Tawna Fenske Best Man for Hire

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Anna Keebler makes a living being unconventional. A wedding planner who specializes in more…unusual ceremonies, Anna’s client list includes everything from nudists to paintballers to Little Red Riding Hood enthusiasts. So when her photographer up and quits during a wedding blitz in Hawaii, Anna makes an unconventional decision. She hires a hot Marine to be her new photographer.

Little does she know, Grant Patton is the best man in one of her weddings. He’s so perfect he’s practically a Boy Scout—if Boy Scouts were big, ripped Marines with gorgeous gray eyes, and good at, oh, everything.Especially sex. In fact, his only flaw seems to be that he hates marriage as much as she does. But Anna suspects the sexy Boy Scout routine is a cover, and if he wants this thing between them to be about more than sex, Grant must reveal the dark past he’s fought so hard to hide…

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He stood up and hesitated a moment, then turned west and started walking. His pace was brisk, but he couldn’t outrun his thoughts.

Best man? In what world could you possibly be the best man for anything?

Grant kicked his toes through the sand and began to run. The sea air felt good on his arms, and the sand was soft and warm underfoot. He passed a couple playing Frisbee near the water and offered them a friendly smile.

“Afternoon,” he called. “Beautiful day.”

“Sure is!”

He kept running, his pace strong and even. Rows of condos gave way to thick palms, and soon he’d lost sight of any other human life. This was his favorite part of this area of Kauai, his favorite spot on any of the Hawaiian Islands, really. It was possible to lose yourself completely.

Almost.

He’d been running at least thirty minutes when he spotted a cluster of people. Odd, considering few people even knew this section of beach even existed. The tourists sure as hell didn’t know about it, and most locals stayed away on weekdays. He slowed his stride, frowning. Was he imagining things, or were all of them buck naked?

No, not all of them. His eyes landed on a woman in a bright yellow sundress. She had shoulder-length hair that glinted reddish-gold in the sun. As she turned toward him, her grass-green eyes lit up with something that looked like relief. Grant kept moving forward, almost without realizing his body was carrying him toward her.

For the first time in his life, Grant’s brain tuned out the naked breasts around him and zeroed in on the one fully clothed woman in sight.

“Thank God you’re finally here,” she said, grabbing his arm.

Grant blinked at her, too stunned to reply.

Not that he had a chance to get a word out anyway. She kept talking, her words coming out in a jumbled rush.

“We were starting to get worried. Well, everyone except the rest of the groomsmen, who were all taking bets on whether the best man would make it, but now that you’re here—”

“Best man,” Grant repeated, his brain trying to wrap itself around her words.

“I don’t mean to rush you, but you’ve got three minutes to take your clothes off and get oiled up,” she said. “You can use that tent over there if you want, though I don’t really see the point since you’ll be running around naked for the next few hours.”

He stared at her. He knew it wasn’t polite, but it was hard not to admire the lush curve of her breasts beneath the yellow sundress, and the taut muscles in her calves. Her toes were bare and tipped with bright orange polish, and the inside of her right ankle bore a small tattoo of a feather. Her arms were long and pale, but shapely. He looked back up at her face, which was framed by straight, shoulder-length hair the color of carrot cake.

She frowned at him and spit out a lock of it, and Grant wondered if it tasted like cinnamon and nutmeg. He was thinking of running his fingers through it when a gust of wind blew her hair across her face, showing two bright blue streaks mixed in with the auburn strands.

Interesting.

The woman tightened her grip on his arm, and Grant lost his breath for an instant.

“Come on, buddy,” she said. “We’ve been waiting on you. Off with the clothes already.”

Another woman joined them, wearing nothing but a short veil and pair of sunglasses. She touched the redhead’s arm and leaned close. “Actually, Anna, this isn’t—”

“Sure I am,” Grant said, and reached for the hem of his shirt.

*****
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About Tawna Fenske:

Tawna Fenske is a fourth-generation Oregonian who writes humorous fiction, risqué romance, and heartwarming love stories with a quirky twist. Her offbeat brand of romance has received multiple starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, one of which noted, “There’s something wonderfully relaxing about being immersed in a story filled with over-the-top characters in undeniably relatable situations. Heartache and humor go hand in hand.”

Tawna lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband, step-kids, and a menagerie of ill-behaved pets. She loves hiking, snowshoeing, standup paddleboarding, and inventing excuses to sip wine on her back porch. She can peel a banana with her toes and loses an average of twenty pairs of eyeglasses per year.

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The Night He Saved Me

Title: The Night He Saved Me
Author: Sarah Stevens
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: July 21, 2016
Cover Models: JJ Butts and Meagan Pacholski
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One night. One party. One girl forever changed.
I was supposed to stay on the path I had chosen. Go to college and make something of myself. But doing it all alone wasn’t easy, and it seemed everyone was against me.

Except James. He was there to catch me when my world crumbled—cradling my emotions and wrapping me in his secure embrace. James was there when the entire world disappeared.

James

One glance. One undeniable connection. One life forever changed.
Keeping myself hidden from a legacy I wanted no part of, I lived a content life. Until her. She swept in, making me forget all the bad that haunted me. Now, the past I tried to run from has caught up, and I have more to lose than ever. She’s the target, and I’m the shield.
She thinks I saved her, but she’s the one who rescued me.
Two worlds. Two hearts. And a lifetime of trials. 

Sarah Stevens is a New Adult Romance author.

Sarah started writing her first novel The Night He Saved Me two years ago in her free time while being a stay-at-home mom. Then one day, it started to flow, and she was writing “The End” in a matter of two months. 

When she isn’t writing, she is enjoying the southern life with her husband, three kids, a Saint Bernard—who is still adjusting to the southern summers—and Carrots, the bunny. She can’t go a day without her coffee in the morning—and a few more cups during the day and her late nights writing.

She enjoys reading Contemporary or New Adult Romance and going to the pool or beach as much as she can. She loves all things Disney and collects Disney mugs to drink her beloved coffee in.

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The Seduction of Kinley Foster by Lisa Wells

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The Seduction of Kinley Foster by Lisa Wells

Release date: 5/9/16

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About the book:

Librarian Kinley Foster wants to write erotic romance—the steamy, sexy, curl-your-toes kind of stuff. The problem? She desperately needs a little erotic inspiration. And at a romance convention in Vegas, she finds it…or rather him. The sizzlingly sexy guy who refused Kinley—and her virginity—when she was sixteen.

Now it’s time for a little payback.

Literary agent Ian Thompson is a professional. Mentoring an aspiring author is one thing. Giving her a thorough and thoroughly satisfying sexy education is quite another. Especially when she’s as stunning and deliciously curvaceous as Kinley. Yet Ian can’t help himself when Kinley makes him a wager he can’t resist. A wager that will tempt Ian to cross every professional—and every sensual—boundary in the book…

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Why Do I Write?

By

Lisa Wells

I don’t write for the money. Not that I don’t want money. I do. I mean – who doesn’t. But it’s not a get rich quick kind of job.

And I don’t write for the fame. As a middle school counselor and an author of sexy romances, I have to use a pseudonym. Ninety percent of the people I work with have no idea I’m a writer. It’s best that way.

I don’t write because I’m bored. I have a very active life and not nearly enough time to get it all accomplished. Never again will I commit to training to run a ½ marathon, while also committing to writing three books, all while working a full time job. STRESS!

So why do I write? Because I love to tell stories. I love making things up. I love seeing where my brain can take things. Brains are crazy fun when you let them percolate ideas for you.

My passion for creative writing began in fourth grade. My beautiful, wonderful, awesome teacher would give us the first line of a story and then we got to finish the tale. GOT being the operative word. In my opinion, writing a story is as much fun as opening a gift. And if you know me at all – I’m all about those gifts.

Once a week, we did this writing lesson. I loved doing this so much. LOVED. LOVED. LOVED. I can still remember how excited I would get for the weekly assignment to be given. To find out what the first sentence was going to be and then writing a story that would make my teacher smile, my parents smile, but mostly me smile.

I write stories because a teacher gave me an assignment to write one, and then nurtured my enthusiasm for doing so.

I write because I love telling stories. The fact people like to read them is a bonus. A bonus I’m thankful for. But still not a necessity in getting me to write. There are just some things we do because to not do them would hurt.

If I didn’t write, my heart would hurt. That’s why I write.

About the author:

Lisa Wells always knew there would come a time in her life when she’d pursue her dream career as a romance author. This is that time. Before this moment, she’s enjoyed a rollercoaster journey called – The Middle School Counselor – Dramas, Dreams, and Destinies. After many years of working with teenage girls, she knows when one comes in baffled because another girl hates her, the first question to ask is – “Did you steal her boyfriend?” Nine times out of ten the answer is some form of, “Yes but….” While Lisa enjoys working with adolescents, she writes for adults. Her books contain: Sex, Scowls & Sass. 

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The Seduction of Kinley Foster

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The Seduction of Kinley Foster by Lisa Wells

 

Librarian Kinley Foster wants to write erotic romance—the steamy, sexy, curl-your-toes kind of stuff. The problem? She desperately needs a little erotic inspiration. And at a romance convention in Vegas, she finds it…or rather him. The sizzlingly sexy guy who refused Kinley—and her virginity—when she was sixteen.Now it’s time for a little payback.

Literary agent Ian Thompson is a professional. Mentoring an aspiring author is one thing. Giving her a thorough and thoroughly satisfying sexy education is quite another. Especially when she’s as stunning and deliciously curvaceous as Kinley. Yet Ian can’t help himself when Kinley makes him a wager he can’t resist. A wager that will tempt Ian to cross every professional—and every sensual—boundary in the book…


 

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Through the Veil

Where the fairy tale ends, destiny begins.

 

Elizabeth Tanner is no Tinkerbell, and her life is no fairy tale. Broke and drowning in student loans, the one thing she wants more than anything is a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation. But after the ancient Irish text she’s studying turns out to be more than just a book, she becomes their prisoner instead. And when Trinity reveals Elizabeth is half-Fae, she finds herself at the center of a plot to save the magical races of Ireland from a brutal civil war.

 
As Commander of Trinity’s elite warriors, Finn O’Connell isn’t used to having his authority challenged. He doesn’t know whether to punish or protect the infuriating young woman in his custody. When he discovers the Dark Fae want to use Elizabeth’s abilities to control the source of all power in the universe, he’ll risk everything to help her.
 
At the mercy of Trinity and enslaved to the Dark Fae, Elizabeth finds herself alone on the wrong side of an Irish myth thousands of years in the making. Refusing to be a pawn in their game, Elizabeth has to fight her way back to the man she loves, but to do so, she must wage her own war against the magic that binds her.
 
 
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About the author: 

As a child, Colleen Halverson used to play in the woods imagining worlds and telling stories to herself. Growing up on military bases, she found solace in her local library and later decided to make a living sharing the wonders of literature to poor, unsuspecting college freshman. After backpacking through Ireland and singing in a traditional Irish music band, she earned a PhD in English with a specialization in Irish literature. When she’s not making up stories or teaching, she can be found hiking the rolling hills of the Driftless area of Wisconsin with her husband and two children.

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“Dark Alpha’s Embrace” by Donna Grant

Dark Alpha’s Embrace
(Reaper Series, #2)
by Donna Grant

Blurb: An exclusive new series from New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant!


There’s no escaping a Reaper. I’m an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I’m coming for you…

I’m a warrior. My unbreakable determination, my backbone of steel define me. As a Reaper who does Death’s bidding, weakness is a word I don’t understand. Until a stunning librarian stirs emotions deep within me I’ve never felt before. Her soft curves blunt the sharp edges of my soul, crushing my defenses – yet make me stronger. But underneath those wide eyes and fierce femininity, she has a weapon, one she won’t hesitate to use. And when the Dark begin their deadly descent, we’ll need each other’s love and protection…or risk fracturing apart.

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Kyran stretched his legs out and crossed them at the ankles. “You’re needed, River. It’s not by accident that you know what you do about the Fae and were put in our path. You’re destined to aid us in this.”

When she didn’t respond, he tried again. “Think of all the innocents, like your family and Jordyn’s, who were killed. You have a chance to help us put an end to such things for everyone. The half-Fae will no longer need to fear for their lives. And I promise you I’ll figure out who has hunted your family and end it.”

Her resigned look cut through him. “You can’t do that. You work for Death. I doubt you’ll be given leave to help me.”

“Let me deal with that. Whether you help me or not, I’m going to find out why the Dark are hunting your family. And then I’m going to make sure it never happens again.”

River swung her gaze to him. She tucked a long length of hair behind her ear. “Do I have your word you’ll stop whoever is after me?”

“Aye.” Kyran held out his hand.

River stared at it a moment before she leaned up and took it. They shook, her small hand in his. “Then I’ll help you.”

 

 



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Donna Grant is the New York Timesand USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.

Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.

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Emergency Engagement by Samanthe Beck


Glass artist Savannah Smith expected a marriage proposal for Thanksgiving—just not from her strong, silent, super-hot neighbor. But when misplaced mail and a wayward can of paint lands them in a compromising position right as her family arrives for dinner, they assume he’s “The One” she’s been talking about.

Then his family shows up.
Fate dealt a crippling blow to paramedic Beau Montgomery’s heart, and he isn’t about to put it at risk again. Except, with his mother crying tears of joy over his surprise engagement to the sexy little blonde next door, he can’t bring himself to ruin her “Christmas miracle.”
Somewhere between the paint can to the head and the chaotic family trip to the ER, Beau manages to talk Savannah into being his fake fiancée long enough to survive the holidays.
If, of course, they don’t fall in love first…


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Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California with her husband, their young son, a furry ninja named Kitty, and Bebe the trash talkin’ Chihuahua. When not writing fun, contemporary, melt-your-Kindle sexy romances for Entangled Publishing’s Brazen imprint, she searches for the perfect cabernet to pair with Ambien.


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Taking the Score by Kate Meader

Paying down her sister’s debts has left personal assistant Emma Strickland with little more than the thrift store suit on her back. And as if the suckfest couldn’t get worse, she’s forced to get a second job as a waitress to support herself and her cat. At a strip club. Her uptight, sexy-as-hell boss Brody Kane can never find out.


Texas property tycoon Brody Kane hired Emma for her spreadsheet skills, but her prim and proper demeanor sealed the deal. There’s no room in his life for a sexy distraction…and yet, he can’t stop lusting after the delicious Ms. Strickland.
But then he takes an important client to a Chicago strip club and gets the worst lap dance in adult entertainment history. From Emma.


Now that he knows his office good girl has a naughty streak, Brody makes it his mission to uncover her secrets, one illicit, over-the-desk encounter at a time. But Emma is hiding more than her side job, and her final secret could end up destroying them both.

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About Kate Meader: 


Originally from Ireland, Kate cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Mills & Boon thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, and she is so there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip.


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Fade Into You by Tracy Wolff


Wyatt Jennings has been called a lot of things by the media. Bad-boy rocker. Intense drummer. Addict.

Finally out of rehab and desperate for a fresh start, Wyatt rejoins his mega-platinum rock band Shaken Dirty as they prepare for their world tour. But Wyatt’s demons are never far behind, always nipping at his heels for one. More. Fix.

Enter Poppy Germaine, the band’s new social media consultant. A beautiful bombshell who somehow manages to get underneath Wyatt’s skin, Poppy’s an addiction Wyatt can get behind. And even though she’s with the label—and therefore off-limits—he craves her. Needs her.

Except Poppy isn’t actually a social media consultant. She’s the daughter of the label’s CEO, sent undercover to babysit Wyatt and keep him from falling off the wagon again. Proving herself to her father is Poppy’s only goal—until she finds herself in Wyatt’s bed. But if Wyatt discovers the truth, it could send him spiraling all over again…

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About Tracy Wolff: 


Tracy Wolff collects books, English degrees and lipsticks and has been known to forget where—and sometimes who—she is when immersed in a great novel. At six she wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—and at seven she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. Now an English professor at her local community college, she writes romances that run the gamut from contemporary to paranormal to erotic suspense.


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Tracy Wolff lives with four men, teaches writing to local college students and spends as much time as she can manage immersed in worlds of her own creation. Married to the alpha hero of her dreams for twelve years, she is the mother of three young sons who spend most of their time trying to make her as crazy as possible.


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Protector for Hire by Tawna Fenske Excerpt
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“You were gone a long time,” she said. “Did you have trouble finding something?”
He frowned, not wanting to admit he’d been pacing around the damn store avoiding
the inevitable moment he’d have to go back and face her and accept the
fact that he’d probably  never touch her again. “Not everything,” he said, poking the
meat loaf with his fork but not taking  a bite. “I got the milk.”
“No cond—coffee filters?”
“They were all out of cond—coffee filters.”
“All out?” She frowned. “I swear I saw a box when we were there the other day. They were right  up by the register.”
He shifted on the bench, not wanting to admit he’d stared at the same damn box of condoms  and thought about having her again. Maybe just one more time before she
 walked out of his life   forever. Instead, he’d forced himself to walk away.
“The box was damaged. Can’t risk having  holes in coffee filters.”
Across the table, Gordy wiped his chin with a napkin.
“You like the kind with the pointy tip, or the big wide ones?”
Schwartz blinked. “Uh— ”
Laverne beamed. “Oooh, I like the new ones they’re making now with the flavor­enhancing  micro­perforations.”
Schwartz dared a glance at Janelle and saw that her face had gone from pink to bright red. She  opened her mouth to say something, but Laverne cut her off.
“You know, I just love the ones with the extra-large base. The box says it makes
for a deeper,  bolder experience.”
Janelle choked on her drink, and Schwartz turned to see her sputtering into a glass that looked  suspiciously full of moonshine.
“How much of that have you had?” he asked.
“Not enough,” she said.
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Keeping her safe is crucial. Guarding his heart is impossible.
Haunted by his time in Iraq, former soldier Schwartz Patton goes off the grid,
 retreating deep  into Montana’s untamed wilderness. Now, ten years into his self­imposed solitude, his brother tracks him down and asks for a favor. A woman is in
danger and she needs help…and  Schwartz is the only one who can protect her.
Designer- loving city girls like Janelle Keebler don’t belong in the wilderness.
Unless, of course,  they’re witnesses to a murder by their psycho drug­ trafficking ex­husbands. Still, Janelle can’t  help the immediate physical response she has to her sexy­as­sin protector that leaves her  wanting more than she could have ever imagined.
Even if he does make terrible coffee… Every word, every touch, every kiss ignites a need Schwartz thought he’d lost forever. He can’t  stop the desperate attraction simmering between him and
Janelle, even if he wanted to. Even if  it means it could get them both killed.
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“I was wrong,” she said as she slowly stretched her legs out.
Mmmmm, she felt amazing.
Her  head dropped against the desk as she looked at him,
all big and stunning even handcuffed to a  chair.
Pink cuffs on the right, leather cuffs on the left. Who knew that could look so sexy?
 “I  thought I wanted to be in complete control, but…”
She shook her head. “It’s more fun to play  together.”
He lifted his arms. “So uncuff me and I’ll show you­­”
Ding dong.
She looked up. So did he.
“Electrician?” he asked.
She shook her head. “Not until tomorrow.”
“Oh. Then–”
Ding dong.
Suddenly she remembered. “Oh shit. It’s Wednesday.”
“It’s Thursday.”
“I know. But he’s just like me. Can’t keep track of time.”
 She snatched up the key, her mind  working overtime. If she was right,
 he’d start banging on the door in about three seconds.
Mike was already working on the leather cuff. “Who is it?”
She couldn’t get the damned key past the pink feathers and into the lock. He was moving too  much, so she abandoned him to pull on her shorts.
Bang bang bang.
Yup. There he was.
She fumbled zipping up her cutoffs. She glanced at Mike, her sense of the ridiculous making her  giggle. At least he’d gotten one cuff off and was now scanning
the floor for the other key. She  tried to tell him she had it, but it was too late.
She heard the front door open. Oh hell. Only one person had the other key to her
 house. She  grabbed her tee, pulling it down.
“Tori? Honey, are you here?”
She straightened the shirt then fluffed out her hair. “Coming, daddy!” she called.
Mike’s head shot up. “Daddy?” he mouthed.
She nodded, then dashed out the door, nearly tripping as she flew down the stairs.
 “Hi there!”  she called, hugging her father tight.
Then there were the usual pleasantries. The how are you, where’s mom, what’s
going on type  questions. It wasn’t until they’d wandered into the
 kitchen together that she thought to wonder  what the hell was taking Mike so long.
He couldn’t be hiding up there, could he?
So she went to the bottom of the stairs. “Mike?” she called. “Come on down. I want you to meet  my father.” Silence. “Mike?”
“There someone up there?” her father asked, coming to join her.
“Yeah,” she said. “My neighbor. You’ll like him.”
The two of them climbed the stairs and headed for the office. Surely he’d had plenty of time to  get himself together by now.
“Mike?” she repeated, then they rounded the corner to see fully into the office.
Which is when she realized that she still had the key to the pink fuzzy cuffs in her hand.
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An unexpected catch…
NBA star Mike Giamaria doesn’t mix basketball with love. Ever. Then Mike meets
Tori Williams,  his cute, quirky new neighbor who seems hell bent on refurbishing
her death trap of a house on  her own. When she falls from her roof and into his arms,
Mike knows he’s just caught a whole  heap of trouble.
Trouble sums up Tori’s life. Despite her academic success, no one believes she can take care  of herself­not her family, not her ex­boyfriend. She’s determined to live
her life on her own terms, and if that includes a hot summer
fling with the super­sexy athlete next door, so much the  better.
But when Tori’s around, Mike can’t keep his mind on basketball. He wants…more. And to his  horror, not just more time on the court. When training starts,
 it’s game over it has to be unless Tori can convince Mike that love doesn’t belong on the sidelines.
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He pulled her free of the fence and held her against him until she was steady.
“Pond is about  fifty feet straight ahead,”
he whispered in her ear, sending shocks of energy through her entire  body. “Are you sure you want to go through with this?”
She crept along behind him with her fingers though his belt loops, fighting back giggles. “Are  you kidding? I’ve waited ten years to do this. Are you going to chicken out on me?”
“Never!”
“Shhhhhh.” He chuckled and stopped, causing her to bump into him full­body from behind with  an oof. “What the heck?” she whispered. “It’s like the blind leading the blind here.”
“I’m going to show you precisely how well I can see if you mash your breasts against me again.”  He headed off once more with her in tow.
“Well, then, warn me before you stop.” A rustling came from somewhere on the right. “What was  that?” she whispered, moving her grip
 to the belt loops nearest the front of his pants to get  closer to him.
“Stopping,” he said, straightening from his tiptoe crouch.
Still holding him tight, she buried her face in the back of his shirt. “There’s something in the  bushes or weeds to our right, and I’m scared it’s going to jump out at us.”
He cleared his throat. “Honey, there’s something in my pants, and if you don’t turn loose of  where you’re holding me, it might jump out at us, too.”
“Oh.” She giggled and released him. “Sorry. I’m kind of excited.”
“Clearly, so am I.”
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Sometimes the biggest risk is playing it safe.
Gen Richards is tired of living down to her family’s expectation of the helpless blind girl.  Resurrecting her high­ school bucket list that begins with
“kiss a total stranger” seems just the  thing until she finds herself in a panty­melting lip lock with her big brother’s best friend. Chance Anderson thrives on adrenaline, but Genny’s the one risk he’s not willing
 to take. His  recklessness a decade ago landed her in the
 hospital and ejected him from her life. He’s bad for  her and everyone knows it—especially her big brother.
Chance reluctantly helps Gen complete her bucket list in order
 to keep her out of trouble.  Running through a freezing fountain, playing spin the bottle while fending off a
mad horde of  stinging insects, and skinny dipping with homicidal
attack swans don’t hold a candle to the real  danger: falling for the one person he can never have.
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This month Embrace has something for everyone! Whether you want the glamour of Hollywood, the intensity of saving the world, or a m/m scifi adventure you’re sure to find love in all the right places.




Forever Dusk by Jocelyn Adams
Since their last battle, life for the Mortal Machine—the secret-society that protects Earth and its inhabitants from dark outside forces—has become almost…normal. For everyone but Addison. The evil she’s imprisoned in her soul has begun eating away at her sanity, and despite her soul mate Asher’s efforts to hold her together, it’s causing painful and terrifying delusions.
 
Consequently, nobody believes Addison’s warnings that Marcus, their old enemy, has returned. When Marcus threatens Asher and the Machine, she agrees to find what he seeks—a treasure that, in his hands, could be deadly.
 
If she relies too much on Asher, she knows he’ll likely imprison her, if only to preserve what’s left of her deteriorating mind. But if she fails this final test, Earth will fall. So Addison is forced to distance herself from her love, to prevent the life she wants with Asher from being over before it truly begins.
 
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Scardust by Suzanne van Rooyen
 
Dead Rock, Texas, 2037
 
Raleigh Williams made a promise to his brother before he died, that he’d scatter his ashes on Mars. Desperate to leave a life of bad memories behind and start over in the Martian colony, Raleigh fully intends to keep that promise. But his plans are thwarted when a meteor near-misses him in the desert, and Raleigh finds in its crater not debris or even a spacecraft, but a man covered in swirling scars and with no memory of who he is. At least he looks like a man—a man Raleigh can’t seem to keep his eyes off of—but whenever they touch it ignites a memory swap between them.
 
Raleigh agrees to help Meteor Man piece together his life through their cosmic connection. But the memory share goes both ways, and Raleigh becomes inexplicably entangled with a guy who is everything he needs—everything good that Raleigh is not—but might not even be human. As their minds and worlds collide, reality unravels and Raleigh must face a painful truth, one that could shatter his dreams of finding love, reaching Mars, and fulfilling his brother’s last wish.

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Beyond the Stars by Stacy Wise
 
Most girls would kill for the opportunity to work for Jack McAlister, Hollywood’s hottest actor, but twenty-one-year-old Jessica Beckett is ready to kick him out of her red Ford Fiesta and never look back. She should be spending her junior year in France, eating pastries and sharpening her foreign language skills. Instead she’s reluctantly working as Jack’s personal assistant, thanks to her powerhouse talent agent aunt.
 
Jack is private, prickly, and downright condescending. Jessica pushes his buttons—she’s not the type of girl to swoon over celebrity heartthrobs, precisely why her aunt thought she’d be perfect for the job—and Jack pushes right back.
 
But as she begins to peel away his layers, Jessica is shocked to find she craves her boss’s easy smile and sexy blue eyes. The problem is, so does the entire female population. And what started out as the job from hell soon has Jess wondering if a guy like Jack could ever find love with a regular girl like her.

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Her Secret Lover by Robin Covington

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Her Secret Lover by Robin Covington

Release date: 1/18/16

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Kelsey Kyle will do whatever it takes to get into the management trainee program at the casino where she works. So when she’s given the opportunity to get a VIP customer’s endorsement for the program, she jumps at the challenge. All she needs to do is arrange a one-on-one fan experience with the woman’s favorite author, tall-dark-and-intense Micah Holmes. 

An entire week at a Vegas romance readers’ convention, surrounded by hundreds of people, is Micah Holmes’ idea of hell. But one look at Kelsey, his assigned hotel concierge, and the attraction is immediate. Maybe this week won’t be so bad after all…

Anything beyond a “strictly professional” relationship will get Kelsey fired, but she needs to get close to Micah to get the super fan experience her client wants. Hot sex in her apartment pool begins a game of “undercover lover” that quickly escalates to something more. But when Micah discovers her secret agenda, all bets are off.

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Romance the Music: The Playlist for HER SECRET LOVER

I don’t know about you but I’m a music hoarder. With over 6500 songs on my iPod, I listen to music constantly and part of my writing process is to create a playlist for each book as I write. I love finding the “right” song for each scene and character. Here are the songs that really spoke to me as I wrote this book and why:

  1. Secret Love by Hunter Hayes: I HAD to have one that talked about clandestine lovers since Micah is off-limits to Kelsey and getting caught with him could get her fired. This one is kinda upbeat and fun but also talks about all of the stuff that goes with a secret relationship: secret rendevouz spots, acting like strangers when you meet
  2. Kiss Me Slowly by Parachute: Oh, the imagery of two lovers leaning towards each other to kiss with the moon and the lights of the city behind them made me think of Micah and Kelsey in his roomthe one place she shouldn’t be.
  3. If Your Heart Can Handle It by the Nashville Cast: A song about people who’ve had their hearts broken by people in the past and being brave enough to give someone new a chance. The duet depicts just how hard that is perfectly.
  4. Sure Feels Right by Jake Owen: Well firstJake Owen’s voice is like sex for my earsbut this song really fit the way Micah and Kelsey struggle with what they know is between them. When the chorus says “this sure feels dangerous to me/it feels like a struck match hitting gasoline” I am exactly in the middle of their romance.
  5. Burnin’ Bed by David Nail: let’s just say that Micah and Kelsey burn it up in the bed (and the pool and against the window) and they just can’t get enough of each other. Isn’t that exactly what it should be like?

I hope you give these songs a listen as you read HER SECRET LOVER! Thanks for having me, xxxRobin

About the author:

A USA Today bestseller, Robin Covington loves to explore the theme of fooling around and falling in love in her books. Her stories burn up the sheets. . .one page at a time. When she’s not writing she’s collecting tasty man candy, indulging in a little comic book geek love, and stalking Chris Evans. Don’t send chocolate . . . send eye candy!

Robin’s books have won the Golden Leaf Award and finaled in the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice, the Book Seller’s Best and the National Reader’s Choice Awards.

She lives in Maryland with her handsome husband, her two brilliant children (they get it from her, of course!), and her beloved furbabies.

Drop her a line at robin@robincovingtonromance.com – she always writes back.

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