Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Ignite by Holly Mortimer

Title: Ignite
Series: Sister Series Novel
Author: Holly Mortimer
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 15, 2015

Fiery artist, Frankie Cain, hopes that her latest move to the East Coast would be her last. She’s been on the run for over twelve months, but can’t fight the feeling she’s never getting away from her powerful, abusive ex. 

Hot, Fire Chief, Hardy Hanson, can’t resist a woman in need of a rescue, but when he collides head on with Frankie, he discovers she’s not the only one of them needing to be saved.

They must decide if allowing themselves to love is worth the risk, or will they let their past destroy any chance they have at finding peace.


Chapter 1

My pulse is soaring and I’m fighting for a clear, deep breath. He’s here and he’s drunk and looking to take his anger out on me. I’ve got to hide. I’ve got to keep quiet. This laboured breathing isn’t helping. I silently berate myself for coming back to get my things. I knew it was risky, but I give myself a break. The timing would never be perfect.
I hug my knees to my chest as best I can in this condition, and wait. I wish I had the super power to see through things and to hear things coming miles away, because right now, I’m a bundle of nerves just waiting to unravel. Thankfully, the closet is spacious and I’ve tucked myself into a corner, but it seems useless. He knew I was in the house, it was just a matter of time before he has searched every available hiding spot and finds me. My only chance at making it out was to be patient, find an opening and make a run for it.
I mute my phone so the 911 operator who is currently trying to get me to talk to her won’t give my location away. I hope that she heard me when I whispered my address into the phone. I couldn’t risk giving away my location to him before I was ready. I still wanted to keep the connection open so that when and if I could manage it, I would unmute her and she could hear the violence I was enduring. If nothing else, I could perhaps finally get some third party evidence as to what was happening.
I quiet my breath and force myself to become still. And then I felt it. The change in the air when another presence was close. A shadow flitted across the closet door and I steeled myself for whatever would come next. I only prayed the police came before he finished the job he had been bragging about doing for the past six months.
“I know you’re in there, Rabbit.” His pet name for me was my undoing. I sucked in a quick breath and with it released a squeak of fear. “Come out, come out wherever you are. I just need to talk to you, Rabbit. That’s all.”
That’s all, my ass. His “talks” were the reason I had decided to leave him. His talks always led to the reasons why I wasn’t good enough for him. They led to the improvements I needed to make to myself in order to be worthy of his time.  He loved me on his arm in public, but beat me and belittled me in private about how easy it would be for him to let me go. I just wished he would go ahead and do that, because the in between part was slowly killing me. He loved to emphasize all of his lessons with his fists.
In the blink of an eye, he swung the door to the closet open and calmly walked in. He stopped in front of where I am crouched and just stands there. The silence is maddening. I just need to get some small advantage, some element of surprise so I can bolt and hope the cops are less than a minute away. I have no idea what he is doing or thinking. He just stands still, facing perpendicular to me.
He takes a step forward and I make a flash decision. I’m going to bolt and hope for the best. I unmute my phone, spring up, and lunge towards the entrance. I clip him on my way by and he falls off kilter, but doesn’t stay disoriented for long. I can hear him growling behind me, but don’t dare stop to check his status. It’s do or die time, literally. My deepest parts know if he gets a hold of me, it’s likely that he will end us.
I slam into the door frame of our bedroom and catapult myself into the living room. He is hot on my tail, breathing fire and screaming like a lunatic. You see, I know his secrets. Not just the secret that he hits me, but his big secrets and he needs me to not tell anyone. He has his public image to uphold and people are depending on him for their livelihoods, blah, blah, blah. What he doesn’t know is that his secrets are safe with me. I don’t want the limelight, I don’t crave the attention like he does. I just need to survive the night. That’s plan A, and my current, in the moment obsession.
He gains on me and decides to tackle me into the living room table. I go down hard and utter agony explodes all around me. This is it. He’s got us. But I’m not going to make it easy on him. Nope, no fucking way. This sick bastard is going to pay for what he’s done to me and countless other women and men. Men and women who are under the impression he can turn tricks with his dick.

Holly Mortimer is a wife and mother of two daughters, residing in Stratford, ON. She started writing in high school in an Ancient Egyptian History class, penning her first piece on Cleopatra and her many loves. Her teacher immediately asked her if she had any interest in writing soap operas when she graduated and the rest is history.
She has just completed her second novel, Ignite and is currently working the third book in this series.She loves reading, watching movies and playing with her kids, dog and family, when she’s not daydreaming about her current book obsession.


Cover Reveal: The Secrets We Kept by Lily Velez

The Secrets We Kept by Lily Velez  
Publication date: Fall 2015 
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult 

Synopsis ~

One year. That’s how long it’s been since childhood sweethearts Sully  Graham and Cadence Gilbertson broke up, since one adoption and one  out-of-state move turned their worlds upside down. 
Suddenly, Cadence is back in New York City, but something’s different  about her. The light in her eyes, the music in her laughter, the warmth  in her smile—all of those things have entirely vanished. In their place  stand the makings of a girl Sully can’t even begin to recognize, much  less understand. 
Still, despite the collective history of heartbreak between them,  he’s convinced he can win her trust again, and he’s committed to proving  the invincibility of their love no matter what it takes. 
But Cadence is quietly harboring secrets of her own. Dark secrets.  Ugly secrets. Secrets that could break a person. And though broken  herself and unbearably lonely, she’s determined to protect Sully from  her terrible, biting truths. Even if it means locking him out of her  life forever. 
The only problem is it seems her heart hasn’t quite received the  memo. One glimpse of him is all it takes for her to trip into familiar  (and, she’ll admit, addictive) feelings that threaten to all but consume  her. Now her biggest fear is that her secrets will begin to slowly  unravel one by one…long before Sully’s resolve ever does. 
The Secrets We Kept is a moving story about first love,  friendship, and forgiveness, and the enduring bonds that forever connect  us and give us our strength. 

About The Author ~

Lily Velez has been writing stories since she was six years old. Not much has changed since then. She still prefers the written word and her overactive imagination over the ‘real world’ (though to be fair, her stories no longer feature talking dinosaurs). A graduate of Rollins College and a Florida native, when she's not reading or writing, she spends most of her days wrangling up her pitbulls Noah and Luna, planning exciting travel adventures, and nursing her addiction to cheese. All this when she isn’t participating in the extreme sport known as napping. You can learn more about Lily and her books at  www.lilyvelezbooks.com.  

Lily's debut novel, The Secrets We Kept, comes out Fall 2015.

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Vagrant by Gemma James

Title: Vagrant
Author: Gemma James
Series: Condemned #4
Genre: New Adult Dark Romance
 Release Date: September 15, 2015


I’ve finally got what I want. 

Rafe Mason loves me.
He’s forgiven me.
Survived for me.
Killed for me.

But is it enough? 

His darkness owns me.
Consumes me.
Bends me.
Heals me.

Loving him shouldn’t be this hard. 
NOTE TO READERS: VAGRANT is a new adult dark romance with disturbing themes and explicit content, including sexual scenes and violence that may offend some. Intended for mature audiences. Part four of the CONDEMNED series. This book concludes Rafe and Alex’s story.

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Gemma James is the multi-genre author of several novels and novellas, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction. She’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”

She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children—three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.

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Cover Reveal & Trailer: The Road That Leads To Us by Micalea Smeltzer

Title: The Road That Leads To Us
Series: Us Series (standalone)
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Cover Design: Regina Wamba (Mae I Design)
 Release Date: October 27, 2015


Things are about to get rocky for Dean Wentworth and Willow Wade. 

Willow Wade is used to living in the spotlight, with her father a famous drummer in the band Willow Creek—her namesake—it’s been a lot to live up to and oftentimes she doesn’t feel she’s enough. But there has always been one person she could turn to. 

Dean Wentworth knows a thing or two about how crippling a name can be. His family is worth billions after all. But Dean’s always been content to do his own thing. Play his guitar. Work on cars. And geek out to his various “nerdoms”. 

But when Willow turns up unexpectedly, he realizes maybe there is more in life he wants. 


One trip will change their lives forever.

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Those bitches were gonna die.

That was a horrible thing to say about my so-called ‘friends’—and I used the word friends loosely, because true friends wouldn’t ditch you the day of your scheduled road trip because they’d rather be sunbathing in the Hamptons.

The fucking Hamptons.


I mean, how clich├ęd could you get.

This was why I hated rich people.

It also sucked that I was one of those rich people.

Well, I wasn’t, but my dad was.

So by extension so was I.

When you grew up with a rock star for a dad, cameras and eyes followed you everywhere. It was exhausting.

I couldn’t just be Willow.

I was Willow Wade.

The daughter of the famous drummer Maddox Wade.

People expected greatness from me.
I just wanted to graduate college without slitting my wrists.

Author Bio

Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.

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Lip Service by Adele Downs

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  AUTHOR – Adele Downs 
  GENRE – Contemporary Romance 
  PUBLICATION DATE – April 28, 2015 
  LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – Short Novel 40,550 
  PUBLISHER – Boroughs Publishing Group

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Some ghosts won’t take “yes” for an answer.

Jack Harris has loved Legs Anderson since they were kids. Now that he has her in his bed, he has no intention of letting her go. Aunt Ada has other ideas, even from the grave.


Orphaned at a young age, Legs Anderson owes her Aunt Ada everything. The stoic old lady raised her, and Ada’s warnings about men—and the Harris boys in particular—have stuck, even after her death. Of course, that could be because Ada stuck around, too.


Patience is not one of Jack Harris’s virtues, and he’s waited too long to start a life with the woman he’s loved since childhood instead of them just knocking boots. Now Ada is interfering from beyond the grave, haunting the old Victorian house she bequeathed to her niece and reinforcing Legs’s fears of commitment. But Jack won’t give up. No matter what trouble may follow, the house will be renovated, Ada will learn to let go, Legs will put her money where her mouth is…and then Jack’ll put his lips everywhere else.



The roar of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Rachel’s block and the rev of a throttle in her driveway announced Jack’s arrival. Legs tried to appear nonchalant when he walked through the poolside gate, but the sight of his sun-streaked hair and tanned, muscular good looks nearly knocked her off her seat. She eased her sunglasses down the bridge of her nose to get a better look. 
When he stepped into the pool area dressed in black jeans, black biker boots, and a white muscle shirt that framed his pumped-up shoulders and biceps, she caught her breath. Everyone in the group said “hey” and Rachel offered him a cold drink, but his focus had remained on her. He slid his sunglasses on top of his head and nodded in her direction.
Legs remembered his gaze meeting hers before his attention strayed to her gold and black bikini then savored every inch of her skin. An appreciative smirk curled his lips and desire flashed in his beautiful blue eyes. He took a long pull of the soft drink someone handed him and then set the can down on the patio table. He looked her way and said, “Want to go for a ride?” The invitation came out like a dare.

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Adele Downs writes contemporary romance novels, some with a touch of magic, inside the office of her rural Pennsylvania home. She is a former journalist, published in newspapers and magazines inside the USA, UK, and Caribbean.
Adele is an active member of Romance Writers of America and her local RWA chapter where she serves as a past-president. She has written several articles for RWR magazine (Romance Writers Report) and has presented workshops for writers.
When Adele isn’t working on her current project, she can be found riding in her convertible or reading a book on the nearest beach.



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