New Release: Trois by Brooklyn Knight

Trois is the exciting conclusion to Brooklyn Knight’s The French Connection series; A BWWM, Multicultural & Interracial Romance. It is currently on sale now in eBook and paperback format.


ABOUT THE BOOK

He has three days to save her…

Dylan Hamilton has waited two years for this day to arrive; the day when Laila Renaud will become his wife. But the morning after his nuptials, he awakens, drugged and confused, only to discover that she has been snatched from his bed. And according to the man who has taken her, he has a limited amount of time to get her back. The clock is ticking… When Stefan Miller finds three Italian gangsters sitting in his suite the morning after Dylan’s wedding, it’s confirmation that his worst fears have come true. His brother’s antics have finally caught up with him and everyone else, including his love-interest, Sasha, who has been held ransom. Now with the clock counting down, he and Dylan must come up with a plan to save the women from impending doom.

Theoretically, it’s a simple operation: Get Stefan’s brother! Engage Dylan’s mob-boss of a mother! Save the girls!

But the rescue effort doesn’t go as smoothly as planned, especially when the puzzle pieces of Dylan’s traumatic past begin to connect. And especially when Stefan discovers that Sasha has fallen under the curious spell of her green-eyed kidnapper.

Series The French Connection, Book 3 of 3

Publication Date January 4, 2019

Publisher Independently Published

Print Length 260 pages

Genres BWWM Romance, Multicultural & Interracial Romance, Contemporary Romance

Add on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43313848-trois

EXCERPT

Dylan
 
A persistent pounding on the door ripped me out of sleep. I stirred, extra groggy from the fact that Laila had interrupted my slumber to talk about my parents and the announcement of her pregnancy. Her questions about my mother and father had angered me, but I’d hidden it from her, but when she’d told me she was carrying our baby, any negative emotions I’d been harboring fled.

Bang! Bang! Bang!

I reached over to the nightstand and gripped the clock, squinting. “It’s five-thirty,” I said to Laila. I reached over to pull her close, but when I realized the place in which she was laying was empty, my eyes popped open.

Bang! Bang!

“Lai…” I called into the darkness. My eyes shot to the en-suite bathroom, noticing the light bleeding from beneath the closed door.

Maybe she’d gotten up to use it. That was what happened to pregnant women. They peed more and they started throwing up. The sound of water running down the drain confirmed my suspicions.

The banging sounded again and I threw my legs over the edge of the bed, holding my head. That was when I realized the banging wasn’t only coming from the door. An aggressive thud was pounding against my brain, and I wondered what it could be from.

I looked at the empty glass on the night table and my brows drew. I turned to the door. “Who is it?” I shouted.

“Open the door, man!”

I stretched the tightness out of my limbs and made my way over, wondering what in the world would have Stefan so uptight and hammering my door down at such an ungodly hour.

“Lai,” I called again.

Still no answer.

I frowned, peeked through the peephole, and then stood back.

Stefan’s voice emitted from the other side of the barrier, and I couldn’t help but notice the alarmed edge in his tone.
I unlatched the door and ripped it open. Without hesitation, Stefan sprang inside, his eyes as wide as saucers.

“Stef, what the hell –”

“Where’s Laila?” He pushed past me and started searching the room as if he was looking for treasure.

I frowned, trying to understand what he was talking about, all the while, trying to ignore the throbbing in my head. “What do you mean, where’s Laila? She’s in the bathroom.”

Without saying anything, Stefan dashed for the bathroom and ripped at the door.

“What the hell are you doing?” I demanded rushing after him, I pulled him by the arm.

He ripped his arm away from me and glared at me. His eyes seeped with anger.

I grimaced. “What’s going on?” I demanded.

“Laila isn’t here,” he spat out.

My neck jerked forward. “Of course she is, she’s in the bathroom,” I reminded him. “She’s pregnant.”

Stefan rolled his eyes towards the ceiling and covered his face with his hands. “Jesus Christ…” he muttered.

“That’s not quite the response I was expecting,” I admitted trying to quell my frustration.

Stefan spun around and gripped me by the shoulders. “Dylan, Laila isn’t here,” he said again. Forcefully.

My body turned rigid. “What the hell do you mean –”

“Your boy, Anthony Moretti, the guy you told me not to worry about…”

He was talking, but I’d already ripped the bathroom door open, almost taking it off the hinges. I looked into the room, my eyes shifting frantically, searching for my wife who, true to Stefan’s word, was nowhere in sight. The only sign of movement was the water spilling from the gold faucet and disappearing down the drain.

My chest heaved and I stumbled until I had no choice but to lean over the basin. Water from the tap splashed onto me. Everything was spinning like it would in a funhouse, yet there was no doubt in my mind, I was in a house of goddamn horrors.

“Where’s my wife?” I gripped my temple before pulling myself away from the basin and storming through the Presidential Suite. I ransacked the place. I tore through every room, tossing the furniture like it was plastic. I marched out to the pool and scanned the area. With each examination, the fact that she was nowhere to be found pushed me further over the edge of sanity.

I screamed her name into the emptiness.

No answer.

Stefan paced the floors next to me. His hand was clasped over his mouth. His eyes were narrow with rage. “He took Sasha too,” he muttered.

I spun around to look at him. “Who took Sasha?”

Stefan turned his eyes on me. “Fucking Moretti.”

I looked at the carpet, trying to make sense of what he was saying. “How do you know this?”

“Because I woke up in the middle of the night to Moretti and his boys in my goddamn room, and that’s when he told me. Silas…”

“What the hell does he have to do with this? I swear to God, I’ll kill him!” I listened, my entire body shaking as Stefan revealed the things Moretti had told him. Then he handed me the man’s business card, his despicable name embossed and emboldened.

Three days.

Moretti was demanding that we came up with two million euros in three days.

An angry breath escaped my nose. “Fine,” I spat. “He wants it in three days, he’ll have it three hours.”

Stefan nodded, realizing that my transferring the funds into Moretti’s account was the only way to put a stop to what was happening.

I raced around the room, looking for my cell phone. After a few minutes, which felt like a few hours, I found it on the floor underneath shards of a vase I’d destroyed.
I instructed SIRI to call my accountant and waited, operating on threads of patience, for him to pick up.

It went to voicemail.

I cursed.

“What happened?” Stefan asked, dry-washing his hands.
I gripped my bottom lip between my teeth and didn’t respond. Instead, I called the number again, this time taking care to punch each digit in manually.

It rang six times before clicking over to voicemail. In a fit of rage, I pitched the phone across the room and took my sweaty hair into my hands.

“Fuck!” My voice almost made the Swarovski chandelier hanging above us to crash to the floor.

Stefan raked his hands through his afro and pulled out his own cell phone.

“Who are you calling?” I asked, shoving my hands on my hips.

“It sure as hell ain’t my investment banker,” he muttered. “The hell if I have two million goddamn euros sitting in an account.” He pressed the phone against his ear. “I’m calling my brother.”

“If you don’t have it, he sure as hell doesn’t,” I spat. My eyes burned and I rubbed them, trying to erase the sensation.
I needed to slow down.

I needed to calm down and think rationally.

Ma belle fille and Sasha had been abducted. I had no idea how it had happened or when. In fact, the more I thought about it, the more I realized I couldn’t remember much of what had transpired over the course of maybe three or four hours.

Stefan turned away from me and I listened for a second as he threw a slew of curse words into the cell phone receiver.
I pinched the bridge of my nose, trying to practice my solution-focused mantra, the one I used every day at my firm.

“I need to call Moretti,” I mumbled to myself. My cell phone, now shattered on the ground, would be of no use. I rushed to the landline on Laila’s side of the bed and tried to ignore my heart, crushing inside of my chest. I held the business card Stefan and given me and tried to steady my shaking hands as

I dialed the numbers.

Within seconds, Moretti answered.

I dropped onto the bed and pressed the phone hard against my ear. “Tell me this is a fucking joke!” I shouted into the phone.

“Dylan Hamilton.” The sound of his vocals made me want to spit.

“Where is my goddamn wife?” He’d barely finished his greeting before I was barking the demand. “I swear to God, I’m two seconds away from alerting INTERPOL. They’ll have you apprehended and your ass will be in jail quicker than you can fucking blink!”

“A few things,” Moretti responded casually. “INTERPOL is not a threat to me. Yes, I have been barred from various jurisdictions, but that does not inhibit my movements. Surely, you are aware of this. Secondly, if I were you, I would think long and hard about alerting anybody about anything. Your precious wife and her friend would be dead before the authorities ever caught up with me and my men. And thirdly…” he sighed. “You should practice being less emotional. You are a savvy business tycoon who cuts million-dollar deals by the hour. You, of all people should know that emotion has no place when it comes to business. Let us talk like the adults that we are.”

I gritted my teeth and tried to settle myself as best I could. In some ways he was right. My only concern was getting my wife and Sasha back. If that meant playing Moretti’s sick game, I should at least hear the rules.


Grab your copy of Trois today!


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ABOUT BROOKLYN KNIGHT

Brooklyn Knight is a romance enthusiast who lives in the island of Bermuda and has been writing stories since she was a little girl. Over the years, her gift for designing and bringing characters to life has evolved, and she enjoys creating vivid, memorable characters and unforgettable situations. Her characters are thought-provoking and evocative; and they will draw emotion out of you like water from a well.

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FAA 2018: More to discover and a few answers from M.W. Brown

It’s Day 5 of Foster an Author 2018! Yesterday we delved into M.W. Brown‘s Portraits in Flesh with many deliciously creepy teasers. For our last day of Foster an Author 2018, I thought we could have a look at more of her work. 

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Did you know that M.W. Brown also writes flash fiction?

Head over to her website and check out her Bite-sized Reads. These 100-word stories will give you a taste of her writing  style if you still haven’t taken the plunge and purchased Portraits in Flesh. 🙂

Did you know she’s multi-genre?

Not only does she write horror/psychological thrillers, she’s also written science fiction and romance-crime fiction.

The Collapsar Directive: A Science Fiction Anthology

Published by Zombie Pirate Publishing Aug 2017

Genre: Science Fiction

Screenshot 2018-10-26 at 09.00.55Twenty short stories from authors around the galaxy. A brutal dictator takes control of a broken and dying Earth. The last humans alive flee their dying galaxy travelling faster than the speed of light; their journey will last a thousand years. Humanity’s newest super drug is being created in the most unscrupulous way imaginable. Rich neonobles take their hunting  game deep into the slums in search of a more interesting prey: the poor. These are just some of the amazing stories in THE COLLAPSAR DIRECTIVE a science fiction anthology including stories from Mel Newmin, Ryan Benson, M W Brown, Perry McDaid, Alan Seeger, Isabella Fox, Steph Minns, Karin Hartmann, and many more.. 

Includes Run by M W Brown

He opens his eyes to a dark, silent world. No memories, no clothes, just a large scar on his chest and the number 15 glowing ominously at the edge of his vision, darting about like an irritating eye floater. Trapped in a glass cylinder, he must find a way to escape, find some light, and then someone to ask what the hell is going on. His name would be a good place to start. Then the number changes to 14. What does it mean? Is it a countdown? If so, a countdown to what? 

Relationship Add Vice: A Thrilling Mashup of Romance and Crime

Published by Zombie Pirate Publishing Dec 2017

Genre: Romance/Thriller

Screenshot 2018-10-26 at 09.06.54Relationships are at the very core of who we are as human beings. They can pull us together, or tear us apart. Love lifts us up, and just as quickly drives us to madness, despair, and even into the murky depths of the criminal underworld. RELATIONSHIP ADD VICE is a thrilling blend of Crime and Romance, featuring more than twenty authors from around the world, twisted tales of life, lust, and lawlessness.

 Includes The Good Guys by M W Brown

Since they were children, Charlie has loved Lucy. She is quirky, smart and possesses an uncanny knack for finding things buried in the ground. It makes her one hell of an archaeologist.

On a dig in England, Lucy makes a startling discovery and the bad guys come calling. Now Charlie has to protect Lucy, escape the bad guys and survive the evil lurking beneath their feet.

PHUKET TATTOO: Crazy Tales of Far Away Places

Published by Zombie Pirate Publishing – Aug 2018

Genre: Multi Genre

Screenshot 2018-10-26 at 09.18.47Are you ready for a wild ride around the world without ever leaving your home? Here is your ticket to all the fun and adventure you can handle, and more besides. Exotic locations and thrilling action combine in PHUKET TATTOO: Crazy Tales of Far Away Places. People smugglers in Vietnam, sinister plastic surgery resorts, drinking in Serbia with Uncle Vlado, and many more stories of travel, mayhem, and broken bedframes. Features 20 stories from authors all around the world.

 Includes Everlasting Marks by M W Brown

Sometimes the stories told to tourists are more than just clever marketing. Sometimes a dark truth is woven into their enticing lies
Sometimes a few drops of blood and an old woman with a tattoo gun can change a life forever.

And now a few reader questions answered…

From Felicia Steele: What got you inspired to become a writer?

I used to enjoy writing stories at school but never even considered writing as a career. About five years ago, I had a ‘what if?’ moment after my daughter had been playing with our sat nav and thought it would make a great story. The idea wouldn’t leave me and continued to grow in my head.  Then, after I read one of Stephen King’s fantastic books and followed it with a book that was selling in the millions but I thought was written terribly, I decided to give it a go  myself.

From Zoe O’Farrell: What is your Kryptonite?

Screenshot 2018-10-26 at 08.52.58In terms of writing, researching on the internet is my Kryptonite. I can start off looking for jobs that kept men at home during the WW2 and find myself, two hours later, looking at videos of ghosts caught on camera or funny cats and I’ve not written a word!

From Terry: My question…would you like another cousin hehe

I don’t know if I could handle another cousin like her – she is wonderfully unique! But I’m always open to suggestions. 😉

I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know M.W. Brown as much as I have. Make sure you continue to follow her writing career.

Here’s where you’ll find her:

M.W. Brown on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B0793MW5K8

Follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MWBrownWriter/

Her website: www.mwbrown.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter: @AuthorMWBrown

Join her Facebook Group/Street Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/allthemadmen/

M.W. Brown onInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/author_mwbrown/

On BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/m-w-brown

On Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17714719.M_W_Brown

On MeWe – https://mewe.com/profile/5adf8ae3569fc0167c47aaba

…and on Book link: https://www.books2read.com/u/bOAJZN

 

And don’t forget to come back later today to find out who is the winner of the giveaway! There’s still a little time to enter — just post a comment to this post! A winner will be chosen today at 6PM EST. 

FAA 2018: Delve deeper into Portraits in Flesh by M.W. Brown

Happy Thursday, everyone, and welcome to Day 4 of Foster an Author 2018! Today I’m sharing with you some teasers from M.W. Brown‘s Portraits in Flesh. Don’t forget to leave a comment to be a part of the giveaway–hurry! Tomorrow’s the last day to enter! 🙂 

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Intrigued? Get your copy now

Amazon: mybook.to/PortraitsofFleashCI

Other retailers: https://www.books2read.com/u/bOAJZN 

FAA 2018: The Scarsi Family Series by Dee Garcia

It’s Part Two of Day 3 of Foster an Author 2018 and now let’s take a look at the other series Dee Garcia writes — the Scarsi Family Series. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back and let’s find out about this series. 

The Scarsi Family Series

The Scarsi Family Series is a dark romance/erotic suspense revolving around decadently lethal Eden Scarsi and her family. A trained assassin from early on in her youth, Eden has taken out mark after mark without issue…until Xander Royce.

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Falling for him was never the plan.
I knew better.

But the heart wants what it wants.
Loyalties will crumble…

Secrets will come to light…
One destined to fall forever.

The clock is ticking and as Daddy always says…

Time is of the essence.
Will love prevail?

Note from the author: X-394 contains strong language, sexually explicit scenes, detailed displays of graphic violence, and some scenes that may cause triggers. This book is intended for mature audiences only.

X-394 is available exclusively on Amazon for Kindle and in paperback. Get your copy today!

US: http://amzn.to/2tstyNV
UK: http://amzn.to/2t4evXV
CA: http://amzn.to/2tp3C4Z
AU: http://amzn.to/2tsITyf

 

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Book Two: Dead or Alive – Part One

I betrayed my blood.

Without qualms. Without falter. All in the name of love.

A war erupted upon our departure, rising perilous times as we trekked around the globe to stay alive. But one can only run so long, and with such precious things at risk, we were doomed from the very start.

Through newfound fear and paranoia, my dark passenger emerges, her intent solely to remind me I can’t escape her harrowing clutches, no matter how hard I may try. She will supersede me eventually, and when the time comes, blood will surely be shed.

Were we foolish to believe we could pull this off all along or will love find a way to see us through this hellish storm?

Note from the Author: Dead or Alive – Part One is the second installment in The Scarsi Family Series. It is not a standalone and should be read after X-394. Due to profane language, sexually explicit situations, displays of graphic violence, and some scenes that may cause distress or emotional triggers, this book is intended for mature audiences only…

Amazon US

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Amazon UK

Amazon AU

Coming Soon

 

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Love cannot be forbidden, or so they say, and maybe, just maybe they’re right.

The tables have turned in our favour; forcing us apart is no longer an option whether they approve or not. But with this silver lining comes great responsibility, and I fear only one of is suitable to carry out the next chapter of our lives.

Uncertainty. Guilt. Self-loathing. My dark passenger is louder than ever before, catapulting me into a downward spiral that could cost me everything.

Now we find ourselves back at square one. Loyalties continue to crumble, secrets surface from the grave. A battle of wills, morality and family will be our saving grace.

For there is new life in the shadow of death

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

Happy reading!

FAA 2018: Spotlight on I am Lioness by Dee Garcia

Happy Tuesday, peeps, and welcome to the second day of Foster an Author 2018. I’d planned on sharing Dee Garcia‘s Five Favourites, but she’s still working on the answers. Instead, let’s showcase the first book in the Bloodshed Duet series, I Am Lioness. There’s also a chance to win a copy of this title. Scroll down and you’ll see. Enjoy! 🙂 

Spotlight on Dee Garcia’s I Am Lioness

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With pain comes strength.
My name is Hazel Perry.
You, however, can call me Lioness.

I live and breathe MMA -24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

That ring is mine. I’m the Queen.
Fierce, untouchable, and undefeated.

I’ve been asked how I willingly subject myself to such an intense, brutal career.

My answer… Because it feels good.

The rush, the high, how all other pain in your life numbs away into nothing. It’s made me stronger. Every single stitch of pain I’ve experienced -both physically and emotionally- has made me stronger.

I’ve learned to protect myself. I don’t trust easily and I never allow others to get too close.

Until Knox Carr.

He turned my world right side up and showed me how to feel again. How to live again.

How to love again.

Through the bouts of separation and trials along the way, will we make it out alive?

Interested in reading I Am Lioness? Get your copy today — it’s available for Kindle and in paperback.

US: http://amzn.to/2dBD2zp
UK: http://amzn.to/2dg09gU
AU: http://amzn.to/2djucDk
CA: http://amzn.to/2dFJu4D

Add I Am Lioness to your Goodreads TBR.

GIVEAWAY: Want to win a copy of I Am Lioness? Post a question for Dee in the comments. A winner will be chosen randomly on Friday, 26 October. Good luck!

Five Favourite Things with M.W. Brown

Welcome to Day 2 of Foster an Author 2018! Today I asked M.W. Brown to join me for a round of Five Favourites. Let’s sit back, relax and get to know more about our featured author! 

Giveaway alert: Want to win a copy of M.W. Browns debut novel, Portraits in Flesh? Post a question for her in the comments for a chance to win! On Friday, 26 October, I’ll choose a winner. Good luck!

Favourite place to write

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The perfect view for writing.

My husband and I run our own business, so life is pretty hectic and I write whenever and wherever I can squeeze half an hour to myself. I always have a notepad in my bag.

This year on holiday our apartment had a beautiful balcony overlooking the sea and I loved writing there when the day was cooling down. The view was very inspiring.

Favourite muse

I have two muses—David Bowie and my cousin. If I need an idea, I tell my cousin the general theme or problem and all she has to say is one word and it sends me down a path I may not have thought of before. When writing I like to listen to music and, because of David Bowie’s diverse catalogue, I can usually find a song or album that fits in with the mood of my chapter/story/character and use that to help fine tune the mood.

Favourite way to celebrate writing “the end”

I don’t really have a way to celebrate but as soon as I’ve finished a piece, I send it off to my cousin to read and eagerly wait for her feedback.

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The mysterious M.W. Brown 🙂

Favourite time of day to write

I usually end up writing late at night because of my busy schedule. There are fewer distractions and I don’t feel like I’m missing out on family time. I’ve written to the early hours of the morning on occasion.

Favourite way to relax

Reading a good book in a deep, hot, bubble bath.

Thanks to M.W. Brown for doing a round of Five Favourites with me. Don’t forget to post a question for her in the comments for a chance to win Portraits in Flesh! And make sure you stop by her website and get to know even more about the enigmatic author.  🙂

Happy reading!

 

Get to Know M.W. Brown and Dee Garcia for Foster an Author 2018

It’s Foster an Author 2018 and this year I am hosting M.W. Brown and Dee Garcia! All week I’ll be posting tidbits about them and helping you get to know their work.

So who’s M.K. Brown? 

M. W. Brown likes to sneak away from the UK and travel to planet Bowie to write horror, supernatural thrillers, and anything dark that pops into the imagination en route. Ziggy, Aladdin, and the Thin White Duke supply copious amounts of coffee while keeping the mood suitably twisted and, when not working, can be found people-watching and searching for the elusive “normal person” to study and dissect. Portraits in Flesh, a psychological thriller with a paranormal twist, was published early 2018 and several short stories have been published in a variety of anthologies.

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And who is Dee Garcia?

Dee Garcia is a voracious fan of romance novels and a long time lover of the written word. Her mission is to craft unique, compelling stories that will give her readers a place to briefly escape the trials and tribulations of everyday reality. With headstrong heroine’s who don’t need a man to stand on their own two feet, Dee hopes to leave her mark in the Indie world, one plot twist at a time.

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Giveaway alert: Interested in getting to know both authors a little better? I’ll be giving away two ebook copies of both authors’ work! All you have to do is post a comment and let me know who is your favourite celebrity obsession. I’ll choose two winners on Friday, 26 October. 🙂

 

 

Cover Reveal: BeYOUtiful by Martha Cothron

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BeYOUtiful by Martha Cothron – out February 28, 2018

Isn’t this cover inspiring and beautiful?

BeYOUtiful:

So many times, we hide from ourselves. We believe that the world won’t love us for who we are. We have been taught to be ashamed of our scares.

When was the last time you looked in the mirror and saw yourself as who you truly are? BeYOUtiful!

Martha Cothron is sharing with the world some of her most loved photographs that were taken during her many modeling adventures around the world. Also, included are inspiring short stories strength, quotes of self-love, poetry and other soul-searching words that will heal and guide you through this crazy thing we call life. #BeYOUtiful #MarthaCothron #LoveYourSelf #CoverReveal #ComingSoon

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Cover Model: Martha Boss

Photographer: Melissa McAnuff of Melissa Lynn Photography

Cover Designer: Kennedy Kelly of Cover Crush Designs

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Coming soon: Earned by the Billionaire 2 by Shani Greene-Dowdell

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Title: Earned by the Billionaire 2

Author: Shani Greene-Dowdell

Genre: IR Romance

Publication Date: 2 March 2018

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

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SYNOPSIS

Pamelon Jackson
I had a full-blown love affair with Lyle Walker when I was in high school. It was just a puppy love that turned out to be one-sided with me being on the wrong side of the coin. Somewhere deep inside of me I felt he loved me. There was something in his eyes that told what he wasn’t ready to share with the world. None of that matters now. Our love is lost and cannot be earned again.

Lyle Walker
By ruining her, I became undone. When Nate asked me why Pamelon was following me around senior year, I should have punched him in the jaw. It was a sad existence to love her and not have the nerve to show it because I was worried about what everyone would say, especially my parents. That was the boy Lyle Walker. Not the full-blooded man, ready to do whatever it takes to earn my woman back, including opening the vaults to my bank and my heart.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Shani Greene-Dowdell

Screen Shot 2018-02-12 at 10.31.08Shani Greene-Dowdell is a wife, mother of three, grandmother to two awesome tots, and has worked 18 years as a medical transcriptionist. Shani enjoys weaving words of romantic fiction and suspense and has written her way into a new reality as a full-time writer. It all started with a Black Expressions subscription back in 2004. Shani burst open the first shipment like it was Christmas Eve and soaked in the soulful and riveting stories of Kimberla Lawson, Eric Jerome Dickey, Carl Weber, Zane, Darrien Lee, and too many other greats to name. Inside of great storylines is where her zest for storytelling was born. She completed her first book, Keepin’ It Tight, and self-published it in 2007. To date, Shani has 20 books to her credit in Interracial Romance, Erotica, and Urban genres.

CONTACT

You can find Shani Greene-Dowdell at her website: www.shanigreenedowdell.com or email her anytime to chat books at shanibooks@gmail.com.

NEW RELEASE: Precious Love by Karen Ferry

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Title: “A Precious Love” (Believe #3.5)

Author: Karen Ferry

Series: The Believe Series, book #3.5

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Susan Garwood – Wicked Women Designs – http://www.authorsusanowensby.com/wickedwomendesigns.html

Release Date: 11th December, 2017

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BLURB

Trish Lawson never thought she’d meet a man willing to put up with her type of crazy, but Alex Darrow might end up surprising her.

Alex was never meant to become my lover. On top of being hot as sin, he is gentle, sweet, and honest – not the kind of fun I was looking for. But fate has other plans for us, entwining a thread around our souls and pulling us closer at every turn. Soon, I start to believe that we might have a future together.

That our love is precious.

In the end, fate decides to play the ultimate trick on us, and we are left bleeding and in torment.

The pain becomes too much to bear, and I attempt to sever the tie between us.

The only problem is that Alex won’t let me.

He turns my body into flames of lust while his lips speak of his love for me.

My heart still aches from the loss we share, but I don’t know if I can keep resisting him.

Author’s Note: previouly published as a short story to feature in The Love After Losing Anthology, but has now been expanded. Can be read as a standalone.

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EXCERPT

“You must spend a lot of time working out, I guess?”

He winks at me as he leans across the bed to give me a kiss.

“Yup. But I really don’t want to talk about that right now.”

I hum as his tongue traces my lips.

“Oh?” I sigh. “What do you want to talk about, then?”

Let’s not talk at all. Just keep kissing me.

His mouth leaves mine and he grabs my hips, lifts me up and puts me down on top of him. I wrap my arms around his neck, already a little turned on.

His arms rest lightly on my hips as his eyes wander over my naked body.

“I want,” he starts slowly, “you, Trish.”

I chuckle.

“You have me, babe.”

No sooner have the words left my mouth than he shakes his head.

“I don’t mean only for tonight. I want you for far longer than that.”

Frowning, I fiddle with the ends of his hair.

“You’re talking about having an exclusive relationship, aren’t you?” I whisper.

He nods, his eyes serious.

Sighing, I shrug.

“I’m not sure I can give you that, Alex. I don’t think I’m made for it, to be honest.”

“Explain.”

I wet my lips as I look away from him. He deserves an honest answer from me, but I wish he wouldn’t push for one already.

“Can’t we just continue seeing each other whenever we fancy?” I hedge.

He sighs, his jaw ticking.

“Look, I’m a simple man,” he grumbles. “I’m thirty-nine years old, Trish. I’m done with playing games. I want you more than I’ve wanted anyone else in my life, but I’m not going to be your fuck buddy.”

I wince at the harshness of his voice.

“Don’t cheapen us,” I whisper.

“I’m not the one doing it, Trish. You are. You’re belittling what we might be. What are you so afraid of?”

I shake my head and make a move to get off his lap, but his arms hold me in a tight grip.

“I don’t want to fight, Alex,” I seethe, “but it seems like you’re hell-bent on having one.”

He purses his lips.

“That’s not what I’m trying to do,” he sighs. “I’m just trying to tell you how I feel.”

“Well, stop, because it’s ruining my mood,” I huff and cross my arms.

“Stop being so scared,” he whispers.

“Stop telling me I’m scared.”

Our eyes lock, neither one of us willing to back down. Eventually, I roll my eyes, frustrated with the both of us.

“You’re so stubborn,” he grumbles.

“I’m Scottish, babe. It’s in my blood, so you’ll just have to deal with it.”

He grins, making my mouth pop open in shock.

“Fine. I’m willing to let it go this time, but don’t think you’ve won, angel.”

“Wait, what?”

“You heard me. I’m a strong-headed Scot myself. I’ll get my way in the end.”

“Excuse me?”

I sit up straighter and plant my fists on my hips. When Alex’s gaze sweeps down over my breasts, I clear my throat.

“Okay, you know what? I don’t want to fight, so let’s play some games instead.”

His arms squeeze me gently before he pulls me closer, and I shiver when I feel his cock twitch between my centre. It hardens further beneath me, and I smile triumphantly.

Crisis diverted.

“What kind of games?” he murmurs and blows on my nipple. I tremble and lean closer, rubbing myself on his cock.

“Are you opposed to handcuffs?” I whisper and let my arms fall to my sides.

His eyes snap up to mine. I wet my lips as I wait for his answer.

“Not if I get to put them on you.”

I smirk and bend my head to catch his earlobe between my lips.

“Perfect,” I breathe.

Close up portrait of a young couple kissing.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Karen Ferry is a thirty-something writer, wife to a quiet, laidback man, and mother to a gorgeous, stubborn, redheaded girl who keeps her parents on their toes.

Even though Karen is Danish, she has always felt more at ease writing stories in English, and she is a complete Anglophile and bookaholic. She loves Italian food and wine, travelling, and spending time with her family. When she is not writing, she reads – her favourite genres are New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotica and Romantic Suspense. She can never get enough of romance.

Or of too many book boyfriends, either.

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