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August 28, 2014

Branded A Bad Boys Anthology
ByB.L.WildeJeanne McDonaldJo MatthewsMary ElizabethSarah Elizabeth

Cover Design: Cover It Designs Genre: Romance/Suspense
Summary: B.L. Wilde, Jeanne McDonald, Jo Matthews, Mary Elizabeth, and Sarah Elizabeth give us five good reasons why good girls love bad boys. The men of Branded are sexy, adventurous, and troubled deep into their souls. There may be no redeeming them, but at the risk of losing everything, these good girls must decide if loving their bad boy is indeed worth the cost.
Condemned by B.L.WildeTen years served for a crime he didn’t commit. Ten years to lose everything he ever knew. Finally released from prison, Clayton McGuire is on a mission and nothing will stand in his way. He is determined to get revenge against the gang that set him up and take back what was stolen from him all those years ago.Clay will stop at nothing to win back his honor and the heart of the only woman he has ever loved. Will she take him back when he finds her? Or will he be condemned to live a life without his soulmate?
 Cover Design: FS Meurinne

Renegade by Jeanne McDonald A chance meeting between a rookie cop and a common criminal who’s searching for a way out.  An unforeseen circumstance.  An instant attraction.  A magnetic connection.Tattooed, pierced, and foul-mouthed, she can’t help but be drawn to him.Two people entirely wrong for one another, yet so perfectly right.When their worlds collide, Lucy Diamond will learn the true meaning of love and sacrifice as she embarks on the road of no return with bad boy Jude Wallace.  Like a thief in the night, love will take them both by surprise.
Cover Design: Jada D'Lee Designs
Desolation By Jo MatthewsLiam Jenkins grew up with everything he ever wanted. At age 17, his world is ripped apart and he finds himself without a home, without a car, and without money. His support system is gone and he is left to fend for himself. Not having any other option, Liam turns to sex and small crimes to survive.When a beautiful woman chooses not to turn him into the cops but invites him to her hotel room instead, Liam’s world is flipped upside down again and everything he’s learned on the streets ceases to exist. What will happen when one night with her isn’t enough? When she haunts his thoughts and dreams? When his past finally catches up with him, will he be able to start over? And will his mystery woman be there to see him through?
Cover Design: Jo Matthews
Low By Mary ElizabethLowen Seely has been forced into making bad choices his whole life but none as consequential as the one that lands him behind bars. He thought times were tough before he was locked up; the boy from the hood learns living a law-abiding life is nearly impossible with a felony record. He finds hope in Poesy Ashby, the girl who kissed him through glass partitions every weekend for two years. Not everything is simple, but in her he finds strength. In her, he is brave. Even crooks love. When Lowen and Poesy stare poverty in the face, he has another choice to make. And this time, she’s driving.
Cover Design: Valentine S.

Don't Let Me Go By Sarah Elizabeth Based almost entirely on body language, intimate feelings can develop within less than a minute of meeting someone.Additionally, meeting in a dangerous situation increases the chances of falling in love.This is that fall.Where meeting her eyes means seeing it through.Following down from the start to don’t let me go.From roll up to run.Between old glory and new beginnings.This is what happens when a lamb is carried to the slaughter by courage, instead of a cowardly lion.
Cover Design: Bishop Clark

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Guest Posts:

I asked: 

Explain the motivation behind your characters and whattypes of challenges you faced along the way.  
 Here are their replies:
Bee Wilde:
With Condemned, I wanted quite a feisty couple that was crazy about each other. I love writing bad boys, so I didn’t need much motivation. With them spending ten years away from each other, I needed to make sure they had this lasting connection even while apart. Clay was wronged and has spent ten years in prison. His character is quite complex, but the only thing that keeps him from falling apart is Brooke. She is is his only love, but to protect her, he turned his back on her when he was sentenced. The main challenge I had with this story was making their love and the story believable. Brooke didn’t spend ten years alone. She had partners, and I hate having to do that, but when someone lets you go, you're not going to sit around for the rest of your life hoping they’ll come back one day. It was difficult to capture that instant attraction when they saw each other again, too. Trying to create a case of first love never going away can be tricky, but I got there in the end. Jeanne McDonald:
When I started Renegade, I wanted Jude and Lucy to be pretty much night and day. Good girls love bad boys, but a girl like Lucy usually wouldn’t have given Jude a second glance. The circumstances had to be just right for them to enter in each other's lives and to actually take notice of one another. My overall goal was to prove that love can come to us in many different ways if we’re open to accept it. The biggest challenge I had with this piece was the ending. My head told me to go one way, but my heart (and the characters) demanded that I go the other. While it’s not the ending most people would’ve expected, it fits, because unconditional love sacrifices it all for the sake of love.
Jo Matthews:
When the other ladies and I first started talking about Branded and what the overall theme would be, it got me thinking. I didn’t want to write about your typical bad boy, but I did want him to be memorable. As much as I enjoy reading stories about tattooed felons and drug dealers, I needed Liam to be different. The plot of the story came easily to me. The challenge was in making Liam loveable, even though he was basically a man whore. I wanted the readers to feel sorry for him in a way, but know that he would do what was necessary to take care of himself.
Sarah Elizabeth:
I'm not sure how to answer this. If you're asking what their motivations are, CL, the speaker and protagonist, is led by friendship and loyalty, and a strong sense of boundaries. He's very much in his body, listening to gut instincts. Lamb, the sort runaway that becomes a hostage, is a reflection of that in  way. She's led by a sense of loyalty too, and that kind of freedom and abandon that you feel most (and maybe only truly) when you're young. My motivation is truth, like to listen to them and tell their story the very best that I can.  As far as challenges, it's hard to talk about without spoiling the story itself, but i felt and did things in Don't Let Me Go that I never have before, and I've been writing since I was a little kid. When I first started working with lamb and CL earlier this year, I had to put them on the back burner to work on projects with deadlines instead, but they wouldn't leave me be. They held on stronger than anything before and when Jeanne invited me to this compilation and I had a place for them, they literally took over my life, and by the end, I was wrecked. I've never had a writing hangover before, but it was real. It was physical. It took me weeks to recover, and I still feel like, not all the way there. Like, changed. I'm still raw from it.
I have trouble feeling and expressing pride in what I do, not just in writing, but in pretty much all things. Ransom has affected me like nothing I've ever done before, though. I'm proud of it beyond compare and love CL in a way I've never loved before. there were so many firsts with him that set him apart from other loves in my heart, and writing this taught me so much. So while this like, sharing-it-with-the-world part is usually difficult, challenging to my nerves, with these two, it's not at all. I stand full of love and confidence by every single word, and am so happy to finally be sharing this story.

Meet the Authors
B.L. Wilde B.L. Wilde is a British author obsessed with many things, including heated love stories. Fully supported by her husband, she can often be found at her desk working on her next project.Her journey into the world of erotica began when she started writing online stories over three years ago, and she hasn't looked back since.  Links: Facebook      |      Goodreads         |      Twitter Blog          |      Website
Jeanne McDonaldJeanne McDonald began telling stories at the ripe young age of five, when her mother considered the truth to be a lie due to her extensive embellishment to the retelling of an event.  She wrote her first short story when she was twelve years old, and at the age of sixteen she tried her hand at poetry.  She reconnected with her love for writing in 2010 thanks to the encouragement of a dear friend. Her passions include a "mild" Starbucks addiction, music, reading, quotes, movies, and romance.  When she's not spending time with her family, she can be found reading, writing, chatting with her friends or diligently working toward her bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology.  A proud Texan, Jeanne currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her family.

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Jo Matthews Jo Matthews is an Arizona native, where she lives with son. A stay-at-home mom since 2007, she only recently discovered her love and passion for the written word. When she’s not writing, she’s usually knee deep in editing—an aspect she thoroughly enjoys. As an editor, she has propelled quite a few authors into the published world, and with her skills, has landed several stories on Amazon’s Top Sellers lists.

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Mary Elizabeth Mary Elizabeth is an up and coming author who finds words in chaos, writing stories about the skeletons hanging in your closets. Known as The Realist, she is one half of The Elizabeths—a duo brave enough to never hide the truth. Born and raised in Southern California, she’s a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and dog tamer to one enthusiastic Pit Bull and a prissy Chihuahua. She’s a hairstylist by day but contemporary fiction, new adult author by night. Mary can often be found finger twirling her hair and chewing on a stick of licorice while writing and rewriting a sentence over and over until it’s perfect. She discovered her talent for tale-telling accidentally, but literature is in her chokehold. And she’s not letting go until every story is told.

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Sarah Elizabeth love’s listener is a lone wolfborn a unicorn with a red panda soul and a heart she drew herself. friend, sister, elizabeth, and true love, she’s a messenger that makes art with words and love with art. she’s been yelly, yellowglue, squeak, cuppycakes, precious pinks, warren, little grey, a girl named ben, and sarahbear.  she’s a synesthete, a heart junkie, a truth seeker and secret keeper. poet half, sun half, and total scripturient, Sarah’s work is equal parts her passion, sanctuary, precipice, vice, adventure, restorative, deliverance, and joy. she currently resides in Kansas City, and she’s bringing Rococo back.

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Published on August 28, 2014 12:12

August 10, 2014

The Land of the Shadow is due to be released on August 21. It's the second book in the End of All Things series, but you don't have to have read the first book to enjoy it. The third, and final, installment will be released next spring.


After surviving the Infection and a perilous journey through the wasteland that was once the United States, Carly and Justin have found a safe home in the isolated town of Colby.

Even so, balancing the duties of survival and a growing family isn’t easy. As they emerge as leaders, they face difficult questions about justice in a lawless land, basic human rights, and freedom in a world where strength defines worth. More than ever, they have to rely on one another for strength and support during the darkest of times.

The Crisis is far from over. Their fences won’t keep the world out forever, and a new threat is emerging—a gang of predators who see the town as easy pickings. When danger looms over Colby, Carly must decide how far she’ll go to protect those she loves.

It’s a journey down the long and broken road through The Land of the Shadow.


Carly held up her hand to indicate Kaden should wait. He nodded. She motioned for him to crouch and pause a few seconds before he followed her. He held up an okay sign to show he understood. To her right, Pearl crept forward, her steps as silent as a cat’s.

Carly took deep breaths to slow and steady her breathing. She forced her muscles to relax and tried to find that cool, calm center. Justin had helped her to learn meditation over the winter, and she used its techniques now. She was ready.

She pushed the door open and scanned the large room, her eyes darting around to take in the gloomy interior of the warehouse. She listened carefully, hearing silence save the sound of her own slow, deep breaths.

Inching forward, Carly picked her way from object to object, staying behind cover, clearing the room bit by bit. She heard Kaden’s soft steps behind her, Pearl on their right flank, silent but visible from the corner of her eye, and then the rest of her team, one by one. At the tail end of the group was Veronica. Carly had objected to it at first, but Justin grumbled that the kid was going to get herself killed if they didn’t include her.

The doorway at the end of the room led to a catwalk that rimmed the sides of a three-story machine room. Cautious, Carly stepped onto the metal frame and scanned the room below before motioning her team forward. Far too late, her eye caught movement on the catwalk above her, and the gun went off before she could even call out a warning.

“Youch!” Carly yelped as the paintball exploded against her arm. Kaden and the others fell back, taking cover behind the crates as Justin’s team swarmed them from the stairs.

“Damn it,” Carly muttered.

“You didn’t look up,” Justin said as he vaulted over the railing and swung down to land beside her.

“Yeah, I sort of realize that.” Carly rubbed her arm. “Am I out?”

“Yeah.” He looked at the orange splatter on her black shirt. “That shot would have taken off half your arm, and you’d be too busy trying not to bleed out to join the fight. But we can play it with you as a hostage if you want.”

“No, I think we’re done.” She heard Kaden yowl as a paintball hit him and the clatter of the guns as they fell from her surrendering team’s hands.

Justin’s team always won, but every player was improving. And he alternated teams so everyone got to be on the winning side once in a while as they learned defense and attack strategies. Last week, they had tried to take the Wall. It had ended in a “paint-bath” as Justin called it. Carly still hadn’t gotten all the orange dye out of her hair.

Her team shuffled forward, all of them scowling. They all wore black shirts, like Carly’s, splotched with paint splatters. Justin’s team wore pristine white, trying to smother victorious grins.

Everyone wore goggles or eyeglasses with plain lenses, taken from the local optometrist’s sample wall, and a helmet. Carly wore the blue bicycle helmet Justin had given her when they first started out from Juneau, but the others were alternately wearing football helmets, hard hats, and a couple bicycle helmets of their own, scavenged from town. The only one Kaden could find that fit him had Hello Kitty on it, so Justin had traded it for his blue one, plunking the pink and white thing on his own head without a word. Kaden hadn’t said anything, but he’d looked very grateful. Later, when Carly mentioned it, he simply shrugged and said, “You know how kids are.”

Yes, she knew how kids were, but at this point, she’d almost welcome teasing. It would be a sign the kids were adjusting, returning to normal. After more than a year on the road, being settled for a few months in Colby hadn’t given them back their equilibrium. Most of them had an aged solemnity, miniature adults with too-wise eyes.

Pearl’s motorcycle helmet had the Harley-Davidson logo on it, and Carly shook her head with a wry twist of her lips when she saw it. Of course it did. But then again, Pearl could wear the Hello Kitty helmet and make it look badassed.

“Great job, everyone,” Justin said, clapping both teams on the back as he headed into the center of their group. “All right, let’s go over the mission . . .”

Before dispersing, they discussed what had gone right and wrong with the attack and what they had learned from it. Afterward, Kaden went off with a small group of young men who were going to try to use the slingshots Justin had introduced to them to catch frogs. Kaden loved fried frog legs, but they were often too fast for the unskilled hunter to catch with nets and Justin wouldn’t waste ammo on them.

Carly lingered with Justin until everyone had gone and helped pick up the rest of the stray equipment left behind. Justin headed for the door and she just couldn’t help herself.

“Ouch!” Justin jumped and whirled around, clapping a hand to his backside. He drew it away, covered in orange paint. “Did you just shoot me?”

Carly nodded, fighting to keep a grin off her face and failing.

Justin grinned, too, but he lowered his head and stared up at her with those dark eyes sparkling with wicked intentions. “I’ll give you a ten second head start.”

Her heart pounding already in anticipation, Carly spun around and took off. She had learned a lot in the last two years, and she was fast. It took a while for Justin to catch her, but oh, when he did . . .

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Praise for The Land of The Shadow:

"What a ride! Carly and Justin are people that I'd like on my side, and on the side of my community. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a story that will keep you glued to your reader or flipping pages in a paperback just as quickly as you can." -Kathie Spitz

"Anyone who read my review of The End of All Things knows I loved the first book in this series. Lissa Bryan is a very talented story teller and has a way of pulling the reader in and making them care about her characters in a way I’m sure she does as well.

I was really looking forward to this one. Justin and Carly where just one of those couples I could never really forget about so I was excited to see where their journey had taken them."
-Passion for Pages

If you haven't already, check out  The End Of Things  Book I

Available from: AmazonKoboBarnes and Noble, and TWCS PH

Author Bio:

Lissa Bryan is an astronaut, renowned Kabuki actress, Olympic pole vault gold medalist, Iron Chef champion, and scientist who recently discovered the cure for athlete's foot...though only in her head. Real life isn't so interesting, which is why she spends most of her time writing.

She is the author of three other novels, Ghostwriter, The End of All Things, and Under These Restless Skies.

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August 4, 2014

MasqueradeBy: S.N. WilliamsRelease Date: August 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Have you ever felt like you were wearing a mask, 
like a masquerade mask you were at ball? I have 
worn one before at a ball where I felt my most 
comfortable in my own skin.
My name is Julia Falls. I felt like for some time now that I have been wearing a mask. I had a horrible accident and don’t remember what happened before it or even why I was in an accident. I have never felt like myself until I meet a guy I fall head over heels in love with. Chris is truly my soul mate but I still feel like things are still being hidden from me. Things get worse when my nightmares return of the death of my parents and my accident. Also dealing with raising my little sister is another stress to add to my life.Will I ever shed the mask? Will Chris and I last through all the turmoil of lies reaching the surface? Time will only tell.

Shannon is from Dothan, Alabama. She is happily maried to her best friend and has three kids, one girl and two boys. Twilight started her love for books. Shannon then moved onto Fifty Shades of Grey and haven’t been able to stop. She is also on a blog with two great girls, Sandie and Dee. The blog is Book Boyfriend Reviews


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Crossing The Line (Daniels Brothers #3)A Daniels Brothers Romance
Available September 4, 2014
Detective Paul Daniels has spent four and a half years mourning the loss of his wife. He’s been doing his best to raise their daughter, Chloe, with the help of his in-laws. When they inform him right before Thanksgiving that they’re going to be moving over two hours away, Paul finds himself without anyone to watch Chloe—especially when he’s called out to a crime scene in the middle of the night. Little does he know that meeting his baby brother’s girlfriend and her sister, Megan, will change everything.
Megan Carson has taken a few wrong turns in her life, but she’s doing her best to get back on track. When she meets Chloe, the little girl swiftly worms her way into Megan’s heart. The opportunity to help Paul out and watch his daughter appears to be a blessing in disguise. She quickly volunteers to be Chloe’s live-in nanny.
Everything is working well until the three of them head back to Ohio for Chris and Elizabeth’s wedding. Paul has a little too much to drink during the reception, and he and Megan end up sharing a heated kiss. When he wakes up the next day, he has a pounding headache but remembers nothing.
Megan, however, isn’t willing to forget. Over the past few months since she’s been playing nanny, her feelings for Paul have changed. He is everything she never knew she wanted, and now that she knows there might be something there, she’s going after what she wants—Paul.
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About the Author
Sherri spent most of her childhood detesting English class. It was one of her least favorite subjects because she never seemed to fit into the standard mold. She wasn't good at spelling, or following grammar rules, and outlines made her head spin. For that reason, Sherri never imagined becoming an author.At the age of thirty, all of that changed. After getting frustrated with the direction a television show was taking two of its characters, Sherri decided to try her hand at writing an alternate ending, and give the characters their happily ever after. By the time the story finished, it was one of the top ten read stories on the site, and her readers were encouraging her to write more.Six years later, Sherri is the author of six full-length novels, and one short story. Writing has become a creative outlet for Sherri that allows her to explore a wide range of emotions, while having fun taking her characters through all the twists and turns she can create. 
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August 3, 2014

sneakpeeksundayComing soon from M. B. FeeneyA new romance story The One That Got Away df1621249c94b8dfbfa929dcd0f2df7f (1)There’s something about that one person we date in our teens, yet never become completely intimate with. What is it about the lack of sex in a relationship that renders us unable to stop carrying that person with us into our adult life? Heidi Johnson’s one that got away is Shane Hughes. The man she could never quite get out of her head as she got on with becoming an adult, a mother, and her own person. Shane has lived a life of regret. Regret that he let Heidi go out of fear and a misguided sense of not wanting to hurt either of them before leaving London, permanently, a move both of them made over the years. Reconnecting online, they both rekindle the memories they’d tried to suppress over the years, reignited feelings that were never explored ‘back in the day’. How will a school reunion back in their home town, surrounded by school friends who had seen them at both their best and worst help them answer any unanswered questions they’ve been left with? Or will they be left with wanting more?
Embrace Young caucasian coupleConnect with M. B. FeeneyBlogFacebookTwitterGoodreadsMake sure you check out her other books on Amazon
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July 29, 2014

Forbidden Awakenings, Book One in the Awakenings Series by Lisa Bilbrey
Erotic Romance
WIP (Work in Progress)


Finally, after almost two minutes, Derek lowered his arm around Elle and began laughing.“What’s so funny?” she asked.“It’s just . . .” He shook his head and looked at her with a goofy grin on his face. “I feel like such an idiot.”“Why?” Elle asked. “Because if I’d known it’d feel that good, I would have let him fuck me years ago,” he snickered, rolling onto his side so that the fronts of their bodies were pressed together. “As cliché as this is going to sound, I’ve never felt so complete before.”“Aw, dude,” Callum teased. “I love you, too.”“Yeah, yeah; love you, but I get to fuck your ass next time,” Derek said, winking at Callum.

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July 27, 2014

Cover RevealRenegadeas part of Branded: A Bad Boys Anthologyavailable August 28th, 2014Cover Design: Jada D'Lee Designs

A chance meeting between a rookie cop and a common criminal.  
An unforeseen circumstance.  An instant attraction.  A magnetic connection.
Tattooed, pierced, and foul-mouthed, she can’t help but be drawn to him.
Two people entirely wrong for one another, yet so perfectly right.
When their worlds collide, Lucy Diamond will learn the true meaning of love and sacrifice as she embarks on the road of no return with bad boy Jude Wallace.  
Like a thief in the night, love will take them both by surprise.

Jeanne McDonald began telling stories at the ripe young age of five, when her mother considered the truth to be a lie due to her extensive embellishment to the retelling of an event.  She wrote her first short story when she was twelve years old, and at the age of sixteen she tried her hand at poetry.  She reconnected with her love for writing in 2010 thanks to the encouragement of a dear friend. 

Her passions include a "mild" Starbucks addiction, music, reading, quotes, movies, and romance.  When she's not spending time with her family, she can be found reading, writing, chatting with her friends or diligently working toward her bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology.  A proud Texan, Jeanne currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her family.

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July 22, 2014

Angel's Heart: The Keeper by Lisa Bilbrey


The stone burned under her hand at the same moment she heard a familiar voice whisper in her ear, “Don’t fight it.” Gasping, Sophie brought her other hand up, covering her mouth. It had been her father’s voice, like he’d been sitting right next to her. “Let go, honey.”“Dad!” Sophie yelled, scrambling to her feet. Everyone turned, staring at her, but she didn’t care. “Sophie, sit down,” Tabitha ordered, throwing herself onto Sophie and trying to drag her down onto the seat. “You’re going to fall overboard.”“Didn’t you hear him?” Sophie wailed, struggling to free herself from the arms wrapped around her. Before she knew what was happening, Sophie found herself being pulled from Tabitha’s arms. Looking up, she saw Henry holding her. “He’s here.”

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July 17, 2014

Available now!
A new-adult, erotic romancefrom Secret Cravings Publishing
A Flawed Heart
by April Emerson

 Cover by Jada D'Lee Designs
Claire Brighton has just finished college and is abandoning her warm, southern home in favor of gritty New York City. She searches for the perfect roommate and finds Lydia Taylor. Lydia lives a life of privilege in her father's penthouse, but like Claire, she's ready to go out into the world on her own. Claire and Lydia rent a little apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, not far from Lydia's older brother, Jason. Claire is intrigued by Lydia's stories of Jason, who is the black sheep of the family—and a musician. The minute Claire hears him sing, she falls for him. Claire thrives in her new urban surroundings, treasuring her time with Jason and exploring her new found sexuality, but both Claire and Jason carry shadows with them. They're each fighting to move on from wounds of their past, but they learn that they will need each other to do it. 


He’s getting hard beneath me. His hands slide from my waist to my thighs, caressing my skin. He moves them up under my skirt, and his fingers push my thighs apart. He licks my neck—his breath is hot on my skin.

“Fuck, I want these clothes off. Stand up.”

I do as I’m told, and turn around to face him.

“Open your shirt.”

I unbutton my top as I look into Jason’s hungry eyes. I let the shirt fall away, and stand in front of him in just my bra. I feel exposed and anxious, and the emotion causes me to cast my gaze at the floor.

“Don’t do that. Don’t look away from me. You’re beautiful.” He grips my ass with his hands, squeezing and rubbing it as I stand above him. I breathe in the scent of his hair as he reaches down to my boots, and I hold onto his shoulders as he slips my feet out from each one. He puts them to the side and I open my skirt, letting it drop to the ground. He hooks his thumbs into the top of my panties, and his hands feel rough against my smooth skin. My breath quickens as he slips them down my legs while kissing and licking my waist. He turns me around and kisses the skin on my lower back and my heart thunders in my chest. I reach between my shoulder blades to unhook my bra, but Jason stands and replaces my hands with his. He opens the clasp and the fabric slides down my arms. He nibbles the skin on my shoulder and then kisses the place where he just sank his teeth in. He brings his mouth to mine as he opens the buttons of his own shirt. I reach my hands up to help him, and my fingers trace the black lines on his chest.

“I want to know what these all mean. I want to know each story.”

“And I want you to know. One day I’ll tell you. I promise.”
Purchase A Flawed Heart
The novel will be available through Amazon and other retailers on July 21st.
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April Emerson moved to New York City after graduating from college with a degree in literature. As a nature lover, living in the city was a culture shock, but she soon began to enjoy being surrounded by so much energy. Submerged in perpetual crowds, April developed a fondness for people watching, which inspired her to start writing. Drawn to both the light and dark of humanity, she strives to tell sexy and romantic stories with exquisitely complex characters. When she isn’t writing, she loves listening to music or reading a good book while enjoying a glass of wine.

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July 15, 2014

The Journey Collection by Lisa Bilbrey


“Excuse me, Mr. McCoy. Will you sign my football?” Travis looked behind him and saw a small boy with dark, mocha eyes and shaggy, blond hair that looked like he ran his fingers through it often.
“Sure. What’s your name, little man?” Taking the brown, leather ball and black marker that the boy offered, Travis cradled it to his chest and waited for the boy to tell him what name to scribble.
“Max!” Travis spun on his heel, shocked by the voice that came from behind him.
There, standing in the doorway to the gymnasium, was the one woman he’d thought he would never see again.

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