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Barbara J. Hancock

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I write modern gothic romance for Harlequin's new e Shivers line. Four upcoming titles in 2014. My first Shivers, Lost in Me, is now available as a free Online Read on the Harlequin website. Shivers stories are spine tingling romance with a touch of horror and breath-catching suspense. I've also written the Raveneaux Vampire Books One & Two and a Gothic Cyberpunk Romance, Ghost in the Machine. When I'm not writing, I'm a referee to twins and adopted mom to many rescued pets. I live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia where ghost stories are often told on a dark side porch in the flicker of firefly light.


He tasted her lips all day.
It was fitting punishment for having tasted them in the first place. He deserved the reminder that he could still be weak. All day he felt the burn of her hot, wet tongue. Giving in to the desire to kiss her and touch her was bad. Wanting to do it again was worse. Aching to have her in much more intimate ways was just plain crazy.
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Published on July 09, 2014 14:44 Tags: dystopian, highly-sensual, kindle, urban-fantasy
Average rating: 3.93 · 408 ratings · 61 reviews · 25 distinct works · Similar authors
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Wilderness
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Ghost in the Machine
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Unforgiven
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Darkening Around Me
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Silent Surrender
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Enemy Mine
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“If I try to summon back his face, the sound of his voice, and the sensation in my stomach like a key turning in a lock when he touched me, I lose everything.”
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“I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn't already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant.”
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“She leaned down and looked at his lifeless face and Leisel kissed her best friend, Rudy Steiner, soft and true on his lips. He tasted dusty and sweet. He tasted like regret in the shadows of trees and in the glow of the anarchist's suit collection. She kissed him long and soft, and when she pulled herself away, she touched his mouth with her fingers...She did not say goodbye. She was incapable, and after a few more minutes at his side, she was able to tear herself from the ground. It amazes me what humans can do, even when streams are flowing down their faces and they stagger on...”
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Barbara Dorine wrote: "Thanks for the heads up on the eShivers line, Barbara. I couldn't resist the boxed set :)"

Thank you for trying us...I hope you enjoy!


Dorine Thanks for the heads up on the eShivers line, Barbara. I couldn't resist the boxed set :)


Barbara Hi Raquel,
Your #happyfeels .gif totally made me grin. Thanks for saying my books sound interesting! I loved what you said in your bio about intense and angsty. It's nice to meet you.


Raquel Hi Barbara, I meant to write on here before but it got busy. Thanks for the friendvite. Your books sound interesting. Need to check them out :)


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