When the smoke clears, the men and women of McKay-Taggart will never be the same again.
No Love Lost, an all-new sexy and suspenseful, standalone in the Master and Mercenaries: The Forgotten series by New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake is releasing September 29th, and we have the stunning cover!
When Ezra Fain joined the ranks of the CIA, the last thing on his mind was romance. After meeting Kim Soloman, it was difficult to think of anything else. A tragic mistake drove them apart, leaving him shattered and unable to forgive the woman he loved. But when his greatest enemy threatens her life, Ezra leaps into action, prepared to do anything to try to save her.
Solo accepted long ago that she won’t get over Ezra. She’s worked for years to get back into his life, looking for any way to reignite the love they once shared. Unfortunately, nothing seems to penetrate the wall he has built between them. When she’s arrested for a crime she didn’t commit, she believes she’s on her own.
Racing across the globe, Ezra and Solo find themselves together again, caught in the crosshairs of the agency they sacrificed so much to serve. Days on the run soon turn to steamy nights, but Levi Green isn’t about to let them find their happily ever after. And when the smoke clears, the men and women of McKay-Taggart will never be the same again.
Cover Designer: Croco Designs Photographer: Studio Smexy Model: W. Tyler Johnson
About Lexi Blake
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem.
BLURB: Betrayal always comes from the ones you least expect…
When the man he’d always considered his second father betrays him, Brian Anderson’s controlled world spins out of control. Left without closure, a year has passed and he’s more determined than ever to make the man pay for hurting the ones he loves most, his family.
Immersed in his search for justice, falling in love was the last thing on his mind. Until fate steps in and a chance encounter changes everything.
Seeing Olivia again, so unexpectedly, at his best friend’s wedding stirs up memories he had long ago put away. She’d been his first love, his kindred spirit… and the woman who left him without saying so much as goodbye.
Which doesn’t make him want her less. He knows it, the moment she locks her deep green eyes on his.
Even knowing it might be too late to repair what’s been once broken, Brian refuses to lose her again and sets out to find a way back to her heart.
But it’s been more than ten years since their story was left unfinished. Will they get one last chance to make things right? Or will Brian learn that sometimes justice comes at too high a price?
Ana is an author of contemporary fiction and romance. Her novels are sweet and sexy, heartfelt and emotional. Drawing inspiration from life, she enjoys writing honest stories about the complexities of modern relationships and family dynamics – which means sometimes you may find yourself relating to the many struggles some of us face in our everyday lives, at other times, cracking a good laugh. Or swooning over one of the heroes.
Blurb: Spirit and Stone. Song and Sky. Fate and Future all align.
On my seventeenth birthday, I finally heard Fate’s voice. He whispered to me again and again, insisting I find the Omen of Stones. Having never heard of such lore, I thought I could ignore his pleas. The Summer Solstice proved otherwise. Being surrounded by fellow witches worked my magic up into a powerful swell that crashed and churned within me. As the energy crackled through my veins, I shunned my royal duties to follow the call of my heart.
Venturing beyond the safety of the Kingdom’s borders, I felt Fate nudging me toward a destiny I was eager to claim. Confidence in my craft blinded me from the ominous clouds of danger that roiled on the horizon.
Captured by purists dead-set on purging the Kingdom of magic and witches, my salvation came in the form of a mysterious girl who wielded stones like daggers. Something about her called to me, whispering we were stronger together, strong enough to stand against the dark forces threatening to crush my kingdom. Trusting Fate could jeopardize my heritage and my throne, but defying him could cost Omen’s life.
Author Bio: Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn’t tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he’s the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy books, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page.
Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, the Frenzy series, and fairy tale retellings such as Riches to Rags, Savage Beauty, Unlocked and Brutal Curse. Learn more about her work at http://www.authorcaseybond.com.
I looked around at our house, then to the boy standing in it, into his honey-gold eyes. “I don’t regret saving you, and I don’t regret bringing you here, or making salve for you, or letting you stay. I don’t regret walking with you to see the flood. But if I had let those men drown you, or if I would’ve left you bound in the rope when I had the means to sever it, or outside without a roof over your head when I had one to offer… If I’d refused to ease the pain in your wrists, River, I would have regretted it. I would have regretted every second of any and all of those choices.”
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got my faults, too. My attitude down-right sucks. I’m untrusting. I smoke and curse too much, and I’m somewhat of a kleptomaniac. In a normal world, those faults help keep my rock queen facade intact. But in this new world, one raging with illness and torn apart by the desperate and stupid, I’m what you would call a survivor.
My plan was simple, stay alive and protect my teenage sister. When a silent man with a steely gaze shot his way into my existence, I knew that more than my life was at stake. Lawson Bishop had the potential to crack his way inside the hard shell of my heart and bring it back to life.
Author Bio: Kirsty Dallas is an international bestselling and award winning author from the south east corner of Queensland, Australia. Her comedy romance, Decker’s Wood, was an Amazon, iBooks and Nook bestseller, and was also a Goodreads Top 10 Comedy for 2014. Novels to date also include the highly acclaimed Mercy’s Angels Series which tackles the subject of violence against women, and standalone novels Breeze of Life, Violet Addiction, Stupid Love, the award winning dark romance, When Nothing Is All You’ve Got, and Liberty.
Kirsty Dallas’ stories are renowned for their raw honesty and engaging characters. Plots that delve into the frightening subjects of abuse, rape, drugs and violence are twisted into the pages of her books, bringing heart stopping action and a roller coaster of emotion.
Working with Australian Director and screen writer, Chris Sun, Kirsty worked as script editor on the horror feature film, Boar. Boar was signed to Universal Pictures Australia, and was released in 2018.
But a love story nonetheless…because it is so beautiful.
Ensley: Noah Carter was the type of guy that every girl wanted. Gorgeous. Talented. Smart and kind. He was the world that revolved around me even though I didn’t deserve him. But then something went wrong. He snapped maybe, just lost his mind. I found him the night my family died, their blood staining his hands. I put him in prison. I got my revenge. But then years later he broke free and stole me away from my life.
Noah: You couldn’t know Ensley without wanting to strangle her. She was beautiful. She was wild. She was the girl next door. I grew up with her by my side. I watched her destroy herself while I held on. I protected her when she had been blind to the danger that surrounded her. I let her go once, only to find her again. She would see me this time no matter what.
Lily White is a romance writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series, Target This, Wishing Well, and Asylum. In addition to dark romance Lily writes contemporary romance, taboo romance, and psychological thrillers. Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.
By Jennifer Bene, Livia Grant, Renee Rose, Measha Stone, Sue Lyndon, Golden Angel, Eris Adderly, and Kay Elle Parker
Release Date: Friday, February 7, 2019
Cover Design by: Eris Adderly
Go Live Price: $6.99
Genre: Contemporary BDSM
One crazy bet. Two sexy clubs. Eight bestselling authors.
During this Roulette, only one can come out on top.
Black Light’s naughty game of Valentine Roulette returns with eight brand new scorching hot stories. For the first time, Black Light East and Black Light West will compete against each other to capture the title of hottest BDSM club of the year in Black Light: Roulette War.
More than bragging rights hang in the balance when couples risk their hearts in this wild game unlike any other. With stories from Jennifer Bene, Livia Grant, Renee Rose, Measha Stone, Sue Lyndon, Golden Angel, Eris Adderly, and Kay Elle Parker, everyone will be betting on this sizzling game of chance.
Individual Blurbs and Excerpts:
Wicked by Jennifer Bene – Tori has always been the babygirl looking for her perfect Daddy, but after years of disappointment could Pierce — a notorious trust fund bad boy — be the one she’s always needed?
“Are you a dirty girl, Tori?” he asked, squeezing her hip in a firm grip. “Have you ever been treated like a filthy little slut, or have you only let people call you Baby?”
Her brows pulled together, a flicker of something on her face that he actually couldn’t figure out when she replied with, “I’ve only let people call me Baby, sir.”
Lifting the marker, he carefully wrote the words ‘DIRTY GIRL’ on her right thigh. “Do you know what dirty girls get, Tori?”
“No, sir,” she replied, her eyes glued to the stark contrast of the black marker on her pale skin.
“Exactly what they deserve.”
Facade by Livia Grant – Sean has to sneak away to Black Light to shed his gentleman’s mask. The closet adrenaline junkie comes to play hard. But retired porn star Karly Starr doesn’t want any part of his bullshit BDSM games. She just joined Black Light to get laid. Too bad for her the wheel paired her with the only guy with the willpower to deny her until she’s begging to play his dirty games.
Just as the marble fell into its slot, the stress of the day and heat of the room combined with the dizzy feeling from watching the wheel spinning caught up to her.
Stephanie wobbled on her feet enough that Master Wilde had to reach out and steady her with a tight grip on each of her hips. He crowded closer, molding his muscular chest against her back to help prop her up.
“Whoa, I’ve got you, baby.”
Baby? Stephanie Kranowski was no one’s baby, least of all some guy she’d met thirty seconds before. “I’m not your baby,” she whispered back, trying not to make a scene on the stage.
“Oh, baby. Tonight you’re gonna be whatever the hell I want you to be.”
His ominous words flowed over her. Most women might be afraid of the edgy promise he’d whispered against her ear, but to Stephanie they were like a long-lost song she’d been waiting to hear again.
As the wheel finally came to a halt, her Dom for the night chuckled. “Hey look at that. The perfect kink to marry up with the belting you’re going to receive. I’ll have to consider changing over to a nice crop instead of my belt.”
Fucking great. I rolled Pony Play.
Prelude by Renee Rose – I came to Black Light on Bratva business, but now that I’m here, I know exactly who I want: the lovely blonde who doesn’t belong here. The one who requires a delicate touch. And I swear, by the time I’m through with her, she’ll be begging for more.
I note Lady Luck’s movement before I even turn back. Then I see her striding quickly away, hips swaying, hair tossed back with a snap of her head. Gone is the softness of a moment ago. Now, she’s all business, taking long strides in those heels like she was born in them with her back stiff and straight as a rod.
I take off after her. I don’t want to make a scene. Black Light has dungeon monitors everywhere, and everyone here considers us to be part of the entertainment. There’s no such thing as privacy at Black Light on a night like this.
I hustle to catch up with Lady Luck, without calling her name. She’s near the exit. “Hang on.” I catch her elbow, then immediately release it when she shakes off my touch. “Don’t run.”
When she whirls, she has fire in her eyes. “Red.”
Unexpected by Measha Stone Seeking a night of stress relief, Quinn signs up to spin the wheel at Black Light Roulette. But she’s off to a rough start when her nerves sabotage her ability to be a good girl. Things don’t improve when she spins an activity that offers more anxiety than relief. Jack promises to deliver exactly what she needs, but he’s a stranger. Can she ease her defenses enough to let him see the real her? If she does— will he stay or will he cry off?
“I didn’t mean to sound rude,” she said, and she meant it. People threw her into the bitch category before getting to know her. She wouldn’t blame any of them. First impressions weren’t her strong suit. His lips cracked into a smile, not a pleased and handsome one, but rather a grin that soaked her panties—a knowing grin filled with dark and sinister promises.
“I know you didn’t.” His fingers tightened, sending another jolt of fire through her scalp. “And I know you weren’t trying to manipulate me into letting you top from the bottom.”
She opened her mouth to agree with him, but the arching of his brow stilled her tongue. That was exactly what she’d been doing.
“I don’t think we’re supposed to start yet,” she said instead.
His smile didn’t fade as his other hand caressed her jaw.
“I can tell our couples are ready to get started, so everyone have fun and play safe!” Madison’s voice boomed over the crowd.
“Now we are.” He released her hair. “Let’s go.”
Trained by Sue Lyndon – Daddy Xavier knows Dolly will make the perfect little baby kitten, even though she’s a complete newbie at pet play. The adorable brunette simply requires training—and he plans to do a thorough job.
“You’re my little kitten, Dolly,” he said in a firm tone, “and every good little kitten needs a strict but caring owner to tend to her needs.”
A half-moan, half-whimper escaped her, and in the next moment, he noticed her fidgeting in place, pressing her thighs tightly together as she stood before him.
“Some kittens call their owners Master, but you’re a very new baby kitten, so you’ll have a daddy instead, and you may call me Daddy throughout our scene, little kitten. Do you understand?”
“Yes, Da-Daddy.” A fresh flush appeared upon her cheeks. He thought she looked radiant as she stood trembling with excitement and blushing bright red.
“Good kitty. Now, step out of your heels and get down on your hands and knees like a sweet little baby kitten.”
Inflamed by Golden Angel – Their mutual attraction is hot enough to burn the club down and Master Elliott knows it, even if he won’t admit it. He’s a sadist with fiery kinks and he chooses his subs wisely. But Lisa knows Master Elliott is wrong about her and she’s signed up to Roulette night to prove she can handle whatever the wheel throws her way. When the wheel stops spinning, all bets are off.
“Ow? What hurts?” It was more of a demand than a question, although concern laced his tone.
“I’m fine,” she said, slapping his hands away when he tried to pull the blanket open to look at her, feeling annoyed. Before he’d been mad when she hadn’t wanted to cuddle, now he was trying to end their cuddle session in favor of checking her over. “I can handle anything you dish out.”
She’d meant it as a joke, but there was more of an edge to her voice than she’d intended, some of the feelings she’d had going into Roulette night making themselves known in that one simple statement.
Master Elliott stilled. “What do you mean by that?”
“Nothing, I’m just teasing,” she said quickly, but the damage had already been done.
Strong fingers caught her jaw, forcing her to turn her head and meet his gaze. The expression on his face was guarded, but she could see the tension in his shoulders, the way his eyes blazed. “Are you trying to prove something to me?” Master Elliott asked. His eyes flashed with intense emotion. “Would you even have said your safe word if you needed to?”
Breathless by Eris Adderly – For him, everything has to be perfectly clean. For her, everything has been a perfect mess. She’s going to teach him to breathe. He’s going to take her breath away.
“Are you afraid of the dark, Miss Payne?”
They were in a room full of neon. “No, Sir?”
His hand came up to catch hold of something near her face. She’d forgotten about the fucking blindfold.
“A shame.” Latex swung over her face.
Burn by Kay Elle Parker Montana millionaire Finnegan McLeod spends his life gambling on the whims of nature but he’s never been more enthusiastic about taking his turn at a Roulette wheel. Luck falls on his side, throwing little Ava Conway in his path. She fits him like a glove in every way. The only question is, when they come together how hot will they burn?
“I’ll ask you outright, Ava, before we wrap up this lovely little scene: do you trust me?”
“Yes, Sir.” There was a vehemence in her tone that hadn’t been in it before. A surety. Ava nodded again as her confidence swelled, in him, and in herself.
“Will you trust me to take care of you even as I hurt you?” He dragged the rounded tip of the implement in his hand down the shallow valley of her spine.
She closed her eyes, blew out a long slow breath. She knew what came next. “I think you’re the only one I do,” she murmured. Her cuffed hands gripped the head of the bench. “Maybe the only one I can.”
His response was the backs of his fingers brushing over her cheek before he moved away. “We’re going for ten, little dove. Move and I’ll tie you down. Remember to breathe.”
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Author Bios and Contact Info:
Jennifer Bene: Jennifer Bene is a USA Today bestselling author of dark romance. She’s been in the Amazon Top 50, and had #1 top-selling books in BDSM, Suspense, Thrillers, Horror, and more. While she’s been writing for years, it’s always been the dark stuff that makes her tingly, so her books are full of aggressive alpha males, feisty women who may or may not have a submissive streak, and intense, psychological story lines. Don’t worry though, she always insists on having a nice little happily-ever-after, because without the dark we’d never appreciate the light.
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Livia Grant: USA Today bestselling author Livia Grant lives in Chicago with her husband and two sons… one a young man, the other a furry rescue dog named Max. She is blessed to have traveled extensively and as much as she loves to visit places around the globe, the Midwest and its changing seasons will always be home. Livia started writing when she felt like she finally had the life experience to write a riveting story that she hopes her readers won’t be able to put down. Livia’s fans appreciate her deep, character driven plots, often rooted in an ensemble cast where the friendships are as important as the romance… well, almost.
Renee Rose: USA Today Bestselling Author Renee Rose is a naughty wordsmith who writes kinky romance. Named Eroticon USA’s Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, she has also won The Romance Reviews Best Historical, Sci-Fi and BDSM awards, Spanking Romance Reviews‘ Best Historical, Erotic, Ageplay and favorite author, and was a finalist for The BDSM Writer’s Con Golden Flogger award. She’s hit #1 on Amazon in multiple categories in the U.S. and U.K., is often found on the list of Amazon’s Top 100 Authors.
Sue Lyndon: USA TODAY bestselling author Sue Lyndon writes steamy D/s romance in a variety of genres, from contemporary to historical to fantasy. She’s a #1 Amazon bestseller in multiple categories, including BDSM Erotica and Sci-Fi Erotica. She also writes non-bdsm sci-fi romance under the name Sue Mercury. When she’s not busy working on her next book, you’ll find her hanging out with her family, watching sci-fi movies, reading, or sneaking chocolate.
Golden Angel: Angel is a self-described bibliophile with a “kinky” bent who loves to write stories for the characters in her head. If she didn’t get them out, she’s pretty sure she’d go just a little crazy. She is happily married, old enough to know better but still too young to care, and a big fan of happily-ever-afters, strong heroes and heroines, and sizzling chemistry. She believes the world is a better place when there’s a little magic in it.
Measha Stone: Measha Stone is USA Today bestselling author of erotic romance. She’s had #1 top-selling books in BDSM, and suspense. She lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and children, who are just as creative and crazy as her. Her vanilla writing has been published in numerous literary magazines, but she’s found her passion in erotic romance. Stay up to date on her latest releases, get a sneak peek at current projects, and exclusive glimpses at deleted scenes!
Kay Elle Parker: Kay Elle Parker is a British author living in the wilds of Yorkshire. She has an eclectic taste in music, reads anything when she has the time, and loves Fell ponies and Border Collies. Her sense of humor is wicked and often misunderstood, downright dirty and infectious. Writing romance is the dream, and Kay has books in dark, BDSM, and paranormal romance. Just recently, she released her first contemporary romance, Speechless.
She loves writing all things vampire and shifter. She loves to chat to readers!
Eris Adderly: Eris writes dark, escape-from-reality romance full of criminals and outcasts. Expect the decadent and filthy, the crude and sublime, sometimes all at once. She is a complete nerd and possible crazy cat lady. She will annoy you with puns.
Genre: Contemporary RomCom Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens The illustrated Author Design Editor: Kristina Circelli Red Road Editing Publication Date: March 3rd, 2020 Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb: Emery St. James never dreamed of being a contestant in one of those dramatic baking contests. But then her life turned into a reality show of epic proportions.
Owning a bakery was her childhood dream – and the pompous rich boy who opens a French pastry café right down the street, her worst nightmare. The last thing she needs as she struggles to make ends meet is competition. Even more annoyingly, competition by the name of Marshall Bartlett, who has the nerve to steal her parking spot and insult her bakery. But putting Marshall out of her mind isn’t a piece of cake. Not when both families attempt to broker peace by blackmailing them into five “get to know you” dates, and especially not when Emery’s sex-starved grandmother is chaperoning from afar.
Will their dates go down as easily as Emery’s cherry cobbler, or will they be a recipe for disaster?
Emily Cyr is a stay-at-home mom turned writer. She holds a degree in middle grades education with certification in English and social science. She has always had a love of all things paranormal and fantasy, but it wasn’t until Emily’s husband said the words, “Why not?” that she considered putting her thoughts and ideas into the book, The Lightning Prophecy. This trilogy was just the start for Emily. It seemed to open a creative door that had been locked.
Emily has always been an avid reader. Through reading came her love of writing. The more she read, the more she knew she wanted to create her own world. Many of her first works were fan fiction.
Emily and her family currently reside in Cibolo, Texas. She has an incredibly supportive husband who is also an officer in the United States Air Force. They have three sons, ages 6, 4, and 1. Somehow, even with the demands of being a parent to two little boys, she finds time to escape to her fantasies and write them down.
Can you handle another dark twist on a fairytale favourite?
The Darkholm series by Aria Adams continues with Eternal Nightmare … out on January 3!!
“I sleep forever. Dream after dream. Tormented by them. I never get to awaken.”
Lucy has slept for a hundred years. Everyone she ever knew is dead. Her kingdom is in decay. She doesn’t have anything to wake up for, but it has to be better than the nightmares, doesn’t it? Every time she thinks she’s opened her eyes, another nightmare begins. Endless horror. Can anyone help her?
This is a dark fairytale retelling of Sleeping Beauty. The heroine is asleep. The hero can’t save her. The villain is long-gone, but her legacy lives on. If you don’t like your HEAs to come easily, this series is for you.
Aria is an author of dark erotic romance that dances on the boundary between horror and romance. Her heroes are not always immediately obvious, and neither are the villains. Her books often have elements of horror, and the characters at the end of a story are forever changed by the events that befell them. But she always makes sure there’s a happy ending, even if the characters have to work for it.
Aria also writes the warm fuzzy romance stuff as Katie Douglas, where she has had USA Today and multiple Number One bestselling books in the US and worldwide.
Protect Katie’s the key witness to a murder. Webber’s the cop investigating the crime. From the moment the two meet, sparks fly, but could she be his downfall?
Betrayal Betrayed by her boyfriend and sold to sex traffickers, Phebe has a long road to recovery. Donovan admires her strength, but keeps his Dominant side from her. Can she heal from tragedy and embrace the submissive hidden inside her?
My Christmas Dom Enjoy the holidays with the entire Doms of Club Eden family, and experience each couple getting their Christmas wish.
Sexy as Sin is book 2 in Julie Kriss’s Filthy Rich series about four guys who run a successful venture capital company… They’re rich, they’re dirty, and they get tamed one by one! Sexy as Sin is Dane and Ava’s story!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Second chances burn hotter
The assignment should be a fashion stylist’s dream. Dane Scotland—brilliant programmer, millionaire, partner in my brother’s company—is going to a big-money meeting, and he needs to look the part.
The problem? Dane doesn’t want a makeover. He’s grumpy and reclusive, and his wardrobe consists of two pairs of old jeans. He doesn’t want me anywhere near him.
Did I mention that he’s my brother’s best friend? And that no one knows exactly what Dane and I got up to ten years ago?
The nerd I knew is gone—Dane ditched his glasses and bulked up. Now he’s six-foot-plus of hot genius, but I can be professional. I can definitely keep my hands off him. Again.
But when he looks at me like he used to, like no one else ever has, the only thing I want is to lose control.
Dane and I gave each other our first taste of heartbreak. Are we destined for another round?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Julie loves reading and writing hot, sexy romances with awesome alpha heroes. Her favorite things are books, coffee, her perfect cat, and her husband, not necessarily in that order. She’s a writing addict who is always hard at work on her next steamy romance.