Love’s Full Circle by Cherry Christensen

September 19, 2017 Spotlight 0

Genre: Inspirational Romance

In spite of, maybe because of, the way her love life had gone, Kayden James works hard to become a successful Marriage and Family Therapist. The last thing she needs is for her ex-boyfriend Liam to stroll into her office and stir up old feelings. Especially after the way he treated her all those years ago. She would rather remain a single cat lady than risk her heart again. Liam hopes to make amends, but worries he won’t be able to melt Kayden’s icy exterior enough for her to see how much he has changed. Initiating their reunion, he sets out to prove that their relationship never was a game to him… to convince Kayden to continue traveling love’s full circle.

 

 

 

 

 

Kayden inhaled the fresh air and mouth-watering scents of grilled hamburgers and fries wafting in from the cafes stretched along the 16th Street Mall.

“You choose the restaurant,” Liam said. “My treat.”

“How about Rockies? It’s only three blocks away.”

“Sounds perfect.” Kayden studied him while he donned a pair of black sunglasses he lifted out of the front pocket of his charcoal dress shirt. His shades conveyed a natural balance of sophistication and relaxation wrapped up in one handsome, manly package named Liam Pierce.

A wide grin tugged at his lips. “Shall we go?” Oh, geesh!

Why has he come searching for me? Kayden mused as they turned the corner off of Tremont Place onto 16th Street. If he intended to pick up where they left off, then he was sadly mistaken, because she was in no mood to play any more of his childish games.

A game.

That’s all she’d been to him. And when she hadn’t wanted to play, he’d simply thrown her out like an old, unwanted toy.

She glimpsed at him, remembering the day they broke up. She’d ridden home on her bicycle, the wind whisking away her falling tears as she pedaled past Huff Park, racing home to Calgary Street. In the solitude of her room, she’d hugged her favorite stuffed animal to her chest and stared out the window sobbing.

“Kayden?”

“Huh?” “We’re here,” Liam announced. “Are you all right?”

Kayden glanced at the painted mountain peaks on the sign. “Yes. I’m just hungry.” She mustered a smile and grasped the door handle.

“Please. Allow me.” His hand brushed her wrist as he opened the door.

She thanked him and hurried inside, tingling from his touch.

 

 

Buy Links: Amazon     iBooks      Smashwords

Cherry hails from the Great Lakes state of Michigan, where she lives with her husband and two adorably mischievous cats. She does most of her writing at night because she is not a morning person, and wholeheartedly agrees with the anonymous saying, “I could be a morning person, if morning happened around noon.” In addition to writing, Cherry has traveled overseas, exploring castles in Scotland, soaking in the sights of London, and gazing at the beautiful English countryside out a train car window. Closer to home, she’s gone dolphin watching and parasailing in Florida. Cherry’s husband is also an author, but he doesn’t share her love of football. Her favorite teams are the Michigan Wolverines and Denver Broncos. Go Blue! Mile High Salute! So, what’s better than watching football? Eating chocolate chip cookie dough during a game!

Social Links: Blog      Facebook     Goodreads

 

Divider

Shootout Save by Melody Heck Gatto

August 20, 2017 Spotlight 0

Shootout SaveGenre: Sports Romance

Is it true that love overcomes all?

He was one of the star goalies on the Renegades, best buddies with Dom Zanetti – also a goalie, he was carefree and always smiling.

She was Hailee’s best friend, an ice skating instructor in her spare time and owner of a pet salon. She worked hard for what she wanted, she earned her own way in life.

Kaden O’Conner and Alison Bishop met by chance when Dom was still trying to woo Hailee back. They’ve been hot and heavy ever since. Exclusive without ever actually saying they were exclusive, but every second of their romance was pure fun. Kaden was never a one-woman kind of guy, but there was something about being with Ali that had him sure he didn’t want anyone else.

Reality catches up with them and drops a bombshell in their lap. Ali chooses to handle it with poise and grace, or like a boss, as she says. Kaden doesn’t. On the heels of their lives being turned upside down, Kaden’s life takes another hit, and it inadvertently becomes his major focus.

After everything working to keep them apart, were they still meant to be together? Can they reconcile and deal with their life changing issue as a couple?

 

sorm-excerpt

“Kaden grabbed his hockey bag and stick, then paused at the door to wait for his goal-tending partner, Dom, before leaving the locker room. Tyler and Kris trailed behind them. “Hey, O’Conner. Seems like the family men are outnumbering you. When are you going to nail down that special lady?” Team captain, Tyler Kidd called out with a chuckle.

Tyler was married to the Renegades PR assistant, Paige. Kris was married, and Kris’s cousin, Patrick, was married now as well. Dom was the next in line to the altar, but everyone saw that coming.

Kaden waved his teammates off. “I’m good for now, thanks. You guys can take care of being the family men.”

“Don’t worry too much about Kaden, his focus is all on Ali.” Dom patted Kaden on his shoulder. “I got your back, bro.”

“No more bunnies, K-man?” Luc called out, receiving a glare and elbow to the gut from Harrison who made the same mistake during practice.

“Nope.” Why did these guys think they needed an explanation from him about his love life?

“We all know Kaden isn’t the marrying kind. Or is he?” Patrick innocently teased with the infamous rumor.

Kaden was tired and this was annoying. “Who said anything about marrying? I’m with Ali and I’m good with that. It’s fun. She’s fun. We’re having fun. I don’t need bunnies and she knows that she’s my girl, so it’s all good.” It’s not that he didn’t want to get married ever. And it’s not like he hadn’t thought about it with Ali. He would know when it was time, and this wasn’t it. Not yet.

“She knows. Is that all you can say? You know how things went down with Hailee. You need to communicate with them. What about those girls in New York that are always waiting for you? You know, the ones that are plastered all over social media with you. You done with them for good?” Dom asked, poking the bear on purpose, obviously trying to prove a point.

“Damn… You too Z? Yes. Ali is all that I need. She knows we’re together. She knows she’s mine. And she doesn’t need some big declaration from me.” His head was pounding and he just wanted to grab some grub and then text Ali. She had a busy day today, so he was going home to sleep and get some work done. But all of their comments were starting to get to him. His ears were starting to burn and his temper was rising.

“Kaden, girls need to know that they’re yours, man. They don’t just assume that it’s all good. Especially when there’s misleading social media photos out there. And in our line of work, it’s all out there.” Kris commented from experience. “Take it from me, even if you think she knows, don’t leave her hanging.”

“I think she wants to hear the word, Kaden.” Dom pressured.

“You haven’t said the word yet? How long have you guys been together?” Kris was now scowling a bit. He knew better than anyone how wrong things could go, so his advice was worth considering.

“Since I was trying to get Hailee back. Remember the charity skate over at the outside rink?” Dom interjected.

“Yeah.” Kris shook his head, recalling that night. “Wow. She’s being patient with you. That’s been long enough. Kat would’ve been losing her mind by now.”

“And maybe even secretly meeting with me. The hot young player with the wicked tattoos.” Dom winked. “Oh, that’s right, she was.”

“Why do you always have to bring that shit up?” Kris shoved Dom playfully. “Damn, dude. Let it go.”

“Seriously guys, you think that she really needs to hear me say it? Cause I am really into her, but…” How do I know when it’s time to say it?

“She’s the only girl you want to be with, right?” Dom asked.

“And you think about her all of the time?” Tyler joined in with his two cents.

“And you don’t want her seeing anyone else?” Kris added.

Yes, to all of those things. Was I wrong not telling her my feelings? But never saying those three little words, the thought of it made him nauseous. What if I said it, then did something stupid to screw it all up? “Of course she’s the only one I want and I don’t want her with anyone else. I just don’t know… I just don’t think that we’re there yet. Things are good and we’re happy. Why mess with a good thing?” Was he wrong?

Buy links: Amazon     Books 2 Read     Kobo

sorm-about-the-author
Melody was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband, son, cat and puppy. She likes to read when she isn’t writing or watching a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game. You can often find her at the local Starbucks ordering her favorite drink, Iced Mocha.

The whole family are avid Pittsburgh Penguins fans and like going to hockey games when they get the chance. Having met some of the players has fueled her interest in writing about them and creating wonderful stories.

Melody has loved writing since she was small, in school she never met a creative writing assignment that she didn’t love. She is lucky enough to have a wonderful husband who encourages her to write. When she was laid off from her job of 14 years, he was supportive about letting her stay home and take care of their son. During that time she discovered hockey-romances and found a renewed love of reading as well as a passion for writing.

She spends her spare time reading hockey romances. At holiday time, she really enjoys any romance about Christmas, especially Hallmark Christmas Movies. When it is the hockey off-season, she enjoys swimming and spending her days out in the sun. Basically, if she’s not writing or reading, then she’s doing something that has to do with hockey!

Author Links: Site     Facebook

Divider

Loving a Wild Stranger by Kelli A. Wilkins

June 26, 2017 Spotlight 0

Loving a wild strangerGenre: Historical Romance

Loving a Wild Stranger

A woman running from her past… straight into the arms of an untamed man

In a moment of desperation, Kathleen Stanton flees her pampered life in Kingston, New York and ends up stranded in a small town in the Michigan Territory. Out of money and forced to rely on her instincts, she impersonates a handsome stranger’s mail-order bride.

Committed to her deception, Kathleen calls herself Michelle and starts her new life with Luther in an isolated cabin in the wilderness. Luther can’t believe his luck when his beautiful bride arrives, but something doesn’t feel right about his new wife. Michelle has terrifying nightmares involving a man named Roger and is reluctant to talk about where she came from.

Luther’s friend, Redfeather visits and tries to convince Luther to send Michelle back east. Distrusting Michelle, he warns Luther that his bride is not what she seems. But Luther is in love with Michelle, and he is harboring a secret of his own—one that might force Michelle to reject him when she learns the truth.

Michelle falls in love with Luther and adapts to her new way of life. Together, they face off against brutal townspeople and overcome harsh living conditions. When they finally give in to their desires and agree to become a proper man and wife, a dark figure from Michelle’s past resurfaces and threatens to destroy everything.

sorm-excerpt

Kathleen’s knees shook as she strode down the sidewalk toward the livery. She had to get out of the store before there was trouble. She felt sorry for that man, Luther. He’d seemed nice enough when he gave her back her glove.
The coach waited near the livery, and her trunks still sat on the sidewalk. She had some time left. What should she do? She didn’t dare get back on the coach, but this town was awful and she didn’t want to stay here. Perhaps she could throw herself on the mercy of the church. There had to be one somewhere and the reverend would take her in. Or would he?
Kathleen crossed the street and entered the livery. A round-faced man slouching behind the counter straightened up.
“You must be from the stage,” he said, gazing at the front of her dress.
She folded her arms across her bosom and looked him square in the eye. “How did you know?” she asked, her voice dripping with sarcasm.
“Because I’ve been with all the women in town and you ain’t one of ’em. You Clyde’s new girl? I’d pay two dollars for a night with you.” He winked.
“How dare you! I’m looking for the church.”
The man spit a stream of tobacco juice on the floor next to her brown boots. “We ain’t got a church. If you ain’t the new whore, then what are you doin’ here?”
She spotted the newspaper the man had open on the counter in front of him. An advertisement for wedding lace gave her an idea. “I’m a mail-order bride.”
“That so?” He scowled. “Who’s the lucky man?”
Kathleen twisted her skirts and tried to stall for time. “There’s a problem with the papers you see…”
She glanced out the window. The driver stood near the coach, scratching his head. A second later, she heard the familiar clomp of boots on the sidewalk. This was her one chance. It had to work. She had always trusted her instincts, and now she could only think of one answer. Her gut told her to take the risk. “Luther’s his name and—”
“Luther?” The liveryman’s eyes widened. “Well, you’re in the right place.” He arched an eyebrow. “You sure it’s Luther?”
She nodded as the coach pulled away. All hope of escape left town in a swirl of dust. Her trunks lay abandoned on the sidewalk. There was no going back now. This man thought she was a mail-order bride. She tried to remember what she’d read about them. It sounded simple, a man sent money to a company and they sent a wife.
She tensed as the livery door opened.
“Hey, Karl. I pulled the wagon—” Luther stopped as he spotted her.
She averted her gaze and smoothed her skirts, suddenly ashamed of her appearance. What man would accept her unwashed and dusty?
The liveryman laughed. “Hell, Luther, looks like ya got more than you thought goin’ home with ya.”
“What’s that mean?”
Kathleen closed her eyes. What had she done? This wasn’t a game anymore.
“Seems your wife came special delivery on the coach.”
“My what?”
She heard the surprise in Luther’s voice. What if he hadn’t sent away for a bride like the men in the store had said? She had to think of a story, now. Luther’s boots clomped across the floor and stopped in front of her. When he cleared his throat, she opened her eyes.
Luther stood two feet away, holding his hat in his hands. His head was cocked to one side. “He foolin’? This a trick they paid ya for?”
“No,” she whispered. “No trick.”
As Luther’s shoulders relaxed, his face softened.
Kathleen clenched her hands behind her back, took a deep breath, and started her story. “I had paperwork for you to fill out, but there was a problem on the stage and some luggage got left behind, so there’s nothing for you to sign.” Her voice wavered, and she coughed lightly. “I sent the mail order place a wire. They said they’d send the papers as soon as they can, so…”
“That’s fine, ma’am.” He smiled. “My name is Luther Dubois, and you don’t know how long I’ve been waitin’ for you. Come with me. I’ll put the feed on the cart, and we’ll get settled.” Luther lifted a bulky sack from the floor and walked to the door, obviously expecting her to follow.
She hurried after Luther. A chestnut-colored horse and a wooden cart waited outside the livery. Luther headed to the cart with the sack slung over his shoulder like a dead body. He half-turned to her. “He give you any trouble?”
“Who?”
“Man inside, Karl. The men in this town ain’t known for their manners, especially when it comes to women.” Luther dropped the sack into the wagon.
“My trunks are over there.”
“I’ll fetch ’em. But I’m afraid I ain’t got room for you in back with all the supplies. You’ll ride behind me.”
She watched as Luther carried her trunks to the cart and tucked them in next to sacks of flour, grain, and other supplies.
“You ready, Miss…”
All of a sudden she realized that Luther had never asked her name. “Evans, I’m Michelle Evans,” she answered. After months on the run, she was smart enough never to give her real name.
“Me-chelle, that’s French.” Luther smiled. “Miss Me-chelle, we’ll be on our way.” He mounted the horse and reached down to her. “Give me your hand and swing your leg over.”
Kathleen bit her bottom lip, unsure. If she did this, there was no turning back.
“Now don’t tell me you ain’t never rode a horse before,” Luther joked.
Kathleen placed her hand in Luther’s palm and he hoisted her onto the horse. She sat behind him and adjusted her skirts. Where were the saddle and stirrups? Luther rode only with a blanket and reins.
“Wrap your arms around my middle and hold on. We’ll get home before dark.”
Home? She clutched Luther as the horse lurched forward, willing herself to stay strong. If she started to cry now, she’d never stop. What in heaven’s name had she done?

Buy Links: Amazon      iBooks     Barnes & Noble

sorm-about-the-author

Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 100 short stories, 19 romance novels, and 5 non-fiction books. Her romances span many genres and heat levels.

Loving a Wild Stranger was released in January 2017. This historical/pioneer romance is set in the wilds of the Michigan Territory and blends tender romance with adventure.

Kelli’s third Medallion Press romance, Lies, Love & Redemption was released in September 2016. This spicy historical western is set on the Nebraska prairie in 1877.

In 2016 Kelli began re-releasing her romances previously published by Amber Quill Press. Visit her website and blog for a full title list, book summaries, and other information.

Her writing book, You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction is a fun and informative non-fiction guide based on her years of experience as a writer. It’s filled with writing exercises and helpful tips all authors can use.

Kelli posts on her Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKelliWilkins and Twitter: www.Twitter.com/KWilkinsauthor. She also writes a weekly blog: http://kelliwilkinsauthor.blogspot.com/.

Visit her website, www.KelliWilkins.com to learn more about all of her writings, read book excerpts, reviews, and more. Readers can sign up for her newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/HVQqb.

Author Links: Site     Facebook      Twitter       Amazon

Divider

Laura & Mike by Isabel Micheals

June 23, 2017 Spotlight 0

Laura and mikeGenre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Women’s Fiction

Laura and Mike want a simple, yet elegant outdoor wedding that expresses their love for one another. Six months in and they’re over budget with an out-of-control wedding planner who’s looking to make a name for herself among the social elite in Austin.

Groom Mike Landry has had enough and intends to put the overbearing woman in her place. But when things go awry and they’re unable to find common ground, he finds himself without a wedding planner.

Desperate for a solution and at the suggestion of a friend, he hires the services of Shoe String Weddings, Inc. Problem solved. Or, so he thinks. When once again their wedding plans implode, it’ll take everything Jacqueline Whitmore and her merry band of misfits have up their sleeves to help Laura and Mike make it down the aisle.

Tempers will rise. Old lovers will emerge. One wedding planner will throw down the gauntlet. And the city of Austin, Texas will never be the same. So, hold on to your seat because this is going to be one bumpy ride to Happily Ever After.

Warning: This isn’t your typical wedding story. It entails one psychotic wedding planner hell-bent on getting her way; one frustrated bride and groom ready to throw in the towel; a band of misfits determined to save the day; and enough drama to last a lifetime.

Buy Links: Amazon      iBooks      Barnes & Noble

sorm-about-the-author

After years of reading romance novels and getting lost in characters’ worlds, Isabel Micheals finally decided to try her hand at writing. Now she’s been bitten by the writing bug, hopes to make a career of it, and encourages you to join her on this amazing and exciting journey as the characters in her head come to life. In addition to her creative side, she’s a geek who loves to code, travel and be whisked away into alternate realities, whether it be contemporary, new adult, young adult, historical, paranormal, or real life. Everyone has a story, so be sure to drop by Isabel’s site often to see which stories are keeping her up at night, as she pounds away on the keys writing her next book.

Author Links: Facebook       Twitter       Bookbub

Divider

Forever’s Fight by Marissa Dobson

June 19, 2017 Spotlight 0

Forevers FightGenre: Paranormal Romance
Fighting for love and family.

Patrick O’Reilly left behind his medical practice when he and his siblings were forced into hiding. Determined to live through the war against their species, they vow to serve their kind. Patrick will risk it all to ensure none of them end up as experiments in a government lab.

Clarissa Greenwood worked all her life to become a scientist and to get the position at Hathaway Medical where she thought she would be able to find cures for diseases. Instead, she is witness to experiments on shifters. Disgusted by the truth, she gathers as much information as she can, and flees. She wants no part of the experiments—even if the cost is her life.

Shifters Underground was created to serve their species, not to help a human who had worked for one of the organizations that was hunting them. A message from a trusted shifter leaves them with no other option but to search for a woman who might be able to help them. A treacherous journey brings two destined mates together. Now Patrick and Clarissa must work together to protect not only each other, but all the shifters who fight for their lives, for love, and for family.

Buy Links: Amazon

 

sorm-about-the-author

Born and raised in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, Marissa Dobson now resides about an hour from Washington, D.C. She’s a lady who likes to keep busy, and is always busy doing something. With two different college degrees, she believes you are never done learning.

Being the first daughter to an avid reader, this gave her the advantage of learning to read at a young age. Since learning to read she has always had her nose in a book. It wasn’t until she was a teenager that she started writing down the stories she came up with.

Marissa is blessed with a wonderful supportive husband, Thomas. He’s her other half and allows her to stay home and pursue her writing. He puts up with all her quirks and listens to her brainstorm in the middle of the night.

Her writing buddy Pup Cameron, a cocker spaniel, is always around to listen to her bounce ideas off him. He might not be able to answer, but he’s helpful in his own ways.

She loves to hear from readers so send her an email at marissa@marissadobson.com or visit her online at http://www.marissadobson.com.

Author Links: Website     Newsletter      Facebook

Divider

Playing the Game by Melody Heck Gatto

June 13, 2017 Spotlight 0

Playing the GameGenre: Sports Romance

The star player. The chosen one. Tyler Kidd ruled the hockey league. He was driven hard by a hatred for losing. Yet behind his on ice persona he was damaged. Betrayed by the one he loved, he battled his demons with alcohol and women. One fueled the other and spiraled out of control. Losing his spot on the team was not on Tyler’s agenda, until it was. Faced with ruining his career, he had one chance to make things right and not lose the one thing he lived for. Hockey.

Charged with taking hold of Tyler’s career, Paige Martin never dreamed her new job as Renegades PR assistant meant cleaning up after his mistakes. She never imagined she would see a side of him he showed to no-one. And she definitely never thought she’d end up in his bed.

She was everything he never knew he needed and he was everything she knew she should never touch. Lines blur, careers are on the line. But what happens when you have no other choice than playing the game?

 

 

sorm-excerpt

 

Damn him and his charm. It wasn’t going to work on her; she had seen him at his worst and didn’t need that in her life. This was only business.

Her body disagreed, her heart racing and stomach flopping and twisting as he sat there observing her. Convincing herself was proving more difficult than she thought. Should she sit down? No, she felt more powerful standing above him in her pencil skirt and blazer. Her heels made her seem to tower over him.

Deciding it was best to just jump into business, she mustered up enough strength to speak. “I received a request for you. I think it’s the opportunity we were looking for, but wanted your opinion first.” Handing him the manila folder of paperwork, her body again took control as she sat down next to him.

Dammit! Her skirt was already snug and sitting on this hard bench was making it worse. Her heart was skittering out of control. Being this close to him was wrong. But her body was not budging.

The room stayed silent as he read over the papers. He was freshly showered, and the soap scent tickled her nose. Her eyes traveled over his body, watching his chest rise and fall with every breath he took, and the way his hooded sweatshirt molded to his muscular form.

I am incorrigible. Regaining what little decency she had left, she shook her head, trying to get some sense back, but this is what happened when she was left alone with him. Looking to the door, she hoped Ben or Coach would come waltzing through, but no one did.

“Absolutely.” His deep, quiet voice broke through her thoughts. “I’d love to meet Kevin.”

“What?” She knew his lips were moving but the sound of her own heartbeat clouded her hearing.

“I said, absolutely I’ll do it. Just tell me when and I’ll be here.” The smile was still plastered on his face. “Anytime you have a request with kids, Paige, I’m in.”

“Great,” she whispered. Clearing her throat and pulling herself together, she smiled. “I’ll remember that.” Paige was frozen in his gaze, and at that moment she knew that she had a big problem—she wanted Tyler.

Buy Links: Amazon     Books 2 Read

sorm-about-the-author

Melody was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband, son and pets. The whole family are avid Pittsburgh Penguins fans and like going to hockey games when they get the chance. Her hometown team inspires her stories and fuels her passion for writing.

Melody has loved writing since she was small, in school she never met a creative writing assignment that she didn’t love. She is lucky enough to have a wonderful husband who encourages her to write. When she was laid off from her job of 14 years, he was supportive about letting her stay home and take care of their son. During that time she discovered hockey-romances and found a renewed love of reading as well as a passion for writing.

Author links: Site     Facebook     Twitter

 

Divider

Mended by Kayla Marie

February 1, 2017 Spotlight 0

mendedGenre: Contemporary Romance

She aches for what she lost.
Four years after her husband’s tragic and traumatic end, Ashley remains heartbroken and yearning for the man who left her behind. Desperate for healing and to break her teenage son’s newfound cycle of crime, she leaves the city for a small, sleepy town in southern Alabama hoping for a fresh start. There, she finds Wade, the charming, ever-genuine contractor who’s more than she bargained for.

He is haunted by failure.
Plagued by guilt when his younger brother goes to prison, Wade is consumed by his brother’s bleak future and his own personal demons. There’s no room for love and happiness in his world. That is, until the beautiful widow with sad eyes and a troubled teenage son moves to town.

If only her heart didn’t belong to her past.
If only his past didn’t torment him.

One great love can transform their lives.
They need only to open their hearts.

Witty and heartfelt with just enough suspense and sizzle,
Mended is a story of hope amongst tragedy and the amazing ability of love to heal the deepest of wounds.

sorm-excerpt

The curtains were drawn, blocking out the last of the evening light. The room was dark where Wade sat alone on his sofa, but he made no move to turn on a light. In his hand he held a glass bottle, still frosted cold from the liquor store refrigerator. The numb feeling had left him long ago. In its place, guilt and misery dueled for control, leaving a well of pain in their wake. He twisted the cap off the bottle and heard the comforting hiss of a long-lost companion. He brought the frosty glass to his lips and savored the taste of the cool bitter liquid as it ran down his throat and warmed his belly. He drank until the thoughts that tormented him blurred and faded and his pain eased. He drank until his regret for going down this path again no longer plagued him. He drank until he felt nothing.

Buy Links: Amazon

sorm-about-the-author

I am first and foremost a loving (and sometimes nagging) wife and a mom of a beautiful little boy, but when I’m not wrangling my toddler or covered in messes, I write and trying to manage a career as an indie author.

Quitting my job and leaving the world of adults was a life-changing decision for our family, and although it came with its own difficulties, I would make the decision again in a heartbeat. Being home with my son was precious, but being the person that I am, I still felt like I needed something more. Writing became the “more” I was looking for and I was pleased to discover that I had at least one book in me.

For me, writing is a way to escape the everyday stresses of life and it creates a welcome challenge on a daily basis. I hope to make a career out of it, but even if I don’t succeed, I can be grateful that I’ve pushed myself to achieve my dream to publish my first book.

I’m currently working on the second book in my Sweet Home Dixie series. It’s a series made up of standalone contemporary romance novels set in a small, charming town in southern Alabama.

Author Links: Site      Facebook      Instagram

Divider

Dark Side of Love by Janie De Coster

January 30, 2017 Spotlight 0

dark-side-of-loveGenre: Paranormal Romance

Sergen Reynolds was everything to Jerrico except faithful. Left with a broken heart she sets out for a new adventure thanks to her cousin Vivian, a high fashion model, living the glamorous life in Miami, Florida.

Ashley Covington, a handsome, charismatic acquaintance of Vivian’s enters her world like a knight in shining armor. But Ashley is a man of many secrets that will enthrall Jerrico into A Dark Side of Love.

 

 

 

 

 

sorm-excerpt

Jerrico gazed at the magnificent courtyard as she stood on the balcony of the colossal castle she now called home. Acres of land lead up to the castle which set atop of the hill. A long cobblestone driveway lined with willow trees greeted every guest. Jerrico was now the wife of Ashley Covington, a man of great wealth and prominence. She had to pinch herself every now and again to ensure she wasn’t dreaming..

Jerrico was fascinated by the castle. She familiarized herself with nearly every room. There was a few she was not allowed to enter which was made perfectly clear to her by the staff. One day she was in the library which was filled with hundreds and hundreds of centuries-old books. Jerrico had been given a stern warning early on that she wasn’t allowed to touch even one of them. Temptation was getting the best of her as her eyes glazed over the rich covers of the books.

A crimson-colored book had caught her eye. As she reached up to pull it from the shelf, Mr. John’s voice filled the room. “I wouldn’t do that if I was you.” Jerrico nearly jumped out of her clothes as she turned around to face him. “I just don’t get it, Mr. John. What good is it to have such an array of books that can’t be read by anyone?” “Trust me, madam. It’s all for the best.”

Buy Link: Amazon

sorm-about-the-author

Janie DeCoster is the author of The Sister Series; What My Sister Didn’t Know Part 1 and 2. FRIENEMIES and a short Paranormal Dark Side of Love, all re released by Unlimited Possibilities Publishing. Janie DeCoster new release Men@Play is available now on Amazon. Janie DeCoster is a native New Yorker who resides now in South Carolina with her husband and family.

Author Links: Facebook     Goodreads      LinkedIn

 

Divider

Committed to Chase by Natasza Waters

January 27, 2017 Spotlight 0

commited-to-chaseGenre: Romance

Jesse is the sublime and sexy new chief engineer at Charlie’s office. Ignoring her desires is easy since he’s eight years younger, a retired SEAL and a combat hero. While the younger women battle it out for his attention, Charlie keeps her concentration on her work. With an important contract on the line, their CEO sends them all to Las Vegas for the computer convention. It’s not a problem until Charlie wakes up in Jesse’s bed, and he doesn’t want what happened in Vegas to stay in Vegas.

 

 

 

 

 

sorm-excerpt

It was a far-fetched idea this could be anything other than a moment of opportunity for him. She didn’t really want to hear the truth because while all the other women had lusted over him, she’d come to know who he was as a person. Slowly over the months, she’d fallen in love with an honest, intelligent and incredibly sexy man.
Jesse had struck her dumb on the first day she saw him. He had no idea how she’d restrained herself to be professional and not act like some idiot schoolgirl. From the first day forward, she’d caught herself spending more time in front of the mirror. Taking more care with her makeup and hair. Her heart skipped a beat when he walked in the door every morning and made sure to swing into her office to say good morning.

“Did you do this on purpose?” she asked.

His response came without pause. “If you’re asking did I consciously set out to get you drunk, hoping I could seduce you into my bed, the answer is yes.”

Buy Links: Amazon US      Amazon UK      Amazon CA      Amazon AU

sorm-about-the-author

With thirty years plus serving in the Coast Guard, I have enough book fodder to last me another thirty. I hope you enjoyed Committed to Chase. There’s more military romance and contemporary tales to submerge yourself in if you liked this story. Come find me on Facebook or at your favorite Amazon outlet. Become part of my writing family and sign up for my quarterly newsletter for fun interviews with my characters, sometimes the models on my books come to visit, and of course there’ll be news of upcoming releases and giveaways.

Author Links: Site      Facebook      Amazon Author Page

Divider

Husband Sit by Louise Cusack

January 25, 2017 Spotlight 0

husband-sitGenre: Erotic Romance
Series: Husband Series book 1

Jill
My kid sister has pushed me into some tough corners in the past, but this Bangkok debacle takes the cake. What’s worse, I have to keep my desperate need for a hundred and twenty grand secret, so I can’t even rely on my three girlfriends to help me get her home.
Luckily I’ve found a well-paying job, Husband Sitting, but there’s a downside. The husband I’m living with while his wife is on holiday is totally, irresistibly, have to put my hands behind my back *hot* and not only that, I think he likes me, despite his “I’m not cheating on my wife” disclaimer.
So…do I work for the bedroom bonus she offered so she’d feel less guilt about her own affairs? Or do I try to keep it all platonic so I don’t fall in love, because love is definitely not in the contract.

Finn
I know my wife is on vacation with a lover, but it’s a girl. That doesn’t count as cheating. So I don’t understand why she’s booked me a Husband Sitter. It’s not like we have an open marriage. I’ve never even looked at another woman…until Jill sauntered in the door. Having her in my house has added a degree of difficulty to faithfulness that I’d never anticipated. The longer she’s here, swimming in my pool, spilling wine on my carpet, the more I realize she’s everything I want in a woman. Sexy, funny, a klutz. I even love her potty mouth. Did I say love? I’ve got to get that out of my head, because she sleeps with other men for money. I don’t know why. Her job drives me stone-cold-crazy with jealousy, but I’ll give up everything to win her—my failed marriage, my pride, even my self-respect.
The only thing I’m holding onto is love, and that tells me not to let her go.

Note: HUSBAND SIT is a standalone, happily ever after story, but it isn’t your regular erotic romance. Jill does sleep with other men and she enjoys it (it’s her job!) because the wives book and pay for her services. So there’s no “infidelity” to speak of. The only one complaining about her job is Finn, because he’s outrageously jealous and determined to win exclusive rights. The sex is explicit, however, and the language is adults-only, so this book is not intended for anyone under 18 years of age.

sorm-excerpt

Have you ever had a moment where you had to admit, I’m not as smart as I thought I was?

No?

Well, welcome to my world, of standing in the foyer of a multi-million dollar Sydney apartment, staring at the front door, waiting for a locksmith to arrive and let me out. Yes, out. I haven’t lost my keys. This isn’t my apartment. I’m a husband sitter, and the husband I’m currently sitting has not only fucked me and whipped my ass until it burned, he’s locked me into his apartment.

The money, I need. The danger, not so much.

I should have told one of my girlfriends what I was doing before his wife went on holiday and I moved in with him. Then I wouldn’t be waiting for a locksmith with my teeth chattering and my heart thudding in dread, hoping like hell that Mr. Domination didn’t arrive home before I got out.

If I was lucky, I’d live to regret that.

Not that I could regret the sex. It had been mind-blowing, and I’d had the sharpest orgasms of my life. But when it was over, I was aching and sore and I wanted time-out. Instead, he’d decided he wasn’t ready to stop, so he’d locked me in, and there was nothing erotic about that. It was stone-cold scary.

In my moment of terror at realizing I couldn’t escape, I’d rung the last person I should have—lickable Finn with this sexy green eyes, his clever hands and his gigantor cock. I’d promised myself I’d never see him again. He was married. Our husband sit was over. It didn’t matter that his wife was a cheating bitch who’d only hired me so he could feel guilty too. I liked him too much. I should have left him alone.

But I knew he wouldn’t judge me for my current predicament. My girlfriends would see things differently. Two of them were married and, much as they loved me, they’d never condone adultery even if the wife was paying for it. Fritha was single but she’d try to stop me if she heard about this, because she’d think the money wasn’t worth the risk.

But it was.

I might be scared now, but I wasn’t going to let that deter me from my purpose. Finn would get me back on my feet and I’d be more careful, because I wasn’t stopping. The consequences of not making that monthly payment were unthinkable. So I stood in the cold marble entry foyer beside my suitcases, hands clutched together at my waist, staring at the door, giving myself the only comfort I could—remembering Finn’s warm, slightly-rough voice.

Go and pack, Jill. I’ll text you when the locksmith is on the way. Ring a taxi when he gets there. With luck, you’ll get out quickly and I’ll see you at the airport.

Finn was flying in to help me. We’d work this out together, although, I’d probably be an emotional basket-case when it was over and we parted again. Funny how ditching Doug after ten boring years had been easy in comparison. But then trouble had caught up with me and I’d been desperate for cash.
My brief shining window into normality had slammed shut, and then a single conversation was all it took to turn my whole life into a sex tape…

Buy Link: Amazon

sorm-about-the-author

Louise Cusack lives in Australia, in a tiny fishing village on the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. She’s a long-time vegetarian and caffeine addict with an obsession for finding the tiniest shred of romance in any story (and wallowing in it) alongside an unholy ddiction to any franchise that begins with the word Star (Wars/Trek/Gate – you get the idea). There’s something about a man in uniform… in space.

Her own novels are about curious women who get themselves into unlikely situations – whether that’s an everyday woman from our world falling through a portal into a sepia kingdom, an amorous mermaid who gets herself stranded on dry land, or more recently, a perfectly ordinary house-sitter who finds herself husband sitting instead! You’ll have to read her recent release ‘Husband Sit’ to find out why…

Louise doesn’t care what genre she writes in so long as the characters are endearingly real, the heroes are scorching hot and the sex is good!

Author Links: Site      Facebook      Twitter

 

Divider