles the secrets of each candidates. I love how Jude and Reagan battles up on the stage. Their chemistry is instant and undeniable. Their secret getaway is always fun.
These two authors did an amazing job collaborating writing this book. I so loved reading it. Reading Dirty Work is the only politics that I am addicted to. It is very sexy. I loved the emails and laugh out loud moments. The twist is so intense too. It blown my mind away.
I received an ARC of this book in exchange of my honest review.
BRENDA ROTHERT – AUTHOR BIO:
Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.
Chelle Bliss, USA Today Bestselling author, currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She’s written over thirteen books and has three series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.
Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor’s in history. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else.
A BLIND GIRL’S TERRIFYING “GIFT” ALLOWS HER TO REGAIN HER EYESIGHT–BUT ONLY AS SHE FERRIES THE RECENTLY DECEASED INTO THE AFTERLIFE.
Loreena Picket thinks she knows herself. A blind young woman who lives with her uncle, a reverend at a small-town church, she’s a dutiful niece and talented pianist for the congregation.
But they’re both hiding a terrible secret. Loreena can kill people with the touch of her hand.
While her uncle sees her as an angel of mercy, helping usher the terminally ill members of his flock into the afterlife, Loreena has her doubts.
Torn between doing her uncle’s bidding and the allure of the fleeting moments when her eyesight returns on the journey to the other side, Loreena cooperates with her uncle until her troubled older brother returns to town. When she reveals her power by saving him from a local drug dealer, she is drawn into a sinister and dangerous world that will test the true nature of her talent and force her to consider how far she is willing to go to survive.
An exciting debut that crosses fantasy and literary fiction, Loreena’s Gift is a thought-provoking meditation on life and death and what ultimately lies beyond this world.
I rated this book 5 *****’s
The most unusual book I ever read
I am not a fan of paranormal but Loreena’s gift is even better than that genre. Loreena will amaze you not only from her music talent but her extra ordinary gift. I just wish that I have that gift myself especially that I am working in a nursing home. It would be amazing to help the residents stop their suffering and rest on peace.
This book is beyond amazing. It is so good. I could not put it down the moment I start reading it. The author did a fantastic job on this book. I cannot wait to read more of her writings.
The book is very suspense as well. Just like in the real world, bad people used Loreena’sgift to kill. She has no choice because she was trap. This book will blow your mind. This gives me an opinion to check more books like this.
I received the paperback copy of the book in exchange of my honest review.
Colleen M. Story writes imaginative fiction and is also a freelance writer, instructor, and motivational speaker specializing in creativity, productivity, and personal wellness. Her latest novel, “Loreena’s Gift,” was released with Dzanc Books April 12 2016.
Her fantasy novel, “Rise of the Sidenah,” is a North American Book Awards winner, and New Apple Book Awards Official Selection (Young Adult). She is the founder of Writing and Wellness (writingandwellness.com) a motivational site for writers and other creatives.
How did you do research for your book?
One of the fun things I did for Loreena’s Gift was to take a motorcycle riding class. I had ridden a motorcycle only once before, when I was young and my cousin took me for a ride. I wanted to be a little more familiar with them, since many of the characters in Loreena’s Gift belong to biker gangs.
I signed up for a class in my hometown. It took place over a period of three days—about a third of that was classroom work, and the rest of the time we spent practicing maneuvers in the parking lot. I was lucky enough to get a candy apple red Suzuki 250 and I had a blast learning how to ride it. By the time the class was done, I was maneuvering through cones, cornering, stopping short after accelerating fast, and a number of other things considered important when riding.
I passed the riding skills test, which meant all I had to do to get my endorsement was to take the written test at the DMV. I did that and passed and now I’m legal to ride whenever I want to. Unfortunately, I don’t have a bike, so my riding career sort of ended there, but the experience was a lot of fun, and helped me feel more comfortable writing the biking scenes in the book.
Which was the hardest character to write?
There is an undercover FBI agent in the biker gang, and I found him to be the character most difficult to write because he’s pretending to be someone he isn’t. I had to present him as one of the members of the criminal biker gang at first, and then gradually reveal his true identity. It was sort of like writing two characters in one.
He also has split allegiances, which makes him a bit more complicated, as well. He wants to help Loreena, but his main goal is to take down the leader of the gang (Frank), which makes him look cold at times when he’s really not.
In your book, you make a reference to a version of the afterlife in which a character is continually humiliated by an angry crowd. How did you come up with that idea?
In Loreena’s Gift, I’m exploring the idea that the afterlife, much like the current life, is shaped by our beliefs, our personalities, and our points of view. In this case, the character was raised by a strict father, who often humiliated him. The character never got past that feeling of not being good enough, so he ends up working for this criminal biker gang leader and doing some pretty awful things. Underneath it all he’s still this quivering boy who believes he’s not good enough.
That mindset lands him in an afterlife where his belief continues to come true. Even when Loreena shows him that escape is within his grasp, he cannot see it. This was building on the idea that belief must come from inside the self, first, before it is reflected in the outside world—whether in this life or the next, perhaps?
Where do you write?
I have a favorite easy chair that sits by a window overlooking my back yard, which flows into a very large wheat field. That wheat field flows into more fields full of wheat or potatoes or corn. It’s gorgeous in June when the stalks are tall and green and the wind makes them flow together like waves.
In the winter the field is a soft white blanket that rises and falls like someone just got up out of it and forgot to straighten it. The area is quiet and peaceful—perfect for writing—but I’ve been fortunate enough to see a lot of wildlife out that window, from deer to coyote to even moose and wolf.
What is your favorite travel spot?
I have a favorite spot along the Oregon Coast that I visit every year for a couple weeks. I love the ruggedness of the coast there, the black rocks and the fierce way the waves pound against them.
There are many lighthouses on that coast, too, each one with its own unique personality. I often do a lot of writing while I’m there, as the ocean air helps refresh the imagination, but I also love to go hiking through the forests nearby and I usually get in a bit of horseback riding on the beach.